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April 24, 2018

2018 Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament

 

Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament is Back in Lake Havasu

Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament 2018

A bad day of fishing is still better than any day inside an office. Who knew you could fish in the desert? It turns out that Lake Havasu is chock full of some great fish, including beautiful bass (largemouth, smallmouth and striped), catfish and bluegill. Cast your line in the Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament 2018 in May and you might catch more than just a fish. Cash prizes and bragging rights are at stake!

 

  • What: Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament 2018
  • Where: Windsor 4, Lake Havasu State Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, May 5th, 6 am to 3 pm
  • Admission: $270 per team
  • Contact: Colorado River Pro-Teams (928) 692-5086 or via email largemouth@frontier.com

 

Back in January, the Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament came to Lake Havasu City for their second round of four sessions in our city this season. Next month, they host their third in town. If you participated in their tournament in December or January, you need only join one more to be eligible for the official "fish off" in June.

Havasu fishing

Now, you don't have to be a member to be part of the competition. Your $270 fee grants you entry into the big fish contest. Enter the largest smallmouth challenge for $20 extra. Whoever catches the biggest smallmouth bass wins the entire pot for that portion of the competition.

Lake Havasu fishing tournament

The top four entries in the main Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament 2018 win a portion of the pot. So, the more people who enter, the bigger the pay out. Wondering how much that could be? If 20 boats enter, the top catch wins $1800. Not bad for a day's work on the lake, right?

Lake Havasu pro teams fishing

To register, contact Colorado River Pro-Teams at (928) 692-5086 or via email largemouth@frontier.com. All anglers are welcome, no matter their skill level. Good luck!

 

Colorado River Pro-Teams website: www.coloradoriverproteams.com

 

 

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April 12, 2018

2018 Legends of Route 66

 

4th Annual Lake Havasu Legends ot Route 66 Returns to Windsor 4

Legends of Route 66

Did you know that more than 39,000 homeless vets live on the street across the United States? More than half of them have a mental or physical disability. That's a shame, especially for a rich country like ours. Veterans United makes it their mission to find a home for every vet. They're hosting their 2018 Lake Havasu Legends of Route 66 next weekend.

The profits from this event will go towards helping homeless vets throughout Mohave County.

 

  • What: 2018 Lake Havasu Legends of Route 66
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, April 21st, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Admission: $10 per adult, Kids under 12 FREE (with paid adult admission)
  • Contact: Frankie Lyons, Veterans United (928) 302-9547 or via email bikerbabeslhc@gmail.com

 

There's so much to see and do at the Lake Havasu Legends of Route 66 event. Enjoy live music from several acts all day long. Visit the food court for something to snack on. Grab a beer in the beer garden. Then, scout a spot to watch the musicians. Set up your lawn chair (it's strictly BYOC: bring your own chair). Sit back and relax.

Lake Havasu Legends of Route 66

Now, you can't just sit down all day. That's not how we do things here in Havasu. When you need to stretch your legs, visit the vendors. Go see the car show. Take one of the tethered balloon rides (weather permitting). Try your hand at one of the games set up on-site. There's even a poker run scheduled. Buy a raffle ticket for your chance at one of dozens of prizes being given away all day long.

No outside food, drinks or ice chests will be allowed at the 2018 Lake Havasu Legends of Route 66 event. Remember: all profits benefit homeless vets in Mohave County. So, you're going to want to purchase these from the vendors there anyway. Bring cash. Some vendors might not accept cards. Help get our homeless vets off the streets and on their feet again. They've sacrificed so much for us. It's the least we can do for them.

 

Veteran's United website: www.vetsuniteaz.org

 

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April 4, 2018

2018 Desert Storm Poker Run

 

Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout is Back in Lake Havasu for 2018Desert Storm Lake Havasu 2018

 

Do you like boats? Is time on the water your idea of the perfect day? When you combine the two with a poker run and shootout, you've got a little piece of heaven called the Lake Havasu Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout 2018
  • Where: Lake Havasu Channel & Site 6 Docks, McCulloch Street Party - Maps
  • When: April 19th (Street Party) April 20th (Poker Run) & April 21st (Shootout)
  • Admission: FREE for spectators
  • Visit the official website for complete schedule of events: www.stormpokerruns.com

 

 

The 2018 Lake Havasu Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout kicks things off with a public street party along McCulloch Blvd in downtown Lake Havasu City at 1 pm on Thursday, April 19th. It's one of the biggest events of the entire year. Last year, over 10,000 people filled Main St to party it up. This is your chance to see the competitors' boats up close. They'll be lined up along the boulevard. Grab your Desert Storm Poker Run memorabilia while you're there, too. Live music and entertainment fill the streets. Several restaurants and bars offer specials for the evening as well. It's a great time that you're not going to want to miss!

