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April 9, 2019

Desert Storm Poker Run 2019

 

Desert Storm is Back in Lake Havasu for 2019 with a Street Party, Poker Run and Shootout!

Desert Storm Lake Havasu 2019

While other areas around the country are digging themselves out of the winter doldrums, Lake Havasu City boasts sunny skies and 80-degree weather. And in April, we welcome one of the most anticipated boating events of the year: the Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout 2019. Performance boats from all over the country converge on Lake Havasu to compete for fun and prizes. You won't want to miss a minute of the action!

 

  • What: Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout 2019
  • Where: Lake Havasu Channel & Site 6 Docks, McCulloch Street Party - Maps
  • When: Street Party on the 25th - Poker Run April 26th & Shootout April 27th
  • Visit the official website for complete schedule of events: www.stormpokerruns.com

 

 

The weekend's events kick officially kick off with a street party in downtown Havasu on Thursday, April 25th. This is where Desert Storm participants put their high-performance beauties on display. The public is invited, of course. Last year, over 10,000 hit the streets to see these boats up close. When you get hungry, slip inside one of the restaurants or bars for a bite to eat. Or visit one of the food vendors set up along the street.

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The Desert Storm Poker Run starts off with a huge parade through the Channel at 11 am on Friday, April 26th. Get there early, though, to secure a good vantage point along the Channel or at London Bridge Beach. After the parade ends, the run begins. Each team races around to various points along the lake to pick up a playing card. All hands must be turned in between 5 pm and 8 pm to be considered for a prize. The top three hands win 15% (3rd place), 25% (2nd place) or 35% (1st place) of the pot. 

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Visit www.StormPokerRuns.com for complete event info and schedule of events

Desert Storm poker run

On Saturday, all drivers race around a pre-set course on the lake, starting at the Site Six Launch Ramp. To watch, set up your lawn chairs anywhere along the bluffs between Site Six and Spectator Point. See map. Another area providing an awesome vantage point is at the Nautical Beachfront Resort. Racing starts at 10 am.

Desert Storm street party

If you plan on being out on the lake on April 26th or 27th, make sure you heed the racers as well as the course. Expect extra traffic on the lake those two days. And they'll be fast, too. Keep a heads up, especially when you have kids on board or are on a PWC, as these are harder for boat drivers to spot. And, please, for your safety and the safety of others, avoid jumping the wakes.

Desert Storm Lake Havasu

All spectator events are provided absolutely free of charge, including the street party and parade. 

Desert Storm shootout Lake Havasu

Visit www.StormPokerRuns.com for complete event info and schedule of events

 

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Desert Storm Map

Land Spectator Map

Water Spectator Map

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March 22, 2019

JetJam Racing Tour 2019

 

Rounds 1 & 2 of the 2019 Hydro-Turf JetJam Racing Tour at Lake Havasu's Nautical Inn

JetJam Lake Havasu 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people flock to our desert oasis each year. As a popular destination location for spring breakers, we start to see things on the lake jumping in March. They don't slow down until late in the year. Whether you come to play on the lake or watch others race around it, you won't be disappointed. In fact, the Lake Havasu JetJam PWC Racing 2019 takes place later this month and is always fun to watch.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu JetJam PWC Racing 2019
  • Where: Nautical Beachfront Resort - Maps & Directions
  • When: March 30th & 31st, 8 am to 5 pm
  • Admission: Free for spectators

 

 

Lake Havasu JetJam PWC Racing series kicks off with a season-opening social on Friday, March 29th. The racer and one guest have the opportunity to meet with other competitors for pizza and salad. But then, it's race time! That's when you'll see some high-intensity competition, aquatic acrobatics, and skilled twists and turns out on the closed race course.

Jet Jam Lake Havasu

The first two rounds of Lake Havasu JetJam PWC Racing for 2019 take place at the Nautical Beachfront Resort on March 30th and 31st. You must be a member of the AWSA (American Water Sports Association) in order to participate. Racers can participate in several different classes if they'd like. If you decide to race in more than one class, each additional class fee is reduced by 25%. Online registration closes at midnight on March 26th. A $20 per class late fee will be applied if you sign up after that. Register online here: www.jetjam.racing/rounds-1-2

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Lake Havasu JetJam comes back to the Nautical Inn on April 13th and 14th for Rounds 3 and 4. If you'd like to compete then, you must register before midnight on April 9th in order to avoid the $20 per class late fee. Registration for Rounds 3 and 4 can be completed here: www.jetjam.racing/rounds-3-4

Lake Havasu JetJam 2019

Spectators are welcome to watch the competition at the Nautical Beachfront Resort for free. Bring a beach towel and/or chairs for your comfort. But, rest assured. You won't be sitting for long while the racing takes place. Jump up and shout your support for your favorite riders as they whip the lake up into a frenzy. And, if you happen to be out on the lake during any of the Lake Havasu JetJam PWC Racing heats, stay out of the fray and far away from the designated race course. We want everyone to stay safe out there.

