Tombstone Events

TOMBSTONE EVENTS are scheduled regularly throughout most of the year. Events in Tombstone attract people from far & wide. Visitors love these special festivals. Locals delight in interacting with all our guests, while they're here! We welcome you to Tombstone AZ upcoming events! 

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Tombstone Events 
Annual Traditions / Celebrations


  • 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.

2021 Vigilante Days: To  Be Announced

  • 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.

2021 St. Paul's Masked Charity Ball: TBA

  • 1st Annual St. Paul's Masked Charity Ball - A Mardi Gras Celebration! The Tombstone Cameo Ladies are hosting, sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, held at Schieffelin Hall, 4th & Fremont. Music by the Silver King Minstrels with Johnny Bones. Silent auction, plus Men’s and Women’s best mask contest. Refreshments furnished.
  1. Doors open 6pm, for event start at 7pm, Grand March begins 7:15pm.
  2. Tickets: $20/person (cash only please) - prepurchase at T-Miller's Mercantile, 6th & Allen OR at the door
  3. Further details call Sunny 520-366-4005


2021 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. 
  • Parade begins 11 am, starting at 6th & Allen, heading West to the American Legion. Wear your Green to celebrate for St. Patrick's Day!

2021 Vets for Vets Event: TBA

  • Veterans Fundraising Event - Sponsored annually by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 32-4. From 9:30 am to 5 pm at the American Legion, 225 E Allen St. $10 entry, public welcome. Live music, food, drinks, vendors, Poker Run, gun raffle & much more. All proceeds to help veterans in need.

2021 St. Patrick's Day - Wednesday, 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. Paddy's Day party at the Crystal Palace. Get a great Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner at The Depot/Johnny Ringo's Saloon.


2021 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 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!!

2021 Schieffelin Days: TBA

  • It's the Re-institution of Founders' Day! Schieffelin Days, sponsored by the Goodenough Mine Tour, Lilly's Tombstone Memories, & Burro Buddies. Lots of really fun events are planned! Take a Look: For kids - Stick donkey race, Face painter, geode breaking, Pin the tail on the Donkey, Petting Zoo. 
  • For adults - Rock Drilling Contest, Miner’s Meal Race, Server’s Contest, Donkey Doodoo & Donkey Poop Scoop Contests, Silent Auction. For everyone - Mucking Contest, Tobacco Spitting Contest, Mini donkey race, Scavenger hunt, Donkey art, Donkey Education Booth. Wow! So much to do - you'll never be bored!! For all updates, be sure to check Facebook's Schieffelin Days Event Page> 

  • Four Deuces Saloon Beers n' Balls - It's the Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival. From 9 am to 9 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.

2021 Beers 'n' Balls: TBA

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2020 Rib Showdown & Beer Fest: May 16

  • Annual BBQ Competition & Beer Festival benefiting Tombstone Forward! Multiple Arizona breweries, live music with a blend of rock, blues, country, & bluegrass.
  • 11AM to 4PM at 107 E Toughnut St, the Tombstone Brewing Co, with Puny John's BBQ. 
  1. Ribs BBQ Competition competing for $500 1st Prize! Entry fee: $50. Email for details
  2. Free entry for all ages. Brewery Tap Room open until 7pm.
  3. Adults: $20 at gate, get full size Tombstone Brewing Co beer stein + 2 full beer pour tickets! 
  4. $4 Beer Tickets, $2 BBQ Samples, additional tickets, food, drinks for purchase 

2021 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. 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.



2020 Buffalo Soldier Days: June 27 & 28

  • 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.



2021 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!
  1. Here's the official website - Click for the latest updates: Doc Holli-DAYS Website
Tombstone's Annual Doc Holli-Days


2021 Showdown in Tombstone: Sept. 4, 5 & 6

  • 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, a "hanging tree" & more! Get your authentic Vigilante T-Shirt! A raffle of a single 44 caliber pistol & display case is drawn on Monday. Plus a 2-day Old West Costume Contest:
  1. Entry Fee: $20
  2. Registration starts Saturday morning 10:00am or pre-register - send name, address, phone number & category you're entering with your entree fee to: Sue Simons, 2741 S. Moson Rd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85650.
  3. Categories include: Town Person Lady, Town Person Gentleman, Lady of the Night, Law Dog, Gunslinger/Cowboy, Historical Figure(Teddy Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, China Mary, Billy The Kid, etc.), Specialty(Maid, Miner, Indian, Black Smith, Train Engineer, etc.), Child(12 & under)NO ENTREE FEE
  4. Each category judged for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place on Saturday. Sunday for Overall Best of Show. Child category judged & awarded separately.
  5. Open to all! For any additional info email Sue:

October - Get in on This Tombstone Action Month!

2021 Vendetta Ride: TBA

  • Wyatt Earp's Vendetta Ride - 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, a unique organized group ride! Phone (505) 286-4585 if interested in more particulars.

