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2015 Sedona Annual Events

JULY

July 31- August 2:

SEDONA HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL - International Hummingbird Society presents the annual celebration of hummingbirds. The event is three days of engaging presentations by nationally recognized hummingbird experts in the fields of science, gardening, rehabilitation, banding, storytelling, and more. Festival highlights include Sunrise Hummingbird Breakfasts at known 'hummingbird hotspots,' hummingbird garden tours, hummingbird banding demonstrations, and a marketplace for nature/hummingbird-themed merchandise. 928-284-2251 hummingbirdsociety.org/festival

AUGUST

August 21-30:

SEDONA RESTAURANT WEEK - The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is pleased to announce Sedona Restaurant Week! We hope you will attend both the weeks planned in 2015: August 21-30 and December 4-13. This event gives local foodies and visitors the chance to experience a selection of specially priced meals ($22, $33, $44) from a wide variety of Sedona’s restaurants. Guests will enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus including an appetizer, entrée and dessert. SedonaRestaurantWeek.com

August 28-29:

2nd ANNUAL SEDONA BIKE & BREW FESTIVAL - Sedona Golf Resort is hosting The Sedona Bike & Brew Festival August 28 – 29. This 2nd year event is believed to be the first of its kind, a Mountain Bike Race that is hosted on a golf course! The 2015 event will feature MTN Bike Racing, an awards ceremony, music, food, drink and a raffle with tons of swag benefiting the Red Rock Trail Fund.  All riders are required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver. sedonabikebrew.com

SEPTEMBER

September 5-6: 

RED ROCKS MUSIC FESTIVAL - "Classical meets Jazz" and "Folklore in Music", are extraordinary Chamber Music performance by World acclaimed musicians. Works by: Brahms, Bartok, Klezmer Arrangements and much more. Located at the Sedona Creative Life Center. 877-733-7257 RedRocksMusicFestival.com 

September 12:

42nd ANNUAL FIESTA DE TLAQUEPAQUE - We are pleased to announce our 42nd annual “Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” a celebration of Mexican Independence Day; Saturday, September 12.Comtinuing a long tradition of fabulous food, music, dance and entertainment for young and old, this year’s Fiesta promises to be extraordinary. Arts and crafts exhibits will abound offering a glimpse into the traditional and present artistry of Mexico. Tlaq.com

September 26-27:

SEDONA WINEFEST - This year the Winefest takes place on Saturday and Sunday September 26 - 27 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at. Posse Ground Park, located at 525 Posse Grounds Road in West Sedona. We invite you to enjoy scrumptious Sedona cuisine, live musicvendors, and wine tasting from over 20 Arizona wineries while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks. 928-301-0398 SedonaWineFest.com

OCTOBER

October 3:

RED ROCKS OKTOBERFEST - The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks presents the Red Rocks Oktoberfest on October 3 from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Posse Grounds Park. 11 breweries, wine, food, music and FUN! RedRocksOktoberFest.com

October 10-11:

SEDONA ARTS FESTIVAL - Held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. A favorite in the Southwest, the festival showcases 126 juried artists, the Gourmet Gallery, an international guest artist, and KidZone, as well as great music, food, and raffle prizes. Admission supports arts education in our community. SedonaArtsFestival.org

October 17:

SEDONA MAIN STREET PAINT OUT - Saturday, October 17 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. See thirty nationally recognized Plein Air Artists along sidewalks and plazas in Uptown, each completing a painting in 2.5 hours. Free event sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program and presented with Sedona Arts Center. SedonaMainStreet.com

PUMPKIN SPLASH: - Bring your bathing suit and join your friends at the best pumpkin patch in Sedona. On October 17 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., the Sedona Community Pool will be home to pumpkins ready for the picking. Out of the water that is! This unique event is fun for all ages. Pumpkin Splash is limited to the first 300 people. Everyone entering the pool facility, adults and children alike, must pay a $4 entry fee. This entry fee includes a pumpkin to take home. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

