It’s Rodeo Time: Downtown Las Vegas Gears Up for the 2023 National Finals Rodeo (NFR), Dec. 7-16





Downtown Venues DLVEC, Circa Resort & Casino, the D Las Vegas, and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino to Host a Variety of Watch Events and Rodeo-Themed Parties

National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is back in town next month and downtown Las Vegas is saddling up for a variety of rodeo-style events from December 7-16. Whether it’s at hotspots Circa Resort & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino or Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), there will be something for every cowboy and cowgirl to enjoy.

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

The 85,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment venue DLVEC will transform into NFR paradise with Gary Leffew’s Buckaroo Ball, running nightly from Dec. 7-16. The free event invites rodeo fans to catch all the NFR action with a watch party on massive LED screens; live music from local country artists; a dance floor; food and beverage offerings; and much more. Doors open at 5 p.m. each night, with live music schedule as follows:

  • Dec. 7 – 9 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Dez Hoston & The Longwood Band
  • Dec. 14 – 16 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Steve Sturgis and The Riflemen

Tables can be reserved ahead of time and reservations can be made by emailing [email protected].

Buck Wild Giveaway

Throughout the rodeo, Circa, the D and Golden Gate will be giving away daily prizes through a drawing, with entrants having a chance to win official NFR belt buckles, an official NFR jacket, a $250 Boot Barn gift card and NFR tickets. The grand finale drawing happening on the last night of NFR will include a custom saddle. Drawing times are as follows:

  • Golden Gate – Noon
  • Circa – 4 p.m.
  • the D – 10 p.m.
  • Grand finale drawing – Saturday, December 16 at 10 p.m. at the D


To enter, please visit Club One Players Club at either Circa, Golden Gate or the D.

Circa Resort & Casino and the D Las Vegas

Circa and the D are two of the official hotel sponsors of the 2023 NFR. With luxe accommodations, guests can experience a multitude of offerings while in town for the rodeo, including:

  • Newest Resort in Downtown Las Vegas: Circa’s larger-than-life amenities include the world’s largest sportsbook; Stadium Swim, a year-round pool amphitheater; a two-story casino; a collection of chic rooms and suites providing unparalleled views of the Las Vegas valley; eclectic restaurant and bar concepts; an expansive local art collection and much more. To book, please click here. Guests at Circa must be 21 years of age and older.
  • Fremont Street Experience Accommodations: Guests can enjoy the action and energy of the iconic Fremont Street Experience with a stay at the D, where the hotel features 34 stories overlooking the city. Guests can also dine at the hotel’s newest bacon-inspired concept Bacon Nation, the award-winning Michigan classic Andiamo Steakhouse and get their sporting fix at bar BarCanada, featuring dozens of 85-inch TVs. To book, please click here.



Get ready for the time of your life at Circa Resort & Casino, an adults-only casino-resort concept in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. The AAA Four Diamond Circa pays homage to Vegas’ Golden Era through vintage design, old-school hospitality and nods to the city’s history while introducing high-tech advancements and innovative amenities. The resort features upscale rooms and suites; the world’s largest sportsbook; Stadium Swim, a year-round pool aqua theater; a two-story casino; Garage Mahal, a high-tech transportation hub; the luxe Legacy Club rooftop lounge; an expansive local art collection; 35,000 sq. ft of meetings and conventions space and more. Guests can indulge at original restaurant concepts including premium steaks and seafood at Barry’s Downtown Prime from Chef Barry S. Dakake and Make It Happen Hospitality; Pan-Asian fare at 8 East from Chef Dan Coughlin; deli classics at Saginaw’s Delicatessen from restaurateur Paul Saginaw; authentic Carolina barbecue at Project BBQ; and all-star menus at Victory Burger & Wings Co. from the founding family of American Coney Island. Visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @circalasvegas to stay up to date.



the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. Located on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience, the casino-hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer, and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and its outdoor D Bar. Guests can enjoy 13 types of bacon and elevated fare at the newest restaurant at the D, Bacon Nation; Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island; and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The hockey-themed BarCanada provides sports fans with an unforgettable game watching experience, while the casino offers sports betting from Circa Sports, KENO, and high-limit slot areas. For more information, visit or follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.


Opening in 1906, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino’s legacy spans the birth of Las Vegas, the Roaring 20s, the Rat Pack era and now the 21st century. Located at One Fremont Street on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience, Golden Gate claimed Las Vegas’ first official address and became a landmark as the city’s most historic hotel and casino. Golden Gate has continued its vintage Vegas character by preserving ten of the rooms that opened with the property. The “Original 10” rooms welcomed ranchers, railroad men, singers, mobsters, vacationers and more and the rooms have become a part of Golden Gate’s deep roots. Fast forward to the present, Golden Gate now houses two luxurious penthouses, an expanded 14-suite tower, two bars and an expansive gaming floor. For more information, visit or follow Golden Gate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Located on the corner of Third Street and Carson Ave. in Downtown Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) is the ultimate entertainment destination. The 120,000 square ft multipurpose space offers a variety of layouts, ranging from music festivals, sports viewing parties, corporate events and more. With the ability to expand and contract based on event, they can accommodate up to 20,000 guests. Both tourists and locals alike are invited to explore the DLVEC. The venue features a state-of-the-art stage, incredible lighting, and clear sound that is sure to leave attendees amazed. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn at @DLVEC.

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It's Rodeo Time: Downtown Las Vegas Gears Up for the 2023 National Finals Rodeo (NFR), Dec. 7-16
It's Rodeo Time: Downtown Las Vegas Gears Up for the 2023 National Finals Rodeo (NFR), Dec. 7-16