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LAKE HAVASU CITY - You can travel the world in search of one-of-a-kind events, but why spend the money?

A Main Street winter festival, the west's largest fireworks display, Arizona's biggest rockabilly reunion, and world-record worthy line dancing on the historic London Bridge are highlights this winter season.

Winterfest Celebrates Winter Warmth, Feb. 9-10

Visitors and residents alike will turn out by the thousands for the 34th annual Winterfest. Over 200 vendors in 400 booths from across the U.S. invite everyone to shop, browse, relax, and enjoy Lake Havasu City's unique culture. Winterfest has been a favorite event for locals and visitors alike for a generation. It's two spectacular days of arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home decor, tasty street food, beer garden, and eclectic entertainment. 

            

Winterfest is held on McCulloch Blvd. (Downtown Havasu District) between Acoma and Smoketree. Look for easy access to free parking along Swanson and Mesquite Avenues. For more information: https://golakehavasu.com/event/winterfest/all/      

30th Annual Western Winter Blast Pyrotechnics Show, Feb. 13-17, 2019 - "Boom, Boom, Boom." As pop artist Katy Perry might say, the 30th Annual Western Winter Blast Pyrotechnics Show is "even brighter than the moon, moon, moon." There's no need to wait for the Fourth of July when you have top Western Pyrotechnic Association (WPA) pyrotechnicians from throughout the west coming to town. This 30th anniversary display is said to be the biggest fireworks display in WPA and Lake Havasu City history. The event occurs at the Havasu 95 Speedway at SARA Park, 7260 S. Sara Parkway, and starts each night at 7:30 p.m., with the largest spectacle scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16.

            

11th Annual Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion, Feb. 15-17

Rockabilly was the forerunner to rock 'n' roll. In fact, rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock 'n' roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the U.S., especially the South. As a genre it blends the sound of Western musical styles such as country with that of rhythm and blues, leading to what is considered "classic" rock 'n' roll.           

            

Learn more by attending this rockin' event on the banks of Lake Havasu at Lake Havasu State Park. The event includes a 1950's themed car and motorcycle show and what's being called the largest rockabilly event in the state of Arizona. So big, in fact, it's sanctioned by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame based in - where else? - Nashville.

            

Take a three-day stroll down nostalgia lane with 150 vendors of all types, food, beer garden, and the ever popular Pin-Up Girl contest. A second stage was added and 22 bands over three days will be rockin' your socks off, including a Johnny Cash tribute band named Cash'd Out. Over 800 cars and motorcycles will be on display. Events include giveaways, a swap meet, and a 1950's hair salon and barber and more.

            

This year the official Rockabilly Reunion after party will be held at Kokomo at the London Bridge Resort on Friday, February 15, and Saturday, February 16, with surprise entertainment each night. 

            

8th Annual Line Dance on the London Bridge, Feb. 24, 2:30-5 p.m. 

There will be plenty of body rolls, boogie walks, knee pops and scissor kicks when the Havasu Community Health Foundation invites visitors to set a record for the largest number of line dancers on the historic London Bridge, considered by some the world's largest antique. Fun-loving people join together for two short dances on the bridge, and then gather under the span for two more hours of dancing. It's great fun for a charitable cause. Proceeds help fund low-cost health screening programs, and support groups and health education in the Lake Havasu City community.

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