2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

Guided Moonlight Hike, Geology Hike, Bird Walks and Watercolor Class

Sedona Moon.jpg2  2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkAutumn has arrived in Sedona, Arizona! Oak Creek Canyon is now open, cooler weather and crisp blue skies greet our visitors and Red Rock State Park is in full fall swing offering both their Guided Moonlight Hike and Geology Hike in October. And of course, they will still be offering their Bird Walks and Nature Hikes. Cathy Stedman will also be at the park for the first day of a workshop series on the basics of watercolor painting.

Red Rock State Park – Guided Moonlight Hike
October 8th, 2014Moonlight hike 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State Park (5:00 pm)
The Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at the Park. Led by a naturalist, it gives hikers the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas.The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. Reservations are required, please call 928.282.6907 to reserve your spot. A $5.00 reservation fee is required as well as an entry fee upon arrival. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

Sedona Guided Geology Hike
October 12th, 2014 (1:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park 2014 October Hikes and Events at 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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Intermediate Watercolor Class
Water color 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkOctober 18th, 2014 (10:00am – 2:00 pm)
Join Sedona watercolor artist Cathy Stedman for a 4 hour watercolor class at Red Rock State Park. Course costs $50 per person per workshop, with an intimate class size of only 12 students. Course fee includes park admission, all art materials, and instruction. Each day’s workshop will feature a theme (Red Rocks, Fall Colors). Please register early: registration is first come, first served. To register please call 928 282.6907. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park. There will be another class available on November 15th, 2014.

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Guided Bird Walk
Red Rock State Park 2 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkEvery Wednesday and Saturday Morning (8:00 am)
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 7:00 am and enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the most popular parks in Northern Arizona . Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walks 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkEvery Day at 10:00 am
you can join a naturalist for a guided nature walk of one and a half to two hours. You will be introduced to the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek and other aspects of the Park. Some of the subjects that may be discussed include plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Grand Canyon Experience Tour (Pink Jeep Adventure)

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  • Grand Canyon 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkThis Pink Jeep Tour is both educational and entertaining on this day-long adventure in a world famous Pink Jeep Luxury coach. Visit the most spectacular of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! Marvel at the majestic vista from several vantage points along the South Rim. Departure from and return to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona.
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Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZ

Enjoy these Fall Festivals and Celebrations this Weekend in the Verde Valley!

Fall Fest at Slide Rock, Ales on Rails, Clarktoberfest, and Sedona Book Festival

Sedona AZ.jpg2  Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZWow, the weather forecast for Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley is looking great for this weekend. To accompany the great weather “Ales on Rails” at the Verde Canyon Railroad, “Fall Fest” at Slide Rock State Park, and the Clarktoberfest all take place this weekend as well! For all you avid readers and inspiring authors the Sedona Book Festival will also be taking place. See below for more information on these highlighted festivals and events, if you would like to see all the fun things to do in Sedona and the Verde Valley please visit our Events Page for Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley! Have a great weekend!

Fall Fest at Slide Rock State Park
October 4th, 2014 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)Fall Fest 21 Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZ
Don’t miss the Annual Fall Fest at Slide Rock State Park! The Park’s history comes alive as it celebrates ‘Homecoming at the Homestead’ with the original apple sorting machine in action, along with talks, live music, demonstrations and exhibits in the 1932 apple packing shed. Featuring the annual bake sale and silent action. Your state park entry fee gets you into this event. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Slide Rock State Park.

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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad - Clarkdale, AZ
October 2nd – 5th, 2014 (Starting at 11:00 am)
ales1 Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZDon’t miss “Ales on Rails” every Thursday through Sunday in October at the Verde Canyon Railroad. The fun starts at the depot on those day at 11:00 am! Even the railroads beer, brats, sauerkraut, pretzels and strudels are dancing the polka. Of course it wouldn’t be a true German celebration without a wide selection of flavorful beers and once again Verde Canyon Railroad delivers the finest. They showcase local rich-crafted ales, lagers, porters and stouts; an array of flavors to match the pageantry of color that awaits in the Canyon. For more information on this event or to purchase tickets aboard the train that departs at 1:00 pm please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Clarktoberfest – Clarkdale, AZ
Clarktoberfest Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZOctober 4th, 2014 (12:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Clarkdale’s Entertainment District will be hoppin’ on Saturday!, Main Street will be blocked off in the Historic Business District between 9th and 10th Street. A beer garden, wine area, food, arts and crafts booths, live music will make this a day-long destination for locals and visitors alike. Featured entertainment: Izzies, Janice Paul Combo and Cooper State Collective.

