Bisbee Events 2015
“...There is always something FUN to do in Bisbee…”
JANUARY - DECEMBER
January 10th, 2015 - Start with Art
February 14th, 2015 - Date Night
March 14th, 2015 - Art Madness
April 11th, 2015 - Spring Fling
May 9th, 2015 - The Magic of May
June 13th, 2015 - Bisbee Summer Nights
July 11th, 2015 - Satisfy Your Independence
August 8th, 2015 - Bisbee Pirates of the High Desert
September 12th, 2015 - Rhythm & Hues
October 10th, 2015 - Plein-Air Paint-Out
November 14th, 2015 - Just Desserts
December 12th, 2015 - Festival Lights & Small Town Holiday
A town-wide ARTWALK 'til 8 PM the second Saturday of every month. Over 30
participating shops & galleries, special sales, promotions, drawings, live entertainment
& refreshments and artist's receptions. Stay for the Bisbee After 5 After Party at
8 PM with live entertainment plus drink and lodging specials. A different venue each month.
For more information, call the Bisbee Visitor Center, 520-432-3554.
For event information, call 520-432-2900.
Bisbee Farmer's Market
9 PM - 1 PMpm
Directions To Market: From the only traffic circle in Bisbee take the Bisbee Road exit
to the southern end of Vista Park. There’s plenty of free parking around the park.
Summer Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Fall/Winter Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Applications are available at the time of 1st set-up or call 520-236-8409
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January - December Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
For The Love of Music Series
Jan 31, Feb 1 Dan Franklin Smith: piano
Feb 28, Mar 1 Mill Avenue Chamber Players: wind quintet
March 21, 22 Jácome Flamenco: guitar and dance
April 11, 12 Pianists on tour: two pianists playing solo and four-hand pieces
May 16, 17 Zoran Stilin, cello; and friends
Each concerts will be performed twice,
Saturday night at 8 pm and Sunday afternoon at 3 pm.
7 Ledge Avenue, Quality Hill, Old Bisbee, Arizona 85603
Email: email@example.com, Tel: 520 432 7217, P.O. Box 1587, Bisbee, Arizona 85603
The Old Bisbee Ghost Hunt
2015 Schedule of Events
No Ghost Hunt in December
Join the monthly Ghost Hunt of Old Bisbee where guests are taken into
haunted locations around town to figure out who is haunting these buildings
and why! Guests will be trained to use equipment, including EMF Detectors,
K2 Meters, IR Cameras, Digital Voice Recorders plus much more! After
the investigation, data will be downloaded and sent on a DVD to each participant.
Then, you can analyze it for paranormal activity! All guests will have access to
a private blog that will allow them to share any paranormal data they collected
on their own equipment or data found while analyzing the DVD’s.
This special Ghost Hunt includes a training session, use of equipment,
investigations of haunted locations around town, access to the private
blog and a potential evidence DVD.
The cost is $40 per person and limited to 10 guests. Begins at 6:30 PM
and lasts approximately 4 hours. No child under the age of 12 is permitted
unless it is a private ghost hunt. Private Ghost Hunts of Old Bisbee may be
scheduled in advance. Space is limited; reservations are required!
For more information & reservations, call 520-432-3308 or visit
The 24th Annual Bisbee Chocolate Tasting
The Friends of the Copper Queen Library's 24th Annual Chocolate Tasting
will be held this year on Saturday, February 14th, from 6-9pm at Central
School Project,, 43 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. Delicious chocolate and
various beverages will be available throughout the evening, and musical
entertainment will be provided by KBRP Radio. Tickets $10 and To-Go
boxes are available by calling 432-3401. Tickets may be purchased at the
Copper Queen Library, The Friends' Bookstore, High Desert Market & Cafe
and Finder's Keepers.
For more information, call 520-432-4232 or visit www.bisbeechocolatetasting.com.
