JANUARY

Fishing Never Closes in the Eastern Sierra
Enjoy year round trout fishing on the beautiful Owens River and Pleasant Valley Reservoir. A great place to fish in winter and early spring when the creeks and alpine lakes are closed to fishing.

MARCH

Early Opener Trout Derby (First Saturday in March)
March 5, 2016
Early Opener Trout Derby. Fish for prizes and fun at Diaz Lake, south of Lone Pine, all day Saturday.
Contact the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce: (760) 876-4444
Email info@lonepinechamber.org

Blake Jones Trout Derby (Second Saturday in March)
March 11, 2017
Blake Jones Trout Derby. Held every March since 1968. This pre-season event is a great chance to wet your line and hone your fishing skills while getting a chance to win big prizes!
Contact the Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center, (760) 873-8405
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Banff Mountain Film Festival (Last Weekend in March)
March 25-26, 2016
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stops at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop for two nights of high-energy outdoor, adventure and environmental films.
Contact the Inyo Council for the Arts, (760) 873-8014, Eastside Sports, 760-873-7520.
www.inyo.org
Email: info@inyo.org

Easter Egg Hunts
March 27, 2016
Whether you’re in Bishop, Big Pine, or Independence, check out the Sunday Easter Egg hunts. A favorite for the kiddos!

APRIL

The Owens Lake Bird Festival
April 23-24, 2016
A weekend of birding and discovery at Owens Lake.  Tours, speakers, inspiration.
www.friendsoftheinyo.org

Eastern Sierra Fishing Season Opens!!! (Last Saturday in April)
April 30, 2016
Opening Day of the Eastern Sierra Trout Season
Streams and lakes in the Eastern Sierra open to anglers for Trout Season. In Bishop City Park, anglers display their catch and swap stories all day.
Contact the Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center, (760) 873-8405
www.bishopvisitor.com

The Manzanar Pilgrimage (Last Saturday in April)
April 30, 2016
This annual event at the Manzanar National Historic Site honors the memory of  the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese, most of whom were American citizens, during WW II.
Contact the Manzanar Committee: (323) 662-5102
Email: info@manzanarcommittee.org

MAY

Wild Wild West Marathon (First Saturday in May)
May 7, 2016
Wild Wild West Marathon 50K, 10 Mile & 3 Mile Fun Run. A trail race that goes through the great Alabama Hills and the foothills of Mt. Whitney.
Contact the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce: 760-876-4444
Email: info@lonepinechamber.org

Mule Days (Memorial Day Weekend)
May 24-29, 2016
Mule Days in Bishop. Hundreds of mules, a Saturday morning parade, plenty of action in the Tri-County Fairgrounds arena and Dave Stamey and Baxter Black in concert. Don’t miss Art in the Park; Arts and Crafts Fair in Bishop City Park.
Contact the Bishop Mule Days Celebration: 760-872-4263
www.muledays.org

JUNE

Lone Pine Time Trials (Second Weekend in June)

Lone Pine Time Trials
Contact: (626) 812- 8688

Concert in the Rocks
June 4, 2016

The Beverly and Jim Roger Museum of Lone Pine Film History’s Annual Dinner and Concert in the Rocks
Contact: (760) 876-9103
http://lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org/

California High School Rodeo State Finals
June 14-17, 2016
High school athletes from all over California come to Bishop, California for the  State Rodeo Championship on par with professional rodeo. Tickets to single events are $6. This is an Inyo County sponsored event. For more information please call 760-873-8405. Events located at Tri-County Fairgrounds.

Father’s Day Fishing Derby
June 18, 2016
The Independence Fishing Derby is an annual family fishing derby in Independence, CA, in California’s beautiful Eastern Sierra.

Hot Creek Fish Hatchery Trout Fest
June 25 @ 9:00am
Learn fishing techniques from local fishermen. Casting, fly casting, trout tasting, fish printing, and other activities. 9 AM – 1 PM. Hot Creek Fish Hatchery. 559-765-4824 for info. For kids only.

JULY

July 2 California Free Fishing Day
Free fishing day throughout California

July 4 Independence Day
Fireworks Show at Bishop Airport.
Hosted by Bishop Volunteer Fire Department

Bishop folks head to the airport for a day of fireworks and fun, topped by a major fireworks display at dark, visible from throughout the town.

Independence Day in Independence includes an easy-to-enter parade at 10 a.m., arts and crafts in front of the Courthouse. In Dehy Park, there are kids games, Methodist Women’s Pie Sale, and a deep-pit, roast beef feast, capped by fireworks at the airport.

Junior Livestock Show and Auction
July 7-10
at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, California.

Eastern Sierra Music Festival
July 22-23
A benefit concert to support the National Wounded Warrior Center, at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, California.
www.wwmusicfest.org

AUGUST

Tri-County Fair (Labor Day Weekend)
Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair in Bishop. Rodeos, carnival, destruction derby, 1000’s of homemade & homegrown items on display. 760-873-3588, www.tricountyfair.com

SEPTEMBER

Laws Museum Good ‘Ol Days
September 10, 2016
www.lawsmuseum.org
Free day at Laws with arts & crafts, demonstrations, food, games, music, train rides, and pie auction. 760-873-5950

Millpond Music Festival (Third Weekend in September)
September 16-18, 2016

The Millpond Music Festival. Three days of live music in the sun at the Millpond Park, north of Bishop, featuring an eclectic line up of bands, singers and performers. Food and arts and craft booths.
Contact the Inyo Council for the Arts, (760) 873-8014
www.inyo.org
Email: info@inyo.org

Pow Wow
September 22-25, 2016

Parade, traditional dancing, hand games, art & crafts, music, food & more. For info, contact Paiute Palace Casino at 760-873-4150

OCTOBER

Owens Valley Cruisers Fall Colors Car Show (1st weekend in October)
Choo Choo Swap Meet
Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop

VCMC Dual Sport Motorcycle Rally
Dual Sport Ride with 100+ riders Follow the link to find out more on this event!

The Lone Pine Film Festival
October 7-9, 2016
Contact: (760) 876-9103
www.lonepinefilmfestival.org
Movies screen all three days all day long and the event wraps with a parade and campfire. The Lone Pine Film History Museum has all the information and tickets.

Shoshone Old West Days
www.shoshonevillage.com

Live music, tours of historic Shoshone and nearby Death Valley, history presentations at the Shoshone Museum, barbecues, arts and craft fair.

 

NOVEMBER

Death Valley ’49ers Encampment (First full week in November)
www.deathvalley49ers.org

Celebrating the Gold Rush ’49ers who trekked across Death Valley, the Encampment takes place at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park and features live music, re-enactments, pioneer costume race, and a parade. The Wagon Train travels several days through Death Valley to arrive at camp.

Bishop Bouldering (1st weekend in November)
Fall Highball Craggin’ Classic
www.craginclassic.com

Join the American Alpine Club for the Annual Fall Highball and the Western Region’s Craggin’ Classic in Bishop.

DECEMBER

Bishop Annual Christmas Parade (1st weekend in December)
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Street of Lights
Santa in the Park
Contact: (760) 873-8405
www.bishopvisitor.com

Enjoy live holiday music, refreshments and great company at Bishop’s official Tree Lighting Ceremony. Kids can visit with Santa on the front porch of the Chamber of Commerce. Music & refreshments start at 5:30pm, tree lighting at 6pm. Following tree lighting, stroll downtown for the Street of Lights Party. Visit restaurants & retailers for a chance to win great prizes in the big raffle at 9pm.

Lone Pine Annual Christmas Parade (2nd weekend in December)
Contact: (760) 876-4444
Email: info@lonepinechamber.org