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2014 Sedona Book Festival
October 4th, 2014 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
sedonabookfestival Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZThe 2014 Sedona Book Festival will be held at the Sedona Elks Lodge, says Joe Neri, founder and organizer of this popular annual event to celebrate books and reading, and sponsored by The Well red Coyote bookstore. As in previous years, the Festival will be an all-day event, featuring local and regional authors, publishers, organizations and others affiliated with books and reading. There will also be author presentations throughout the day. For more information please visit The Well Red Coyote.

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tight building IMG 99091 Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZVisit Sedona, Arizona this fall and enjoy the cooler weather and the brilliant changing of colors in Oak Creek Canyon. This is the perfect time of year for hiking, biking and tours in the Verde Valley. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. Please note that the fall season brings many people to the red rocks, you will want to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome

Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour and Jerome Art Walk

October 3rd and 4th, 2014

First Friday Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome

The beautiful blue skies and cooler weather of Autumn have arrived in Sedona, Arizona along with some very cool art exhibitions taking place this coming Friday, October 3rd, during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour and on October 4th at the Jerome Art Walk. This is one weekend in the red rocks you don’t want to miss!

Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour, to see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. 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. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries Exhibits
October 3rd, 2014

Sedona Arts Center
“3Ds: Diverse, Dimensional & Dramatic”Sedona Arts Center Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome
The Sedona Arts Center is pleased to present there October exhibit “3Ds: Diverse, Dimensional & Dramatic”. Experience diverse media, dimensional wall and pedestal art as well as dramatic creations by Dennis Ott (Ceramics), Joanne Hiscox (Mixed media/Glass) Shirley Eichten Albrecht (Fiber/Sculpture), Shermane Frei (Fine Crafts), Dee Durkee (Fiber Vessels) and Sue Horine (Jewelry). For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Goldenstein Gallery
“10th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show”
Goldenstein Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeJoin the Goldenstein Gallery for their very popular “Cowboys and Indians Show”. This highly anticipated celebration of the American West has received international acclaim including being featured multiple years in the prestigious Cowboys and Indians Magazine. Showcasing internationally renowned contemporary Native American and Western Artists, it is deeply rooted in tradition yet flourishes with new innovative styles that capture the imaginations of today. For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery on Facebook.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
“Stories in Stone” at Rowe GalleryKen Rowe Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome
Don’t miss “Stories in Stone” at Rowe Gallery! Native American stone sculptor Alvin Marshall presents his continuing story – preserving the heritage of Navajo people and culture. His speaking stones share Navajo traditions and lore – translated through artist and stone. Experience Navajo ‘beauty way’ as Marshall reveals the stories in his sculptures. The gallery is located in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas. For more information please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
The Colors of Autumn at Mountain Trails Gallery
Mountain Trails Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeMountain Trails Gallery located in the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village celebrates “The Colors of Autumn”! Colorful and vibrant paintings by the gallery’s award-winning landscape and still-life painters will be on exhibition. Throughout Sedona and Red Rock County during October, a selection of these artists will be participating in workshops, painting demonstrations, and the 10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, so opportunities to meet artists and watch them as they create new works of art will be abundant. For more information on this event please visit the Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“Tradition: John MacLeod and Escalante Rugs”"
Turquoise Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeThis new October exhibition highlights both John MacLeod’s magnificent recreations of ceremonial Native American war shirts and Escalante’s impressive selection of hand-woven rugs and pillows from top Zapotec Indian weavers. John MacLeod, will be at the exhibition’s opening to meet visitors and describe his traditional techniques and inspiration. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Lanning Gallery
“Brilliant Hues: Randi Solin Glass & Mark Gould Paintings”Lanning Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome
Color and more color are the defining characteristics of this October exhibition at the Lanning Gallery! Two award-winning artists are celebrated in this colorful exhibition Randi Solin (Glass) & Mark Gould “Paintings”. Both artists are coming to town to attend the opening artists’ reception. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Lanning Gallery.

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Jerome Art Walk
Arizona’s Art Destination
Jerome Art Walk1 Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeOctoberr 4th, 2014 (5:00 pm – 8:00pm)
Twenty-five galleries and studios will be welcoming visitors with beautiful art, music and refreshments. From blown glass to lovely jewelry, there is a treasure to be found for everyone! From the working studios of The Old Jerome High School to the lovely pottery of Made in Jerome, the true handmade Jerome touch is everywhere. A free shuttle runs throughout the town during the event. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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tight building IMG 99091 Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeVisit Sedona, Arizona this fall and enjoy the cooler weather and the brilliant changing of colors in Oak Creek Canyon. This is the perfect time of year for hiking, biking and tours in the Verde Valley. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. Please note that the fall season brings many people to the red rocks, you will want to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival

Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival

Special Rate is available for stays from October 17th through October 26th, 2014

Sedona Plein Air Festival Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air FestivalStay with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the 2014 Sedona Plein Air Festival and save up to $40 dollars a night! Enjoy great views from the award winning terraced decks, free hot breakfast every morning and use of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle available to all of our guest. And you can also pick your room type! This week long festival takes place from October 18th – 25th, 2014. All you have to do to take advantage of this special is call our hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Plein Air Festival Rate” to make your reservations. It’s that easy!

