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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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Feb. 7, 2018

Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion 2018

 

The Big 10th Annual Rockabilly Reunion is back in Lake Havasu City at Lake Havasu State Park

Rockabilly Reunion in Lake Havasu 2018

Anyone who's anyone knows where to be this month. All the cool cats and boss chicks will be beatin' feet to the big 10th Annual Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion. Greasers and biker babes are welcome here.

 

 

Do you remember when the hair was slick, the cars were hot, and Elvis was king? Relive the '50s, baby, at the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion. This marks its 10th year in Lake Havasu City. And the Rockabilly crew wants to celebrate in style.

Rockabilly Reunion Lake Havasu

 

Come see some of the cherriest hot rods from the era at the reunion's car and motorcycle show. Shop vendor village for clothing, jewelry, artwork, candles, and more. After you've worked up an appetite taking everything in, grab a bite at one of the food vendors.

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Rockabilly Reunion

One of the not-to-be-missed events at the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion is the Pin-Up Pageant. Lovely ladies from all over the country compete in their vintage best to be crowned one of the following:

 

* Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion Little Greaser

* Little Miss Rockabilly Reunion

* Little Miss Psychobilly

* Miss Alicia Horror Award

* Miss Lake Havasu

* Miss Psychobilly of Lake Havasu

* Miss Rockabilly Reunion

 

Trust me. This is a beauty pageant unlike any other you've ever seen. And you're definitely not going to want to miss it! 

Rockabilly Reunion

When it comes to live music, the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion 2018 knows what it's doing. Bands like Neon Circus (a Brooks & Dunne tribute band), Cash'd Out (a Johnny Cash tribute band, of course), The Booze Bombs, The Octanes, and Red-Headed Stranger (a Willie Nelson tribute band) perform on two different stages throughout the three-day event. And they know how to work up this crowd!

Rockabilly Reunion Lake Havasu

There's so much to see and do, you're going to need all three days to do it in. Purchase your one or three-day pass online early for the best prices. If you wait until the day of the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion, it's going to cost you more. You can buy tickets online at the Rockabilly Reunion website here: https://tix.extremetix.com/webtix/3973. Don't hesitate. Get your tickets today!

 

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Feb. 1, 2018

Winter Blast in Lake Havasu 2018

 

Western Pyrotechnic Association to put on 29th Annual Western Winter Blast Pyrotechnics Show in Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2018

We don't wait for Independence Day to watch fireworks over the lake. We enjoy them in the winter, too. The 2018 Lake Havasu Winter Blast Pyrotechnics Show is almost here. And it's definitely something you're not going to want to miss!

 

  • What: 2018 Lake Havasu Winter Blast Pyrotechnics Show
  • Where: Havasu 95 Speedway (SARA Park) - Maps & Directions
  • When: February 15th to 18th
  • Admission: $5 per person per day, 12 & Under FREE

 

For three nights, the 2018 Lake Havasu Winter Blast Pyrotechnics Show fills the night skies with a vast array of colors. For almost 30 years now, the Western Pyrotechnic Association has chosen to showcase their very best fireworks right here in the Lake Havasu desert. Gates open at 3 pm daily, with the fireworks show beginning at 5 pm. But the biggest display hits the air at 7:30 pm. Saturday promises the biggest show of all. However, if it ends up raining on Saturday, organizers promise a double show on Sunday to make up for it.

 

The fireworks shows will be simulcast on 104.7FM KKRV. While we love our furry, four-legged friends, fireworks can overwhelm dogs' senses. Therfore, organizers ask that you leave your pets at home.

 

 

Enjoy musical entertainment from live bands each night of the Lake Havasu Winter Blast. A beer garden will be set up on the rodeo grounds. You can bring a picnic with you or enjoy food from one of the vendors on-site. Coolers are welcome in the ball fields, parking lot, and BMX track. However, they will not be permitted in the event area.

