Mountain Bike Festival in Sedona, AZ

Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

SMBF!

March 2nd – 4th, 2018

Start making your plans today to visit Sedona, Arizona the first weekend of March for the 2018 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival! With the stunning scenery here in Sedona and the trails that have been featured in countless press write-ups, get ready to come shake off the cold with three days of unmatched red rock riding, along with a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, and great Bands!

Sedona’s stunning Posse Grounds Park, right down the street from our hotel in West Sedona, will once again welcome enthusiasts from across the globe for this year’s festival! For those of you who will be visiting the red rocks for the festival and wish to stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, save money with our Sedona Mountain Bike Festival Hotel Special! You can save big and be close to the main venue! 

Sedona’s average temperature in March is 65 degrees and with over 200 miles of single-track trails, it’s the perfect biker destination. Simply put: it’s a bucket list destination people want to come ride. Featured entertainment for this year’s event are: The Stratmores, Dead Country Gentlemen,  Planet Sandwich,  Decker, Invincible Grins, and the Naughty Bits! 

Festival passes are not included with the Hotel Special, to purchase passes to this event, or for more event information, please visit the www.sedonamtbfestival.com, you can also find the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival on Facebook!

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

  • Bell Rock pathway 3Receive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the festival taking place March 2nd – 4th, 2018
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072, or toll free at 800.292.5344, and ask for the “Mountain Bike Festival” special rate.
  • Take advantage of our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle” to get you to and from the Posse Grounds Park.
  • To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona.
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Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Your Weekend Guide to Sedona, Arizona

February 16th – 19th, 2018

A big welcome to all of our guests and visitors to the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona for this President’s Day Weekend! This holiday weekend is a Fee-Free weekend at Red Rock State Park! Fees are also waived for all Red Rock Pass Free Program sites! Get out there and explore!

We would like to encourage our guests to take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Guest Shuttle to get them to and from Uptown Sedona! Don’t worry about driving and finding parking, leave it to us! Below you will find all the fun things to do in the red rocks during this three day weekend!

If you are looking for a great place to watch the Olympics, catch all the action on the big screens at Olde Sedona! To see all of the events taking place this weekend in the Verde Valley please visit our Sedona Events Page.

Red Rock State Park
Fee-Free Weekend: Presidents Day
February 17th – 19th, 2018
Each year, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest waives fees associated with many recreation sites and amenities to celebrate national holidays and events. On “fee-free” days, fees are waived for all Red Rock Pass Fee Program sites including Palatki, Honanki, V Bar V heritage sites, and multiple trailheads. Areas not included in the fee waiver program are campgrounds and recreation sites managed under concession contract, including Grasshopper Point, Crescent Moon Ranch, West Fork (Call of the Canyon), and Beaver Creek day-use area. For more information please visit U.S. Forest Service – Coconino National Forest on Facebook!

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Live Entertainment in Sedona, AZ: Kokopelli Concert
Featuring: Peter Sterling, Kel Mockingbird, Anthony Mazzella
February 17th, 2018 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20
Musicians Anthony Mazzella, Kel Mockingbird and Peter Sterling will be teaming up for a concert of beautiful music on Saturday at Mary Fisher Theater! The Kokopelli Concert will consist of Native American flute, guitar and harp. The synergy between the three artists create a sonic landscape that is in tune with the spirit of Sedona. The legend of Kokopelli represents different things to different people and is a fun and interesting topic to research. In the context of this concert, Kokopelli represents the musical spirit of the southwest. Kel Mockingbird of the Dineh Navajo Nation has been performing the Native American Flute and telling Medicine Stories of the Dineh for the past 26 years with six recordings as Burning Sky. Celebrated Harpist Peter Sterling’s life is a reminder to all who offer themselves as an open vessel for the Divine, that there’s no stop button once Spirit unleashes its creativity. Anthony Mazzella is a professional recording artist, concert guitarist and producer. BILLBOARD Magazine describes him as “the new generation of guitar hero” and GUITAR ONE magazine voted him “one of the top ten guitarists in the country”! For more information or to purchase tickets to this must see Sedona event please visit www.sedonafilmfestival.org.

