Sedona Signature Events
Sedona Marathon -The Sedona Marathon Event features four races: Fun Run, 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon
Sedona Yoga Festival - This is a multi-venue event with a schedule that offers 108 workshops and events, by over 100 presenters. Kirtan included every evening, along with Ecstatic Dance parties, and Keynotes will keep you conscious into the night. Shuttles and ride-shares will be available to help you get around the short distances between venues. Known for its tangible regenerative and inspirational effects, deep spirituality and vortex energy, Sedona, Arizona welcomes you with an open heart.
Sedona International Film Festival -This is an annual, eight-day film festival in Sedona, Arizona. The festival was founded in 1994. The Sedona Film Festival screens feature films, documentary films, short films, animated films, and student films. In the festival workshops, organised by Academy Award-winner Frank Warner, award-winning industry professionals teach a new generation of filmmakers.
Sedona St. Patrick's Parade and Festival - Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival on Saturday March 15 along Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, NAU Parks and Recreation Management Program and Sedona Green Team.
Celebration of Spring - This is much more than just an egg hunt, this is a Celebration of Spring! for this fun, action packed event for families and all those in the community that enjoy spring and the beautiful outdoors. Once you arrive, walk to the Posse Grounds Park multi-use field for games and vendors! Free Easter baskets to the first 300 children through the gate. Inflatable toys for kids, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carnival rides and much more are included.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque - 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 folklórico dancers and savoring traditional Mexican foods at Tlaquepaque’s famed El Rincon Restaurante
Bike MS: Ride the Vortex - Ride the Vortex - Sedona Verde Valley presented by Sam's Club, Arizona’s premier cycling event! We have route options for every level of cyclist, ranging from 30 to 100 miles, so you will surely find a route fit for you. Come enjoy delicious meals and strong support, with frequent rest stops. When you finish, a fantastic festival awaits you with great food, music, a beer garden, massage tent and fun games. Come enjoy a ride in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Sedona Film School Film Festival -The Sedona Film School (SFS) has an Annual SFS Shorts Film Festival in May. The festival is held over Memorial Day weekend and will feature nearly 50 short films. All graduates of the SFS Class of 2013 will screen their thesis films and participate in Q&A following the screenings.
Sedona Bluegrass Festival - The Annual Sedona Bluegrass Festival will be again held in the very heart of Sedona, surrounded by spectacular red rocks. Imagine some of the world's best Bluegrass in an intimate setting alongside beautiful Oak Creek nestled among tall cottonwoods providing an idyllic setting for Magical Music in the Red Rocks.
Sedona Star Festival - Attend free telescope viewing at various locations throughout Sedona with professional and amateur astronomers. Bring your telescopes or look through ours! Instruction available. Primary locations Verde Valley School on June 5 and various locations in Sedona. Sponsored by Sedona Star Gazing. 928-203-0006.
Sedona photofest - PhotoFest offers 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, juried exhibition.
July 4th Laser Light Show - This patriotic themed light show will dazzle audiences at an outdoor, thirty minute laser spectacular. Multi-colored lasers choreographed to patriotic music will create a wonderful show for people of all ages. Currently this show is set to begin at dark (around 8:45 p.m.) but you will want to arrive early for parking. Offsite parking with shuttles will be available. Spectators will be allowed onto the field at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a live concert and delicious food.
Sizzlin Summer Bash - This is a great family friendly event with great music. We will be having a fabulous Outdoor BBQ with delicious sliders, ribs & mini brats hosted by the Oak Creek Brewery! We are also very pleased to bring back the Pie Eating Contest along with our Dunk Tank!!!! Join us for free face painting, Star spangled kids crafts, and free balloon animals. We will also have egg races and a Sedona Fire Truck on display.
National Day of the Cowboy -Sedona’s Annual National Day of the Cowboy Celebration in Uptown and the Main Street District of Sedona. Come enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on”! See live performances of gunfights, roping, bullwhip cracking, storytelling and historical re-enactments. Listen or dance to live western music. Watch traditional cowboy tradesmen demonstrations and see western art and artists at work. This free event is presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the “Red Rock Posse” and area businesses.
Sedona Hummingbird Festival - 3 days of presentations by hummingbird experts from arount the world. There will be garden tours, sunrise breakfasts at hummingbird hotspots, banding demonstrations and a hummingbird marketplace.
