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!

 Events in September, Events in October, Events in November

Events in September

Manhattan Short Film Festival
September 23rd – 28th, 2016
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival membersmanhattan_short_teaser
Film goers in Sedona will unite with audiences in over 250 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 19th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. This year, Manhattan Short received a record 844 short film entries from 52 countries — a testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of the short film genre. The ten finalists hail from eight countries. These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinema-goers will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. In addition, for the first time, all of the Final 10 short films will become Oscar-qualified, meaning they will become automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination. For more information, film schedule or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Olde Sedona Bar and Grill
Free Live Entertainment and Sports Bar
September 23rd – 25th, 2016
Olde Sedona Bar & GrillWhen you are in Sedona and looking for fun and entertainment Olde Sedona Bar & Grill is the place to be! With live bands, DJs and Karaoke, and sports on the 7 big screen TVs all the time, there’s always something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue. Visit Olde Sedona on Facebook.
September 23rd – The Mods (9:00 pm)
September 24th, 2016 –  DJ R1 (9:00 pm)
September 25th, 2016 – NFL Sunday on the big screens all day! All Star Karaoke starts after the Sunday Night Game.

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8th Annual Sedona Winefest
September 24th – 25th, 2016 (11:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Purchase Tickets hereSWF-Logos-FINALS
The Eighth Annual Sedona Winefest will be held at the Sedona “Historic” Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona. Surrounded by green grass and the views of Sedona’s red rocks, the event will be held in an all-weather “circus-sized” tent for all attendees to enjoy a community-like setting. The Winefest is designed to introduce wine lovers with a variety of fine wines from Arizona wineries, many from the Northern Arizona including the Verde Valley. The event also includes cuisine from local food vendors, music by local talented musicians, a variety of vendors, an inspiring art exhibition by Plein-Air artists, and free wine education seminars. General admission tickets are available online at at the early online price of $25 and at the door for $30.00. General admission includes an etched commemorative glass and eight tasting tickets. Additional wine tasting tickets are also available. For more information please visit the Sedona Winefest.

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Following the Monarch Migration
Red Rock State Park with Gail Morris
September 25th, 2016 (9:00 am)
MonarchNewsletterPicEvery Fall Monarch butterflies undergo a rigorous, long-range migration to their overwintering sites in Mexico and California. Late September is the time they typically move through our state and hopefully a fair number will pass through Red Rock State Park. Join Gail Morris, Coordinator of the Southwest Monarch Study, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist, and Vice Chair of the Monarch Butterfly Fund, for a morning of butterfly netting and tagging. Tagging Monarchs allows the Southwest Monarch Study to increase the public knowledge of migratory patterns and determine the destination of Monarch butterflies that pass through our area. This program is an outdoor event so please be ready to be outdoors – hats, closed-toed shoes, water, sunblock, and binoculars are encouraged. This program is included with park entrance fees or a valid Flagstaff Festival of Science Passport.
However, space is limited, so call to reserve your spots at 928.282-6907.
For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park Sunday Lecture
Nature & Technology: Friends or Foes?
September 25th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
Program Included with Park Fees
Red Rock State ParkWhat gets in the way of people spending time in nature? One of the answers we hear repeatedly is technology. Screens, phones, gadgets and games are reputed by many as an impediment to people connecting with the natural world. However, it may not be the technology in itself, but how technology is used that is responsible for the disconnect. In fact, technology actually might be a great resource as we carve out time to connect with the natural world. This interactive discussion will explore the relationship between technology and nature and give you an opportunity to discuss your own experiences with how the two complement and interfere with one another. Dr. Houchard is a professor of Philosophy in the Public Interest at Northern Arizona University and a co-owner of the Sedona Philosophy Experience (SPEX), an Arizona Benefit Corporation. However, seating is limited and reservations are required 928.282-6907. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
September 28th, 2016 (8:00 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 and Gary Regina
September 28th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Eric MillerEric Miller is one of the most outstanding singer/songwriters of this generation, he will be joined by his long time friend and one of the most talented saxophonist in America today Mr. Gary Regina on the stage 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. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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New York Film Critics Series: ‘Silver Skies’
September 29th, 2016 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
All tickets are $12
silver-skies-teaserThe Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join cinemas around the world to present the movie musical sensation “London Road” on the big screen. The production will debut at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The Sedona International Film Festival is the official, exclusive Northern Arizona home for the New York Film Critics monthly series debuting new films weeks prior to their theatrical release. The series is hosted by Rolling Stone Magazine’s Peter Travers, via satellite, and features a Q&A with the filmmaker and stars from the film each month. The September premiere event will feature the debut of “Silver Skies” for two shows, one night only at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. With humor and compassion, “Silver Skies” chronicles the unexpected developments that occur when a group of eccentric seniors have their lives turned upside down by the sale of their beloved apartment complex. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Community Farmers Market
September 30th, 2016 (8:00 am – 11:30 am)
Farmers MarketThe Sedona Community Farmer’s Market at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village offers some of the best nutritious eats in town! Come and enjoy the Sedona community Farmers Market in the creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque! Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, gluten free, vegan, hand-made chocolates, live music and much more! Find more information at www.sedona-farmers-market.com.

