A Little History of Tombstone


Helldorado 2013 is OVER! This year we celebrated our 84th anniversary.

Tomorrows may be greater, but it can not equal the interest and the excitement of this year's celebration. With blue skies above us, green hills around us, old friends met and walked these dusty boardwalks of Tombstone. New friendships were formed and old ones renewed.

All of the participant's finery was on display for the world to see.

Helldorado wishes to thank everyone who attended this year's celebration, participants and visitors alike. Now is the time to make arrangements to be with us for our 84th anniversary.


A very warm and sincere “Welcome” to all of you from the Helldorado board of Directors.  My goodness!  It has been a year already since we last celebrated the anniversary of Helldorado.  Eighty-five years is a long time.  So much has changed in the world., and yet the citizens of Tombstone throw open their town to welcome people who love the history and magic of Tombstone  We hope this is your anniversary for many Helldorado visits.  If it is your first visit, I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last.  Once you become part of Helldorado and part of Tombstone, tombstone and Helldorado become part of you.

Friday will start off with the National Anthem at 10:10am, followed by continuous entertainment every ten minutes until around 4:30pm.

Saturday will be a very action packed day, starting at 10:00am and running to 4:45pm, with over 25-30 different entertainment groups from gunfighters, line dancers, cowboy stories, music and just plain good old fun.

Please join us at the Old Timer’s Reunion party at the Rose Tree Museum on Friday night at 6:30PM.  Please come by and let us know what you think of the event, meet our Helldorado Grand Marshals and become part of the history of this great town and event.  We hope you have a wonderful, memorable time at Helldorado and that we will see you again next year.

Saturday night, Helldorado, Inc. will once again again host the annual Cowboy Social. Everyone is invited for some good old fashion grub and good cheer.

On Sunday, the parade will kick off at 11:00am. Get your entry in soon.

The now renowned Cowboy Walkdown, will step off from 6th and Allen following the parade. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to show their stuff for the 1,000's of cameras along the route.

We will once again have our beard and mustache contest on Saturday afternoon. Get started growing them out.

Another 1851 Sheriff Brass 44 cal Black Power Revolver will be raffled off approximately 4:PM on Sunday.

SO, Get ready for Helldorado 2014, October, 17, 18 and 19