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Thunder in the Valley

Thursday, June 22, 2023 (All day) to Sunday, June 25, 2023 (All day)

Johnstown's annual Thunder in the Valley® motorcycle rally is held the fourth weekend in June, centered in downtown Johnstown and the surrounding Johnstown area. Located about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, Johnstown is accessible from State Routes 219, 56, 403, 22, and 271. Johnstown offers numerous hotels and lodging options, which fill up quickly due to the large number of Thunder in the Valley® out-of-town guests. Call ahead to make your reservation so you don’t miss this event! Hotel information can be located on the “Stay” page of this website. *Please note: Although hotels appear sold out online, they likely are not. Please call the hotel on the telephone to make your reservations.

The official program book and visitors guides are available at the welcome tent located in the Suppes Ford Biker Mall sponsored by EMAP. Vendors, live musical entertainment, and displays from motorcycle manufacturers will be located in various downtown areas, including Central Park, Suppes Ford Biker Mall, Johns Street, and Peoples Natural Gas Park.

Headline Entertainment Ticket Presale Available HERE!


"Congratulations on 25 years of Thunder!!! We look forward to 25 more years!!"
-Your friends at Wessel & Company
"Congratulations on 25 years of Thunder! Be sure to celebrate with a 50 cent ride all weekend long!"
"Congratulations to Thunder on 25 years of success!"
-First National Bank
"Congratulations Thunder in the Valley for 25 years of bikes and fun, making a lifetime of memories! Here's to the next 25!"
-Heels n Wheels Entertainment
"Hunter Structural Integration wants to thank Thunder in the Valley for the dedication to continue this event in Johnstown. Any questions about structural integration check out"
-Hunter Structural Integration
"Congratulations on your well-deserved success! 25 years of supporting our community. Yay Thunder!"
-Cummings Trophies & Engraving
"Congratulations, Visit Johnstown, for bringing the Thunder to Johnstown for 25 years! We appreciate your dedication, hard work, and ETERNAL passion for our town!"
-Eternal Memorial Designs
"American Steel Plate Solutions is a Plate Sawing company doing business with Gautier Steel. We love johnstown and attend the rally every year!!"
-American Steel Plate Solutions
"Cheers to 25 years!"
-Advantage Auto Repair, Towing & Sales
"Congratulations to Thunder in the Valley for 25 years of a great event. Looking forward to the future events!"
- PA Faithful Defenders
"Lisa, Jayne, & Nicole, your efforts for 25 years have put Johnstown on the map with your hard work & dedication to Thunder & Johnstown."
-Johnstown Oldtimers Baseball Association
"Congratulations on 25 years! Keep the Thunder rolling!"
-Drew, Ang, Drew, Grace, & Michael
"Happy 25th anniversary Thunder in the Valley!" 
-Steele Vengeance, Johnstown Pennsylvania's 1st and only all female motorcycle riding club
"Congratulations to Thunder in the Valley for 25 years of great bands, good food, and lots of cool bikes! Cheers to 25 more!"

Contact Visit Johnstown toll-free at 1-800-237-8590 for more information.

25th anniversary logo designed by Dan Hockenberry

For vendor information, contact Nicole Waligora at [email protected] or call 800-237-8590

For entertainment booking/event advertising, sponsorship, contact Jayne Korenoski at [email protected] or call 800-237-8590

Downtown Johnstown
Johnstown, PA 15901
Contact Name/Organization: 
Visit Johnstown
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Cost of Event: 
$5 - $45