Festivals / Events

Sedona’s Tree Lighting & Santa Visit

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., Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 204-2390

December 3, 2021 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy traditional tree-lighting, refreshments, local holiday entertainment and Santa visits with children. This free event takes place at Tlaquepaque North and is presented by Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Free AdmissionRead More...
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Sedona Arts Festival

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995 UPPER RED ROCK LOOP Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 204-9456

October 8-9, 2022. Held against the backdrop of Sedona's breathtaking red rock vistas, the Sedona Arts Festival will present its 31st annual fine arts festival on Saturday, Oct 8 and Sunday, Oct 9, 2022. Attracting artists from across the country, this renowned festival will showcase a diverse line up of over 100 juried artists as well as live music, food and libations, and raffle prizes. Admission covers both days; children 12 and under are free. For tickets: www.sedonaartsfestival.orgRead More...
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Chamber Music Sedona’s Winterfest

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2030 W State Route 89A, Ste B5, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 204-2415

January 2022. Chamber Music Sedona presents its Annual Winterfest, including an intimate salon recital, educational events for young students, and a culminating chamber music concert at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.Read More...
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Sedona Airport Family Fun Day

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235 Air Terminal Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-4487

On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 Sedona Airport will host an open house and family fun day. Many aircraft will be on display, vintage airplanes, new, hi-tech aircraft, war birds, and more. Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime rides over the red rocks of Sedona. Come enjoy food, vendors, displays, and plenty of action for kids from 2 to 90. Sponsored by Sedona Airport Authority. Admission to the event is free. • Admission: FreeRead More...
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The Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off

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-, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (703) 638-0727

May 7, 2022. The Rotary Club of Sedona’s annual fundraiser, The Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off is on the Saturday of the Cinco de Mayo weekend at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off are used for local and international Rotary Club of Sedona Projects, including the Imagination Library.Read More...
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National Day of the Cowboy

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735 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-7038

July 23, 2022. Screening of a classic western film made in Sedona during the hey day of westerns along with an introductory panel discussion, party favors and prizes. The event takes place at the Mary D. Fisher Theater. Call for details 928-282-7038.Read More...
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Plan B to Save the Wolves

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1785 W SR89A, Ste 3A, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (559) 425-6191

Our mission is to change the way people see wolves through education & entertainment.Read More...
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Dia de los Muertos Celebration

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336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-4838

October 29, 2022. Due to the continued sensitivity of COVID 19 and the inability to manage social distancing and masking, Tlaquepaque has chosen out of the safety of our merchants, employees and visitors to cancel the 2021 event. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to 2022 to host the Annual Day of the Dead event.Read More...
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Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

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525 Posse Ground Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-1106

Nov. 12-14, 2021. The Sedona MTB Festival is 3-day mountain bike celebration that will include a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, great bands for three nights and a whole lotta sweet RED SINGLETRACK!Read More...
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Chanukah Menorah Lighting

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336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-4838

November 28, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Enjoy the miracle of the Menorah on the first night of Channukah at Tlaquepaque in Patio Del Norte. Enjoy scrumptious latkes, donuts and hot chocolate while listening to festive music. Kids will have the opportunity to meet Judah The Maccabbee - take a photo and even receive some gelt. Hosted by Chabad of Sedona and Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.Read More...
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Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition

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., Sedona, AZ 86340 | (928) 239-9967

February 2022. Sedona Visual Artists' Coalition Annual Exhibition @ Sedona Arts Center showcases local members art from the Verde Valley.Read More...
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Fall Open Studios

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Sedona, AZ 86340 | (503) 789-4437

October 29-31, 2021. Free, self-guided event celebrating the arts in the greater Verde Valley that runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The tour provides a unique opportunity to meet over 50 artists in their private studios, working in a variety of mediums. Maps and informative brochures will be available in a number of locations or at our website. For more information, email Mike Upp or call (503) 789-4437.Read More...
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Illuminate Film Festival

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1350 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 421-1108

May 2022. The Film Festival mission is to elevate human consciousness and inspire lasting transformation through cinema. ILLUMINATE is a landmark destination event and centerpiece for conscious content. Founded on the premise that the language of film is universal and a dynamic force in carrying messages globally, the Festival showcases the best of conscious media to uplift, inspire and transform. Also, enjoy the year-round live online screenings and guest appearances!Read More...
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Sedona Annual Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show

