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May 16, 2017

Parker Jet Ski Poker Run 2017

 

The 4th Annual "Run Whatcha Brung" Jetski Poker Run returns to Parker AZ

Run Whatcha Brung stand up Jetski poker run

Our Lake Havasu community has a lot to offer its residents and visitors.  However, if you are interested in a quick day trip, Parker is less than an hour's drive to the south.  They have fun things to do there as well.  Spend some time gambling at the Bluewater Resort.  Putt around on the water.  Or, sign up for the Parker Jet Ski Poker Run taking place on June 3rd.

 

  • What: Parker Jet Ski Poker Run
  • Where: Pirate's Den Resort (7350 Riverside Dr) - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, June 3rd, 8am to 12pm
  • Contact: Pirate's Den Resort (928) 667-3102

 

Located below the Parker Dam from Lake Havasu, the Pirate's Den Resort hosts the Parker Jet Ski Poker Run on Saturday, June 3rd.  The run consists of five different stops.  At each stop, participants pick up one coin.  After collecting coins at the various stops, participants bring their coins back to the Pirate's Den.  These coins are then exchanged for five cards to create an official poker hand.  The best and worst hands win a prize.  Several raffles, including a 50/50 raffle, will be conducted throughout the event.

Run Whatcha Brung stand up Jetski poker run

 

All participants in the Parker Jet Ski Poker Run are welcome to come to the "meet and greet" party on June 2nd. The festivities begin at 5pm and will be held at the Pirate's Den.  Dine on the den's dinner special. Dance to music spun by a live DJ.  Try your luck in the raffles for fun prizes.

Run Whatcha Brung stand up Jetski poker run

Proceeds from the Parker Jet Ski Poker Run 2017 benefit The Norona Effect.  This amazing non-profit organization helps bring children's cancer treatment closer to rural families.  They also help fund research to find cures for various childhood cancers and offer counseling and mentoring programs for these children and their families.

 

Jet Ski Poker Run Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/377723479274992/

The Norona Effect website: http://thenoronaeffect.com/

 

 

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May 10, 2017

2017 Lake Havasu Tattoo Show

 

The 10th Annual Tattoo Show is back in Lake Havasu City!

Lake Havasu Tattoo Show 2017

Tattoos used to be taboo.  Now, everyone and their grandma has one.  In the tattoo world, you definitely get what you pay for and it takes a true artist to scroll artwork onto a living canvas.  Come meet some of these artistes at the Lake Havasu Tattoo Show.

 

  • What: 2017 Lake Havasu Tattoo Show
  • Where: Aquatic Center (100 Park Ave) - Maps & Directions
  • When: May 26th to 28th
  • Admission: $10 all weekend, FREE for kids under 12
  • Contact: Tyler Byrne, Mobscene Productions (928) 232-0145 or via email at info@havasutattooshow.com

Lake Havasu tattoo show 2017

 

The 2017 Lake Havasu Tattoo Show

Long gone are the days of shunning people with tattoos.  They've become even more personal than ever before. Whether you're looking for your first or your 31st tattoo, the Lake Havasu Tattoo Show makes a great place to find the right artist for you.

Lake Havasu tattoo show 2017

Some of the most talented tattoo artists from some of the best shops in the Southwest will be there.  The shops being represented at the show include Distinctive Body Art from San Clemente, CA, Ink Pagoda from Fontana, CA, Battleship Tattoo out of Sierra Vista, AZ, Salt Lake Tattoo, Sacred Art Tatto from Tucson and Bruce Joy with Solid Ground Tattoo in Oklahoma.

Lake Havasu tattoo show 2017

Do you have an awesome tattoo already that you'd love to show off?  Enter it in one of the Tattoo Contests being held throughout the weekend.  On each day of the Lake Havasu Tattoo Show, someone will be awarded for Tattoo of the Day in both color and black/gray.  Saturday features contests for Best Asian, Best Arm Sleeve, Best Large and Best Small Black/Gray, Best Large and Best Small Color, Best Traditional and Best Dot Work tattoos.  You won't want to miss the Tattooed Beauty Contest Friday night.  On Sunday, prizes will be handed out for Best Back, Best Leg Sleeve, Most Realistic, Best Portrait (color and black/gray), Best Movie/TV Character and Best Lettering. At the end of the day on Sunday, someone's tattoo will be crowned "Best of Show".