 

 

Parking for the 2018 Lake Havasu Winter Blast costs $5 per vehicle per day. RVs are not allowed in the parking area. However, they can park at the rodeo campgrounds. Please keep in mind that, if you leave (to go to dinner at a local restaurant, for example), you're going to have to pay another $5 per vehicle to park. No re-entry allowed. Parking fills up fast. So, get there early!

 Winter Blast Lake Havasu 2018

Finally, lock your vehicles but don't set the alarms. Some of the repercussions from the fireworks blast may set off car alarms. And, if you're not part of the professional fireworks show, don't bring fireworks with you. This can be dangerous. They will be confiscated. Be safe. Stay sane. Let everyone enjoy the pyrotechnical display over the lake. 

 

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Jan. 25, 2018

Lake Havasu Winterfest 2018

Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts 33rd Annual Winterfest

Lake Havasu Winterfest 2018

 

They've got tsunami warnings in Alaska, snow in Georgia, a bomb cyclone back east, and are in the negative numbers in the midwest. Winters in Lake Havasu City mean temperatures stay in the upper-60s/low-70s. That's why snowbirds are so popular this time of year. To celebrate how great this time of year is, the Lake Havasu City is hosting Lake Havasu Winterfest 2018 along McCulloch Blvd next month. 

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Winterfest 2018
  • Where: Downtown Havasu (Upper McCulloch Blvd) - Maps & Directions 
  • When: February 10th & 11th, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Admission: FREE

 

During the two-day Lake Havasu Winterfest event, McCulloch Blvd will be shut down to normal automobile traffic. This allows everyone to visit each of the 400+ vendor booths set up along the road without worrying about their safety. You can grab a vintage sign for your garage, shop for a sand buggy, and purchase beautiful handcrafted jewelry, clothing, and artwork from the talented artists who created them. But that's not all!

 

 

Some of the kids' activities planned for winterfest include pony rides, rock climbing, and bounce houses among others. Then, there's the live entertainment taking place on the main stage all day long. And when you get hungry, pick up some mouth-watering barbecue, wash it down with a tall glass of lemonade, and splurge on some shaved ice or kettle corn for dessert. For the adults, a visit to the beer garden may be in order.

 Winterfest Lake Havasu

Free parking for Lake Havasu Winterfest is available all along Mesquite and Swanson. It's first come/first served. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes. That's because you'll be doing a lot of walking so you don't miss out on any of the fun. In fact, you might want to come back both days just so you can experience everything Winterfest has to offer.

 

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Jan. 22, 2018

2018 Camaros on the Bridge in Lake Havasu

 

8th Annual Run to the Fun Camaros on the Bridge

Camaros on the Bridge Lake Havasu

One thing that all Lake Havasu residents have in common is their love of fun. Over 300 days of sunshine a year definitely puts you in a good mood. But not all fun is resigned to water activities. When you combine a love of the City's history (the London Bridge) with American muscle (the Camaro) and sprinkle in a dash of competitive spirit, you've got the 2018 Lake Havasu Camaros on the Bridge.

 

  • What: 2018 Lake Havasu Camaros on the Bridge
  • Where: London Bridge - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, January 27th, 7:45 am to 8:15 am
  • Admission: FREE for spectators

 

For eight years now, Camaro enthusiasts from all over the country have gathered right here in Lake Havasu City to see how many of these classic muscle cars they can fit on our historic London Bridge. Two years ago, the count stood at 86. Last year, 107 cars managed to fit on the bridge. For the 2018 Lake Havasu Camaros on the Bridge event, do you think it could be even more?

Camaros on the Bridge 2018

On the day of the event, participants will check in and line up at the Lowes located out by the airport. From there, they'll make their way to the bridge. All three lanes on the bridge will be closed during this time. Once everyone is in place, a photo will be taken from overhead. While the shot gets lined up, spectators are welcome to walk over the bridge for a close-up view of all participating vehicles. So, if you're a Camaro owner, make sure your car shines before you get there. 

camaros on the bridge

The 2018 Lake Havasu Camaros on the Bridge event is really just a fun way to interact with other Camaro fans. We just put a unique Havasu spin on it. Mark your calendar now so you don't miss it.

