Festivities are on tap for the Fourth of July holiday in Lake Havasu City from big barbecues to parties on the water.
Larry Olsen always starts his Fourth “by watching the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest (Go Matt Stonie) then a family barbecue followed by legal fireworks once it gets dark.”
But one thing is for sure – the main event – the city fireworks display – will be hard to miss. If the glittering show is in your plans for Fourth of July fun, make sure to snag the best seat in the house, or in this case, the city.
With the usual blazing temperatures, many people head to the lake. They’ll either be by the water’s edge at London Bridge Beach, Rotary Community Park, or on the lake itself on a boat or personal watercraft.
Both locations provide optimal views of the fireworks. Bring blankets and/or chairs and arrive a little early in order to reserve a good spot, as these beaches may fill up quickly with families and friends ready to celebrate. Don’t forget; no pets or alcohol are allowed at Rotary.
The lake is a great spot to view the sparks as well.
Local Tanika Nelson plans to take her family out on the water so they can be under the fireworks. “That’s the best seat in town!”
If you plan on taking a boat out, be sure to get there early as the water will become crowded, and make sure you anchor from both the back and the front of your boat because of the congestion.
Want to party and still be on the waterfront? The Nautical Beachfront Resort is throwing a Fourth of July bash starting at 7 p.m., Monday, with food, a live concert, and plenty of VIP seating for the fireworks show. If you’d like to attend, the price is $59 for adults and $35 for children.
The fireworks are set off from Lookout Point and can be easily seen from other areas in town, too. Nate Fuhriman plans on “riding a golf cart to a mountain top to watch fireworks with friends.”
Tune into KNTR 980AM for music to match the fireworks. The show starts at about 9 p.m.