Lake Havasu City is the heart of the Mojave County. Lake Havasu has over 50,000 people living in this community and attracts nearly a million visitors each year because of the many recreational opportunities that Lake Havasu and the Colorado River offer. Lake Havasu is one of the best fishing lakes in the southwestern United States offering the fisherman a chance to catch striped bass, catfish, large and small mouth bass, as well as a variety of sunfish. Lake Havasu is well-known for its fine boating facilities and a number of boating events are hosted each year in Lake Havasu City, truly making this a Boaters Paradise. Nature lovers, rock and mineral enthusiasts and historians are also attracted to the wonderful desert setting that surrounds Lake Havasu. The Lake Havasu community also boasts a large number of vintage cars which is an attraction for those enjoying vintage vehicles.
Lake Havasu Events And Attractions
Lake Havasu Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival and Fair
Featuring hot air balloons from all over the country, the Lake Havasu Hot Air Balloon Festival attracts upward of 30,000 visitors to the city of Lake Havasu each year.
Lake Havasu Annual Winterfest
Lake Havasu City’s main street becomes a huge street fair with over 200 vendors from across the country. In addition, there is an outdoor artist’s market featuring paintings, jewelry, sculptures and photography displayed and sold by the artists who created these wonderful pieces of art.
Havasu Annual Pocket Cruisers’ Convention
Lake Havasu City hosts sailboat enthusiasts from around the world who come to race their small sail boats on the beautiful waters of Lake Havasu.
Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion
Lake Havasu’s three day stroll down nostalgia lane features oldies rock-n-roll music, retro fashions, hot rods and vintage cars, carnival rides and much, much more.
Annual Winter Blast Western Pyrotechnic Show
Lake Havasu skies light up for three nights with the magic of fireworks.
National Bass West Team Fishing Tournament
Lake Havasu State Park is the venue for some of the top bass fisherman in the country to compete and earn points towards the annual championship. This is great fun, if you are a fisherman, or if you just want an excuse to get out on Lake Havasu.
Annual ROC Havasu
This walk-only event through the streets of Lake Havasu City is a relay that celebrates and encourages the adaption of walking into one’s lifestyle.
Lake Havasu Annual Queen’s Tea
Lake Havasu City’s local residents dress up as Queen Victoria and her court and have tea in the King Arthur Room of the London Bridge Resort Convention Center.
Annual Line Dance on the London Bridge
Lake Havasu hosts what is billed as the world’s largest line dance on the London Bridge. This event may be a great alternative for those of you not into the Lake Havasu Queen’s Tea.
Lake Havasu’s Annual Bluegrass on the Beach Festival
Lake Havasu City attracts bluegrass music fans and musicians from all over who enjoy both on and off stage jamming. Come and enjoy the bluegrass concert with workshops, arts and crafts, great food and, of course, beautiful Lake Havasu.
Miss Lake Havasu’s Outstanding Teen
Lake Havasu High School is the venue for young ladies competing for the title of Miss Lake Havasu’s Outstanding Teen, which is part of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition.
Havasu Art Guild’s Annual Spring Show
Lake Havasu City hosts local Arizona artists, as well as artists from other parts of the country, who submit their works for this completion. It is one of the largest shows of its kind in the Lake Havasu area.
Annual Lake Havasu Tattoo Show
Lake Havasu attracts tattoo artist from across the country for this entertaining event.
World Off-Road Championship Series
Lake Havasu fills will more than 10,000 off road racers during this two week event in March. Race fans can enjoy high speed, mud-slinging, off-road racing and the beauty of Lake Havasu during this annual event.
Havasu Mud Madness
This is one of Lake Havasu City’s craziest and, yet fun, events. Havasu Mud Madness is a wild, fun 5K trail run through an obstacle course full of dirt and water, which means MUD!!!!!!! The finishers have a beer garden waiting for them at the finish line and there are craft vendors and great food for the whole family. If you like fun this event is a must!!!
Annual Havasu Triathlon
Lake Havasu State Park is the venue for one of the area’s premier triathlon races. Triathletes from across the United States come to Lake Havasu to compete in this event.
Annual Havasu Classics Show and Shine
Lake Havasu residents and other car enthusiasts show off their hot wheels. If you have the “car bug” you will love this event. Lake Havasu has an abundance of vintage autos and their proud owners.
Annual Sidewinders 4 x 4 Desert Run
Lake Havasu is the place for this fun event each year.
Annual Lake Havasu Pro-Am Bass Tournament
Lake Havasu offers serious bass fishing which attracts professional bass fisherman for events such as these. If you like fishing then you better get over to Lake Havasu for great fishing fun.
The Lake Havasu Marine Association Annual Havasu Boat Show
Lake Havasu Arizona’s hosts largest boat show in April. With over 100 vendors at this event, there are more than50 brands of boats available for a boat enthusiast to check out. If performance boats are you thing, then this is the best boat show in the country to attend. The Lake Havasu Marine Association Annual Havasu Boat Show also includes the Legends by the Lake car show, high speed water ski racing competition, and a new water sports action stunt exhibition by top professionals in kite skiing, wake boarding, hydrofoil skiing, and freestyle jet skiing. There is also a chili cook-off and salsa contest at the Lake Havasu State Park.
Annual Desert Storm Poker Run & Shootout
Another premier boating event at Lake Havasu, the four day Annual Desert Strom Poker Run has been named “Top Poker Run in the Nation” by Performance Boats Magazine. Lake Havasu continues to be a premier site for the best events of the boating industry. There is also a street party on Lake Havasu’s main street associated with this event. Clearly, this event should appeal to any boating enthusiast.
Lake Havasu’s London Bridge Half Marathon & 5k Run
Lake Havasu‘s London Bridge Beach is the start of the region’s largest running event.
SAF Arizona High School Fishing State Championship
High School anglers from across the state come to Lake Havasu to compete in this fishing tournament.
Annual Western Outdoor News Lake Havasu Striper Derby
Lake Havasu is great spot for striped bass, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. This competition which focuses on striped bass offers both the beginner and expert angler a chance to win cash prizes.