Two big events are set this weekend in Lake Havasu City. Winterblast Pyrotechnics and Rockabilly Reunion will go on despite the weather reports of rain. Organizers for both events told RiverScene Magazine the show will go on.
“Rockabilly Reunion will go on rain or shine,” said Rockabilly Reunion organizer Kennie Cuppetellli.
“We can shoot (fireworks) when there is some rain and some wind, but we will have to make those decisions on site,” said Winterblast Vice President Greg Dandurand.
28th annual Western Winter Blast Pyrotechnics Show
The fireworks are 5 to 10:30 p.m. nightly beginning Thursday, Feb. 16, and lasting through Sunday, Feb. 19, at SARA Park. Professional, big firework displays begin at 7:30 p.m. Thurs-Sun and last about an hour. The largest single show is Saturday night. Gates open 3 p.m. daily. Parking is $5/passenger vehicle. RVs not permitted in general parking. Admission is $5/person, free admission for youth 5 years old and younger. No pets! SARA Dog Park is closed for the duration of this event. Camping at the Rodeo Grounds is sold out.
Note: Enter at main SARA Park entrance, which is the southernmost entrance. There will be no entry into SARA at the McCulloch intersection. No parking is allowed along the shoulders of State Route 95, vehicles will be ticketed and towed. Organizers suggest early arrival as parking fills up fast, expect delays.
9th Annual Lake Havasu City Rockabilly Reunion
Rockabilly Reunion is set for noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. There’s rock-n-roll oldies, rat rods, 150 vendors, a pin-up girl contest, 30 bands playing live music in turn, a swap meet, 1950s hair salon and barber, and at least 800 cars and motorcycles on display. Presale tickets are $32/3-day pass and $13/1-day. At the gate, $45/3-day pass and $15/1-day pass. Children 10 years old and younger admitted free. www.lakehavasurockabillyreunion.com.
Feature photo: Bob Hujer and Edward Kibbler set up racks for Winterblast Pyrotechnics at Sara Park Wednesday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene