Thunder By The Bay 20th Anniversary - Sarasota, FL Comments


The 20th Annual "Thunder By The Bay" Motorcycle Festival continues to be one of the biggest premier events for the area kicking off the New Year. The Festival's new location at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds has provided Suncoast Charities for Children the ability to expand the event. 

It is a two-day Festival (February 17-18) and will continue to offer free admission and plenty for guests to enjoy.  This is the year where Rock Meets Country with an outstanding lineup of live music.  Guests can expect to sit under the "Big Top" tent and enjoy the music, great food, and plenty of vendors. New this year is the "Thunder Tap Room" which features craft beers, cigars, Jenga & Cornhole. There will also be a  "Bikes On Main" Block Party featuring a "Light Up The Night" Bike Show. Don't miss out on the "Old Iron" Bike Show Saturday, February 17th and a large display of fireworks in the evening! On Sunday there will be an 18 Class Bike Show as well as a "Miss Thunder By The Bay' Contest.  Festival VIP tickets are available for $100 each and may be purchased in advance through the Festival website.

Other events include a Sporting Clay Tournament at Knight's Trail Park on Friday, February 2,  as well as "Born To Be Wild" Kickoff Party at Michael's On East Ballroom that will be held on Thursday, February 15. This event will an open bar, food stations, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and live music from the U.S Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute). Limited tickets are available for $150 each and can be purchased through the Festival website. 

On Saturday, February 17th , a Car & Motorcycle "Ride for Riches" will take place at Rossiter's & Manatee River Harley-Davidson.

On Sunday, February 18th, a Finz Finds "Cruise for Cash" Charity Ride will take place at Sarasota Ford. Clients with special needs, who receive services from Suncoast Charities, will greet riders as they register from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Riders can register for $20 with $4,000 in cash prizes up for grabs!

Saturday, 17 February, 2018


Free Admission



Sarasota County Fairgrounds
3000 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34237
United States


Sarah Catell

Phone: 941-706-3685
Website: Click to Visit

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