Tombstone Events

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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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FEBRUARY  -  MARCH  -  APRIL  -  MAY

JUNE  -  JULY  -  AUGUST  -  SEPTEMBER  -  OCTOBER


Weekly & daily planned events are regularly organized. Tombstone locals love to entertain you! Depend on these activities when you come to town. 

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Tombstone events are also planned for your favorite holidays.

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We'll organize Tombstone events for you! So you can plan a trip around one.

Get to the Town of Tombstone, orient yourself, come in and join an event that's going on! We welcome you!

Tombstone Events - Annual Western Days

February

  • 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: To Be Announced

  • Vigilante Days - 3rd weekend in February: Saturday, Sunday & Monday. On the streets of Tombstone, most events on Allen Street. From 10 am to 5 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! There's a raffle, a chili cook-off & more! All proceeds for the Vigilante's 501c3 organization go to charitable functions.

March

2019 Wild West Days: To Be Announced

  • 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. The activity moves to Big Nose Kate's Saloon for an evening USO Canteen Dance. Parade begins 11 am, starting at 6th & Allen, heading West to the American Legion.

2019 St. Patrick's Day - To Be Announced

  • Tombstone St. Patrick's Day - Celebrate by wearing your green & your 3-leaf shamrocks! Parade on Allen Street, 11 am also celebrates St. Patrick's Day. 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.

April

2019 Rose Tree Parade & Festival: To Be Announced

  • 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 Mariachi music & 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.
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May

2019 Wyatt Earp Days: To Be Announced

  • 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. In an Old West interest group & would like to participate - call Entertainment Chairman, Pat Kelly at (520) 457-8012.

June

2019 Buffalo Soldier Days: To Be Announced

  • 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.

July

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.

August

Tombstone's Annual Doc Holli-Days

2019 Doc Holli-Days in Tombstone: To Be Announced

  • 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!
  • Here's the official website - 
  1. Click for the latest updates: Doc Holli-DAYS Website


September

2019 Showdown in Tombstone: TBA

  • 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, a chuck wagon competition, Territorial baseball game, bands, dancing groups & more. Plus an evening Ball at Shieffelin Hall. Activities along Allen Street. 

October

  • 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! Phone (505) 286-4585 if interested in details.


2019 OctoBeerfest: TBA

  • OctoBeerfest - Live music entertainment. Plus Puny John's BBQ. Locally brewed beer and entertainment! 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Tombstone Brewery, 107 E. Toughnut. More details to come.

2019 Helldorado: To Be Announced

  • 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!
Helldorado at 6th & AllenBill Going Into Helldorado Town!


Tombstone Events - Regularly Scheduled

Afternoon Entertainment

Entertainment at Big Nose Kate's, Tombstone AZRaleigh 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


Karaoke

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.

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Doc Holliday's Tombstone AZ KaraokeKaraoke Nite at Doc's
Big Rig Karaoke, Crystal Palace, Tombstone AZDebbie's the Host at Big Rig Karaoke
Shriner's Initiation at KaraokeShriner Initiation Group at Karaoke sings "I Feel Like a Woman"

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Bands/Evening Music


Crystal Palace - Summers - many alternating Saturdays. Otherwise, most Saturday evenings at 7 or 8 pm. Great dance floor - best one in the saloons in town!

Big Nose Kate's - Saturdays at 8 pm

Four Deuces - Many Saturdays, 6 - 10 pm, on their back patio.



Poker

Doc Holliday's Saloon - Every Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m. Free Texas Hold 'Em. For more details call (520) 457-2247.


Tombstone Events - Holidays


Tombstone St. Patrick's Day Parade

ShamrockThe Shamrock: the 3-leafed Symbol of Ireland

Sponsored by the Tombstone Marine Corp League Detachment:

  • The parade is in conjunction with the Salute to the Troops Parade.
  • You're encouraged to wear your Green to this Tombstone Event - and watch along Allen Street, between the corner of 6th going West to the corner of 2nd.




Tombstone Easter Parade & Festivities

Tombstone AZ Easter ParadeThe Easter Parade gets organized.


Details have yet to be released - will be updated when they are...

  • Easter is on Sunday, April 21, 2019



Tombstone 4th of July

Presented by Tombstone Forward (501c3 organization):

  • Medigovich Field, Mountain View Road North Of Hwy 80, Tombstone, AZ
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • FURTHER DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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Halloween in Tombstone

Tombstone HalloweenIt's Halloween!
Waitress Elsa at Crystal PalaceIlsa celebrates Halloween
Halloween at the Crystal Palace, TombstoneCheech & Chong at the Crystal?
  • Halloween is 2019 activities To Be Announced


Thanksgiving Day in Tombstone

  • No Tombstone events are scheduled for this day, but the day after is a popular day for visitors
  • All Tombstone businesses are closed
  • Only the Four Deuces and Johnny Ringo's are open for the afternoon & early evening

HOLIDAY IDEAS:


Christmas in Tombstone Events

From Cochise County National Parks, Our Western Parks & Others Too - Christmas Wishes to You!

Tombstone Christmas TreeBill's in front of the official Tombstone Christmas Tree.

Christmas Toy Drive & Tree Lighting & Holiday Decorations:

  • Toy Drive - 2019 To Be Announced
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony - 2019 To Be Announced
  1. The official Tombstone Christmas Tree is placed in the Middle of downtown Tombstone, on Allen Street, near 5th.
  • Decorated Businesses Judging - 2019 To Be Announced
  1. 2018 Winner - Tombstone Mustachery, South Side of Allen St., opposite the O.K. Corral

Holiday Tour of Homes: 2019 To Be Announced

  • Organized by Tombstone Forward, a 501c3 organization
  • Day-long tour of historic area homes on an early Dec. Saturday
  • Inside photos not permitted, outside okay
  • Ages 13 & older, no food inside
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Christmas Light Parade: 2019 - To Be Announced

  • Along Allen Street in early December
  • From 6 to 8 pm, starting at the corner of 6th Street, heading West to the corner of 3rd Street.

Lighting of Historic Courthouse Luminaries:

  • The Tombstone Courthouse Historic Park sponsors this Luminaria lighting at dusk
  • Afterwards cookies & hot chocolate are served inside
  • The lighting is based on historic events
  • See the State Park - Courthouse Events page for more details
  • 2019 (TBA) - Call the courthouse to inquire: (520) 457-3311 or State Parks: (877) MY-PARKS
Santa in the Park, TombstoneThe City Park in Tombstone Arizona - Santa's Meet & Greet!

Santa in the Park:

  • In the Tombstone City Park at 3rd & Allen Streets
  • Santa arrives to visit with children.
  • 2018 - Saturday, December 15: from 5:30 to 10 pm

Tombstone Christmas Ball: Saturday, December 15, from 6 to 10 p.m.

  • Organized by T. Miller Mercantile (can purchase tickets there) for ages 16 & older
  • Reasonable ticket prices: $10 single, $15 couple
  • Held at the Historic Schieffelin Hall, Fremont Street - period dress welcome (but optional)!
  • Proceeds to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Children's Christmas Fund
  • More details find them @TombstoneChristmasBall on Facebook

Christmas Day:

  • No Tombstone events are scheduled this day - but the whole holiday week is popular with visitors
  • All Tombstone businesses are closed
  • Only the Four Deuces and Johnny Ringo's are open for the afternoon & early evening

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