February and March Festivals and Special Events in Sedona, Arizona
Sedona Marathon, Sedona International Film Festival, Mountain Biking Festival and More!
Now is the time to start planning your visit; booking your rooms, scheduling your tours and making dining reservations if you want to attend any of the festivals that take place in February and March in Sedona! Our town will be busy during these festivals, so you don’t want to wait… everything fills up quickly! If you would like to stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona in February or March we highly suggest making your reservations soon! Make sure to check our Hotel Specials Page, we offer a discount on your lodging for some of the festivals listed below!
February and March Festivals in Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley
February and March fill the red rocks of Sedona and the Verde Valley with a wide variety of Festivals and Special Events. The Sedona Marathon kick-starts the fun in February and is followed by the Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine’s Celebration and the Sedona International Film Festival. In March the fun begins with The Sedona Mountain Bike Festival which is followed by the Sedona Yoga Festival, Verde Valley Archaeology Fair & American Indian Art Show and the Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival! Get your plans started, it’s going to be a great time to visit Sedona!
11th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 4th, 2017
The 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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Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine’s Celebration
February 11th, 12th and 14th, 2017
Tickets: $129 per person
This 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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The 22nd Annual Sedona International Film Festival
February 18th – 26th, 2017
Purchase Passes here
Join filmmakers, celebrities, industry guests and film buffs from all around the world as Sedona takes center stage with its biggest celebration of film yet! From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films! Already recognized by filmmakers and audiences as one of the top festivals in the nation (and named the “Fest to Impress” by MovieMaker Magazine), the 2017 edition will continue a tradition of honoring those motivated by passion for their art and driven by a love for making timely, moving and important films. For more information or to purchase passes please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.
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Sedona Mountain Bike Festival
March 3rd – 5th, 2017
Shake off those winter blues at the 2017 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! The location of the festival, Sedona’s stunning Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona, will welcome enthusiasts from across the globe for this year’s festival! The mountain biking in Sedona is world class. 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. For more information, event schedule or to register for this Sedona festival please visit the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival website.
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Sedona Yoga Festival
March 9th – 12th, 2017
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. The 5th Annual Sedona Yoga Festival will be held at a neighboring Collective Sedona and the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock. For more information please visit the Sedona Yoga Festival.
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Verde Valley Archaeology Fair & American Indian Art Show
March 18th – 19th, 2017
Experience the excitement of archaeology with dozens of hands-on activities, several films throughout the two days of the show, presentations about the American West and especially Arizona, and special programs. The Fair includes the annual American Indian Art Show with artists from Hopi, Navajo land, Zuni and several New Mexico pueblo communities. Artists will demonstrate their medium and have their work available for sale. The Art Show is in the Community Center with the archaeology exhibits.
The Verde Valley Archaeology Fair and International Archaeology Film Festival are held during Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month in March. their events have been recognized as a “Premier Signature Event” of the Arizona SciTech Festival. These events are part of the Camp Verde’s Spring Heritage, Pecan and Wine Festival held next to our events. For more information please visit the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair.
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Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival
March 18th & 19th, 2017
The Town of Camp Verde, its sponsors and its partners, are pleased to announce that the 2016 Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival will take place in downtown Camp Verde. The Festival is actually a handful of events rolled into one: Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival, Verde Valley Archaeology Fair, Verde River Runoff canoe and kayak race, and a host of activities surrounding Arizona State Parks Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. Admission to all events is free. Charges will apply for wine tasting and race participants. There is a $12 charge for wine tasting that includes six tasting tickets along with a wine glass that is yours to keep.For more information please visit www.campverdepromotions.org.
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