Laughlin Buzz

Mar 31, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend - Fireworks in Laughlin

Laughlin, Nevada 

Sunday, May 27th
Avi Resort Casino
Fireworks take place over the Colorado River at the Beach Overlook
Starting time:  Dusk
Get there early for the best spot.

Event details are subject to change. 

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Wings of Freedom Tour - Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport

Wings of Freedom Tour
Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP)
April 11th-13th   2018 

Tours and Flight Information: 

Walk-through Tours:
$15 adults; $5 12 and younger
Flights $400 to $3,200

Walk Through Tour Times (no reservations needed):
4/11/2018 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
4/12/2018 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
4/13/2018 – 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM
$15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under.

Flights take place before and after tours.
Call 978-562-9182 for flight reservations.

30-minute flight on the B-17 or B-24 is $450 per person
30-minute flight on the B-25 is $400 per person
30-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $2200
60-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $3200

Source of information is:
Event details are subject to change. 

Laughlin Buzz


Mar 23, 2018

Café Aquarius Restaurant Inspection - C Grade, 33 Demerits

Laughlin, NV

***  Update *** 
On 4-6-2018  a reinspection by the Southern Nevada Health District resulted in the restoration of the top grade of an "A" for Cafe Aquarius.  

A Southern Nevada Health District inspection performed on March 19, 2018 
at the Café Aquarius resulted in a "C" grade and 33 Demerits.  

Café Aquarius is located in the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada 

*See important information about the inspection process and timeliness of posting of results 

Violations which resulted in the 33 demerits are outlined below.
These are posted on the Southern Nevada Health District website. 

Previous Inspections at Café Aquarius show several B grades with multiple demerits.  The most recent inspection prior to this one was on September 9, 2017, an A grade with just 8 demerits. 

When a Re-inspection is posted this article will be updated.

All content in this article are presented for informational purposes only and uses data taken from 
the Southern Nevada Health District website.    Graphics are from search performed on 3-23-18. 

The other March 2018 restaurant inspections currently posted on the Southern Nevada Health District Website show all other Laughlin restaurants receiving an A grade, including others in the Aquarius Casino Resort  (see below):

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*About the inspection process: 
An "A" grade is the top grade an establishment can receive. Demerits over 40 usually result in temporary closure.  Generally if any grade less than an A is received the restaurant can and does have a re-inspection shortly thereafter. There is a short lag time between when the inspections are performed and when they appear on the Southern Nevada Health District Website.  

A restaurant may have been inspected or re-inspected (in the case of a low grade) since the data was posted.  When a re-inspection is done the list of violations/demerits from the prior low grade is no longer view-able. All restaurants are required to have their latest grade certificate displayed for the public to see.  If you don't see one, ask.

You can visit the  SNHD  website or download their App to look up restaurants in Laughlin or anywhere in Southern Nevada. There is a search feature.  For Laughlin use Zipcode 89029.   

Laughlin River Regatta 2018 Tickets to go on Sale

Laughlin, NV 

Marnell Gaming is planning to open ticket sales on Monday, March 26th for the upcoming August 11, 2018 River Regatta.

The followng information was shared on their Official River Regatta Facebook page:

Tickets will be going on Sale this Monday 3/26/18.
Remember there are only 22,000 tickets available. The last Regatta had over 33,000 people attend, so get your tickets fast!
We are still waiting on the coast guard permit/wavier. If for some reason the Coast Guard denies our permit/wavier and the Regatta is postponed/canceled, we will charge back a full refund for any ticket(s) purchased.
We are hoping to show the coast guard the amount of support for this event by referencing tickets sales. When you purchase your tickets early, you are having a direct impact in bringing the Regatta back!

The official page is at:

As of this article the price of $70 per ticket/wristband has been rumored, but not confirmed.

On the Laughlin River Regatta Facebook page they did make this comment:

Watch for further announcements and check their page for ticket information.  The page should have information on it prior to the on sale time on March 26th.  Tickets are also supposed to go on sale at the Edgewater Casino Box office on March 26th. 

