While millions of Americans are shoveling out from under a blanket of snow, thousands of lucky RV snowbirds are basking in the much warmer climes of the southwest Arizona desert.
Lake Havasu City is one tourist mecca that boasts 300 days a year of sunshine and offers a packed schedule of free and low-cost activities to keep visitors happy.
A magical annual event that draws several thousands each Presidents Weekend, Feb. 16-19, 2017, is the Western Winter Blast Pyrotechnic Show.
RV camping during the Winter Blast is available at the Rodeo Grounds. Campers can enjoy a great concert on Saturday, Feb. 18, 3:30-6:30 p.m. and admission is free for all campers. Also, Rodeo Grounds campers, eat up before the concert with a Cowboy BBQ Dinner with all the fixin’s, 4-5:30 p.m., cost is still only $10/person. (Sorry, camping is full for 2017 event. Plan for next year.)
Fireworks Start: 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. nightly, Thurs-Sun (Sunday show ends at 10pm).
Organized Show Segments (professional, big fireworks displays): 7:30 p.m. Thurs-Sun and run approx. one hour. Largest single show Saturday night.
Gates Open: 3 p.m. daily
Parking: $5/passenger vehicle (RVs are not permitted into general parking area.)
Gates Open: 3 p.m. daily person (kids 12 and under free)
Parking Location: Thursday-Sunday (Google maps: Havasu 95 Speedway and ball field parking lots)
Contact Friends of the Fair for more information.
Photo: Courtesy of the Western Pyrotechnic Association.