'Hot Harley Nights' to be bigger and better than ever

Published: Feb. 27, 2018 at 7:40 PM CST
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The 23rd annual Hot Harley Nights kicks off in July, and organizers said it will be bigger and better than ever.

This year's event includes an expanded casino run, a ride-of-death motorcycle stunt show, a free concert by "Sawyer Brown," plus a new location -- the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.

Hot Harley Nights will also be one of six stopping points in the United States on Harley Davidson's 115th anniversary flag run.

But above all, organizers hope to raise more money than ever for a great cause.

Hot Harley Nights is one of the largest fundraisers for Make-A-Wish South Dakota.

"Make-A-Wish and granting wishes for children with critical illnesses, it's all about bringing hope and fun to their days, so Hot Harley Nights is a real extension of that," Make-A-Wish South Dakota President and CEO Sue Salter said. "They get a chance to come out and see people supporting this cause in a very fun environment."

The event has helped raise nearly $3 million for the organization over the last 22 years.