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Sedona Cinema: ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’
Starring Natalie Portman
September 30th – Octoer 5th, 2016
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival membersa-tale-teaser
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “A Tale of Love and Darkness” at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “A Tale of Love and Darkness” is based on the memories of Amos Oz, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with Arieh, his academic father and Fania, his dreamy, imaginative mother. They were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine from Europe during the 1930s and 40s to escape persecution. Arieh was cautiously hopeful for the future but Fania wanted much more. The terror of the war and running from home had been followed by the tedium of everyday life, which weighed heavily on Fania’s spirit. For more information, showtimes, or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Events in October

Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 1st, 2016 (8:00 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 Arts & Crafts Show
Red Rose Inspiration for Animals
October 1st – 2nd, 2016 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Rosey-crafts-showDuring your visit to Sedona, Arizona this weekend make sure to check out the Red Rose Inspiration for Animals arts and crafts show, a great place to find one of a kind pieces to take home with you! By attending this event not only do you help support an organization that excels at saving the lives of many wonderful and loving animals, but you also get a chance to see the creations of talented local artists and craftsmen that participate in the show. If you are a guest of ours at the Inn of Sedona, we will be more than happy to drop your off and pick you up at this event in our complimentary “About Town” Sedona shuttle. This event takes place at the parking lot of Redrock Precision Motors. For more information please visit www.redroseinspiration.org.

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Jerome Art Walk
October 1st, 2016 (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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Cottonwood, AZ: Micki Free CD Release Concert
Grammy® & 5 Time Native American Award Winnermicki-free
October 1st, 2016 (7:00 pm)
$20 advance, $22 door, $25 priority
The Old Town Center for the Arts is the location for Micki Free’s CD release event for his latest Native American Fluted CD The Native American Flute as Therapy. Micki will be performing in full regalia, and will be performing at OTCA before departing on his 2016-2017 World Tour. Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 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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National Theatre of London’s ‘The Threepenny Opera’
October 2nd, 2016 (3:00 pm)
Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members
3-penny-teaserThe National Theatre of London continues its season with the darkly comic, raucous musical “The Threepenny Opera” showing in Sedona at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Rory Kinnear is Mack the Knife in a new version of this landmark twentieth-century musical, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s classic musical theatre piece is adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road). As London’s East End scrubs up for the coronation, Mr and Mrs Peachum gear up for a bumper day in the beggary business. Keeping tight control of the city’s underground — and their daughter’s whereabouts. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Canned
Calle Independencia, Tlaquepaque
5 Charities, 4 Chefs, 3 Judges, 2 Eliminations, 1 Winner
October 2nd, 2016 (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Tickets: $20
final-canned-logoFour chefs will be chosen to compete cooking on BBQ grills. The chefs have no idea what they will be cooking, but are allowed to bring one cooler of pantry items with them. In the first round an appetizer needs to be created using the chosen mystery basket ingredients. The chefs have to transform these items into a dish worthy of serving to the judges! After tasting the food and much deliberation, the judges will decide which chefs will move on to the second round. Two chefs will be eliminated and the last two chefs will compete with different basket ingredients to create a fantastic entrée. The dishes will be judged on taste, creativity and presentation by our celebrity judges: Chef Ron Moler from Reds, Chef Chris Dobrowolski from Schoolhouse and Jet Foley from RIOT. Spectators pay $15 in advance or $20 at the door to attend and must also bring a can of food to be donated to the Sedona Food Bank. Each chef competing in the event will represent a different local charity, 4 charities in all. For more information please visit www.cannedsedona.com.