Lake Havasu tattoo show 2017

For more information about the 2017 Lake Havasu Tattoo Show, please contact Tyler Byrne with Mobscene Productions - (928) 232-0145 or via email at info@havasutattooshow.com 

If you've ever thought about getting a tattoo, this would be a great place to do it.  You'll have plenty of talented artists to choose from.  And, you get to see their work in person.  Have fun!

 

 

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May 2, 2017

Lake Havasu WON Striper Derby 2017

 

The Lake Havasu WON Striper Derby is back for the 35th Year!

Havasu WON Striper Derby 2017

So much emphasis is placed on what happens above the water in Lake Havasu.  Below the water offers dozens of other interesting opportunities for fun and adventure.  One adventure you may be interested in happens May 13th and 14th: the Havasu WON Striper Derby.  You don't have to be a pro.  If you like to fish, you're welcome to join!

 

  • What: Havasu WON Striper Derby 2017
  • Where: London Bridge Resort - Maps & Directions
  • When: May 13th to 14th, Begins at 5:30am
  • Admission: $175 per team Registration on the 12th at Anderson Toyota
  • Contact: Bill Eagon, Western Outdoor News (949) 366-0248 or via email: bille@wonews.com

 

Havasu WON Striper Derby 2017

Life above Lake Havasu buzzes with people finding entertainment in many different ways.  But did you know that there is a whole other eco-system located below the water's surface?  The Havasu WON Striper Derby is just one of more than 30 fishing tournaments going on in Lake Havasu throughout the year.  In addition to striper, fishermen find largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish as well as channel and flathead catfish.  It's almost as busy under the water as it is above it.

Havasu WON Striper Derby

London Bridge Resort hosts the Havasu WON Striper Derby.  Entry into the derby costs $175 per two man team.

For an additional $100, you can purchase the "all-in" option for your team.  With that, your team becomes eligible for the $40 per day Blind Bogey cash payouts and $20 Big Fish cash payout on both days of the event.  A High Roller Big Fish option also costs $100.  This money pools together for a cash payout awarded to the teams that catch the three biggest fish during the entire two day event.

 

 

Also up for grabs is a $23,000 16 Kalamath boat with a 40hp four-stroke motor.  It also includes a trailer.  Several other prizes will be handed out as well as trophies for the winners. 

The London Bridge Resort will act as the headquarters for the Havasu WON Striper Derby.  Sign up your team at Anderson Toyota from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, May 12th.  Please contact Bill Eagon with Western Outdoor News for more info.  He can answer all your questions.  Good luck!

 

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April 19, 2017

Desert Storm Poker Run Lake Havasu 2017

 

One of the biggest events in the boating industry comes to Lake Havasu City next month: The 19th Annual Desert Storm Poker Run.

Desert Storm Lake Havasu  2017

 

This event starts with a party and ends with a party.  Of course, there's a whole lot of fun out on the water in between. It's easy to see why Performance Boats Magazine named this as one of the Top Five Poker Runs in the US.

 

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Visit LakeRacer.com for all the Desert Storm updates!

 

The Desert Storm Poker Run begins with a street party along McCulloch Blvd on Thursday. (Maps and Direction)  All motorized traffic will be shut down between Capri Blvd and Acoma from 12pm to 9:30pm.  Come see the boats participating in the poker run up close.  They'll be displayed all along the boulevard for the party.

Desert Storm Lake Havasu 2017

 

Beginning at 10am on Friday, Desert Storm Poker Run show off their rides in the Parade of Power through Bridgewater Channel.  (Maps and Directions) Spectators line up all around the channel for a glimpse at these marine beauties.  Then, at 11am, the Desert Storm Poker Run begins.  The best seats in the house will be on your own boat.  Just make sure you find a spot off the main lake path and anchor down by 10:45am so you don't miss one thrilling moment. 

Desert Storm Lake Havasu 2017

 

Once you've seen your favorites off on their run, head over to Lake Havasu State Park Windsor 4 for Day 1 of the Power in the Park Festival.  From 10am to 5pm, visit the swap meet, see the car show or watch the Big O Burnout competition. Live entertainment and dozens of vendors keep the public occupied while the poker run takes place on the lake.

 

 

Saturday is the Desert Storm Shootout.  Starting at 9am, boats race a two mile course beginning at the Site Six Launch Ramp.  The winner of the Shootout gets to claim their status as the King of the Desert.  While the shootout takes place, Day 2 of the Power in the Park Festival continues.  More live entertainment, car shows, expos and vendors keep you from getting bored.

