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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.

Looney Bean Open Mic Nite for Local Entertainers

Looney Bean Coffee House 399 N. Main St, Bishop, CA

Entertain the Bishop masses with your performance schtick.  Contact Jordan Herbst at 760-258-7200 for more info.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Free

Owens Lake Bird Festival

Owens Lake CA

Since 2015, the Owens Lake Bird Festival has celebrated the migration of thousands of birds as they alight at Owens lake to replenish their strength before they continue their transcontinental journey.  They migrate along the Pacific Flyway, which extends from Alaska to Patagonia.  Festival outings include botany, photography, geology, local history and culture, and more. There are six trips to choose from. Register online at friendsoftheinyo.org/birdfestival.

$22 – $55

Owens River Annual Clean Up

Pleasant Valley Reservoir Campground Bishop, CA

Volunteer event begins at 8 AM at Pleasant Valley Campground Metal Footbridge.  Bring gloves.  Coffee/baked goods provided at 8AM with lunch at 12PM.  Free raffle and lots of swag available.  Call Chris Leonard to donate swag at 818.288.3271 or for more info.

Free

Earth Day Craft Sale at First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church 205 N. Fowler Street, Bishop, CA

Hosted by Bishop United Methodist Women in support of organizations and projects to assist women, youth and children. Shop for quilts and many other handmade items.

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.

Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center Spring Market

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

Craft vendors, food vendors, family crafts, and live music from 1 PM to 4 PM.  Also featuring a Youth Art Market.  50/50 raffle.  Family crafts sessions for youth.  For vendor info & signups,  contact 760-873-8844

Free
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C5 Studios Open Mic Nite for Local Entertainers

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

Entertain the Bishop masses with your performance schtick in poetry, music, songs, comedy, etc.  Check out www.c5studios.org for more info.  Open Mic Night occurs every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.  Open to all ages.  Sign up between 6:30pm - 7pm.

Free

Youth Fly Fishing Camp

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

Children ages 6-12 will learn the fundamentals of casting, tying flies, boat safety and fishing safety by our local Fishing Guides.  They will take this experience and grow as they experience bug life and how it effects your fishing success and see fish stocking in action.  There are only 20 spaces available for each day of this camp. The camp will take place on Saturday April 30, 2022 and Sunday May 1, 2022 for $20 a day per child. Due to availability, please only enroll your child for one day. Only 20 children will be taken each day, water and […]

$20

Manzanar Pilgrimage

Bishop, CA

Join this annual event virtually to commemorate the memory of Manzanar and its incarcerees. Lessons Learned, is the theme for the 53rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, which will be held online on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 12:00 PM. The 2022 Manzanar At Dusk program will also be held online in the hours following the 53rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. Manzanar was the first of the American concentration camps in which more than 120,000 Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents were unjustly incarcerated during World War II.

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Monster Trucks

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

See these incredible 10,000-pound, car crushing giants compete in Bishop at the Tri-County Fair and Event Center on May 6th & 7th. There will also be Quad Wars and a Freestyle Razor Show and Jr. Outlaw Sprints.

1st Annual Eastern Sierra BBQ, Chili, Salsa Fest!

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

The 1st annual Eastern Sierra Chili and BBQ Cook-off will take place on May 6th, 2022. The event is hosted by the Tri County Fairgrounds and Event Center. It gonna be a legendary, community inspired event that EVERYONE in Bishop, Mammoth, Big Pine, Independence, Lone Pine, Ridgecrest, Lake Tahoe should attend.  It is a mega event with Mega Big Trucks, full of music, food, drink, friends and family.  This year, Bishop and surrounding areas will come together to celebrate the end of winter and to support community. LIVE MUSIC – GOOD EATS – FAMILY FUN Saturday BBQ, Chili, Vendors, Bands, […]

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Laws Biannual Choo Choo Swap Meet

Laws Railroad Museum Bishop, CA

Check out the Eastern Sierra's biggest annual yard sale at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.  It's a true treasure hunt...like 100 yard sales in one location!   Gates open at 9 am.  Admission is $5 per person.  All proceeds benefit Laws Railroad Museum.  Contact Laws for more information (760)873-5950 or visit http://www.lawsmuseum.org.  Sales spaces can be purchased for $45 at the museum.  Spaces are 20' by 25'.