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Sedona Cinema: Art on Screen
Bosch: The Garden of Dreams
October 3rd, 2016 (3:00 pm)
Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members
bosch-teaserSedona International Film Festival joins theaters around the world for a special premiere of the award-winning Art on Screen presentation of “Bosch: The Garden of Dreams”. The event will show in Sedona at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Bosch: The Garden of Dreams” commemorates the fifth centenary of the painter’s death with a major exhibition entitled “El Bosco. The Centennial Exhibition”. Under the direction of Jose Luis Lopez Linares, the documentary focuses on the most important painting by El Bosco and one of the most iconic ones in the world: “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. It features artists, writers, philosophers, musicians and scientists, discussing the personal, historical and artistic significance of the painting, bringing back a conversation that was started 500 years ago in the court of the Dukes of Nassau (Brussels) when it was believed that the painting was commissioned by Bosch. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 5th, 2016 (8:00 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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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad
October 6th – 9th, 2016
Standard train fares apply
alesThere are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest! Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon ($11) of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. A $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery.  For more information or to reserve you spot on the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Sedona Cinema: ‘Seed: The Untold Story’
October 6th, 2016 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)seed_teaser
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning documentary “Seed: The Untold Story” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, followed by a community discussion and Q&A. As many irreplaceable seeds near extinction, “Seed: The Untold Story” reveals the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage a David and Goliath battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000 year food legacy. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Community Farmers Market
October 7th, 2016 (8:00 am – 11:30 am)
Farmers MarketThe Sedona Community Farmer’s Market at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village offers some of the best nutritious eats in town! Come and enjoy the Sedona community Farmers Market in the creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque! Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, gluten free, vegan, hand-made chocolates, live music and much more! Find more information at www.sedona-farmers-market.com.

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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
October 7th, 2016SGA 2
The 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. What a perfect event to find that special Valentine’s Day gift! 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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Rowe Fine Art Gallery Presents “The Lively Palette”
October 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Ken Rowe GalleryLarisa Aukon has a message she wants to convey with her colorful paintings. “It’s always about beauty,” she says. “The visual language might change, but the message stays the same. To me, the world is beautiful, and this is what I want to share.” Larisa will debut as many as 10 new oil paintings featuring landscapes and horses during her one-woman show, The Lively Palette, at Rowe Fine Art Gallery during the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. On Saturday, October 8th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Larisa will be back in the gallery demonstrating her painting techniques. For more information please visit www.rowegallery.com.

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Andrea Smith Gallery Presents Gala Kraftsow
October 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
October 8th, 2016 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Andrea SMith GallerySedona artist, Gala Kraftsow, a Renaissance painter, sculptor, and mosaic master will be unveiling her latest mosaic murals. An impassioned artist for more than 40 years, Gala has learned from world-renowned artists and sculptors, mastering many art mediums and most recently, mosaics. In her latest mosaic collection, Gala has captured the essence of her travels and experiences in glass, gems, beads, stone, shells, and any other object that inspires imagination and beauty. For more information visit the Andrea Smith Gallery on Facebook.

