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April 7, 2021

Lake Havasu Boat Show 2021

 

The 30th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show Returns for 2021 to a New Venue

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Lake Havasu City is not called "the oasis in the desert" for nothing. Our namesake provides endless hours of entertainment. If you live here, you either need to own a watercraft or know somebody who owns one. (Trust me. It is much better to have your own.) If you are in the market for a boat or PWC, you are in luck. This weekend, the Lake Havasu Marine Association hosts its annual Lake Havasu Boat Show at SARA Park. And this is one show you are not going to want to miss!

 

  • What: 2021 Lake Havasu Boat Show
  • Where: Sara Park, Havasu 95 Speedway (7260 Dub Campbell Pkwy - Maps & Directions)
  • When: 12 pm to 6 pm on Friday, April 9th, 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, April 10th, 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday, April 11th
  • Admission: $8.00 per adult, kids 6 & under are free, parking is also free (cash only at the gate)

 

With over 150 exhibitors showcasing their finest goods, the 2021 Lake Havasu Boat Show is the largest show of its kind in the entire Southwest. You will find all of the best vendors at the show. Everybody from Avalon to Yamaha wants to show you the latest and greatest in pontoons, party barges, custom power boats, wakeboards, fishing boats, and more. Many vendors even let you take them out for a test drive on the lake before you make a decision. 

Lake Havasu boat show

It is also a great time to update your safety equipment. Last year's life jackets might not fit this year's bodies. And Lake Havasu law requires that you include an appropriately-sized life jacket for each person onboard your vessel. Plus, you want to make sure your watercraft is outfitted with all the latest in safety equipment to ensure your loved ones are protected while enjoying a day of water-filled fun.

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On Saturday, April 10th, everyone is invited to enter the Cornhole Championships. Singles and doubles compete against each other for cash prizes. Organizers provide bags for you. Or you may bring your own bags from home. If you register before Saturday, your entry fee to the championship also covers your entry into the boat show. Wait until Saturday and you end up paying for both the show AND the championship. Contact Bob Crum, event co-ordinator, at (303) 915-0948 or via email (bobjean2960@gmail.com) for more information.

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March 25, 2021

Havasu Hydro Turf Jet Jam 2021

 

2021 Havasu Hydro Turf Jet Jam Racing Series at Nautical Inn Resort

Havasu Hydro Turf Jet Jam 2021

Lake Havasu always gets busy in March. Spring breakers love our warm weather. It also means the beginning of an active water-sports season. We start seeing many championships held right out on our very own lake right about now. That includes the 2021 Havasu Hydro Turf Jet Jam Racing Series.

 

  • What: 2021 Havasu Hydro Turf Jet Jam Racing Series
  • Where: Nautical Beachfront Resort (1000 McCulloch Blvd) - Maps & Directions
  • When: March 27th 7 am to 6 pm & March 28th 7 am to 5 pm

 

 

The Nautical Beachfront Resort plays host to this year's Hydro Turf Jet Jam Racing Series. We are part of Hydro Turf's South Series in their countrywide championships. They will be back in April (10th and 11th) as well as May (15th and 16th) to finish up this leg of the series. Then, the championship concludes with a return to Lake Havasu in September (17th, 18th, and 19th). That promises to be a whole lot of high-octane fun out on the water.

 

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Spectators get to watch the race for free. Watch pros, experts, vets, novices, men, women, and juniors compete in 2-stroke, 4-stroke, ski mods, ski lites, sport mods, sport specs, and more. But some of the most fun races to watch are the freestyle competitions.

Jet Jam 2021 Lake Havasu

Want to show off your skill in the 2021 Havasu Hydro Turf Jet Jam Racing Series? Unfortunately, it is too late to register for this weekend's race. But, the April race here in Havasu is still open.

Visit www.jetjam.racing/nautical-lhc-rounds-3-4 to register today. You must be an AWSA member to participate. If you are not one yet, you need to become one before you will be allowed to register.

Havasu Hydro Turf Jet Jam

Learn from the best while watching the best. Make the Nautical Beachfront Resort your destination of choice this weekend. It is a ton of fun that the whole family can enjoy together.

 

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March 16, 2021

Lake Havasu Vintage Bike Gathering & Swap Meet

 

Lake Havasu Vintage Bike Gathering & Swap Meet

Lake Havasu Vintage Bike Gathering & Swap Meet

Mother Nature dumped several inches of snow on Wyoming and Colorado over the weekend. The south expects severe weather later this week. But here in Lake Havasu City, it is sunny skies and warm temperatures as far as the eye can see. So, if you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you might be interested in the Lake Havasu Vintage Bike Gathering and Swap Meet scheduled this weekend.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Vintage Bike Gathering & Swap Meet
  • Where: Best Moto Sports (1525 Paseo Del Sol) - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, March 20th, 2021, 9 am to 3 pm

 

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Do you own a vintage motorcycle, street bike, or an exotic bike (custom or stock)? Want to show it off to the public? Bring it to Best Moto Sports this Saturday, March 20th. Are you currently restoring a classic? It does not even have to run. This is not a show, per se. Just an informal gathering of bike enthusiasts. Organizers would love to see Japanese and European imports in particular. But they welcome all manufacturers.

