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Top 5 Water Fun (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Water Fun (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Water Fun — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Big Surf Waterpark

1500 N. McClintock Dr.,
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-994-2297
bigsurffun.com
Offers plenty of ways to beat the heat, including one of the country’s largest wave pools, exciting waterslides, kids’ play areas and more.


The Dolly Steamboat

P.O. Box 977,
Apache Junction, AZ 85117
480-827-9144
dollysteamboat.com
The Dolly Steamboat is a family-owned and operated business for more than 25 years, continuing a tradition of cruising since 1925 starting with the SS Geronimo.


Bluewater Jet Boat Tours

501 English Village,
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
928-855-7171
coloradoriverjetboattours.com
Enjoy breathtaking views as the tour travels up the Colorado River through the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. You’ll see places like Devils Elbow, interesting rock formations and 3,500-year-old Indian petroglyphs.


Lake Powell House Boat Rental

Two locations in Arizona
800-255-5561
foreverhouseboats.com
Houseboat vacations are all about charting your own course. Lake Powell House Boat Rental offers house boat rentals on both Lake Mead and Lake Powell.


Wet ‘N’ Wild Phoenix

4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85310-4002
623-201-2000
wetnwildphoenix.com
Set on 35 acres in North Phoenix, Wet ‘n’ Wild is the largest theme park in Arizona, and features Maximum Velocity — the world’s first dueling water coasters.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

Sound Wave music festival

Lights, Water, Music: 3rd Sound Wave Music Festival

The 3rd Sound Wave music festival presented by Disco Donnie and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE) has been scheduled! This is Arizona’s first electronic dance music (EDM) festival, which debuted in 2011, held at a waterpark. Don’t miss this unique event taking place on Saturday, September 29 at Big Surf Waterpark at 4 p.m.

“Our goal was to be the first to bring electronic dance music fans in Arizona an experience they had never had before,” says Steve LeVine, SLE’s Chief Entertainment Officer, “and the third installment of this festival is promised to be bigger and better than ever!”

And this year, internationally acclaimed DJ Calvin Harris will be headlining the event. Harris has made waves in the EDM scene since 2007 and has worked with well-known artists, including LMFAO and Kylie Minogue. You may have even heard his tracks, “Feel So Close” and “We Found Love,” which features Rihanna, on the radio every now and then.

As the list of other internationally acclaimed DJs are being confirmed, this year’s event is anticipated to be the largest. In the past, Sound Wave hosted 20 international and national DJs, including Kaskade, Kraddy, Boys Noize, Diplo and Porter Robinson.

The Sound Wave music festival will also feature art exhibits, three stages that work within a functioning waterpark, bars, VIP sections and more. Those with VIP tickets will be granted access to two private water slides, a private bar, as well as a collectible VIP laminate. General public tickets are now on sale.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

For more information about Sound Wave and/or to purchase tickets, visit soundwaveaz.com.

Big Surf Waterpark
1500 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ
(480) 284-6033
soundwaveaz.com