SPECIAL EVENTS 2017
All events are subject to change without notice.
38 Special—Train Station
Sat., June 24, 10 PM at Train Station stage. Concert is free! Tickets previously purchased for the Premium Viewing Area may be exchanged for wristbands at the Train Station ID check the day of the concert and are different from the age verification wristbands. Sponsored by Cernic’s Cycle World. Tickets Available
Artists on the Lawn—Central Park, Peoples Natural Gas Park
Sat., June 24, 10 AM-4 PM. Live art will be demonstrated at several booths throughout Central Park and Peoples Natural Gas Park venues. Presented by Community Arts Center of Cambria County.
Beer Wine Spirits & Bikes “Thunder”Fest—FJP Conference Center
Sat., June 24 from 12 PM-7 PM at FJP Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St. Opportunity to Sample and Purchase Fine PA Craft Beers / Spirits / Wines / Ciders. Totally 80’s Band from 2 PM-6 PM. Register to win a 2017 Honda Recon. Tickets Available
Free Ride-In Bike Show—Peoples Natural Gas Park
Sat., June 24 12 PM-4 PM at Peoples Natural Gas Park. Bike Show is free to enter and free to win. Register the day of the event at the Cycle Source Booth. Trophies awarded in over 15 classes: Big Twin, Daily Rider, Antique, Antique Radical, Bagger, Chopper, Bobber, European Import, Asian Import, Best Paint, Panhead, Knucklehead, Shovelhead, FXR, Metric Cruiser, Trike, Best Of Show. All entries receive a free Cycle Source Magazine 20th Anniversary Patch.
Budweiser Clydesdales—Peoples Natural Gas Park
Thurs.-Sun., June 22-25 at Peoples Natural Gas Park. Sat., June 28 in Grand Thunder Parade
Rotary Duck Race—Hickory Street Bridge to Inclined Plane
Sun., June 25 at 1 PM. $5 each duck or $25 for a “six quack”. 1st prize: $2,000; 2nd prize: $1,000; 3rd prize: $500. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Richland Township.
Official Harley-Davidson Eyewear—Biker Mall, near demos
Thurs., June 22-Sun., June 25 near the Harley-Davidson demo display. Official Harley Davidson Eyewear representatives. Register to win: An official Harley Davidson Ladies Leather Cross Body Purse ($140 value). One pair of Harley Davidson Eyewear Prescription Sunglasses (approx. $300 value). Receive a second chance to win with purchase. Many other prizes throughout the weekend.
FLT. 93 RIDE—FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Ride to Flight 93 National Memorial—Stoystown, PA
Fri., June 23 & Sat., June 24. Registration begins each day at 11 AM, ride leaves at 1 PM. Guided ride begins and ends at Greenhouse Park.
God’s Dirt, Christian Rock—Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship
Sat., June 24 at 6 PM at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road., Johnstown.
Beaverdale Hillclimb—Route 869 to Beaverdale
Sun., June 25 : Gates open 8 AM; registration ends 9:45 AM; races begin 10 AM. Safety gear required. Only 25 minutes from downtown Johnstown. For info and directions: visit www.beaverdalehillclimb.com or call (814) 283-5405
JASMINE CAIN—FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Jasmine Cain, Rock—Peoples Natural Gas Park, Train Station
Fri., June 23 from 10 PM-12 AM at PNG Park, Sat., Jun 24 from 7 PM-9 PM at Train Station stage and Sun., June 25 at 1 PM at B&L Wine Cellars Bon Air
Josh Gallagher—Train Station
Fri., June 23, 10 PM at Train Station stage. Concert is free! Tickets previously purchased for the Premium Viewing Area may be exchanged for wristbands at the Train Station ID check the day of the concert and are different from the age verification wristbands. Sponsored by Sankertown VFW. Tickets Available
Manufacturers’ Display & Demo Rides—Biker Mall
Thurs.-Sat., June 22-24, 9 AM-5 PM; Sun., June 25, 9 AM-3 PM at Biker Mall. Harley-Davidson, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Ducati & Yamaha. Demo riders MUST have valid motorcycle license, long-sleeve shirt, helmet, long pants and closed-toe shoes.