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Esteban in Sedona, AZ
February 17th, 2018 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $59.00 – $149.00
Enjoy a concert of the lifetime in the intimate Sound Bites Grill Celebrity Show Room! Esteban’s concerts are memorable moments of the heart, as he performs with Teresa Joy on violin, Joe Morris on drums and Raul Yanez on keys, the experience is a sensational expression of the inner soul. An Up-Close and Intimate Concert like no other, experience an evening with a master concert guitarist, a world renown violinist, one of todays finest drummers and the hottest keyboardist in AZ! After the show meet Esteban and Teresa Joy and the rest of the band. For more infomration on this Sedona event or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Archaeology Hike
February 18th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
February 18th, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
February 19th, 2018 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Cinema – Matthew Bourne’s ‘Cinderella’
February 19th, 2018 (4:00 pm)
Tickets:$15 General Admission/$12.50 for Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present Matthew Bourne’s “Cinderella” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre! Matthew Bourne’s “Cinderella” is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, video and projection designs by Duncan McLean, and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.sedonafilmfestival.org.

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Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Guest Shuttle Service

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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Sedona International Film Festival

Sedona International Film Festival

February 24th – March 4th, 2018

SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP IS SET; SELECTIONS INCLUDE 5 OSCAR NOMINEES; PIERCE BROSNAN, RICHARD DREYFUSS WILL BE IN TOWN

The complete lineup of films to be screened at the 24th annual Sedona International Film Festival are now posted and include five Academy Award nominees and a diverse selection of full-length features, documentaries, shorts, animated and foreign films.

“There are so many great films in this year’s festival, I wish there were more hours in the day to see them,” said Keri Oskar, who chaired the feature films selection committee for the 2018 event, February 24th though March 4th.

Oskar recommends, among other feature films, Django, The Drawer Boy, Humor Me, Instrument of War, The Insult, My Name is Vaseline and Rose.

Connie Levinson, who chaired the documentary selection committee, said filmgoers this year will have a chance to “see even more documentaries than in the past because we have put together five sets of unusually short docs for screening during our double features.”

Among Levinson’s list of “must see” documentaries are Faces Places, Dateline: Saigon, Liyana, I Am Jane Doe, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (nominated for a 2018 Oscar for Best Documentary Film), American Veteran and Poisoning Paradise, a film by Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely and produced by Teri Tico about the impact of testing genetically engineered seeds and crops in Hawaii. 

The Brosnans will be in Sedona for the screening of their film and will participate in a post-screening Q&A. 

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Kokopelli Concert in Sedona, AZ

Kokopelli Concert: Mazzella, Mockingbird & Sterling
February 17th, 2018

There are concerts and then there are CONCERTS! You will not want to miss the KOKOPELLI CONCERT taking place this Saturday, February 17th in Sedona, AZ! Musicians Anthony Mazzella, Kel Mockingbird and Peter Sterling will be teaming up for a concert of beautiful music at Mary Fisher Theater at 7:00 pm!

The Kokopelli Concert will consist of Native American flute, guitar and harp. The synergy between the three artists create a sonic landscape that is in tune with the spirit of Sedona. The legend of Kokopelli represents different things to different people and is a fun and interesting topic to research. In the context of this concert, Kokopelli represents the musical spirit of the southwest.

Mazzella, Mockingbird & Sterling 

Kel Mockingbird describes his music as “Buddha raised on fried bread. His music is quietly uplifting to create a centered feeling and his emotive soft woodwind notes and breathy trills evoke the images of the Southwest. In concert, he claims to float the listener above the sounds of birds in a morning meadow and says it’s almost possible to picture the round, woody flute tones resonating between an elk’s spreading rack.

Celebrated Harpist Peter Sterling’s life is a reminder to all who offer themselves as an open vessel for the Divine, that there’s no stop button once Spirit unleashes its creativity. Peters response to his heavenly calling 25 years ago, blossomed into an endlessly-creative multi-media career, spanning 16 studio albums, numerous Music Awards, a book called Hearing the Angels Sing, and an impressive series of crystal-frosted Mandala art prints — enough to fill a gallery.

