Scheduled for April 9-11 in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., the Lake Havasu Boat Show will celebrate its 31st anniversary in 2021. The event, which caters to the general powerboating market but does incorporate West Coast performance-boat brands, is one of three happenings, all showcasing go-fast boats, coming to the area in April.
Next up on the roster is in the inaugural April 15-18 Super Cat Fest West event, which will be hosted at the London Bridge Resort. The four-day happening is the brainchild of Alvin Heathman, the founder of Super Cat Fest, which runs concurrently with the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri in late August.
As previously reported on speedonthewater.com, Heathman has tapped local talent—Speedboat magazine photographer Todd Taylor of Jokers Wild Productions in Lake Havasu City—to help produce the event. Like the original Super Cat Fest, the Arizona version won’t have a lot of structured daily activity on the water for participants. The show portion of the event will be at the docks behind the host venue, just as it is at the Camden On The Lake Resort during the original Super Cat Fest.
Cancelled this year, the Desert Storm Poker Run returns to Lake Havasu City April 21-25, and with 150-plus high-performance powerboats typically in the mix there’s no shortage of “show” on the Colorado River waters. But the actual show happens Thursday, from mid-afternoon to 9 p.m., with the Desert Storm Street Party. With a mile of everything from exotic go-fast catamarans and V-bottoms to sand-rails and show trucks on each side of McCulloch Boulevard, the exhibit takes over downtown Lake Havasu City.