Top 13 St. Patrick’s Day events for dealers
With St. Patrick’s Day weekend staring us square in the eyeballs, we thought it would be a perfect time to check in and see what dealerships have planned for their stores. Here’s a look at a baker’s dozen of the best we found…
St. Patrick’s Day Tent Event at Gateway Harley-Davidson in St. Louis.
11 am.-3 p.m. Saturday
Free hot dogs and drinks, demo rides, door prizes, 50 percent off obsolete MotorClothes apparel and a chance to with a $500 gift card.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Hitching Post in Fridley, Minn.
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday
Free food and drinks, door prizes and demo rides. Anyone wearing green gets 10 percent off select end-of-season merchandise. The dealership also has a pot of gold at its store all week, and each coin wins something.
St. Patrick’s Weekend Party at Biker Bob’s Harley-Davidson Motown in Taylor, Mich.
Saturday and Sunday
Win a 2013 Harley-Davidson Switchback. Scratch & Win 5-25 percent off aftermarket parts and officially licensed products. Chili dogs with shredded cheese, onions, mustard, ketchup and relish for lunch, with special green lemonade. A drawing for names will be held every 30 minutes for prizes.
St. Patrick’s Day event at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview, Mo.
10 am.-3p.m. Saturday
Customers can spin a wheel for a chance to win prizes. A free lunch will be served, and riders can get their patches sewn by Grace Specialties. St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts will also be sold.
Kegs & Eggs at Three Rivers Harley-Davidson in Glenshaw, Pa.
Green eggs and ham will be served, along with green adult beverages. Customers get to spin the wheel of fortune with each purchase.
Spring Open House & St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Gowanda Harley-Davidson in Gowanda, N.Y.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Vendors, including K100 Fuel Treatment, will offer product demonstrations. The dealership will also show riders how to use Harley-Davidson cleaning products. Clann Na Cara Irish dancers will perform at 1 p.m. Select items will be offered at 75 percent off, and all in-stock rain gear is 20 percent off throughout March.
St. Patty’s Day Party at Lake Erie Harley-Davidson in Avon, Ohio
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Ice cold “Irish Cheer” and corned beef and cabbage will be served. Live music by Colin Dussault’s Acoustic Side Project. Qualified customers who buy a bike before March 31 can delay their first payment until July.
Leprechaun Launch at House of Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Participants launch a toy leprechaun from the second level of the dealership on to the first for a chance at hitting the pot of gold. Green beer, corned beef, ham and cheese sandwiches, festive Irish music all day, Jumpstart stationary bike demos. An Erin Go Bargain scratch off was also mailed to customers.
St. Patty Day’s Indoor Bike Party at Big Sky Harley-Davidson in Great Falls, Mont.
1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Corned beef and cabbage, green beer, in-store poker run, hourly drawings, free demos. Customer who wear green and orange earn double reward points.
2nd Annual St. Patty’s Day Biker Bash at Route 66 Harley-Davidson in Tulsa, Okla.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
Live music by Another Alibi & Empire, beer, food and drinks, meet the 2013 Harley Angels, burnout contest, big wheel racing, hourly prizes, bike wash with the Harley Angels, Polar Bear Club winners announced.
Pot of Chrome at Barb’s Harley-Davidson in Mt. Ephraim, N.J.
All month long when qualified customers buy a new Harley-Davidson, they’re given a free pot of chrome accessories, or they chance choose a financing plan with zero money down, zero interest for 90 days and zero payments until the summer.
Skip’s Shamrockin Bash at Skip Fordyce Harley-Davidson in Riverside, Calif.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday
Food. Live entertainment. Demo rides. Save up to 75 percent off select casual outerwear, functional riding jackets, helmets and licensed shirts. Live music from the Brick Top Blaggers.
Bartels’ St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast
9–11 a.m. Sunday
Free pancakes at the dealership, then ride to L.A. Live for St. Patrick’s Day Festival from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Nokia Plaza L.A. Live, sponsored by the Southern California Harley-Davidson Dealers Association. Ride departs at 10 a.m. Free admission, free motorcycle parking on Chick Hearn Court in front of Staples Center. All-day Irish rock concerts. Irish food and beverage fair. Pre- and post-game festivities for L.A. Clippers at Staples Center for 12:30 p.m. game. Pre-game festivities for L.A. Lakers 6:30 p.m. game.
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