 

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Jan. 16, 2018

2018 Colorado River Bass Tournament

 

Pro-Teams Bass Tournament Comes to Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu fishing tournaments

In Lake Havasu, "fishing season" never ends. It just transitions. Warmer weather means the fish are biting every month of the year. This year, Havasu hosts the Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament at the end of January. That means more fishing, more prize money, and more fun to come in the new year.

 

  • What: Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament 2018
  • Where: Windsor 4, Lake Havasu State Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, January 27th, 6 am to 3 pm
  • Admission: $270
  • Contact: Colorado River Pro-Teams (928) 692-5086 or via email largemouth@frontier.com

 

Lake Havasu Fishing Report

 

The Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament is new to Lake Havasu. They boast the best team payouts on the Colorado River Circuit. For their first tournament here, they offer a 1-4 payout. Your entry fee includes the big fish competition. A $20 largest smallmouth option will be offered. It pays just one place. The grand prize depends on the total entries they receive. If you're interested in participating in the big "fish-off" at the end of the day, you must participate in at least 3 of the 4 events scheduled. The "fish-off" constitutes the fourth and final event of the day.

Lake Havasu fishing

You don't have to pay any membership fees to compete at the Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament either. Fish as a single angler or a dual team. Admission is $270. Memberships are available for $30 per person or $40 per family. Since the Colorado River Pro-Teams group has a local office right here in Lake Havasu City, they're pretty easy to get a hold of. Call them at (928) 692-5086 for tickets or information or visit them online at www.ColoradoRiverProteams.com

Lake Havasu fishing

Lake Havasu City is just one stop on their Colorado River circuit. They also fish Calville Bay at Lake Mead and over in Cottonwood. Several more tournaments are on the calendar for those areas for the upcoming year. However, they'll also be back in Havasu again in May and June.

havasu fishing report

Sign up for the Colorado River Pro-Teams Bass Tournament when it hits Lake Havasu at the end of January. As a team or an individual, it's never a bad day to go fishing.

Lake Havasu Fishing Report

 

 

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Jan. 5, 2018

Lake Havasu Balloon Festival 2018

 

Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair in New Location for 2018

Balloon Fest Lake Havasu

It's 2018 and this is the time of year when there seems to be 10 things going on every weekend in Lake Havasu! Last week, I told you about the Lake Havasu Buses by the Bridge event taking place on Jan 12th. The week after that happens, it's time for the 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival. What a great start to the new year!

 

 

 

You don't have to go to New Mexico to enjoy hot air balloons. They'll be coming to us instead. One visit and you'll see why the American Bus Association has consistently named this one of the Top 100 Events in North America.

Each morning at 7:45 am, watch balloons of all shapes and sizes float up into the air in a mass ascension. At 6:30 pm each night, watch in fascination as the balloons join together in a night glow. Trust me. This is something you really don't want to miss! You can purchase tickets for an untethered balloon ride each morning beginning at 6 am at the ride sale tent. They run $200 per person. For just $20 each, ride in a tethered balloon. 

 Lake Havasu Balloon Fest 2018

The 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival offers so much more than just balloons, though (even though they ARE pretty cool). Try your hand at a carnival game or two for fun and prizes. Or, hop aboard one of the carnival rides. Also, there'll be dog shows, biplane shows, skydivers, kite displays, and RC planes. As if that wasn't enough, throughout each of the three days of the festival, guests can enjoy live entertainment such as belly dancers, music, and kids entertainment. For a complete rundown of events, please visit the Havasu Balloon Fest website here: HavasuBalloonFest.com

Balloon Fest 2018 Havasu

 

2018 Havasu Balloon Festival Ticket Information

Tickets for the 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival cost just $15 for general admission. Pay once and get in for all three days of the event. Kids ages 14 and under are allowed in absolutely free of charge. Tickets can be purchased online at https://havasuballoonfest.com/product/general-admission-tickets/

