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July 2024
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Sizzling Summer Fun: Lake Havasu City’s Must-See July Events

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July 2024

LAKE HAVASU – As the summer heat rises, so does the excitement in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This picturesque desert oasis, known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant community spirit, is gearing up for a sizzling July filled with unforgettable events. From patriotic celebrations to family-friendly entertainment, there’s something for everyone to enjoy under the sun-kissed skies of Lake Havasu.
Kicking off the month with a bang, the annual Fireworks Over the Lake event on July 4th promises a dazzling display of pyrotechnics that will illuminate the night sky. Spectators gather at prime viewing spots like Thompson Bay, Rotary Park, and London Bridge Beach to watch the fireworks launched from Spectator Point near the Nautical Inn. The synchronized music broadcast on KNTR 106.7 adds an extra layer of magic to the experience. Event organizers recommend arriving early to secure a good spot and to expect heavy traffic.
“The Fireworks Over the Lake event is a cherished tradition that brings our community together to celebrate our nation’s independence,” said Mayor Cal Sheehy. “It’s a spectacular sight to see the fireworks reflecting off the serene waters of Lake Havasu.”
Families looking to beat the heat can enjoy a series of free movie screenings at local cinemas throughout July. The Summer Free Kids Movie Series features beloved animated films such as “Despicable Me 3,” “The Lorax,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” and “The Super Mario Bros Movie.” These morning showings at Star Cinemas and Movies Havasu provide a cool respite from the summer sun while offering delightful entertainment for children and parents alike.
“We love bringing our kids to these free movie events,” said local mom Sarah Johnson. “It’s a great way to spend quality time together while escaping the heat. The kids always leave with big smiles on their faces.”
Sports enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Havasu Heat Collegiate Summer Baseball Games, which bring the excitement of America’s favorite pastime to local fields. Cheer on talented collegiate teams as they compete in thrilling matchups at Rotary Community Park and other venues. With games scheduled throughout July, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a fun and affordable evening out with family and friends.
For those who prefer to unwind with live music, the Summer Cool Down Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of local bands and artists performing at various locations around the city. These evening concerts provide the perfect backdrop for relaxing under the stars while enjoying a variety of musical genres. Attendees can expect a laid-back atmosphere and the chance to mingle with the friendly Lake Havasu community.
Country music fans have a special treat in store with the Wake the Lake Country Festival on July 20th. This one-day extravaganza at Rotary Park features performances by popular country artists, along with delicious food vendors and a range of family-friendly activities. Put on your dancing boots and get ready for a day filled with toe-tapping tunes, laughter, and community spirit.
“The Wake the Lake Country Festival has become a highlight of the summer for many residents and visitors,” said event organizer Tom Stevens. “It’s a chance to come together, enjoy great music, and celebrate the unique charm of Lake Havasu City.”
As the sun sets on another action-packed day, visitors can reflect on the memories made and the connections forged during these special July events. Lake Havasu City’s commitment to providing engaging activities for all ages shines through in the carefully curated lineup that showcases the best of the community.
So pack your sunscreen, grab your loved ones, and head to Lake Havasu City this July for a summer getaway you won’t soon forget. With its stunning natural beauty, warm hospitality, and exciting events, this desert gem promises an unforgettable experience for all who venture to its shores.
For more information on these events and other happenings in Lake Havasu City, visit the official Go Lake Havasu website at
— Jeremy Webb

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