RELAY FOR LIFE OF SEDONA - On Saturday, October 17 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Posse Grounds Park- Upper Softball Field, come be a part of this life-changing fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. During Relay, participants and survivors Celebrate what they’ve overcome, Remember those lost to the disease and those still battling, and Fight Back by taking action against cancer. RelayForLife.org/sedonaaz

October 17-24:

SEDONA PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL - Contemporary plein-air artists paint from life in the out-of-doors capturing moments in time that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows, temperature and shifting elements. Paint-Outs, Exhibition, Gallery, Sale, Events. 928-282-3809 SedonaPleinAirFestival.org

October 20-24:

JOIN THE MURAL MARIGOLD PROJECT FOR DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - Join us in our third year as we create another incredible public mural in the Calle Independencia where visitors and community members can honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and connect with one another though art and public expression. All week the public is invited to paint on the mural. Tlaq.com

October 24:

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION AT TLAQUEPAQUE - Join us in the courtyards of Tlaquepaque on Saturday, October 24, to make an offering at the Celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Music, food and beautiful altars will be on view starting at 2:00 p.m. Watch fire dancers and visit our thematic face painting booth. Costumes are encouraged. Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. Tlaq.com

October 24:

TASTE OF THE VERDE VALLEY WINE HARVEST FESTIVAL - 928-567-2645 CliffCastleCasino.com

October 24:

FALL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW – Located at the Sedona Heritage Museum. This show is an old-fashioned, small town arts & crafts show with lunch and a bake sale. All items are hand-made. The artist or craftsman can tell you how they make their pieces, where they find their unusual materials or what inspires them. Many vendors only do this show making their items unusual & uncommon. Find a large variety of offerings including fine art, ceramics, woodcarvings, jewelry, home and garden decor, baskets, gourd art, wearable art, greeting cards and gifts galore. SedonaMuseum.org

October 31:

ANNUAL SAFE & FUN TRICK OR TREAT - Uptown Sedona is held Friday, October 31 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Merchants welcome ghouls and ghosts at storefronts for treats! Free event coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program plus Costume Contest in partnership with City of Sedona. SedonaMainStreet.com

 

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

December 1-31:

HOLIDAY CENTRAL SEDONA - Sedona transforms into a red rock winter wonderland for the entire month of December with events, festivals, and entertainment sure to enchant everyone. Discover the perfect destination for families and friends to celebrate the holiday season, make memories and create new traditions – all in the most beautiful place on Earth. HolidayCentralSedona.com

December 3-5:

FESTIVAL OF TREES AT TLAQUEPAQUE - This premiere holiday event at Tlaquepaque begins on Thursday, December 3. Area artists and galleries will have Art inspired trees. The trees all have different themes and incorporate different materials. Kick off your holiday season with a beautiful themed tree already pre-decorated. The trees will be on display on our 2nd floor Terrace. Proceeds benefit "Toys for Tots" via the Sedona Marine Corps League. Tlaq.com

December 3-January 3:

TINSEL TOWN - Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a walk through the picnic area at the park while it is lit up with lights and decorations all created by Sedona businesses, organizations and community members like you. Light displays will be turned on every Thurs. through Sun. evening in December, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. On given nights additional attractions may be available (caroling, hot coco, etc.) 928-282-7098

December 4:

TREE LIGHTING & SANTA VISIT - Friday, December 4, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Plaza in Uptown. Enjoy the Tree-lighting, entertainment and Santa visits with children. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and City of Sedona. SedonaMainStreet.com

December 4-13:

SEDONA RESTAURANT WEEK - The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is pleased to announce Sedona Restaurant Week! This event gives local foodies and visitors the chance to experience a selection of specially priced meals ($22, $33, $44) from a wide variety of Sedona’s restaurants. Guests will enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus including an appetizer, entrée and dessert. SedonaRestaurantWeek.com

December 5:

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Sedona Parks and Recreation is pleased to bring to you for the seventh year running, our Breakfast with Santa event. After breakfast, children can enjoy making winter crafts, as well as sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents, don’t forget to bring your camera! This event is free, so come for the pancakes (and more), come for the crafts and most of all, come to see Santa Claus! At the Sedona Teen Center located in Posse Grounds Park. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

December 11-13:

