The Parker Strip is heating up!
Temps are definitely heating up, but Life has never been cooler on the Parker Strip. Some may ask how we can top an amazing winter where we saw extremely mild temperatures all season long…minus some unexpected light snowfall around New Year.
Summer seems to always begin a little earlier for Parker than rest of the world. Having already seen a triple digit day in early April serves as an indicator that the River is open and ready for business. Boats have been serviced, PWCs have been gassed up and the promise of a good time awaits those who launch out and throttle up.
Speaking of throttle, this past weekend on the Parker Strip was the season opener for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. Bluewater Resort & Casino hosted the first year event on the beautiful shores of the Colorado River on a weekend that couldn’t have been more perfect for racing. “The Colorado River Challenge” (as the event was officially titled), featured Drag boats that boast 8,000-10,000 horsepower and easily reach speeds topping 200 MPH. As if that weren’t exciting enough a new world record was set by the “Spirit of Texas” which reached a hard-to-believe speed of 274.92 MPH!
Locals and fans alike are both excited to see the three day event return next Spring.
Can you believe it’s almost been a year since the last Tube Float?! The 38th Annual Parker Tube Float will be Saturday, June 6th. This year’s theme provides participants a flashback to 80’s pop culture: “IT’S LIKE, TOTALLY TUBULAR!”
Best themed Float will once again win $500 and the best Tube Float photo posted to social media using #parkertubefloat will win $100 cash!
The annual tube float continues to serve as Parker Area Chamber of Commerce’s largest fundraiser which provides many services to both the businesses and community of Parker, Arizona. Registration is only $10 and is mandatory for all participants in the Tube Float. Go to parkerfun.com to complete your registration online or stop by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce at 1217 California Avenue to pick up your registration form. As always, please float responsibly.
Another memorable summer lies ahead on the refreshing waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona.