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Doc Holli-DAYS coming to Tombstone this weekend

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TOMBSTONE, Ariz. - Doc Holliday's 166th birthday is coming up and Tombstone is throwing a party for the ages in his honor.

Parades, poker tournaments and a chance to see the most famous Doc Holliday, Val Kilmer, it's all going down in Tombstone this weekend for the inaugural Doc Holli-Days.

The 1993 blockbuster “Tombstone” is still the town's biggest huckleberry at more than two decades later. Sherry Rudd, with the Tombstone Mustachery, is behind the big event and it was chance meeting with Kilmer at one of his Cinema Twain shows that got him to commit to the appearance. 

“We gave him a business card and let him know we came to see his show from Tombstone and from there we started carrying his artwork,” said Rudd.

Kilmer is scheduled for appearances all weekend and to be the Grand Marshal in Saturday's parade at 11am and with Kilmer in Tombstone it is expected to be a boom-town once again.

“Kilmer being our special guest is a huge deal for town,” said Rudd. “He was by far the most celebrated character in the movie.”

August 14th is Doc Holliday’s birthday and the timing couldn't be better, according to Rudd.

“It’s a very slow month for tourism in southern Arizona and Tombstone,” said Rudd. “Kids go back to school, people stop travelling in August, so this is a really big deal for us to have this kind of tourism for Tombstone.”

For more information on all the events going on this weekend visit the Tombstone Mustachery website here.

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