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Oct. 14, 2021

Run to the Sun 2021

Relics & Rods to Host the 43rd Annual Run To The Sun Car Show in Lake Havasu for 2021

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Where else can you get 80F weather in mid-October? Nowhere else but right here in Lake Havasu City. We love our sun! We also love cruising around. Fortunately, one of the biggest car shows of the year comes to the London Bridge Resort this month: the Relics and Rods Run to the Sun. If you love classic cars, this is the one car show you do not want to miss!

 

  • What: Relics and Rods Run to the Sun 2021
  • Where: Bridgewater Links Golf Course, London Bridge Resort - Maps & Directions
  • When: October 22nd and 23rd

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Before the show on Saturday and Sunday, see a preview of what's to come. On Thursday, October 21st, participants in the Run to the Sun parade down Main Street at 5 pm. Then, they park all along the Downtown District so that you can see these beauties up close. Visit with the car owners. (They positively love to talk about their vehicles.) Take photos and grab autographs if you want.

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But Friday and Saturday mean showtime! From 8 am to 4 pm on both days, view classic cars of all makes and models. But you will not find one made after 1972 except for some gorgeous American muscle cars. For that, organizers allowed Mustangs, Camaros, Corvettes, and Challengers manufactured from 1978 to the present. Like I said before, if you love classic cars (or beautiful cars in general), this is the one car show you do not want to miss.

 

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But there is more to do at Relics and Rods Run to the Sun than merely drooling over cars. Come watch the ladies' fashion show at 10 am on Saturday. And cheer on the participants in the radio-controlled boat races at 11 am on Saturday. 

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Car owners say goodbye to Havasu for this year's event by taking one last cruise down Main Street at 9:30 am on Sunday, October 24th. Then, local Cub Scout Troop #992 hosts a pancake breakfast in the Mohave Bank's parking lot from 9:30 am to 11 am. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and bid adieu to these classic beauties until next year.

 

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Oct. 6, 2021

UTV World Championship 2021

The UTV World Championship Returns to Lake Havasu City for 2021

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We love the great outdoors here in Lake Havasu City. While the lake provides endless hours of entertainment, the thousands of acres of vacant BLM land surrounding our fair city invites you to offroad adventures like none other. Fortunately, our weather stays warm well into the fall and even winter seasons. So, things like the UTV World Championship can take place outside under our smiling sun even in mid-October.

 

 

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Part of the festivities of this year's UTV World Championship includes a pre-event poker run on October 13th. Participants in the poker run take off from the start line along Standard Wash Trail between 8 am and 1 pm. Everyone has until 5 pm to complete their hands and turn them in for cash prizes. Spectator Information

UTV World Championship Lake Havasu 2021

On October 14th, Downtown Havasu fills up with dozens of offroad vendors between 8 am and 5 pm. But the real highlight happens when the 300+ participants in the UTV World Championship parade down McCulloch Blvd. Meet your favorite riders and get an autograph. Then, pick up a new part, accessory or UTV of your own from one of the vendors on-site. Spectator Information

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Finally, get ready to scream your lungs out when the racing officially starts on the 15th. Spectators must bring their own chairs. None are provided on-site. However, you won't be sitting in them for long when the best of the best racers hit the track. No outside food or drink will be allowed. But never fear. Food vendors provide plenty of tasty meals and drinks to keep you satiated. Bring the family down for a weekend of fun at the UTV World Championship 2021! Spectator Information

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Sept. 29, 2021

London Bridge Days 50th Anniversary

London Bridge Days Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City

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Hey, Jude. If you need some Satisfaction, follow the Yellow Brick Road to Where the Streets Have No Name. You Can Go Your Own Way. Just don't be Bringing On the Heartache. Otherwise, you'll miss out when the British Invasion hits the London Bridge Music Festival.

 

Back in 1964, the Beatles came to America and started what was to be known as the "British Invasion". This year's London Bridge Music Festival welcomes their own British Invasion of sorts with a selection of tribute bands performing some of the greatest hits of popular musicians from across the pond. The bands include:

 

Hard Days Night Rolling Stone tribute band

 

 

Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones tribute band

 

 

kenny metcalf elton john tribute band

 

 

LA Vation - U2 tribute band

 

 

  • Mirage - Fleetwood Mac tribute band

Mirage - Fleetwood Mac tribute band

 

 

Pyromania - Def Leppard tribute band

 

Each of these bands is considered the top performers for their respective tributes. These acts promise to be the next best thing to seeing the originals in person. You will not be disappointed.

 

Gates open at 3 pm on both days. Hard Day's Night kicks this two-day festival off at 4:30 pm followed by Jumping Jack Flash. Kenny Metcalf finishes the first day's lineup. The following night, Mirage gets the crowd warmed up. LA Vation follows. Then, Pyromania lights up the stage to bring the crowd to their feet, completing the festival with some classic British rock.

