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Oct 24, 2019

The Las Vegas Days Parade (formerly known as Helldorado Parade), an annual cowboy-themed event celebrating Las Vegas’ tribute to the Wild West, offers the community the opportunity to participate in the annual western-themed parade Saturday, May 9, 2020.

All community members are invited to submit entries in the Las Vegas Days Parade at no charge — schools, local businesses, car clubs, equestrian groups, civic groups, nonprofits and more. There is NO fee to enter the parade; 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. Schools will be limited to two entries each.

The 2020 parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 9, downtown on Fourth Street from Gass to Stewart avenues. An independent panel of judges will decide on the award winners for the best entry, most creative, best theme, best float, best equestrian entry, best car club or motorized vehicle, and best walking group.

The theme of entries should reflect our western heritage; the birthday of the city of Las Vegas; Vegas, then and now; and/or the traditions of previous Helldorado parades. Submit your application to participate online no later than April 17, 2020. You can also download the application packet and parade rules here.

Helldorado was created in 1935 by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 1468. For more information on the Las Vegas Days Parade, call 702-229-4859.