 Lake Havasu Balloon Fest and Fair

Make it a really special time by purchasing a VIP ticket for $65 each. This ticket is good for just one day's admission. With that admission, you get to stay in a nice heated tent, have access to upgraded mobile restrooms (instead of the port-a-potties), receive snacks, soda, water, and a specially catered meal provided by one of our local restaurants. You also get special VIP parking for the day. To purchase your VIP pass, please visit the festival's online box office at https://havasuballoonfest.com/product/gondola-vip-tickets/

 

Weather Watch

The weather plays a huge role in ballooning. So, if it's too windy, balloons may be grounded. That includes mass ascensions as well as individual gondola rides. Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing for sure until an hour before an event is scheduled. And please keep all pets at home. They won't be allowed on the premises during the Havasu Balloon Festival for their safety as well as the safety of others.

 Lake Havasu Balloon Fest 2018

Have fun. Get your tickets now. Start the new year off with a balloon ride over Lake Havasu City!

 

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Dec. 28, 2017

Buses By The Bridge 2018

 

Lake Havasu Hosts the 22nd Annual Buses By The Bridge 2018

Buses by the Bridge 2018

VW Buses evoke a feeling of nostalgia unlike just about anything else. Remember piling into your buddy's old bus, heading down to the beach, and spending the entire day enjoying surf and sand? You can practically smell the salty sea air. Owners and enthusiasts alike celebrate the joy that these vintage vehicles bring at the annual Lake Havasu Buses by the Bridge event.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Buses by the Bridge 2018
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 - Maps and Directions
  • When: January 12th to 14th, 2018
  • Admission: $2/spectator, Camping available for a fee
  • Contact: Ronnie Feitelson (928) 680-7664 or via email vwbusparts@gmail.com
  • Event Schedule

 

Buses by the bridge lake havasu

 

Two decades ago, a group of friends decided to take their vintage split-window VW Buses to the Lake Havasu shoreline for a weekend campout. Now, 22 years later, we have Lake Havasu Buses by the Bridge. Bus owners from literally every corner of the country come to Lake Havasu for three days of family-friendly fun and adventure.

Buses by the Bridge Lake Havasu 2018

Guests enjoy a lantern workshop, chili cook-off, live concert, and lantern walk on Friday, the 12th. There's a coloring contest and kids raffle on Saturday as well as a trip to the bike park and cornhole tournament. Things wind down with a pancake breakfast and awards on Sunday. It is also a great place to look for hard to find VW parts for your project! For a full schedule of events, please visit the Buses by the Bridge website

buses by the bridge havasu

Do you own a classic VW Bus? Or do you just enjoy camping out? Stay in the thick of the Lake Havasu Buses by the Bridge action by camping out at the park. Stay overnight on Saturday for just $20. Make it a two-day stay (Friday & Saturday nights) for $30. Or, spend the entire time (Thursday through Sunday) for just $40. Tack on another $10 to each rate for RVs. It's first come first serve!

2018 buses by the bridge

Space is limited to the first 500 people that show up. No registration is required. But, once every spot is filled, you'll be turned away. So, you'd better get there early.

 

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Dec. 6, 2017

AMA Big6 Grand Prix Series 2017

 

AMA Big6 Grand Prix Series comes to Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City

AMA Big6 Grand Prix Series Lake Havasu

Adrenaline is in our blood here in Lake Havasu City. While other parts of the country experience freezing temperatures, we enjoy much warmer winter weather. In fact, when the Lake Havasu AMA Dirt Bike Grand Prix hits the Island Race Track at Crazy Horse this weekend, we'll be in the 70s. Sounds like great weather to watch some amazing dirt bike racing to me.