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Tickets can be purchased for just a single day or via two-day general admission passes. You will need to bring your own chair for these, though. However, if you want the best seats in the house, opt for the VIP Two-Day Pass. They provide a chair for you at the front section, near the stage. But, you are not restricted to just sitting. You also get to mingle in the backstage lounge area, beach lounge area, or at the side stage. And there is no waiting in line for a port-a-potty. VIP tickets include climate-controlled restrooms.

Purchase your tickets online today at www.eventbrite.com/e/london-bridge-days-tickets-159513574395

 

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Sept. 23, 2021

Bunker Bar 2021-2022

The Bunker Bar to Kick Off the 21-22 Season October 1st!

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Forget the pumpkin spice latte. I much prefer a more adult beverage. And I know just the place to enjoy one. October is just around the corner. In Lake Havasu City, that means that it is time to party in the desert at The Bunker Bar!

 

  • What: The Bunker Bar
  • Where: 6932 Thirsty Lizard Rd, Lake Havasu City (Lat/Long: 34*37'51.7"N 114"17'56.6"W GPS:34.631028, -114.299053) - Maps & Directions
  • When: October 1st through mid-April, Fri (12 pm to 5 pm), Sat & Sun (10 am to 5 pm)

 

 

While the rest of the country shivers in freezing temperatures, we bathe in the warmth of the desert sun. The Bunker Bar is definitely made for those who like to travel off the beaten path. Every weekend starting October 1st until the middle of April, guests enjoy live music on-stage. Johnny Lust kicks and 3 Blind Mice kick off the opening weekend festivities.

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Nikos Grill provides the most delicious food selection all day. They offer so much more than the typical burgers and fries you might expect at a remote desert location. Their tri-tip and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches make everyone's mouths water. Really, there is no wrong choice on their menu. And there will be plenty of libations (alcohol for the 21+ crowd and non-alcoholic for all ages, including a yummy root beer float). 

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Find The Bunker Bar online on Facebook @bunkerbarlhc | www.facebook.com/bunkerbarlhc

 

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The bar opens for business every Friday through Sunday, with the exception of Christmas Day (a Saturday this year), Easter Sunday, and Superbowl Sunday (February 13th). They know everyone is excited about visiting this military-themed bar in the desert, but they ask that you wait until October 1st to go see them. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed out here. Large crowds, loud noises, and warm temperatures agitate even the tamest of pets. So, please. Keep them at home.

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How Do I Get There?

Take 95N to Havasu Heights Rd. Turn at the first available right (it's unpaved). Travel about two and a half miles and you are there!

 

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Sept. 16, 2021

Lake Havasu Home Show 2021

The 38th Annual Lake Havasu Home Show

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Is your Havasu home stuck in the '90s? Do you want to spruce it up but don't have a clue of where to start? Or are you just looking for a change? Well, I have just the thing to help you. The 38th Annual Lake Havasu Home Show!

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Home Show
  • Where: Community Aquatic Center - Maps & Directions
  • When: September 24th to 26th, 2021 - Fri: 3-7 | Sat: 9-5 | Sun: 9-3

 

The 38th Annual Lake Havasu Home Show provides its guests everything under the sun that they might need to make their homes more comfortable to live in. Talk to a professional about the latest trends in home design. (Hint: it helps to have this info if you plan on selling your home anytime soon, too.) Replace your dingy linoleum, tired tiles, or raggedy carpet with some beautiful wood plank flooring. EVP (Engineered Vinyl Plank) and LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) flooring are both more cost-effective than traditional hardwood flooring. You can even get tiles for your bathroom floor that look like wood.

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Even though most of the rest of the country starts to cool down this time of year, we still enjoy nice warm temperatures. We rely on our air conditioners for much longer than most other states. If yours is on its last legs, talk to an HVAC specialist about installing the latest, most energy-efficient model. Older windows and ill-fitting exterior doors also make our AC units work harder. Talk to a vendor about replacing these and save yourself hundreds of dollars in energy costs. And add a smart home security system to keep you, your loved ones, and your valuables safe.

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Other home-related industries represented at the 38th Annual Lake Havasu Home Show include realtors, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, general contractors, and landscapers. Get great deals on furniture for both inside and outside, home accessories, artwork, jewelry, handmade soap, food items, and even clothing.

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I told you that you will find everything you might possibly need for your home at this show! Best of all, attendance and parking are absolutely free of charge. Whether you are looking for a few small changes or a major overhaul of your Havasu home, this home show will give you the ideas you are searching for as well as put you in front of the people that can make these changes happen. Plus, get great discounts that are only available for guests of the show. Awesome!

