OK, it’s tax season. Ugh! I owe this year (I am NOT happy).
But that day shouldn’t ruin your whole month. Most of Cochise County‘s events for April are FREE! And the ones that aren’t are still a bargain! So take a drive to southeastern Arizona, and have some fun!
April 18, 4th Annual West End Block Party & Earth Day, Sierra Vista
Join Sierra Vista’s West End for a day-long block party. Enjoy entertainment, food, music, kiddie-land games, the Tombstone Vigilantes and a street dance. Sierra Vista will also celebrate Earth Day in conjunction with the farmer’s market.
Details: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., at Sierra Vista’s West End. Admission is free. Call 520-515-0674 for more info.
April 18, Sierra Vista Car Club 25th Annual Spring Show
Chrome fenders, shiny mirror-like paint jobs. Check out these rides!
Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Awards given at 2 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Diner, 3500 Canyon De Flores. For more info, call 520-227-9458 or visit http://www.sierravistacarclub.org/.
April 18, Guided Tour of Buffalo Soldier Historic Sites, Sierra Vista
Learn about the accomplishments and history of Fort Huachuca’s Buffalo Soldiers from members of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers. Reservations are required. Call 520-417-6960 for details.
Note: The post is an active military installation. U.S. citizens may take the tour and must provide valid photo identification if over age 13.
April 24-26, Bluegrass in the Park, Benson
Sandoval Productions is lining up the bands, and this year brings some of the best in bluegrass to Benson. For information, call the Benson Chamber of Commerce at 520-586-2842 or visit www.bensonchamberaz.com.
April 24-26, La Vuelta De Bisbee
The 29th year of the three-day staged bicycling event includes time trials, a circuit race and a road race covering Bisbee, Hereford and Tombstone.
Info: 520-432-5795 or www.lvdb.info
April 24-26, Southeastern Arizona Fine Art Show, Willcox
This event showcases artwork from all over southeast Arizona. An artists’ reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Art League of Willcox.
Details: Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Willcox Community Center. Admission is free. Call 520-384-2658 for more info.
April 25, 2nd Annual “Men Who Cook,” Sierra Vista
Cheer for your favorite local chef at the Sierra Vista Symphony League’s unique fundraiser.
Details: 6-9 p.m. at the Windemere Hotel, 2047 S. Hwy. 92, Sierra Vista. Admission is $35. Tickets are available at Dillard’s and Safeway. For more info, call 520-459-0093 or 520-378-1318.
April 25, 18th Annual Earth Day Festival, Bisbee
Celebrate Bisbee’s Earth Day with educational and environmental booths, arts and crafts for sale, live entertainment, natural foods booths, mini massages, a circus parade, traditional May pole and children’s activities at Vista Park in the Warren district.
Details: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.at Vista Park in Bisbee’s Warren District.Admission is free. Call 520-227-5060 or 520-432-3554 or 1-866-2BISBEE for details.