PILGRIMAGE TO BETHLEHEM - Annual Christmas extravaganza is outdoors at Tequa Marketplace, Sedona 86351.  Watch for llamas, goats, chickens, a donkey, and miniature horses.  NEW: The Ancient Bethlehem Tour begins at 3:00 p.m.; the original Christmas Musical is at 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss the Drawing for valuable gifts before, and the complimentary refreshments following. Free seating available or Reserved Seating for a $5/seat donation at PottersHandProductions.com

December 12:

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK - Located at the Sedona Heritage Museum. Enjoy Christmas in the Park, a free annual open house from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. including museum admission, afternoon concert, hot apple cider, cookies, apple sorter demos and make & take cornhusk ornaments. On the National Register of Historic Places, the museum’s buildings will be decorated in vintage holiday decor. Meet the tumbleweed ‘snowman’, Sedona old-timers and descendants of pioneer families. Visit with local authors signing their books and don’t miss the Museum Shop’s annual sale. SedonaMuseum.org

December 12:

THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – THE LIGHTING OF 6,000 LUMINARIAS - Saturday, December 12, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. This one day event - A cherished tradition which involves the lighting of six thousand luminarias in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways at 5:00 p.m. Specially designated Luminarias honoring cancer survivors can be purchased in advance for $10.00 by calling (928) 282-4838. Tlaq.com

December 19:

HOLIDAY SWEET STROLL - Discover unique gifts, enjoy sparkling lights, strolling carolers at the Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque. The retailers will open their doors and celebrate the holidays with sweet treats, special give-a-ways, and discount offers. Featuring some of the best boutiques, galleries and restaurants in Sedona, you are sure to find some special presents for those on your gift list. Tlaq.com


2016 Sedona Annual Events

JANUARY

January 5–10, 2016:

SEDONA WINTER MUSICFEST - Come to the Red Rocks of Sedona and forget the cold with five days of musical activities featuring some of today’s most dynamic and inspiring young artists who are defining classical chamber music for the next generation. Concerts, documentary film, salon, in-school Concerts for Youth and more! Located at the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa. 928-204-2415 SedonaWinterMusicFest.org

January 14-18, 2016:

SEDONA WORLD WISDOM DAYS - Nicknamed 'the TED talks of Sedona,' as it contains such a wide selection of leaders & experts from all walks of life. See 4x Grammy Winner India Arie and immerse yourself in the sage advice of innovative business leaders, Olympians, bestselling authors, spiritual teachers & more. 928-301-6394 SedonaWorldWisdomDays.com

FEBRUARY

February 6, 2016:

SEDONA MARATHON EVENT - The 11th Annual Sedona Marathon Event will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The Sedona Marathon Event will feature four distances sure to take your breath away: 5K, 10K, Half, and Full Marathon. This scenic race attracts athletes from around the globe to enjoy Sedona's red rocks up close and personal. "If the scenery doesn't take your breath away, the hills will!" Registration will open summer of 2015. SedonaMarathon.com

February 20-28, 2016:

SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Join the 22nd  Annual Sedona International Film Festival - a nine-day celebration of the best independent films from around the world. Films in all genres are featured: narrative features, documentaries, foreign films, short films and animated films. Plus: Celebrity guests, red carpet galas and more! SedonaFilmFestival.org 

MARCH

March 10-15, 2016:

SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL - Deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days of yoga, music and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West. The flexible conference structure gives you an unparalleled opportunity to weave your own experience in the richly colored cultural and natural tapestry that is Sedona. SedonaYogaFestival.com

March 12, 2016:

THE 45th ANNUAL SEDONA ST. PATRICK’s PARADE AND FESTIVAL - on Saturday, March 12 along Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, NAU Parks and Recreation Program, Sedona Green Team. Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Free Festival follows until 3:00 p.m. SedonaMainStreet.com.