 

 

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Sept. 1, 2021

Havasu 5 Iron Golf Tournament 2021

The Kiwanis Club 5 Iron Golf Tournament in Lake Havasu City

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Pine Valley in New Jersey. Cypress Point in Pebble Beach. Shinnecock Hills in Southampton. The Lake Havasu Golf Club? OK. So the last one may not rank as high as those other three. But golfers love playing through the fairway on this course. The Kiwanis Club of LHC invites golfers of all skill levels to join them for their annual Havasu 5 Iron Golf Tournament to help them raise money for their philanthropic endeavors.

 

  • What: Havasu 5 Iron Golf Tournament 2021
  • Where: Lake Havasu Golf Club (2400 Clubhouse Dr) | Maps and Directions
  • When: Saturday, September 18th, 7:30 am shotgun start
  • Admission Price: $65 per person; $100 per hole (Tee Sponsor) | www.lakehavasugolfclub.com
  • Event Coordinator: event coordinator Lisa Theophilis (928) 733-0876 / larosehavasu@gmail.com 

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A golfer usually carries at least 14 clubs in their bag when they play. A driver, a putter, wedges, woods, irons. You need to be prepared for whatever the day (and course) has in store for you. But, why lug this heavy bag around the course when you really only need one? That is the thinking behind the Kiwanis 5 Iron Golf Tournament. 

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The tournament works on a 4-person scramble format. So grab three of your best mates and sign up as a team. Don't have three other friends who want to participate? That's OK. They'll put you on a team when you show up on the day of the event. It costs just $65 per person ($55 if you are a Lake Havasu Golf Club member). With your fee, you get a golf cart rental and lunch. 

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The top two scores win a cash prize. Prizes will also be handed out to the best long drive, longest putt, and closest to the pin for both men and women. For more information, please contact event coordinator Lisa Theophilis at (928) 733-0876 or via email at larosehavasu@gmail.com. 

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Spend a Saturday with your buddies playing golf. Help the Kiwanis Club continue serving the community. Sounds like a great plan to me!

 

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Aug. 25, 2021

AWSA PWC Championship 2021

 

Lake Havasu to Host the 2021 AWSA PWC Championship at The Nautical Inn Resort

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Elsewhere around the country, kids heading back to school means summer is coming to a close. Not here in Lake Havasu. Fortunately, our weather stays nice and warm well into the fall months... In fact, many consider October to be the best boating! That allows us to enjoy fun lake activities like the AWSA PWC Championship.

 

  • What: AWSA PWC Championship
  • Where: Nautical Beachfront Resort (1000 McCulloch Blvd) -  Maps & Directions
  • When: September 18th & 19th

 

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The last race of the season in the AWSA's West Coast series takes place right here on Lake Havasu. Jet Jam hosts an adrenaline-filled closed course moto-racing event for both professionals and amateurs alike. Men. Women, Juniors. Seniors. Expert. Novice. 2-stroke. 4-stroke. Mods. Lites. Vintage. Sport. Everyone is welcome to give it a go against others in this friendly competition. Professionals compete for titles and bragging rights. Meanwhile, amateurs get a chance to improve their skills and learn more about the sport while competing against others in their same class. All in all, this is great fun for everyone.

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Not one for racing? These competitors love encouragement from "the stands". In fact, for some, it helps them race even harder. So, make plans for the weekend to watch (and cheer) from the shoreline at the Nautical Beachfront Resort. Arrive early to scout out the best viewing vantage points along the shoreline. Just make sure you bring towels, blankets, and/or your favorite beach chair for comfort. Wear lots of sunscreen, a hat, and glasses to protect yourself from UV rays. And always stay hydrated.

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Pre-registration ends at midnight on September 13th. After that, it will cost you $25 more. So, if you want to participate, make sure you visit Jet Jam's website here: www.jetjam.racing. Keep in mind, though. You need to have a current AWSA membership in order to participate. You can obtain one by visiting www.awsa.racing/joinus right now. Good luck!

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June 22, 2021

4th of July in Lake Havasu City 2021

 

4th of July Festivities in Lake Havasu for 2021

4th of July Lake Havasu 2021

In less than two weeks, we celebrate our nation's 245th birthday. Per usual, we expect to see thousands of people descending upon Lake Havasu City to celebrate. Grab the sunscreen and your loved ones. This July 4th weekend is going to be tons of fun in the sun at Lake Havasu.

 

4th Annual Rockin' the Docks Summer Concert

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Rockin' the Docks is back in full effect with the Littletown Band performing their brand of country music over the water. Havasu Landing Resort sets up a special stage on their dock specifically for this talented bunch of musicians. They play from 6 pm to 10 pm on Saturday, July 3rd. Havasu Landing hosts this summer concert for free to the public. Watch by land at the resort. Just make sure you bring blankets and/or lawn chairs so you can enjoy yourself in comfort. The resort sells beer (for the adults) and water (for everyone) on-site. But you may bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages with you.