The 23rd Annual Bisbee Fiber Arts Festival
Date Unknown. Saturday - 9 AM - 1 PM at the Bisbee Farmer's Market, Vista Park in the Warren District.
Demonstrations of weaving, spinning, felted animals and bobbin lace.
Alpacas from Thunder Mountain Ranch; Navajo Churro Sheep from Sky Island Ranch.
Try your hand at Felted Beads and Straw Weaving.
Yarns, fleece, weaving equipment and finished products. All items from the Fiber Shop will be available.
Raffle Prizes - Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5.
From the traffic circle, take Bisbee Road to the Market opposite from Warren Ballpark.
Oliver House Ghost Hunt
The Oliver House is believed to be one of the most haunted buildings
in the state of Arizona. The locals will tell you that over 26 deaths have
occurred in the building. Built in 1908 by Edith Oliver, the bed and
breakfast has a reputation for being extremely haunted. Now under
new ownership the Oliver House Bed and Breakfast has partnered
with the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour to bring a monthly ghost hunt in order
to allow guests to help solve the mysteries of the numerous hauntings.
The most famous ghost which haunts the Oliver House is that of Nat
Anderson. It was rumored that he was having an affair with the Money
Man's wife and owed the Money Man a lot of money. On February 22nd, 1920
at the top of the stairs outside of room 13, Nat Anderson was shot in the
head. His ghost is said to haunt the building to this day, mostly in room 13.
Guests have reported hearing footsteps, running water, the smell of cigar
smoke, whispering and have experienced cold spots throughout the room.
Other ghosts include the Grandma Ghost who makes broken coo coo
clocks go off and can be seen rocking back and forth in her rocking chair.
There is also a room which has a vortex or portal which is believed to be
a passageway from one dimension to the next.
The Old Bisbee Ghost Tour has trained Paranormal Investigators that will
take guests on a guided tour of the Oliver House to point out the haunted
locations within the building. They will then learn how to use professional
ghost hunting equipment, including K2 Meters, EMF Detectors, Digital
Voice Recorders as well as learn how to take proper photographs while
on a ghost hunt. The guests will use their borrowed equipment to search
for paranormal evidence, then a Spirit Communication Session will
commence in the Parlor Room, which is believed to have been the
location where a mass murder took place in the 1930's.
Guests who book a room at the Oliver House for the night of the Oliver
House Ghost Hunt will be permitted to use their equipment for the entire
night and will also receive free tickets to the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour for
the Saturday after the Oliver House Ghost Hunt. Space is limited and
reservations should be made in advance.
For more information visit www.OldBisbeeGhostTour.com
or call the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour at 520-432-3308. Price $35 per person.
Friday December 4th
Americana Music Fest
Interested in classic Americana culture and more? Then, save the date, Saturday, March 21st for the 2015 AMERICANA MUSIC FEST, Noon – 9:00 PM in the Lowell District, Bisbee, Arizona. Musicians will gather in the heart of Lowell on Erie Street along with cars, bikes, food, brewers and vendors. The best of the best are arriving from across the state & country to knock your socks off with a day long mix of Americana tunes. Slated musicians include Love Me Nots, Al Foul, West Texas Millionaires and Whiskey Kiss. Add to the mix an art show. Tickets are available on-line @ www.americanamusicfestusa.com at $20 per person; at the door, $25 per person. VIP tickets are available at $40 per person.
The Lowell Americana Association is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of iconic American design and celebrating the culture of small town life. The team is a group of like-minded volunteers who are enthusiastic about preserving a vanishing landscape. Today, on the thousand-foot stretch of Erie Street, you will find vintage cars, a restored gas station, vintage hand-painted signs and more. See for yourself! The Americana Music Festival will be held annually to help raise funds to sustain and preserve cultural heritage for future generations. For more information visit www.americanamusicfestusa.com.