March 26, 2016:

CELEBRATION OF SPRING - This is much more than just an egg hunt, this is a Celebration of Spring! Join us April 4 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. for this fun, action packed event for families and all those in the community that enjoy spring and the beautiful outdoors. Inflatable toys for kids, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carnival rides, duck races and much more are included with the admission fee for the youth attendees. $5 for children 12 and younger. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

APRIL

April 8-10, 2016:

ESTHER! FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS - On April 17, 18 & 19 the 11th Annual FREE Spring Community Event will be a family-friendly, visually stunning, original musical, at 4:00 p.m., held outdoors at Tequa Marketplace, 7000 SR 179, Sedona 86351. Don’t miss the Gift Drawing for valuable items before the production, and enjoy complimentary refreshments afterward.  Free general seating is offered, or Reserved Seating is available for a $5.00 donation per seat at PottersHandProductions.com

MAY

May 7, 2016:

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION AT TLAQUEPAQUE - Immerse yourself in a colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Tlaquepaque. Enjoy the festivities while cheering and whistling to the music of mariachi musicians, clapping to the steps of Folklorico dancers and savoring traditional Mexican food. Tlaq.com

Mid May, 2016:

SEDONA PHOTOFEST - Sedona PhotoFest is a series of educational and inspiring presentations on photographic technique, use of digital software and personal artistic perspectives from some of the top photographers in the country. The event takes place over two days, May 2-3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, persented by Sedona Arts Center. 928-282-3809 SedonaPhotoFest.org

May 28, 2016:

5K SUMMER SERIES - $10 per event or $25 for all three. Be a part of the third season of the 5K Summer Series! Hosted by Sedona Parks and Recreation and the Sedona Running Company. These quick paced runs through the park are sure to be popular amongst those of you in the running community. Sedona is a beautiful location to be out doors, and this series will take you up and down dirt and paved trails through scenic Posse Grounds Park. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

JUNE

June 3-4, 2016:

COMMUNITY CAMPOUT - Camp at Sunset Park! This event will be held on June 5 & 6 beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening and ending at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. For only $15 per tent (if you provide your own) or $35 per tent (if we provide your tent), participants can join others for a night of camping under the stars, hot dog roasting and s’mores, telescope star viewing, and a group yoga class in the morning. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

June 25, 2016:

5K SUMMER SERIES - $10 per event or $25 for all three. Be a part of the third season of the 5K Summer Series! Hosted by Sedona Parks and Recreation and the Sedona Running Company. These quick paced runs through the park are sure to be popular amongst those of you in the running community. Sedona is a beautiful location to be out doors, and this series will take you up and down dirt and paved trails through scenic Posse Grounds Park. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

JULY

July 16, 2016:

A DOG’S DAY OUT IN THE PARK- The City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department cordially invites all animal lovers and dog owners to support our pet-friendly event, A Dog’s Day Out in the Park. This event is being held Saturday, July 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the multi-use field at Posse Grounds Park. This event is free for those interested in playing with their dogs on the beautiful grass field. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

July 23, 2016:

SEDONA’S 12th ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY CELEBRATION - in Uptown Sedona on Saturday July 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy “a whole lotta cowboy going’s on”: gunfights, roping, cowboy action shooting, historical re-enactments, country music, cowboy storytelling and poetry. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Red Rock Posse and area businesses. SedonaMainStreet.com.

July 30, 2016:  

5K SUMMER SERIES - $10 per event or $25 for all three. Be a part of the third season of the 5K Summer Series! Hosted by Sedona Parks and Recreation and the Sedona Running Company. These quick paced runs through the park are sure to be popular amongst those of you in the running community. Sedona is a beautiful location to be out doors, and this series will take you up and down dirt and paved trails through scenic Posse Grounds Park. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

 

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

September 10, 2016:

42nd ANNUAL FIESTA DE TLAQUEPAQUE - We are pleased to announce our 42nd annual “Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, Saturday, September 10, 2016. Continuing a long tradition of fabulous food, music, dance and entertainment for young and old, this year’s Fiesta promises to be extraordinary. Arts and crafts exhibits will abound offering a glimpse into the traditional and present artistry of Mexico. Tlaq.com

OCTOBER

October 15, 2016:

SEDONA MAIN STREET PAINT OUT - is Saturday October 15 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. See thirty nationally recognized Plein Air Artists along sidewalks and plazas in Uptown, each completing a painting in 2 ½ hours. Free event sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program and presented with Sedona Arts Center. SedonaMainStreet.com.