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Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 274-4450

October 16 - 17, 2021. Annual Sedona Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show On Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sedona Red Rock High School off SR 89A at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. Admission $3, Children under 12 are free with free parking. Forty-five vendors, dazzling Crystals, alluring Amethyst, amazing Agates, unusual Minerals, rare Fossils and Meteorites, custom Jewelry, gorgeous Gemstones, Beads, hourly Raffle Prizes, Kids Adventure and more. Food and beverages available. Event benefits the non-profit Sedona Gem & Mineral Club.Read More...
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-4838

May 7, 2022. Immerse yourself in a colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage 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. Admission is free and there is a free trolley service from the Sedona Municipal parking lot-260 Schnebly Rd.Read More...
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The Mural Marigold Project

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336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-4838

October 2022. Due to the continued sensitivity of COVID 19 and the inability to manage social distancing and masking, Tlaquepaque has chosen out of the safety of our merchants, employees and visitors to cancel the 2021 event. Thank you for your understanding. Tlaquepaque looks forward to the Mural Marigold Project in 2022.Read More...
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Northern Arizona Blues Alliance

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110 Canyon Trail, Sedona, AZ 86351 | (954) 465-0998

Promote, teach & advance blues music by networking with fans, musicians & venues.Read More...
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1st Friday Evening in the Galleries

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Sedona, AZ 86339 | (928) 282-6865

Sedona's finest art galleries invite you to enjoy a special evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations at their 1st Friday in the Galleries from 5 - 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend in multiple locations in the Gallery District & Uptown. Sponsored by the Sedona Gallery Association.Read More...
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Sedona Arts Festival

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995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 204-9456

October 8-9, 2022. At the Sedona Red Rock High School – 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.Read More...
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Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop

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2030 W State Route 89A,Ste A-3, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-1177

Feb. 19-27, 2022. The 28th annual Sedona International Film Festival is the ticket to the hottest show in town (and Virtually!) The GREATEST celebration of the BEST in independent film from around the world: From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films, you will be treated to a cinephile’s dream – 9 DAYS & more than 90 films!Read More...
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Sedona Wolf Week

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1752 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (559) 425-6191

November 10-14, 2021. Sedona Wolf Week was created in 2016 to change how the world sees wolves and develop advocates through multiple educational mediums. The event is co-presented by Apex Protection Project and Plan B to Save Wolves and includes: Feature films, World-renowned speakers, Opportunities to interact with the Ambassador Pack, Entertainment. The revenue generated is used to further education, rescue, and advocacy missions for both wolves and wolf dogs.Read More...
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Annual Christmas show: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

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7000 State Route 179 Ste C-100, Sedona, AZ 86351 | (860) 705-9711

December 4 – 13, 2020. Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) is produced by Camilla Ross and directed by Denise Royal. The show stars William Gabriel Greer (who appeared in ETC’s recent production of Vivian’s Music, 1969), Joshua Rivedal and Jimmy Shoffman (three-time ariZoni award-winning actor). - General Admission or Live Stream - $25 (860) 705-9711Read More...
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Emerson Theater Collaborative Holiday Show

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7000 State Route 179, Ste C100, Sedona, AZ 86351 | (860) 705-9711

Dec 4-13, 2020. Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)by Michael Carlton, Jim FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez. Original Music by Will Knapp. Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! it will be fun as we send up everything from Dickens to Dr. SeussRead More...
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Red Rocks Music Festival

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333 Schnebly Hill Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (602) 402-4551

October 2022. Red Rocks Music Festival, 20th- anniversary celebration! Extraordinary Chamber Music & Solo concerts at the Sedona Creative Life Center, Mary D. Fisher, and Decanter Tasting Room. For artists & programs visit www.redrocksmusicfestival.com or call 602.402.4551Read More...
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Sedona Plein Air Festival

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15 Art Barn Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-3809

October 23, 2021. Sedona Arts Center invites you to be inspired and experience master artists painting at the 17th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival. Sedona is a sublime environment with stunning beauty and the Sedona Arts Center has roots going back 63 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an ‘art colony’. Our community’s iconic and creative event—is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and free events.Read More...
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The Magical Christmas Journey

