Events in Sedona

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2014 Sedona Annual Events

APRIL

April 19:

CELEBRATION OF SPRING - On April 19, from 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m., $2/Child, Free for adults. Posse Grounds Park, Multi Use Field. It's more than just an egg hunt, it's a celebration of Spring! Egg hunts by age division, scavenger hunts for kids 9-12 years old, carnival rides, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, vendors and more! Pre-purchase tickets. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

April 25-27:

SEDONA OPEN STUDIOS TOUR - The 11th Annual Open Studios Tour takes place April 25-27 from 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 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 event is free. Contact Mike Upp mjupp10@gmail.com or call 503-789-4437. SedonaArtistsCoalition.org

MAY

May 3:

CINCO DE MAYO- Immerse yourself in a colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Tlaquepaque. Enjoy the festivities while cheering and whistling to the music of mariachi musicians, clapping to the steps of folklórico dancers and savoring traditional Mexican foods at Tlaquepaque’s famed El Rincon Restaurante. 928-282-4838 Tlaq.com

May 17-18:

BIKE MS: RIDE THE VORTEX- Join us for Bike MS: Ride the Vortex, Arizona’s premier cycling event! We have route options for every level of cyclist, ranging from 30-150 miles; you will surely find a route fit for you. Enjoy delicious meals and strong support, with rest stops every 15 miles, bike mechanics and SAG vehicles. A fantastic festival awaits you on Saturday afternoon with great food, music, a beer garden, massage tent and fun entertainment. BikeMSarizona.org

May 22-25:

SFS SHOTS FILM FESTIVAL- The Sedona Film School (SFS) hosts a film festival every year on Memorial Day weekend. All graduates of SFS screen their thesis films at our annual SFS Shorts Film and the audience gets to vote! You may be inspired to make your own film. Call 928-649-4257 for details. SedonaFilmSchool.com

May 29 - June 1:

ILLUMINATE FILM FESTIVAL- The country's premiere film festival and launching platform for mind-body-spirit cinema. Join a world-class immersive, soul-centered workshops, panels, and excursions complement film screenings, featuring expert facilitators, and new thought-leaders. Please join and be inspired. Contact info@illuminatefilmfestival.com. IlluminateFilmFestival.com

JUNE

June 4-9:

SEDONA PHOTOFEST- Experience Sedona in June when monsoon skies and brilliant sunsets against the beautiful Red Rocks make this location a photographer's dream. Learn from a select group of master photographers with in-depth areas of expertise and an opportunity to catch the majesty and magic of Sedona's landscape each day. Workshops, lectures, FREE day of events. Presented by Sedona Arts Center 928-282-3809 SedonaPhotoFest.org

June 7-8:

SEDONA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL- The 8th Annual Festival and Institute takes place June 7-8, 2014 at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa, Creekside. This event showcases established and emerging Bluegrass artists from around the USA with concerts, workshops and more. All events are open to the public. 928-204-2415 SedonaBluegrassFestival.org

June 14:

SEDONA TASTE- The Boys & Girls Club of Verde Valley and Camp Soaring Eagle proudly presents the 18th Annual Sedona Taste on Saturday, June 14 hosted by Jack Pot Ranch. A Premier Event showcasing the finest wine, food, craft beers and entertainment found throughout the Verde Valley. Tickets are available April 5. SedonaTaste.com 

JULY

July 4:

LASER LIGHT SHOW AND CONCERT IN THE PARK- On July 4, from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., Free. Red Rock High School, Baseball field. Brought to you by Diamond Resorts International and Sedona Parks and Recreation. Free glow sticks, concert, food vendors on site, patriotic laser show. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

July 26:

SEDONA'S 10th ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY CELEBRATION- in Uptown Sedona Main Street District from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Enjoy “cowboy goin’s on”: gunfights, roping, bullwhip cracking, re-enactments, storytelling, music, artists. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Red Rock Posse and area businesses. SedonaMainStreet.com

AUGUST

August 1-3:

SEDONA HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL- Timed to coincide with the peak in hummingbirds migrating through the area, the festival offers presentations by world hummingbird experts, hummingbird garden tours, banding demonstrations, and sunrise breakfasts with the hummingbirds. The festival is sponsored by the International Hummingbird Society. 800-529-3699 SedonaHummingbirdFestival.com

SEPTEMBER

September 13:

41st ANNUAL FIESTA DEL TLAQUEPAQUE- The 41st annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque is a celebration of Mexican Independence Day on Saturday, September 13. The charming plazas, patios, and streets of Tlaquepaque will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music, and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico. The lively mariachis, the heart-pounding rhythms and beats of Flamenco dancers and the mouth-watering tastes of Mexico will fill the day. 928-282-4838 Tlaq.com

September 20:

SEDONA AIRPORT'S FAMILY FUN DAY- Sedona Airport will host their Family Fun Day on September 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. See lots of really cool aircraft, walk and talk with pilots and learn about the world of aviation and enjoy the Sedona Car Club's classic car show. The event is free. SedonaAirport.org/events

September 27-28:

SEDONA WINEFEST- Sedona Winefest 2014 festival will be held on September 27-28 at the Sedona Airport from 11:00 am - 5:00 p.m. Enjoy tasting over 60 Arizona wines. The festival includes smooth sounds, great food, a cigar area, wine education and the Winefest's Juried Art Exhibition, including paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. SedonaWinefest.com

OCTOBER

October 11-12:

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, the Guest Gallery (featuring an international guest artist) and KidZone, as well as great music, food, and raffle prizes. Admission fee supports arts education in our community. SedonaArtsFestival.org.

October 18:

SEDONA MAIN STREET PAINT OUT- Sedona Main Street Paint Out is Saturday October 18 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.

PUMPKIN SPLASH- On October 18 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., $3/person through the gate. It's a pumpkin patch in the pool! Games on deck, super glow bat cave, pumpkin bowling, bat toss! Jump in the water to pick your pumpkin, pumpkin decorating on deck, pumpkin bounce house and caramel apple bar! So much packed into a fun afternoon! Pre-purchase tickets. SedonaAZ.gov/Parks

October 18-25:

SEDONA PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL -30 Award-winning contemporary artists paint the landscape “en-plein air.” They come from all over the United States to spend seven days painting outdoors, and to share their incredible talent and unique experiences with this challenging art form. Workshops, Paint-Outs, Historic Events, Native American Celebration, Plein Air Gallery and more. Presented by Sedona Arts Center 928-282-3809 SedonaPleinAirFestival.org

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

November 28 - December 6:

FESTIVAL OF TREES - Come and Experience the Holiday Trees at Tlaquepaque. This premiere holiday event at Tlaquepaque begins on Friday, November 28 - 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

December 1-31:

HOLIDAY CENTRAL SEDONA- Sedona transforms into a winter wonderland for all of December with events and entertainment taking place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from December 1 through December 30; including Holiday Lights, Ice Skating Rink, Photos with Santa, Jingle Bell Run, Breakfast with Santa and so much more. HolidayCentralSedona.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

2015 Sedona Annual Events

JANUARY

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

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

JULY

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 31, 2015:

28th 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 winter wonderland for all of December with events and entertainment taking place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from December 1 through December 30; including Holiday Lights, Ice Skating Rink, Photos with Santa, Jingle Bell Run, Breakfast with Santa and so much more. 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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