Events in Sedona, Arizona

Upcoming Events in Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley

Welcome to our Sedona, Arizona events page! Below you will find all the fun events taking place in Sedona, Cottonwood, Jerome and everywhere in between. Our Sedona hotel offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle to all of our guest that will drop you off and pick you up from many of the events listed below. If the event has a picture of our Sedona shuttle we will take you there!

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Events in December

Red Rock Fantasy Returns to Tlaquepaque
December 1st, 2016 – January 1st, 2016
Nightly: Dusk to 9:00 pm
Red Rock FantasyNew lights, new location but the same great community event will return to Tlaquepaque this December! Enjoy walking through Tinsel Town and enjoy viewing community installations throughout the property. Sedona Parks and Recreations and Sedona Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Tlaquepaque to make this festive event bigger and better than ever. Free to the community stop by dusk to 9:00 pm nightly.
Each Friday evening during December enjoy favorite classic Holiday Movies sponsored by The Sedona Film Festival. Movie’s will be showing in our Patio Del Norte starting at Dusk.

  • December 9th – Miracle on 34th Street (1947) with animated Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • December 16th  – Elf (2003) with animated A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • December 23rd – Polar Express (2004) with animated The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  • December 30th  – It’s a Wonderful Life (1947) with animated Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

Free Trolley will be available on the weekends in December from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (No Trolley on Christmas weekend). For more information please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we will be more than happy to drop you off at this event and pick you up when you are ready to return in our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle.

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Sedona Restaurant Week: Holiday Edition
December 1st – 11th, 2016
Cost $22, $33, or $44
Restaurant-Week-Logo2The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is pleased to announce Sedona Restaurant Week:Holiday Edition! This event gives local foodies and visitors the chance to experience a selection of specially priced meals from a wide variety of Sedona’s restaurants. Guests fwill enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus including an appetizer, entrée and dessert. For more information please visit SedonaRestaurantWeek.com.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 10th, 2016 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Met Live Opera’s ‘L’Amour de Loin’
December 10th, 2016
11:00 am (live simulcast) and 4:00 pm (encore)
Tickets: $20 general admission/$18 Film Festival members/$15 studentslamour-teaser
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the next Met Live Opera presentation of Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Plan to come early as Ed Ingraham will lead a pre-opera talk one hour before each production. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Heritage Museum – Christmas in the Park
December 10th, 2016 (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Free Event
Christmas WreathChristmas in the Park is the Museum’s annual gift to the community and visitors. Be greeted by our traditional tumbleweed snowman. Enjoy hot cider and cookies, vintage holiday decorations, a fire in the fireplace and ‘make & take’ a cornhusk doll. At 1pm there’ll be a holiday music concert. Throughout the Museum there will be old-timers telling stories and local authors signing their books. Check out the sale in the Museum Gift Shop. We hope to see you there! Bring your family & friends. For more information please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Sedona Arts Center:Loving Bowls
December 10th, 2016 (12:00 pm – 3:00 pm)lovingbowls_banner
This fantastic fundraiser offers a beautiful selection of Loving Bowls for your purchasing pleasure, plus food and loads of fun! Over 1000 bowls will be made by local potters and lovingly glazed in a variety of beautiful finishes. Bowls are $10 each and come with wonderful chili, bread and dessert. All proceeds benefit local non-profits and the Arts & Educations programs at the Sedona Arts Center. For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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A Christmas Carol at the Sedona Heritage Museum
December 10th, 2016 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Free Event
Michael PeachEncounters with the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future teach miserly Ebenezer Scrooge what it means to be human in this perennial holiday favorite. Keep cozy by the fire in the Museum’s historic Jordan House red rock fireplace as you enjoy this dramatic reading of the Dickens classic by local award-winning actor Michael Peach. In lieu of paid admissions, each guest is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Sedona Food Bank. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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The Festival of Lights
The Lighting of 6,000 Luminariasfestival-of-lights
December 10th, 2016 (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
This one day event, A cherished tradition which involves the lighting of six thousand luminaries in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways at 5:00pm. Entertainment abounds with carolers, choirs and musicians. Specially designated Luminarias honoring cancer survivors can be purchased in advance. For more information please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we will be more than happy to drop you off at this event and pick you up when you are ready to return in our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle.