PARADE—THURSDAY & SATURDAY
Hot Nights/Cool Lights Night Parade—Quaker Steak & Lube, Scalp Ave
Sponsored by Quaker Steak & Lube
Thurs., June 22: Preparty begins at Quaker Steak & Lube, Scalp Ave., Johnstown. Party begins at 5 PM. Parade leaves at 9:30 PM and proceeds into downtown Johnstown. All makes and models welcome, but bikes must have LED and after-market lights on board.
Grand Thunder Parade—Main St.
Sat., June 24: Lineup begins 11 AM at Commerce Center, Broad St. Parade begins at 12 PM at Point Stadium and proceeds down Main St. Features vintage and custom motorcycles. Everyone and all groups welcome!
The Stickers, Country—Peoples Natural Gas Park
Sat., June 24, 7 PM-9 PM at Peoples Natural Gas Park
Strawberry Festival—St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St.
Thurs., June 22, 11 AM-4 PM. Fri. & Sat., June 23-24, 11 AM-5 PM. Served in air conditioned parish hall or outside in courtyard. Strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes, ice cream. Coffee and tea also served. Live entertainment and jewelry sale.
ILLConduct—Johns Street near Point Stadium
Thurs., June 22-Sun., June 25. Harley-Davidson motorcycle stunt show. Thurs.-Sat., shows several times per day
The Thunderbolt Saloon—Peoples Natural Gas Park, Train Station, Biker Mall
Thunderbolt Saloon combines live music with great bikes, hot babes and cold beer. Featuring Budweiser and Rebel Yell Bourbon products. Thurs., June 22-Biker Mall Pub opens at 12 PM, Train Station & PNG Park Pubs open at 3 PM. Fri., June 23-All Pubs open at 12 PM. Sat., June 24- All Pubs open at 11 AM. Sun., June 25-All Pubs open at 12 PM. ID required, ID scanners in use. Wristbands sponsored by Attorney Russ Brown
Thurs., June 22 and Fri., June 23., 11 AM-12 AM; Sat., June 24, 10 AM-12 AM; Sun., June 25, 12 PM-5 PM at Biker Mall, Peoples Natural Gas Park and Train Station. Thurs. June 22 and Fri., June 23, 11 AM-10 PM; Sat., June 24, 10 AM-10 PM; Sun., June 25 12 PM-5 PM at Central Park. Complete list of vendors and locations at Welcome Tent.
WALL OF DEATH—THURSDAY-SUNDAY
American Motor Drome Co. presents Vintage Live Thrill Show—Biker Mall
Thurs., June 22-Sun., June 25. Several shows daily. Real American daredevils riding American machinery, Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles working for a living on a vertical board wall 14 feet off the floor.
WHEELS & WINGS—THURSDAY
Wheels and Wings Wing-Off, Car, Truck & Bike Show—Ebensburg
Thurs., June 22: Vehicle registration begins at 4:30 PM. Wing-Off from 5 PM-10 PM. Car, truck and bike show begins at 6 PM. Live music by Michael Christopher Band from 6 PM-9:30 PM. Additional food will also be available. For info., call (814) 472-8414.Sponsored by State Farm Insurance—Kim Springer, Agent.
Official Thunder Wine—B&L Wine Cellars, 900 Broad St.
Thurs., June 22, 1 PM-9 PM. Fri., June 23, 1 PM-10 PM. Sat., June 24, 12 PM-10 PM. Sun., June 25, 1 PM-6 PM at B&L Wine Cellars at 900 Broad St., near Grand Thunder Parade line-up. Featuring red Thunder wine and others.