ATTENTION! THE BISBEE BUS WILL BE TRANSPORTING PATRONS OF THE AMERICANA FEST TO LOWELL FROM LYRIC PLAZA IN THE HEART OF OLD BISBEE 11-10P.M. DONATIONS ENCOURAGED!!!!
PARK AND RIDE!!!!
6th Annual Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament
Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th - Gates open at 9 AM
Bare-handed base ball as it was played when Abraham Lincoln was running for his first term
as president returns to Bisbee’s 105-year-old ballpark for the sixth consecutive year! Teams
from the Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball league and the Colorado Vintage Base Ball
Association will gather at historic Warren Ballpark on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12
to take part in the Sixth Annual Copper City Classic Vintage base Ball Tournament. The home
team - the Bisbee Black Sox - are off to a good start this season and are hoping to claim the
tournament championship. Come cheer them on – or cheer on your own favorite team – as
ballists wearing vintage-style uniforms play the game by 1860 rules.
Honoring ‘Scrap Iron’ and an Outstanding Lawman
This year’s tournament will honor two outstanding athletics who played baseball at Warren Ballpark
in years past: Clint “Scrap Iron” Courtney and Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. Clint Courtney began his
professional baseball career as the catcher for the 1947 Bisbee Yanks before moving up the ladder
to a colorful and successful career in the big leagues during the 1950s and 60s. Clarence Dupnik,
a 1954 Bisbee High School graduate, was a star third baseman for the Pumas before beginning a
distinguished career with the Tucson Police Department and as Pima County’s longest-serving Sheriff.
Added attraction: The Post Game Blues
Jim “Mudcat” Grant, ace American League pitcher, baseball historian and musician, is planning to return
for the Post Game Blues concert. Last year Mudcat missed the tournament to receive the prestigious
Jackie Robinson Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Face of Adversity on the
same date. Join Mudcat along with Tucson’s Cholla High School Blues Standards and Bisbee’s own
Russell “Cat Daddy” Gillespie and his 12-Barz Blues Band for Saturday evening’s Post-Game Blues
concert at the Stock Exchange Saloon and Grill in historic Brewery Gulch.
Tickets are $10 per day or $15 for both days. Children 12 and under are free with an adult ticket.
Active military are free on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the gate. Gates open at
9 a.m. and play will continue until approximately 5 p.m. All funds are used to restore Warren Ballpark
and specifically for the project to build modern, ADA accessible restrooms. For more information
about the tournament and accompanying events, call 520 432-3813
or visit www.friendsofwarrenballpark.com.
13th Annual Copper Classic Car Show
The car show returns May 16th with events scheduled Friday afternoon and
evening, and the main event Saturday starting at 9AM. The main event will be in
Bisbee (more details soon). On Friday we will invite entrants to American
Southwest Credit Union’s 60th Anniversary celebration to enjoy hot dogs from
Jimmy’s and other goodies. Friday night’s event will be announced soon. We are
looking forward to hosting lots of fine motor vehicles! SAVE THE DATE!
Call Tom at 432-5421 if you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer.
Visit www.bisbeearizona.com for more information
Classic cars and motorcyles will dazzle with their chrome. Prizes will be awarded, and there will be drawings, goody bags, food and music. Sponsored by the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bisbee.
JUNE 19th, 20th, & 21st, 2015
Our 11th annual Bisbee Pride is just around the corner and we've got lots of surprises in store for you!!!
4th of July in Bisbee
4TH OF JULY
2015 CITY OF BISBEE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00-10:00 A.M. Coaster Races – Tombstone
Canyon/Main St., Old Bisbee
11:00A.M. - Parade – in Warren – Starting
12:30 P.M. at Cole Ave. and West Vista
Proceeding to Bisbee Road, past
Ruppe and Vista turning North
On Arizona Street.
1:30-6:00 P.M. Hard Rock Drilling and Mucking
In Old Bisbee- Brewery Gulch
5:00-9:30 P.M. Raul’s Entertainment-Lower
AT DUSK FIREWORKS!