 

  • What: Round 8 of the District 37 AMA Big6 Grand Prix Series
  • Where: Island Race Track - Crazy Horse Campgrounds - Maps & Directions
  • When: Dec 8th (9 am to 11:30 pm), Dec 9th (6 am to 10 pm) & Dec 10th (6 am to 6 pm)
  • Admission: $10 per day/$20 per weekend for adults, $5 per day/$10 per weekend for kids ages 5 to 12 & FREE for kids under 5

AMA Big6 Grand Prix Series Lake Havasu

Beginning Friday, December 8th, come watch competitors race against each other on quads and dirt bikes in the Lake Havasu AMA Dirt Bike Grand Prix. Friday's races are strictly unclassified. But Saturday and Sunday pits legends, classics, vets, magnums, side hacks, minis, super minis, and more against each other. You'll see racers aged four years and up tear up the track specifically designed to challenge them.

The Lake Havasu AMA Dirt Bike Grand Prix this weekend marks the final round of this year's 8 round series. Competition is fierce. The adrenaline is high. And you're not going to want to miss a moment of the fun.

AMA Big6 Grand Prix Series Lake Havasu

Race Schedule

  • Friday, Dec 8th - Unclassified and Club Cup Challenge
  • Saturday, Dec 9th - Unclassified, Mini, Legends, Masters, Vintage, Classic, EVO, RVO, Vet, Magnum, 50/65cc & West Coast Grand Prix Women
  • Sunday, Dec 10th - Unclassified, Quad/Side Hack, Pee Wee, Youth Mini, Super Mini (30cc), Youth; Jr Modified, Senior & Hwt/Lwt

 

Stay up to date with race results by logging into the Big 6 Racing website here: www.big6racing.com and check out 928 website: 928mx.com

 

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Nov. 29, 2017

Lake Havasu House and Garden Tour 2017

 

The Soroptimist International of Lake Havasu City Presents The 45th Annual House and Garden Tour!

Have you ever imagined what it's like inside those gorgeous, high-end Havasu homes? Now's your chance to find out. Five of the most amazing homes in the city open their doors to the public for the Lake Havasu House and Garden Tour.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu House and Garden Tour 2017
  • Where: Various private homes around Lake Havasu City
  • When: Sunday, Dec 3rd, 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Admission: $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door
  • Contact: Candy Adragna, Event Coordinator, (928) 727-1226 or via email at candy@conquestboats.com

 

Come see a few of the best homes located right here in Lake Havasu City on Sunday, December 3rd. This self-guided tour allows you to visit the homes in whatever order you want. Take as much time as you desire inside each as well. If you're thinking about redecorating your own home, you may pick up a few ideas on the Lake Havasu House and Garden Tour.

 

Food and Prizes Galore

One home will be designated the "Refreshment Home". Enjoy a food tasting here to fuel you up and soldier on through each home on the list. Prizes will be given away throughout the day. Pick up a raffle ticket for your chance at the $1000 grand prize. They're just one for $1 or six for $5. 

 

Love to gamble? How about a house tour poker run? Just $5 per hand. Pick up a different card at each house. And, if you bring non-perishable food for the food drive, you'll be entered into a drawing for other great prizes.

 

Where to Purchase Tickets

You're going to want to see every single home on the Lake Havasu House and Garden Tour. Trust me. Besides, if you purchase your tickets early, you only pay $20. If you wait until the last minute, it bumps up to $25. With your ticket purchase, you'll receive a complimentary guidebook with the addresses, photos, descriptions, and map of each home on the tour. Visit any of these businesses before Sunday to pick up your tour tickets early:

 

Desert Rose - 1635 Mesquite Ave

Horizon Community Bank - 225 N Lake Havasu Ave

The Mail Store (Smoketree) - 1990 McCulloch Blvd N Ste: D

Michael Allen Furnishings - 2010 W Acoma Blvd

Mohave State Bank - 1771 McCulloch Blvd N

National Bank of Arizona (ask for Jamie) - 1041 N Lake Havasu Ave

Proceeds from ticket sales for the Lake Havasu House and Garden Tour 2017 help the Lake Havasu Soroptomists continue their philanthropic work in the our community. So, come have fun, check out some of the best homes in the city, and you may just end up with a prize or two at the end of it all.

Lake Havasu Soroptomists' Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Soroptimist-Intl-of-Lake-Havasu-City-174772009249475/

 

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