Jasmine Cain—B&L Wine Cellars, 316 Shiloh Ave., Bon Air
Fri., June 23, 5 PM-10 PM. Sun., June 26. 12 PM-6 PM. Live music by Jasmine Cain at 1 PM
ABATE Official Thunder Welcome Party—Greenhouse ParkThurs., June 22: Gates open at 5 PM.160 South from 7 PM-10 PM. Fri., June 23: Gates open 11 AM with afternoon biker games; live music 6 PM-9 PM Rock Society; 9 PM-12 AM Diamond Star Halo. T-Shirt contest at 12 AM. Sat., June 24: Gates open 11 AM with live music 3 PM-6 PM Rust; 6 PM-9 PM Van Waylon; 9 PM-12 AM Octane. T-shirt contest at 12 AM.
Admission and motorcycle parking is free. Adult refreshments and entertainment, tattoo artist. Motorcycle tent camping only. No one under 21 admitted! ID required!
Zepka Harley-Davidson—960 Eisenhower Blvd.
Tues.-Sat., June 20-24: 9 AM-7:30 PM; Extended Store Hours Sun., June 25: 9 AM-2 PM. Numerous vendors Thurs.-Sun., including: Woodling Airbrush & Pinstriping, Ansley RV, B & L Wine Cellars, Smoke’Em Up BBQ, Gina’s Paparazzi Bling, Pink Zebra Candles & Scents, BUSHTEC Performance Sport Trailers & Bunkhouse Camper Trailers, Pro-Action Street Series Shocks, Fastlights LEDs, Johnstown Harley Owners Group, Royal Highway Patches Sewing & Leather. For more info, call (814) 262-7777
Zepka Harley-Davidson Pre-Owned Motorcycle Warehouse—850 Scalp Ave.
Tues.-Thurs., June 20-22, 10 AM – 7:30 PM; Fri., June 23, 10 AM-6 PM; Sat., June 24, 10 AM-5 PM. Don’t miss our classic and Antique Harley® display
RIDES AND RUNS
RIDES & RUNS—THURSDAY-SUNDAY
Flight 93 & Quecreek Mine Rides—leaves from Greenhouse Park
Fri., June 23 and Sat., June 24 registration begins at 11 AM and ride leaves Greenhouse Park at 1 PM. Sponsored by Cambria, Somerset, Westmoreland Counties ABATE
Cernic’s Annual Thunder Ride—132 Belmont St.
Fri., June 23 Kick off begins at 4:30 PM at 132 Belmont St. Ride leaves Cernic’s at 6 PM and ends at Greenhouse Park. First 50 registrants will receive a tee shirt for a $10 donation – All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Cambria County.
Covered Bridge Tour—130 Valley Pike, Masonic Temple
Fri., June 23 Ride leaves at 2 PM from Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike in Johnstown and returns approx.. 6 PM. $10 donation to benefit Bedford County Christmas for Kids operated by the Faithful Defenders from the Masonic Lodge in Bedford, PA
Carrolltown Community Benefit Ride—111 Roosevelt Blvd., rear parking lot
Sat., June 24. Registration 1-2 PM. Kickstands up at 2 PM. Scenic ride over Laurel Mountain and through the Conemaugh Gap. Ride time: approx. 2 hours. Distance: approx. 45 miles. Registration $10 rider/$5 passenger. Sponsored by Carrolltown American Legion Post 506 American Legion Riders.
Biker Mall Venue—Main & Union Sts.
Thurs., June 22 & Fri., June 23, 11 AM-12 AM; Sat., June 24, 10 AM-12 AM; Sun., June 25, 12 PM-5 PM. Features manufacturers, vendors, entertainment, American Motor Drome Wall of Death and Thunderbolt Saloon.
Thurs., June 22 & Fri., June 23, 11 AM-10 PM; Sat. June 24, 10 AM-10 PM; Sun., June 25, 12 PM-5 PM. Features live entertainment and vendors.
CHILDREN’S AREA—SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Children’s Area—Corner of Main & Walnut Sts.(Library parking lot)
Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center—301 Napoleon St.
