Everyone is invited to celebrate Las Vegas Helldorado Days in downtown Las Vegas May 13-16. There will be fun and activities for everyone – rodeo, carnival, contests, parade and fireworks.

Helldorado rodeo tickets are on sale now, priced at $10 for general admission adult tickets, free for ages 10 and younger, for the May 13 rodeo only. Tickets for the May 14-16 rodeo performances are priced at $15 for adults, $8 for ages 12 and younger. The first five rows of special flip-up seats are priced at $25. Tickets are available at these area locations:

* Elks Lodge 1468, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

* Sahara Coins, 7293 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 106. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

* Sunset Saddlery & Feed, 241 Elliot Road in Henderson. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

* El Cortez Hotel, 600 Fremont St., Casino Cage and Gift Shop. Hours: 24 hours.

* Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 Main St., Gift Shop. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

* Fitzgeralds Casino, 301 Fremont St., Gift Shop. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

* Boot Barn, 7265 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

* Intermountain Farmers Association, 3176 W. Martin Ave. Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

* Shepler’s Western Wear, 4700 W. Sahara Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Some Helldorado events, such as the trail ride, begin as early as April 24 in various locations. Check the www.elkshelldorado.com/ Web site for details on entering the western art auction, golf tournament, $10,000 treasure hunt, Texas Hold’em poker tournament, Whiskerino contest and other scheduled events.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. daily May 13-16 for the carnival, displays, food vendors and exhibitors at the downtown rodeo grounds, located between Mesquite and Stewart avenues, from Las Vegas Boulevard to Seventh Street. Carnival admission is $3, or free with purchase of a rodeo ticket. The following Helldorado events are scheduled at the rodeo grounds unless otherwise noted:

Carnival: 5 p.m.-midnight
Helldorado Rodeo: 7 p.m.
Helldorado Bar Tent with DJ

Carnival: 5 p.m.-midnight
Whiskerino Contest: 6 p.m.
PRCA Pro Rodeo: 8 p.m.
Helldorado Bar Tent with DJ

Helldorado Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at 9 a.m. in Binion’s Gambling Hall & Casino
Carnival: 5 p.m.-midnight
Helldorado Parade: 7-9 p.m. on Fourth Street from Gass Avenue to Ogden Avenue
Fireworks following parade, launched from Fremont Street Experience parking garage
PRCA Pro Rodeo: 9 p.m.
Helldorado Bar Tent with DJ

Carnival: 5 p.m.-midnight
PRCA Pro Rodeo: 7 p.m.
Helldorado Bar Tent with DJ
Treasure Hunt Awards

Maps for available parking downtown and the parade route, as well as an application to have an entry in the parade and other details, are available on the city’s Web site at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/helldorado. For more information on the Helldorado parade, call (702) 229-6776.

Related Links:

El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Plaza Hotel and Casino

Fitzgerald’s Hotel and Casino