 Desert Storm street party havasu

Competition begins after the parade through the Channel at 11 am. Then, participants race five separate stops around the lake. At each stop, they'll pick up a card. By the end of the competition, each racer turns in their five card hand. Best hand wins.

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Cheer them on at the start/finish line or one of several viewing areas along the way. For your best vantage points, bring your lawn chair and scout a spot at London Bridge Beach, anywhere along the Bridgewater Channel, Windsor 4, the English Village, Rotary Park or the Nautical Beachfront Resort.

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Stops along the route include Kicker Audio in Havasu Springs, Nordic Boats in Steam Boat Cove, the Havasu Riviera Marina, Queen Ann's Revenge at Havasupai, and Pirate Cove Resort in Chemehuevi. Cards must be turned in between 5 pm and 8 pm to be considered for the grand prize. Join the dock party and concert at Kokomo from 7 pm to 10 pm.

 Desert Storm Lake Havasu 2018

But the fun's not over when the Poker Run ends. The Shootout heats things up at 10 am on Saturday, April 21st. That's when the first competitors race their way through a two-mile course at Site 6, on the California side of the lake.

 desert storm poker run and shootout Havasu

Come see why Performance Boat Magazine named this one of the Top 5 Poker Runs in the US. Whether you watch from the sidelines or join the action yourself, it's a lot of fun!

 

Visit the official website for complete schedule of events: www.stormpokerruns.com

 

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March 28, 2018

2018 Lake Havasu Boat Show

 

The 27th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show is back at Lake Havasu State Park for 2018

Lake Havasu boat show 2018

We really only have two seasons in Lake Havasu City: winter and summer. And our winters are really more like fall. While the calendar may say "spring", we're already enjoying sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80's. So, it's time to start planning your summer on the lake right now. How should you do that? By attending the 2018 Lake Havasu Boat Show in April.

 

  • What: 2018 Lake Havasu Boat Show
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 - Maps & Directions
  • When: April 6th (12 pm to 6 pm), April 7th (9 am to 6 pm) & April 8th (9 am to 3 pm)
  • Admission: $8 per adult (cash only), FREE for kids ages 6 & under - Vendor Discount Coupon

 2018 lake havasu boat show

At the 2018 Lake Havasu Boat Show, more than 140 vendors will be in attendance waiting to answer all your lake and boating related questions. If you're in the market for a new boat, jet ski, Ski Doo, or other watercraft, most vendors offer test drives. In addition to runabouts, day cruisers, fishing boats, pontoons, kayaks, and the like, dozens of vendors sell safety equipment, new tech gadgets and more. Lake law requires everyone on board a watercraft to have access to an appropriately-sized life jacket. If you're children (or you) have outgrown last year's model, you might want to purchase some new ones. It's a great opportunity to see all the "new stuff"!

 

 

Want to save a little money on admission? Scan the White Sheet and the Today's News Herald every day for special discount coupons. These coupons will also be available at local restaurants and retail stores all the way up until boat show weekend. You can also use this vendor discount coupon. Bring cash with you because that's all they accept at the gate. The venue allows pets as long as they are leashed. 

 River Whips boating group

Coming to the Lake Havasu Boat Show by land? Free parking is available right next to Lake Havasu State Park as well as the shopping centers in the area. However, this is the largest boat show in Arizona and Nevada. So, expect a crowd. Come early to make sure you get a spot. Or, you can come by lake. Park your boat right on the sand at Bridgewater Channel's north end. It's free as well.

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Whether you're in the market for a new boat, want to look at the latest gadgets and gear, or feel like daydreaming a bit, come to the 2018 Lake Havasu Boat Show. Whatever you're in the market for, you're sure to find it here!

