Buses by the Bridge
Lake Havasu State Park
January 11-14, 2024 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
It’s time for a cruise and blast to the past!
Enjoy more than 600 Volkwagen buses at this year's Buses by the Bridge.
What started as a split-window campout has turned into a Volkswagen extravaganza with VW buses coming from all over the county to camp out in our Lake Havasu State Park.
This event will showcase VW buses of all makes and models including vintage.
Gather the kids on this bright and beautiful Saturday to help burn off some extra energy in the bouncy houses.
For some adult fun, we encourage you to enjoy a scenic hot air balloon ride or participate in the chili cook-off. The finale of this groovy event will be a delicious pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.
ENTRANCE FEES $5 per person for walk-in spectators (children 17 years old and younger are free), good all weekend. See the Buses by the Bridge fees for camping rates.
For a full event schedule, click here
Campers, motorhomes, trailers, non-VW Vans, etc. can park in the designated RV parking area. Pre-registration NOT required. There is space to accommodate over 600 vehicles. Parking is first come-first served, however, State Park rules apply.
- Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times (this means all pets, not just dogs). Absolutely no pets are allowed on the beach at any time (State Park rule).
- You must pick up after your pet!
- No glass! No glass containers are allowed (State Park rule).
- Quiet time begins at 10pm (State Park rule).
- No fires on grass-no exceptions!
Free spectator parking is available, use the entrance next to the Bridgewater Motel off London Bridge Rd. Event dates and times are subject to change. Please contact event coordinator to verify information or visit busesbythebridge.com.
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 18-21, 2024
Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair
The three day festival and fair is jam packed with tethered balloon rides an art village, face painting, dog shows, great bands and entertainers on the main stage, paper balloon launching, a carnival, musical and theatrical groups, classic cars, remote control planes, untethered balloon rides, Night Glow, delicious food in the food court, and much more!
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!