Indian Motorcycle Day 2016 1

For 35 years, Indian Day was held in Springfield at the former Indian Motocycle Museum on Hendee Street. First held at that location in 1970, Indian Day provided an opportunity for Indian riders, collectors, and motorcycle enthusiasts to display their bikes, talk shop, swap parts, and compete for various awards. After a brief hiatus, Indian Day is once again an annual tradition in Springfield, held since 2010 on the grounds of the Springfield Museums where a collection of Indian motorcycles and memorabilia gifted by Esta K. Manthos is now displayed in the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.

8th Annual Indian Day: Sunday, July 23, 9 am-3 pm

Visit the city where it all began and celebrate an American classic!

Motorcycle Show & Rally
View a variety of classic and vintage motorcycles, browse vendor displays, a Dj spins classic rock tunes and more.

  • 9 am Welcome and Announcements
  • 10:30 am Esta Manthos Tribute
  • 11 am Van Buren Sisters Centennial Ride: Reflections by Bob Van Buren
  • 11 am-3 pm Concessions
  • 2 pm Awards Ceremony

Indian Motocycle Collection
View the collection in the air-conditioned Wood Museum of Springfield History, including the exhibit Crossing the Country to Cross Barriers: The Van Buren Sisters Ride into History.

  • 1 pm Guided tour of the collection with docent Bobby Girard

Presented in memory of Esta Manthos.

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Indian Motocycle Day is FREE with paid Museum admission

Motorcycle Show & History Museum Only
Adults: $10
Seniors (60+): $10
Students: $10
Youth 3–17: $5
Children Under 3: Free


Get Involved


Display your pre-1953 vintage Indian motorcycle! There is no charge to participate and owners of vintage Indians will receive a free general admission pass, plus an Indian Day button.


Showcase your products or organization at the show. The booth rental fee is just $50 and includes two free general admission passes to the Museums.