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June 16, 2017

Rock the Docks 2017


Lew Jabro to Sponsor "Rock the Docks" event in October to Benefit the Western Arizona Humane Society and Make a Wish Foundation.

Rock the Docks Havasu 2017


Rock the Docks 2017

If you love boats, boating, the lake lifestyle or anything river or lake related... this is the event for you! This event will also help raise money for the two chosen charities, The Western Arizona Humane Society and Make a Wish Foundation. Bookmark this page! We will release event details as they become available!

Friday & Saturday - Cruise through Motorsports Alley and meet some of the biggest names in the motorsports industry! On display will be some of the Elite Billy B Flatbottoms, NRI Insurance's Dream Team Problem Child TFH, Tony Scarlata and more, muscle cars, hot rods, AJE Motorsports and a few Pro Supercross riders will all be showcased along with exhibitors, a beer tent and whole lot of horsepower! All located in Motorsports Alley in the Nautical Beachfront parking lot!

Friday Afternoon/Night - Open boating all day and VIP Registration Party at upper pool bar at the Nautical Beachfront Resort. Come and join us and kick off the Rock the Docks event!

Saturday - Huge BBQ smokeout, raffle, charity auction, National Anthem followed by Ladies and Gentlemen, "Start Your Engines!" - watch and listen as over 50,000 horsepower fires up at the docks to salute our country and all those who protect our freedom!

Rock the Docks at Nautical Beach Lake Havasu

Rock the Docks Nautical Inn Lake Havasu

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More event information to follow! Visit their event page on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/groups/307749736341691

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June 14, 2017

Lake Havasu UltraFest 2017


UltraFest Beach Party Returns to Lake Havasu for 2017

UltraFest Lake Havasu 2017

Have you made plans yet for Father's Day?  It's this Sunday, June 18th.  Does your dad like boats?  Then, you may want to take him to the Lake Havasu UltraFest on Saturday.  This should definitely get him in the mood for a day on the lake on Sunday.


  • What: Lake Havasu UltraFest 2017
  • Where: Rotary Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, June 17th, 11am to 9:30pm
  • Admission: FREE to spectators


Do you own an amazing Ultra boat?  Then this is THE event to come to!  Check in at the new Ultra store in the Old English Village on Friday, June 16th from 6pm to 9:30pm.  Drivers and their crew need to meet at Rotary Beach at 10am on Saturday to find out the particulars of the day's events.  A special aerial photo of all participants will be taken at 11:30am.  So, don't be late.  Then, everyone is on their own for the Ultra Selfie Photo Scavenger Hunt? What is that?  You'll need to be a registered participant and attend the meeting to find out.  But, I promise you.  It'll be lots of fun!  Just make sure your camera is charged up and ready to go!

UltraFest Lake Havasu 2017


You don't have to be an Ultra boat owner to enjoy the Lake Havasu UltraFest 2017.  Metal Mulisha kicks things off with an exciting moto show at Rotary Beach at 11am.  If you miss their first show of the day, don't fret.  They'll be back at 2pm and 5pm for more motocross stunts.  Join the beach party for fun games like cornhole and the family-friendly beverage pong (think beer pong without the alcohol).  And, if you've ever thought about paddleboarding, watch live demonstrations of this fun way to enjoy the lake.

UltraFest Lake Havasu 2017


Little Big Town performs live from 6pm to 8pm.  They will be followed by CrossCutt from 8pm to 9:30pm.  A specially catered dinner will be served on the beach.  And don't miss out on the fireworks display over the lake at 9:30pm.  For more information, contact Ultra Boats.

UltraFest Lake Havasu 2017

UltraFest Lake Havasu 2017


Looking for something to do for your dad or husband this Father's Day weekend?  Take him to the Lake Havasu UltraFest.  

Ultra Boats website: www.ultraboats.com/ultrafest-2017-what-you-need-to-know/


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June 6, 2017

Boat-in Campsites on Lake Havasu


Put Boat-In Camping on Your Bucket List!

Friendly Island in Lake Havasu Camping

Memorial Day weekend typically marks the official start of summer. However, here in Lake Havasu, we're already in the triple digits and most of us hit the water several weeks ago. But our numbers swell when the out-of-towners kick off their summer season on the lake.  Lake Havasu boating season is here!

In preparation for the traffic on the lake, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been busily preparing all boat-in campsites around the lake.  Over the last six years, the BLM made it a priority to upgrade the campsites to make them more camper-friendly.  For example, each area now provides restrooms for guests and retaining walls were installed to keep campsites clear and safe. Restroom facilities, picnic tables, cabanas, and built-in charcoal barbecues are installed at most locations.

Shoreline camping on Lake Havasu Balance Rock

Currently, the BLM offers 87 different shoreline campsites.  Expect to see overnight camping going on all the way into October.  You must pay a fee to use the campsites, whether it's just for the day or overnight.  A day pass costs $10.  If you want to stay the night, you just pay an additional $10 for up to six people for up to two weeks.  Bigger parties cost $2 for each additional person. Plan on going out once a month, bi-monthly or even every weekend? Grab an annual pass for just $100.  

For a complete list of BLM boat-in campsites around Lake Havasu, Click Here and scroll down to the Bureau of Land Management Boat-In Campsites section.  They provide GPS coordinates to help you locate each site.  Or, you can call the BLM direction at (928) 505-1200.

Arizona State Parks also offers 28 primitive boat-in campsites along Lake Havasu. See all boat-in campsites on Lake Havasu with GPS coordinates here.


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Lake Havasu Boating Laws

Safety should be a priority for anyone playing on the lake.  Just like in cars, operating a watercraft while intoxicated can end up with serious fines or even jail time.  And believe me.  Cops patrol the waterways regularly. It's simple, don't drink and operate any watercraft.

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An appropriately-sized USCG approved life jacket must be made available for everyone on a boat or PWC.  It doesn't necessarily have to be on at all times.  But it must be accessible quickly and easily.

In Arizona, you must be at least 12 years old to operate a motorized vehicle on the lake.  If you're on the California side, you must be at least 16.  This includes boats and PWC.  

Stay on the right side of the lake (like when driving a car).  The Channel is a no wake zone.  That means you cannot go over 5mph while traveling through the Channel.  And never stop while in the Channel for any reason. Keep the idling off when your boat is beached.

If you end of up in accident, you must stop and exchange contact information with the other party involved.  Also, render aid when necessary.  You don't want to be charged with a "hit and run" violation by leaving the scene.

These are just a few of the boating laws you must be aware of before going out on the lake.  For a complete list of laws, please visit https://golakehavasu.com/activities/boating/boating-safety/arizona-boating-laws/.  Make sure you read them in their entirety.  Then, go out and have a fun (and safe) day out on the lake.  Lake Havasu boating season is here!  Enjoy it!


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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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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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