Upcoming Sedona Events
June 14–16, 2019 Sedona Photofest
At the Sedona Performing Arts Center. 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. http://www.sedonaphotofest.org/
July 4, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m. Spend your day with us and still have time to drive to your favorite fireworks show at night. Enjoy lunch and music, a swimming pool and water slide fun all surrounded by the spectacular red rocks. This event is free of charge (food not included). The pool opens at 12 p.m. for free recreation swim and just outside the pool gate will be vendors and fun water games to help you beat the heat. Parking available in the West Sedona School parking lots.
August 2, 2019 Sedona Star Party
Celebrate Sedona’s dark skies 7:00 - 9:30pm! This free community event will give locals the chance to view the Summer Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, and more! The astronomers of the Verde Valley will provide telescopes for free viewing and laser guided constellation tours. Mark your calendar, bring a blanket, and enjoy this fun community event!
525 Posse Ground Rd Sedona, AZ 86336. https://sedonachamber.com/sedona-star-party/August 2-4, 2019 Sedona Hummingbird Festival
The Sedona Hummingbird Festival celebrates the peak hummingbird population with entertaining and educational presentations, tours of gardens and hotspots, a hummer/nature shopping mall, and banding demonstrations and birding trips; sponsored by the International Hummingbird Society. http://www.hummingbirdsociety.org/news/
August 18- September 8, 2019 Red Rocks Music Festival
At the Sedona Creative Life Center, Featuring world-renowned violinist Shlomo Mintz in a Gala Solo recital, Pianist Sandra Shapiro " In My Father's Footsteps- a daughter's search for answers". "From the Romantic to Jazz" and "Dialogue through Music" will be performed by David Ehrlich, Anna Kazepides, violins, Rami Solomonow, viola, Jan Simiz, cello, Michael Kazepides, Double-Bass, Teresa Ehrlich, piano and Nikola Djurica, clarinet. https://www.facebook.com/redrocksmusicfestival/
August 22 - 25, 2019 Sedona Photography Symposium
Join fellow photo enthusiasts for 4 days of inspiring presentations, breakout sessions and field workshops in one of the world's most magnificent landscapes: Sedona, AZ! https://www.sedonaphotosym.com/
September 28-29, 2019 Sedona Winefest
From 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. 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 11th Annual Sedona Winefest! https://visitsedona.com/directory/sedona-winefest/
October 12 - 13, 2019 Sedona Arts Festival
Held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School – A favorite in the Southwest, the festival showcases 126 juried artists, the Gourmet Gallery, an international guest artist, and Kid Zone, as well as great music, food, and raffle prizes. Admission supports arts education in our community. https://sedonaartsfestival.org/
October 12-19, 2019 Sedona Plein Air Festival
Sedona Arts Center invites you along to get creative and experience over two dozen master painters in action—making their art in Sedona, Arizona. Celebrate creativity with us and enjoy receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece at Sedona Plein Air Festival! Sedona Plein Air Festival is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events. http://www.sedonapleinairfestival.org/
October 19, 2019 Sedona Fall Arts & Crafts Show
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., 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. http://sedonamuseum.org/fallcraftfair/
October 19, 2019 Pumpkin Splash
1:00–3:00 p.m. Bring your bathing suit and join your friends at the best pumpkin patch in Sedona! 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. There will also be classics and new games for kids on the pool deck to play and compete in. Everyone entering the pool facility, adults and children alike, must pay a $5 entry fee, which includes a pumpkin to take home. http://sedonaaz.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/9350/359
October 19-20, 2019 Sedona Gem and Mineral Show
20th Annual Sedona Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show On Saturday, October 20 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday, October 21 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 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. https://www.sedonagemandmineral.org/show.html
October 25-27, 2019 Fall Open Studios
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. http://sedonaartistscoalition.org/?page_id=2007
October 26, 2019 Red Rocks Octoberfest
Oktoberfest will support many local causes and will benefit the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks and our efforts within the community. This event is produced by and benefits The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks, a local charitable organization whose purpose is to demonstrate “Service Above Self.” Oktoberfest will support many local causes and will benefit the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks and our efforts within the community. https://www.redrocksoktoberfest.com/
October 2019 Wild and Scenic Film Festival
For the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, local environmental nonprofits invite you to experience the unique stories and adventures through amazing films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it. Viewing times are 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Showings on October 25 at the Elks Theater Prescott. Showing on October 27, Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, Camp Verde. http://verderiver.org/wild-scenic/
October 29 - November 2 The Mural Marigold Project
From 11am- 5pm. Dia de los Muertos has become one of Tlaquepaque's most exciting events. It celebrates the timeless Mexican tradition that honors friends and family who have passed on. Underway on Tuesday October 30 with the Marigold Mural Project, everyone is encouraged to paint his or her tributes and remembrances on a 26-foot long community mural. Paints and brushes are provided. Located at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. https://www.tlaq.com/events
October 31 - Sedona’s Safe & Fun Trick or Treat Uptown
From 5:00-8:00 p.m., in Uptown Sedona, merchants welcome ghouls and ghosts at store fronts for treats! Community dance performance, safe environment, lots of fun. Free event presented by the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department.
