The History of Helldorado - This Friday


We are thrilled to announce that we have an upcoming panel on the History of Helldorado.  If you are new to town and wonder why there is a Helldorado Celebration (which is coming on May 17th) or if you remember fondly sitting on the curb on Fremont Street watching those beautiful floats go by, come on around and here the stories of how and why Helldorado got started and what it was like. 

At one point in the 1950s, it rivaled the Rose Parade in terms of attendance and beautiful floats.

A great evening of history and fun that you won't want to miss!


The History of Helldorado

Friday, May 2nd (this month only Untold Stories is on a Friday)

Las Vegas Springs Preserve

7:00 pm

$12.00 admission


Panelists include:

Emmett Sullivan, the son of co-founder Mark Sullivan

Rhonda Cashman Evans, the granddaughter of co-founder, Big Jim Cashman

Don Payne, former Manager of the Las Vegas News Bureau

and Rex Bell, Jr.


We hope to see you there!



 Going to the Hosgow




Float going down Fremont Street  1950s


Special thanks to the Elks Lodge and the Las Vegas News Bureau for letting us use these images.