Anthony Mazzella began studying music on the violin at age five. He then proceeded to learn the rudiments of music on piano until falling in love with the guitar at age thirteen. Throughout his adolescence he studied with several private guitar teachers, but Anthony attributes the greater part of his education to ear training. His influences are many, but none more profound than the music and techniques of guitar masters such as Michael Hedges, Pat Metheny, Carlos Montoya, Eddie Van Halen, Andres Segovia and countless others.

Tickets for this must see event are only $20 per person! For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.sedonafilmfestival.org or call 928.282.1177. You may also purchase tickets at the Sedona Film Festival office and Mary D. Fisher Theatre, located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

If you are staying at our Sedona hotel we will be more than happy to drop you off and pick you up from this concert in our Inn of Sedona Complimentary “About Town” Guest Shuttle.

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Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Guest Shuttle Service

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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Valentine’s Celebrations in Sedona, AZ

Sedona, Arizona

Valentines

Valentine’s Celebrations and Fun!

This Valentine’s Day skip the flowers and candy hearts and treat your special someone to the beautiful scenery of Sedona, Arizona. Famous for it’s beautiful sunsets and the vibrant colors of the red rocks that surround it, Sedona is a perfect romantic getaway!

Stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona and enjoy our award winning terraced design that offers our guests beautiful views from our promenade terraces! Take a stroll along the sunrise side as the day begins, and in the evening, stroll over to the west side to watch a spectacular sunset right from the terrace, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand.

There are also special events taking place in Sedona and the surrounding areas to help you and your special someone have one awesome, romantic, special Valentine’s Day!

Jazz at the Church: Valentine Jazz
February 11th, 2018 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Tickets: $18 per person
Set in the beauty of the surrounding Red Rocks of Sedona the Dmitri Matheny Group brings Valentine Jazz in this annual concert of lively, lovely improvisational music we call Jazz! Flugelhornist Dmitri brings with him vocalist Holly Pyle, bassist T-Bone Sistrunk and pianist Steve Sandner. It’s going to be a lovely afternoon. See you there! This event takes place at Saint Luke’s Church located on Hwy 179 between Back ‘O Beyond & Chapel Road “Roundabouts”! To learn more about the concerts taking place throughout the year at Saint Luke’s Church please visit Sedona Jazz at the Church.

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Celebrate Valentine’s at Sound Bites Grill
February 14th-17th, 2018
Whether it’s a romantic rendezvous or a girls’ night out, Sound Bites Grill, Sedona’s premiere entertainment restaurant, is the place for people to share their passion for great food, libations and live music.February 14th-17th.

  • Valentines, Day: February 14th
    Wine, Dine and Dance! The ever-popular Wineaux Wednesday will amp up the romance with a libido boosting menu and the addition of bubbly and chocolate wines to the tasting list of 12 sensational wines. For just $15 per person, sip, sample and savor an impressive range of varietals, alongside wine experts who will happily share their insights during this informal and festive tasting. The uber-sexy Valentine’s Day menu features an Aphrodisiac Tasting Board of sweet and savory finger foods, along with a sinful amount of fine chocolate. Make a night of it with a dinner reservation to secure a spot and to savor the special menu of seductive fare and the Latin flare of the Eric Miller Trio.
  • Saturday, February 17
    World famous classical and flamenco guitarist Esteban performs a Love on the Red Rocks Concert with his impeccable band, including his daughter and violinist extraordinaire Teresa Joy, Raul Yanez on keys and Joe Morris on hybrid kit.Tickets begin at $59 (plus service fee) for the show ticket only; dinner menu is available. $149 VIP Dinner Package (plus service fee and gratuity) includes premium seating and the four-course Esteban Dinner Package menu.
  • Sunday February 18th
    The Classics perform from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dine and dance to “An Evening of Romance” with The Classics!Known for their entertaining interpretations of American Standards, Latin tunes and favorites from the 60s, 70s and 80s,  the evening will feature favorites the world has fallen in love with and to for years, such as When I Fall in Love, My Funny Valentine and Besame Mucho. No cover; dinner menu reservations are suggested.

For more information on any of the events listed above please visit Sound Bites Grill or call 928.282.2713 .

