This great nation of liberty and freedom has come at a heavy price. This weekend remember to honor all who have served in our country’s armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we my have our freedom. No words could ever come close to expressing our gratitude to these men and women in the military forces of the United States who have given all.
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Fun things to do this Memorial Day Weekend in the Red Rocks
May 26th – 29th, 2017
Featured Events, and Entertainment
You will find a full listing of events on our Sedona Events Page
Sedona Community Farmer’s Market
May 26th, 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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Flash Back Fridays
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
May 26th, 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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Cottonwood, AZ – Earth Speak in Concert
May 26th, 2017 (7:30 pm)
Tickets: $18 advance, $20 door
Renowned musician and luthier William Eaton has conjured his music and innovative stringed instruments from the Arizona desert now for over four decades. Beyond boundary and stillness, William’s music is rooted within an indigenous past, yet expressive of a contemporary, changing, sonic landscape. Join William and the new group “Earth Speak” for a concert at Old Town Center for the Arts. Enjoy an enchanted evening of music inspired by the desert elements and wildlife. Old Town Center for the arts is located at 5th Street and Main. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Old Town Center for the Arts.
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Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture
May 27th – 28th, 2017 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Share in the artistry and cultural traditions of more than 50 Zuni artists. Buy traditional and contemporary art, enjoy insightful lectures and documentaries, and delight in musical and dance performances by the Zuni Pueblo Band, Zuni Olla Maidens, and the Nawetsa Family Dancers. This event is created in partnership with the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni, New Mexico. The Museum of Northern Arizona is located at 3101 North Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff, Arizona. Museum Admission:$12 Adult (18+), $8 Youth (10-17),Student (with ID) & American Indian (with tribal affiliation). Free (Children under 10). To learn more about the Heritage Program Festival or to learn more about the museum please visit the Museum of Northern Arizona.
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Sedona Entertainment – Legendary Master Guitarist Esteban
May 27th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Show only tickets start at $69. Show & Dinner tickets start at $149
Sound Bites Grill is proud to announce the return of Esteban for his 2017 “Private Concert” season at Sound Bites Celebrity Show Room in beautiful Sedona, AZ. This venue is a must-see-fan favorite. Sit not five feet from Esteban and watch his fingers fly as he performs.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!… The concert will take you on a musical journey with stories that inspire and ignite the passion of the soul. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.
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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
May 28th, 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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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
May 28th, 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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Sedona Jazz at the Church
May 28th, 2017 (3:00 – 5:00 pm)
It’s the annual Memorial Day weekend Jazz concert at Sedona Jazz at the Church at Saint Luke’s Church, this year with the Adam Roberts, Russell Schmidt and Chris Finet Trio creating some fabulous Bebop and Straight-ahead Jazz. A great way to start the Summer season in Sedona! St Luke’s is located on Hwy 179 between Back ‘O Beyond & Chapel Road “Roundabouts”. All tickets are General Admission, and are available online or at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sedona Jazz at the Church.
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Sedona Cinema – George Takei’s ‘Allegiance
The Broadway Musical
May 29th, 2017 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
Straight from the Broadway stage, the Sedona International Film Festival is thrilled to bring the groundbreaking musical George Takei’s “Allegiance” to Sedona on screen at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. It is the perfect way to honor Memorial Day and our Veterans! Filmed live on stage on Broadway, this not-to-be-missed theatrical event is inspired by the true life experience of George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes). “Allegiance” follows one family’s extraordinary journey into this untold American story. “Allegiance” is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.
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Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
Red Rockin’ Lodging Special
Join us in the red rocks this month and receive a special rate! Stay weekdays, Sunday through Thursday, and we’ll offer you our Red Rockin’ Special. You can save between $28 and $41 per night! Call the hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for this special rate when you make your reservation, it’s that simple! This special is valid for reservations made for any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from May 7th through June 15th. *This offer is valid for new reservations only and is based on availability.