 

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March 19, 2019

28th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show

The 2019 Lake Havasu Boat Show Back at Windsor Beach for the 28th year!

Lake Havasu boat show 2019

Lake Havasu City is an oasis in the middle of the desert. With temperatures beginning to warm up, expect to see more and more watercraft out on the lake each weekend. If you're in the market for a new boat, kayak, paddleboard, PWC or other water vessels, you're going to want to make the Lake Havasu Boat Show 2019 your destination of choice.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Boat Show 2019
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park - Windsor 4 / Maps & Directions
  • When: April 5th, 12 pm to 6 pm, April 6th, 9 am to 6 pm & April 7th, 9 am to 3 pm
  • Admission: $8 per person, kids ages 6 & under are free

www.LakeHavasuBoatShow.com

 

 

The Lake Havasu Boat Show 2019 takes place over the first weekend in April. Whether you want a party barge for when out-of-town guests visit or need a quiet fishing boat to catch the throngs of bass and catfish living in the lake, the boat show has it all. Many vendors include "show only" discounts that weekend as well. Take it out for a spin on the lake (kick the tires, as it were) before you buy with a dockside demonstration.

River Whips

The Lake Havasu Boat Show will feature over 150 exhibitors and more than $50 million in boats and marine accessories including fishing boats, pontoons, family runabouts, wakeboard/ski boats, personal watercraft, jet boats, and the hottest high performance sport boats the country has to offer.Boat Show Lake Havasu

Arizona law requires that each boat provide at least one size-appropriate life jacket for each person on board. If your kids have outgrown last year's USCG-approved jacket, it might be time to pick a new one up at one of the vendors on-site. Also, check out the latest and greatest in safety gear and watercraft accessories.

Boat Show Lake Havasu

For a bit of fun, the Lake Havasu Boat Show includes a poker run. But this one's for landlubbers! The run is open to everyone. Simply visit various vendors and exhibitors at the show to pick up a card. Winning hands receive cool prizes. And, if you're up for it, try your hand in the cornhole championships on Saturday or Sunday. Compete in either the "social" (new to the game) or "experienced" (more competitive) categories.

Lake Havasu boat show

Tickets for Lake Havasu Boat Show 2019 cost just $8 per person per day (cash only). All kids under the age of seven who are accompanied by a paid adult get in for free. Park for free in any of the designated parking spots at Lake Havasu State Park. Boat owners can park on the beach during boat show hours as well. This event allows pets in as well. But, they must be on a leash. Please pick up after them as well.

 

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March 7, 2019

6th Annual Extreme Machines in Lake Havasu

 

Extreme Machines Event back in Lake Havasu for 2019

Extreme Machines Lake Havasu

When it comes to outdoor living, Lake Havasu goes to the extreme on land and lake. While the lake offers plenty to do, thousands of people each year take advantage of the surrounding desert terrain to get some serious off roading done. Dirtbikes. ATVs. UTVs. Jeeps. And the vast array of fully customized sandrails you see here is absolutely sick! For anyone who enjoys a fine piece of automotive machinery, Lake Havasu Extreme Machines 2019 offers the perfect way to spend a Saturday.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Extreme Machines 2019
  • Where: Main St & McCulloch Blvd - Maps & Directions
  • When: March 9th, 9 am to 6 pm
  • Admission: FREE

 

Extreme Machines Havasu

At Lake Havasu Extreme Machines 2019, you'll see more than offroad rides. Vintage cars, motorcycles, and trucks also make an appearance. Rare vehicles like the 1915 Harley-Davidson Factory Racer motorcycle have made appearances in the past. This year's event is hosted by Lake Havasu's very own ProPrecision Sand & Offroad. So, you KNOW there will be some serious sand toys on display!

Lake Havasu Extreme Machines

During the Lake Havasu Extreme Machines event, Main Street. will be shut down to automotive traffic. In addition to the dozens of "extreme machines" on display, watch live entertainment going on all day long at the corner of Querio and McCulloch. If walking around sparks up your appetite, the Lake Havasu High School Boosters will be selling food and non-alcoholic beverages for sale. Proceeds benefit the LHHS athletic department. Support our local athletes. Grab a bite from the Boosters.

