Helldorado Days, an annual cowboy-themed outdoor festival celebrating Las Vegas’ tribute to the Wild West, offers a daily rodeo and carnival, exhibits and food, as well as a parade, Whiskerino contest, and other activities.
Created in 1934 and produced by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 1468 and Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Inc., the 82- year civic event has raised more than $4 million during its history to assist local children’s and veterans’ charities. The parade is sponsored by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.
The wild west is still as wild as ever in Bonnie Springs Ranch’s Old Nevada Town, a replica of an authentic 1880’s mining town.