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First Friday Night Markets

Bishop, CA

Downtown Bishop on Academy Street, between Main Street and Warren Street.  Handcrafted items, crafters and artisans, local produce, kid crafts, wine tasting, food booths, local beer and distillery and local bands. Sponsored by Inyo County, City of Bishop, Eastern Sierra Artists, and Mammoth Brewing Co.

Jupiter at Opposition

Bishop, CA

Grab a glimpse of Jupiter and four of its largest moons.

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Tuesday Fish Talks

Bishop, CA

Sierra Bright Dot Fly Fishing Guide Service is hosting Tuesday Talks with Fred at Mahogany Smoked Meats every Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. This is an opportunity to chat with Fred Rowe of Sierra Bright Dot about any Eastern Sierra fly fishing opportunities, fly fishing techniques, or fly tying patterns.

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Free Concerts in the Park

Bishop City Park 690 N. Main Street, Bishop

Live Music every Monday night through August.  Bishop City Park Gazebo. Bring a blanket or folding chairs and enjoy the show.

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Labor Day Arts & Crafts Fair

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

Dozens of booths featuring art, photography, jewelry, weavings, wood carving & turning, ceramic, clothing, food, and more. Friday through Sunday 9am – 6pm.  Monday 9am – 2pm.  Organized by Inyo Council for the Arts.  760-873-5950

Fair Parade

Bishop, CA

The Tri-County Fair will include a Labor Day Parade this year! The parade is on Saturday September 4, @ 10:00 am on Main Street in Bishop, Ca. The parade will start with a cattle drive down Main Street! It will also include entertainment including a juggler, mime, awesome animal stilt walkers featured at the fair this year, derby cars, fire department and other first responders and more. The entire community is invited to be a part of the parade.

FREE

First Friday Night Markets

Bishop, CA

Downtown Bishop on Academy Street, between Main Street and Warren Street.  Handcrafted items, crafters and artisans, local produce, kid crafts, wine tasting, food booths, local beer and distillery and local bands. Sponsored by Inyo County, City of Bishop, Eastern Sierra Artists, and Mammoth Brewing Co.

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Millpond Music Festival

Millpond Recreation Area Sawmill Road, Bishop, CA

Millpond is a laid-back and family friendly festival in the Eastern Shadow of the Sierra Nevada. Our world-class music lineup is complimented by kids’ activities, arts and crafts booths, and food vendors – all in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Millpond County Park just outside of Bishop, CA.  Visit http://www.inyo.org for tickets and schedules.

Manzanar’s Gardens for Peace

Bishop, CA

Manzanar National Historic Site invites the public to recognize the United Nations’ 2021 International Day of Peace on September 18, 2021. Manzanar is one of only 14 places across the continent selected by the North American Japanese Garden Association to host a “Gardens for Peace” event. During World War II, incarcerated Japanese Americans created gardens as places of serenity and beauty throughout Manzanar. Their works remain a testament to cultural pride in the face of prejudice, hope and action in the face of forced confinement, and building community ties in the face of imposed institutionalism. Manzanar’s “Gardens for Peace” event […]

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Curley Fletcher Poetry Rendezvous

Laws Historic Village Bishop, CA

Celebrating Laws' most famous resident! Friday, 9/24 6:00 pm Dinner and Show at Whiskey Creek. Limited tickets available - buy ASAP Saturday, 9/25 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Poetry, Music, Kids Activities, Handcar Rides, Mining Demonstrations, Railroad History, Food & Craft Vendors and the FAMOUS PIE AUCTION! Sunday, 9/26 - Graveside Farewell Toast Visit http://lawsmuseum.org for more information and tickets.

Choo Choo Swap Meet

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

Check out the Eastern Sierra’s biggest annual yard sale.  It’s a true treasure hunt…like 100 yard sales in one location!  Seller spaces start at $45.00.  Gates open at 9am.  Admission is $3 per person.  All proceeds benefit Laws Railroad Museum.  Contact Laws for more information (760)873-5950 or visit http://www.lawsmuseum.org

Fire Prevention Week

Bishop, CA

Community invited to Bishop Fire Department Open House to Learn the “Sounds of Safety” Annual event set for Wednesday, Oct. 6 Firefighting enthusiasts of all ages are invited to visit the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department for its annual open house as the department celebrates Fire Prevention Week this October. The open house will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Fire Station One, located at 209 W. Line St. in Bishop. Come enjoy home-baked cookies, Black Sheep hot chocolate and firefighting activities with local volunteer firefighters and Pluggy – the animatronic fire hydrant that serves as an ambassador and […]

Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance 5K Walk/Run

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

Come out and walk or run a 5K October 16 @ 9:00 AM for a good cause!! All proceeds go to Inyo and Mono Cancer patients working with Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance (ESCA).

Upper Owens River Cleanup

Bishop, CA

Upper Owens River Stewardship Event SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Meet at the upper Owens Benton Crossing Road Parking Area - Map Volunteers will help clean up the watershed, Brown's Campground, Layton Springs and Benton Crossing area. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, nature-based kids activities and fly fishing demo with Fred Rowe. Masks and social distancing are required. Masks, gloves, trash bags and trash grabbers will be provided. Sponsored by Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Flo’s Diner Grand Opening and Car Show

Bishop, CA

Flo's Diner in Chalfant is open for Lunch, Dinner, Groceries, Beer and Wine! Come enjoy music by Bill Planchon and Friends, Food by Flo's Diner, Judged Trophies, and 50/50 Drawing benefiting Chalfant Valley Fire Department.

Halloween (Drive-In Movie)

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

Halloween is an American slasher franchise that consists of eleven films, as well as novels, comic books, a video game and other merchandise. The films primarily focus on Michael Myers who was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his sister, Judith Myers. Fifteen years later, he escapes to stalk and kill the people of the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. Michael's killings occur on the holiday of Halloween, on which all of the films primarily take place. The original Halloween, released in 1978, was written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and directed by Carpenter. The film, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and Bob Clark's Black Christmas, is known to have inspired a long line of slasher films.

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FREE CONCERT! Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

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

FREE CONCERT! Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band this Friday, October 22nd at the Fairgrounds! Come dance, bring a blanket, picnic or lawn chairs. No outside alcohol allowed - the bar will be open! Adventures in Parrotdise staring Barrie Cunningham, the lost shaker band and the island girls.

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DRIVE IN MOVIE – Nightmare Behind Christmas

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

The Nightmare Before Christmas showing at the Drive-In Movie Theater Drive-In Movie at the Tri-County Fairgrounds Gates Open @ 6:15PM Movie Starts @ 7:00PM Bring Chairs and Blankets. Food and Drinks Sold On-Site Get Tickets The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. […]

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Beatty Days

Bishop, CA

Join us for a weekend in Beatty, Nevada with old west shoot outs, ICS Chili Cookoff, 5K run, 2K walk, Poker walk, bed races, parade, desert art show, model railroads, car show, corn hole toss tournament and more! Hosted by the Beatty Chamber of Commerce.

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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!

Trunk or Treat + Haunted House

Tri-County Fairgrounds & Event Center, Heritage Arts Building Bishop, CA

Trunk or Treat plus Walk Through Haunted House at the Fairgrounds! Heritage Arts Building Area (6pm-830pm) Free to the public

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Drive-In Movie)

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

The Rocky Horror Picture Show AND COSTUME CONTEST at the Drive-In Movie Theater Drive-In Movie at the Tri-County Fairgrounds Don't miss!! There will be a complete costume contest and full bar at this event! Gates Open @ 6:30PM Movie Starts @ 7:30PM Bring Chairs and Blankets. Food and Drinks Sold On-Site Get Tickets In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including […]

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Astronomy Lecture Series – Cosmic Acoustics

Bishop Union High School Theater 301 N Fowler St, Bishop, CA

Astronomy Lecture Series presented by Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory. Featuring Ivey Davis.

FREE

Mountain Film Festival (Drive-In Movie)

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

After the festival, Mountainfilm on Tour hits the road, sharing the year’s most inspiring short films with communities around the world. Hosted by ESIA.

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Partial Lunar Eclipse

Bishop, CA

Gaze upon the second lunar eclipse of 2021.