Head on down to Tombstone for a weekend full of events!
The 40th annual Wyatt Earp Days celebration in Tombstone is happening Memorial Day weekend. See the “Old Wild West” come alive this weekend honoring Tombstone’s most notable and legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. This yearly event will be chalk full of street gunfights and entertainment. They’ll even be a Wyatt Earp look alike contest for adults and children alike. Food, drinks and fun for all.
This event is sponsored by the Tombstone Lions Club and it will feature three full days of continuous “Action Packed” street entertainment starting at 10:00 A.M. and conclude at approximately 4:00P.M. each day.
Five re-enactment groups will be performing at different times throughout the weekend. They include the Tombstone Vigilantes and Legends of Tombstone, along with three Phoenix-area groups — Arizona Gunfighters, Salt River Regulators and Superstition Mountain Regulators.
The organization is donating all proceeds from its entry fees to the Tombstone Lions Club in support of its charitable projects.
Tombstone Forward, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the town and its Old West history, has organized a performance by actor Wyatt Earp, who is the great-grandnephew of Tombstone’s historic deputy marshal. Earp will be doing a one-man show “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier,”at 7 p.m, Saturday in Schieffelin Hall. Tickets will be available at the door. “” promises to introduce audiences to the “real man behind the myth.”
Lions Club members will be selling commemorative t-shirts and raffling a Glock Model 38 .45 caliber pistol and an 1851 Navy Colt .44 black powder replica. Tickets are $5 each or six for $20. Drawings for the two guns are Sunday at 4 p.m.
Street entertainment throughout the weekend is free.