July 4th, 2015
The big days begins with our world famous Coaster Race on Historic Tombstone Canyon. Later watch the traditional parade in the Warren section in Bisbee. A big favorite is the traditional mining mucking and hard-rock drilling contest. Saturday, July 4th . For more information call (520) 432-3554 or 1-8662BISBEE or visit www.discoverbisbee.com.
Old Bisbee Brewing Company Presents...............5th Annual Pirates of the High Desert
Saturday, August 8th, 2015
Call 520-432-BREW (2739) for more information
7th Annual Cars & Bikes
Labor Day WEEKEND - Saturday, September 5th, 2015
The Boys & Girls Club of Bisbee!
7th Annual Cars & Bikes
on Arizona Street 8am-3pm
More info. Club 520.432.3010
Brewery Gulch Daze
Brewery Gulch and Goar Park, Sunday, September 6th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Coaster Races - Monday Sept. 7th 8am Main Street
GOOD NEWS! Brewery Gulch Daze is happening in Historic Brewery Gulch. Free!!!!
For information call Sue at 520-234-0068
The Bisbee Bloomers' proudly announce their 14th Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.
12 gardens in Old Bisbee in the upper part of Tombstone Canyon
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will be $10
More information can be found at www.discoverbisbee.com or by calling 1-866-2BISBEE.
El Dia de los Muertos, Bisbee Poster Art Competition
& Deadly Fashion Show
Sept. 5th 6-10pm at Central School Project, 43 Howell Avenue
3rd Bisbee Biennial/Open Exhibition
BISBEE BLUES FESTIVAL
Additional information is available through KBRP Executive Director Ryan J. Bruce at 520-227-6547 or by email at
Bisbee Obscure Productions
Muheim Heritage House Cemetery Tour Fundraiser
Old Bisbee Ghost Tour 7 nights a week during the month of October!
Vintage Bisbee Wine Tasting
Saturday, October, 4 PM - 7 PM
Wine Tasting and Taste of Bisbee! Wines from around the world and Arizona. Food from over ten local restaurants. An amazing event that attracts 500+ each year.
Visit www.bisbeerotaryclub.org for tickets. $45
Call 520-266-2194 for more information.
2015 Plein Air Competition
Friday & Saturday, October 9th & 10th, 2015
Artists Reception Friday at the Central School Projec.t
Calling all artists in Arizona to compete in a 2 day painting competition in Old Bisbee.
Judging & Prizes.
Hosted by Central School Project & Bisbee After 5.
En Plein Air is a French expression which means "in the open air" and is particularly
used to describe the act of painting outdoors.
Check back for updates and information.
Contact Kathy Sowden - 520-432-2900.
25th ANNUAL BISBEE 1000 THE GREAT STAIR CLIMB
October 17th, 2015
Register Now! Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb is the only outdoor stair climb in the U.S. and arguably one of the most unique and challenging events in the world. The 4.5-mile course features nine staircases connected by winding roads that take participants through some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee. For more information www.bisbee1000.org
The Ironman Ice Competition is an event within the event! This historic re-enactment of Ice Man deliveries in days of yore was started in 1993 to entertain spectators and participants while they waited for the awards ceremony. Over the years it has taken on a life of its own and is has now gained the reputation of being an EXTREME SPORTING EVENT unlike any other. Competitors grab a 10# block of ice in a pair of antique tongs, sprint up 155 stairs, dash across a trail that takes them back to the paved road, zoom down a steep winding hill to an exhilarating ﬁnish. Go for it! All challengers welcome at 11AM. Fire & Ice Challenge for fire fighters in full turn out gear at around 12:30pm. For more information www.bisbee1000.org
The 4th Bisbee 1000 Craft Beer Festival along with the 25th Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb is the area's much-anticipated opportunity to experience a full weekend devoted to fitness and fun. This grand celebration will bring more than 25 of the Best in the West Craft Brewers to Bisbee. Take this opportunity to sample their fine handcrafted beers, meet the Mule that Built Bisbee, and enjoy live music, good food, giveaways and more. Come in search of the holy grail of beer, come to meet new people, come to rehydrate, recover from the race, or come just to have a beer with friends and contemplate why so many crazy people think it’s fun to climb 1000+ stairs year after year. VIP Admission 1:30PM, General Admission 2-6PM. For more information www.bisbee1000.org
COCHISE COLLEGE PIT FIRE
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
The B.R.A.T.S. parade of gravity coasters starts at noon in front of the Ironman statue in old Bisbee and proceeds down Main St..