First Annual Valentine’s Day Sip & Stroll
Cottonwood, AZ
February 14th, 2017 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tickets:$30
Sip, savor, shop and stroll through charming Historic Old Town Cottonwood on this magical evening to remember, the first annual Valentine’s Day Sip and Stroll. Ticket holders will receive a commemorative Valentine’s Day glass, wine and craft beer tasting along with a special sweet treat at each participating venue. It’s the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day! Beginning at 4:oo pm, collect your commemorative glass at Small Batch Wine & Spirits then start your Sip & Stroll at any of the 8 participating locations: Pillsbury Wine Company, Merkin Vineyards & Osteria, Arizona Stronghold, Burning Tree Cellars, Small Batch Wine & Spirits, Winery 101, State Bar, 3 Kings Kasbar. For more information please visit the Cottonwood Old Town Association on Facebook.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine’s Celebration
February 14th, 2018
Tickets: $129 per person
Choclovers-rezweb_giftcard1-300x300This delectable affair is one of the most popular Verde Canyon Railroad events. It blends the rich flavors of everything sweet with magnificent vistas of raw, unspoiled nature. the confectionery celebration fills each car with intoxicating scents and tasty chocolate pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies. Fruit, pretzels and marshmallows are ready to be dunked into free-flowing chocolate fountains. Share these mouthwatering desserts while enjoying the delicious scenery of the Verde Canyon viewed from the comfort of a train. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad website.

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Vittles, Vines & Valentines – Cottonwood, AZ
February 14th – 17th, 2018
Tickets: $60++
Mark your calendars with a big red heart and get ready for the “Vittles, Vines and Valentines” special at the Blazin’ M Ranch! Bring your sweetie for a special Valentine’s price that includes two adult dinner and show tickets! No Valentine’s Day should be spent without chocolate and wine, so also included in the special price is a miniature Chocolate Walk featuring tasty homemade treats from the Sedona Fudge Company. This event takes place at the Blazin’ M Ranch located at 1875 Mabery Ranch Rd in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.blazinm.com.

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2018 Sedona Film Festival Hotel Special

  • Valid February 23rd – March 5th, 2018
  • Save up to $40 a night, savings will vary with room type
  • Take advantage of our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle” to get you to and from the main event venues of the Sedona Film Festival!
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072, or toll free at 800.292.5344, and ask for the “Sedona Film Festival” special rate
  • You will need to purchase your Sedona Film Festival passes/tickets separately at the Sedona International Film Festival website
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
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February Hikes at Red Rock State Park

Sedona, Arizona

February at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park in beautiful Sedona, AZ has a great line up of hikes this February! Learn more about the beautiful red rocks during the Guided Geology Hike taking place on February 11th, or visit the park and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park during the Guided Archaeology Hike taking place on February 18th! You will also have the opportunity to learn how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife during the Guided Ethnobotany Hike on February 25th. The park will also be offering daily “Guided Nature Walks”, and Guided Bird Walks every Wednesday and Saturday! 

Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
 Daily (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Geology Hike
February 11th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
Included with park entrance fees
Join Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Archaeology Hike
February 18th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
February 25th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike. Our volunteer guides explain how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2.5 hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

  • Bell Rock pathway 3Receive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the festival taking place March 2nd – 4th, 2018
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072, or toll free at 800.292.5344, and ask for the “Mountain Bike Festival” special rate.
  • Take advantage of our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle” to get you to and from the Posse Grounds Park.
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona.
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Marathon Weekend in Sedona, AZ

Your Weekend Guide to Sedona, AZ

February 2nd – 4th. 2018

What a great sunny weekend to visit Sedona, Arizona! The weekend kicks off with a exploration of art at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour tonight from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Then on Saturday join the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, along with the entire Sedona area, in welcoming thousands of runners, their families and friends for a weekend of fierce competition at the 13th Annual Sedona Marathon!

More than 2,000 runners will participate in 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon races! The Sedona Marathon Post-Race party will take place at 4:00 pm at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill! All spectators and race participants area invited to attend this community party to enjoy the celebratory festivities!

Later that evening head up to Jerome, Arizona for their popular Art Walk that begins at 5:00 pm.

Other Events and fun thing to do this weekend: Pre-Marathon dinner and entertainment at Olde Sedona, Live entertainment at Sound Bites Grill, Shenanigans & Skullduggery featuring Michael Peach at the Sedona Heritage Museum, Sedona Poetry Slam, and guided meditation at the McLean Meditation Institute.

