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Buffalo Chip Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Returns
Friday, August 05, 2022
Location: Buffalo Chip
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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip kicks off the 82nd Sturgis Rally the right way on Aug. 5 with a parade of motorcycles and UTVs, the Star-Spangled Banner, The Rally Roar, a Beer Wall Smash stunt, and entertainment from Quiet Riot and Judd Hoos. Other 2022 festival events announced include GUNFEST, Ultra4 Racing, Cool Hand Speedco Antique Hangout and the Sturgis Rally Wrap Party.

There’s no such thing as being fashionably late to the Sturgis Rally, so the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is blasting out of the gate right away with their Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party on Friday, Aug. 5. The event includes entertainment from legendary ‘80s metal quartet Quiet Riot and the Black Hills’ own rock ‘n’ rollers Judd Hoos. In addition, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is bringing in both new and returning events to the 2022 Best Party Anywhere®, including the inaugural GUNFEST presented by, Billy Lane’s Cool Hand Speedco Antique Hangout, Ultra4 Racing and the Why We Ride Sturgis Rally Wrap Party. See the full announcement at

“The Kickoff Party is when our year-long spark of anticipation finally touches the powder keg,” said Sturgis Buffalo Chip president Rod Woodruff. “This night sets the pace for the entire nine days of music, motorcycles, freedom and friends. We hope all our friends will come join the fun.”

On Aug. 5 the Sturgis Buffalo Chip will come alive, welcoming all to take part in kicking off the 82nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff events include:

Woody’s Motorcycle Industry Happy Hour at the Big Engine Bar (open to the public)
The Badgers and Biker Lifestyle Moto Meetup at the Big Engine Bar
Parade down Main Street to the Buffalo Chip Amphitheater
National Anthem
Beer Wall Smash featuring Daymon Woodruff and Joe Mielke
The Buffalo Chip Rally Roar
Live music from Quiet Riot and Judd Hoos