Sat., June 24, 12 PM-7 PM. Beer Wine Spirits & Bikes “Thunder”Fest. Opportunity to sample and purchase fine PA craft beers, spirits, wines and ciders. Totally 80’s Band from 2 PM-6 PM. Register to win a 2017 Honda Recon.
Sponsored by Clickershows, LLC. & Sundance Vacations
Welcome Tent—Point Stadium
Thurs., June 22, 11 AM-9 PM. Fri., June 23, 10 AM-9 PM. Sat., June 24, 9 AM-9 PM; Sun., June 25, 11 AM-2:30 PM. Maps, directions, general information and lost & found.
Information Tent—Corner of Walnut & Main Sts.
Thurs., June 22, 11 AM-9 PM; Fri., June 23, 11 AM-9 PM & Sat., June 24, 10 AM-9 PM. Maps, general information.
Information Tent—Main St. inside Thunder MegaMall
Thurs., June 22 & Fri., June 23, 11 AM-9 PM; Sat., June 24, 10 AM-9 PM. Maps, directions, general information.
LOST & FOUND—THURSDAY-SUNDAY
Lost & Found—Welcome Tent, Point Stadium
Thurs., June 22, 11 AM-9 PM. Fri., June 23, 10 AM-9 PM. Sat., June 24, 9 AM-9 PM; Sun., June 25, 11 AM-2:30 PM. After June 25, call Johnstown CVB at 1-800-237-8590.
Thunder MegaMall—Main Street, across from Central Park
Features vendors, rally information and lost & found
Official Rally Merchandise—9 locations
Thurs., June 22 & Fri. June 23, 11 AM-12 AM; Sat., June 24, 10 AM-12 AM; Sun., June 25, 12 PM-5 PM. Located at the following areas:
- Central Park—2 locations
- Biker Mall—2 locations
- Train Station—1 location
- First National Bank Parking Lot—Corner of Main and Walnut Sts.
- Peoples National Gas Park
- Johns Street Bridge
- Thunder MegaMall–Superstore with customized merchandise
Free Motorcycle Parking—City of Johnstown Streets
Thurs., June 22 through Sun., June 25 motorcycles park free in the downtown Johnstown streets marked with “Motorcycles Only” meter bags. Additional automobile parking is available at several city garages for a fee. Sponsored by KB Food Service & Somerset Trust
Automobile Parking for Public—Downtown Johnstown
Thurs., June 22 through Sun., June 25 city garages will be open for public parking on Lincoln, Vine and Main Streets. $5 fee per day, unlimited in/out privileges.
PEOPLES NATURAL GAS PARK—THURSDAY-SUNDAY
Peoples Natural Gas Park Venue—Johns St.
Thurs., June 22-Fri., June 23, 11 AM-12 AM; Sat., June 24, 10 AM-12 AM; Sun., June 25, 12 PM-5 PM. Pub opens at 3 PM on Thurs., June 22. Featuring Thunderbolt Saloon, live entertainment and vendors.
CamTran Bus Service—throughout Cambria County
Thurs., June 22-Sun., June 25. $0.50 rides on all urban and rural fixed route buses all day.
Thunder Pubs—Peoples Natural Gas Park, Train Station & Biker Mall
Thurs., June 22-Biker Mall Pub opens at 12 PM, Train Station & PNG Park Pubs open at 3 PM. Fri., June 23-All Pubs open at 12 PM. Sat., June 24- All Pubs open at 11 AM. Sun., June 25-All Pubs open at 12 PM. Featuring Budweiser & Rebel Yell Bourbon products and Thunderbolt Saloon. ID required, ID scanners in use.
Train Station Venue
Thurs., June 22 and Fri. June 23, 11 AM-12 AM; Sat., June 24, 10 AM-12 AM; Sun., June 25, 12 PM-5 PM. Pub opens at 3 PM on Thurs., June 22. Features live entertainment, vendors and Thunderbolt Saloon.