Official Lake Havasu Boat Show website: www.lakehavasuboatshow.com

 

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March 23, 2018

2018 JetJam PWC Racing Series

 

Rounds 1 & 2 of the JetJam Racing Series Comes to Rotary Beach in Lake Havasu

JetJAM jet ski races Havasu

 

Some people will be spending Easter Sunday at sunrise service followed by egg hunting. But that's not the only thing going on in Lake Havasu City. In fact, the 2018 JetJam PWC racing season starts Easter weekend. And it's free for all spectators to enjoy.

 

  • What: 2018 JetJam PWC Racing Series 
  • Where: Rotary Beach - Maps & Directions
  • When: March 31st & April 1st, 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • Admission: Free for spectators
  • Official Site: www.jetjam.racing

 

Come watch pros and amateurs compete in stock and limited, runabout, vintage, ski, and sport classes both Saturday and Sunday. Men, women, and juniors compete in their respective classes in the first two rounds of the 2018 JetJam PWC racing series. You'll see Kawasakis, Yamahas, SeaDoos, Hurricanes, Kommanders, Rickters, Bullets, and more out on the open lake, racing for the top spot in the series. 

JetJAM jet ski races Lake Havasu

Practice sessions start at 9:30 am on Saturday and Sunday. Racing begins at 10:30 am. Spectators are free to watch it all from the comfort of their own lawn chair or blanket. If you've got binoculars, you might want to bring those, too. Want to watch the action from your own personal watercraft or boat out on the lake? As long as you stay a safe distance from the race course, you're perfectly welcome to do so.

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Do you have the skills to compete in the 2018 JetJam PWC racing? Register online before March 27th to be a contender. The cost of doing battle depends on which class(es) you enter. For more information, visit JetJam's registration page here: www.jetjam.racing/register-rotary

JetJAM 2018

While many of us enjoy taking our dogs to the lake, Rotary Beach won't allow them on-site, even if they're on a leash. So, please keep them at home. Also, no alcohol will be permitted in the pit area. Everyone must comply with local and state laws when out on the water. Let's stay safe out there. Whether competing in or rooting for racers in the 2018 JetJam PWC races, it'll be a fun weekend for everyone.

 

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March 15, 2018

Crossroads Car & Bike Show

 

10th Annual Crossroads Auto & Bike Show Returns to Sarah Park

10th Annual Crossroads Auto & Bike Show Lake Havasu

Do you own a hot rod, classic American muscle car or boss bike? Do you appreciate looking at these vehicles? Then you'll want to come to the 2018 Crossroads Auto & Bike Show on Saturday, March 17th because there will be dozens of them to see.

  • What: 2018 Crossroads Auto & Bike Show
  • Where: Havasu 95 Speedway - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, March 17th, 9 am to 1 pm
  • Admission: FREE

Official Event Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/events/211617026054566/

For 10 years now, Lake Havasu's Calvary Baptist Church has sponsored the Crossroads Auto & Bike Show. They welcome all makes and models of automobiles, motorcycles, and even off-road vehicles to show.

 

 

Admission to the show is absolutely free. If you get hungry, munch on a free hot dog, grab some chips and wash it all down with a free soda.

10th Annual Crossroads Auto & Bike Show Sarah ParkPhoto Credit: River Scene Magazine

 

Awards will be handed out at 1 pm for the best in 12 different categories, including rat rods, muscle cars, Mustang/Cobra, trucks, motorcycles, and by year.

 

Crossroads Auto & Bike Show HavasuPhoto Credit: River Scene Magazine

 

In addition to the show and shine, event organizers sectioned off a part of the speedway for a swap meet. While the show is free to enter, there will be a small admission fee for the swap meet. Looking for a hard-to-find part for your classic car? You just might find it at this swap meet. If you've got something you'd like to sell, contact Kim Wiermann at (928) 230-8371 or via email at kimwierman@hotmail.com.

 

Crossroads Auto & Bike Show lake havasuPhoto Credit: River Scene Magazine

 

  • What: 2018 Crossroads Auto & Bike Show
  • Where: Havasu 95 Speedway - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, March 17th, 9 am to 1 pm
  • Admission: FREE

Official Event Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/events/211617026054566/

 

 

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March 7, 2018

WORCS is Back in Lake Havasu for Rounds 3 & 4

 

2018 World Off-Road Championship Series - Rounds 3 & 4 at Crazy Horse Campgrounds

WORCS 2018 Lake Havasu

When you live in the desert, you learn to enjoy the dirt. Camping, hiking, biking. It's all great. But there's nothing as exciting as off-road racing. Next weekend, the 2018 World Off-Road Championship Series races through Lake Havasu. ATVs and SXS's compete one weekend, with motorcycles going against each other the following weekend. And you're going to want to be there for every single adrenaline-filled moment!