2021 Helldorado: Oct. 15, 16 & 17

  • 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!

2021 Tombstone Territory Rendezvous: TBA

  • TTR - The yearly rendezvous is a WWHA event conducted every year in town. Focused on Tombstone's history, it's something we attend each year. We find it so valuable for research purposes, for it's critical thinking focus - their aim to seek out accuracy in history. You can attend without being WWHA members. The cost is very reasonable. The days consist of panel discussions, presentations, skits, a walking tour, trial reenactments and/or panels, a dinner & much more!

  • HALLOWEEN TRUNK 'R TREAT - It's on! The yearly special Tombstone Halloween Event! Starting at 5pm. Sponsored by the City of Tombstone Fire Department.
  1. Kids visit vehicle "trunks" or adjacent tables decorated for Halloween to get their safe treats.
  2. Location in town - specifics to be announced.

2021 Halloween Trunk or Treat: TBA

Tombstone Events:
Regularly Scheduled

NOTE - During the COVID-19 Pandemic, some  regularly scheduled events may not be so regularly scheduled, they may be reorganized or even cancelled. Check with the sponsoring business for the latest update.

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


Crystal Palace - Every Friday. Many Saturdays in the Summer, sometimes not when bands alternate. 7 pm with Big Rig Karaoke

Wyatt Earp's Oriental Saloon - Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7 p.m. with Jim Wilson's CC Karaoke. Check Their FB Page for full details>

Doc Holliday's - Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

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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 KaraokeOur Daughter Shannon Sings at Karaoke 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"

Bands/Evening Music

Crystal Palace - Except summer, some Saturday evenings at 7 or 8 pm. One of the best night-out, as well as historical, saloons in town!

Big Nose Kate's - Saturdays at 8 pm

Oriental Saloon - Check out the absolutely best dance floor in town! Come on over to where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday played and dealt Faro. They feature terrific bands Saturday nights. Put on your 2-steppin' boots and come on over. For updates See the Oriental Saloon FB Page>

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


Doc Holliday's Saloon - Every Tuesday evening, 7 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

St. Patrick's Day Parties:

  • Crystal Palace Saloon - All Day
  • Corn Beef 'n' Cabbage Special at The Depot Steakhouse/Johnny Ringo's Saloon - Corner of Allen & 10th Streets

Sponsored by the Tombstone Marine Corp League Detachment:

  • The parade is in conjunction with the Salute to the Troops Parade during Wild West Days - Read More>
  • 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 12, 2020

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.
  • Family Fun Day in City Park All Day Long
  1. Vote for Your Best Choice: Red, White & Blue lap quilts displayed on the fence - the Tombstone Art Gallery quilters made them all & will donate them to the Tucson VA after the event
  2. Kid’s Parade @ 10am: Bikes, Trikes, Wagons, Strollers! Kids - decorate yours for a prize!
  3. Food, entertainment, family/kid-friendly activities all day long
  4. Need more/last minute details? Call April at (520) 255-3700


Halloween in Tombstone

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Waitress Elsa at Crystal PalaceElsa celebrates Halloween
Halloween at the Crystal Palace, TombstoneCheech & Chong at the Crystal?
  • Halloween in 2020 - Saturday, October 31st!
  1. Tombstone Trunk or Treat - Watch for Details listed under October's Events. But likely: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Allen & 4th Street. Themed cars with their trunks filled with treats for the kids. Booths, games, food & fun for a safe trick or treating evening - hosted by the Tombstone Fire Department.

Thanksgiving Day in Tombstone

NOTE - Ringo's Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 Pot Luck is cancelled because of COVID-19. Look for them back again next year!

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


Christmas in Tombstone Events

For Updated Christmas Events in Tombstone and Surrounding Areas, Our Facebook Events Page will have all of those recently updated details. [Plus any upcoming events.]


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Tombstone Christmas TreeBill's in front of the older official Tombstone Christmas Tree.
2019 - The Tombstone Christmas Tree Anew
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony - Friday, November 27 at 5:30 pm.
  1. The official Tombstone Christmas Tree is placed in the Middle of downtown Tombstone, on Allen Street, near the corner of 5th.
  • Decorated Businesses Judging - Starts Friday, December 4, 2020

Holiday Tour of Homes: COME BACK NEXT YEAR

  • 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
  • For more details - SEE us next time.

Christmas Light Parade: Saturday, December 12, 2020  


  • 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, where the vision of the Courthouse Luminaries will be in view!

Lighting of Historic Courthouse Luminaries: Saturday, December 12, 2020

  • The Tombstone Courthouse Historic Park sponsors this Luminaria lighting beginning at dusk, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Afterwards cookies & hot chocolate are served inside
  • The lighting is based on historic events
  • See the State Park - Courthouse Events page for more details
  • Call the courthouse to make any further inquiries: (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.
  • 2020 - Saturday, December 19: from 5:30 to 10 pm

Tombstone Christmas Ball: Saturday, December 12, 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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