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300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 | (800) 293-7245

December 3-24, 2021. Verde Canyon Railroad’s storybook adventure, The Magical Christmas Journey™, travels Santa’s secret tracks to the North Pole and back every Thurs-Sun. evening Dec. 3rd-12th, and nightly Dec 16-24th. The festively decorated depot is home to the miniature “Bird’s Eye Village”, a live bald eagle and a beautiful princess. Upon the illuminated train’s arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa Claus hops aboard for the return trip to Clarkdale, interacting with every child, presenting each with a small gift.Read More...
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The Festival of Lights

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336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-4838

December 11, 2021 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. A full schedule of lively musical entertainment, a visit from Santa, and free cider awaits, making it the perfect outing for families and friends. The River of Life Tabernacle Choir will be performing. At the tolling of the bell tower at 5:00 p.m., the lighting of 6,000 luminarias gets underway in Tlaquepaque's courtyards and walkways. Specially designated luminarias to honor cancer survivors can be purchased in Patio del Norte as well.Read More...
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Haunted History

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735 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-7038

October 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of ghostly tales with Michael Peach’s original stories: “Peoria’s Runaway Pumpkin”, “Little Bill”-the unsolved murder of Bill Fredricks at the Van Deren cabin; “The Hauntings of the Red Ghost”, a true story of a 19th Century Arizona monster; “The Cactus Killer”, murder and revenge in the AZ desert; and “The Ghosts of Wilson Canyon” based on the death of a bear hunter in 1885. $6Read More...
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Illuminate Film Festival

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1350 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 421-1108

ILLUMINATE is the world's premier film festival for conscious cinema. Our mission is to elevate human consciousness and inspire lasting transformation through cinema. ILLUMINATE is a landmark destination event and centerpiece for conscious content. Founded on the premise that the language of film is universal and a dynamic force in carrying messages to the masses, the Festival showcases the best of conscious media to uplift, inspire and transform.Read More...
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Sedona Stumble 5K & 10K

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525 Posse Ground Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-7098

March 2022. The Sedona Stumble Trail Run is Sedona's ONLY trail run. It is a 5K & 10K. This Race will sell out! All race finishers will receive a medal. Trophies will be given to age group winners as well.Read More...
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Earth Month Every April

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., Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 554-5171

Every April. Earth DAY doesn't do it justice so in the Verde Valley, we celebrate Earth MONTH! Learn, Celebrate, Volunteer, Have Fun! Events are held all over the Verde Valley by different hosts. This compilation is available both as a list and a map view.Read More...
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Sedona Winefest

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525 Posse Ground Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 593-9694

September 24 & 25, 2022 from 11:00 am to 5:00 p.m. We invite you to enjoy fabulous Arizona wines, tasty food, music, and vendors galore while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks. Located at the Posse Grounds Park in the heart of Sedona. Welcome to the Annual Sedona Winefest!Read More...
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Sedona PhotoFest

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-, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-3809

August 2022. Back in person in 2022! Sedona PhotoFest is a series of inspiring presentations on photographic technique, use of digital software and personal artistic perspectives from some of the top photographers in the world. Learn more at SedonaPhotofest.orgRead More...
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Piano On the Rocks International Festival

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Sedona, AZ 86351 | (215) 941-0599

April 22 -24, 2022. We bring internationally acclaimed musicians to Sedona each year for a three-day concert series. This festival explores the interconnection between solo piano literature, storytelling and literature. Its mission is to create a fusion between music and literature: to explore literature through music and music through literature, to offer musical performances of the highest quality that are accessible to and enjoyable by all, and to build bridges across diverse cultures.Read More...
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Holiday Sweet Stroll

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336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-4838

December 18, 2021 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. The arts village is cheerfully bedecked in decorative lights reminiscent of A Christmas Carol. Santa will be greeting little ones and carolers dressed in finery from Dickens era sing traditional songs. Look out for the Grinch lurking through the courtyards. Shops will be open and filled with unique gifts and with sweet treats, special give-a-ways, and discounted offers. You are sure to find some special presents for those on your gift list.Read More...
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Veteran’s Day Tribute

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735 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-7038

