Everyone at the lake knows what October means. No, not Halloween…Lake Havasu’s London Bridge Days. It’s the time of year we commemorate and celebrate our city’s most recognizable landmark.
In the early days of Lake Havasu City, there was a whole lot of land dotted with just a few houses around our beautiful lake. Robert McCulloch, the city founder, wanted to do something to really bring people out to the area. When the old London Bridge was scheduled to be demolished in lieu of a new one being built in England, Mr. McCulloch arranged to buy the bridge, have the bricks shipped to the desert and spent three years having it carefully reconstructed right here, in the middle of the desert. After the reconstruction was completed in 1971, curious tourists and retirees made their way to the lake to see this most unique of attractions here in America and the rest, as they say, is history.
For the fitness-minded folks, a special London Days Zumba class will be held at the stage located under the bridge on Saturday, October 20th. From 9am to 11:30am, all Lake Havasu residents and visitors are welcome to join in on some dance infused aerobic fun. All fitness and age levels are welcome to join in.
The London Bridge Days Youth Talent Show takes place Thursday, October 25th, at the Aquatic Center at 6pm. For more information on the event, including how your talented child can participate, please contact Janice Brown at (928) 453-8686. Hurry, though. The deadline for entries is October 19th.
The main event, however, happens the following weekend. On Saturday, October, 27th, local Lake Havasu school marching bands and organizations show their community pride by participating in the London Bridge Days Parade. The parade will take place along Main Street/McCulloch Blvd from Acoma to Capri beginning at 10am. That evening, head over to the stage underneath the London Bridge for a special concert featuring country artist Matt Farris from 7pm to 10pm.
Finally, on Sunday, October 28th, the local Lake Havasu Boy Scout troop will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 7am to 11am in the English Village under the bridge. Proceeds from the breakfast will help fund the special trips and activities the Boy Scouts participate in throughout the year.
Lake Havasu London Bridge Days are always a fun time in the city. All events are absolutely free to the public. Show your community spirit by attending any or all of these family-friendly events this month.
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