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THU
1
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

More than fifty vendors offer a large variety of locally raised meats including all natural beef, goat, lamb, chicken, pork, emu and yak. Farm fresh eggs and seasonal fruits, vegetables and nuts are available, as well as baked goods, honeys, jams, salsas, tortillas, locally roasted coffees, knife sharpening and more. Live music and food trucks add to the festive atmosphere every Thursday.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 678-2638, (520) 417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com



FRI
2

SAT
3
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided River Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Enjoy this guided walk and learn why the San Pedro River has been named as one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The river features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.   The walks are about 1 1/2 to 2 miles long over easy terrain.  Please wear appropriate attire for hiking and weather conditions, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When:  8 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  (520) 508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the San Pedro House

Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Enjoy a fascinating and close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.

When:  4 - 6 p.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free.  Donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-459-2555, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail.  From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults $15.  Children age 17 and under $6.
Info:  (520) 378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista National Park Service Centennial Celebration - Guided Hike & Ceremony

Fort Bowie National Historic Site staff invite you to enjoy the celebration and learn about the Fort's role in westward expansion. 

Activities being at 11 a.m. with a memorial ceremony by B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) from Fort Huachuca, followed by light refreshments at the Visitor Center.  At 1 p.m. there will be a ranger led tour of the second fort Bowie ruins.  The Eastern Arizona Amateur Radio Society will be on site and broadcasting live around the world.

When:  11 a.m.
Where:  Fort Bowie National Historic Site, 3500 S. Apache Pass Road, Bowie.  directions
Admission:  Free
Info:  (520) 847-2500 ext. 25 or www.nps.gov/fobo



SUN
4
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, Huachuca Audubon Society and the Friends of the San Pedro River.  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: EOP,  E. Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, donations are appreciated.
Info: (520) 417-6960, (520) 508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sunday Afternoon Program at Carr House

Join experts from many different fields and organizations for these fascinating educational programs presented at the Carr House Information Center.   Program topics vary for each presentation and will include archaeology, history, hummingbirds, reptiles, insects and more.  Please check the website for program schedule.

When: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Carr House Information Center.  From Hwy. 92, travel west on Carr Canyon Rd. about 2.1 miles.  Carr House is on the left. Admission:  Free, donations appreciated.
Info: 520-378-0311 or  www.huachucamountains.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail.  From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults $15.  Children age 17 and under $6.
Info:  (520) 378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com



MON
5
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every week and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations https://sierravistahikingschedules.shutterfly.com
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 417-6960 


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.



TUE
6
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every week and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations https://sierravistahikingschedules.shutterfly.com
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 417-6960 



WED
7
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista High Desert Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of fresh, organic produce and food products, baked goods, and specialty items offered by local farmers and artisans.  Please check the website for a schedule of special workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

When:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:  Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  Free
Info:  (520) 417-6960, (520) 678-8655, http://highdesertfarmersmarketarizona.com



THU
8
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

More than fifty vendors offer a large variety of locally raised meats including all natural beef, goat, lamb, chicken, pork, emu and yak. Farm fresh eggs and seasonal fruits, vegetables and nuts are available, as well as baked goods, honeys, jams, salsas, tortillas, locally roasted coffees, knife sharpening and more. Live music and food trucks add to the festive atmosphere every Thursday.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 678-2638, (520) 417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista "Launch Party" at Patterson Observatory

The Huachuca Astronomy club invites you to enjoy the NASA launch of Osiris REx streamed live from Cape Kennedy at 4:05 p.m.  The event also features informative videos and fun activities before and after launch time.  The Observatory will remain open for the afternoon and conclude with the Public Night viewing scheduled at 7 p.m.

When:  2:30 - 9 pm.
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona South, Sierra Vista campus, 1140 N. Colombo Dr.  A  map is available here.
Admission:  Free
Info:  (520) 417-6960, (520) 458-8278 x2129,  www.hacastronomy.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Public Night at Patterson Observatory

The Patterson Observatory and the Huachuca Astronomy Club invite you to a public viewing of the night sky.  Weather permitting, you will be able to view the heavens with the 20-inch Patterson Telescope and other instruments. Among possible sights are craters of the crescent moon, gas giant planets Uranus and Neptune, double stars, various star clusters, nebula, planetary nebula and distant galaxies.

Please note this event depends on the weather.  The telescope dome cannot be opened during rainfall, high winds and total overcast and the event could be cancelled due to weather conditions.

When:  7 p.m.  
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona South, Sierra Vista campus, 1140 N. Colombo Dr.  A  map is available here.
Admission:  Free
Info:  (520) 417-6960, (520) 458-8278 x2129, www.hacastronomy.org



FRI
9
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Oktoberfest

Enjoy two full days of family fun and entertainment.  There will be live entertainment, oompha bands, German cuisine, arts and crafts, kid's carnival and more.  Come and celebrate at this favorite traditional event.

When:  Friday, Sept. 9, 5 - 11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to 11p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-417-2310



SAT
10
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided River Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Enjoy this guided walk and learn why the San Pedro River has been named as one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The river features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.   The walks are about 1 1/2 to 2 miles long over easy terrain.  Please wear appropriate attire for hiking and weather conditions, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When:  8 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  (520) 508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Oktoberfest

Enjoy two full days of family fun and entertainment.  There will be live entertainment, oompha bands, German cuisine, arts and crafts, kid's carnival and more.  Come and celebrate at this favorite traditional event.

When:  Friday, Sept. 9, 5 - 11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to 11p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-417-2310


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the San Pedro House

Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Enjoy a fascinating and close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.

When:  4 - 6 p.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free.  Donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-459-2555, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Kartchner Caverns State Park - Moonlight Hikes

Enjoy this special opportunity to join a Ranger-led hike on the Foothills Loop Trail during the full moon on select Saturdays from June through September.

The hike is 2.5 miles round-trip.  Please wear suitable clothing and shoes and bring water and a flashlight.  Reservations are required by emailing contact information and number of people in the group to reservations@azstateparks.gov

When:  Meet at 6 p.m. at the front of the Discovery Center.
Where:  Kartchner Caverns State Park, 2980 Hwy. 90, Benson
Admission:  $7 per vehicle entrance fee.
Info:  877-My-Parks or AZStateParks.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail.  From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults $15.  Children age 17 and under $6.
Info:  (520) 378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista History Walk

Join your guide from the Friends of the San Pedro River for this special guided walk through the Millville ruins and petrolyphs.  Learn about the historic town of Millville, a “boomtown” in every sense of the word – a quick rise and a rapid decline. This site is also well known for its many petroglyphs etched into the rocky hillsides.  Be prepared for the weather with good shoes, water, and a hat.

When:  9 a.m.
Where: Meet at the Millville Parking Area, north side of Charleston Road, about one quarter mile east of the San Pedro River.
Admission:  Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info:  (520) 417-6960 or (520) 508-4445, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista History Talk

Join Friends of the Huachuca Mountains and historian, Rosemary Snapp, for this special event.  Learn about Carr Canyon's early resident, Charles Biederman, who was a Civil War veteran, homesteader, horticulturalist and entomologist.  Following the presentation there will be an optional walk to Biederman's grave.  Good hiking shoes and hiking poles are strongly suggested.

When:  10 a.m.
Where: Carr House Information Center.  From Hwy. 92, travel west on Carr Canyon Rd. about 2.1 miles.  Carr House is on the left.  Carr House
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info: (520) 417-6960 or (520) 803-9475 (weekends only) www.huachucamountains.org



SUN
11
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, Huachuca Audubon Society and the Friends of the San Pedro River.  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: EOP,  E. Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, donations are appreciated.
Info: (520) 417-6960, (520) 508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail.  From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults $15.  Children age 17 and under $6.
Info:  (520) 378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com



MON
12
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every week and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations https://sierravistahikingschedules.shutterfly.com
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 417-6960 


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.



