Annual Events

Special events are held throughout the year in Sierra Vista. Below are a few of the favorite ones. Plan your visit to coincide with one of them, and be sure to check the Calendar of Events to see even more.

January

The 60-member Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra performs at the Klein Center in January, April, and October, bringing big sound to this smaller venue for a delightful musical experience under the direction of Conductor Toru Tagawa.

February

The Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering is an entertainment bonanza that celebrates the American West. Held every February, the event rounds up performers from around the globe to perform poetry, music, and more.

April

The 60-member Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra performs at the Klein Center in January, April, and October, bringing big sound to this smaller venue for a delightful musical experience under the direction of Conductor Toru Tagawa.

April through October

Hummingbird banding sessions are a favorite experience for locals and visitors alike. Observe researchers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO) as they capture, examine, weigh, and band these acrobatic fliers before releasing them. The data adds to a body of research to help scientists understand this unique bird species.

May

Sierra Vista Sips & Skies is Sierra Vista's premier event. Enjoy the Wine, Beer & Spirits Festival in Veterans Memorial Park, featuring live music, food, and more, plus the Sky Islands Summit Challenge, where outdoor enthusiasts take on one, two, or three peaks in the soaring Huachuca Mountains. Held Memorial Day weekend.

May

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The Spring Fling, hosted by the Southwest Wings organization, offers tours of the area's best spring habitat.

August

Another great event from Southwest Wings comes in August. The multi-day Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival brings speakers, tours, educational events, and more to Sierra Vista. The oldest birding festival in Arizona, and one of the top birding events in the West.

August

The Sierra Vista Open is a premier golf event held at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. The event draws professionals, club pros, and amateurs from across the West.

September

Fall brings cooler days to Sierra Vista, and what better way to celebrate than with a traditional Oktoberfest! Come and enjoy oompah-pah music, food, and beer. Stay late for a rock and roll band to dance under the stars. Held in late September in Veterans Memorial Park.

October

Art in the Park draws some of the West's finest artists and craftspeople to Sierra Vista. Held the first weekend in October, this event creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for early holiday shopping.

October

Hosted by the Sierra Vista Car Club, Cars in the Park draws hundreds of automobile owners--and their classic and antique vehicles--to Veterans Memorial Park.

October

The 60-member Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra performs at the Klein Center in January, April, and October, bringing big sound to this smaller venue for a delightful musical experience under the direction of Conductor Toru Tagawa.

October

Pearls in an oyster shellThe Huachuca Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show draws rock hounds and vendors from far and wide. See demonstrations, displays, fossils, jewelry, gems, minerals, and more! Held in mid-October.