Around the Area

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


Rummage Sale

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 16-18

What: The Needles Women’s Club is holding its annual rummage sale, with proceeds benefitting the club’s community causes.

Where: 305 W. Broadway, Needles, CA, 26.8 miles from Laughlin.

When: Thursday-Friday (8 a.m.-4 p.m.), Saturday (8 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Cost: Free to browse.

Info: Call Linda at 760-590-3498.


Mohave County Fair

Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 16-19

What: Come and join the fun and excitement at this countywide fair with livestock and crafts exhibits, live entertainment, tons of vendors, a carnival and much more!

Where: Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., 36.7 miles from Laughlin,

When: Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 16-19; Fair Hours: Thursday (10 a.m.–10 p.m.), Friday-Saturday (10 a.m.-11 p.m.), Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Note: Carnival and exhibit hours may differ.

Cost: Children under 5 are free; children ages 5-12 cost $5; adults cost $10.

Info: Call the Mohave County Fair Association at 928-753-2636.


Andy Devine Days Chillin’ on Beale Street

Saturday, Sept. 18

What: This special Chillin’ On Beale event will include three bands playing throughout the evening as well as a historical presentation from Jim Hinckley about Andy Devine and Route 66. There will be a raffle for great prizes. There’s a $15 fee to enter the car show, and there will be an award ceremony at 5:30 p.m. It will end with a dance party from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. There will be vendors as well as snow cones and face painting for the kiddos.

Where: Beale Street, downtown Kingman, 33.6 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Sept. 18 (noon-9 p.m.).

Cost: Free admission.

Info: Call Gene Kirkham, 714-488-1843


Mohave Valley Raceway

Saturday, Sept. 18

What: Head to Mohave Valley Raceway to watch IIMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, Mini-Sports. NOTE: This is a cash only facility and there is not an ATM onsite.

Where: 2750 Laguna Road, Mohave Valley, AZ, 24.3 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Sept. 18 (7:30 p.m.).

Cost: Adults $12, seniors (60 & over) $10, military with ID $10, children 6-12 $6, children 5 & under free.

Info: Call the track at 928-346-3000.


Paint & Pinot

Friday, Sept. 24

What:  Whether you are a novice who needs step-by-step instructions or you are an experienced artist that just wants to come create, Aimee will teach you how to paint an amazing picture and you get to enjoy drinks and friends while doing it! Aimee will do a live step-by-step instruction. Tickets are $35 per person and include all painting materials and canvas, plus two drinks! (Does not have to be wine. Full bar available).

Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Friday, Sept. 24 (6:30 p.m.).

Cost: $35 per person.

Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit


Oktober Fest

Saturday, Sept. 25

What:  The Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Oktoberfest event, free to the public. There will be German food and beer for purchase, dancing contests, vendors, a fun zone and music by Kid & Nic and DJ Loke.

Where: Bullhead Community Park, 1251 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City, 3 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Sept. 25 (10 a.m.-8 p.m.).

Cost: Free admission.

Info: Call 928-754-4121.


National Public Lands Day

Saturday, Sept. 25

What: Friends of the Bill Williams and Havasu National Wildlife Refuges have partnered with Southwest Outfitters and Anderson Toyota for National Public Lands Day. Participants will paddle south about 4 miles and collect litter along the shoreline of the Havasu Nattional Refuge. Registration is between 7:15-7:45 am.  A safety briefing will take place about 8 a.m. just before launch. It usually takes several hours from beginning to end. At take out at Mesquite Bay Central on London Bridge Road, the “Friends,” Jimmy Johns and Anderson Toyota will provide refreshments and transportation back to Castle Rock. Please make sure that you bring outdoor gear as sunscreen, hat, water, life vest, etc. Directions from I-40 exit 9: Turn right onto London Bridge Road (first stop light). Make right on Fathom Drive, left on Reef (stop sign), right on Vista and follow to Castle Rock on the left.   Coming north on Hwy. 95: Turn left on London Bridge Road (Last stop light). Make a slight right on Fathom Drive, at Reef Boulevard (stop sign) turn left, right on Vista and follow the road to the parking area for Castle Rock on left.

Where: Castle Rock Bay in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 65 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Sept. 25 (Registration starts 7:15 a.m.).

Cost: Free for participants who have their own kayak or you can rent one from Southwest Outfitters for $25. Reservations required.

Info: Jude Gilford,, 520-400-8304; or JoAnn Fischetti,, 928-854-7436. For kayak reservations, call Alex Butel at 480-440-6948.


Andy Devine Days Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 25-26

What: Come and enjoy the upcoming GCPRA Rodeo located at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. Slack starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and is open to the public. Gates then re-open at 4 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 6 p.m. Keep your ticket stubs and enjoy the outdoor post Rodeo Dance planned to run until midnight! Cowboy Church will be held in the grandstands for all who wish to attend at 8 a.m. Sunday. Gates then re-open at 2 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 4 p.m.

Where: Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., 36.7 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 25-26

Cost: Children under 7 are free; children ages 7-16 cost $10; adults cost $15.

Info: Call Brian Demaria at 928-530-7171 or Bill Garvey at 928-716-1061.


Catholic Mass

Every Saturday and Sunday

What: The Riverside Resort hosts Catholic Mass with Father Charlie Urnick every Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. and noon) inside Don’s Celebrity Theatre.

Where: Riverside Resort, 1650 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin.

When: Every Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. and noon).

Cost: Free to attend.

Info: Call 702-298-0440.


Elks Lodge #2408 Bunco

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.


Trivia Nights

Every Thursday night (except the last)

What: J&J Events presents Trivia Night every Thursday except the last of the month. 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, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every Thursday (except the last) (6:30 p.m.).

Cost: $5 per person.

Info: Call 928-296-0748, or visit


Kingman Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday through September

What: The Kingman Farmers Market at Thunder-Rode is open and free to the public. Expect great music, the largest farmers market in Kingman and ample parking in the heart of downtown historic Kingman at the Locomotive Park.. Shop the vendors for locally home-grown, home-baked and home-cooked produce, fruits, vegetables, arts and crafts.

Where: Thunder-Rode Event Center, 102 E. Beale Street, downtown Kingman, 32.7 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every Saturday, now-September (8 a.m.-noon).

Cost: Free admission.

Info: Call Tamra 928-715-4160.



CoVeu Drinkery & Eatery: 2247 Clearwater Drive, Bullhead City, 8.2 miles from Laughlin; 928-299-5012 — The Ray Gunn Band hosts the longest Sunday Jam Session in the Tri-state — Sundays (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

Finney’s Restaurant & Bar: 317 Lake Havasu Ave., Lake Havasu City; 928-302-1805 — Moonshadow (classic rock) — Sunday, Sept. 19 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Old Town Saloon: 2850 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin; 702-298-3866 — Krisy Thompson (variety) Saturday, Sept. 18 (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); — Dry Heat with Michelle Louise (variety) Saturday, Sept. 25 (9 p.m.-1 a.m.).

Outpost 66 Saloon: 9321 E. Highway 66, Kingman; 928-692-2166 — Moonshadow (classic rock) — Saturday, Sept. 18 (3 p.m.-7 p.m.).

Silvia’s Lindo Sinaloa: 2064 S. Highway 95, Bullhead City; 928-704-0029, 5.7 miles from Laughlin — ClassAct Band (wide variety, pop, Latin, country) — Sundays (4 p.m.-7 p.m.).