TUE
13
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every week and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations https://sierravistahikingschedules.shutterfly.com
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 417-6960 



WED
14
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Birders and nature enthusiasts are invited to attend.   The San Pedro River is considered one of the largest and most critical avian migratory corridors remaining in the western United States.  Observe 25 – 50 species on these popular two to three hour bird walks.  Wear appropriate attire for walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission: Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista High Desert Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of fresh, organic produce and food products, baked goods, and specialty items offered by local farmers and artisans.  Please check the website for a schedule of special workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

When:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:  Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  Free
Info:  (520) 417-6960, (520) 678-8655, http://highdesertfarmersmarketarizona.com



THU
15
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

More than fifty vendors offer a large variety of locally raised meats including all natural beef, goat, lamb, chicken, pork, emu and yak. Farm fresh eggs and seasonal fruits, vegetables and nuts are available, as well as baked goods, honeys, jams, salsas, tortillas, locally roasted coffees, knife sharpening and more. Live music and food trucks add to the festive atmosphere every Thursday.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 678-2638, (520) 417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com



FRI
16

SAT
17
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided River Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Enjoy this guided walk and learn why the San Pedro River has been named as one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The river features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.   The walks are about 1 1/2 to 2 miles long over easy terrain.  Please wear appropriate attire for hiking and weather conditions, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When:  8 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  (520) 508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the San Pedro House

Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Enjoy a fascinating and close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.

When:  4 - 6 p.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free.  Donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-459-2555, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail.  From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults $15.  Children age 17 and under $6.
Info:  (520) 378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided History Walk

Join your guide from the Friends of the San Pedro River for this special history walk at Fairbank Historic Townsite.  Fairbank was the longest-lasting ghost town along the San Pedro, with occupation spanning from 1881 to 1972.  This fascinating tour will focus on the many colorful events and personalities that wove the fabric of the town.

When:  9 a.m.
Where:  Fairbank Historic Townsite, Hwy. 82, between Whetstone & Tombstone  (Parking area is about one quarter mile east of the San Pedro River on Hwy. 82)
Admission:  Free, donations gratefully accepted
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Rootstock Harvest Celebration

Celebrate the 2016 harvest at Zarpara Vineyard.  Two fantastic Arizona bands, Cadillac Cowboys from Willcox and Little Sugar Blues Band out of Bisbee, will perform on the crush pad throughout the afternoon and there will be food available for purchase. 

When:  Noon - 5 p.m.
Where:  Zarpara Vineyard, 6777 S. Zarpara Lane, Willcox
Admission:  $10 per person includes a tasting flight.
Info:  (520) 222- 7114 or zarpara.com



SUN
18
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, Huachuca Audubon Society and the Friends of the San Pedro River.  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: EOP,  E. Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, donations are appreciated.
Info: (520) 417-6960, (520) 508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sunday Afternoon Program at Carr House

Join experts from many different fields and organizations for these fascinating educational programs presented at the Carr House Information Center.   Program topics vary for each presentation and will include archaeology, history, hummingbirds, reptiles, insects and more.  Please check the website for program schedule.

When: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Carr House Information Center.  From Hwy. 92, travel west on Carr Canyon Rd. about 2.1 miles.  Carr House is on the left. Admission:  Free, donations appreciated.
Info: 520-378-0311 or  www.huachucamountains.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail.  From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults $15.  Children age 17 and under $6.
Info:  (520) 378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com



MON
19
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every week and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations https://sierravistahikingschedules.shutterfly.com
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 417-6960 


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.



TUE
20
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every week and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations https://sierravistahikingschedules.shutterfly.com
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 417-6960 



WED
21
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista High Desert Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of fresh, organic produce and food products, baked goods, and specialty items offered by local farmers and artisans.  Please check the website for a schedule of special workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

When:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:  Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  Free
Info:  (520) 417-6960, (520) 678-8655, http://highdesertfarmersmarketarizona.com



THU
22
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

More than fifty vendors offer a large variety of locally raised meats including all natural beef, goat, lamb, chicken, pork, emu and yak. Farm fresh eggs and seasonal fruits, vegetables and nuts are available, as well as baked goods, honeys, jams, salsas, tortillas, locally roasted coffees, knife sharpening and more. Live music and food trucks add to the festive atmosphere every Thursday.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 678-2638, (520) 417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com



FRI
23
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fun Festival

The entire family can enjoy this favorite fall event featuring carnival rides and games, live entertainment, food and more.

