Annual Events Any time of year, you will find special events to enhance your visit to Sierra Vista. We’ve listed a few annual events below; be sure to check the Calendar to see more events. The Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering is an entertainment bonanza, held every February, that rounds up performers of American Western traditions and popular musical artists. Sierra Vista Sips & Skies is Sierra Vista’s premier event. Enjoy the Wine, Beer & Spirits Festival (with live music, food and vendors), the Sky Islands Summit Challenge, plus myriad other activities. Held Memorial Day weekend. The 60-member Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra performs at the Buena Performing Arts Center in October, January, and April. Hummingbird Banding Sessions are a favorite experience for locals and visitors alike. The weighing and banding of hummingbirds for research purposes happens in several locations from April through October. The August Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival and May Spring Fling are internationally renowned events, with programs, seminars, workshops, and field trips. Sierra Vista Open is held in September at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. Competitive duffers, be sure to inquire in advance. Oktoberfest is one of the most beloved festivals in Sierra Vista. Everyone enjoys the music, the food, and the beer. Prost! Held in late September in Veterans Memorial Park. Art in the Park draws some of the Western United States’ finest artists and craftspeople to this first October weekend festival and creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for early holiday shopping. Hosted by the Sierra Vista Car Club, Cars in the Park is where owners and fans of automobiles gather to show off their classics and antiques under our cool, blue October skies. 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.