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Annual City-Wide Events

July 4, 2007
Rockets Over The River

Just after dusk on July 4, the huge annual Rockets Over The River fireworks display will be free for public viewing along the entire Laughlin River Walk. Typically, this extraordinary display is one of the most spectacular in the West, and will be choreographed to fabulous patriotic music. Various celebrations are planned at the Laughlin hotels and casinos, and radio stations will simulcast each show's music with speakers set up on the river.

October 4-7, 2007
Viva! Laughlin
- Pochteca EventWorks is proud to present this second annual celebration of Latino Heritage Month. For four days, Laughlin will host one of the largest town-wide fiestas featuring top name Latin entertainment including musicians, comedians, dancers, Latin arts, variety shows, sports promotions, themed parties and more!

October TBA 2007
Chef's Food Fest

Annual event features area restaurant and casino chef's offering their finest dishes in a sampler format. Everything from appetizers, main dishes, deserts and wine and beer tasting. Tickets available from the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce beginning Sept. 1st.

October TBA 2007
Dragon Boat Festival

Join us as we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Dragon Boating in Laughlin. With 50 corporate and community teams anticipated to challenge one another throughout the event weekend it is a guaranteed good time. The race itself takes place in the Colorado River, with free viewing areas located in Laughlin and Bullhead City. Teams who want to participate in this traditional Chinese race may sign up by calling (888) 679-4222

October TBA 2007
Laughlin Run to Fun

The 6th Annual Laughlin Run to Fun charity motorcycle event will be held in October 2006. All bikes are welcome to the event, and all proceeds benefit local children's charities. Over $15,000.00 was raised for children's charities during the 2nd Annual event. Join the Fun!

October TBA 2007
Laughlin Senior Olympics

5th annual event features seniors competing in a variety of endeavors including bowling, tennis, track and field, bocce, swimming, cycling, horseshoes, even poker, Thurs-Sun, call Bill Kesgen at Clark County Parks and Recreation for more information, 702-298-3413

December 31, 2007
Ring in the New Year Laughlin Style
- Live entertainment, DJ's great hit music, party favors and balloon drops are some of the exciting festivities provided by several hotels in their main casinos for the countdown to 2007.

January TBA 2008
Winter Break
- This 6th annual event is a festival celebrating life for the 50+ age group and promises to educate, stimulate, and offer non-stop entertainment and activities - all types of dancing, bingo and slot tournaments, healthy cooking demonstrations, exercise classes, and more. Educational seminars, a trade show, and live entertainment will also be showcased. Choose from a four-day pass for $39 or a full week pass for $50 (prices subject to change). Optional day tours and golf outings are also available for an additional, minimal charge. Tickets and inclusive hotel/activity packages are available from any professional tour operator or travel agent. For more information call Arko & Associates, Inc. at 480-926-5547.

January 2008
Laughlin Desert Challenge
- For the thirteenth year, Laughlin is the title series sponsor in the six-race circuit of SCORE International Off Road Racing where 16 classes of desert race cars and exotic race trucks will participate in this event on Saturday and Sunday. From sunrise to sunset, the racers will heat up the 11-mile loop of this desert course with a start/finish in a specially made stadium-style spectator area located at the Laughlin Events Park. Other ancillary events on Thursday and Friday include a Pit Crew Competition, Contingency Row/Tech Inspection, and the always-popular "Laughlin Leap" jump contest.

January 2008
Cloud's Jamboree
- A Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Bead and Mineral Show. This event appeals to the wholesaler, hobbyist, casual enthusiast, and general public. Various Laughlin Hotel/Casinos host the exhibits and vendor displays for this fourth annual dazzling event. For vendor and exhibit information only, please contact Cloud's Jamboree at 1-866-558-7719, or visit their web site at www.cloudsjamboree.com.

February 2008
"Colorado River Bluegrass Festival"
at Davis Camp by the Laughlin bridge. 8th Annual event featuring top bluegrass bands from across the country. Last years event featured  Mountain Heart, J.D. Crowe, The Lost & Found, Cherryholmes Family, Liberty Bluegrass, David Parmley and Continental Divide. Call 928-768-5819 or 928-201-5819 for more information.

February 2008
13th Annual Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow

in Fort Mojave

Native Americans from across the country will gather on the banks of the Colorado River in February for the 14th Annual Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow, a festival honoring the traditional dance, costumes and cultures of the many participating tribes.

The event includes competition in various traditional Native American dances, as well as vendor booths serving up Native American food and handmade Indian arts and crafts. It is presented by the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and takes place in the new Mojave Crossing Event Center near the Avi Resort & Casino, on the reservation just a few miles south of Bullhead City.

March 2008
"The Laughlin TownFest"

Three days of festivities include Moonlight in Laughlin, a carnival in the Laughlin Town Center Mall, the Jason Endline Memorial Parade down Needles Highway, live music including a Jimmy Buffet tribute band and Christine Jolet. This is a local event and is held in the township of Laughlin.

March 2008
Laughlin River Stampede
- For the 14th year, this five-day event will feature America's best cowboys competing in fast-paced, spine-tingling events for over $225,000 in prize money at the Laughlin River Stampede PRCA Rodeo. Special attractions include the appearance of Miss Rodeo America, the Stampede Cowboy Poker Game, rodeo displays, merchandise and crafts, and food and beverage concessions. Various Laughlin hotels plan to offer top name country music entertainment. This event will be televised as part of TNN's Wrangler World of Rodeo.

April 2008
“Laughlin Invitational Xtreme Bulls”
at Laughlin Event Arena one block west of Casino Drive. Features 40 bull riders each day, including national champions and $50,000 in prize money. This is one of 12 Xtreme Bulls events to be televised on ESPN and repeat broadcast on ESPN2 

April 23-27, 2008
Laughlin River Run
- More than 60,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will roar into Laughlin for the 25th Annual Laughlin River Run. This five-day event is the largest Harley-Davidson oriented event on the West Coast. Activities include stunt shows; the Harley-Davidson lifestyle tradeshow; traveling museum; the "river run" to Oatman, Arizona on historic Route 66; custom bike shows; the Miss River Run contest; and a poker run. Motorcycle vendors, exhibits, prize drawings and top name live entertainment will be scheduled for this event. For registration information, or room and concert packages, contact Dal-Con Promotions at 1-714-694-2800, 1-800-357-8223.

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