Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair
Lake Havasu State Park
January 18-21, 2024
You are cordially invited to the 14th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair designated as one of THE TOP 100 EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA by the American Bus Association — an event you do not want to miss!
The Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair Store is available to answer questions by calling: 928.505.2440 from 10am-2pm Tue-Fri or by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Gate/Parking/Boat Parking Along the Channel
The main gate entrance Gate 1 ( Event map ) is located at 171 London Bridge Road (across from the swap meet parking lot, same entrance as other Windsor 4 events such as Rockabilly, boat shows and Bluegrass Festival).
For those arriving by boat, there will be a separate gate entrance for boaters who park along the Bridgewater Channel and enter through the beach. All boat parking is free and unreserved. Anyone who moors with a motor or paddle will enter through Gate 3 (Event map).
All event parking is free other than VIP parking, the only reserved parking available. There will be no traffic restrictions and the Swap Meet will occur on Sunday morning as usual. Shuttle buses will be available for those parking off-site, location and other details will be posted as the event nears. Available free parking will include: near Windsor 4, as well as off-site parking with available shuttles at:
- (RED LOT A on Offsite Parking map) Pima Wash Parking Lot on Mesquite Avenue across from Fresenius Kidney Care at 2145 Mesquite Ave. (map: http://bit.ly/2CdlC7l)
- (BLUE LOT B on Offsite Parking map) Mohave Community College-Lake Havasu City campus at 1977 W. Acoma Blvd. (map: http://bit.ly/2llsV2g),
- (GREEN LOT C on Offsite Parking map) Lake Havasu High School at 2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd. (map: http://bit.ly/2lbvGUI),
The Express Shuttle Service is free round trip to and from the main gate (Gate 1 on Event map ). The shuttle service will run from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The shuttle will run continuously (not on a set pick-up or drop-off schedule) without breaks.
Parking near the event site will be free and will be along London Bridge Road and in the London Bridge Plaza (with the exception of Sunday during the swap meet). Please be considerate of businesses in the surrounding event area. Vehicles that are left overnight will be towed. There is no parking allowed in the parking lots for either the English Village or the Havasu Landing Casino.
VIP parking will be available to everyone who purchases a VIP pass, and is located in the parking lot of the newly-built launch ramp at the south end of the State Park. Tour bus access only on the street that runs behind Bridgewater Motel; no other vehicle traffic permitted.
Boat Launching at Windsor/Lake Havasu State Park
Lake Havasu State Park, Lot 2 (the main launch ramp and parking area) will be open for public boat launching/trailer parking. Lot 1 (the PWC ramp), overflow parking adjacent to Lot 1 and Lot 2, and the new launch ramp area adjacent to Windsor 4 is reserved for Balloon Festival parking and camping. No boat parking will be permitted other than at Lot 2. Park rangers will direct boaters accordingly. Public access is subject to the State Parks rules and regulations for launching and parking.
November 30-Dec. 3
Pow Wow at Lake Havasu
Join us for a Pow Wow to commemorate Native American Heritage Month with special guests.
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Boat Parade of Lights Viewing at Lake Havasu State Park
Lake Havasu State Park will again be offering free admission to the Windsor 4 event area for the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Guests will be able to view the parade from the London Bridge Channel shoreline.
January 1, 2024
First Day Hike at Lake Havasu State Park
Meet at Lot 2 right inside the park to join this guided hike of the Sunset Trail. The hike is moderate, with sand and gravel trails, about 1.5-2 miles long. The hike will feature scenic overlooks of the lake and end in our beautiful cactus garden with water and snacks.
January 11-14, 2024
Buses by the Bridge
Who doesn’t love the quirkiness of an old VW bus? What started as a split-window campout has turned into a Volkswagen extravaganza with VW buses coming from all over the country for a giant campout at Lake Havasu State Park.
February 16-18, 2024
Rockabilly Reunion at Lake Havasu State Park
It's all about cool cats and chicks, retro-fashion, rock-n-roll oldies music, rat-rods! 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.
March 1-3, 2024
Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival
Come on out to the 2023 Bluegrass on the Beach Festival and mingle with bluegrass veterans and newcomers alike. There are jam sessions on and off stage, so don't be shy about bringing your favorite instrument and joining in.
March 9, 2024
Join Soroptimist International of Lake Havasu City for the ultimate comfort food and fun celebration. Warm your body and open your heart—one cup at a time—at Southwest Chowderfest, hosted by Soroptimist International of Lake Havasu City at Windsor Beach at Lake Havasu State Park.
March 15-17, 2024
McCulloch Cup – Hobie Cat Regatta
Competitors travel from across the Western U.S. for the event. Races will take place off of Windsor Beach in Lake Havasu State Park. Spectators are welcome to watch the beautiful multi-colored sails race on the blue waters of Lake Havasu, from the water or the beach with an entry fee to the park!