10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 18th – 25th, 2014
Plein Air Festival is a celebration of Sedona’s extraordinary beauty as seen through the eyes of 30 of the finest plein air painters in the country. 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. “En pleinair,” French for “in the open air,” is a spontaneous art form with artists creating outdoors, responding to the immediacy of the moment and reflecting the excitement of the changing light, weather conditions and deepening shadows on canvas. For more information visit Sedona Plein Air Festival.

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Annual Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ

Slide Rock State Park Fall Festival

“Homecoming at the Homestead”

October 4th, 2014

Fall Fest 2  Annual Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ

Fall is creeping into the red rocks of Sedona bringing cool crisp air, beautiful blue skies and of course the Annual Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park. “Homecoming at the Homestead” is the theme for this year’s festival taking place on October the 4th, 2014. From watching the original apple sorting machine in action to informative and entertaining talks, from special kids activities to live music, there is something to enjoy for everyone in your family. Oh yeah, and you don’t want to miss the annual bake sale and raffle! I am sure you can find a tasty goody or two!

You are welcome to arrive at the park early and bring a picnic for your family to enjoy while you are exploring, learning and having some good old fashion fun at the park. Due to the late frost last April there is no apple crop, but what the park is lacking in apples this year it makes up for in fun!

Highlighted Festival Events

  • Arizonan guitarist singer songwriter, Jack Wilden will be playing in the Apple shed over lunch and again in the afternoon during the Festival.
  • Bring your binoculars and head up for a close up look at the birds of Slide Rock State Park. Dena Greenwood will give a talk titled ‘Birds of Slide Rock State Park- “How I 1st fell in love with birding” from 9:30 am – 10:00 am and lead a bird-walk from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
  • Patty West will lead a wild plant walk at 10:30 am. Meet Patty at the shed for a fun and informative walk in the park to explore the wild side of Slide Rock State Park.
  • Slide Rock State Parks’ homestead history comes alive with the park’s own, Kathy Pendley Shaw who will present a talk and demonstrate the original apple sorting machine.
  • Story teller and musician, Tony Norris will capture the spirit of Oak Creek Canyon in story and song.

This festival is extremely popular with locals and visitors, we highly suggest arriving to the park early. Your State Park entry fee will get you into this event. for more information please visit the Friends of Slide Rock State Park on Facebook. We hope to see your there!

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BWIS 2  Annual Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZAll of us here at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona are looking forward to the Fall season! Along with all the great events and festivals, the weather is close to picture perfect, the town is a buzz with activity, and our guests are out hiking and biking the red rocks!

Fall, in our opinion is also one of the best times to enjoy Out of Africa Park, the Verde Canyon Railroad and tours with Pink Jeep and Arizona ATV Adventures. With that in mind we wanted to highlight our most popular Fall Sedona Vacation Packages, click here to save money at the Inn of Sedona!

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Outdoor Family Fun at Verde River Day this Weekend

Verde River Day in Cottonwood, AZ

September 27th, 2014

Verde River Days Outdoor Family Fun at Verde River Day this WeekendHave some outdoor family fun at Dead Horse Ranch State Park during Verde River Day taking place this coming Saturday, September 27th, 2014! The activities on Verde River Day promote preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde River’s riparian habitat. Enjoy some quality time with the family while enjoying fishing, canoeing and live entertainment.

The Celebration begins at 9:00 am with activities, nature based exhibits, a variety of live animals, canoe rides (with or without assistance), sandcastle building and of course fishing for catfish in the lagoon! We also highly suggest taking a nature hike, along the river, where you will find beautiful large Cottonwoods. My family, enjoys hiking the Forest Loop Trail, part of the Ditch Trail and we usually end the day with the Verde River Greenway Trail. If you would like to learn more about the park or this special family event please visit the Dead Horse Ranch State Park website.  Hope to see you there!

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tight building IMG 99091 Outdoor Family Fun at Verde River Day this WeekendA visit to Sedona can be anything you want to make it. Whether you’re interested in ancient cultures or hiking, wild animals or off road adventure, Sedona has something to offer. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of Sedona

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Our Sedona Hotel now offers 3 Different Pink Jeep Adventure Packages!

pink jeep Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of Sedona

It is no secret, Pink Jeep Tours is a guest favorite when it comes to exploring the red rocks of Sedona and for guided tours to the Grand Canyon! Our Sedona Hotel now offers three different Pink Jeep Adventure Packages that save you 20% or more! Stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and choose a tour for two adults from three of our favorites; Broken Arrow Tour, Vortex Tour or Grand Canyon Experience. The choice is yours! See below for more details.

