Local Events

Butterfield Stage Days

Every October, Benson celebrates Butterfield Stage Days. The festivities include a parade, car show, live music, and other special entertainment. For more information, call the Benson Chamber of Commerce at (520) 586-2842.

Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering – Sierra Vista

This is an annual event that occurs in early February. From a gathering of cowboys comes a family-oriented celebration of Western culture, history, and folklore with themes of bravery, tragedy, tall tales, practical jokes, and the plain predicament of the American Cowboy. For more information, call (520) 803-0305 or click on the photo to the left.

City of Benson

The City of Benson celebrates Independence in a classic big way with a family-friendly parade, water fight by local Fire Fighters, and all-day fun in Lions Park with vendors, food, music and a spectacular Fireworks Show at night.

Vigilante Days – Tombstone

An annual event that occurs in early August. This celebration commemorates Tombstone’s unique heritage. Commemorates Tombstone’s unique heritage. Activities include a 10-kilometer run, reenactments, street entertainment, hangings, and a chili cook-off. Sponsored by the Tombstone Vigilantes.

Rendezvous of the Gunfighters – Tombstone

An annual event that occurs in late August. Gunfighter groups from throughout the U.S. gather in Tombstone to perform. Activities include a most-authentic costume contest and parade. Sponsored by the Tombstone Wild Bunch.

Helldorado Days – Tombstone

An annual event occurs in mid-October. What started out as the town’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1929 has turned into its oldest tradition. Activities include reenactments, a parade, fashion shows, a carnival, live music, street entertainment, food to suit every taste, and the Tombstone Vigilettes’ Variety Night. Sponsored by Helldorado, Inc.

The Clanton Gang Reunion – Tombstone

An annual event that occurs in November. The annual Tombstone reunion of the Clanton’s. Activities include historical speakers and tours, reenactments, and best-dressed contests.

Wyatt Earp Days – Tombstone

An annual event that occurs in late May. In honor of the West’s famous lawman. Activities include gunfights, a chili cook-off, hangings, an 1880s fashion show, street entertainment, dances, and more. In addition, the American Legion sponsors a barbecue. Sponsored by the Tombstone Lions.

Peach Festival (A.K.A. “Peach Mania!”) – Willcox

Annual Event in July through October. Southeastern Arizona offers a bountiful harvest of farm fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts. From the earliest sweet corn and peaches in July to the crisp Granny Smith apples and pumpkins in October, a wide range of local produce is available as well as homemade jams and jellies, raw unprocessed honeys, and herb-flavored vinegars. Most stands have bins of selected fruits and vegetables already picked. Some markets invite customers to pick their own if they desire.

A Slice of Bisbee

Have a slice of quirky Bisbee, Arizona. They celebrate Bonnie and Clyde Day and Earth Day, plus numerous other events such as Solar Cookoff and Renewable Energy Fair, Saturday Morning Farmers Market, Mini Festivals, Copper Kings Baseball, Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival, Annual Fiber Arts Festival, Bisbee Stair Climbs, Halloween Carved Pumpkin Contest and much more! Don’t miss quirky Bisbee.