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Pirates of the Colorado River Regatta

Pirates of the Colorado River Regatta
Location: Colorado River
Venue: Town-wide event
Start Date: 08/11/2011
End Date: 08/13/2011
Dark Date(s): N/A
Times: Various activities throughout day
Cost: Registration: $15 before Aug. 5; $20 after Aug. 5
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Shiver Me Timbers!!!!! Thousands of pirates are expected to invade the Colorado River for this 5th annual wet and wild event.

Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to put together pirate-themed floats and join this jolly extravaganza. The regatta welcomes fun-loving, outdoor enthusiasts to ride on adorned inner tubes; decked-out kayaks and canoes; and decorative, non-motorized parade-type floats for a colorful race down the Colorado River.

This year, the festivities will last for three days beginning with the "Wake the Plank" wake boarding and wake skate competition on Thursday, 8/11. More fun, frolic and partying starts the Friday night before the float with the Ye Gotta Regatta pre-party at Community Park. And, to wrap up this fun-filled weekend, everyone can join in the post-float celebration at the Ya Hafta Afta post-party in Rotary Park.

There will also be a Cannonball Regatta Pre-Party, sponsored by a local Kiwanis group, at Davis Camp on Friday evening from 5 to 9 pm.  Fun activities will include a Beer Pong Tournament, Outdoor Nightclub and Foam Party, and the Pirate Obstacle Course.

The Regatta Registration includes an event wristband for entry into the parks, shuttle bus rides and food, commemorative t-shirt, and a 2011 Regatta Discount Card good for discounts at local businesses all year long!  Floaters without event wristbands will have to provide their own transportation to/from launch site to Rotary Park.

HOTEL PACKAGES:

HARRAH'S LAUGHLIN

River Regatta Package includes two nights in a North Tower Classic Room, Friday, 8/12 and Saturday, 8/13; two wristbands for entry into the River Regatta; and two beach towels. This package starts at $250 and can be booked by calling Harrah's Laughlin or visiting their web site and using offer code PLRIR.

AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT

Play like Royalty when you Party like a Pirate with the $40 River Regatta Package.  The Aquarius is offering One Entry into the 2011 River Regatta, One Life Jacket, and One Inner Tube for One Low Price!  Call the ace l PLAY Center at 702-298-5028 to reserve your package now.  And, if you still need a room, call 1-800-662-5825 or visit the Aquarius' web site for reservations.