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Rally revs up on Friday

A packed schedule of events is expected to draw thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts and curious onlookers to downtown Hollister throughout the weekend

The annual Hollister Independence Rally, which traces its roots to 1947, officially kicks off in downtown Hollister on Friday, July 1. Vendors have already been setting up this week and the roar of motorcycles has gotten a bit louder in town with each passing day.

Scheduled events begin Friday at 9 a.m., when vendors will be open for business. Here is the complete schedule, which can also be found at the official rally website here.

Friday, July 1

  • 8:00a – 9:00p VIP registration at The Vault, corner of San Benito & 5th
  • 9:00a – 9:00p Vendors open for business
  • 9:00a – 5:00p Harley-Davidson demo rides, corner of 6th & East
  • 9:00a – 6:00p Wild One Saloon in the Veteran’s Hall open for business
  • 9:00a – 5:00p Denvers Choppers Bike Competition at the Veteran’s Hall
  • 10:00a – 5:00p Mike Baker soloist at the Veteran’s Hall
  • 10:00a – 2:00p Lucky Tongue Band on the Harley-Davidson Main Stage at Coors Beer Garden next to The Vault, corner of 4th St. & San Benito
  • 11:00a – 3:00p Miss Behaved Band on the GEICO 6 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • 11:00a – 3:00p Mike Osborn Band on the Russ Brown Attorneys 7 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • 11:45a Straight Up Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 1:45p Monte Perlin’s Globe Of Death stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 2:45p Straight Up Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 3:00 – 5:00p Zepparella The All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse Tribute Band on the Harley-Davidson Main Stage next to The Vault
  • 3:45p Slow Bike Races on 7th St. West presented by Russ Brown Attorneys
  • 4:00 – 8:00p Lucky Tongue Band on the GEICO 6 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • 4:00 – 8:00p Moondance Band on the Russ Brown Attorneys 7 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • 4:45p Monte Perlin’s Globe Of Death stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 5:45 Straight Up Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 6:00 – 8:00p Journey Revisited Tribute Band on the Harley-Davidson Main Stage at Coors Beer Garden next to The Vault, corner of 4th St. & San Benito
  • 6:45p Slow Bike Races on 7th St. West presented by Russ Brown Attorneys
  • 8:00p Monte Perlin’s Globe Of Death stunt show, 7th St. West

Saturday, July 2

  • 7:30a – Noon All you can eat pancake breakfast at United Methodist Church, corner of 5 th & Monterey (inside)
  • 8:00a – 9:00p VIP registration at The Vault, corner of San Benito & 5th
  • 9:00a – 9:00p Vendors open for business
  • 9:00a – 5:00p Harley-Davidson factory demo rides, corner of 6th & East
  • 9:00a – 6:00p Wild One Saloon in the Veteran’s Hall open for business
  • 9:00a – 5:00p Corbin Bike Competition at the Veteran’s Hall
  • 10:00a – 5:00p Mike Baker soloist at the Veteran’s Hall
  • 10:00a – 2:00p Motley Cruella Band on the Harley-Davidson Main Stage at Coors Beer Garden next to The Vault, corner of 4th St. & San Benito
  • 11:00a – 3:00p Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Band on the GEICO 6 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • 11:00a – 3:00p Moondance Band on the Russ Brown Attorneys 7 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • 11:45a Straight Up Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 1:45p Monte Perlin’s Globe Of Death stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 2:45p Slow Bike Races on 7th St. West presented by Russ Brown Attorneys
  • 3:00 – 5:00p Caravanserai Santana Tribute Band on the Harley-Davidson Main Stage next to The Vault
  • 3:45p Straight Up Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle Stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 4:00 – 8:00p Lucky Tongue Band on the GEICO 6 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • 4:00 – 8:00p Mike Osborne Band on the Russ Brown Attorneys 7 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • 4:45p Monte Perlin’s Globe Of Death stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 5:45p Straight Up Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 6:00 – 8:00p Savannah Blue Southern Rock Band on the Harley-Davidson Main Stage at Coors Beer Garden next to The Vault, corner of 4th St. & San Benito
  • 6:45p Slow Bike Races on 7th St. West presented by Russ Brown Attorneys
  • 8:00p Monte Perlin’s Globe Of Death stunt show, 7th St. West

Sunday, July 3

  • 7:30a – noon All you can eat pancake breakfast at United Methodist Church, corner of 5 th & Monterey (inside)
  • 9:00a – 5:00p Vendors open for business
  • 9:00a – 5:00p Harley-Davidson factory demo rides, corner of 6th & East
  • 10:30a JC and US Ministry service at the 7th St. West stunt show globe
  • 11:00a Straight Up Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 11:45a Monte Perlin’s Globe Of Death stunt show, 7th St. West
  • Noon – 4:00p Lucky Tongue Band on the GEICO 6 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • Noon – 4:00p Jason King Soloist on the Russ Brown Attorneys 7 th St. Stage at Coors Beer Garden
  • Noon – 4:00p Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Band on the Harley-Davidson Main Stage next to The Vault inside the Coors Beer Garden
  • 12:45p Slow Bike Races on 7th St. West presented by Russ Brown Attorneys
  • 1:45 Straight Up Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle Stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 2:45p Monte Perlin’s Globe Of Death stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 3:45p Straight Up Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Stunt show, 7th St. West
  • 4:45p Monte Perlin’s Globe Of Death stunt show, 7th St. West

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