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Sedona Entertainment – Sir Harrison Band
December 10th, 2016 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover Charge
Sound-Bites-GrillSound 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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Cottonwood Entertainment: Poranqui World Soul Concert
December 10th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 advance, $18 door, $20 priority
poranquiBrazilian World Soul artist, Poranguí masterfully weaves ancestral songs & indigenous rhythms from around the world as a one-man orchestra. His infectious grooves move the body, and soulFull harmonies uplift the spirit, transcending the invisible barrier of performer & audience. Immerse yourself in sacred sounds that transcend cultural and stylistic boundaries to deeply heal & integrate the mind, body and soul. 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 Geology Hike
December 11th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and 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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Guided Meditation with Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 11th, 2016 (2:00 pm – 2:45 pm)
meditation-CDDuring the 45-minute program, simple meditation guidance is given–each week a different meditation is offered such as a Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, 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. The McLean Meditation Institute is located at 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road), For more information, or to see more of the events and programs offered please visit www.mcleanmeditation.com.

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A Jazzy Little Christmas Concert
December 11th, 2016 (3:00 pm)
Tickets:$15
dmitrimathenySedona Jazz at the Church presents their annual “Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas” concert with the Dmitri Matheny Group! Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players” (SF Chronicle). Matheny tours internationally, performing material from his critically acclaimed CDs, balancing fresh, original works with familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. This concert will take place at the beautiful Saint Luke’s Church located On Hwy 179 between Back ‘O Beyond & Chapel Road “Roundabouts”. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Sedona Jazz at the Church.

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National Theatre of London’s ‘War Horse’
December 11th, 2016 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)war-horse-teaser
Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members
The National Theatre of London celebrates encore series with the limited engagement return of the sensational “War Horse”! The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen encore of the theatrical triumph at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, “War Horse” has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world. The production won five Tony Awards when it moved to Broadway. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, “War Horse” is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment: Music by the Classics
December 11th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)classics_art_no_logo
No Cover
Sound Bites is pleased to present “An Evening of Romance”. The band will play and Jeanie Carroll will sing mostly the slower, dance-able songs that many of us are familiar with from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Also included with be some great up-tempo and Latin tunes to get you moving. So, bring your dancing shoes or just come to listen to and enjoy the music. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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The Coolest Meditation Ever: Antarctica 12.12.12
December 12th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members
sff-teaserOn 12.12.16, exactly four years from the day it was filmed in Antarctica by Sedona, Arizona, based filmmaker Ken Sheetz, “The Coolest Meditation Ever: Antarctica 12.12.12,” will premiere at The Sedona International Film Festival’s Mary Fisher Theatre.  Sheetz’s twenty-four meditations in Antarctica were meant to lighten things up for the planet during the uneasiness about December 21st, 2012, the “dreaded end of the Mayan calendar.”  There he planted 24 seeds for fundamental planetary change into the pristine energy field of ice and snow. What’s striking about the meditations is their brevity. In just over an hour Sheetz makes us quantum participants in 24 motivational shifts in the collective consciousness across the planet. The film’s ET spirit guide, Ohom, tells us, “It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy that the people that do these meditations link their hearts to the work that was done in Antarctica–weaving this intent across the hearts of mankind it powers up planetary healing for us all.” For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Robin Miller
December 12th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)rmii
No cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Robin Miller! Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Nicki Park on the Baby Grand Piano
December 13th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover Charge
nickiThe amazingly talented Nicki Park will entertain you on Sound Bites Baby Grand Piano! Nicki Park is a singer, songwriter, performer and speaker. She is currently pitching music of various genres to the music industry including, pop, country, christian, t.v./movie themes, and commercials. Nicki grew up in Oklahoma and began playing piano at the age of four. She began playing and singing in church at a very young age as well. Influenced by many christian and pop artists, she began writing music as a teenager. She now resides in Arizona and released her album “Better Than Yesterday” in 2008. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 14th, 2016 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
December 14th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Eric MillerDon’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Entertainment: Darius Lux
December 15th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover ChargeSound-Bites-Grill
Darius Lux will entertain you with his amazing talent on the Baby Grand Piano at Sound Bites Grill! When singer/songwriter Darius Lux left the confines of New York City to travel the world for a year, he didn’t fully comprehend the life changing pilgrimage he was embarking on. A multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer came back as a free-thinker and inspirational lyricist. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show
December 16th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $20/$225/$30
Dinner & Show Package: $55/$60/$70
Anthony-Mazzella-posterLegends Of Guitar is a tribute show to famous guitar players and their music. The show features world renowned guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella who plays it all live. Legends Of Guitar reaches a very broad audience given the diversity of artists it pays tribute to. People love guitar music and are fanatical about the bands they play in. This show features the technical skills of the greatest guitarists and the music from some of the biggest bands. This live event will take place at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 17th, 2016 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Railroaders: Christmas Model Train Show
December 17th – 30th, 2016 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Closed December 24th and 25th
Free
Train ShowThe Sedona Railroaders are proud to present their Annual Christmas Model Train Show at the Basha’s Shopping Center in West Sedona! This year’s exhibit will include a large G scale and standard gauge layout and an extensive American Flyer S scale layout, a large O scale layout and some HO scale layouts. Two prize drawings include a pair of tickets on the Verde Canyon Railroad and two separate pair of tickets on the Grand Canyon Railroad. For more information please visit the Sedona Railroaders on Facebook.

