Your Weekend Guide to Sedona, Arizona
September 22nd – 24th, 2017
A big welcome to all of our guests and visitors to the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona! Fall weather is moving in with an average high of 73° Friday through Sunday, making it a perfect weekend for hiking, biking and the Sedona Winefest!
We wanted to make sure to remind our Inn of Sedona guests that are attending the Winefest to leave the driving to us and take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle! We will take you to and from this premiere wine event, so kick back, have some fun and enjoy tasting some amazing Arizona wines! Find all the featured entertainment and events taking place this weekend below, to see a full listing please visit our Sedona Events Page. Have a great weekend!
Sedona Community Farmer’s Market
September 22nd, 2017 (8:00 am – 11:30 am)
Enjoy the Sedona community Farmers Market in the creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque! Whether you live in Sedona or are just visiting, the farmer’s market is a great way to check out the local flavor and grab some fresh produce and breads. If you are visiting Sedona and are staying at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona our Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle will drop you off at the market and pick you up when you are ready to return to the hotel. And if you are worried about purchasing something that requires refrigeration, all of our rooms are equipped with a refrigerator. Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! For more information please visit the Sedona Community Farmer’s Market.
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Sedona Entertainment – Sir Harrison Band
September 22nd, 2017 (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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9th Annual Sedona Winefest
September 23rd – 24th, 2017
Purchase Tickets Here
Take one part Arizona wineries, add tasty Sedona cuisine, marvelous music, vendors galore, mini seminars on all things wine, toss in exciting raffle prizes, an Art Exhibit, and some fantastic views, and what do you get? Sedona Winefest 2017! Treat your palate to tasty food while sampling the many Arizona wines from the Northern and Southern Arizona. The Sedona Winefest will be held at the Sedona “Historic” Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona. Enjoy the beautiful vistas while you sip wine and savor the great food and music in our shaded courtyard seating areas. A wide variety of vendors will offer goods and services. Enjoy relaxing and tasteful music playing throughout the event. General admission tickets are available online at the early online price of $35 and $40 at the door. General admission includes an etched commemorative glass and eight tasting tickets. Additional wine tasting tickets are also available. For more information please visit the Sedona Winefest.
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Sedona Entertainment – Calico The Band
September 23rd, 2017
Doors open at 5:30 pm, Showtime 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Sound Bites Grill in Sedona, Arizona is please to present Calico the band! Calico is a California band in the deepest, most natural sense of the term. Specifically, the moniker (all caps, please) is shorthand for California country—as if that weren’t vividly apparent from the first moments of Under Blue Skies, the group’s resonant, accomplished sophomore album, with its musical intricacy, lyrical eloquence and timeless immediacy. The thought-provoking, tightly harmonized songs of founder/leaders Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit exist in a continuum with the seminal form Gram Parsons famously dubbed Cosmic American Music. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.
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Red Rock State Park – Southwest Monarch Study
September 24th, 2017 (8:30 am – 11:00 am)
This program is included with park entrance fees
Nestled in the red rock country of Sedona, Oak Creek provides a flyway for migrating monarchs hurrying to their overwintering grounds each September. Many will stop to consume nectar on nearby plants such as Sunflowers and Golden Crownbeard. Join Gail Morris, coordinator of the southwest Monarch Study, for a morning of butterfly netting and tagging. This program is an outdoor event so please be ready to be outdoors. Participants should wear sturdy close-toe shoes that can get wet (NO sandals), long pants and long sleeve shirt, hat and sunscreen. Bring sufficient water for hydration. Space is limited to 15 participants, so call to reserve your spots, 928.282.6907. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.
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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
September 24th, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Everyone 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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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival
Valid October 14th – 21st, 2017
Stay with us at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the 2017 Sedona Plein Air Festival and save up to $40 dollars a night! Enjoy great views from the award winning terraced decks, free hot breakfast every morning and use of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle available to all of our guest. And you can also pick your room type! This week long festival takes place in October. All you have to do to take advantage of this special is call our hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Plein Air Festival Rate” to make your reservations. It’s that easy!
13th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 14th – 21st, 2017
Our community’s iconic creative event, Sedona Plein Air Festival is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events!Sedona Arts Center invites you along to get creative and experience over two dozen master painters in action—making their art on location in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Celebrate creativity with us and enjoy receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece at Sedona Plein Air Festival!For more information visit Sedona Plein Air Festival.