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Mountain Trails Gallery: Birds of A Feather
October 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Mountain TrailsMountain Trails Gallery welcomes you to their exhibit “Birds of a Feather” featuring paintings by Adele Earnshaw and Joe Garcia, along with wildlife paintings by Allison Leigh Smith, Amy Lay, Jennifer O’Cualain, and Edward Aldrich; wildlife sculpture by Bryce Pettit, Jason Napier, Raymond Gibby, Michael Trcic, Susan Kliewer, Vic Payne, Dustin Payne, Mark Edward Adams, Ron Gaines, and Jim Gilmore. New wildlife watercolor and oil paintings as well as bronze sculpture featuring eagles, owls, song birds, quail, falcons, hawks, ravens, water birds, cardinals, blue birds, hummingbirds, roadrunners, as well as elk, mustangs, bobcats, mountain lions, bears, and more. For more information please visit www.mountaintrails.com

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 8th, 2016 (8:00 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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Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park
October 8th, 2016 (9:00 am)Fall-Fest-2
Celebrate the beauty of fall at the Slide Rock State Park “Fall Festival”. Enjoy an apple cider press, blacksmithing, The Verde Valley Fly Wheelers displaying tractors and old engines, kiddie tractor pull, USFS and Smoky the bear, Adobe Mountain Raptors, quilt displays, 4-H and you can build your own scarecrow!For more information please visit Slide Rock State Park.

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Sedona Arts Festival
October 8th – 9th, 2016
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
At the gate: $12, Online in advance: $10, Children 12 and under are FREE
Sedona Arts Festival125 artists from across the US will be showcasing their exquisite work against Sedona’s stunning red rock backdrop. Enjoy a wide variety of artistic creations in Ceramics, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Glass, Photography, Drawing, Sculpture. Jewelry, Wood, Metal, and Painting! This event will be taking place at Sedona Red Rock High School located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona. 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” Sedona Shuttle. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Arts Festival.

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Fort Verde Days (Camp Verde, AZ)
October 8th – 9th, 2016 (All Day)Fort Verde
Fort Verde State Historic Park celebrates Fort Verde Days with a flag-raising and lowering ceremony, living history presentations with the Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars period re-enactors, special presentations, a fashion show, cavalry drills and a vintage baseball game. Catch a glimpse of the past, while celebrating Fort Verde Days. For more information please visit Fort Verde State Historic Park.

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Globe Theatre of London:’Richard II’
October 9th, 2016 (3:00 pm)
Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members
richard_ii-teaserThe famous Globe Theatre of London returns to Sedona in high definition when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of “Richard II” at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. This special production is part of the full season of Globe on Screen that will be carried here in Sedona, presented by the film festival. Simon Godwin delivers a dynamic portrayal of a play in “Richard II” — filled with both violence and comedic irony. Starring Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey, Philomena), Godwin’s production delves into the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 12th, 2016 (8:00 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
October 12th, 2015 (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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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad
October 13th – 16th, 2016
Standard train fares apply
alesThere are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest! Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon ($11) of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. A $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery. For more information or to reserve you spot on the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Sedona Community Farmers Market
October 14th, 2016 (8:00 am – 11:30 am)
Farmers MarketThe Sedona Community Farmer’s Market at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village offers some of the best nutritious eats in town! Come and enjoy the Sedona community Farmers Market in the creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque! Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, gluten free, vegan, hand-made chocolates, live music and much more! Find more information at www.sedona-farmers-market.com.

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12th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 15th – 22nd, 2016Sedona-Plein-Air-Festival
This October the Sedona Arts Center presents a week-long celebration of Sedona’s extraordinary beauty as seen through the eyes and talent of 30 of the finest painters in the country. “En Plein Air”, a French term that translates to “in the open air”, describes paintings that have been created outdoors rather than in a studio. The spectacular red rock scenery and temperate climate of Sedona create the perfect location for plein air painting. The week long festival will feature these painters all over town,on the streets, trail-heads, creeks and vistas, capturing the beauty of the Sedona area on canvas. For more information on this Sedona event please visit www.sedonapleinairfestival.org. Save money on your lodging at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during this event with our Sedona Plein Air Festival special!