Red Rock Music Festival - The Red Rocks Music Festival educates, engages and challenges audiences through a unique collaboration of musicians from leading Arizona performing arts organizations and world acclaimed artists.
Annual Moonlight Madness Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale - Annual Moonlight Madness Street Festival & Sidewalk Sales in Uptown and the Main Street District of Sedona will be held on Labor Day weekend. Come enjoy free music, entertainment and activities for all ages, plus sidewalk sales along the sidewalks and plazas of Sedona Main Street. This free event is coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program and presented by area businesses.
Fiesta del Tlaquepaque -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.
Sedona Airport's Family Fun Day - Sedona Airport will host a family fun day on September 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See lots of really cool aircraft - from old military, antiques and restored to new, modern, state of the art arcraft with full glass cockpits. Walk and talk with pilots and learn about the world of aviaiton. Enjoy visiting with emergency helicopter personnel.
Sedona Wine Fest - This two-day wine festival celebrates the wine growing industry of Arizona and will feature great wines from the Verde Valley, Prescott & the Southern Arizona Regions. The event will be located on Airport Mesa, taking advantage of the substantial parking as well as spectacular Sedona scenery. Patrons will delight in tasting wines and local food with a variety of menu items and snacks throughout the day. There will be an area for patrons to sit, sip wine and enjoy food and live music.
Sedona Arts Festival -The Sedona Arts Festival produces a premier, annual fine arts festival which promotes awareness of the arts, supports artists, and builds community in the greater Sedona area
Pumpkin Splash - 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! Children can enjoy games on the pool deck. At 1:30 p.m. participants will be allowed into the water to select their favorite pumpkin.
Sedona Main Street Paint Out - The Sedona Main Street Paint Out is the kick-off event for Sedona Arts Center’s Annual Plein Air Festival, a week long festival. It’s a great opportunity to see all the participating and nationally recognized Plein Air Artists in one place at one time; they are challenged to create a painting from start to finish in 2 ½ hours, using a subject in their surroundings in the open air along the sidewalks and plazas in Uptown and the Main Street District of Sedona. The event is sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program and is free to enjoy.
Sedona Plein Air Festival - This is an homage to the spirit and innovation of the great French Impressionists whose paintings were based on the belief that 'you should trust your eyes' to capture the beauty that surrounds you. As with the old masters, contemporary plein-air artists paint from life in the out-of-doors (en plein air), capturing moments in time that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows, temperature and shifting elements. The art form requires stamina, focus, and the ability to be completely absorbed in the work regardless of what Mother Nature is throwing at them. There is no setting more perfect than Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in late October to find vibrant, unexpected scenic beauty. It is truly an artist's paradise. Thirty award-winning artists, selected from among the best of the best, have accepted invitations to participate in this unique artistic showcase. They are coming from all over the United States to spend eight days painting en plein air, and to share their incredible talent and unique experiences with this challenging art form.
Sedona Safe and Fun Trick or Treat - This annual event where Sedona Main Street Uptown Merchants welcome all good ghouls and ghosts to visit their storefronts along Main Street (State Route 89A) in Uptown for great treats! These merchants have a longstanding tradition of good will, providing this safe and fun Halloween celebration. This free community event is coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program for a howling good time.
Dia de los Muertos -Music, food and beautiful altars will be on view starting at 4:30 p.m. - Watch fire dancers and visit the thematic face painting booth. Costumes are encouraged. Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors.
Festival of Trees -Area artists and galleries will have over 45 Christmas trees and Gingerbread houses fully decorated in fun and exquisite ways. The trees all have different themes and incorporate different materials - some are indoor and others are outdoor trees. Kick of your holiday season with a beautiful themed tree already pre-decorated.
Festival of Trees - Area artists and galleries will have over 45 Christmas trees and Gingerbread houses fully decorated in fun and exquisite ways. The trees all have different themes and incorporate different materials - some are indoor and others are outdoor trees. Kick of your holiday season with a beautiful themed tree already pre-decorated.
Sedona's Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa Visits - Sedona’s Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa Visit kicks off the holiday season. Live entertainment, activities and refreshments will be available at the plaza on State Route 89A in Uptown with the 17' holiday tree. Come hear holiday favorites from musical and performing groups and let your youngsters tell Santa all their hopes and dreams. This free family
Festival of Lights - This one day event - A cherished tradition which involves the lighting of six thousand luminarias in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways.