TOMBSTONE EVENTS are scheduled on a regular basis.
Yearly events in town attract people from far & wide. Tombstone visitors love these special festivals. Locals delight in interacting with all our visitors, while they're here! We welcome you to our Town's special events!
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Weekly & Daily Planned Events are regularly organized. Tombstone locals love to entertain you! Depend on these activities when you come to town.
Tombstone Quilt Show - This month-long Tombstone event, ongoing all February. Fine Western style quilts by local crafters. All activities at the Tombstone Art Gallery, 383 Allen Street - right next to the Visitor Center. Open daily: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the Quilters Gallery: Click Here>
2019 Vigilante Days: Feb. 16 & 17
Vigilante Days - 3rd weekend in February: Saturday & Sunday. On the streets of Tombstone, most events on Allen Street. From 10 am to 4 pm each day. You'll enjoy historical Wild West reenactments, entertainment & "hangings" (pretend!). Hosted by the nonprofit Tombstone Vigilantes. One mock hanging is an honored chosen visitor, who gets a plaque at the end of the procedure! Watch for the Tombstone Vigilettes! There's a raffle, a chili cook-off & more! All proceeds for the Vigilante's 501c3 organization go to charitable functions.
Special Model T Event: Feb. 20
SPECIAL EVENT - Model T Ford Club of America National Tour. Proud Model T owners from the U.S. & Canada will travel here that Wednesday. Arriving beginning around 8 am, they'll park along 5th Street. See them there! Then about 3 pm they'll travel to Sierra Vista via Charleston Rd. The Tombstone Vigilettes will also provide entertainment on Allen Street - a hanging tree, & watch for their shoot-out from 2 to 3 pm!
2019 Wild West Days: March 16 & 17
Wild West Days - Mid-month, it's a tribute to those in the Armed Forces. The Tombstone event is sponsored by The Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League. Entertainment along Allen Street all day on Saturday. Parade begins 11 am, starting at 6th & Allen, heading West to the American Legion.
Additional Entertainment this year (2019) - "Festus" of Gunsmoke is in town! Performer Mark Staggs shows you his terrific imitation! Like you're walking the streets with him & Marshal Matt Dillon!! He does other imitations that will have your sides aching with laughter! See his show at Schieffelin Hall on Friday & Saturday, March 19 & 20. He'll be in town thru the weekend for Wild West Days. You can catch him at breakfast Saturday morning at the Crystal Palace, Sunday morning at the Longhorn & for dinner on Sunday at Puny John's. Proceeds go to The Old Firehouse Senior Center - so it's for a good cause. Purchase your tickets: Click Here>
Another event included on Saturday is the Vets for Vets Fundraiser at the American Legion Post 24. From 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Bands all day long, food available, other activities all day. All proceeds to support local veterans. Presented by Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association AZ, Huahuca Mountain, Chapter 32-4. It's a motorcycle-type event, but you don't need a motorcycle to attend. It's open to the public. Tickets at the door: $10/person.
2019 St. Patrick's Day - March 17
Tombstone St. Patrick's Day - Celebrate by wearing your green & your 3-leaf shamrocks! Did you know the Irish had a large part in settling Tombstone?! Join the St. Pat's party at the Crystal Palace. Get a great Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner at The Depot/Johnny Ringo's Saloon.
2019 Rose Tree Parade & Festival: April 12 - 14
Rose Tree Parade & Festival - Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday at the beginning of April. Celebrate the blooming & history of the largest rose bush in the world! At 6 pm Friday, you're invited to see the Rose Queen crowned, with her court, under the Rose Tree. Other events include the Pet Parade, High Tea, Tombstone Pioneer families, Mariachi music & Folklorico dancing, auctions & raffles. View the Rose Tree Parade, starting at 11 am along Allen St. See the Pet Parade on Sunday, 11 am. Plus so much more. It's a jam-packed weekend!!
2019 Beers 'n' Balls: To Be Announced
Four Deuces Saloon Beers n' Balls - It's the Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival. From 9 am to 10 pm. Unique food treats for the daring! Provided by local cooks - who's your favorite?? Regular food options available, too. Join in for this annual Tombstone event. You'll have a rip roaring time! It's happenin' at the saloon & right in front along fenced off 3rd Street. No cover - but 21/+ must have a wrist-band to authorize your alcohol purchase. Entertainment/dancing throughout the day. Located at Allen & 3rd.
2019 Rib & Beer Fest: May 4
Rib Showdown & Beer Festival - Starting 11 am on Saturday at Tombstone Brewing Company, 107 E. Toughnut. Ribs by Puny John's.
