Fun Things to do, Events and Entertainment
April 14th – 16th, 2017
It is going to be a beautiful sunny Easter weekend in Sedona, AZ ! If you are going to be visiting the red rocks over the holiday with the kids and are looking for some family fun with the Easter Bunny, there are two events taking place that the Easter Bunny is sure to attend! The Celebration of Spring: Carnival and Egg Hunt taking place at Posse Grounds Park on Saturday, April 15th, and the Verde Canyon Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express in Clarkdale on the 16th! Sound Bites Grill will will also be offering a delicious brunch taking place from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm with Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand Piano from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm! Below you will find the highlighted Easter events taking place, and other fun things to do this weekend in the red rocks! Happy Easter and Have a Great Weekend!
Flash Back Fridays
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
April 14th, 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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Sedona Celebration of Spring
Carnival and Egg Hunt
April 15th, 2017 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
This is much more than just an egg hunt, this is a Celebration of Spring! This is a fun, action packed event for families and all those in the community that enjoy spring and the beautiful outdoors. Once you arrive, walk to the Posse Grounds Park lower softball field for entrance onto the multiuse field for games and vendors! Inflatable toys for kids, face painting, carnival rides and much more are included with the $5 admission fee for the youth attendees. Some vendors may be charging for their goods. The official egg hunt will begin at 10:00 am for children 12 years of age and younger (parents will only be allowed to search with age group 2 and under). Children will be divided by age groups and there are over 10,000 eggs waiting to be found! This Event takes place at the Multi-use Field at Posse Grounds Park. Children need to bring their own baskets. Egg hunts will be divided into four age groups: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and NEW THIS YEAR 9-12! For more information please visit the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation.
Celebration of Tween
April 15th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
With the rides all set up for Saturdays Celebration of Spring event, we thought why not invite the bigger kids to play on Saturday afternoon! Children ages 10-14 (5-8 grade) are invited to play at this event. Super Slide, Silver Streak, Sea Dragon and Tip Top for them to enjoy. Looking for more? Try out the inflatable indoor laser tag! This Event takes place at the Multi-use Field at Posse Grounds Park. Avoid lines by purchasing your tickets in advance at the Parks and Recreation office, 525 Posse Ground Road (near tennis courts) in Sedona. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 3, 2017. Tickets will be available at the gate for CASH ONLY purchases. For more information please visit the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation.
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National Park Week – Free Weekends
April 15th – 16th, 2017
National Park Week is America’s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It’s all happening in your national parks! Below you will find the National Parks and Monuments participating in Flagstaff and the Verde Valley! Grand Canyon
Tuziggot National Monument – Cottonwood, AZ
Montezuma Castle or Montezuma Well – Camp Verde, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park
Wupatki National Monument – Flagstaff, AZ
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, AZ
For more information or to see find the National Parks in you area please visit the National Park Service Website.
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Zenprov Comedy Live Show
‘Mercury in Retrograde!’
April 15th, 2017 (7:30 pm)
Tickets are $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door
This Easter weekend, dive into astrology and all things psychic with Zenprov Comedy’s one-night only, completely improvised comedy show “Mercury in Retrograde!” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “So what’s ‘Mercury in retrograde’? A few times a year, the orbits of the Earth and Mercury do this weird dance where Mercury appears to go backwards in the sky as the Earth passes it, which is referred to as ‘going retrograde’,” said Derek Dujardin, director of Zenprov Comedy. “For astrologers, it’s a chaotic time when communication breaks down, relationships fall apart, and most electronics seem cursed. So, yeah, I can’t think of more fertile ground for spontaneous comedy.” For more information or to purchase tickets to this live Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.
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Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show
April 15th, 2017 (7:30 pm – 9:30 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $20/$25/$35
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the “Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show” featuring Tom Tayback & The Daddy O’s!Recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records. Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.
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Verde Canyon Railroad – Clarkdale AZ
Easter Bunny Express
April 16th, 2017
Event begins at 11:00 am Train departs at 1:00 pm
The Black-tailed Jackrabbit, a Verde Canyon native, may be one of the largest hares in North America but he’s got nothing on Verde Canyon Railroad’s other resident rabbit, the Easter Bunny. On Sunday, April 16, depot guests enjoy hugs, candy and photo-ops with the mischievous hare. The fun continues on board as the winner of the jellybean counting contest is awarded a giant jar of candies to take along on the ride. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.
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Easter Brunch at Sound Bites
April 16th, 2017 (11:30 – 3:00 pm)
$45 per person, 12 & under $22.50
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the special Easter brunch featuring a Carving and Egg Station, Seafood Station, Salad Station, Cheese and Fruit Station, and a dessert Station. They will also have live music featuring Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand Piano from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information, or to make reservations please call 928.282.2713 or visit Sound Bites Grill.
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Guided Archaeology Hike
April 16th, 2017 (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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Sedona Jazz at the Church: Easter Sunday Concert
April 16th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
The Anderson Trio performs on Easter Sunday afternoon, with twins Peter and Will Anderson and guitarist Adam Mozinia, bringing some fabulous music with them to celebrate an afternoon of toe-tapping music and mirth for all in attendance. Based in New York City and all three Julliard graduates, it’s the third year for the trio swinging into this lovely chamber jazz venue, Saint Luke’s Church. Purchase tickets online, to get in early and have the best seats available! You will be able to purchase tickets at the door as well starting at 2:40 pm. Saint Luke’s Church is located on Highway 179 between the Back O’ Beyond and Chapel Road roundabouts. For moe information or to purchase tickets please visit Sedona Jazz at the Church.
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