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annual events

A quirky event for every month.
Check out all of Bisbee's annual events below. 
MAKE Youth Arts Festival

MAKE Youth Arts Festival

March

Each year in the month of March, CSP celebrates National Youth Arts Month with the MAKE Youth Arts Festival. It is an all-day arts festival for children from age 3 to 17 which provides interactive, multidisciplinary hands-on artmaking at no cost to families. MAKE also celebrates art created by young people with the Youth Art exhibit.

Bisbee's 40th Annual Historic Home Tour & Chair Auction

Bisbee's 40th Annual Historic Home Tour & Chair Auction

November

The Bisbee Woman’s Club (BWC) hosts a creative showcase fundraiser of painted chairs and other furniture done by local artists. During the Thanksgiving Day Weekend it also organizes a tour of some of the most interesting, unique, and historic homes in Bisbee. The home tours are a ticketed event.

B.R.A.T.S. Parade

B.R.A.T.S. Parade

October

Bisbee Rolling Arts Transportation Society (B.R.A.T.S.) is a ragtag posse of creatives who build gravity-powered art carts that roll through the streets of Bisbee in last Saturday in October.

A Taste of Bisbee

A Taste of Bisbee

October

Food, fun, wine and music. Bisbee Rotary Club fundraising event.

Car and Bike Show

Car and Bike Show

August

The Boys & Girls Club of Bisbee invites the public to support the Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee by participating in its annual benefit car and bike show to be held on the Saturday during Labor Day weekend on Arizona Street in the Warren District of Bisbee. There will be food, merchandise vendors, a DJ, exotic vehicles, and lots of stuff to raffle.

Bisbee Pirate Weekend

Bisbee Pirate Weekend

August

The three-day Bisbee Pirate Weekend is when swashbuckling high seas adventure comes to the high desert in this citywide costume event. Join in the reverie dressed as pirates and mermaids to pub crawl, enter costume contests, enjoy magic, music shows, and so much more. August 9, 10, 11.

Alice in Bisbeeland

Alice in Bisbeeland

April

Love cosplay? Not sure what it is? In April each year, Bisbee hosts the most extreme 3-day cosplay event in the United States: Alice in Bisbeeland! You too can slip through the Bisbee rabbit hole dressed as your favorite Alice in Wonderland character -- along with the ENTIRE TOWN. April 19-21, 2024.

Return of the Turkey Vultures

Return of the Turkey Vultures

March

Return of the Turkey Vultures is an annual celebration welcoming back these migrating birds to Bisbee. Always the second weekend in March because that is usually when they start showing up!

Sidepony Express Music Festival

Sidepony Express Music Festival

November

A three-day showcase of emerging independent musical artists in one of the most quirky, colorful and inspiring places on earth…none other than Bisbee, Arizona.

Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb

Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb

October

The most unique physical fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in the USA! Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb is arguably one of the most unusual and challenging events in the world. The 4.5-mile course features nine staircases (over 1000 total steps) connected by winding roads. While enjoying the challenge, runners and walkers alike see some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee. Take a delightful journey up the stairs and down the roadways in Europeanesque Bisbee!

Blues in Bisbee

Blues in Bisbee

September

Blues in Bisbee benefits the Easterseals Blake Foundation. It features live blues music, dancing, food, drinks, and more. Come shake your moneymaker!

Bisbee Garden Tour

Bisbee Garden Tour

August

This annual Labor Day Weekend fundraiser supports the beautification of public spaces in the City of Bisbee. Get a glimpse of home and garden spaces in Bisbee's many neighborhoods!

4th of July Coaster Races, Parade & Fireworks

4th of July Coaster Races, Parade & Fireworks

July

For more than a century, Bisbee has celebrated the Fourth of July with parades, sporting contests, patriotic events, dances, picnics, and fireworks.

Bisbee After 5

Bisbee After 5

April

A town-wide ARTWALK until 8pm. The 2nd Saturday of every month. This is a FREE self-guided tour, including over 30 shops and galleries. Special sales, promotions, drawings, live entertainment and refreshments as well as artist receptions.

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

January

Ring in the New Year in Bisbee! The end of the holiday season goes out with a bang here. People come far and wide to celebrate in style. Look for themed parties thrown at local venues for a roaring good time.

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Mariachi Festival

Mariachi Festival

November

Set aside the first Saturday in November to attend the Annual Bisbee Mariachi Festival held in historic Warren Ballpark. Come to listen and watch a great lineup of multi-talented Mariachi groups and beautiful folklorico dancers (baile folklórico) from around the world. Vendors serve food to satisfy every palette and beverages for all ages. This is a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless.

Plein Air Festival

Plein Air Festival

October

Register for this 3-day event and join other artists as they compete for prize money during the second weekend in October. Plein air entrants choose their inspiration from Old Bisbee’s historic architecture, its sprawling staircases, vintage streets, industrial mining remnants, and colorful homes set amidst the scenic Mule Mountains of Cochise County.

Altered Books Show

Altered Books Show

September

Proceeds from the annual Altered Books Event benefit the Copper Queen Library in Bisbee. Artists from near and far enter incredible work in a silent auction.

Brewery Gulch Daze

Brewery Gulch Daze

August

Every Labor Day Weekend the western mining town of Bisbee salutes its historic Brewery Gulch with a variety of town-wide events including a pet parade. and some rowdy fun! The Gulch, as it’s known locally, with its 1890s buildings, was once home to 20 saloons and all sorts of revelry.

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Bisbee Pride

Bisbee Pride

June

Established in 2004, the annual Bisbee Pride three-day festival is held on Father’s Day weekend. Come celebrate with the LGBTQ+ community in Bisbee with fun events, music, pool party, parade, and more.

Copper City Classic Vintage Baseball Tournament

Copper City Classic Vintage Baseball Tournament

April

America’s favorite pastime comes alive in vintage style. Teams are dressed in period uniforms. A fundraiser for the Historic Warren Ballpark.

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