Las Vegas Days Rodeo returns to the Plaza Hotel & Casino’s Core Arena, Nov. 12-13; Children’s coloring contest announced

Las Vegas Days Rodeo returns to the Plaza Hotel & Casino’s Core Arena, Nov. 12-13

Rodeo-themed coloring contest now open for local students

Las Vegas Days (formerly known as Helldorado Days), an annual cowboy-themed event celebrating Las Vegas’ Wild West history, will return to the Core Arena at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas with two nights of exciting rodeo events, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.). In addition, the Plaza and Las Vegas Days are hosting a rodeo-themed coloring contest for Southern Nevadan children in grades kindergarten through six.


Sponsored by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial and the Plaza Hotel & Casino, the rodeo will feature eight events each day at the Core Arena, the Plaza’s outdoor equestrian center. Fully sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. the Las Vegas Days Rodeo will feature bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, breakaway, and bareback riding, with prize purses totaling $45,000 and custom belt buckles for champions. Admission to the rodeo is free. Advanced registration is required and available at

Celebrating the return of the rodeo, the Plaza and Las Vegas Days are sponsoring a children’s coloring contest. Local students in grades kindergarten through six are encouraged to download and print out the coloring sheet at Students are to hand color the scene using their favorite method. Electronic coloring is not allowed. All entries need to have a parent or guardian’s signature to be considered. Entries can be submitted through the same website by completing the entry form and uploading a quality photo or scan of the colored page. Submissions are due by Thursday, Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be notified on Thursday, Nov. 4.


Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded to students in each grade division and their teachers. Prizes will include gift certificates from the Discovery Children’s Museum, Gene Woods Racing Experience, The Neon Museum, The Mob Museum, Pop Up Pizza, the Mini Grand Prix, and many more. Winning art from the contest will also be on display at the rodeo on Nov. 12 and 13. To enter the contest and for more information, visit

About the Plaza Hotel & Casino

Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with modern styling and personal customer service for the ultimate Vegas experience. First opened in 1971 and built on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot, the Plaza has nearly 1,000 modern rooms and suites, a classic Vegas showroom, downtown’s only bingo hall, and 30,000 sq. ft. of refurbished ballroom and meeting space. Larger outdoor events are hosted at the Plaza’s Core Arena, downtown’s only equestrian and multipurpose facility. Guests enjoy a variety of dining options led by the renowned Oscar’s Steakhouse in the hotel’s iconic glass dome overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. A new race & sports book along with hundreds of slot machines and nearly two dozen table games comprise an 80,000-square-foot casino floor. A fully renovated rooftop pool and recreation deck complete with private cabanas, hot tub, food truck, tennis court and dedicated Pickleball courts, provide a variety of outdoor amenities. For more information on the multiple award-winning Plaza Hotel & Casino, visit Get updates via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Las Vegas Days Rodeo returns to the Plaza Hotel & Casino’s Core Arena, Nov. 12-13; Children's coloring contest announced