November 11, 2021 The Sedona Heritage Museum and City of Sedona join to present this annual Veteran’s Day Tribute every November 11 at 11:00 a.m. This event has become the community’s official Veteran’s Day celebration. The day begins with the flag ceremony, dignitaries, a veteran’s tribute and music. After the program, there is free food and entertainment. All veterans and active military personnel will be honored and are invited. Free and open to the general public.Read More...
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Spring Open Studios

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., Sedona, AZ 86340 | (503) 789-4437

April 22-24, 2022. Free self-guided event celebrating the arts in the greater Verde Valley that runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. The tour provides a unique opportunity to meet over 50 artists in their private studios, working in a variety of mediums. Maps and informative brochures will be available in a number of locations or at our website. For more information, email Mike Upp or call (503) 789-4437.Read More...
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Red Rock Rumble 5-Mile Trail Run

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Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 862-2145

May 2022 Come check out Sedona's newest trail race, the Red Rock Rumble 5-Mile Trail Run at Posse Grounds Park. Race registration includes FREE entry into the park, a fully supported course and fun race shwag. Registration information at https://www.runsedonashop.com/red-rock-rumble 7:00 to 7:55 a.m. packet pick-up at Posse Grounds Park 8:00 a.m. raceRead More...
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Sedona Annual Turkey Trot

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525 Posse Ground Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-6956

November 25, 2021. Presented by Run Sedona. This is a great family activity to attend on Thanksgiving morning. The start and finish line will be held at Posse Grounds Park in Sedona, AZ.Read More...
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A Christmas Carol

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735 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-7038

December 11, 2021. Award-winning actor Michael Peach will read Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” at the Sedona Heritage Museum. Encounters with the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future teach miserly Ebenezer Scrooge what it means to be human in this holiday favorite. Show is about an hour long and appropriate for all audiences. Admission is donation of food items or $6 for the Sedona Food Bank.Read More...
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Fall Arts & Crafts Show

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735 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-7038

October 23, 2021. At the Sedona Heritage Museum, free admission. This show is an old-fashioned arts and crafts show like you remember them to be. All items are hand-made. The artist or craftsman sits behind each table to personally tell you how they make their pieces, where they find their unusual materials or what inspires them. Many of these people do only this show or a very limited number of other shows making their items unusual and uncommon.Read More...
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Christmas in the Park

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735 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-7038

December 11, 2021. Christmas in the Park is the Museum’s annual gift to the community and visitors. Be greeted by our traditional tumbleweed snowman. Enjoy hot cider and cookies, vintage holiday decorations, a fire in the fireplace and ‘make & take’ a cornhusk doll. There’ll be holiday entertainment. Throughout the Museum there will be old-timers telling stories and local authors signing their books. Check out the sale in the Museum Gift Shop. We hope to see you. Bring your family and friends.Read More...
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Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop

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2030 W State Route 89A,Ste A-3, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-1177

Feb. 19-27, 2022. The 28th annual Sedona International Film Festival is the ticket to the hottest show in town (and Virtually!) The GREATEST celebration of the BEST in independent film from around the world: From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films, you will be treated to a cinephile’s dream – 9 DAYS & more than 90 films!Read More...
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RunSedona

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., Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 204-1123

February 5, 2022. If the hills do not take your breath away, the scenery will! Registration will open on September 1 for this in person event. Enjoy the energy of the runners and the red rocks doing the half marathon, 10K or 5k!Read More...
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Red Rocks Oktoberfest

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., Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 340-5012

Due to COVID, it has been cancelled. Red Rocks Oktoberfest is co-sponsored by Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks and the City of Sedona. Rotary is a worldwide charitable organization whose motto is “Service Above Self”. Proceeds benefit the many youth-oriented projects and programs that Red Rocks Rotary supports.Read More...
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Historical Red Rock Loop Round-Up

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735 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | (928) 282-7038

September 28, 29, 30 and October 1, 2022 Tours follow the Red Rock Loop Road with guide Paul Thompson, grandson of Oak Creek Canyon’s first permanent Anglo settler J.J. Thompson. The tour will visit the Chavez place, Dumas Ranch, Red Rock Cemetery-1893, Schuerman homestead house, Armijo homestead house (on the National Register of Historic Places), ruins of the area’s first school-1891, and the site of an early Oak Creek vineyard and Arizona’s first commercial winery.Read More...
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