 

But if you are anything like me and my family, you will probably be spending the day out on the lake. So, if you do not wish to bring your boat in early, pull up near the dock and drop anchor before the 6 pm start time. Make sure you watch out for the designated swim areas. Floats and inflatable tubes are also welcome. Plus, immersing yourself in the water may be one of the best ways to stay cool in the triple-digit temperatures while listening to the concert.

 

July 4th Fireworks Over the Lake

4th of July Fireworks Lake Havasu 2021

 

The day after Rockin' the Docks is July 4th. That means fireworks over the lake! After the sun sets, settle in for a treat for the eyes over Lake Havasu. The best vantage points for watching the fireworks show are from Rotary Park, Nautical Beachfront Resort, London Bridge Beach, and Thompson Bay. In fact, many people enjoy watching the fireworks spark overhead while onboard their boats. But beware that the lake gets crowded this time of year. So, make sure you allow plenty of time to pull your boat off the lake at the boat ramps. And be courteous to others while doing so.

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June 2, 2021

Parker Tube Float 2021

 

The 43rd Annual Parker Tube Float is Back for 2021

Parker Tube Float 2021

Looks like we really are starting to see a return to normality in the Lake Havasu area. After a postponement and then a cancellation of last year's event, the Parker Tube Float comes back full force this June! That's right. The biggest event to take place on the Parker Strip is back!

 

  • What: 2021 Parker Tube Float
  • Start: La Paz County Park (7350 Riverside Dr) - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, June 12th, 2021
  • Launch: 8 am to 12 pm
  • Float Ends: 4 pm

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Online registration:
https://parkeraz.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/4060

 

Fluzzle Tube reservations:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fluzzle-tube-reservations-for-43rd-annual-parker-tube-float-tickets-144935069695

 

Time to get your float on, ladies and gentleman! Yes, Lake Havasu offers endless hours of fun on the water. But they are not the only place to cool off and have a good time. Located just a 45 minute to the south of Havasu, the City of Parker can easily fit into your weekend plans. And those plans need to include the 2021 Parker Tube Float!

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Participants meet up at the La Paz County Park to register. From there, you hop aboard a bus that takes you to the drop-in spot on the Colorado River. Bring your own float to inflate when you get there. Or save yourself and your party time by renting a Fluzzle tube. The company inflates these interlocking tubes for you and picks them up when you are done floating. No muss. No fuss.

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Register for the float by June 6th to receive the discounted rate of $25 per person. If you wait until after June 6th, the cost rises to $40 per person. If you decide to bring your own boat or personal watercraft to keep track of your large group, it costs just $25 per vessel. For the true procrastinator, on-site registration will be available at the La Paz County Park on the 12th.

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After the Parker Tube Float ends, everyone is invited to join the after-party at the Pirate's Den. They have lots of fun activities planned for everyone.

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Make sure you wear your hat and sunscreen. Water shoes work better than flip-flops, which tend to fall off while you float. If you want to stay connected with other floaters in your party, make sure you bring some C-clamps with you. None will be provided at the event. While not required, paddles and oars help you navigate through the river a bit easier.

Have fun!

 

Online registration:
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May 7, 2021

Hydro Turf Jet Jam Final Round

 

Hydro Turf Jet Jam - Final Round of the South Series Back at the Nautical Beachfront Resort

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Tourists are not the only ones who love visiting Lake Havasu City. Our warmer springtime weather makes us the destination of choice for many amazing events. So far this year, we played host to the Balloon Fest, several car shows, a vintage bike gathering, and, of course, the Havasu Boat Show. Last month, the Rockabilly Reunion came to our shores for some awesome music, fashions, food, and fun. Earlier this year, Jet Jam racing kicked off the start of their 2021 spring racing season at the Nautical Inn. Now, they're back for the final round in their South Series for Hydro Turf Jet Jam Racing 2021.

 

  • What: Hydro Turf Jet Jam Racing - South Series Final Round 2021
  • Where: Nautical Beachfront Resort (1000 McCulloch N) - Maps & Directions
  • When: May 15th & 16th from 7 am to 5 pm

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Come early to watch racers practice out on the water course. Then, stay for the high-energy racing later in the day. Spectators get in absolutely free of charge. You do not even have to pay for parking! No outside drinks allowed. But you can grab a bite to eat and a cold drink at the Lakeside Pavilion or Turtle Beach Bar if you would like.

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There are over $3000 in cash and prizes for the winners throughout the weekend. Since this is the last race of the South Series, class champions will be crowned at the end of racing on Sunday. After this South Series ender, they head to Porterville, CA in June for the beginning of their North Series.

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Grab a lawn chair or blanket. Slap on the sunscreen. And don't forget your sunglasses. You won't want to miss a moment of the racing energy you'll see out on the lake at the Hydro Turf Jet Jam Racing. 

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