October 22-29, 2016: 

SEDONA PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL - Contemporary plein-air artists paint from life in the out-of-doors capturing moments in time that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows, temperature and shifting elements. Paint-Outs, Exhibition, Gallery, Sale, Events. 928-282-3809 SedonaPleinAirFestival.org

 

October 25-29, 2016:

JOIN THE MURAL MARIGOLD PROJECT FOR DIA DE LOST MUERTOS - Join us in our third year as we create another incredible public mural in the Calle Independencia where visitors and community members can honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and connect with one another though art and public expression. All week the public is invited to paint on the mural. Tlaq.com

October 29, 2016:

DIA DE LOST MUERTOS CELEBRATION AT TLAQUEPAQUE - Join us in the courtyards of Tlaquepaque on Saturday, October 29, 2016 to make an offering at the Celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Music, food and beautiful altars will be on view starting at 2:00 p.m. Watch fire dancers and visit our thematic face painting booth. Costumes are encouraged. Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. Tlaq.com

October 31, 2016:

30th ANNUAL SAFE AND FUN TRICK OR TREAT - in Uptown Sedona is held October 31 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Merchants welcome ghouls and ghosts at storefronts for treats! Free event coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program plus Costume Contest in partnership with City of Sedona. SedonaMainStreet.com

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

December 1-31, 2016:

HOLIDAY CENTRAL SEDONA - Sedona transforms into a red rock winter wonderland for the entire month of December with events, festivals, and entertainment sure to enchant everyone. Discover the perfect destination for families and friends to celebrate the holiday season, make memories and create new traditions – all in the most beautiful place on Earth. HolidayCentralSedona.com

December 1-3, 2016:

FESITVAL OF TREES AT TLAQUEPAQUE - This premiere holiday event at Tlaquepaque begins on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Area artists and galleries will have Art inspired trees. The trees all have different themes and incorporate different materials. Kick off your holiday season with a beautiful themed tree already pre-decorated. The trees will be on display on our 2nd floor Terrace. Proceeds benefit "Toys for Tots" via the Sedona Marine Corps League. Tlaq.com

December 2, 2016:

SEDONA’S TREE LIGHTING AND SANTA VISIT - is Friday, December 2, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Plaza in Uptown. Enjoy the Tree-lighting, entertainment and Santa visits with children. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and City of Sedona. SedonaMainStreet.com

December 5, 2016:

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Sedona Parks and Recreation is pleased to bring to you for the seventh year running, our Breakfast with Santa event. After breakfast, children can enjoy making winter crafts, as well as sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents, don’t forget to bring your camera! This event is free, so come for the pancakes (and more), come for the crafts and most of all, come to see Santa Claus! At the Sedona Teen Center located in Posse Grounds Park. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

December 9-11, 2016:

PILGRIMAGE TO BETHLEHEM - 12th Annual Christmas extravaganza is outdoors at Tequa Marketplace, Sedona 86351.  Watch for llamas, goats, chickens, a donkey, and miniature horses.  NEW: The Ancient Bethlehem Tour begins at 3:00 p.m.; the original Christmas Musical is at 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss the Drawing for valuable gifts before, and the complimentary refreshments following. Free seating available or Reserved Seating for a $5/seat donation at PottersHandProductions.com

December 10, 2016:

THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – THE LIGHTING OF 6,000 LUMINARIAS - Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. This one day event - A cherished tradition which involves the lighting of six thousand luminarias in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways at 5:00 p.m. Specially designated Luminarias honoring cancer survivors can be purchased in advance for $10.00 by calling (928) 282-4838. Tlaq.com

December 17, 2016:

HOLIDAY SWEET STROLL - Discover unique gifts, enjoy sparkling lights, strolling carolers at the Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque. The retailers will open their doors and celebrate the holidays with sweet treats, special give-a-ways, and discount offers. Featuring some of the best boutiques, galleries and restaurants in Sedona, you are sure to find some special presents for those on your gift list. Tlaq.com


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