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Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque
December 17th, 2016 (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
526094512Discover unique gifts, and strolling carolers during the Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. The retailers will have their doors open till 7:00 pm and celebrate the holidays with sweet treats, special give-a-ways, and discount offers. Featuring some of the best boutiques, galleries and restaurants in Sedona, you are sure to find some special presents for those on your gift list. For more information please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we will be more than happy to drop you off at this event and pick you up when you are ready to return in our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle.

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Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Christmas Show
December 17th, 2016
Doors Open: 5:30 pm –  Showtime 7:00 pm
Show Only Tickets: $20 – $70
Sound Bites GrillSound 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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Guided Archaeology Hike
December 18th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
RERO_ArchHikeRed 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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Guided Meditation with Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 18th, 2016 (2:00 pm – 2:45 pm)
meditation-CDDuring the 45-minute program, simple meditation guidance is given–each week a different meditation is offered such as a Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, 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. The McLean Meditation Institute is located at 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road), For more information, or to see more of the events and programs offered please visit www.mcleanmeditation.com.

Ballet in Cinema:’The Nutcracker’
The Bolshoi Ballet
December 18th, 2016 (4:00 pm)
Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members
nutcracker-teaser2Come and experience a holiday treasure! The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema when it hosts the big screen premiere of “The Nutcracker” from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The Bolshoi’s version of “The Nutcracker” has a unique and beautiful sense of romance and philosophy. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Adara Blake
December 18th, 2016 (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
No Cover Charge
Adara BlakesSound Bites Grill is pleased to present Adara Blake. Adara Blake’s music has been described as an eclectic mix of folk, pop, jazz and contemporary with the undertones of a speakeasy torch singer. It is heartfelt, insightful, moody & joyful. Adara Blake was raised with her three brothers in the small and beautiful town of Sedona, Arizona. Her main influences growing up came from her mothers music collection which was a combination of mostly 50’s, 60’s & some 70’s music. Her mother would would sing to her many folk songs as well as popular songs from her era. This inspired Adara from a very young age to write her own songs and sing.For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Entertainment: Darius Lux
December 19th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover ChargeSound-Bites-Grill
Darius Lux will entertain you with his amazing talent on the Baby Grand Piano at Sound Bites Grill! When singer/songwriter Darius Lux left the confines of New York City to travel the world for a year, he didn’t fully comprehend the life changing pilgrimage he was embarking on. A multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer came back as a free-thinker and inspirational lyricist. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Paolo Scardina
December 20th, 2016 (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
No Cover Charge
paolo5Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Paolo Scardina playing his favorite Holiday Tunes on the Baby Grand! Paolo moved to Sedona from Portland Oregon, in 2011 with a dream to sing “jazz in an exotic city, and Sedona is plenty “exotic”! The dream to be a Sedona jazz musician came true almost instantly. He has been singing around town in places like Studio Live, Mary Fisher Theater, Sedona Performing Arts Center, The Creative Life Center, Red’s Lounge, Sound Bites Grill, Mesa Grill, Ken’s Creek Side, Market Place Café, Rene’s, and plenty of private parties and fundraisers. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 21st, 2016 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment: Darius Lux TrioDarius
December 21st, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Don’t miss the Darius Lux Trio at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill! This is an new ensemble of three outstanding artist coming together with some of the best soulful blues/pop/rock music to grace the stage at SBG. When singer/songwriter Darius Lux left the confines of New York City to travel the world for a year, he didn’t fully comprehend the life changing pilgrimage he was embarking on. A multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer came back as a free-thinker and inspirational lyricist. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Entertainment: Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand
