Around the Area

A variety of shows, events, activities beyond the casino scene

Friday, Nov. 20
What: Your favorite local bakeries will team up to fill boxes with 15 delicious holiday cookies for just $25. Place your orders online at NOTE: Orders must be placed by Nov. 20. Pick up your cookies on Dec. 12 at 3rd & Andy Devine (by our first mural). While you’re downtown, check out all of the businesses’ holiday decorations. Then, vote for your favorite decorated storefront on the Kingman Main Street Facebook page.
Where: Pick up at 3rd & Andy Devine (by our first mural), Kingman, 33 miles from Laughlin.
When: Orders placed by Friday, Nov. 20; pick up on Saturday, Dec. 12 (11 a.m.-4 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: $25 per box.
Info: Visit

Saturday, Nov. 21
What: Bring your car downtown for a fun time. Classics, customs, creatives, motorcycles, EVs, you name it… cruise on down to Beale Street for music, good food and down-home Kingman atmosphere! Bring a new toy to donate to the Angel Tree Program for local kids.
Where: Beale Street, downtown Kingman, 33.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Nov. 21 (2 p.m.-7 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: Free admission.
Info: Call Gene Kirkham, 714-488-1843.

Saturday, Nov. 28
What: The holiday season kicks off the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the annual Holiday Extravaganza at Community Park in Bullhead City! Shop for everyone on your list with so many gift choices, including gourmet foods and condiments, baked goods, salsas, honey, handcrafted salad oils, candy, home decor, handmade soaps and personal items such as custom makeup, essential oils, craft specialties in fabric, metal, gemstones, jewelry, wood and more.
Where: Bullhead City Community Park, 1251 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City; 3.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Nov. 28 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: Free admission, free parking.
Info: Call 928-219-2333, or visit the website,

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 28-29
What: Alpacas of the Southwest hosts its 15th annual Alpaca Farm Days with a full celebration of the versatile animal. Meet and greet the alpacas, arts and crafts vendors, fun for the whole family.
Where: Alpacas of the Southwest Farm, 1108 McCarrel, Kingman, Arizona, 51.4 miles from Laughlin. Turn south on Black Ranch Road and take the first left.
When: Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 28-29 (10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: Free to attend; foods, beverages, other items sold separately.
Info: Call 928-225-1450 or 702-338-7806 or visit

Saturday, Dec. 5
What: Kiwanis of the Colorado River presents its biannual poker run, sponsored by Findlay Chevy Buick GMC and Mohave Powersports. The poker run is 45 to 50 miles of off-road fun with a top prize of $1,000! Off-road vehicles of all types are welcome. With your vehicle registration you will receive one vehicle entry, two lunches, one face shield and one poker hand. Additional lunches, face shields and poker hands can be purchased.Information packets for registered vehicles will be available Dec. 2 at Mohave Powersports and Findlay. Drivers report to meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m.
Where: Start/finish line is located at the corner of Aztec and La Riqueza, Fort Mohave, Arizona; 14 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Dec. 5 (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: Registration is $75 per vehicle before Dec. 1, $85 per vehicle after Dec. 1.
Info: Call Derrick Voss 928-277-3698, or visit Kiwanis of the Colorado River on Facebook.

Saturday, Dec. 12
What: Kiwanis of the Colorado River is proud to be hosting a Holiday Parade of Lights! The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and will travel down Hancock Road. You can get and turn in registration forms at Mohave Daily News, Anderson Ford and Papa John’s BHC. Forms must be turned in by Dec. 1. Registration is $20 per car, $30 per truck w/trailer and $40 per semi.
Where: Hancock Road, Bullhead City, Arizona; 7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Dec. 12 (6 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Visit Kiwanis of the Colorado River on Facebook.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
What: Bullhead City Elks Lodge #2408 hosts Bunco on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The sessions are open to the public and lunch will be served at 11 a.m. Bunco starts at noon. All proceeds benefit Elks’ charities in Bullhead City.
Where: Elks Lodge #2408, 1745 Emerald Drive, Bullhead City, 7.3 miles from Laughlin.
When: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday (11 a.m.).
Cost: $8.
Info: Kathleen Clemens, 928-763-6799.

Every Thursday night (except the last)
What: J&J Events presents Mystery Pub Trivia. Win cash prizes, for ages 21 and older. No commitment required. Teams of one to five people.
Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 12.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Every Thursday (except the last) (6:30 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per person.
Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit