Buses by the Bridge XXII

January 12-14, 2018


Who doesn't love the quirkiness of an old VW bus? What started as a split-window campout has turned into a Volkswagen extravaganza with VW buses coming from all over the country for a giant campout at Lake Havasu State Park. Check out VW’s buses of all vintages and types! Discover outdoor fun under the sun as you take a trip down memory lane at the 22nd Annual Buses By the Bridge. Gather the kids on Saturday so they can burn off some energy in the bouncy house. For the adults, there are hot air balloon rides and a chili cook-off. The grand finale at this ode to the classics is a delicious pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.

In 2016, BBB had 514 VW buses making it the largest VW bus camp-out and show in the United States with over 4000 people attending!


$2 per person for walk-in spectators, good all weekend
Camping Thursday-Sunday: $40
Camping Friday-Sunday: $30
Camping Saturday & Sunday: $20

7am: Gates open (set up camp, shuttles available to the Lake Havasu Balloon Festival)
4pm: Chili cookoff (free aprons for first 20 entrants)

7am: Gates open
10am-3pm: Kids activities
2pm: Corn hole tournament
7pm: Raffle and awards

7am: Gates open, Boy Scout pancake breakfast served
10-11am: Individual camp cleanup
11am: Raffle

For a full event schedule, click here.

Campers, motorhomes, trailers, non-VW Vans, etc. can park in the designated RV parking area.  Pre-registration NOT required. There is space to accommodate over 500 vehicles. Parking is first come-first served, however, State Park rules apply.

  • Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times (this means all pets, not just dogs). Absolutely no pets are allowed on the beach at any time (State Park rule).
  • You must pick up after your pet!
  • No glass - no glass - no glass! No glass containers are allowed (State Park rule).
  • Quiet time begins at 10pm (State Park rule).
  • No fires on grass - no exceptions!
Free spectator parking is available, use the entrance next to the Bridgewater Motel off London Bridge Rd. Event dates and times are subject to change. Please contact event coordinator to verify information.

Contact Information:

Ronnie Feitelson 
Phone: 928-680-7664

Event Information:

Venue: Lake Havasu State Park, Lot 4 (Windsor 4)
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Price: $2 per person, good all weekend