To see all of the events taking place this weekend please visit our Sedona event page. Have a great weekend, and Good Luck to all of the participants in the Sedona Marathon. 

Olde Sedona Bar and Grill
Free Live Entertainment and Sports Bar
February 2nd – February 4th, 2018
Olde Sedona Bar & GrillWhen you are in Sedona and looking for fun and entertainment Olde Sedona Bar & Grill is the place to be! With live bands, DJs and Karaoke, and sports on the 7 big screen TVs all the time, there’s always something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue. Visit Olde Sedona on Facebook.
February 2nd – Pre Marathon Dinner: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, $13 per person
All Star Karaoke at 9:00 pm!
February 3rd –  Post Race Party at Olde Sedona (4:00 pm), DJ Dre (9:00 pm)
February 4thh – Super Bowl Sunday – game time at 4:30 pm MST
All Star Karaoke (9:00 pm)

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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
February 2nd, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
On the 1st Friday of each month members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene. In many cases you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artist about their latest work. If you are staying at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Gallery association on Facebook.

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Flash Back Fridays
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
February 2nd, 2018 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10
Sedona Sound Bites Grill invites you to take a step back into the past during Flash Back Friday’s! Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedona’s TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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13th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 3rd, 2018
Registration Fees
1416520861The Sedona Marathon Event is proud to offer four fantastic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. The course is ranked as one of the most beautiful races in the country. The red-rock views, and high-desert mild winter temperatures help the Sedona Marathon Event live up to its reputation of a world-class event. Spectators, supporters and participants will also be treated to an Event Expo. The community of Sedona features artists, and live performers that will inspire and entertain both locals and visitors alike. To register or for more information on this Sedona, Arizona event please visit the Sedona Marathon.

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Sedona Heritage Museum – Shenanigans & Skullduggery
Featuring Michael Peach
February 3rd, 2018 (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
Cost: $6
An award-winning actor, playwright, and historian, Michael Peach is especially good at bringing to life history and his subjects. But, he isn’t afraid to spin some tall tales, too. Informative and entertaining, Mike’s shows have long been a favorite of university, state and national parks, and historically-oriented audiences. Peach’s shows feature his unique blend of original cowboy poetry with a tongue-in-cheek look at Arizona and local history, also incorporating jokes, stories, and first person narrative. This new show both exposes and pokes fun at quirky incidents from Arizona politics and law. “In those bold and bloody days of the Arizona Territory, a prudent man kept his gun near at hand. It was considered mandatory. For the need to avenge one’s honor was frequently insistent. And the presence of the law out here was rare to non-existent.” quotes Peach. For more information please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Head up to Jerome on Saturday, February 3rd!

Jerome Art Walk
January 6th, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 24 galleries and studios of Jerome will be brimming over with visual delights. There will be plenty of chocolate, music and good conversation at this vibrant event. Meet the artists that night and mingle with other art lovers who are drawn to this charming mountain town. Twenty-five galleries and studios will be open with art, music and refreshments. This free event has become a Verde Valley favorite with a shuttle that will transport you from the artist filled Old Jerome High School, up to the center of town with The Lincoln Gallery and Made in Jerome Pottery and everything in-between. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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Sedona Entertainment – Sir Harrison Band
February 3rd, 2018 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover Charge
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the funky blues sound of the Sir Harrison Band! Harrison Begay was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, is full blooded Navajo (Dine’). His passion for blues music and the guitar have been the driving force in his quest for artistry. Sir Harrison’s music and stage performance has attracted a broad audience. His guitar playing is straight from the soul. He’s been compared to Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Cray, but Sir Harrison’s guitar playing has his own unique sound. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Live Performance – Sedona Poetry Slam
February 3rd, 2018 (7:30 pm)
Tickets: $12
The Sedona Poetry Slam returns to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre! A poetry slam is like a series of high-energy, three-minute one-person plays. Slam poetry is an art form that allows written page poets to share their work alongside theatrical performers, hip-hop artists and lyricists. All types of poetry are welcome on the stage, from street-wise hip-hop and narrative performance poems, to political rants and introspective confessionals. Any poem is a “slam” poem if performed in a competition. All poets get three minutes per round to entertain and inspire the audience with their creativity. The 2017-18 season will culminate in selection of Sedona’s seventh National Poetry Slam Team, the foursome and alternate who will represent Sedona and the Verde Valley at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago in August. Contact host Christopher Fox Graham at foxthepoet@yahoo.com to sign up to slam. Poets who want to compete should purchase a ticket in case the roster is filled before they arrive. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
February 4th, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour

