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Big Day in the Bishop City Park.

Bishop City Park 690 N. Main Street, Bishop

Celebrate the 4th of July with a full day of fun in Bishop City Park.  Kids Arts & Crafts begin at 1pm.  Free swimming in City Park Pool 1-4pm.  Music, free watermelon, pie & ice cream at 2pm.  Festivities end at 4pm so everyone can head out to the airport for Bishop Volunteer Fire Department Fireworks Show For more information, call 760-873-5863.

4th of July Events in Independence


6:15 am:  American Legion Flag Raising Ceremony at Dehy Park. 6:30-9:00 am: Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at Dehy Park 7:00 am: Run/Walk 8:00 am - 2:00 pm:  Arts & Crafts Show on Courthouse Lawn 10:00 am:  Parade 12:00 pm:  Pioneer Methodist Pie Social at Dehy Park 1:00 pm:  Spelling Bee at Dehy Park 2:00 pm:  Old Timey Kids Games at Dehy Park 1:00-6:00 pm:  OV School Pool Open for Swimming 4:00-6:30 pm:  Deep Pit BBQ at Dehy Park Dusk:  Grand Finale Fireworks Display at Independence Airport For more information, email or call 760-937-2429

Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Swamp

FFA School Farm Bishop, CA

Pumpkin Patch & More 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Free entrance to the farm Pick a pumpkin, prices from $5-$20 Face Painting $5 Pony Rides $5 Farm Hayride Tour $3 Games $1 each BBQ Bake Sale Corn Maze Craft & Pie Auction Stick Horse Races Costume Contest Wheelbarrow Decorating Cow Pie Bingo Kids Games Petting Zoo Haunted Swamp open 7pm-9pm $10 admission ($5 for kids 12 & under) The Haunted Swamp is open October 12th and 19th. A fun fundraiser for BUHS Future Farmers of American Program. Location: BUHS FFA Farm on Sunland Drive

Trunk Or Treat 2019

Bishop City Park 700 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA

Come join the fun, dress up for Halloween and visit booths with decorations, games, and treats.  Free costume contest for ages 0-10 years.  Food will be available for purchase.  Located between fields 1 & 2 at Bishop City Park.


Pumpkin Extravaganza

C5 Art Studios 210 S. Warren Street, Bishop, CA

C5 Studios is hosting a Pumpkin Art Carving Contest.  All members of the community are invited to participate.  Turn in your carved or decorated pumpkin to C5 Studios (210 S. Warren St.) on October 27th from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  $10 for each entry. The pumpkin art show will be open for viewing October 28th, 29th, & 30th, 5:30pm-8:00pm.  Bring your family and vote for your favorite pumpkin.  Hot cider and cookie sale proceeds go directly to art programs.  For more information visit or email 

Winter Holiday Decorations

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

Ready to Deck the Halls? Master Gardener Bobbie Stryffeler will teach you how to make Holiday Decor from a harvest of crisp evergreens, twists of willow, red twig dogwood, cheery holly berries, pinecones and more.  All will be gathered from the local landscape. Attendees will be entered in a drawing for the numerous decorations created at the seminar.  For more information, contact Melissa (760)873-7854 or .


Holiday Market

Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center 2300 West Line Street, Bishop, CA

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Native and Christmas/Winter Gifts Stocking Stuffers Last Minute Presents Holiday Baked Goods Music Food Sale Craft Booths Raffle A visit from SANTA! Saturday 10:00AM - Native Themed Ornament Contest (categories: youth, teen, adult, elder). Saturday 2:00PM - Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest (categories: youth, teen, adult, elder) Sunday 11:00AM-3:00PM - Family Games & Crafts Any questions, call the Cultural Center at 760-873-8844

Bishop Community “Stay at Home” Fireworks Show

Bishop, CA

To avoid mass gatherings, the actual launch site will not be revealed, but they'll be high enough in the sky for most everyone in the greater Bishop area to see.  Celebrate at home and look up at 9:20 pm for spectacular aerial fireworks display.  Tune in to KIBS 100.7 FM for patriotic music to accompany the show.  Hosted by Bishop Fire Department with the aid of many generous sponsors.  Consider donating on the Gofundme Page.


Bizarre Bazaar

Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center 2300 West Line Street, Bishop, CA

Vendors, Raffles, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Costume Contest, Live Music & Fun for All!


Kids Night Out

Bishop, CA

Gymnastics, Crafts and Holiday Fun! Drop the kids (ages 5-12) off so you can get your shopping done. Space is very limited.


Christmas Tree Auction & Luncheon

Bishop Elks Lodge 151 East Line Street, Bishop, CA

Enjoy lunch and bid on unique, fully decorated Christmas Trees.


Christmas Market

Eastside Guesthouse 777 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA

A European inspired Christmas Market on 12/4 is taking place at the Eastside Guesthouse during and after the Holiday parade on Main Street. Come enjoy some mulled wine, hot chocolate, and buy some crafts for presents.

Polar Express Playing at Bishop Twin Theatre

Bishop Twin Theater 237 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA

Wear your jammies to this special showing of the holiday classic and get a free bell! Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Owens Valley. Pre-sale tickets available at Pioneer Home Health Care, 363 Academy Ave. Call (760)872-4663 for more information.


Light Up A Life Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony

Pioneer Home Health Care 363 Academy, Bishop, CA

Friends and loved ones are honored, remembered or memorialized.  Light refreshments will be served following the tree lighting. Everyone is welcome, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Your gift of $10 will light a bulb in their honor while supporting the good works of hospice care. Call Pioneer Home Health Care to sponsor light(s). 760-872-4663 or visit 363 Academy Avenue.


Magic of Christmas

Bishop, CA

An Outdoor 30-minute Christmas Musical on December 10, 11 with four performance times to choose from. Presented by the Nazarene Church.


Big Pine Civic Club New Year’s Eve Party

Big Pine American Legion Bishop, CA

Ring in the new year with the Big Pine Civic Club. Dance to music by DJ Pat and Nathan Vance.  It's a family-friendly event, no alcohol! Refreshments provided by Big Pine Civic Club. Donations appreciated.

Easter Egg Hunt at Brown’s Town Campground

Brown's Town Campground Corner of US 395 & Schober Lane, Bishop, CA

Organized by The Salvation Army. Free refreshments. Food and crafts for sale. Live music - bring a chair and friends. Bring your own basket for collecting eggs. Gates open at 9:30 am, hunt begins at 10:00 am.

Big Pine Easter Egg Hunt

Bishop, CA

Big Pine Civic Club will host the annual community Easter Egg Hunt in Mendenhall Park at 12 Noon. Over one thousand eggs for the hunt, special golden eggs and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Egg Hunt at Elks Park

Bishop Elks Park Line Street, Bishop, CA

Bishop Elks Lodge will host annual egg hunt at Elks Park on West Line Street. Free hot dogs and drinks for the kids and plenty of eggs including "special eggs" with great prizes. For more information, call 760-873-3221.

Earth Day Sierra Celebration

Bishop City Park 700 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA

Live music, arts and crafts, food booths, kids' activities, Native dance and more fun Earth Day activities.