Events, Festivals and Fun Things to do in the Red Rocks
March 24th – 26th, 2017
The weekend is here, and the weather is going to be perfect with highs in the low to mid 60’s! The first Sedona Stumbler 5-Miler trail run takes place this Saturday along with the Sedona Food Truck Festival! V Bar V Archaeology Discover Days will also be taking place this weekend as well as the Old Times Blues Fest in Cottonwood, AZ (About a 35 minute drive from our hotel). Add those events to hiking, biking and exploring the red rocks and you are in for great weekend! Below you will find the featured events taking place in Sedona and the surrounding areas.To see a full listing of events please visit our Sedona Events Page.
Before hitting the trails make sure to check out our 2017 Sedona Hiking Guide to find the right hike for you! Have a great weekend!
Featured Events and Entertainment in Sedona and Camp Verde, AZ
Flash Back Fridays
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
March 24th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$8 cover, no cover with entree purchase
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 Sedonas 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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Trail Race – Sedona Stumbler 5-Miler
March 25th, 2017 (9:00 am)
Registration Fee: $25 before March 1st, $30 after
The Sedona Stumble 5-Mile Trail Run will be Presented by Sedona Running Company. The course will begin on the paved roads of Posse Grounds Park. This will allow the crowd to thin so that the trails don’t get too crowded. The course then hits the dirt trails of Posse Grounds Park. Expect to run on steep, loose and narrow single-track trails. The race will be expertly timed and scored by Run Flagstaff (a Flagstaff, AZ based company) using RFID chip technology. Post race festivities include a beer garden, 8+ food trucks, and 2 live bands! For more information or to register for this Sedona event please visit www.sedonarunning.com.
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V Bar V Archaeology Discover Days
March 25th – 26th, 2017 (9:30 am – 3:00 pm)
Visitors are invited to V Bar V Heritage Site for Archaeology Discovery Days! Discover how the people of the past thrived in this region for thousands of years. Enjoy learning about ancient techniques for spinning and weaving cotton, making bows and arrows, flint knapping and many other interesting tools. Visitors can also try their hand at making “pinch pots” with clay and throwing a dart with an atlatl. Dancers from the Yavapai-Apache Nation will perform at 10:30 am. and 1:00 pm on March 25th at the V Bar V Heritage Site. The V Bar V Heritage Site is located 2.8 miles southeast of I-17 exit 298, just past the Beaver Creek Day Use area. A Red Rock Pass is required for parking and will be available at V Bar V for $5 per car, or a Federal Interagency Passes can be displayed. For more information, visit Coconino National Forest or call 928.282-3854.
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Sedona Entertainment – “A Salute To Glen Campbell”
Featuring – Jeff Dayton Band
March 25th, 2017
Doors Open 5:30pm, Showtime 7:00pm
Show Only Tickets $30/$40/$50
Supper Club Package $70/$80/$90
Sound Bites Grill is please to present the Jeff Dayton Band – “A Salute To Glen Campbell”! Jeff will tell the stories and play the music that he experienced with his 15years on the road and in the studio with the legendary Glenn Campbell!! From the White House to the Wildhorse Saloon, Jeff has been playing guitar and performing all his life. He’s been a Nashville writer for fourteen years and thrives on the concentrated creative scene in Music City. His hometown roots in Minnesota and years in Arizona earned him a the job of bandleader with Hall of Fame artist Glen Campbell. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.
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Cottonwood, AZ – Old Time Blues Fest
March 25th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
$18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority
Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 7th annual Old Town Blues Fest taking place at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood. Headlining the event will be the Chuck Hall Band. Chuck Hall has been a mainstay in the Arizona music scene for since 1984, and was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2000. The Dirty Verde Blues Band will open the show, featuring local and legendary blues musician Joe Neri, backed by Gregg Gould on harmonica, J.R. Robusto on guitar, Hutch Hutchinson on bass and Gino Romeo on drums. Also performing will be Bresnan Unplugged. Bresnan Unplugged is a 3-piece acoustic ensemble, presenting original compositions as well as a fresh take on blues standards. This event will take place at Old Town Center for the Arts located 5th and Main Street in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Old Town Center for the Arts.
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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
March 26th, 2017 (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! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ 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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