Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational is one of the largest and toughest collegiate wrestling tournaments in the nation and attracts more than 40 Division I universities and 400 athletes.
Downtown Hoedown is the official kick-off to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This event is free to the public and features top country talent on multiple stages within the spectacular Fremont Street Experience, located in historic downtown Las Vegas.
The only official gift show of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Cowboy Christmas has been a Las Vegas tradition since 1986. Running concurrently with the Wrangler NFR, Cowboy Christmas features more than 500,000 square feet of show floor and more than 350 exhibitors from across the United States.
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and is widely acknowledged to be the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world. The event showcases the top livestock and 15 contestants in seven events, all vying for a share of the $11.5 million purse and coveted PRCA Gold Buckle.
The Junior World Finals presented by YETI runs concurrently with the Wrangler NFR and features the best young talent in nine events over ten days of competition. More than 800 youth contestants will vie for a championship buckle and hopefully take home the all-around trailer presented by Rodeo Rigs.
Rage at the River is one of the largest off-road races in Southern Nevada. As the oldest sanctioned off-road racing organization in the world, this event combines the intensity of off-road racing with the excitement of Laughlin as the backdrop. This two-day event is one of the highlights of the series and includes the sportsman class, buggies, UTVs and Unlimited Trucks.
The World Series of Team Roping produces the largest team-roping event in the world and acts as the Finals for the organization that puts on more than 140 qualification events nationally and internationally. The event runs during the Wrangler NFR and consists of eight days of team roping competition with a total payout of $13 million dollars.
The New Year's Eve festivities include both the themed fireworks extravaganza on the Las Vegas Strip and the live concerts and fireworks under the canopy at Fremont Street Experience. As a culmination to a full year of planning, Fireworks by Grucci will coordinate an eight-minute pyrotechnic display. Fireworks will be launched at midnight on January 1st from eight hotel-casinos along the Las Vegas Strip and include MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, The Venetian, the Strat and Resorts World Las Vegas.