Mother’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZ

Events and Fun things to do this Weekend with Mom in the Red Rocks

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May 12th – 14th, 2017

From all of us kids at the Inn of Sedona we wish our wonderful Moms and yours a very Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you all have an extra special weekend filled with love, hugs and fun with your family and friends!

If you are visiting Sedona this weekend, you will have no problem finding something to do with Mom. Below you will find a variety of events, festivals and fun things to do in the Verde Valley. To see a full listing of events taking place this weekend please visit our Sedona Events Page.

Featured Weekend Events

12 x 12 Project and Fundraiser
Over 100 Artists Contributing
May 12th, 2017 (5:30 pm)
Free Event
12x121What do you get when you invite hundreds of extraordinary artists to create new unsigned works within a 12-inch space, and exhibit everything in support Sedona’s hometown cultural organization? Sedona Arts Center has the answer in its Annual 12x 12 Fundraiser in the historic Art Barn. The 12 x 12 Project invites artists and visual communicators from all over to create and donate a 12 by 12 inch work, which will be shown and offered at the event for $250—with proceeds going to support Sedona Arts Center’s programs and operations. Art lovers will find painting, photography, fiber, ceramic, and even sculptural works. For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
May 13th, 2017 (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 Rose Inspiration for Animals
Sedona Arts & Crafts Show
May 13th – 14th, 2017 (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. This event takes place at the parking lot of Redrock Precision Motors. For more information on the Sedona event please visit Red Rose Inspiration for Animals.

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Verde Valley Wine Festival – Clarkdale, AZ
May 13th – 14th, 2017 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
One Day General Admission: $35 pre-sale/$45 day of event
Two Day General Admission – $55/VIP Experience -$125
The Verde Valley Wine Festival is Northern Arizona’s premier Wine and Culinary festival of the year, presented by Four Eight Wineworks and the non-profit organization, Made in Clarkdale. The event highlights the community of Clarkdale and the Verde Valley at large with the goal of offering the finest Arizona wineries, breweries, spirits and restaurants committed to creating homegrown products for locals and visitors to enjoy. Guest viticulture lecturers, live music from Arizona bands, and art from Made in Clarkdale artists will enhance the festival experience as well. Each day of the festival will be different to the other with new restaurants, music, artists and guests speakers showcased. This event will take place at the historic Clarkdale Town Park. For more information, or to purchase tickets to this event please visit

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Sedona Entertainment – Calico The Band
May 13th, 2017 (Showtime 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20/$25 + tax /Dinner Package: $60/$65
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Calico the band! CALICO the band is a California band in the deepest, most natural sense of the term. Specifically, the moniker is shorthand for California country—as if that weren’t vividly apparent from the first moments of Under Blue Skies, the group’s resonant, accomplished sophomore album, with its musical intricacy, lyrical eloquence and timeless immediacy. The thought-provoking, tightly harmonized songs of founder/leaders Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit exist in a continuum with the seminal form Gram Parsons famously dubbed Cosmic American Music. for mmore informaton or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Guided Geology Hike
May 14th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
May 14th, 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 Cinema – Newsies: The Musical
May 14th, 2017 (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
Straight from the Broadway stage, Arts Alliance and Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to bring the Tony Award-winning musical “Newsies” to Sedona when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. It is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day with a joyous celebration of song and dance! Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly, Kara Lindsay as Katherine, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie. 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
May 14th, 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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Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service

Did you know that the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service? That’s right, if you are a guest of our Sedona hotel we’ll do the driving for you. We’ll take you anywhere within Sedona proper in our air conditioned shuttle, then just call us and we’ll come back and pick you up! This free shuttle service is available to all of our guests from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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