2019 Wyatt Earp Days: May 25 - 27
Wyatt Earp Days - Sponsored by the Tombstone Lions Club. Last weekend in May, over Memorial Day. Honors one of the famous, historic lawmen of Tombstone: Wyatt Earp. The events runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Allen Street. You'll enjoy gunfights, mock hangings & Old West historic skits. Check out the chili cook-off on Sunday. Visit the Lions Club booth. Purchase T-shirts and/or tickets for their raffle to win a Replica Revolver. The Lions Club net proceeds are donated to Youth Groups' programs. For any more details, call Bill at (520) 457-3511. In an Old West interest group & would like to participate - call Entertainment Chairman, Pat Kelly at (520) 457-8012.
2019 Buffalo Soldier Days: June 29 - 30
Buffalo Soldier Days - Last weekend of June. Annual salute to the Buffalo Soldiers. This historical U.S. Army troop was first organized as the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment, out of Leavenworth KS on Sept. 21, 1866. Their nickname originated with the Native Americans. It came to apply to all African American regiments formed in 1866, after the civil war. In addition it applied to the 9th Cavalry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment & 25th Infantry Regiment. In this Tombstone event, educational & reenactment Buffalo Soldier groups come to town to participate. Activities are held throughout the weekend on Allen Street.
Freedom Days 2019: To Be Announced
Freedom Days! - First Saturday in July. A Celebration of the American Experience. It kicks off with a parade on Allen Street, followed by street entertainment. Watch for the wheelbarrow race, Tombstone Vigilantes and Vigilettes performances, handgun raffle, and invited dignitaries & celebrities. Sponsored by the Tombstone Lions Club.
2019 Doc Holli-Days in Tombstone: Aug. 10 - 11
Doc Holli-Days - A tribute to Doc Holliday, well-known historical 1880s local in Tombstone AZ! A yearly festival that will feature events along Allen Street. Watch for possible celebrities, historians & dignitaries to be invited!
Showdown in Tombstone - Over the Labor Day Weekend. Gunfight groups from around the country come to Tombstone to participate. Sponsored by the Tombstone Vigilantes, they're invited to stage historic gunfight reenactments along Allen Street. Other fun includes skits, parade, 1880s period clothing contest, a "hanging tree" & more! Get your authentic Vigilante T-Shirt! A raffle of a single 44 caliber pistol & display case is drawn on Monday.
Territorial Days: 2019 To Be Announced
Territorial Days - A weekend in mid-month. Produced by the 501c3 group "Tombstone Forward" - the event celebrates Tombstone's military history. Local businesses contribute to sponsoring events. View historic military encampment recreations & exhibits, a nonmotorized parade on Sunday, a chuck wagon competition, Territorial baseball game, bands, dancing groups & more. Plus an evening Ball at Shieffelin Hall. Activities along Allen Street.
2019 Vendetta Ride: Oct. 13 - 18
Wyatt Earp's Vendetta Ride - 5 Days in mid October. A historic horseback trail ride & tour. It traces Wyatt's vengeance posse against the Cowboys in Cochise County. He felt they were responsible for killing his brother Warren & maiming his brother Virgil. Sponsored by Great American Adventures, an organized group ride that is like no other! You can phone (505) 286-4585 if interested in more particulars.
Registration Dates: Now until October 1, 2018. Cost of $2,495.00 per person.
Initial Deposit: $500 per person, non-refundable deposit required
Final Payment: Due 90 days prior to ride
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2019 Helldorado: Oct. 18 - 20
Helldorado - The 3rd weekend in Oct., beginning on Friday. About the biggest Western celebration day of the year - & the most historic in Tombstone (since 1929)! Along Allen Street there's regular gunfight & historic reenactments, skits & entertainment. About 30 different Old West groups participate. Beard & mustache contest on Saturday. Parade on Sunday begins at 11 am, followed by the Cowboy Walk-Down. An 1851, 36 caliber Revolver is raffled near the end of the event. Get your tickets! Drawing held about 4 pm Sunday. We've always tried for this one - but no luck yet!
Bill Going Into Helldorado Town!
Tombstone Events - Regularly Scheduled
Raleigh Jay plays weekday afternoons at Big Nose Kate's
Big Nose Kate's - Raleigh Jay plays from Noon to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday
Crystal Palace - Intermittent afternoons until 4 or 5 pm.
Four Deuces - Some Saturdays, Noon to 4 pm
Crystal Palace - Every Friday. Many Saturdays in the Summer, sometimes not when bands alternate. 7 pm with Big Rig Karaoke
Doc Holliday's - Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
Johnny Ringo's - 10th St., turn North just off of Allen. Every Sunday evening.
Big Nose Kate's - Thursdays at 7 pm.
American Legion - Thursdays at 6 pm with Big Rig Karaoke.