#Sedona has experienced the best #monsoon season it has ever seen in over 20 years!
Now is the time to hike and explore Sedona, Arizona. Oak Creek parks and hiking trails are OPEN!
SEDONA ARTS FESTIVAL– held on the campus of #SedonaRedRock 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.
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 #SedonaArtsCenter.
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. www.SedonaAZ.gov/Parks
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 www.SedonaPleinAirFestival.org
RED ROCKS OKTOBERFEST– The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks is hosting the #RedRocks #Oktoberfest on October 25, 2014 at Los Abrigados #Creekside park. This traditional German celebration features 10+ local brewers showcasing their finest beers. Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds support the club’s mission of supporting children’s charities. www.RedRocksOktoberfest.com
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.www.SedonaMainStreet.com
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 www.CliffCastleCasinHotel.com
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 www.Tlaq.com
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. www.HolidayCentralSedona.com
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
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. www.SedonaMainStreet.com
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! www.SedonaAZ.gov/Parks
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
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 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 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.www.SedonaMarathon.com
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!www.SedonaFilmFestival.org
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