Our newest book, which includes Arizona Highways iconic photography and maps, is sorted by region and is written for car-campers and families. Detailed information about accessibilty, amenities and fees is included for each campground.
Note: Dates and activities could change. Before planning to attend events, phone for fees and to confirm days and times.
Bullhead City/Laughlin River Run; April 23-27; Bullhead City; 928-754-4121 or 800-987-7457; www.laughlinriverrun.com. This annual motorcycle spring rally includes numerous entertainment events and food and biker vendors.
Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout; April 23-26; Lake Havasu City; 602-578-5975; www.lakeracer.com. One of the top poker runs in the nation, this event features world-class performance boats racing on Lake Havasu, along with an April 24 display of racing boats on Main Street.
Home & Garden Expo; April 25-27; Kingman; 928-753-2636; www.mcfafairgrounds.org. Mohave County Fairgrounds features home and garden products and services, demonstrations, and a carnival for the kids.
Made in Yuma Movie Marathon; April 26; Yuma; www.yumafilmfestival.com. NexGen presents this special centennial edition of the Yuma Film Festival, showcasing movies that were shot on location in and around the Yuma area.
Leonardo Da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius; Through April 30; Parker; 866-636-0171 or 928-669-6511; www.bluewaterfun.com. Blue Water Resort & Casino hosts a major traveling exhibition including 60 made-to-scale inventions and 23 exact replicas of Da Vinci’s art and work, combined with an audio and visual guide and music composed by Da Vinci.
Cinco de Mayo; May 2; Yuma; 928-373-5028; www.yumacalendar.org. Historic Downtown Yuma celebrates the Mexican holiday with bands, food vendors, salsa and flan contests, and a beer garden.
Historic Route 66 Fun Run; May 2-4; Kingman; 928-753-5001; www.kingmantourism.org or www.azrt66.com. More than 900 classic show cars cruise Route 66 from Seligman to Topock. Kingman hosts a huge show-and-shine, musical performances, vendors and food.
Ken Smith Memorial Drag Boat Nationals; May 2-4; Lake Havasu City; 928-230-1769; www.lucasoildragboats.com. Lucas Oil's famous professional drag-boat race series returns to Lake Havasu with speeds in excess of 260 mph.
KABAM! Kingman Area Books Are Magic Festival; May 4-5; Kingman; www.kingmantourism.org or www.kingmankabam.org. Metcalf Park hosts a Friday poetry competition and slam featuring nationally ranked slam poets and local contenders. On Saturday, authors and others will be presenting and signing their books to the sounds of music, background entertainment and a variety of vendors.
Bucket List Triathlon; May 10; Lake Havasu City;www.tucsonracing.com or www.golakehavasu.com. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at London Bridge State Beach by crossing an item off your bucket list. Swim in the channel in sight of the famous London Bridge.
36th Annual Festival of the Arts; May 10-11; Kingman; 928-727-1909 or www.gokingman.com/Upcoming-Events or www.route66rotary.com. Centennial Park and the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club Foundation present more than 70 vendors with high quality, handmade arts and crafts, along with live entertainment and food.
4th Annual Wine and Food Festival; May 17; Kingman;www.kingmanwinefestival.com. Enjoy award-winning wines from Arizona wineries and food from local restaurants, along with a car show at Firefighter’s Park. This event benefits the Mohave Community College Foundation.
31st Annual Western Outdoor News Lake Havasu Striper Derby; May 17-18; Lake Havasu City; 949-366-0030, Ext. 2; www.golakehavasu.com or www.wonews.com. Nautical Beachfront Resort hosts the largest fishing derby of its kind anywhere in the West. Perfect for novice and family teams.
Lutes Summer Jazz Series; May 30; Yuma; 928-782-2192; www.yumajazz.com. Lutes Casino features guest female vocalists Divas performing with the acclaimed Yuma Jazz Company Quintet.
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