Annual Extreme Machines Lake Havasu

Looking for even more fun? How about a poker run? Join the River Coupon Poker Run for free. Visit assorted shops along Main Street to pick up your playing cards. The best hand of the day wins an Alpine audio cooler valued at $1000 for 1st place. The poker run starts at 9 am, with the winner announced at 4 pm.

 

Get ready for summer adventure. Come out to Lake Havasu Extreme Machines 2019.

 

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Feb. 27, 2019

Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival 2019

 

17th Annual Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival Back in Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival 2019

Bluegrass music has its roots firmly planted in American soil. Dating back to the early 1900s, bluegrass took inspiration from Appalachian music, jazz, gospel, and blues. It's enjoyed a strong fan following for decades. And this week, you can celebrate the best that this music offers at the Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: March 1st-3rd, 2019 10 am to 6:30 pm (gates open at 8:30 am daily)
  • Admission: $10 to $100 to camp (free for kids ages 12 & under)
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Purchase your tickets now by visiting the online box office at
www.bluegrassonthebeach.com

 

Ten different bands perform live over the entire three-day Music Festival. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado kick things off at 10 am on Friday. Midnight Run, the Central Valley Boys, and Little Roy & Lizzie are among the others making multiple appearances.

But for one night only (Saturday night), Rhonda Vincent & The Rage headline hit the stage. You'll be hard-pressed to sit still. So, feel free to kick up your heels and hoot and holler with the rest of the group. Crowd participation is always encouraged.

Lake Havasu Bluegrass

The cost of tickets for the Lake Havasu Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival varies. Anyone attending on Friday or Sunday pays $20 per adult or $10 for ages 13 to 17. Since the big guns come out on Saturday, that will cost you $5 more per adult. Teens still pay just $10 each. If you don't want to miss a moment of the three-day event, dry camping is available with the purchase of a three-day pass. Purchase your pass online before Friday and pay $95 each. If you wait until the day of the event, you'll pay $100 per person. Kids under the age of 13 get in absolutely free any day of the festival.

Purchase your tickets now by visiting the online box office at
www.bluegrassonthebeach.com

 

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Feb. 20, 2019

IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300 2019

 

The 15th Annual IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300 Endurance Race is Back in Lake Havasu for 2019

IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300

Endurance racing on the water. That's what the 2019 IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300 is all about. This is a personal watercraft race unlike anything you've ever seen before. And it involves dozens of teams from all over the world, including Canada, Europe, and Asia. You aren't going to want to miss a moment of it!

 

  • What: 2019 IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300
  • Where: Crazy Horse Campgrounds - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, February 23rd, 8 am to 3 pm
  • Admission: Free for spectators

Official Site - www.markhahn300.com

 

Professional and amateur riders both compete for cash and prizes at the 2019 IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300. This just so happens to be the longest PWC endurance race in the world. And it's one of the few that utilize a Le Mans-style start (instead of starting on their PWCs, competitors race from a start line onshore to their awaiting vehicles). The intensity starts before the engines do.

IJSBA memorial 300

The entire race consists of 30 laps around a 10-mile track. Periodically, the rider switches off with another team member, who continues on in the race. Over the 5+ hours around the race course, you'll see several refueling stops that test the mettle of experienced pit crews. These stops must be done onshore. So the wear and tear on every team shows as the day rolls on. 

Mark Hahn memorial 300 2019

Spectators can watch the race absolutely free of charge. However, I'd suggest coming a bit early to find a good parking spot. They are at a premium and limited to first come/first served. Also, bring a blanket or lawn chair with you for your own viewing comfort. A pair of binoculars wouldn't hurt either.

Mark Hahn endurance race ijsba

www.markhahn300.com

 

With a race this long, the overall winner of the 2019 IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial 300 won't necessarily be a professional. Amateur riders have just as good of a chance to claim the winner's title as anyone else. That's part of what makes this race so exciting. Bring the family and some healthy vocal cords (you'll be screaming for sure) for a full day of racing action at Crazy Horse Campgrounds.

 

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Feb. 14, 2019

WORCS Round 2 in Lake Havasu 2019

WORCS is Back in Lake Havasu for Round 2 of the ATV/SXS Series

worcs in lake havasu city

While the rest of the country is fighting off the deep freeze of winter, Lake Havasu City is gearing up for some offroad racing. The World-Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) pits the best of the best ATV and SXS racers against each other in series competition. The 2019 off-road racing season is in full force in Lake Havasu!