November 2, 2019 - Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Dia de los Muertos celebrates the Mexican tradition that honors friends and family who have passed on. The celebration culminates with a full day of music, food, fire dancing, and more. Everyone is encouraged to place personal memorabilia on the beautiful altars. There will be fun activities for kids and face painting artists working in motifs. Costumes are strongly encouraged! “El Mercado” will feature traditional Day-of-the-Dead food. https://www.tlaq.com/events
November 28, 2019
Presented by Sedona Running Company 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. http://sedonarunning.com/TURKEY_TROT_5K.php
December 6, 2019 - Sedona Tree Lighting & Santa Visit
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 Admission
December 7, 2019 - Breakfast With Santa
Sedona Parks and Recreation is pleased to invite you to our Annual Breakfast with Santa event! This two-hour event combines a warm breakfast and Santa Claus! This event will be held at the Sedona Hub in Posse Grounds Park. After breakfast, children can enjoy taking a picture on Santa's lap and taking home a gift bag of crafts or petting our pony reindeer. This event is free of charge, so come for the pancakes (and more), and most of all, come to see Santa Claus!
December 7-8, 2019- Nutcracker
The Phoenix Ballet and Sedona Chamber Ballet will present breathtaking performances of The Nutcracker at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a Nutcracker production with professional sets, costumes and, most importantly, internationally acclaimed, award-winning dancers. http://www.sedonachamberballet.org/
December 14, 2019 Christmas in the Park
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, too. 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 & friends to the Sedona Heritage Museum.
December 14, 2019 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. _The Festival of Lights
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 5:00pm, 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.
December 14, 2019 : Noon - 3:00 p.m.- Loving Bowls
A major gathering of creative people. Join hundreds of other local arts supporters for a unique annual event that offers a beautiful selection of hand-made bowls. All proceeds benefit local non-profits and the Arts & Educations programs at the Sedona Arts Center.
December 21, 2019 3:00–7:00 pm. - Holiday Sweet Stroll
The arts village at Tlaquepaque 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.
January 16 & 17, 2020
Healthcare professionals will learn the latest information on plant-based nutrition, the effects of diet on chronic disease prevention & control, and how to design an optimum plant-based diet for patients and clients in a clinical setting. This conference offers credits for many medical professions. http://healthyworldsedona.com/
January 18 & 19,2020
Vegfest is a celebration of the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Learn how easy it is to get healthy, reduce animal cruelty, and even save the environment through simple food choices. Hear and connect personally with world-renowned experts, enjoy cooking demonstrations with top plant-based chefs and nutritionists, and discover the latest products and services from healthy, humane, and sustainable product vendors. http://healthyworldsedona.com/sedona-vegfest-2019/
February 1, 2020
Run Sedona - The Annual Run Sedona will feature three distances sure to take your breath away: 5K, 10K, and Half 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!” https://sedonamarathon.com/
February 22 - March 1, 20202
Sedona International Film Festival and Workshop-We are your ticket to the hottest show in town … 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 – NINE DAYS and more than 160 films! Where Movies Rock! https://sedonafilmfestival.com/
March 12-15, 2020
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. https://sedonayogafestival.com/
March 21, 2020
Verde River Runoff-This 5 & 10-mile kayak, canoe and stand-up boarder race is a popular event that draws novice and seasoned paddlers alike. The course winds through Forest Service lands set against the picturesque backdrop of white gypsum cliffs of Camp Verde. The 10-mile race starts at White Bridge & the 5-mile at the River Access at Clear Creek. The river has a nice current with Class I-II rapids making this an adventure. Proceeds go to conservation efforts for the threatened Verde River . https://verderiver.org/verde-river-runoff/
March 6, 7 & 8, 2020
March 2020. 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 (3) nights and a whole lotta sweet RED SINGLETRACK! http://sedonamtbfestival.com/
March 2020 (date to be determined)
Sedona Food Truck Festival-Held at Posse Grounds Park, this event will feature great food, live music and a beer garden. Admission is free! Grub, Brews and Tunes!