Parade Begins 10 A.M. Saturday, May 13, Downtown On Fourth Street

The 2023 Helldorado Days Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, on Fourth Street downtown between Gass and Stewart avenues. Everyone is invited to enjoy the free annual parade that celebrates our diverse city and its history, who we are now as a community and where we are going together. Led by Mayor Carolyn Goodman with Elvis in a pink Cadillac, this year’s parade offers plenty of family fun, including six marching bands, Zelzah Shriners mini cars and motorcycles, dancers, city officials on the Big Red classic fire engine, floats, horses, car clubs and much more.

    This parade was historically known as Helldorado Days before changing to Las Vegas Days several years ago. Now the event returns to its roots as the Helldorado Days Parade, celebrating the city’s founding in 1905, its western history, and the strides we have made since then.

    The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial is offering $500 for the best marching band and $500 for the best historic Las Vegas-themed float in the parade.

    “The Helldorado Days Parade is back and bigger than ever, and everyone is invited to participate and enjoy this citywide event,” Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said. “From the marching bands to the beautiful horses and the floats, this parade celebrates our heritage, and is something that everyone can enjoy.”

    May 15 is the 118th anniversary of the land auction in 1905, which marks the beginning of Las Vegas. This parade was created in 1935. For more information on the Helldorado Days Parade, visit or call 702.229.4859.