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It’s Rodeo Time: Downtown Las Vegas Gears Up for the 2023 NFR

Downtown Venues DLVEC, Circa Resort & Casino, the D Las Vegas, and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino to Host a Variety of Watch Events and Rodeo-Themed Parties.

Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Las Vegas – National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is back in downtown Las Vegas and is saddling up for a variety of rodeo-style events from December 7-16. Whether at hotspots Circa Resort & Casinothe D Las VegasGolden Gate Hotel & Casino, or Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), there will be something for every cowboy and cowgirl to enjoy.

Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

The 85,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment venue DLVEC will transform into NFR paradise with Gary Leffew’s Buckaroo Ball, running nightly from Dec. 7-16. The free event invites rodeo fans to catch all the NFR action with a watch party on massive LED screens; live music from local country artists; a dance floor; food and beverage offerings; and much more. Doors open at 5 p.m. each night, with live music schedule as follows:

  • Dec. 7 – 9 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Dez Hoston & The Longwood Band
  • Dec. 14 – 16 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Steve Sturgis and The Riflemen

*Tables can be reserved ahead of time and reservations can be made by emailing

Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Buck Wild Giveaway

Throughout the rodeo, Circa, the D, and Golden Gate will be giving away daily prizes through a drawing, with entrants having a chance to win official NFR belt buckles, an official NFR jacket, a $250 Boot Barn gift card, and NFR tickets. The grand finale drawing happening on the last night of NFR will include a custom saddle. Drawing times are as follows:

  • Golden Gate – Noon
  • Circa – 4 p.m.
  • the D – 10 p.m.
  • Grand finale drawing – Saturday, December 16 at 10 p.m. at the D

To enter, please visit Club One Players Club at either Circa, Golden Gate, or the D.

Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Circa Resort & Casino and the D Las Vegas

Circa and the D are two of the official hotel sponsors of the 2023 NFR. With luxe accommodations, guests can experience a multitude of offerings while in town for the rodeo, including:

  • Newest Resort in Downtown Las Vegas: Circa’s larger-than-life amenities include the world’s largest sportsbookStadium Swim, a year-round pool amphitheater; a two-story casino; a collection of chic rooms and suites providing unparalleled views of the Las Vegas valley; eclectic restaurant and bar concepts; an expansive local art collection and much more. To book, please click here. Guests at Circa must be 21 years of age and older.
  • Fremont Street Experience Accommodations: Guests can enjoy the action and energy of the iconic Fremont Street Experience with a stay at the D, where the hotel features 34 stories overlooking the city. Guests can also dine at the hotel’s newest bacon-inspired concept Bacon Nation, the award-winning Michigan classic Andiamo Steakhouse and get their sporting fix at bar BarCanada, featuring dozens of 85-inch TVs. To book, please click here.

Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session

Circa Resort & CasinoGolden Gate Hotel & Casino and Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), BarCanada at the D Las Vegas will host a Wrangler NFR autograph session from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12. NFR Steer wrestlers such as Cody Devers, Bridger Anderson, Dakota Eldridge and more will all be in attendance.

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