Sedona’s First Friday Evening in the Galleries

February 2nd, 2018

Visit Sedona, Arizona this coming Friday, February 2nd and immerse yourself into art scene of the red rocks during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery tour! Our top pick for must see exhibits this month – “Celebrating Native Cultures” at the Mountain Trails Gallery featuring contemporary figurative Western artist Terry Cooke Hall! Continue exploring the arts on Saturday at the Jerome Art Walk!

Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during the First Friday Gallery Tour and information on the Jerome Art Walk. To see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery.

If you are staying at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries Exhibits

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“Leo Feeney: Jewelry with Heart”
February 2nd, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery, opens “Leo Feeney: Jewelry with Heart” to showcase its vibrant collection from this masterful jeweler. Leo Feeney creates with a particularly sparkling blend of opaque, semi-precious and precious stones; with intricate cluster designs, set in sterling silver, Feeney gives us necklaces, earrings, link bracelets, cuffs and rings. For More information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Goldenstein Gallery
“Body Language Show”
February 2nd, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
The Goldenstein Gallery invites you to join them from Friday, February 2nd-28th, and be inspired by the human form during their Body Language Show.Both classic and modern interpretations are included in this scintillating highly anticipated exhibition that includes the renowned bronzes James Muir and David Phelps, Mike Medow’s stunning hand carved exotic wood Yoga figures and women and LauRha Frankfort’s energetic drawings. For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery.

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Rowe Fine Art Gallery
“The XO Show”
February 2nd, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Rowe Fine Art Gallery is sending hugs and kisses to art lovers in February with its annual collector appreciation show. Ever since gallery owners Ken and Monica Rowe opened their doors eight years ago, they have designated the first Friday in February as the day they show appreciation to their clients. If you have ever purchased a Ken Rowe sculpture or a piece of art from Rowe Fine Art Gallery, you are invited to stop by for a special sweet treat. And if you’ve never purchased art from the gallery, this is the perfect time to browse the gallery’s selection of sculptures, paintings and jewelry, like the latest addition to Sedona artist Liam Herbert’s Soul Mates collection. To top it all off, a decadent chocolate fountain will be flowing all night long during The XO Show. Everyone is invited to choose from an assortment of fruits and snacks, and delight in dipping the treats into the rich dark chocolate. After all, what’s love without chocolate? For more information please visit Rowe Fine Art Gallery!

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Andrea Smith Gallery
David Fischel Exhibition
February 2, 2018 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
February 3, 2018 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist David Fischel has lived in Sedona since 1981.  His relief carvings are large in scale and collected internationally. “Marketplace”  12′ X 38′  commissioned by Ford Motor Company is the largest carved mural in the United States. David is a naturalist whose colorful art has given new life to canvases such as barn wood and weathered wood. His paintings on wood, “Naturescapes,” much smaller in scale, are a reflection of nature with a contemporary impact. Meet David Fischel at Andrea Smith Gallery February 2nd& 3rd. For more information please visit the Andrea Smith Gallery on Facebook.

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Sedona Mountain Trails Gallery
“Celebrating Native Cultures”
February 2nd, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Mountain Trails Gallery celebrates contemporary figurative Western artist Terry Cooke Hall! Hall brings inspiration to Mountain Trails Gallery with new paintings from her ‘Timeless West’ collection. Terry is known for her complex pattern paintings influenced by the colorful pageantry of Montana’s intertribal Crow Fair Days Parade. Terry Cooke Hall’s figures in realism are set in an imaginary world of colorful winds or swirling skies, often backlit by an abstraction of the sun or moon. Her approach blends color, patterns, and textural elements, providing a unique contemporary twist. Her “imaginative realism” style is a look at her West viewed through the lens of 30 years of work in design and illustration.  For more information please visit the Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Honshin Fine Art Gallery of Wholeness
“HUMMINGBIRD, Luminous Language of Light”
February 2nd, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
The Original Valentine, from Natures Heart to You.” Celebrate art, science and nature and the oneness that we share through our connections of the heart. Featuring new Honshin paintings from the 2018 calendars and gratitude journals combined with the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Head up to Jerome on Saturday, February 3rd!

