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Valley of Giants Book Launch Party

Mountain Rambler Brewery 186 South Main Street, Bishop, CA

Join local author Lauren DeLaunay Miller in celebrating the official launch for Valley of Giants: Stories from Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing in partnership with Mountain Rambler Brewery and Spellbinder Books with readings by Miranda Oakley and Alexa Flower.

Free

Eastern CA Museum Memorial Rock Garden Commemoration

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

Join area residents to commemorate the new Jane Bright Memorial Rock Garden at the Eastern California Museum in Independence.

Free

FREE Concert – Tiller’s Folly

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

FREE Concert at Bishop Union High School Auditorium. Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Americana, World & Flamenco musical influences. The double-neck guitjo has 14 strings and Joe has developed his own style and technique, playing both necks simultaneously. Classically-trained cellist Hannah Alkire studied with G. Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet and is recognized internationally for her stunning tone and emotional, impeccable playing and for taking the cello places it’s never been before.

FREE

Inyo County Courthouse First Centennial Celebration

Inyo County Courthouse 168 N. Edwards Street, Independence, CA

Join Eastern Sierra history aficionados at  the Independence Courthouse to celebrate this building's 100th anniversary.  Indulge in related history talks, presentations, food and drink, and more.

Free

Watercolor – Modern Techniques Workshop with Ana Budnyk

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

Build your watercolor vocabulary to gain more brush control in watercolor.  Explore basic materials/techniques and create gradients/textures with household supplies. 12 and older.  Register online at link under Event Categories.  

$30 – $45
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Native Artist Demonstration

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

Come by the Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center to view Rena Brown's Paiute craft of designing Ribbon Shirts.  Shirts available for purchase.

Free

Bishop Country Club Golf Tournament

Bishop Country Club 1325 US Hwy 395, Bishop, CA

74th Anniversary for BCC.  For more information on all tournaments or to schedule an event please contact the golf shop (760)873-5828, or email Steve at .  Tournament schedule is subject to change.

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.

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.