Marnell Gaming took over the River Regatta from Bullhead City, after it was cancelled for 2017. They are the owners of the Colorado Belle and Edgewater Hotel and Casinos in Laughlin. 

Official Laughlin River Run 2018 Events

Laughlin, Nevada

Dal Con Laughlin River Run 2018  Official Events

Poker Runs

American Heroes Charity Poker Run 2018

Friday, April 26th

Tropicana Laughlin

Dalcon Promotions & Mother Road Harley-Davidson® invites you to a poker run to Old Route 66 and Mother Road Harley-Davidson® Party

Registration: 8:30 am - 10 am
Ride Leaves: 10 am 
Donations:  Rider $15  Passenger $10
Entire donation goes to support recognized Veteran Causes
Free Breakfast Sandwich compliments of Tropicana Laughlin

1st Place: 2019 Laughlin River Run® Room Package
2nd Place: $250 H-D Merchandise Certificate
3rd Place: $100 H-D Merchandise Certificate

Early Bird Poker Run 2018

Event Dates and Times

Thursday, April 26th: 9 am to 11 am
Thursday, April 26th, 2018: Start Anytime After 9am and Finish Before 3pm

Friday, April 27th: 8 am to 11 am
Friday, April 27th, 2018: Start Anytime After 9am and Finish Before 3pm

Saturday, April 28th: 8 am to 10 am
Saturday, April 28th, 2018: Start Anytime After 9am and Finish Before 3pm
Start Location: Riverside Resort Starview Room
Finish Location: Colorado Belle Vendor Area 3 pm
Awards will be posted Saturday, April 28th at the Colorado Belle Loading Dock Grille

MS. Laughlin River Run Contest

Ms Laughlin River Run® 2018 Contest

Friday, April 27th 7pm
Riverside Resort Outdoor Stage (located next to the Exhibit area)

1st Place: Winner Receives $1000 Cash
2nd Place: Winner Receives $400 Cash
3rd Place: Winner Receives $100

Custom Bike Show

Custom Bike Show 2018

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Location: Center Circle (Adjacent to main entrance of the Colorado Belle Casino)

Registration: 8 am to 10 am
Judging and Public Viewing: 11 am to 3 pm
Award Ceremony: 3 pm

1st Place: $750
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250

Official Event Passes are $35 and Include:

  • Official 2018 Souvenir Tee Shirt
  • Souvenir Event Pin
  • Pancake Breakfast Ticket
  • Admittance to Early Bird Poker Run
  • Contestant Entry to Custom Bike Show or Ms. Laughlin River Run Contest
Get the Event Passes at the Laughlin River Run Event Registration
    Riverside Resort Star View Room
      Thursday    9am-9pm
      Friday         8am-8pm
      Saturday    8am-2pm

      All events, times, dates and specifics are subject to change by the promoter/owner.   Graphics and information source:

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      Mar 21, 2018

      Travellers Country Fest and Chris Stapleton

      Laughlin, NV 

      Coinciding with the March 24th Chris Stapelton concert, there is another Riverwalk Festival happening on the Laughlin Riverwalk.  It will be held just outside the Colorado Belle Casino and the Loading Dock Bar and Grille. 

      Free for all ages (since it takes place outside the Casino).  

      Country Style food and all kinds of beverages will be available for sale from vendors.

      Free Entertainment on the stage just outside the Colorado Belle Casino.  

      Friday and Saturday   2pm-10pm
      Sunday                       noon-7pm

      Free entertainment througout the weekend on the Loading Dock Stage.
      Featuring  the Matt Farris Band and the Hollywood Hillbillies.

      If you are going (or even not going) there is also a Chris Stapleton After Party at the Old Town Saloon in Laughlin.  Featuring David Kane.  Starts at 9pm

      All dates, time and specifics are the sole responsiblity of the venue/company and subject to change.