 

  • What: 2018 World Off-Road Championship Series - Round 3 & 4
  • Where: Crazy Horse Campgrounds - Maps & Directions
  • When: March 16-18 (ATV and SXS), March 23-25 (Motorcycles only)
  • Admission: $10 per day/$20 per weekend for adults, $10 per day/$15 per weekend for kids ages 12 & under, FREE for seniors and active military (with ID)
  • Contact: click here to visit the worcsracing.com website

 

 

The 2018 WORCS racing season began February 2nd in New Orleans. The two sets of races coming to Havasu mark Round 3 and 4 of a nine round racing schedule. On Friday, competitors in the Havasu Off-Road Championship practice (track only in the morning, entire course in the afternoon). The actual racing takes place on Saturday and Sunday. There will be an area off to the side of the track where you can practice your off-road skills. So, feel free to bring your own ATV, SXS or motorbike to the track with you.

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To truly enjoy every dirt-flinging minute, you might want to consider camping at Crazy Horse. This puts you front and center to all the action each and every day. Camping is available for just $15 per night. And the campgrounds are located right at the lake's edge. So, when you're not watching the races, you can be out on the water having fun. For complete information, click here to visit the worcsracing.com website

WORCS Lake Havasu

 

Hours for the 2018 Havasu World Off-Road Championship

March 16th - Gates open 7 am to 10 pm (practice only 8:45 am to 5 pm)

March 17th - Gates open 6 am to 10 pm (racing 7:30 am to 6 pm)

March 18th - Gates open 6 am to 10 pm (racing 7:30 am to 2 pm)

March 23rd - Gates open 7 am to 10 pm (practice only 8:45 am to 5 pm)

March 24th - Gates open 6 am to 10 pm (racing 7:30 am to 6 pm)

March 25th - Gates open 6 am to 10 pm (racing 7:30 am to 2 pm)

For complete information, click here to visit the worcsracing.com website

 

sxs races Lake Havasu

WORCS SXS Dirt Bike races lake havasu

 

Come cheer on your favorite competitors at the 2018 World Off-Road Championship races. It promises a great time for all ages. For complete information, click here to visit the worcsracing.com website

 

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Feb. 28, 2018

Boat Races at Havasu Landing

 

Havasu Landing Hosts American Power Boat Association (APBA) boat races.

apba boat races havasu

Love the thrill of power boats on the lake? Watch these competitors pit their skills behind the wheel against one another at the Havasu Landing Boat Races. This will definitely get your adrenaline pumping!

 

 

Last year's inaugural race was such a hit, the organizers decided to do it again. Head over to the California side of Lake Havasu where the Southern California Outboard Association will conduct an American Powerboat Association-sanctioned boat races. Races run from 8 am to 2 pm each day. Watch as seven different classes of powerboats compete, including Inboard, Inboard Endurance, OSY-400, Stock Outboard, SST 45, Sport C, and J Class. 

havasu boat races

In between races, feel free to visit vendor row. These vendors aren't limited to boat gear either. You'll find a wide variety of items to shop for here. They remain open until 5 pm on Saturday. For the 21+ crowd, duck into the beer garden area for a refreshing beer while you're at it. All that's required is a valid photo ID and a few bucks. No ID, no service. Please drink responsibly so everyone has a good time. They're also open until 5 pm on Saturday.

boat races in lake havasu

Can you bring your own food and drinks? Yes, including alcohol. It'll be a long day. Keep them packed away in a cooler. But, if you don't feel like trekking a cooler from the car, food vendors will be available. Also, bleacher seating is limited. It's highly recommended that you bring some lawn chairs with you from home. That way you know you'll always have a comfortable seat to watch the races.

 

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No tickets required for this high octane extravaganza. Just show up, set up your seats, and have a blast!

