About Desert Storm
Desert Storm is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023 and is the largest Performance Boating event in the Western United States! This unique event stands as one of the largest events of any kind in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It fills the local hospitality industry with boating enthusiasts from all over the country. Anderson Powersports Desert Storm presented by Kicker Marine Audio consists of several thrilling events starting out on Wednesday with Krusin' for a Kause, where volunteer boaters take local special needs residents out for a fun cruise on the lake. The cruise is followed up by a BBQ lunch for all involved! Wednesday evening is our meet and greet dinner with live/silent auctions benefitting our 2023 charity of choice, the Havasu Community Health Foundation. Thursday is the crowd favorite Street Party with a major display of awesome high powered boats, vendors of all kinds, food trucks, entertainment and more. Arguably the largest event on Lake Havasu City's Main Street, as a multi-million dollar presentation of extraordinary super-charged racing vessels. This FREE street display is the "kick-off" to the Anderson Powersports Desert Storm Poker Run & Shugrue's Shootout stretching from Acoma Blvd. to Riviera. The Parade of Power starts Friday off with all of the boats in the Poker Run cruising through the channel and right under the world famous London Bridge! From there the participants in the Poker Run head out to one of 5 card stops to gather their poker hands and have their boats photographed by our aerial photographer in a helicopter! Friday night is poker hand card turn in along with a light meal provided for the participants. Saturday features the high speed Shugrue's Shootout on a closed course with incredible boats and drivers battling it out to see who will be crowned the King and Queen of the desert with the fastest times for 2023! The fun continues Saturday night with the awards ceremony, dinner and entertainment. This is an incredible week of fun you’ll want to see for yourself!