$5

VFW Kentucky Derby Party & Hat Contest

VFW 484 Short St., Bishop, CA

Support local vets and participate in this event.  Free glass of champagne upon entry.  1:30 PM - Hors d'oeuvres & Cocktails; 2:45 PM - Run for the Roses;  3:15 PM - Hat Contest.  Prizes.

Rambling Peaks Festival

Mountain Rambler Brewery 186 South Main Street, Bishop, CA

Rambling Peaks Festival is a local event hosted by the Mountain Rambler Brewery to celebrate live music and local artists of all kinds! Music + art heals the soul, and we plan to take it in all weekend! Come explore a world of handmade products by the Eastern Sierra’s own, and beyond. Handcrafted wood art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, paintings, photography, and more! Did we mention the food trucks?! We will have many throughout the weekend! Enjoy the Eastern Sierra’s unique way of celebrating Art of all kinds! FRIDAY // We will begin live music at 4:30 pm! This is ticketed entry. SATURDAY […]

IMAH Poker Run

Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped 371 S Warren St, Bishop, CA

Join local residents on this motorized poker run.  Pre-register up to Monday, April 25th.  Pre-registration fees are $45 per rider & $35 per passenger.  Includes dinner, t-shirt, & extra playing card.  On site registration fees are $55 per rider & $45 per passenger. Includes dinner and tshirt.  Meet at Bishop City Park to begin the event.

VFW BUNCO Game Night

VFW 484 Short St., Bishop, CA

Support local vets and attend this event.  Raffle prizes, silent auction.  Calll for tickets at 873-5770 or Tricia at 937-3651.

$20

“Preserving the Catch” Workshop

Crowley Lake Community Center 482 South Landing Road, #474, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Learn how to maximize your catch by pressure canning, dehydrating and freezing your fish and enjoy them all year. Presented by UCCE Master Food Preservers of Inyo and Mono Counties. Reservations required - click here.

$20.

Round Valley Elementary School Benefit

Convict Lake Resort 2000 Convict Lake Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA

It's a Spring Soiree!   Enjoy fine dining, dancing and auction for a great cause at Convict Lake Resort. $100 per ticket/$800-$1,000 per table. Tickets must be purchased by May 8th. For more info, call 760-793-8339 or email

Arborglyphs: The Art of Heritage

Eastern California Museum 155 N. Grant Street, Independence, CA

Join others for the grand opening of this new exhibit at the Eastern CA Museum.  Basque refreshments to be served at 4 PM and a lecture by Guest Curators Nancy Hadlock and Richard Potashin will begin at 5 PM.

Free

Mule Museum Grand Opening

Laws Historic Village Bishop, CA

Grand Opening Celebration of the Mule Museum in Bishop, CA. Come Celebrate Wednesday, May 25th 5-7PM at the Laws Museum and Historic Site. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by music and refreshments in the 20 Mule Team Barn. See the story of the mule told in context of the contribution of this humble animal to our American culture and Heritage. Don’t miss the Grand Opening, view the exhibit and bid in the Live and Silent Auctions. These very popular annual silent auction will be held this year at the Laws Railroad Museum just 4 miles from Bishop. The Auction will be […]

FREE

Manzanar National Historic Site’s Public Archeology Program

Bishop, CA

Manzanar National Historic Site’s award-winning public archeology program is returning with three projects this year. On March 24-29, May 27-31, and September 2-6, volunteers will have the opportunity to assist the National Park Service in uncovering and preserving Manzanar’s Hospital area, the Children’s Village orphanage, and the Administration and Staff Housing area.  Work at the Hospital will include rebuilding a collapsed rock wall, removing brush and dead trees, clearing flood deposits, resetting building footers, and excavating landscaping features. At Children’s Village, volunteers will rebuild rustic wood fences, expose building footers, and clear brush and downed trees. In the Staff Housing […]

I Want to be a Packer!

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

Free events for kids 5 to 17 years of age at Mule Days Pack. Fish. Dance. Win prizes at the stick Mule Rodeo.  Learn to be a clown.  Have fun!  In 2012, Mule Days started a program for youth to share in the enjoyment of participating in the main shows and other fun filled activities. Starting Friday, visit the “I Want to be a Packer” booth on the grass between the Home Economics Building and the main walkway to the grandstand to see the schedule and sign up for events.  The kid’s Corral stick mule rodeo events take place until […]

FREE
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Calico Quilt Show

Bishop, CA

The annual Calico Quilt Show will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 205 N. Fowler.