 

  • What: WORCS Round 2 ATV/SXS Off-Road Racing in Havasu
  • Where: Crazyhorse Campgrounds - Maps and Directions
  • When: February 22nd (7 am to 10 pm), 23rd & 24th (6 am to 10 pm)
  • Admission for Spectators: $10 to $20

More info and complete event info at the official Page: www.worcsracing.com

Off Road racing worcs in lake havasu

Friday, February 22nd is strictly a practice day for all contestants in the WORCS ATV/SXS Off-Road Racing competition in Havasu. Everyone is welcome to come to watch. Gates open at 7 am and close at 10 pm. Racing begins at 7:30 am on Saturday and Sunday. 

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Spectators pay just $10 per day for adults and kids (ages 12 & under). But, if you want to watch all the practice and racing sessions, spend $20 for an adult weekend pass and $15 for a kid's weekend pass. Seniors (ages 65+) and military members get in absolutely free of charge with a valid ID. Some dry camping spots are open for the weekend at just $15 per night. Parking costs $10 per vehicle inside the gate. However, it's absolutely free to park outside of the gate.

 

 

Now, if you feel like you have what it takes to actually compete in the WORCS ATV/SXS 2019 Off-Road Racing in Havasu, then you should sign up immediately. Whether you're a member of the WORCS race family or not, you can compete. But you'd better hurry. Registration closes at midnight this Friday, February 15th. Visit the WORCS pre-registration page here www.secure.tracksideprereg.com/worcs/ to sign up right now. Registration fees vary from $30 for youth racing all the way up to $100 for the pros.

worcs Lake Havasu sxs atv round 2

Don't miss that hot motorcycle racing action either. WORCS comes back March 1st, 2nd and 3rd for their MC round in Havasu. Ticket prices for spectators remain the same. So does the cost to compete. But, you have until midnight on February 22nd to sign up to compete in those races. Visit https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/worcs/ to register today.

 

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Feb. 6, 2019

2019 Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion

 

The Rockabilly Reunion is Back in Lake Havasu for its 11th Year!

2019 Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion

Do you like the jumpin' and jivin' music of the 1950's? Think pin-up style is the hottest thing out there? Enjoy seeing classic American muscle cars and Rat-Rods in their lavishly restored glory? Then you'll definitely want to get out to Lake Havasu State Park the weekend after Valentine's Day for the 2019 Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion.

 

  • What: 2019 Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion
  • Where: Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 - Maps & Directions
  • When: February 15th (12 pm to 10 pm), February 16th (8 am to 10 pm) & February 17th (9 am to 7 pm)
  • Admission: $20 for single day pass, $60 for the entire 3-day weekend (kids ages 10 & under are free)

 

For complete event schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit www.lakehavasurockabillyreunion.com

 

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All of the cool cats and happenin' chicks make time for the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion. Thirty bands play live music on two stages throughout the entire three-day event. Some of the acts scheduled to perform include Save Ferris, Cash'd Out, The Booze Bombs, The Octanes, Frankie Lee & the Infernos, and much, much more.

Relive the golden era of America culture (the '50s) with vendor merch. Visit the car and motorcycle show for an up-close view of rat rods, classic Cadillacs, souped-up Sportsters, and hot convertibles. Actor Lorenzo Lamas ("Grease", "Falcon Crest", "Renegade") comes to the reunion for a fun meet and greet with fans. Don't forget to enter the various raffles held throughout the weekend for your chance at some amazing prizes.

Rockabilly Reunion Lake Havasu

One of the most popular aspects of the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion every year has to be its Pin-Up Contest. Each year, dozens of lovely ladies compete for seven different Rockabilly Reunion titles, including the Little Greaser Award. It's the biggest pin-up pageant you'll probably ever see. Email pinups@lakehavasurockabillyreunion.com if you or someone you know is interested in participating in the pin-up contest this year.

Rockabilly reunion lake havasu pin up contest

Friday, the 15th is meant for rockabilly's adult crowd ("Pyschobilly Friday"). Guests are treated to louder, faster music catering to the older set. But don't hesitate to bring the kiddos with you on Saturday and Sunday. It's a much more gentler, family-friendly crowd on those days.

Rockabilly reunion lake havasu

Tickets for the 2019 Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion are available online now at the Rockabilly Reunion website here: www.etix.com. Don't miss a thing. Pay $60 per person for a three-day pass. Or, if you can't make it out for all three days, pick one day and spend just $20. 

Rockabilly reunion lake havasu 2019

For the ginchiest rides and craziest beats, grab your dolly, hop in your tricked out chariot and head to the 2019 Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion. You're guaranteed to have a blast!

 

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Jan. 30, 2019

Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2019

 

Western Pyrotechnic Association Back in Lake Havasu for Winter Blast: 2019 - Rockin' the Night Sky

Winter Blast Lake Havasu 2019

Fireworks in February? Yes, please! At this time every year since 1990, the Western Pyrotechnic Association invites fireworks professionals to Lake Havasu City so they can show off their skills high above the lake. Members come from all around the world to take part in the workshops and show off thier latest creations in open shooting and public displays. Lake Havasu Winter Blast is shaping up to be the best year yet.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Winter Blast 2019
  • Where: Havasu Speedway, SARA Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: February 13-17, 2019, 7:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Admission: $7 per person/per day, kids 6 & under free
  • NEW for 2019 - Grandstand seating will go on sale @ 5PM

 

The first two days of Winter Blast 2019 have been reserved for the pyro pros to settle in and prepare for the big public shows taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Gates open up to the public as early as 4 pm on those days. Organizers strongly suggest that you get there early to find a good spot to park (first come/first served). Parking for cars, trucks, and motorcycles costs just $5 per day. No RVs allowed. Those spots are already sold out for this year's event. No parking allowed along the shoulder of Hwy 95. Also, make sure to lock your vehicles but don't set your alarms. The percussion from the fireworks tends to set car alarms off.

 

 

Tune in to FM 104.7 KKRV to listen to the show live. It will also be broadcast to the Rodeo Grounds and BMX lot. Tickets cost just $5 per person, per day. If you leave the area for any reason, you'll need to pay $5 to enter again. Please leave pets at home. Loud noises, bright lights, and crowds scare most animals. At Winter Blast, they'll be subject to all three of these things. Even pets on leashes will not be allowed on the premises. The SARA Dog Park will be closed during the entire event.

Winter Blast in Lake Havasu City AZ

Outside food is not permitted in the fireworks area. However, feel free to bring a cooler with you. You're allowed to have outside food in the parking lot, ballfields or BMX track. This show is for professionals only. No consumer fireworks will be allowed anywhere on-site.

Lake Havasu winter Blast at Sara Park

The show takes place come rain or shine but may be delayed if that happens. If a steady, heavy rains take place on Saturday night, that show might be canceled and postponed to a double show on Sunday evening. So, pay attention to the weather reports before you head out for the night. Have a blast at Winter Blast!

 

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Jan. 25, 2019

Lake Havasu WInterfest 2019

 

34th Annual Winterfest Street Festival Back in Lake Havasu City for 2019

WInterfest street festival Lake Havasu 2019

Only in the desert can you enjoy outdoor activities in the middle of winter. Thousands of people are expected to attend Lake Havasu Winterfest 2019 along Main Street in downtown Lake Havasu. Will you be one of them?

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Winterfest and Street Festival 2019
  • Where: Main St Lake Havasu (Downtown Havasu) - Maps & Directions
  • When: February 9th, 9 am to 5 pm & February 10th, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Admission: FREE

 

With "chilly" weather in the upper 60s/lower 70s and mostly sunny days, it's the perfect weather for Lake Havasu Winterfest. Over 200 vendors set up in more than 400 booths around the downtown area to sell a wide variety of wares. Want to upgrade your ATV/UTV for desert racing this spring? We've got 'em. Looking to jazz up your yard with one-of-a-kind lawn art? We've got 'em. Need toys for the kids, putting gear to practice your swing, jewelry for the wife or amazing artwork for your home decor? We've got 'em.

 

 

Let the little ones take a spin on the pony rides. Pick up some homemade spices and sauces to make your dinner a little tastier. Visit the beer garden for a cold one while you shop. Food vendors provide everything from tantalizing barbecue to a nice cup of shaved ice. Shaved ice in the winter? Yes! And park for free on Swanson and Mesquite. It's first come/first served. So, get there early to find a spot. Winterfest tends to get crowded pretty quickly.

Winterfest Lake Havasu 2019

Do you enjoy music? Cougrzz Rock performs live at noon on Saturday while The Riptides tear things up on Sunday. They haven't announced exactly who it is yet, but there's a special guest scheduled to perform at 4 pm on Saturday. I guess you'll just have to show up to find out who it is.

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Volunteers wanted! The Chamber is asking for volunteers to help set up and tear down Lake Havasu Winterfest 2019. They also need help with other tasks throughout the event. If you'd like to volunteer, please visit the Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce website here: www.volunteersignup.org. There are still several positions open.

 

Bring the family to Lake Havasu Winterfest 2019 in February. It's a good time for all ages!

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