The Las Vegas Days Parade, formerly known as Helldorado Parade, is held in mid-May each year and celebrates the city’s western roots. The parade usually includes floats, high school marching bands, cowboys and cowgirls on horseback, car clubs, nonprofits and more. In past years, an independent panel of judges decided on the award winners for the best entry, most creative, best theme, best float, best equestrian entry, best car club or motorized vehicle, best marching band and best walking group. The parade was first held in 1935, and is sponsored by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.
The theme of entries should reflect our heritage; the birthday of the city of Las Vegas; Vegas, then and now; and/or the traditions of Helldorado Days. May 15, 2022, was the 117th anniversary of the land auction in 1905, which marks the beginning of Las Vegas. Helldorado Days was created in 1935.