HALLOWEEN AT THE COPPER QUEEN HOTEL
Bisbee Mariachi Festival
November 7, 2015
The Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless with the Friends of The Bisbee Animal Shelter, are working together in bringing a Mariachi Festival to Bisbee on November 7, 2015. Will be held at City Park. For additional information, contact Kathy Sowden at 520-432-2900.
4th Annual Sidepony Express Music Festival
November 13th, 14th, & 15th is the 4th Annual Sidepony Express Music Festival, showcasing independent music from the Southwestern underground at venues all over Old Bisbee!
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Fundraiser for the Friends of the Copper Queen Library on Saturday, November 14th at the SAMPOE Gallery during the Bisbee After 5 "Just Desserts" artwalk.
BISBEE AFTER 5
The merchants of Bisbee After 5 invite you to attend “Just Desserts”, a second Saturday Art Walk on November 14th featuring the many hand crafted items available from Bisbee Artists! Enjoy the crisp air and twinkling lights while doing that last minute Holiday Shopping! More than 30 shops are open until 8pm. For additional information, contact Kathy Sowden at 432-2900. www.bisbeeafter5.com
BISBEE FILM FESTIVAL
November 18-22, 2015
One People One Planet screens US and international films. Selections are curated and focus on how humans treat each other and our environment with topics covering issues facing our society today and in the future. www.bisbeefilmfestival.org.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
November 27th at City Park 2pm - 8pm Tree lighting at dusk
Holiday event fun for the entire family! Border Patrol color guard, live music, performers, games, prizes and a visit from Santa!
SMALL TOWN HOLIDAY
On Saturday, November 28th, come enjoy “Small Town Holiday”, an old fashioned holiday shopping event throughout historic Bisbee from 10am until 8pm. Enjoy musicians, carolers and other performers and get started on your holiday shopping at the more than 30 shops and galleries that will be open late. Santa will be on Main Street from 2pm to 4pm. Be ready to vote for the best decorated window from 10am to 7pm and get entered in a raffle for great prizes! From 6-8pm, the merchants of Bisbee After 5 are offering a free Old Bisbee Holiday Tour of the Christmas Windows. The tour will be provided by The Bisbee Tour Company. For additional information, contact Kathy Sowden at 432-2900. www.bisbeeafter5.com
33rd Annual Bisbee Historic Home Tour & 14th Annual "Chairs of Bisbee" Art Chair Auction
The Bisbee Woman's Club presents the 32nd Annual Bisbee Historic Home Tour. For an added treat, the Festival of Lights is on tap.
Friday, November 27th - Saturday, November 28th, 2015.
BISBEE AFTER 5
The merchants of Bisbee After 5 invite you to attend “Handcrafted Holiday”, a second Saturday Art Walk on December 12th featuring the many hand crafted items available from Bisbee Artists! Enjoy the crisp air and twinkling lights while doing that last minute Holiday Shopping! More than 30 shops are open until 8pm. For additional information, contact Kathy Sowden at 432-2900. www.bisbeeafter5.com
Bisbee Visitor Center
P.O. Bo Box 1642 • 2 Copper Queen Plaza
Bisbee, AZ 85603
520/432 432-3554 or 1-866-2BISBEE (toll free)