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The Wild West
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 want to welcome you to our Town's special events!
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Tombstone Events - Annual Western Days
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Western Hat Store...
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.
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: 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!
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: 2018 Cancelled - 2019 To Be Announced
2018 Territorial Days: Deferred Until Next Year.
Sad to say the resources for this event are exhausted at this time. Labor Day Events will be the prime promotion for the month & will combine some of the resources that would've gone to Territorial. Will watch for next year's updates.
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.
Wyatt Earp's Vendetta Ride - 5 Days in mid October. (OCTOBER 14 - 19, 2018) 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.
2018 OctoBeerfest: To Be Announced
OctoBeerfest - Admission includes a commemorative mug & two 1/2 liter fills of your brewery choice. Live music entertainment. A 2-pig roast from Puny John's BBQ & German food from Little Yeti's Bistro at additional cost. 21 and over only, 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Tombstone Brewery, 107 E. Toughnut
2018 Helldorado: October 19, 20 & 21
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, Mon. through Thurs.
Crystal Palace - Intermittent afternoons until 4 or 5 pm.
Four Deuces - Some Saturdays, Noon to 4 pm
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Crystal Palace - Summers - 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.
Karaoke Nite at Doc's
Debbie's the Host at Big Rig Karaoke
Shriner Initiation Group at Karaoke sings "I Feel Like a Woman"
Crystal Palace - Every Friday. Alternating Saturdays in the Summer. 7 pm with Big Rig Karaoke.
Thursday evenings with the Singing Cowboy
Doc Holliday's - Wed. through Sun. 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.