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Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Bullhead City)

Laughlin Desert Challenge
More than 200 of the world’s top off-road drivers compete annually in this two-day race through the rough desert terrain in the Laughlin, NV area for $25,000 in prize money. The event is filmed for national TV distribution.

Annual Oatman Bed Race
(Oatman, AZ)
Following a bedclothes parade, teams race beds down the main street accompanied by a bedpan band.

February

Bullhead City Community Concert

Needles Snowbird Golf Tournament

March

Silvery Colorado River Rock

Club Gemboree
Bullhead City’s annual gem and mineral show. Dozens of vendors, demonstrations, food and drink, displays, drawings.

American Crown Circus

April

Laughlin River Stampede P.R.C.A. Rodeo
Almost a quarter of a million-dollar purse is offered to cowboys and cowgirls in the P.R.C.A. Rodeo which is filmed for TNN. In vying for the prize money, of 700 participants compete in eight traditional rodeo events.

Colorado River Harley Run
(Laughlin)
Tens of thousands of Harley Davidson riders from all over the country descend on the Tri-state area for this annual event.

May

Bass Fishing Tournament
(Katherine Landing)

June

Laughlin River Days Formula

One Boat Racing
The Formula One Racing Outboard Performance Tour brings high-speed racing to the Colorado River just north of the Laughlin Bridge. More than 7,500 racing fans will watch lightweight Formula One tunnel boats race across the river on a cushion of air at speeds of up to 135 mph. Superstock flatbottom and inflatable power boat races and jet ski displays are also featured in the event filmed for ESPN2.

July

Fireworks Displays
(Bullhead City, AZ/Laughlin, NV)

Spectacular fireworks displays are featured at several locations in the Tri-state area.

Sidewalk Egg-Frying Challenge
(Oatman, AZ)
Teams of two cookers have 15 minutes to cook an egg using only solar heat (which may be augmented by magnifying glasses, mirrors, etc.). The egg that looks most edible at the end of that period wins.

Gunfighter’s Reunion
(Oatman, AZ)

Gunfighting re-enactment groups
from all over the southwest perform. During the finale of this public performance, over 500 rounds of blank ammunition will have been fired and "bodies" will be stacked all over Main Street.

September

Laughlin Shoot Out
(Professional Bull Riders Series)
A nationally televised competition featuring 45 of the world’s top professional bull riders vying for almost $100,000 in the Bud Light Cup Series. This event draws upwards of 10,000 visitors to the area for the two-night "chute-out." Fireworks, country western entertainment, autograph sessions, dances and barbecues are also offered.

Gold Cap Days and International Burro Biscuit Throwing Contest
(Oatman, AZ)
Also gold panning contest, Best Hat and Best Beard contests and a water balloon throwing contest.

Corn Fest

October

Laughlin RiverFlight

Hot air balloons take to the air over the Colorado River. Balloonists compete for more than $10,000 in prize money during the three-day event. Nightglows take place on Friday and Saturday evening. Visitors can buy a ride in balloons offering breathtaking views of the Tri-state area.

Lake Mohave Boat Show

Fort Mojave Indian Days
(Needles, CA)
For more than 24 years, the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe has used this annual event to show off collective accomplishments. The festive event features a parade, arts and crafts, food, fun and a forum for interaction with surrounding communities.

Annual International World Chili Cookoff
(Laughlin)
This event also includes live entertainment, vendor booths, Shout and Holler and Salsa contests, a casino chili challenge and the Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Salsa competition.

November

Laughlin Team Roping Finals
Hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls will attempt to beat the clock during this four-day event. Winning teams in each of seven different divisions will be guaranteed a minimum of $10,000 each. Viewing is free to the public.

 

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