The 2017 Steel Horse Rally
Dates: 5/5/2017 - 5/6/2017
Times: Friday at 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday morning!
Venue: Historic Downtown Fort Smith
Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901

2017 Steel Horse Rally

The Steel Horse Rally is an annual charity motorcycle rally that is dedicated to raising funds for local charitable organizations and honoring all who serve, including: military, veterans, law enforcement, first responders.

Garrison Avenue Parking: Park your bike in the middle of one of America's widest main streets, Garrison Avenue, starting Friday afternoon between the blocks of 5th and 10th Streets. Bikes must be moved by 2 a.m. on May 6th.

The Steel Horse Rally Handle Bar: Opens Friday evening and all day Saturday (21+ ONLY). All proceeds from beverages purchased will go to the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity. Some of the best bartenders in town will make sure you have a good time, and you'll love the great live music at this one-of-a-kind bar. Have your photo made at the Handle Bar that will be decorated special music & motorcycle memorabilia.  

Vendor Village: Even larger than last year, with vendors from more than two dozen states, this year's Vendor Village will open on May 5th at 802 Garrison Avenue offering a wide variety of merchandise, food and beverages. Here you'll find products ranging from incredible leather goods to engraved jewelry, as well as tasty treats like loaded nachos, turkey legs and even cheesecake-on-a-stick! No admission required to enter Vendor Village; all ages welcome. 

Great Live Music & Entertainment: one of the things that The Steel Horse Rally is known for is great live music and entertainment. From legendary rock-n-roll bands (like Jackyl) and hot new country to red dirt acts and blues hall-of-famers, unforgettable jam sessions at The Steel Horse Rally have earned it a place as one of the premiere annual entertainment events in the region. The Steel Horse Rally features live music both Friday and Saturday featuring local, regional and national acts! More details coming soon.

The Birds of Prey Show: Back by popular demand from some of the youngest Steel Horse Rally goers, see incredible birds of prey like hawks, falcons and owls up close. Bring the kids and the whole family to see and learn about these amazing birds with almost supernatural abilities from the experts at the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center. Make a donation to the center, which helps rehabilitate birds and have your photo made with your favorite bird of prey. For more information CLICK HERE!

Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade: Saturday, May 5th (Time TBA), be a part of the this Steel Horse Rally tradition as we ride into downtown Fort Smith, AR! After lineup, we take a group photo and then it's kickstands up! Get ready to ride through downtown Fort Smith, past the General Darby Monument atop his vintage Harley, and then ride underneath the towering American flag projected proudly from a Fort Smith Fire Department truck. The parade ends on Garrison Avenue where you can park your motorcycle in the middle of one of the widest downtown streets in America! More details coming soon.

Public Guardians Poker Run: Plans are already underway for the 3rd Annual Public Guardians Poker Run. The route will showcase some of the best motorcycle roads in The Natural State. More details coming soon.

Fort Smith Firefighters Poker Run: This is an official Steel Horse Rally poker run and proceeds help several local charities. More details coming soon.

The Miss Steel Horse Rally Bikini Contest: Come see one of the fastest-growing bikini contests in the country! Crowd participation plays a big role in helping the judges determine who the next Miss Steel Horse Rally will be! Ladies, there is no entry fee; donations to the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity are always appreciated. Plus, the winner will receive cash and prizes and will represent the Steel Horse Rally for 2017. More details coming soon.

The Steel Horse Rally has something for everyone! Besides everything mentioned above, event-goers will also have the chance to participate in a number of contests, win some really great prizes, and attend tons of pop-up events that will be going on at local businesses, museums and attractions that serve to show you how much Fort Smith LOVES bikers, appreciates your support, and welcomes you to our historic city! 

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* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.