Things to do this May in Lake Havasu City
April 25, 2019
As the boating season gears up in Lake Havasu City, a resort community many like to call “Arizona’s West Coast,” May looks like a fun month with a hilarious Chihuahua race, a striper derby, and a new attraction in town called glow paddling.
11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races & Social Event
May 5th @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Chihuahua is a tiny short-hair with a huge personality and big-dog attitude. You’ve seen them steal the show in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” “Legally Blonde,” and “Sex and the City.” Now you can see these fast pocket-sized critters race on a 30-ft. sand track when Paws & Claws Animal Care sponsors a May 5 Cinco de Mayo competition at 2715 Maricopa Ave. The fun starts with registration at 4:30 p.m. Racing begins at 5 p.m. Top prize is $100 for the fastest little perro pequeño.
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37th Annual WON Striper Derby
May 17th - May 19th
The London Bridge Resort is headquarters for experienced anglers passionate about landing some of the lake’s legendary stripers. Hosted by Western Outdoor News and Lake Havasu City, the WON Striper Derby features a grand raffle prize of a Klamath 16 EXW 16-ft. fishing boat paired with a Suzuki 40 HP motor and trailer. Organizers say it’s the largest, most lucrative striped bass fishing event in the U.S. Friday is check-in and a Captain's meeting at Anderson Toyota at 6510 Showplace Ave. to go over event rules and weekend activities for first-time entrants. Cost per team is $175 which includes basic entry and a chance to win the boat, trophies and many other tackle prizes, including a Striper Derby hat and T-shirts for both team members. There will be docks for the boats weighing in their bags of linesiders and plenty of parking for cars and boat trailers near the London Bridge Resort’s convention center.
Learn more here.
New Lake Havasu City Attraction Will Glow on You
Now through August 2019, enjoy a memorable glow paddle through the Bridgewater Channel. Southwest Kayaks is renting illuminated standup paddleboards (SUP) lit from underneath. Each board is equipped with waterproof LED lighting allowing you to see marine life at night. Rentals are available Fridays and Saturdays at 4 p.m. for $25 per hour. It’s perfect for a night out with your friends, or a romantic evening under the stars. Just bring swimsuit/active wear, water shoes, water for hydration and a cheerful attitude. And don’t forget a waterproof case for your smartphones for a very special glow paddle selfie. Location: 423 English Village at the London Bridge. For more information: https://southwestkayaks.com.
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