December 22nd, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound-Bites-GrillSound Bites Grill is pleased to present Phil Rossi! Phil Rossi is a versatile piano player who’s mother Lillian was a musician and taught Phil the basics of the piano when he was eight years old. From that point he progressed by practicing until he was sixteen years old at which point he formed a trio with two neighborhood friends a drummer and bass player and began his career by playing church socials, school sock hops etc. He had been fortunate during his musical career to have worked with The Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra Sr. and also with his son Frank Jr. and drummer Buddy Rich to name a few. His music will take you back in time (from Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, up to Billy Joel ) creating memories of long ago. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Entertainment: Blues Prospective
December 23rd, 2016 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)miller_robin_P10303221
Cost: Cost: $8 cover (no cover with entree purchase)
Sound Bites Grill in Sedona, AZ is pleased to present Blues Prospective! Robin Miller, Steven Sandner and Ed Barattini combined make one of the hottest blues bands!This is an ensemble of three outstanding artist coming together with some of the best blues to grace the stage at SBG. Don’t miss these three as they perform a quality blues trio. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 24th, 2016 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment: Nicki Park “Christmas Special”
December 24th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
nickiSound Bites Grill is pleased to present the Nicki Park “Christmas Special”Nicki Park is a singer, songwriter, performer and speaker. She is currently pitching music of various genres to the music industry including, pop, country, christian, t.v./movie themes, and commercials. Nicki grew up in Oklahoma and began playing piano at the age of four. She began playing and singing in church at a very young age as well. Influenced by many christian and pop artists, she began writing music as a teenager. She now resides in Arizona and released her album “Better Than Yesterday” in 2008. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Robin Miller
December 26th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)rmii
No cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Robin Miller! Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Adara Blake
December 27th, 2016 (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
No Cover Charge
Adara BlakesSound Bites Grill is pleased to present Adara Blake. Adara Blake’s music has been described as an eclectic mix of folk, pop, jazz and contemporary with the undertones of a speakeasy torch singer. It is heartfelt, insightful, moody & joyful. Adara Blake was raised with her three brothers in the small and beautiful town of Sedona, Arizona. Her main influences growing up came from her mothers music collection which was a combination of mostly 50’s, 60’s & some 70’s music. Her mother would would sing to her many folk songs as well as popular songs from her era. This inspired Adara from a very young age to write her own songs and sing.For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 28th, 2016 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
December 28th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)Eric Miller
No Cover
Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Entertainment: Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand
December 29th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound-Bites-GrillSound Bites Grill is pleased to present Phil Rossi! Phil Rossi is a versatile piano player who’s mother Lillian was a musician and taught Phil the basics of the piano when he was eight years old. From that point he progressed by practicing until he was sixteen years old at which point he formed a trio with two neighborhood friends a drummer and bass player and began his career by playing church socials, school sock hops etc. He had been fortunate during his musical career to have worked with The Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra Sr. and also with his son Frank Jr. and drummer Buddy Rich to name a few. His music will take you back in time (from Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, up to Billy Joel ) creating memories of long ago. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Ice Skate in Sedona
December 30th – 31st, 2016 (3:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Ice SkateBring back memories and make some new ones, ice skate in Sedona! Parks and Recreation brings to you a synthetic, outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of Sedona. You won’t believe it’s not real ice! When the sun goes down, take a stroll around Tinsel Town at Tlaquepaque. Thousands of lights in various displays are sure to end your holidays with a smile. Parking is available in the main parking lots of Tlaquepaque as well as in the Municipal Parking lot at 260 Schnebly Road. Shuttles will be available to take you from the Municipal lot to the event. If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona our guest shuttle will drop you off and pick you up from this event. For more information on this Sedona event please visit SedonaAZ.gov.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 31st, 2016 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Great Gatsby New Years Eve Partynew-years-eve-2016-iiss
December 31st, 2016 (7:30 pm – 12:30 am)
Cost: $125 – $175 plus tax & gratuity
Age Restrictions: must be 21 years or over
Don’t miss the Great Gatsby New Years Eve Party at Sound Bites Grill! Ring in the New Year with great food and Live music featuring “The Big Lucky”! The Gourmet Dinner Buffet will be swinging along with the dance floor! There will also be a Balloon Drop, Party Favors and a special toast at midnight. All seating is social, Great Gatsby Theme attire suggested. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit Sound Bites Grill or call 928.282.2713.