Desert Storm Lake Havasu 2017

 

The Party in the Park Festival as well as watching the Desert Storm Poker Run comes absolutely free of charge to the public.  However, if you want to be in the middle of all the action, you must pay.  Until April 24th, registration runs $450.  After that, you'll pay $500.  With your registration fee, you receive poker hands, T-shirts, admission to the registration party, an aerial boat photo, entry into prize drawings and seats at the awards banquet for two people.  The shootout costs an extra $100.  You can download a registration form by visiting: www.lakeracer.com/info/DS_2017_Registration_Forms.pdf.  Good luck and have fun!

 

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April 13, 2017

2017 Lake Havasu New Horizons Charity Bass Tournament

 

37th Annual New Horizons Charity Pro-Am Bass Tournament is Back in Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu New Horizons Charity Bass Tournament

Lake Havasu City is well known for its activities on the water.  Boating, jet skiing and swimming are just a few of the activities that make this a destination location.  But did you know that our lake also provides some of the best fishing around?  That's why fishing competitions like the 2017 Lake Havasu New Horizons Charity Bass Tournament take place here.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu 37th Annual New Horizons Charity Pro-Am Bass Tournament
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park, South Launch Ramp - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, April 22nd, First Light
  • Deadline to Enter: End of Business on Friday, April 21st
  • Admission: $225/team with $50 option
  • Contact: Deb Clark (928) 855-9392 or Sam Manning (928) 846-1052
  • Website & Registration: www.newhorizonsproam.com

 

The 2017 Lake Havasu New Horizons Charity Bass Tournament takes advantage of the amazing supply of bass that live in our lake.  If you love to fish, you're welcome to join.  Since this is a Pro-Am tourney, each team must have at least one amateur fisherman.  To be considered an "amateur", you cannot have entered any major fishing tournament as a Pro in any of the last five years.  While two Pros can't be on the same team, two amateurs are welcome to create their own team.

 

 

All competitors meet at Anderson Toyota (Map & Directions) for a pre-tourney meeting at 5pm on April 21st.  Dinner will be provided. Then, at first/safe light, teams take to the waters.  The first starting positions for the day have already been determined from an early draw done of entries received before March 1st.  Start times for all entries received after that date will fall in line based on when their entries were received.  Your assigned time will be given to you at the pre-tourney meeting.

New Horizons Charity Pro-Am Bass Tournament

The deadline to enter the 2017 Lake Havasu New Horizons Charity Bass Tournament is by end of business on April 21st.  No event day registration will be allowed.  Contact Deb Clark or Sam Manning at their respective numbers above to find out more about registering.  

Payouts include $500 for largemouth bass and $500 for smallmouth bass.  But, with more than $14,000 to be given away, you've got a good shot at a cash prize of some sort!

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Since its inception in 1980, this tournament has raised over $450,000 to help people living with disabilities in our fair city.  That couldn't have been possible without people like you participating.  So, good luck and sign up today! Registration: www.newhorizonsproam.com

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April 5, 2017

Jettribe Lake Havasu Watercross Open 2017

 

3rd Annual Gary Hart Memorial Jettribe IJSBA Watercross Open

3rd Annual Gary Hart Memorial IJSBA JETTRIBE Lake Havasu Open

As you are probably well aware, the 2017 Havasu Boat Show hits town this weekend.  It's a good time for a great deal on a new boat, Day Cruiser or personal watercraft if you're in the market.  One of the fun events taking place during the boat show is the Jettribe Lake Havasu Watercross Open.  Dozens of racers converge on our lake for two days of serious water-related competition.  And you can watch!

 

  • What: Jettribe IJSBA Lake Havasu Watercross Open
  • Where: Windsor 4 Beach, Lake Havasu State Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: April 8th - 9am to 6pm & April 9th - 9am to 5pm
  • Admission: $5/person, Kids 6 & under are FREE (included in boat show entry)

 

Come watch the racers compete in 16 different classes of personal watercraft at the Jettribe Lake Havasu Watercross Open.  Pro athletes race around the multi-turn, closed course race track on the water.  Practice begins at 9am on Saturday.  Qualifying happens from 10am to 1pm, with freestyle taking place at 1pm.  Finals for the day are scheduled from 1:45pm to 5pm.

On Sunday, the fun continues.  Practice takes place from 8:30am to 10am, with qualifying following directly after from 10am to 1pm.  Freestyle takes over from 1pm to 1:45pm.  Then, finals happen from 1:45pm until everyone is finished.  Awards will be handed out at 5pm on Sunday.