 

Racing legends "King" Kenny Roberts and "Steady Eddie" Lawson will be on hand for a meet and greet with the public as well. Both of these riders have won multiple Moto GP championships and have numerous titles to their names. 

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The swap meet is located right next door to this bike gathering. Need some parts to finish your bike restoration? Looking for your next project? Interest in learning how to ride but don't want to do so on a brand new motorcycle? Or do you need to sell your current ride before you can move on to another one? The swap meet is the place to be. 

Lake Havasu Swap Meet

Food vendors help you keep your strength up to walk up and down the aisles while looking at bikes. They will be there for the entire day. The only choice you need to make is where to start first.

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March 8, 2021

13th Annual Crossroads Car & Bike Show

 

13th Annual Crossroads Car & Bike Show Back in Lake Havasu City for 2021

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Across the country, people have been digging themselves out of a deep freeze. But in sunny Lake Havasu, the sun shines bright above. In fact, by the end of the week, the weatherman predicts temperatures in the lower 80's...in MARCH! With beautiful weather comes outdoor activities. For car and motorcycle enthusiasts, that means the 2021 Crossroads Car and Bike Show.

 

  • What: 2021 Crossroads Car & Bike Show
  • Where: Havasu 95 Speedway - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, March 13th, 9 am to 1 pm

 

 

When you hear "classic cars", what comes to mind? A Mustang Pony? A '57 Thunderbird? The Chevy Camaro, Charger, or Chevelle? What about motorcycles? Indian? Triumph? Harley Davidson? The owners of all of these and more plan on showing off their rides to the public at the 2021 Crossroads Car & Bike Show. You'll see hundreds of custom and restored classic hot rods, American muscle cars, and motorcycles filling up the Havasu 95 Speedway. It's a car lover's dream.

 

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You pay nothing to attend. In fact, the organizers even feed you for free. After all, you need something to help fuel you while you walk around the speedway. There is also a swap meet scheduled during the day of the show. So, if you need hard-to-find car parts for your classic hot rod or just want some fun memorabilia, make sure you visit the swap meet area.

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Do you own a classic vehicle or bike that you want to enter into the show? Contact Bill at (928) 716-6300 to reserve a spot. Awards will be handed out at 1 pm on the day of the show.

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Space is limited. No trailers allowed. If you wish to go as a group, organizers suggest that you come together in one vehicle (or show up at the same time together in separate vehicles). Spaces cannot be reserved or saved for other cars. This is strictly a first-come/first-served affair.

 

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March 3, 2021

Havasu Deuces Car Show 2021

 

Havasu Deuces Car Show Back in Lake Havasu for 2021

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Remember cruising around on a Friday night with your girl when you were younger? Seeing and being seen was the thing to do back then. Well, if you wish to relive your glory days or simply love classic cars, then the Havasu Deuces Car Show fits the bill for a fun Saturday date night in March.

 

  • What: Havasu Deuces Car Show 2021
  • Where: Rotary Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, March 6th, 8 am to 3 pm

 

 

As a teaser to get everyone hyped up for Saturday's event, participants in the Havasu Deuces Car Show plan on displaying their vehicles all along Main Street the Thursday before. From 1 pm to 7 pm, see gorgeous vintage 30's, 40's, and 50's Fords parked up and down the street on Thursday, March 4th. Feel free to walk from vehicle to vehicle to see them up close. Their owners are always happy to talk about the history, care, and restoration of each vehicle to all interested parties.

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Then, on Saturday, visit Rotary Park for the official Havasu Deuces Show & Shine Car Show. Hundreds of stock coupes and hot rods line up on the ball-field at the park. You'll feel just like you stepped into "American Graffiti". Enjoy classic tunes while you walk down each aisle admiring the cars. Nothing older than 1957 displayed here. Only classic cars in every sense of the word. Food vendors on-site keep your stomachs full and your energy levels high to make it through the entire line-up.

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Admission to the car show for spectators is absolutely free. Judges announce the awards for various categories at 3 pm. It sounds like it will be a great time for couples and families alike. 