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Events in January

Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday  (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
January 6th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Free Event
SGA 2The Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour receptions and exhibits give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene and in many cases meeting the artist themselves.  All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. To see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook.

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Jerome Art Walk
January 7th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Jerome Art WalkOnce again, the magical mountain town will be hosting a night filled with art, music and refreshments galore. Art Walk is the only night that galleries are open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Members like Nellie Bly by the Spirit Room, Patrick Lincoln in The New State Motor Company and Flux Gallery in the Old Jerome High School all bring a fresh energy to the vibrant art scene in Jerome. With 22 participating galleries and studios and many sponsoring businesses and restaurants offering specials, this is a festive night in Jerome. A free shuttle runs throughout the town during the event. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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Winter Music Festival Concert: “Back to Mozart”
January 8th, 2017 (2:30 pm)
General Admission $38, Reserved Seating $55
cms-logo-header-mastheadChamber Music Sedona is pleased to present their Winter Music Festival Concert at the Sedona Performing Arts Center located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd. Violinists Bella Hristova and Meira Silverstein, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, cellist Nicholas Canellakis and clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein will regale you with their artistry in this eclectic program that takes us from today back to Mozart. Recognized artists in their own rights, they come together and create an amazing synergy that will delight all your senses. For more information please visit www.chambermusicsedona.org. If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona we will be happy to drop you off and pick you up from this event in our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle.

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Sedona VegFest
January 14th – 15th, 2017 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
$30 for both days, or $20 per day
vegfestSedona VegFest is a two-day celebration of everything veg, with something for everyone from the committed vegan to the simply veg-curious. World-renowned speakers provide education and inspiration on the medical, ethical, and environmental benefits of a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet and lifestyle, celebrity chefs share their secrets of WFBP food preparation, and dozens of exhibits showcase the latest foods, products, services and information for WFPB living. This Sedona event will take place at the Sedona Performing Arts Center located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd. For more information please visit the Sedona VegFest on Facebook. If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona we will be happy to drop you off and pick you up from this event in our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle.

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Events in February

Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday  (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
February 3rd, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Free Event
SGA 2The Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour receptions and exhibits give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene and in many cases meeting the artist themselves.  All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. To see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook.

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11th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 4th, 2017
Registration Fees
1416520861The 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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Jerome Art Walk
February 4th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Jerome Art WalkOnce again, the magical mountain town will be hosting a night filled with art, music and refreshments galore. Art Walk is the only night that galleries are open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Members like Nellie Bly by the Spirit Room, Patrick Lincoln in The New State Motor Company and Flux Gallery in the Old Jerome High School all bring a fresh energy to the vibrant art scene in Jerome. With 22 participating galleries and studios and many sponsoring businesses and restaurants offering specials, this is a festive night in Jerome. A free shuttle runs throughout the town during the event. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine’s Celebration
February 11th, 12th and 14th, 2017
Tickets: $129 per person
Choclovers-rezweb_giftcard1-300x300This 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 Festival2o17filmfest
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 2016 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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