Visit the world's largest rose tree in Tombstone!
The ‘Softer Side of Tombstone’ can be seen April 12-14th with the Tombstone Rose Festival celebrating the 133rd blooming of the world’s largest rose tree. This annual celebration is sponsored by the Tombstone Vigilettes, a non-profit, organization of ladies portraying The Women of Tombstone from 1880 to 1915.
The weekend kicks off under the World’s Largest Rose Tree in the courtyard of the Rose Tree Museum when an outstanding Tombstone High School student is crowned Rose Queen. A pancake breakfast, old-fashioned box lunch auction and the annual Rose Parade are just a few of the celebration’s featured events each year.
The Tombstone Vigilettes’ fashion shows, along with historical and hysterical gunfight skits by the Tombstone Vigilantes, are always festival highlights.
The weekend also features Mariachi and Folklorico performances, Art in the Park, High Tea, a Pet Parade, and a round-table discussion with members of Tombstone’s pioneer families.
Money raised by the annual Rose Festival has funded scholarships for students in the Tombstone Unified School District and other charities supported by the Tombstone Vigilettes.
For more info: http://tombstonerosetree.com/annual-rose-festival/
Here is the lineup of events: