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Eastern Sierra Observatory Dark Sky Festival


The Eastern Sierra Observatory will host a California Dark Sky Festival October 12th through October 15th in Panamint Valley.  The event will feature huge telescopes, lectures, photography workshops, a food truck, a giant chess set, camping onsite under dark skies and more.

Ventura County Motorcycle Club Dual Sport Rally

Tri-County Fairgrounds & Event Center 475 Sierra Street, Bishop

16th Annual VCMC Bishop Dual Sport Rally presented by the Ventura County Motorcycle Club. Entry Fees Include: -15 Different GPS Tracks -T-Shirt -Friday Fiesta Tacos (while they last) -Saturday Banquet -Multi-Loops - Ride when you want! Stay on the trails! -Approximately 800 miles or more of riding with varying difficulty available. -Lots of sights to be seen! Click here for more info and to register!

Trout Trot


5K/10K fundraiser run for Friends of the Inyo


Watch the October 10th Annular Eclipse at Bishop City Park

Dr Mark Hodges of CalTech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory will be setting up a telescope for the public to view Saturday morning's annular (NOT annual) eclipse at Field #1 at Bishop City Park. He will be there about 8 am until about 10:30 am. In addition to the telescope, he will project an image and will have eclipse glasses for people to use.  Expected eclipse timelines in Bishop are: Partial eclipse begins at 8:06 am Maximum will be at 9:23 am - 81% of the Sun will be covered up Eclipse ends at 10:48 am See image above for expected […]


Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Bishop

On October 14th, the solar eclipse will start at approximately 8:06 am, peak at 9:23 am, and end at 10:48 am in the Eastern Sierra, with 80% coverage of the sun, creating dusk-like conditions. Join an ESIA interpretive specialist for a talk and witness one of the celestial events of the year! 9 am: Mobius Arch Trailhead Parking, Alabama Hills. Solar glasses and an eclipse projector will be provided for viewing, paired with a short talk about the phenomenon.

Acrylic Painting Workshop & Exhibition in Lone Pine

Eastern Sierra Interagency Vistor Center Highway 395 & State Route 136, Lone Pine

Join Alabama Hills Artist in Residence, Kristen Freeborn, for a free acrylic workshop for beginner and intermediate artists, recommended for ages 10 and up. 10 am-4:30 pm: Open Exhibition at Eastern Sierra Visitor Center, Lone Pine. 11 am-1 pm: Free Acrylic Painting Workshop (sign-up required). Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

Event Series C5 Studios

C5 Studios


C5 Studios offers many types of arts and crafts classes, workshops, social activities, and more.  Sometimes multiple activities per day are scheduled.  For detailed information about topics on this scheduled date including activity descriptions, times, and costs, please visit

Harvest Hoedown Celebration

Bishop Elks Lodge 151 East Line Street, Bishop

Bishop Elks invites everyone to celebrate the 2023 Harvest Hoedown.  See above flyer for details.