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Events in Sedona, Arizona

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 December, Events in January 2018, Events in February 2018

Events in December

Sedona Cinema – ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’
December 12th ` 13th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning new film “Bill Nye: Science Guy” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show “Bill Nye The Science Guy” is now the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization founded by Bill’s mentor Carl Sagan, where he’s launching a solar propelled spacecraft into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, research, and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access — as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy — this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view. For more information, showtimes 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
December 13th, 2017 (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 Heritage Museum
Talking Machine Cowboys and Indians
December 13th, 2017 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Free Event
Michael Amundson examines the history of popular recorded music about the American West from 1902-1918.  He will show how music of this era reflected the popularity of the West in the national imagination, the role of the frontier, and changing ideas about Native Americans. He will bring along one of his hand-cranked period talking machines and play original music. Michael is a professor of history and Public History Director at NAU in Flagstaff.  He has published six books, including most recently Talking Machine West:  A History and Catalogue of Tin Pan Alley’s Western Recordings 1902-1918, which is the basis of this talk and will be available for purchase at the presentation. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
December 13th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
eric_miller_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 Cinema – ‘The Movie of My Life
December 13th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the critically-acclaimed new film “The Movie of My Life” showing for three exclusive screenings Dec. 9-13 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“The Movie of My Life” is set in beautiful southern Brazil. Tony, the son of a Frenchman and a Brazilian woman, is a young man with a profound love of cinema and poetry. After graduating from college he returns to his small town in rural Brazil, to find out that his father had left. Tony turns to the company of his father’s friends in search of information and references of a lost male role model. He becomes a school teacher and a male figure to kids in an attempt to provide them with something he lacks himself. 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 – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 14th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Cinema – Award-winning ‘500 Years’
December 14th, 2017 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new documentary “500 Years” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “500 Years” tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history, from the genocide trial of General Rios Montt to the popular movement that toppled President Otto Perez Molina. While indigenous peoples of Guatemala are no stranger to oppression, the recent events that took place over a tumultuous three-year span, change finally seems possible when their movement is met with popular society’s outcry to end corruption. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Northern Lights
Art Show projected on Camelhead Rock (next to Snoopy Rock)
December 14th – December 17th, 2017
6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Celebrate the holiday season in Sedona, and witness the country’s largest 3D holiday light show in The Most Beautiful Place on Earth. For 4 days only, don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to see this spectacular light event and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Sedona Arts Center.  There will be viewing areas throughout Uptown Sedona and Gallery Row. Celebrate Sedona’s beauty, arts, dark skies and stunning landscapes with the largest 3D mapping project ever done on a natural canvas. For more information please visit Sedona Northern Lights.

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Sedona Entertainment – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

December 14th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
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. 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 please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 15th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Cinema – Inspiring true love story ‘Breathe’
December 15th – 16th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the inspiring true love story “Breathe” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. For his directorial debut, renowned actor Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award-nominee Andrew Garfield and Golden Globe-winner Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. After a fairy tale-like courtship, Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Annual Holiday Model Train Show
December 15th – 30th, 2017 (11:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Closed December 24th and 25th
Free Event
The Sedona Railroaders will kick off the holiday season on December 15th! This traditional holiday event will take place in the Sedona Vista Village Mall in the Village of Oak Creek on the corner of Highway 179 and Jacks Canyon Road. This year’s exhibit will include an American Flyer S gauge layout. G, O, N, and HO gauges will also be on display. Two drawings will be held during the course of the event. Prizes 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 Sedona Railroaders on Facebook.

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Flash Back Fridays at Sound Bites
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
December 15th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10
Sedona Sound Bites Grill invites you to take a step back into the past during Flash Back Friday’s! Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedona’s TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 16th, 2017 (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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Camp Verde, AZ – Montezuma Well Bird Walk
December 16th, 2017 (9:00 am – 11:00 am)
Free
On the first and third Saturdays of each month, guided bird walks will take place at Montezuma Well, beginning in the picnic area. Participants are encouraged to bring water, binoculars, a hat, and to wear comfortable shoes for walking. For more information please visit Montezuma Castle National Monument on Facebook.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Holiday Sweet Stroll
December 16th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Discover unique gifts, and strolling carolers at the Holiday Sweet Stroll taking place at the 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. The Grinch will be roaming around Tlaquepaque from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s Rock’n Roll Christmas Show
December 16th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Tickets: $20 -$35 /$60-$75 with dinner package (3 course meal)
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the “Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show” featuring Tom Tayback & The Daddy O’s!Recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records. Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. For more information, tickets or reservations please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Archaeology Hike
December 17th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 17th, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Sedona Jazz at the Church: Jazzy Little Christmas
December 17th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Tickets: $15
It that time for the annual “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas” concert, this year featuring pianist Steve Sander, with bassist Zach Carson, percussionist Ron James and friends. Great Christmas music ala “Jazz” flavorings… what could be better than that! Bring your sleigh bells, and we’ll see you there! This concert will take place at the beautiful Saint Luke’s Church located On Hwy 179 between Back ‘O Beyond & Chapel Road “Roundabouts”. All tickets are General Admission, and are available online.  For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Sedona Jazz at the Church.

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Ballet in Cinema:’The Nutcracker’
From the Bolshoi Ballet
December 17th, 2017 (4:00 pm)
Tickets:$15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
Come and experience a holiday treasure! The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema when it hosts the big screen encore of “The Nutcracker” from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. There will be one show at the festival’s 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. Tchaikovsky’s treasured holiday masterpiece, “The Nutcracker” features choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. Principal dancers include Anna Nikulina (Marie), Denis Rodkin (The Nutcracker Prince), Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer) and Vitaly Biktimirov (The Mouse King), along with the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet. 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 17th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
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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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 18th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Cinema – Inspiring true love story ‘Breathe’
December 18th – 20th, 2017
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the inspiring true love story “Breathe” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. For his directorial debut, renowned actor Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award-nominee Andrew Garfield and Golden Globe-winner Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. After a fairy tale-like courtship, Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. For more information, showtimes, or to purchase tickets please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Robin Miller
December 18th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
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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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 19th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 20th, 2017 (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
December 20th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Sedona Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius Lux! Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. “For each one of us, life can be full of different fears, but we have to remember that fear is a choice. When we decide we don’t want fear and we have chosen to believe in ourselves instead, we find that we begin to receive the things in life we’ve hoped for”. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 21st, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Cinema – True story: ‘Frank Serpico’
December 21st, 2017 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
he Sedona International Film Festival is proud present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Frank Serpico” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. In the early 1970s, one man stood up to the entire New York City police force. Hailed as a hero by many, hated by others, officer Frank Serpico made headlines when he blew the whistle on a culture of bribery and corruption within the department. His one-man crusade for police reform inspired the Al Pacino classic that bears his name, but the real life saga is as gripping as anything Hollywood could dream up. Now, nearly 50 years later, Serpico breaks his reclusive silence, revealing the truth behind the story in this investigative thriller. Antonino D’Ambrosio, the director of “Frank Serpico”, will be doing a Q&A via Skype after the 4:00 pm screening of the film. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

December 21st, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
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. 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 please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 22nd, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Cinema – ‘The Florida Project’
Starring Willam Dafoe
December 22nd – 23rd, 2017 (4:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new film “The Florida Project” showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Critics and audiences are raving about “The Florida Project” which earned Willem Dafoe a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film. “The Florida Project” is also on every major critics list of the top 10 films of the year. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, “The Florida Project” follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rag-tag gang of friends. Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Flash Back Fridays at Sound Bites
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
December 22nd, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10
Sedona Sound Bites Grill invites you to take a step back into the past during Flash Back Friday’s! Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedona’s TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Live Entertainment in Cottonwood, AZ
Four Shillings Short Winter Solstice Yule Concert
December 22nd, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20 advance, $22 door, $25 priority
The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short are coming to Old Town Cottonwood in December for a special Winter Solstice/Yule Concert featuring music, poetry and stories from the Celtic & World music Traditions. They will be joined by local musician and sister Susannah Martin. Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments. Susannah Martin is acclaimed for her enticing vocals in styles of jazz, pop, classic rock and brazilian/latin jazz. This event will take place at Old Town Center for the Arts located at 5th Street & Main in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.oldtowncenter.org.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 23rd, 2017 (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 – Legendary Master Guitarist Esteban
December 23rd, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Show only tickets start at $69. Show & Dinner tickets start at $149
Legendary Master Guitarist Esteban in the private, intimate setting of Sound Bites Grill’s Celebrity Showroom… at Christmas time in Sedona… wow, it doesn’t get much better than that! This venue is a must-see-fan favorite. Sit not five feet from Esteban and watch his fingers fly. This is an intimate dinner theater where you may enjoy a rare and unique experience of music mastery at its finest that cannot be duplicated!… The concert will take you on a musical journey with stories that inspire and ignite the passion of the soul. Esteban’s Sedona concert goers have reviewed that it is not to be missed! Please join us in creating special memories that will last a lifetime! Book early and come join the holiday festivities! For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 24th, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Sedona Entertainment: Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand
December 24th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound 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 Cinema – ‘The Florida Project’
Starring Willam Dafoe
December 26th – 28th, 2017
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new film “The Florida Project” showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Critics and audiences are raving about “The Florida Project” which earned Willem Dafoe a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film. “The Florida Project” is also on every major critics list of the top 10 films of the year. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, “The Florida Project” follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rag-tag gang of friends. Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. For more information, showtimes, or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Darius Lux
December 26th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius LUX! 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. Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 27th, 2017 (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 27th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
eric_miller_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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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 28th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

December 28th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
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. 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 please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 29th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Flash Back Fridays at Sound Bites
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
December 29th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10
Sedona Sound Bites Grill invites you to take a step back into the past during Flash Back Friday’s! Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedonas TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 30th, 2017 (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 Trio
Soulful/Pop, Rock and Reggae Dance Band
December 30th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover
Sedona Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius Lux! Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. Darius’ music is a statement describing how we can take control of our lives. “For each one of us, life can be full of different fears, but we have to remember that fear is a choice. When we decide we don’t want fear and we have chosen to believe in ourselves instead, we find that we begin to receive the things in life we’ve hoped for”. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Verde Canyon Railroad Rings in the New Year
December 31st, 2017 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Regular Train Fees Apply
Clarkdale, AZ
As you prepare to focus on new beginnings, fresh starts, and the exciting adventure the new year has to offer, send 2017 out in style, Railroad-style! The Verde Canyon Railroad rings in the New Year on Sunday December 31st with a fun-filled family-friendly daytime trip through its wild and scenic riparian canyon. Party hats and noisemakers will be provided for all. Continue the celebration after the train ride by joining their friends nearby at the Blazin’ M Ranch for a Magic New Year’s Eve event! For more information, or to purchase train tickets please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 31st, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Blazin’ M Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner
December 31st, 2017
Gates open at 5:00 pm
Adults $39.95 +tax/ Seniors (65+) $34.95 +tax
Children (5-12) $19.95 +tax/ Children 4 & under-Free
Cottonwood, AZ
Mosey on over to Blazin’ M Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner Show for a festive dinner and magic show. All ages will be entertained when award-winning magician Eric Gilliam returns to the Blazin’ M for an encore performance. The former World Teen Magic Champion has performed all over the world, including England, Italy and Spain.  Eric’s sleight of hand, illusions, and stage presentation are sure to amaze audiences of all ages. Don’t miss this high energy show of magic, laughter, fascination, and crowd participation. The evening features the hearty Blazin’ M Chuckwagon meal as well as courtyard activities and attractions. The Blazin M Ranch is located at Mabery Ranch Rd in Cottonwood, AZ.  Tickets for this unforgettable “Family New Year’s Eve” will disappear like magic, so book the Blazin’ M New Year’s Eve Magic show at 928.634.0334 or online at blazinm.com.

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New Years Eve Party at Sound Bites
Featuring Walt Richardson and Friends
December 31st, 2017 (7:30 pm – 12:30 am)
Tickets: $75 – $125, Must be 21 years or over
Ring in the New Year in Sedona, Arizona! Join in the New Year’s Celebration celebration at Sedona’s one and only Sound Bites Grill! Start your evening off with a scrumptious Gourmet Dinner Buffet, then dance your way into the New Year with the Reggae sounds of the Walt Richardson Band! Of course there will be party favors, a balloon drop and what New Year’s celebration would be complete without a toast at midnight with the Times Square Ball Drop! Sounds pretty rocking to me! All tickets include dinner buffet, party favors, midnight toast, dancing and entertainment. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please call 928.282.2713 or visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Events in January 2018

Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
Daily (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 3rd, 2018 (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 5th, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
On the 1st Friday of each month members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions 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. In many cases you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artist about their latest work. If you are staying at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Gallery association on Facebook.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 6th, 2018 (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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Red Rock State Park Sunday Lecture
Where Biography Meets Historical Fiction
Sedona Schnebly with Lisa Schnebly Heidinger
January 7th, 2018 (2:00 pm)
Included with regular park entrance fees
Join Red rock State Park in welcoming Lisa Schnebly Heidinger! Throughout her 35 years in newspaper, magazine and broadcasting, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger discovered that “journalism is history on the fly,” and that the past informs the present. She has honed the craft of sussing out and sharing stories in newspaper, radio, television, magazines, editorial columns and books. Lisa went into a drug tunnel, had dinner with polygamist families, walked through plane crash debris and interviewed death row inmates before taking on the truly risky pursuit of raising a family. Seating is limited and reservations required. Please call 928.282.6907 to reserve your seats. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
January 7th, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Jerome Art Walk
January 7th, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
Once again, expect a wonderful night in Jerome. Have dinner, stroll the streets and visit the galleries, sip some wine, sample some treats, savor the art! Twenty-five galleries and studios will be open with art, music and refreshments. This free event has become a Verde Valley favorite with a shuttle that will transport you from the artist filled Old Jerome High School, up to the center of town with The Lincoln Gallery and Made in Jerome Pottery and everything in-between. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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Sedona Winter Music Festival
January 8th – 14th, 2018
cms-logo-header-mastheadThe Fifth Annual Sedona Winter Music Festival will showcase some of the world’s most talented musicians in a celebration of chamber music and the performing arts. After nearly a week of special events, including a gala held at a private home and masterclasses for students, the festival will culminate with a concert at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. The 2018 festival will feature clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, cellist Nicholas Canellakis, violinist Arnaud Sussmann and pianist Adam Golka. Mr. Fiterstein is a recipient of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant and has performed with leading orchestras and chamber groups worldwide. For more information or to purchase concert tickets please visit www.chambermusicsedona.org.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 10th, 2018 (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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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 13th, 2018 (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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Red Rock State Park: Guided Geology Hike
January 14th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
Included with park entrance fees
Join 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 on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
January 14th, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 17th, 2018 (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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Live Entertainment in Cottonwood, AZ
The HillBenders present the Who’s
Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
January 19th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $25 advance, $28 door, $30 priority
“Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball” – maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’s Tommy. 45 years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. This event will take place at Old Town Center for the Arts located at 5th Street & Main in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.oldtowncenter.org.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 20th, 2018 (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 VegFest
“Peaceful Plates, Peaceful World”
January 20th – 21st, 2018
Tickets up to $40, Children 12 free
Sedona VegFest 2018 is a two-day celebration of the joys of plant-based eating. Participants will learn from some of the top, national experts in plant-based nutrition and lifestyle, related to healthcare, our environment, and animal welfare – all in a fun, festive atmosphere.  The VegFest exhibit area will feature exciting products, services and information supportive of whole food plant-based living.  And some of Sedona’s finest artists will have works on display and for sale, focusing on our 2018 theme:  Peaceful Plates, Peaceful World. Plan to come and find out how easy it is to adopt a lifestyle that can create remarkable, positive results for your health, and for the world. The VegFest will be taking place at the Sedona Performing Arts Center located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Raod. For more information of to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.healthyworldsedona.com

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Archaeology Hike
January 21st, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
January 21st, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 24th, 2018 (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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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 27th, 2018 (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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Red Rock State Park: Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
January 28th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike. Our volunteer guides explain how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2.5 hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
January 28th, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 31st, 2018 (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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Events in February 2018

Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
Daily in February 2018 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday February, 2018 (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 2nd, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
On the 1st Friday of each month members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions 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. In many cases you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artist about their latest work. If you are staying at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Gallery association on Facebook.

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13th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 3rd, 2018
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 3rd, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
Once again, expect a wonderful night in Jerome. Have dinner, stroll the streets and visit the galleries, sip some wine, sample some treats, savor the art! Twenty-five galleries and studios will be open with art, music and refreshments. This free event has become a Verde Valley favorite with a shuttle that will transport you from the artist filled Old Jerome High School, up to the center of town with The Lincoln Gallery and Made in Jerome Pottery and everything in-between. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
February 4th, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Sedona Yoga Festival
February 8th – 11th 2018
Purchase Tickets/Passes
Deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days of yoga, music and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West. The flexible conference structure gives you an unparalleled opportunity to weave your own experience in the richly colored cultural and natural tapestry that is Sedona.For more information please visit the Sedona Yoga Festival.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Geology Hike
February 11th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
Included with park entrance fees
Join 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 on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
February 11th, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine’s Celebration
February 14th, 2018
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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Red Rock State Park: Guided Archaeology Hike
February 18th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
February 18th, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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The 24th Annual Sedona International Film Festival
February 24th – March 4th, 2018
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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Red Rock State Park: Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
February 25th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike. Our volunteer guides explain how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2.5 hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
February 25th, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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