About Us

We are a Non-Profit Organization that is ran by all volunteers. We do this seasonal event for the you!! We work all year round to bring the best Entertainment, Sponsors, and Vendors to Thunder Nites. So, you can have the best experience possible.


Thunder Nites was formed in November 2011. Each event brings approx. 800 to 1000 motorcycles and thousands of people to  Newton, Iowa. Beginning in 2013 we are now holding 5 events per year. May through September, all on the 2nd Friday of each month from 6pm to 10pm. We began our event on the Newton Town Square until 2018 when we move to Newton DMACC. We became the 2nd biggest bike night in the Midwest. 


Our attendance has grown to the point that we needed more space. We gained more time for bands and vendors to be able to set up and be ready to entertain and serve everyone on opening hour. 

Our Mission

To bring the community and motorcycle riders together in one area in Newton, Iowa. When riders and visitors come to our event, they get an opportunity to travel around Newton to see what we as a community has to offer. Hoping riders and visitors will come back at another time to shop at our local businesses.