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 15th, 2016 (8:00 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 Arts & Crafts Show
Red Rose Inspiration for Animals
October 15th – 16th, 2016 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Rosey-crafts-showDuring your visit to Sedona, Arizona this weekend make sure to check out the Red Rose Inspiration for Animals arts and crafts show, a great place to find one of a kind pieces to take home with you! By attending this event not only do you help support an organization that excels at saving the lives of many wonderful and loving animals, but you also get a chance to see the creations of talented local artists and craftsmen that participate in the show. If you are a guest of ours at the Inn of Sedona, we will be more than happy to drop your off and pick you up at this event in our complimentary “About Town” Sedona shuttle. This event takes place at the parking lot of The Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. For more information please visit www.redroseinspiration.org.

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Red Rock State Park
Sedona Guided Full Moon Hike
October 15th, 2016 (5:00 pm)
Moonlight hikeThis will be the last Full Moon Hike for the year at Red Rock State Park. Led by a naturalist, this hike gives participants the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while learning about the natural history of Sedona. The hike lasts 2 – 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. A non-refundable $5.00 program fee per person is required to reserve your spot in the hike in addition to the regular entrance fees on the day of the hike. Participants are encouraged to arrive at the park approximately 30 minutes before the hike starting time to ensure participation. Children under 12 are discouraged from participating and children under seven are not permitted. Wear suitable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Bring water and a flashlight. Reservations are limited, so call early to reserve your spots (928.282-6907).

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Cottonwood, AZ: Chris Proctor Live
U.S. National Finger-style Guitar Champion
October 15th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
$15 advance, $18 door, $25 priority
Proctor
Chris Proctor, winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, and popular Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish and Windham Hill recording artist will be performing in concert. An internationally recognized 6 and 12-string guitarist, composer, recording artist, performer, and clinician for Taylor Guitars, Proctor has produced several books and videos that teach his techniques and compositions for solo guitar, and writes extensively for the guitar press. 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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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 19th, 2016 (8:00 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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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad
October 20th – 23rd, 2016
Standard train fares apply
alesThere are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest! Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon ($11) of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. A $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery. For more information or to reserve you spot on the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Sedona Community Farmers Market
October 21st, 2016 (8:00 am – 11:30 am)
Farmers MarketThe Sedona Community Farmer’s Market at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village offers some of the best nutritious eats in town! Come and enjoy the Sedona community Farmers Market in the creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque! Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, gluten free, vegan, hand-made chocolates, live music and much more! Find more information at www.sedona-farmers-market.com.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 22nd, 2016 (8:00 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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Red Rock Artists Open Studios Tour
Self Guided Tour
October 22nd – 23rd, 2016 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
RRAOSTDon’t miss the Red Rock Artists second annual Open Studios Tour! This free event will feature 28 professional artists in Sedona and Cornville who are opening their private studios to show their latest work. There will be a wide variety of mediums including: glass, ceramics, painting, mixed media, fiber, photography, digital art, jewelry, watercolor and metal sculpture. It is a wonderful opportunity to see inside working studios to gain a deeper understanding of the creative process. Maps and informative brochures will be available in a number of Sedona area businesses and hotels. For more information on this Sedona event please visit www.redrockartists.com.

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Red Rocks Oktoberfest
October 22nd, 2016 (4:00 – 9:00 pm)
Ticket prices to be announced.
RROFThe Rotary Club of the Sedona Red Rocks is hosting the Red Rocks Oktoberfest on at the Posse Grounds Park. This traditional German celebration of the harvest season features 10+ local brewers showcasing their finest beers. This event moved locations to the park to allow for a longer event, more people, better views, parking, food, etc! A portion of all proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks. Come for the beer and German food and enjoy yourself at this charity event! For more information visit the Sedona Red Rocks Oktoberfest on Facebook.

