Around the Area

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


Run For the Wall

Wednesday, May 18

What: Run For The Wall is back after a two-year hiatus. The pack will arrive on May 18 at Santa Fe Park in Needles. The Needles Chamber of Commerce will host the 400 riders for lunch in the park before they hit I-40 for the next stop on their way to the Vietnam Wall. These veterans make their annual trek and ride to “Honor Those Who Can’t.” Lunch is provided for the riders, but not for the public. However, the public is welcome to come greet the riders during their stop in the park and cheer them on.

Where: Santa Fe Park, 950 Front St., Needles, California, 26.1 miles from Laughlin.

When: Wednesday, May 18 (1:45 p.m.).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call Lyn Parker at 769-861-2519.


Mohave Valley Raceway

Saturday, May 21

What: Head to Mohave Valley Raceway to watch IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Dwarfs – SNDCA, Mini Sports, Street Stocks, Micro 600 Sprints, Hartwick’s Tax Service Mini Dwarfs and IMCA Modlites sponsored by Anderson Ford. 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, May 21 (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.


Gun & Knife Show

Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22

What: Pioneer Country Events hosts a gun & knife, coins & collectibles show featuring firearms of all kinds, knives of all types, ammunition, leather goods, clips, major coin dealers, military items, reloading supplies and components, antiques, collectibles and more.

Where: College Park Community Center, 1990 Jagerson Ave. & Van Nuys, Kingman; 36.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, May 21 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.); Sunday, May 22 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Cost: $7 for one day; 2-day pass $12; kids 16 and under free with adult paid admission.

Info: Call Lon at 928-692-0937, or visit


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


Bullhead City Senior Campus Activities


What: The Bullhead City Senior Campus offers a variety of free events for adults 50 and older each weekday. Every Tuesday, take in a Zumba class (8:15 a.m.-9 a.m.), join a Hand & Foot card game or a Poker game (12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), and don’t miss Line Dancing instruction (4 p.m.-5 p.m.). For a full schedule of the available activities throughout the week, call Kim Cool at 928-763-0193 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Where: 2275 Trane Road (between City Hall & Ken Forvargue Park), Bullhead City, 6.8 miles from Laughlin.

When: Tuesdays (Additional activities available Monday-Friday).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call Kim Cool at 928-763-0193.


Friday Nights of Fun

Every second and fourth Friday

What: J&J Events presents Friday Nights of Fun every second and fourth Friday of the month from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. This free event provides a place for those 21 and older to play fun games like cornhole, beer pong, flip cup, stump and more. Play some games and have a drink from the newly renovated bar at the Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners.

Where: 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every second and fourth Friday (6 p.m.-10 p.m.).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call 928-296-0748 or 928-758-5113.



American Legion Post 60: 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, Laughlin, 702-299-1510 — Karaoke with Ingrid every third Saturday of the month — Please call for any other information.

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

Moose Lodge Post #1704: 302 Monroe St., Kingman, Arizona, 35.3 miles from Laughlin; call 928-753-3690 — Karaoke with Ingrid every Friday; call for times and menu information.

Old Town Saloon: 2850 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin; 702-298-3866 — Tyler Halsey Thursday, May 19 (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); — Cool Catz Karaoke Saturday, May 21 (7 p.m.-11 p.m.).

Our Place on Hancock: 877 Hancock Road, Bullhead City; 928-763-0850 — Ray Gunn Band (country/classic rock) Saturday, May 28 (7 p.m.-11 p.m.).