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Feb. 19, 2021

Lake Havasu Home & Patio Expo 2021

 

Lake Havasu Home & Patio Expo at The Shops

Lake Havasu Home & Patio Expo 2021

 

It's never too early to start making plans for any spring projects around your Havasu home. Thinking about making some changes to your backyard? Want to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom? Interested in finding out about the latest trends in home decor? Then make plans to attend the Lake Havasu Home & Patio Expo at the end of February.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Home & Patio Expo 2021
  • Where: The Shops at Lake Havasu (5601 Hwy 95) - Maps & Directions
  • When: February 26th (12 pm to 7 pm), 27th (9 am to 6 pm) & 28th (9 am to 3 pm)

 

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Have you been entertaining the idea of selling your Havasu home this spring? Or have you spent so much time inside your house over the past year that you feel it is time to update some of the rooms? Then you will want to visit The Shops at Lake Havasu for the Home & Patio Expo 2021.

Lake Havasu Home and Patio Expo 2021

Dozens of local vendors already reserved their spots at the expo and want to make a deal with you. Discuss your design ideas with the pros. Find out how easy and affordable switching over to solar power can be. Learn about other eco-friendly upgrades you can make to your home to save you money and conserve energy at the same time. But that's just the beginning. Add security features to your property. Finally install that hot tub you have been talking about. Make your backyard the entertainer's dream you always wanted it to be. And if you are stuck for ideas about how to make your home stand out in a crowd, talk to the multitude of designers on hand about the latest trends they are seeing on the market today.

Lake Havasu Home & Patio Expo

Most vendors at the Lake Havasu Home & Patio Expo offer specials you cannot find anywhere else. The only catch is that you schedule an appointment or order their products while at the show. So, add this to your schedule over the last weekend of February.

 

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Jan. 12, 2021

Lake Havasu Balloon Fest Scales Down for 2021

 

Havasu Balloon Fest to Hold Night Glow and Movie Night for 2021

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Usually, Lake Havasu kicks off the new year with a grand hot air balloon festival in January. Unfortunately, it took a global pandemic to sideline it this year. However, all is not lost. The gondola rides, air shows, and water demonstrations that helped define the festival in the past will not be taking place this year. But organizers wanted to do something for all of those that look forward to the festival each year. So, the Havasu Balloon Fest of 2021 has been amended to a night glow and family movie night.

 

  • What: Havasu Balloon Fest 2021-ish
  • Where: Sara Park Rodeo Grounds - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, January 16th, 6 pm night glow, 7 pm movie

 

One of my favorite parts of balloon festivals in the past has been the Night Glow. Luckily, organizers decided to keep that for the Havasu Balloon Fest 2021. Gates open at 4:45 pm to allow vehicles to find a place to park. The Night Glow begins at 6 pm. At 7 pm, a screening of the Disney animated movie "Up" starts on the giant outdoor screen. 

Havasu Balloon Fest

To stay within the CDC's guidelines for public health safety, all attendees must stay within or near their vehicles. You may bring food and beverages with you to enjoy while you watch the night glow and movie. Lawn chairs and blankets are also suggested for comfort. However, no fire pits, fireworks, portable BBQs, or propane heaters will be allowed on rodeo grounds. Restrooms will be made available.

 

No vendor row this year. It costs just $20 per vehicle to attend. Cash only will be accepted at the gate to gain entrance. Absolutely no credit cards or checks accepted. The night glow and movie may be canceled in the event of inclement weather. So, make sure you check the weather report before you head out on the 16th. At this time, there is no alternate date scheduled. Organizers expect to hold the 2022 Havasu Balloon Fest like they normally would in years past. Happy New Year!

 

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Nov. 23, 2020

Lake Havasu Festival of Lights 2020

 

The 25th Annual Festival of Lights in Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu Festival of Lights at the London Bridge

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2020 sequestered us in our houses for both school and work. So many great events were canceled this summer due to COVID-19 concerns. But, some things need to be experienced in person...like the Havasu Festival of Lights. Luckily, it has not been canceled. In fact, peopled wanted this to happen so badly that organizers started it early this year.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu City Festival of Lights
  • When: November 20th - January 4th until 10pm nightly
  • Where: The English Village at the London Bridge - Maps & Directions
  • Admission: FREE

 

Usually, we must wait until after Thanksgiving for the English Village to light up with over a half a million twinkling Christmas lights. Alas, this year, Christmas starts early. As of last weekend, city officials welcome residents and visitors to stroll through The English Village anytime between the time the sun sets until 10 pm any night of the week. After January 4th, the Festival of Lights shuts down until next year.

Festival of Lights in Lake Havasu City

Admission to the Havasu Festival of Lights is absolutely free of charge. You can even park for free at either the London Bridge Resort and Convention Center or the English Village parking lot. While you're there, stop in for dinner at one of the village's restaurants. Then, peruse the London Bridge shops for a birthday, anniversary. Hanukkah, or Christmas present. The area is completely wheelchair accessible for our more physically challenged visitors. If you or any of your family members are staying at the London Bridge Resort throughout this holiday season, the English Village is located directly adjacent to the resort. This makes it incredibly convenient for guests to enjoy the Festival of Lights themselves.

