Join us for the Helldorado Days Parade held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Downtown Las Vegas. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m.

The downtown parade route is northbound on Fourth Street from Gass Avenue to Ogden Avenue.

Applications Now Open For 2017 Las Vegas Helldorado Parade

$1000 To Participating High School Bands And $1500 To High School Groups Entering Floats Parade entry applications for the 2017 Las Vegas Helldorado Parade are now open. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, downtown on Fourth Street and is expected to last two hours. The parade route heads north on Fourth Street from Gass to Stewart avenues.

parade cowboyThere is NO fee to enter the parade and HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BANDS will receive $1,000 for participating! HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS that build and enter a float themed on western heritage or the birthday of Las Vegas will get $1,500, just for participating! All community members are welcome to submit entries at no charge -- local businesses, car clubs, equestrian groups, civic groups, nonprofits and more. See the application packet for rules and guidelines.

Go online to download the information and application packet at the city website. Submit your application to participate online or by fax or mail no later than April 20, 2017. For more information on the Helldorado Parade, call 702-229-6672.

5/15 Club

Every Las Vegas resident born on May 15, of any year, is invited to march together with a banner in the Helldorado Parade as members of the 5/15 Club. The city of Las Vegas was founded May 15, 1905, when 110 acres in what would later become downtown, were auctioned to ready buyers. To participate in the parade as a 5/15 Club member, go to the online registration form and follow the directions.

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.

For more information, contact:

Esther Reincke
Las Vegas City Hall
495 South Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

If you have questions, call Esther at (702)229-6672


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