Events in Sedona

Sedona offers a rich array of events and festivals that feature world-class performers and entertainers. Add this page to your favorites to look for great reasons to get yourself to our red rock wonderland.

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2014 Sedona Annual Events

OCTOBER

October 31:

28th ANNUAL SAFE & FUN TRICK OR TREAT- 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 and prizes in partnership with City of Sedona. SedonaMainStreet.com

NOVEMBER

November 1:

TASTE OF THE VERDE VALLEY- From 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., enjoy perfectly paired culinary creations featuring wines of the Verde Valley, live music and Painted Barrel Auction. Tickets are $20, includes 5 wine or food tastings, complimentary wine glass and a $10 Casino Playcheck. located at the Cliff Castle Casino Stargazer Pavilion. 928-567-7999 CliffCastleCasinHotel.com

November 1-2:

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATIONS AT TLAQUEPAQUE- Join Tlaquepaque in Patio del Norte and Patio las Campanas on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, to make an offering at the Celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Expand your knowledge of Día de los Muertos through the beauty and creativity of Ofrenda installations by making any personal offering for those special friends, family members or even special pets that might be missed. 928-282-4838 Tlaq.com

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 4-28:

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 - 6:

FESTIVAL OF TREES - Come and Experience the Holiday Trees at Tlaquepaque. This premiere holiday event at Tlaquepaque begins on Friday, December 4 - The Festival of Trees. Area artists and galleries will have over 45 Christmas trees and Gingerbread houses fully decorated in fun and exquisite ways. Kick of your holiday season with a beautiful themed tree already pre-decorated. 928-282-4838 Tlaq.com

December 5:

TREE LIGHTING & SANTA VISIT- Sedona’s Tree Lighting & Santa Visit is December 5 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Sedona Center Plaza in Uptown. Enjoy the Tree-lighting, entertainment and Santa visits with children. This free event is presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sedona. SedonaMainStreet.com

December 6:

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND JINGLE BELL RUN- December 6, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m., free, at the Sedona Teen Center. Start the morning out right with a short run through Posse Grounds Park, decked with Jingle Bells. The head on in for a free pancake breakfast served by the YMCA. Enjoy crafts, games and face painting courtesy of Sedona Parks and Recreation, and end your morning with a visit from Santa himself! SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

December 13:

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS - The lighting of 6,000 Luminarias. On Saturday, December 13 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. This one day event - A cherished tradition which involves the lighting of 6,000 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. 928-282-4838 Tlaq.com

December 20:

HOLIDAY SWEET STROLL -Discover unique gifts, enjoy sparkling lights, strolling carolers and special sweets at the Holiday Sweet Stroll. Each day, 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. Be sure to stop by and step in our human size snow globe as well as meet Elsa from Frozen. 928-282-4838 Tlaq.com

2015 Sedona Annual Events

JANUARY

January 6–11, 2015:

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 15-19, 2015 

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. SedonaWorldWisdom.com

January 31, 2015:

SEDONA MARATHON EVENT: The 10th Annual Sedona Marathon Event will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015. 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 2014. SedonaMarathon.com

FEBRUARY

February 21-March 1, 2015:

SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- Join the 21st 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 14, 2015:

45th ANNUAL SEDONA ST. PATRICK'S PARADE & FESTIVAL: on Saturday, March 14 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

APRIL

April 16–18, 2015:

SEDONA JAZZFEST- Come and join us for the annual Jazz Party in the Red Rocks. Three magical days of jazz in and around Sedona. Events include a jazz film and Musical Explorations & Discoveries for youth, in addition to the Jazz Concert. Located at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. 928-204-2415 SedonaJazzFest.org

 

April 24-26, 2015:

SEDONA OPEN STUDIOS TOUR - The 12th Annual Open Studios Tour takes place April 24-26th from 10-5 each day. This is an opportunity to visit with artists in their own work environments and gain a deeper understanding of the creative process. The wonderful event is free. Contact Mike Upp mjupp10@gmail.com 503-789-4437. SedonaArtistsCoalition.org

JUNE

June 3–6, 2015:

SEDONA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL- Experience four days of fabulous bluegrass-related events that will satisfy your bluegrass itch. Events include a bluegrass film, Bluegrass BBQ, Bluegrass in the Galleries and more, capped off with the festival concerts under the giant sycamores next to Oak Creek surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona! Located at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa. 928-204-2415 SedonaBluegrassFestival.org

JULY

July 4, 2015:

4th OF JULY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION - Spend your 4th of July having a picnic on the cool grass, surrounded by the spectacular red rocks and listening to an upbeat live concert. Food vendors will be announced closer to the event time. Parking will be available at the high school as well as across the street on Cultural Park Place. Signage and Police Officers will be directing traffic. Arrive early for convenient parking. 928-282-7098

July 25, 2015:

SEDONA'S 11th ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY CELEBRATION: in Uptown Sedona on Saturday, July 25 from 11:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. Enjoy “cowboy going’s on”: gunfights, roping, action shooting, re-enactments, musical revue, storytelling, poetry, costume contest. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Red Rock Posse and area businesses. SedonaMainStreet.com

OCTOBER

October 10-11, 2015:

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, 2015:

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

October 17-24, 2015:

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 31, 2015:

29th 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

DECEMBER

December 1-31, 2015:

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 4, 2015:

SEDONA'S HOLIDAY 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 and City of Sedona. SedonaMainStreet.com


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