Events and Fun things to do this Weekend with Mom in the Red Rocks
May 6th – 8th, 2016
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
Forget Me Not Fundraiser at Rowe Fine Art Gallery
May 6th, 2016 (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
What happens to injured or ill wildlife in Arizona? Many animals wind up at rescue and rehabilitation organizations such as Runnin’ W Wildlife Center in Cornville and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. Bronze wildlife sculptor and gallery owner Ken Rowe has worked closely with both nonprofits. Rowe Fine Art Gallery will host Forget Me Not, a fundraiser benefiting the two organizations. Representatives from Runnin’ W and SWCC will be on hand to answer questions. Animal ambassadors from both centers will greet art lovers during the show. Ken has created a sculpture especially for the occasion, and it will make its debut at the fundraiser. Also titled Forget Me Not, the bronze depicts a bobcat kitten surrounded by delicate forget-me-not flowers. Five of these sculptures will be available for purchase during the event with all proceeds benefiting Runnin’ W and SWCC. For more information please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
May 6th, 2016
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 – Guided Bird Walk
May 7th, 2016 (8:00 am)
Walks are included with park entrance fees
Bird 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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Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque
May 7th, 2016 (11:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Immerse yourself in a colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage at Tlaquepaque. Enjoy the festivities while cheering and whistling to the music of mariachi musicians, clapping to the steps of Folklorico dancers and savoring traditional Mexican food. Stop in and be a judge at the Great Sedona Chili Cook- Off. This is a can’t miss family fun event! For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
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Sedona Arts & Crafts Show
Red Rose Inspiration for Animals
May 7th – 8th, 2016 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
During 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 located at 1405 West State Route Highway 89A. For more information please visit www.redroseinspiration.org.
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Jerome Art Walk
May 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Once 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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Sedona Entertainment: Music by the Classics
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Guided Geology Hike
May 8th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
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 please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Guided Meditation at The McLean Meditation Institute
With Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
May 8th, 2016 (2:00 pm – 2:45 pm)
During the 45-minute program, simple meditation guidance is given–each week a different meditation is offered such as a Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. The McLean Meditation Institute is located at 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information on this event or to see a full calendar of events please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.