EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Fireworks Start: 5pm-10:30pm nightly, Thurs-Sun (Sunday show ends at 10pm).
Organized Show Segments (professional, big fireworks displays): 7:30pm Fri-Sun and run approx. one hour. Largest single show Saturday night (if cancelled due to rain, a double show will occur Sun).
Gates Open: 3pm daily
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No need to wait for July 4th to view the fireworks. The shimmer and sparkle of this winter holiday fireworks show taking place above scenic SARA Park glows brighter than ever this year! A visit to Lake Havasu City during President’s Weekend is not complete without experiencing Western Pyrotechnic Association’s and Lake Havasu City’s remarkable showcase. New memories with family and friends will be created as the clear desert sky morphs into a spectacular kaleidoscope of colors in honor of the 29th anniversary of Winter Blast.
An event that promises to overwhelm thousands of visitors from around the world with the biggest fireworks display in WPA’s and Lake Havasu City’s history. There will also be a Beer Garden at the Rodeo Grounds as part of fund-raising efforts on behalf of local children.
Parking: $5/passenger vehicle (RVs of any size are not permitted into general parking area, only in the camping area at the Rodeo Grounds)
Gates Open: 3pm daily (you are urged to arrive early as parking and seating fills up fast)
Admission into fireworks spectator area: $5/person (kids 12 and under free)
Parking Location: Thurs-Sun @ Havasu 95 Speedway and ball field parking lots
No Re-entry: If you leave, you will be required to pay again if parking is available
Where to enter: Enter at the main SARA Park entrance (most southern entrance near Havasu 95 Speedway) off of Hwy. 95 Thursday-Sunday. There will be no entry into SARA Park from Dub Campbell Parkway/S. McCulloch Bl. @ Hwy 95, you must use the main entrance. PARKING FILLS UP FAST, EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED. No parking along the shoulders of State Route 95.
Parking admission tickets will be accepted at all public parking areas within the park, with the exception of the Fairgrounds. There will also be limited parking at the BMX track, but those parking there will not be permitted to walk to the main event area at Havasu 95 Speedway.
The show will be broadcast to the SARA Park Rodeo Grounds and BMX parking lots through KKRV FM 104.7
Please leave pets at home! The pyrotechnics being displayed are very loud (and startling for their sensitive ears). Please keep this in mind and do not bring your four-legged family members to the event.
SARA Park Dog Park: Closed from Thurs-Mon.
Alternative Dog Parks: Lion’s Dog Park (London Bridge Beach); Avalon Dog Park (1294 Avalon Ave.)
Camping was full by January 7 for the 2017 event. You’re urged to reserve early!
Dates: February 13-20, 2017
Cost: $150 for a full week of dry camping
Contact: Sandi Nagel 928-208-2093
The only spectator camping allowed inside SARA Park during the week of Western Winter Blast. Come early and spend the week. Enjoy the Pyrotechnics show each night from your RV or in the comfortable grandstands. Large, clean restrooms and a friendly group of volunteers to help you enjoy your stay. Bring your own food and enjoy a live band on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, or let the staff cook for you. You can opt for the big Saturday BBQ or a weekend meal pass for Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Book room reservations far in advance because this event is always a sell-out! Check hotel availability by clicking on the LODGING tab in this website.
For more information regarding this event, visit the Western Pyrotechnic Association website. Event dates, details, and times are subject to change.
Photos courtesy of Tom Calderwood and Bonnie Butterworth.
The shows will take place rain or shine; in the rare event of severe winds, heavy rain or electrical storms, the show will be delayed until the weather disturbance subsides. If torrential, steady downpour ensues, Saturday’s show may be cancelled and a double show will occur on Sunday evening.