Some Harley-Davidson anniversary parties to be family-friendly, others not

CREATED Aug 19, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The flags are going up outside the south side's House of Harley ahead of a big party.  Organizers say bring the kids to their six-day event during the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration.

"Absolutely family friendly," said House of Harley's Kristin Wacker.  "Bring them down.  We have cotton candy.  We have all different kinds of activities."

House of Harley takes over a big stretch of Layton Avenue for a mega block party.

"We have live music," Wacker explained.  "We have hundreds of vendors.  We have four recognition days benefiting different charities."

You should probably book a babysitter if you head to the unashamedly adults-only party at Milwaukee Harley-Davidson on the northwest side.

"We're going to have a swim up bikini bar," said sales rep Geoff Sheldon.  "We're going to have a wet T-shirt contest.  We will have body-painted models walking around the premises the whole time as well."

80s hair band Great White is set to play a new stage at the dealership off Silver Spring.  The dealership plans to be open around the clock during the anniversary.

"You get to take off the suit and tie for some guys," said Sheldon.  "They get the bandanna and leather on and experience a little bit more of the wild side, the stuff they don't get to do Monday through Friday."

The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration officially runs August 29 through September 1.