 

 

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Feb. 21, 2018

Bluegrass On The Beach Music Festival

 

16th Annual Bluegrass on The Beach Returns to Lake Havasu for 2018

Bluegrass on the Beach Lake Havasu

Bluegrass music has its roots firmly planted in American soil. But, it was created by combining traditional sounds of Irish, Scottish, and English immigrants. Born and bred in the Appalachian mountains, bluegrass evolved adding a bit of jazz into the mix. Its popularity has grown over the past several years which is why the Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Festival comes to our shores next month.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Festival 2018
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 - Maps and Directions
  • When: March 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 10 am to Dusk
  • Admission: Fri & Sun - $20/adult, $10/teen (13 to 17), Sat - $25/adult, $10/teen - Tickets
  • Contact: Larry Baker, Even Coordinator (209) 480-4693 or via email rodedog52@gmail.com

 

Bluegrass On The Beach Lake Havasu 2018

Official website: www.BluegrassOnTheBeach.com

 

One thing that makes bluegrass music unique is its openness to embracing influences from various cultures. So, don't be surprised if a jam session suddenly breaks out somewhere in the park at any time throughout the three-day Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Festival. That includes live performances on the stage. If you play an instrument, bring it with you. At some point, you might be asked to join in.

Bluegrass on the Beach Festival 2018

But don't worry. You don't have to be a musician to enjoy the music. Bluegrass favorites like the Blue Js, The Gibson Brothers, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, and Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa play live for all those gathered at the park. But that's only four of the 10 bands scheduled.

In addition to the live music, there will be workshops, arts and crafts, food and beer vendors, and, of course, a kids zone.

Bluegrass music festival Lake Havasu

Tickets can be purchased individually for $20 per adult for Friday or Sunday. Saturday's tickets run $25 per adult. But, if you plan on going all three days, you can purchase a three-day pass for $90 pre-purchase. If you wait until last minute, you pay $95 for a three-day pass. Tickets for kids ages 13 to 17 cost $10 per day no matter which day you attend. All children under the age of 13 get in absolutely free of charge. Purchase your tickets early online.

 

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Feb. 14, 2018

2018 Spring Fling Desert Poker Run

 

3rd Annual Desert Racing's Spring Fling Desert Poker Run

Desert Racing Spring Fling Poker Run

Even with mild winters like ours, the lake tends to be a bit chilly right now. But that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors. Thousands of acres of vacant land surround Lake Havasu City. Offroading is as much a part of our lifestyle as watersports. Celebrate your inner "sand dawg" at the 2018 Spring Fling Desert Poker Run.

 

  • What: 2018 Spring Fling Desert Poker Run
  • Where: Havasu Landing Resort/Casino - Maps & Directions
  • When: Feb. 23rd, 12 pm to 9 pm, Feb. 24th, 7 am to 9 pm
  • Cost: $149 per vehicle
  • Complete event info: Desert Racing (928) 230-1247 or www.desertpokerrun.com

 

Whether you prefer to ride in a Jeep, truck, 4x4, buggy or other off road vehicles, the 2018 Spring Fling Desert Poker Run is made for you! Event coordinators wanted families to participate as well as adults. So, they kept that in mind when they put this run together. On Friday, February 23rd, event registration begins at 12 pm. At that time, event staff inspects each vehicle to make sure all safety equipment works properly. Then, to kick the run off right, everyone's invited to the costume party at 7 pm. Be creative. You could win a prize.

 

Spring Fling Poker Run 2018

On Saturday, participants meet up at Havasu Landing at 7 am for late registration and a final safety inspection. The run itself takes off at 9 am. You'll receive your course map at the driver's meeting. Collect cards at each stop along the way. Best hand wins! Live entertainment awaits those at the finish line beginning at 11 am. Awards will be handed out at the catered dinner at 6 pm. Vegetarian options are available. Then, cap off the night with a bonfire on the beach. Even if you can't make it to the actual poker run, everyone's welcome at the afterparty! See official site for details at: www.desertpokerrun.com

 spring fling poker run havasu landing

Tickets cost $149 per vehicle. Yes, that's per vehicle. Fit as many people in your OHV as you have seats for and it all costs $149. With your $149 admission, you receive two wristbands for the poker run, two commemorative t-shirts, two dinners, and a 2018 Dash Plac. Purchase your tickets for the 2018 Lake Havasu Spring Fling Desert Run right now online here: https://squareup.com/store/boneyard/item/rd-annual-spring-fling-desert-poker-run. A portion of each admission collected will be donated to our Havasu Youth Center, Volunteer Fire Department and Conservation.

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Desert Poker Run website: www.desertpokerrun.com

 

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Directions to Havasu Landing from Orange County, Las Vegas & Phoenix: www.havasulanding.com/directions.html

 

 

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