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Sunday Lecture Series: Why Dark Skies Matter
Dr. Matthew Goodwin
October 23rd, 2016 (11:00 am)
Included with park entrance fees
Red Rock State ParkRed Rock State Park is pleased to present Why Dark Skies Matter with Dr. Matthew Goodwin. Why should we turn out the lights and enjoy the darkness? Why is it important that we protect our nighttime views of the sky? Some philosophers argue that the darkness of night is a gift that helps to restore our moral sense. In this talk Dr. Matthew Goodwin will discuss what connections can be found between darkness and the night sky using our sense of morality, our sense of who we are as human beings, and our understanding of our place in the universe. Seating is limited so call the park to reserve your spot (928.282.6907). For more information please visit Red Rock state Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 26th, 2016 (8:00 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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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad
October 27th – 30th, 2016
Standard train fares apply
alesThere are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest! Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon ($11) of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. A $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery. For more information or to reserve you spot on the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Sedona Community Farmers Market
October 28th, 2016 (8:00 am – 11:30 am)
Farmers MarketThe Sedona Community Farmer’s Market at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village offers some of the best nutritious eats in town! Come and enjoy the Sedona community Farmers Market in the creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque! Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, gluten free, vegan, hand-made chocolates, live music and much more! Find more information at www.sedona-farmers-market.com.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 29th, 2016 (8:00 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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Dia De Los Muertos Celebration at Tlaquepaque
October 29th, 2016 (2:00 pm – 8:00 pm)dia-de-los
Free Event
Join Tlaquepaque in the courtyards at the Celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Music, food and beautiful altars will be on view. Watch fire dancers perform to Anthony Mazzella & The Old Souls from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and visit our thematic face painting booths. Costumes are encouraged. Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. For more information please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village.

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Events in November

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
November 4th, 2016SGA 2
The 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. What a perfect event to find that special Valentine’s Day gift! 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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Red Rock State Park: 25th Anniversary Celebration
November 5th, 2016 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Red Rock State ParkRed Rock State Park will be celebrating 25 years as part of Arizona State Parks on November 5th. There will be location environmentally themed information and vendor booths, a food truck, activities for kids, live birds of prey, live music, and lots more. More detailed information about booths and activities at the event will be available in October. So save the date and plan to join them for a fun day! For updates on this event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Jerome Art Walk
November 5th, 2016 (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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Cottonwood, AZ: 9 String Theory
Unique Music Duo from Russia
November 11th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $18 adv, $20 door, $25 priority
9-string-theoryThe finest instrumental music from around the world finds a fresh new voice in 9 String Theory: the unique musical collaboration of Russian domra virtuoso Angelina Galashenkova­Reed and award ­winning American classical guitarist John Huston. 9 String Theory performs music of great variety and intense virtuosity, evoking musical traditions both ancient and modern, sharing with audiences the world’s diverse musical culture. 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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Sunday Lecture Series: Thinking About Global Warming in Arizona
Dr. Matthew Goodwin
November 20th, 2016 (11:00 am)
Included with park entrance fees
Red Rock State ParkRed Rock State Park is pleased to present Thinking About Global Warming in Arizona with Dr. Matthew Goodwin. What is known or unknown about global warming? What are the levels of certainty and uncertainty in the science? How do we identify good and bad information about global warming? In this lecture Dr. Matthew Goodwin will talk about how philosophy can help us think about global warming. Seating is limited so call the park to reserve your spot (928.282.6907). For more information please visit Red Rock state Park.

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Sedona Turkey Trot 5K
November 24th, 2016 (8:00 am – 10:00 am)
Registration $25 – $40
turkey-trotThe Annual Sedona Turkey Trot 5K is presented by the Sedona Running Company. The start and finish will be at Posse Grounds Park in Sedona at 9:00am on Thanksgiving Day, of course, with packet pick-up at 8:00 am. The course will be an out-and-back with a small loop on Soldier Pass Rd. If you would like to take on a extra challenge, take your turkey on the run with you. Yes, I’m serious. I told you this event was fun! Go for it, bring your bird and become a Iron Turkey Hero! For more information please visit www.sedonarunning.com

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