With its roots starting in 1934, Helldorado Days is the longest running civic event in the history of Las Vegas!
It originally was created to encourage tourism to the city upon completion of Boulder Dam. Now, with an audience of more than 15,000, Helldorado Days features a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo, a locals rodeo, a parade, carnival, Whiskerino (facial hair) contest, golf tournament, poker tournament, art show, art auction, trail ride, exhibits, and food and beverages.
During the five fun-packed days, Downtown Las Vegas is transformed, absorbing several vacant downtown blocks to build a rodeo arena and carnival from the ground up. As a non-profit fundraising event, 100 percent of the proceeds from Helldorado Days help local children and veterans. The event always has been produced by the members of Elks Lodge No. 1468, which is part of a national organization dedicated to investing in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans.
The Elks Lodge No. 1468 has donated more than more than $4 million since 1934. The 2014 Helldorado Rodeo has been chosen as an “Official Event” in Nevada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration in recognition of its long-standing community support and history, as well as its fun filled festivities that offer something for all ages and appetites.
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Zappos Gift Card Giveaway
This year, Zappos will be supporting Las Vegas’ longest running civic event - Helldroado Days and you have a chance to win a Zappos gift card. Come on down to the Downtown Rodeo Grounds on Thursday, May 16, 2013 and visit the Zappos tent near the entrance. You will receive a Zappos fan to keep you cool and a chance to win one of the prizes.Read More