Special Events

Enjoy special events throughout the year, including the Fourth of July Celebration, Veterans Day, Oktoberfest, Movies and Concerts in the Park, and the Christmas Tree Lighting and Old World Santa’s in December. Find dates and events here.

Annual Oktoberfest

Sierra Vista's largest and best fall festival is coming! Enjoy two days of family fun and entertainment during Arizona's finest days of autumn, Sept. 17-18, 2021. Enjoy a variety of cuisine from various food vendors, live entertainment, a carnival, Kunst und Handwerk Strasse (Arts and Handwork Street) and Der Biergarten (the Beer Garden).

Vineyards in the Park

A new wine-tasting venue held in Veterans Memorial Park, Saturday, Oct. 2,  11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., sponsored by the City of Sierra Vista.  Local vineyards will offer tastings and sales of their best vintages. Held in conjunction with Huachuca Art Association's Art in the Park, which showcases work from some of the West's finest artists and craftspeople. Shop the art booths then relax at Vineyards in the Park. Free admission.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park showcases work from some of the West's finest artists and craftspeople in large art event. The event kicks off the holiday shopping season and features hundreds of vendors with unique items for your home or a special gift. Held in Veterans Memorial Park, Oct. 2-3, 2021, free admission.

Annual Tree-lighting Ceremony

Mark your calendar for Sierra Vista's most beloved holiday tradition, the annual Tree-lighting Ceremony in Veterans Memorial Park, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Cookies and hot cocoa will warm your body as the lights and community fellowship warms your spirits. Come celebrate the season!

Yuletide Market & Holiday Bazaar

Discover handcrafted wares by local artisans and winter visitors! Find candles, glassware, jewelry, quilts, woodwork, holiday decor, and much more. Find one-of-a-kind items alongside commercial vendors to wrap up your holiday shopping! Dec. 11, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ethel Berger Center (2950 E Tacoma Street). Free admission.


Interested in hosting an event in one of Sierra Vista's parks or city streets? Is so, you'll need to apply for a permit. Questions? Email the Events Permits staff.

Community Event

A Community event includes events that appeal to a broad range of ages and interests, such as cultural, artistic, educational, or entertainment events, or one that combines two events such as a race along with an exhibition in the park. Download the Community Event Info Packet and a Community Event Permit Application.

Organized Competitive Event

An Organized Competitive Event includes any event that takes place on public property, including parks, streets, and sidewalks that is open to the general public and appeals to a broad range of ages and interests, and offers a competitive athletic tournament or physical fitness event with prizes awarded. The event could be for fitness, education, or entertainment. If your competitive event also includes an exhibition in a park, please use the community event application instead. Download the Organized Competitive Event Info Packet and Organized Competitive Event Permit Application.