Take a Step Back in Time - Walking Tours with the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Take a Step Back in Time - Walking Tours with the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00, 2:00 and 4:00

Beginning Friday, October 2, 2020, the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum is offering walking tours of the Historic District. “Take a Step Back in Time” with the Museum’s Education Curator, Roxandra Pennington, as she guides you through Bisbee’s storied past.
These guided tours are offered on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00, 2:00 and 4:00. Tours are approximately one hour. Adults are $10 and youth are $5; tickets may be purchased at the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. First come-first served with a maximum group size of 10. Tours begin at the Museum, located in Copper Queen Plaza Park at the entrance to Bisbee’s Arts & Culture District.

Copper Queen Library Programming

Copper Queen Library Programming

All Year Round

Named the Best Small Library in America in 2019, the Copper Queen Library offers many interesting and engaging weekly programs and annual events throughout the year for both adults and children. The programming is always free and open to everybody and features local speakers and authors, as well as Arizona Humanities presenters who represent a diverse range of historical and cultural expertise. The Library also hosts many all-ages art workshops throughout the year, facilitated by Bisbee’s great artists and craftspeople. In addition to programs, the Library also hosts local art shows in the Pritchard Gallery, which was established in 2017 to highlight the many talents of Bisbee artists.

Altered Books Show

Altered Books Show

August

The Altered Books Event is a benefit for the Copper Queen Library in Bisbee. Artists from near and far enter incredible work in a Silent Auction.

Blues in Bisbee

Blues in Bisbee

September

Safeway presents Blues in Bisbee, benefiting Easterseals Blake Foundation. Join us Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm for another AMAZING blues festival in the heart of Bisbee, Arizona!

Plein Air Festival

Plein Air Festival

October

The Bisbee Plein Air Festival is held each October in Bisbee's Arts & Culture District. Artists are invited to paint Old Bisbee’s historic architecture, sprawling staircases, vintage streets, industrial mining remnants, and colorful homes set amidst the scenic Mule Mountains to compete for $700 in prizes. Artists have the opportunity to sell festival pieces to the public at the Wet Paint Sale.

Sidepony Express Music Festival

Sidepony Express Music Festival

November

Sidepony Express Music Festival is 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, AZ.
Genres include but are not limited to (loosely-labeled): indie folk, hip-hop fusion, island jam funk, experimental orchestral metal, avant-pop dance rock, lo-fi garage jazz, western psychedelic soul, desert noir, Latin gypsy folklorico fusion, singer/songwriter folk troubadours, honky-tonk, ambient electronic and much much more…

Bisbee Chocolate Tasting

Bisbee Chocolate Tasting

February

Enjoy delicious chocolate made by local bakers in this fundraiser supporting the Friends of Library.

Bisbee After 5

Bisbee After 5

Every Second Saturday

Bisbee After 5 is a monthly artwalk that occurs on the Second Saturday of each month in Old Bisbee, Arizona. Over 30 galleries, shops, and restaurants stay open late, until 8:00 pm. Artists' receptions, live entertainment, special promotions, and a free raffle are some of the many things they offer.

4th of July Coaster Races

4th of July Coaster Races

July

Bisbee’s Independence Day celebration begins in the morning with colorful homemade coasters rolling down the canyon competing for the best time and continuing a grand century old tradition.

Bisbee Garden Tour

Bisbee Garden Tour

September

The Bisbee Annual Garden Tour is the primary fundraising event each year for the non-profit organization called the Bisbee Bloomers. Founded in 2000, the Bisbee Bloomers’ mission is to improve the environment of the greater Bisbee area through gardening, water conservation, environmental education, and litter control. We are a charitable organization and all funds are used to support our mission. The Bisbee Bloomers is an organization of local residents dedicated to protecting and enhancing the natural beauty of Bisbee.

Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb & Craft Beer Festival

Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb & Craft Beer Festival

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!

B.R.A.T.S.

B.R.A.T.S.

October

Bisbee Rolling Art Transport Society. A gravity feuled parade down Tombstone Canyon using whacky artist inspired soap box derby cars.

Historic Home Tour & Chair Auction

Historic Home Tour & Chair Auction

November

The annual Bisbee Home Tour is held every Thanksgiving weekend on Friday and Saturday. The Bisbee Woman’s Club is proud to be the sponsor of this annual event that brings hundreds of people to our unique city. The Art Chairs and More Auction takes place every year in conjunction with the Bisbee Woman’s Club Home Tour.
This event features chairs, tables, desks and any other item that local artists have reimagined in new and inventive ways!

Return of the Turkey Vultures

Return of the Turkey Vultures

March

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

Bisbee Pride

Bisbee Pride

June

Bisbee Pride is a 3 day Festival held father’s day weekend each year. The festival celebrates with live performances, a street dance, drag shows, parade, pub crawls and drag bingo.

Bisbee Pirates of the High Desert

Bisbee Pirates of the High Desert

August

Dancing, games, live music, treasure hunt, costume contest, hikes, art, food, parade and so much more!
Come enjoy this City wide event in pirate costume!

Brewery Gulch Daze

Brewery Gulch Daze

Labor Day Weekend

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Vintage Bisbee Wine Tasting

Vintage Bisbee Wine Tasting

October

This fundraiser supports Rotary and their mission to help build and strengthen communities. Through lively art, delicious wine and beer and the best food around town, you will have a delightful evening knowing you are helping worthy local organizations and events!

Bisbee Mariachi Festival

Bisbee Mariachi Festival

November

The Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless hosts the Bisbee Mariachi Festival at Warren Ball Park the first Saturday in November. Come be a part of this fundraiser that celebrates culture, history and the arts!

Festival of Lights & Small Town Holiday

Festival of Lights & Small Town Holiday

November

The Festival of Lights, which takes place during Thanksgiving weekend, is a great event for the whole family to celebrate the holiday season. The event hosts caroling, live entertainment, contests, prizes, an appearance by Santa Clause and the lighting of City Park.

MAKE! Free Youth Arts Festival

MAKE! Free Youth Arts Festival

March

Make is an annual all-day festival at Central School Project that provides immersive arts experiences to local children of all ages and their families, all free of charge. A wide range of activities are taught by locally-based creative professionals. These include workshops in various visual arts media, writing, theater, dance, film, etc., as well as performance opportunities.