Are you looking for weekend getaway or vacation ideas? Have you considered western Arizona that is chock full of some fun and exciting events this spring and summer?
A diverse array of events in Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Kingman ensure a memorable holiday outing. Especially if you make Crazy Horse Campgrounds on the shores of Lake Havasu your home away from home. We are Lake Havasu City’s oldest full service RV Park and campground, and we are at the center of everything.
Lake Havasu City is a paradise for fans of fishing, boating, swimming or jet skis. Framed by stunning panoramic landscapes the lake is reonwoned for its sandy beaches, and scenic views. And our campground also offers boat and jet ski rentals
Nearby is the world famous London Bridge, which was relocated from England to Lake Havasu City in 1971. If you’re looking for some entertainment and nightlife, you can head to the downtown area, where you’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants, shops, and live music venues. As a bonus Mudshark Brewery and Public House is a leading pioneer in development of unique craft beers.
Lake Havasu City rates high as a destimnation city in Arizona. Diverse events scheduled for every month of the year are just one reason for this claim to fame. Here are a few examples:
- The Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout (May 4-8): This is one of the largest and most popular boating events in the country, where hundreds of boats race across the lake at speeds up to 200 mph. You can watch the action from the shore or join the fun on your own boat. There will also be a street party, a boat show, and a parade of powerboats.
- The Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair (June 3-5): This is a family-friendly event that features hot air balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, balloon glows, fireworks, carnival rides, food vendors, live music, and more. You can experience the thrill of flying in a balloon or just admire the colorful spectacle from the ground.
- The Fourth of July Fireworks Show (July 4): This is a spectacular display of fireworks that lights up the sky over the lake. You can watch it from anywhere along the shoreline or from your boat. It’s a great way to celebrate Independence Day with your friends and family.
Bullhead City is another great destination for water enthusiasts, as it lies on the banks of the Colorado River about 75 miles to the north. Bullhead City also offers a variety of shopping and dining options, and across the river in Laughlin, Nevada, are numerouos casinos and entertainment venues.
Nearby is the historic mining town of Oatman located on iconic Route 66. In this quirky, fun little village the semi world burros have free reign. They often wander into the stores, and the “mayor” named Walter is an orphaned burro that greets visitors while wearing colorful hats.
Bullhead City is also known for a diverse array of events:
- The River Regatta (August 13): This is a massive floating party on the Colorado River, where thousands of people float down the river on rafts, tubes, inflatables, and anything else that floats. You can join the fun with your own float or rent one from a local vendor. There will also be live music, food trucks, and beer gardens along the way.
- The Laughlin River Run (April 27-May 1): This is the largest motorcycle rally in the West Coast, where bikers from all over the country gather to enjoy rides, shows, concerts, contests, vendors, and more. You can see some of the coolest bikes around or join them on scenic rides along the river and through the desert.
- The Bullhead City Farmers Market (Every Saturday): This is a great place to find fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, and other local products. You can support local farmers and artisans while enjoying a relaxing morning at the park.
Kingman, just sixty miles from Lake Havasu City, offers the visitor a colorful blending of history, culture, and interesting night life. Known for its association with legendary Route 66, there are award microbreweries, eclectic shops, and diverse restaurants on Beale Street in the city’s historic heart.
On the third Saturday afternoon of each month, April through October, Chillin’ on Beale adds colorful vitality to the district. Add the innovative self guided tour to your visit, and you can easily fill a day.
Developed by Kingman Main Street, the tour includes historic sites as well as locations with a Hollywood connection. Narrated by author, historian, and humorist Jim Hinckley, creator of Jim Hinckley’s America, points of interest on the tour include public art – sculpture and murals.
The acclaimed Route 66 Museum in the historic Powerhouse Visitor Center showcases the history and memorabilia of the legendary highway. You can also visit the Kingman Railroad Museum, which displays vintage model trains and railroad artifacts.
Some of the events that you won’t want to miss in Kingman are:
- The Kingman Wine and Food Festival (May 14-15): This is a delicious event that features wine tasting,
food sampling, live music, art exhibits, and more
- On the first weekend in May, the annual Route 66 Fun Run rolls back the curtain of time, and once again this storied highway is filled with a century of automotive history cruising on the Main Street of America