When:  Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.  Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.  Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free.  Carnival ride tickets can be purchased on-site, or at Murr Recreational Center, Bldg #501301, Cushing St., Fort Huachuca
Info:  520-417-6960 or 520-533-2404



SAT
24
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Birders and nature enthusiasts are invited to attend.   The San Pedro River is considered one of the largest and most critical avian migratory corridors remaining in the western United States.  Observe 25 – 50 species on these popular two to three hour bird walks.  Wear appropriate attire for walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission: Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided River Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Enjoy this guided walk and learn why the San Pedro River has been named as one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The river features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.   The walks are about 1 1/2 to 2 miles long over easy terrain.  Please wear appropriate attire for hiking and weather conditions, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When:  8 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  (520) 508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the San Pedro House

Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Enjoy a fascinating and close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.

When:  4 - 6 p.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free.  Donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-459-2555, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fun Festival

The entire family can enjoy this favorite fall event featuring carnival rides and games, live entertainment, food and more.

When:  Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.  Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.  Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free.  Carnival ride tickets can be purchased on-site, or at Murr Recreational Center, Bldg #501301, Cushing St., Fort Huachuca
Info:  520-417-6960 or 520-533-2404


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail.  From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults $15.  Children age 17 and under $6.
Info:  (520) 378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sky Island Bike Tour

This scenic bicycle tour features 62-mile and 21-mile distance rides, a 5-mile fun ride and is hosted by NAMI Southeast Arizona.  Enjoy touring through the beautiful Sky Island mountain landscape and contribute to this worthy cause.  All routes begin and end at the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, and all proceeds benefit NAMI programs.   

For more information, routes, schedules and registration, please visit http://www.skyislandtour.com/



SUN
25
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, Huachuca Audubon Society and the Friends of the San Pedro River.  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: EOP,  E. Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, donations are appreciated.
Info: (520) 417-6960, (520) 508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fun Festival

The entire family can enjoy this favorite fall event featuring carnival rides and games, live entertainment, food and more.

When:  Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.  Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.  Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free.  Carnival ride tickets can be purchased on-site, or at Murr Recreational Center, Bldg #501301, Cushing St., Fort Huachuca
Info:  520-417-6960 or 520-533-2404


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail.  From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults $15.  Children age 17 and under $6.
Info:  (520) 378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com



MON
26
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every week and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations https://sierravistahikingschedules.shutterfly.com
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 417-6960 


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.



TUE
27
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every week and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations https://sierravistahikingschedules.shutterfly.com
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 417-6960 



WED
28
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista High Desert Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of fresh, organic produce and food products, baked goods, and specialty items offered by local farmers and artisans.  Please check the website for a schedule of special workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

When:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:  Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  Free
Info:  (520) 417-6960, (520) 678-8655, http://highdesertfarmersmarketarizona.com



THU
29
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.

When: 9 a.m.
Where:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

More than fifty vendors offer a large variety of locally raised meats including all natural beef, goat, lamb, chicken, pork, emu and yak. Farm fresh eggs and seasonal fruits, vegetables and nuts are available, as well as baked goods, honeys, jams, salsas, tortillas, locally roasted coffees, knife sharpening and more. Live music and food trucks add to the festive atmosphere every Thursday.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: (520) 678-2638, (520) 417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 65th Annual Rex Allen Days

This annual event celebrates the historic past of Willcox and Rex Allen with four days of western fun and entertainment.  Enjoy the rodeo, parade, tractor pulls, music, entertainment, family activities and more.

When:  September 29 through October 2
Where:  Willcox
For information, event schedule and directions please visit http://www.rexallendays.com



FRI
30
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 65th Annual Rex Allen Days

This annual event celebrates the historic past of Willcox and Rex Allen with four days of western fun and entertainment.  Enjoy the rodeo, parade, tractor pulls, music, entertainment, family activities and more.

When:  September 29 through October 2
Where:  Willcox
For information, event schedule and directions please visit http://www.rexallendays.com




The utmost care was taken to ensure accurate information for this calendar. The Sierra Vista Visitor Center and its agents do not assume responsibility for the given information. Visitors should call in advance to confirm. All information is subject to change.