Havasu Hosts America’s Hottest Party

Although temperatures were nowhere near the same as they were on June 29, 1994, last weekend the boating friendly city of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., threw a massive party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the day when the city famous for its London Bridge soared to 128 degrees and claimed the highest recorded temperature in a United States city.

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Known for its hot weather, hot boats and hot people, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., celebrated its “hottest city in America” title last weekend. Photo by Jason Johnson/Speedonthewater.com.

Officially, the hottest recorded temperature in the country is also the hottest temperature ever recorded on the planet—134 degrees in Death Valley, Calif., in 1913—but we all know there weren’t too many people there to witness that day. On the other hand, there were thousands sweating it out in Lake Havasu 25 years ago, and there were thousands in attendance last week when the city hosted a “Hot for Havasu” celebration on a day when the high only reached 103 degrees.

“We’ve always known we were hot, both literally and figuratively,” said Terence Concannon, president and CEO of Go Lake Havasu. “This party is perfect to celebrate all of the hotness surrounding our famed party spot, the Bridgewater Channel, as well as our summer temperatures that makes our lake even more appealing than it is just naturally.”

“Hot for Havasu: America’s Hottest Party” ran from 3 to 6 p.m., last Saturday at the Koko Beach Stage in the Bridgewater Channel. The party marked the first time the city celebrated its record temperature.

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