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Entry to watch the Jettribe Lake Havasu Watercross Open 2017 is included in the price of admission for the Havasu Boat Show.  Tickets run just $5 per person.  All kids ages six and under get in for FREE.

If you or your kids want to take a break from the action, walk around the boat show.  Don't forget to bring any life jackets that your family has outgrown on Saturday for the life jacket swap.  Supplies are limited.  So get there early.  Also, there's a chili contest on Saturday.  With so much to do, the only problem will be what do you do first?

 

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March 29, 2017

Lake Havasu Boat Show 2017

 

26th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show

Lake Havasu boat show 2017

Sunshine fills the skies over our Lake Havsau community more than 300 days a year.  That's a lot of time to play outside, even as an adult.  If you are in the market for a new water toy, you might want to visit the Lake Havasu Boat Show. They're sure to have something you're looking for...and probably a few things you didn't know you wanted.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Marine Association 26th Annual Boat Show
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park - Maps & Direction
  • When: April 7-9, 12pm to 6pm Fri, 9am to 6pm Sat, 9am to 3pm Sun
  • Admission: $5/person, FREE/kids ages 6 & under

 

For three glorious days, the Havasu Boat Show will be in town.  This is the largest show of its kind in both Arizona and Nevada offering a unique location right on the water.  More than 120 vendors will be on hand, waiting to show off the latest models of boats, jet skis, personal watercraft, safety gear and more.  Check out the pontoons, sport boats, fishing boats, wakeboards, runabouts and day cruisers.  If you've heard about it, you'll most likely find it here.  Talk to the vendors about setting up a test drive out on the water.

But, there's more to the Lake Havasu Boat Show than just watercraft. Bring your old personal flotation devices to the show on Saturday when Arizona Game & Fish hosts their annual life jacket swap.  Get rid of the old and grab a new one. Supplies are limited. Fill up on chili and salsa at the officially sanctioned ICS Chili Cookoff on Saturday too.

lake havasu boat show

Watch some of the fastest racers around compete in the IJSBA Jettribe Gary Hart Memorial PWC race on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for the 2017 Havasu Boat Show cost just $5 per person per day.  Kids ages six and under get in absolutely free of charge.  Parking is also free.  Feel free to bring your furry four-legged family members as well.  However, make sure they stay leashed while at the show.

 

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March 15, 2017

Havasu ATV SXS World Off Road Championships 2017

 

Rounds 4 & 5 ATV/SXS World Off Road Championships Come to Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu WORCS 2017

High speed racing hits our Havasu community again this weekend.  This time, it's fun on four wheels.  The Havasu ATV/SXS World Off Road Championships 2017 comes to Crazy Horse Campgrounds this weekend.  Prepare to be amazed.

 

  • What: Havasu ATV/SXS World Off Road Championships 2017
  • Where: Crazy Horse Campgrounds - Maps & Directions
  • When: March 17-19, 7am to 10pm Fri, 6am to 10pm Sat & Sun
  • Admission: Prices vary, Weekend Passes Available

Lake Havasu WORCS 2017

 

Havasu ATV/SXS World Off Road Championships 2017

The Havasu ATV/SXS World Off Road Championships 2017 includes younger and older participants.  Each age group races at either beginner or pro levels.  The pros offer a spectacular sight.  But you'll want to come out to encourage the beginners in their endeavors, too.

 

 

You watch riders practice from 8:45am to 1:15pm and again at 1:30pm to 5pm on Friday.  Actual racing won't take place until Saturday and Sunday.  First races don't start until 7:30am.  However, gates open at 6am.  That gives you an hour and a half to scout out the perfect vantage point to watch the action unfold.  For a complete schedule of the weekend's events, please visit the WORCS website here: https://worcsracing.com/round-4-5-atv-sxs-only-lake-havasu-city-az-march-10-12-2017/#weekendschedule.

 

 

Race Admission Prices

Prices for the Havasu ATV/SXS World Off Road Championships vary.  Adults can pay $10 per day or opt for a $20 weekend pass.  Likewise, kids ages 12 and under pay just $10 per day or $15 for the weekend pass.  Are you a senior (aged 65 or older) or a member of the military?  Bring your appropriate ID as proof and get in absolutely free of charge any time.

Parking costs $10 per vehicle inside the campgrounds.  You can park for free outside the gates.  However, no shuttle will be available to get you to and from your car.  So make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

This weekend's ATV/SXS World Off Road Championships races in Lake Havasu mark the last time WORCS will be in Havasu for the season.  From here, they go to Vegas, then Utah and finally end up in California.

 

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March 8, 2017

Big Boys Toys on Main in Lake Havasu 2017

 

Big Boys Toys on Main in Lake Havasu City

Big Boys Toys on Main lake havasu

Who says toys are only meant for kids?  Tonka trucks were only the beginning.  As we get older, our toys get bigger and better...and more expensive! Get ready to play this weekend at the Lake Havasu Big Boys Toys on Main.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Big Boys Toys on Main 2017
  • Where: Downtown Havasu - Maps and Directions
  • When: Saturday, March 11, 9am to 5pm
  • Admission: FREE

 

Lake Havasu Big Boys Toys on Main 2017

Lake Havasu City experiences more than 300 days of sunshine a year.  Even in the coldest part of winter, temperatures rarely (if ever) hit below the 40F mark.  That means you have more time to take advantage of the great outdoors.  Main Street (McCulloch Blvd) shuts down between Mulberry and Smoketree to all but foot traffic for this event.  Free parking can be found on both Mulberry and Smoketree.

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Whether on the lake or on the land, Havasu provides endless hours of entertainment.  You need the proper equipment to enjoy it.  That's why you should attend the Lake Havasu Big Boys Toys on Main this year.  Want a boat?  Interested in upgrading your current one?  Vendors showcase everything from simple fishing boats to Cabin Cruisers and speed boats.

 

 

Lake Havasu City is surrounded by thousands of acres of vacant BLM land.  You might want to visit the ATV, UTV and sandrail vendors at the Lake Havasu Big Boys Toys on Main.  Have you ever gone rock climbing...in your car?There's nothing like it.  Luckily, you'll find models of those for sale here as well.

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Laughlin is only an hour away by highway.  Vegas sits just 2 1/2 hours to the north of us.  Sometimes, a road trip is definitely in order.  Let the sun shine on your face and enjoy the wind in your hair on a nice Harley or fun hot rod. Now that the weather is starting to heat up, poker runs happen often.  Scout out a new ride for yourself and hit the open road.

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People come to Havasu to play.  The Lake Havasu Big Boys Toys on Main offers you the opportunity to make sure your toys are ready to handle the job.  Don't miss out on the special deals only offered for this one day.  They only come around once a year.

 

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Feb. 28, 2017

Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival 2017

 

Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival back in Lake Havasu for 15th Year!

Lake Havasu bluegrass music festival

Bluegrass began in the Appalachian mountains.  It's a mix of folk, country and jazz with a healthy dose of African-American, Irish, English and Scottish influences.  You know this twangy gem when you hear it.  You'll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the best this music has to offer at the Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Festival!

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park Lot 4 - Maps & Directions
  • When: March 3rd to 5th, 10am to 6:30pm Fri. & Sat., 10am to 5pm Sun.

Ticket Pricing

  • Gate open 8:30am daily
  • Friday & Sunday Tickets: $20 adults / $10 teens
  • Saturday Tickets: $25 adults / $10 teens
  • 3-Day Pass: $95 at the gate
  • Children 12 and under are free all days

 

Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival

Ten different bands perform live over the three day Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Festival 2017.  The Bluegrass Brothers, The Boxcars, The Kevin Prater Band and the US Navy Bluegrass Band County Current are only a few of the very talented musicians you'll have the good fortune of listening to.  And the music won't be restricted only to the stage.  Watch these guys jam offstage as well.  Bring your favorite musical instrument with you.  They just might invite you to sit in on a jam session and play with them.

 

 

While music is the main thing, it isn't the only thing.  Join a workshop.  Complete your own arts and crafts project. Let the kids roam free in the Kids Zone.  When you're hungry or thirsty, visit one of the food and/or beer vendors.

 

 

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Tickets for the Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Festival 2017 vary in price. Single-day passes for adults run $20 for Friday or Sunday and $25 for Saturday. A three-day pass costs $88-$90. Single-day teen passes run $10 each.  Kids ages 12 and under get in for FREE.

Lake Havasu Bluegrass Festival

Free parking will be made available via the access road next to the Knights of Columbus.  Make sure you bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfort.  No outside food allowed.  Have fun!

Performing Bands

Larry Stephenson Band

Bluegrass ETC

Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa

Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

The Bluegrass Brothers

The Boxcars

The Po’ Ramblin Boys

The Kevin Prater Band

Marty Warburton & Home Girls

The U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band County Current

 

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