Sierra Vista, Arizona

Upcoming Events in Sierra Vista Arizona


25 - 26 Annual Sierra Stampede - All-women's professional rodeo, 75 professional rodeo women compete in six events, sanctioned by WPRA, also vendors, clowns, kids horse rides, petting zoo, rodeo queens from around the state.

Address: Ft. Huachuca , Sierra Vista, Arizona
Fee: Admission


28 - 30 Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering - The legends, life, loves and laments that make up the cowboy world will be celebrated in Sierra Vista at one of the West's most popular festivals. Thousands of visitors will head on down to southeast Arizona to revel in the three days of headline performances, small "themed" get-togethers, and late-night jam sessions.

As the only Arizona event singled out as a national "Featured Festival" in the comprehensive new book, "600 Festivals Right in Your Own Backyard," the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering is a community paying artistic tribute to The Cowboy Way. From a half-dozen states, more than 60 well-known singers, songwriters, musicians, and poets assemble to share with audiences their unique expressions of Western heritage and culture: the tall tales, the unsung heroes, the grand moments and everyday defeats.

The pompous and flowery need not apply.

The Gathering also promotes the continuity of Western tradition by involving area children through an extensive artists-in-the-schools program, and opportunities for kids to perform and publish their own original poetry.

Sierra Vista is located about 30 miles south of the I-10 Freeway (Exit 302) at the base of the Huachuca Mountains, making it an easy Tucson getaway or local entertainment commute within Cochise County. The town of 40,000 offers a wide range of accommodations and restaurants. Headline performances are held in the comfortable, 1300-seat Buena Performing Arts Center.

For an extra dash of Western flavor, visitors can enjoy the nearby historic towns of Tombstone and Bisbee.

General admission tickets for the Friday and Saturday 7 pm performances are priced at $15. Seniors and active military are $12, and children 12 and under may attend for $6. From 9-5 on Saturday, approximately 50 themed, open-microphone sessions will be held in various rooms at Buena High School and are free to all. All tickets for the Sunday 2 pm show are $12.

Tickets can be purchased through The Gathering's official website at, or by regular mail at P.O. Box 3201, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636. Local ticket outlets will be announced in the Fall.

Ph: 800-288-3861 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: GA - $15, Seniors & Active Military, $12, 12 and under, $6

12 - 13AZ0402021e016 - Sierra Vista Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild Show and Sale - Last Weekend. Featuring a beautiful queen-sized raffle quilt in southwest colors, a silent auction, quilts for sale by our members and several commercial vendors. There will be quilting demonstrations throughout the day and a trunk show at 1pm on Saturday. There is ample parking and the facility is handicap-accessible. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday, 10am-3pm

Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild, organized in 1978 as a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the art of quilting through education, workshops, lectures, demonstrations and exhibits which are offered to members and the community.

Address: Buena High School , Sierra Vista, Arizona
Fee: $3/person/day


5 Annual Thunder Mountain Marathon - A 26-mile marathon attracting nationwide runners, also half-marathon, relays and wheelchair events.

Address: Veterans Memorial Park , Sierra Vista, Arizona
Ph: 520-533-5031 (Always call and confirm events)


31 San Pedro River Spring Festival - Bird walks, interpretive river walks, presentations, hummingbird banding, children's crafts & activities, music, cowboy poetry, mule & buggy rides.

Ph: 520-459-2555 (Always call and confirm events)

8 - 10 Festival of the Southwest - Carnival rides and games, food vendors, live entertainment and much more!

Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 kilometer Mutt March. Bring your pet and participate! Sign up at the southwest side of Veterans' Memorial Park. $10 for pet and human.

Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. is also Family Day at the Festival, with lots of free activities planned for the entire family, including Barney’s Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo.

Friday 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday noon 11 p.m.; Sunday noon - 5 p.m.

Address: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. , Sierra Vista, Arizona
Ph: 520-533-2404 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free and open to public. Tickets for carnival rides.


4 Annual 4th of July Celebration - America's Day - Bring your family and friends and enjoy a full day of special events at the Park, and the spectacular fireworks show in the evening at the Sports Complex.

Daytime events at Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd., include:

Annual Pets & People Promenade
7 a.m. Registration, 7:30 a.m. Judging of entries, 8 a.m. Promenade, 8:30 a.m. Awards.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "Salute to The Union" at Centennial Pavilion.

12 p.m. Chili cook-off tasting cup presales, 12:30 p.m. Chili Cook-off tasting and judging.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fort Huachuca military displays.

All day: Arts & crafts vendors and entertainment.

8:05 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Spectacular Fireworks Show, City of Sierra Vista Sports Complex, Domingo Paiz, Tacoma St. and Coronado Dr.

Ph: 520-417-6960 (Always call and confirm events)


7 - 11 Annual Sierra Vista Open - Annual golfing event with up to 80 professional golfers from all around the country competing with up to 100 amateur golfers.

Address: Pueblo del Sol Country Club , Sierra Vista, Arizona
Ph: 520-458-1542 (Always call and confirm events)


24 - 25AZ0402021e009 - Sierra Vista Annual Art in the Park - The premier art event of Sierra Vista. Fine arts and crafts show featuring 240 juried vendors. Original artwork, furniture, jewelry, clothing, sculptures, and so much more. Local non-profit groups provide food and drink. For health and safety reasons pets are not allowed. Sat, 9a-5p; Sun, 9a-4p.

Directions: Take I10 one hour south east of Tucson, exit south on Hwy 90 to Sierra Vista, left on Fry Blvd 2 miles in Veterans Park.

Address: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. , Sierra Vista, Arizona
Ph: 520-803-1511 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free admittance & parking

1 - 2 Annual Huachuca Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show - Live demonstrations, educational displays, rocks, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, equipment, lapidary supplies, raffle & more! Food Vendors on site! Show presented by the Huachuca Mineral & Gem Club. Hours: Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Address: Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave. , Sierra Vista, Arizona
Ph: 520-417-6960 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free admission & parking

8AZ0402021e012 - Sierra Vista Annual Cars in the Park - Considered the largest outdoor car show in Arizona and one of the major car shows in Arizona with 22 classes of vehicles competing for trophies and prizes. Over 300 custom, rod, antique and creatively outfitted vehicles. 8am - 3pm.

Address: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. , Sierra Vista, Arizona
Ph: 520-249-9756 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $20 Registration day of show


3 Annual Christmas Parade - Kicks off the holiday season with marching units, motorized units, equestrian groups & bands, 5:30 p.m. 7th Street and Fry Blvd. to Fry Blvd. and Avenida Escuela.

Ph: 520-458-6940 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Pueblo del Sol Country Club

"Pueblo del Sol is a hidden gem of a golf course, with some of the best greens in Arizona. This is a great golf experience for players of all levels." - Skip Thompson, General Manager * Rated 3 stars by Golf Digest 1997 places to play *

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Fort Huachuca

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Ramsey Canyon Preserve

Ramsey Canyon Preserve is owned and operated by The Nature Conservancy. In 1975, the Nature Conservancy established the 300-acre Ramsey Canyon Preserve. This spectacular canyon is on the eastern half of the Huachuca Mountains, at an elevation of 5,525 feet.

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