Christmas lights in Lake Havasu at Londdn Bridge

You don't have to visit the English Village in order to enjoy what the Havasu Festival of Lights has to offer. A simple drive across the London Bridge gives you an eagle's eye view of the lights below. But one of my favorite ways to see the lights in all their glory is from the comfort of your own boat in Bridgewater Channel. The view from the water is truly a sight to behold. 

Festival of Lights in Lake Havasu City

This year, we may have to celebrate the holidays a little differently than before. So, however you choose to do so, make sure you stay safe. Happy Thanksgiving. ~HavasuLew

 

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Nov. 5, 2020

Desert Hills PFFA Side x Side Poker Run 2020

 

The Desert Hills Professional Fire Fighters Association SXS Poker Run

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Halloween's behind us. Thanksgiving is still three weeks away. While other parts of the country feel the chill of autumn, Lake Havasu temperatures remain in the upper 80's/low 90's. Beautiful weather for doing some offroading, right? Well, if you need an excuse to roam the land around us, sign up for Desert Hills Side x Side Poker Run 2020.

 

  • What: Desert Hills PFFA Side x Side Poker Run 2020
  • Where: Start at Anderson Toyota (6510 Showplace) - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, November 7th, $100 per vehicle

 

Lake Havasu plays host to several poker runs on the water throughout the year. But if you don't feel like playing on the water, how about a poker run in the desert instead? The Desert Hills Professional Firefighters Association hosts their second annual Side x Side Poker Run this weekend, November 7th.

Participants need to show up at Anderson Toyota by The Shops of Lake Havasu at 7 am on Saturday, November 7th to begin their adventure. 

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Once on their way, drivers follow along desert trails all the way up to Topock 66. Once there, everyone gets to enjoy a nice lunch break (provided as part of admission). Then, they make their way back to Lake Havasu City.

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The Desert Hills PFFA Side x Side Poker Run only allows 150 vehicles to participate. Each vehicle is allowed up to two people. It costs $100 per vehicle to claim your spot in the poker run. Your cost of admission includes a poker hand, two meal tickets, and one commemorative T-shirt. If you want to increase your meal to all-you-can-eat tacos, it costs an additional $5 per person. And, if you want to increase your odds of winning the grand prize for best poker hand, pay just $10 for an extra hand to play.

Purchase tickets online at www.facebook.com/events/2699823756898541?active_tab=about. But you need to hurry. Spots are filling up fast.

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Last year's Desert Hills PFFA Side x Side Poker Run raised money to replace outdated equipment. This year, they want to use all the money raised from the run to provide extra training for our local firefighters. A portion of the money raised also goes back into the community through donations to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (www.tunnel2towers.org), the Havasu Side x Side Trail Association (www.havasusxs.com), and Mile Markers (www.milemarkers.us).

Come join the fun as either a participant or a spectator this Saturday, November 7th at Anderson Toyota

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Oct. 8, 2020

IJSBA World Finals 2020

 

IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu City for 2020

IJSBA World Finals Lake Havasu 2020

There are two things we can count on here in Lake Havasu City: warm weather well into the fall and watersports. It is precisely BECAUSE of our warm weather that so many watersport competitions take place on our lake. The IJSBA 2020 World Finals is no exception. 

 

  • What: IJSBA 2020 World Finals
  • Where: Crazy Horse Campgrounds - Maps & Directions
  • When: October 5th to 11th

Visit: www.ijsba.com for official news and information

 

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The IJSBA 2020 World Finals plays out over seven days. That means one whole week of adrenaline-laden competition out on the water. For almost 40 years, IJSBA has been bringing athletes together from all over the world to compete for the title of the world's best. And we get to watch it for free!

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One of the most anticipated events during the World Finals is the Big O Pro Freestyle Expo. This year, it takes place on October 10th under the London Bridge. If you want to see all of the acrobatic finesse of these athletes, come early with your lawn chairs and scout a spot on either side of the Bridgewater Channel. 

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Visit vendor row any day of the event for great watersports-related merchandise. To quench the adult thirst, visit one of the many beer stands set up on the campgrounds. If you happen to be a beer connoisseur, pick up your tickets for the Craft Beer Festival. It takes place from October 9th to October 11th. To get tickets, just visit the VIP Craft Brew gates located next to the grandstands. Sample 12 different beers, including some from Havasu's own Mudshark and Hangar 24 breweries. These tickets also allow you VIP access to the starting line of the racecourse. Primo seats AND beer! How can you beat a combo like that?!

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Remember, entry into the event all seven days of the event. However, you must pay for parking or entrance into the beer festival. If you're out on the water while the competition is underway, keep an eye out for signs marking the course. Have fun

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