Jerome Art Walk
January 6th, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
 Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 24 galleries and studios of Jerome will be brimming over with visual delights. There will be plenty of chocolate, music and good conversation at this vibrant event. Meet the artists that night and mingle with other art lovers who are drawn to this charming mountain town. Twenty-five galleries and studios will be open with art, music and refreshments. This free event has become a Verde Valley favorite with a shuttle that will transport you from the artist filled Old Jerome High School, up to the center of town with The Lincoln Gallery and Made in Jerome Pottery and everything in-between. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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Sedona Yoga Festival Hotel Special

Sedona YogaStay with us at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the Sedona Yoga Festival taking place February 8th – 11th, 2018 and save up to $40.00 a night! Just let us know you are attending the Festival, it’s that easy! Please call the hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Yoga Festival Rate” to make your reservations. This discounted rate is for lodging only, you will need to purchase your passes separately at the Sedona Yoga Festival website. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

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Sedona Yoga Festival Hotel Special

Sedona Yoga Festival Hotel Special

Stay with us at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the Sedona Yoga Festival taking place February 8th – 11th and save up to $40.00 a night! Just let us know you are attending the Festival, it’s that easy! Please call the hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Yoga Festival Rate” to make your reservations. Take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Guest Shuttle to take you to and from the Sedona Performing Arts Center, the main venue of the Sedona Yoga Festival! This discounted rate is for lodging only, you will need to purchase your passes for the festival separately at the Sedona Yoga Festival website.

Sedona Yoga Festival
February 8th – 11th, 2018
The Sedona Yoga Festival provides the keys to unlocking your greatest transformation with a focus on yoga and the expansion of consciousness. This conference is a world class opportunity for you to deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days and three nights of yoga, meditation, hiking and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West. To learn more about this festival or to purchase passes please visit the Sedona Yoga Festival.

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Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Guest Shuttle Service

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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Esteban Live in Sedona, AZ

Sound Bites Grill

Esteban’s Private Sedona Concerts

Legendary flamenco/classical style guitarist, Esteban, will be returning to Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill in 2018 for his up close and personal Private Concert Series! This venue is a must-see-fan favorite. Sit not five feet from Esteban and watch his fingers fly as he performs at his residency in the Sound Bites Grill Celebrity Show Room in breathtaking Sedona, Arizona.

This is an intimate dinner theater where you may enjoy a rare and unique experience of music mastery at its finest that cannot be duplicated! Joining Esteban on stage: Esteban’s world renown violinist Teresa Joy, one of today’s finest drummers Joe Morris and the hottest keyboardist Raul Yanez in AZ. After the show meet Esteban and Teresa Joy and the rest of the band up close and personal!

  • Tickets Show Only – $59 & $89 show only, social seating with others, regular menu available
    VIP Up-Close Dinner Package – $149, “Dinner Show Package” includes the best seating closest to the stage, Esteban VIP Dinner Menu,  social seating with others.
  • 2018 Show Dates: January 27th, February 17th & 18th, March 17th &31st, April 14th & 28th, May 12th & 26th, June 16th, July 7th & 21st, August 11th, September 1st & 29th, October 13th & 27th, November 10th and an Acoustic Christmas Show on December 22nd.
  • For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.soundbitesgrill.com or call 928.282.2713.

More about Esteban
His name was given him by legendary classical guitarist Andres Segovia, who called him “Esteban” during his years of study with the master in Spain (1974-1978) and in the United States. Born Stephen Paul in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of a steel mill worker, Esteban saw his first guitar in a shop window when he was 8 years old. His uncle bought it for him and Esteban says, “It never left my hands”.

Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVD’s, and has had first-time music­­­-­­ history successes never before accomplished by any guitarist. Esteban will captivate you with his passion, magic and mastery of the “Southwest Guitar Style”…Read more at www.estebanmusic.com

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Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Guest Shuttle Service

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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