Sedona’s Vortex and Views (Pink Jeep Adventure)

  • 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona,
    with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Vortex and Views Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of Sedona2.5 hour Pink Jeep Vortex tour for 2 adults on Pink Jeep’s newest tour that will introduce you to one of Sedona’s popular attractions, a vortex. Learn the history behind Sedona and delve into the Spiritual and Mystical side as well. You’ll enjoy the majestic views from Upper Red Rock Loop Road. A visit to the Airport Vortex will give you an opportunity to experience a vortex first hand and develop your own interpretation. You will also have a sojourn to Mystic Vista. A short hike with your Pink Jeep guide will provide views of Cockscomb, Doe Mesa, Bear Mountain, Boynton Canyon, Thunder Mountain, Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock.
  • Package is priced for TWO ADULTS. Please call concierge at 800-292-6344 to add children or extra adults.
  • Your Vortex guide will pick you up at the hotel
  • Full Hot Breakfast Buffet each morning
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Sleep n’ Jeep (Pink Jeep Adventure)

  • sleepjeepSR 2010 205x1501 Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of Sedona 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona,
    with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Thrilling Two Hour Pink Jeep Broken Arrow Tour for Two Adults. Excitement abounds on this fun-filled four-wheeling two hour adventure that leads you up, on and over the red rocks. You’ll be awestruck by the natural splendor and thrilled as your guide expertly navigates you down “The Road of No Return”.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Package is priced for two adults. Please call our concierge at 800.282.6344 to add children or extra adults.
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Grand Canyon Experience Tour (Pink Jeep Adventure)

  • 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona,
    with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Save 20% on the package
  • Save up to 15% on additional nights
  • Grand Canyon Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of SedonaThis Pink Jeep Tour is both educational and entertaining on this day-long adventure in a world famous Pink Jeep Luxury coach. Visit the most spectacular of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! Marvel at the majestic vista from several vantage points along the South Rim. Departure from and return to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona.
  • Free Full Hot Breakfast Daily
  • Package is priced for two adults. Please call our concierge at 800.282.6344 to add children or extra adults.
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Another Great Weekend of Events in the Verde Valley, AZ

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Thunder Valley Rally & Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival this Weekend!

Sedona shots 3 2 Another Great Weekend of Events in the Verde Valley, AZSedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley are rocking out the events again this weekend! You can come and ride the wine country in the bootlegging capital of Arizona at Thunder Valley Rally, or test your endurance and strength at the Scottish games while taking in the traditions of the Celtic folk at the Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival. You don’t even have to pick one event over the other, it is more than possible to enjoy time at both! Thunder Valley Rally takes place September 19th – 21st and the Celtic Harvest Festival takes place on September 20th.

So what are you waiting for? Pack those bags, grab your family and friends and head to Sedona this weekend!

Thunder Valley Rally (Cottonwood, AZ)
September 19th – 21st, 2014AZ Thunder Another Great Weekend of Events in the Verde Valley, AZ
Mark your calendars and get your bikes ready! The Bootlegger capital of Arizona knows how to throw a party with FREE concerts on the main road and a party atmosphere. This 3-day event includes Sturgis-style parking on Main, Huge Beer Garden, Top Builders, Vendors, Outrageous Poker Run through the Verde Valley Wine Country, Bike Show, and a Miss TVR Pageant. For all the information on this event please visit the Thnuder Valley Rally website or visit Thunder Valley Rally on Facebook.

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Celtic Harvest Festival Sedona
September 20th, 2014
chf logo Another Great Weekend of Events in the Verde Valley, AZInformation will be updated as event draws closer
The Celtic Harvest Festival explores the Celtic Arts and provides a foundation for understanding creative expression by uniting peoples regardless of heritage through Storytelling, Music, Dance and Literature. Students experience workshops with Celtic Artists and Educators that are in Sedona for the Festival and the public enjoys several days of Celtic Arts leading up to Satruday’s Festival celebration. This year the festival will be taking place at the Verde Valley School to learn more please visit the Celtic Harvest Festival Sedona.

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Take Advantage of our Year Round Mobile Hotel Special!

BWIS 2 Another Great Weekend of Events in the Verde Valley, AZWe appreciate the fact that you can’t always plan in advance. And we know that sometimes you’re heading to Sedona without knowing where you’ll spend the night. We think you should still get a deal, even at the last minute.

Visit our mobile site from your smart phone and you’ll see a phone icon at the bottom of the page. When you click on it you’ll find our Sedona hotel Mobile Special. Show that page to our front desk agents to receive your discount. It’s that easy!

We’re not talking about 5%, or even 10%, this is a 15% discount off our standard rate! We don’t offer this rate anywhere but from our mobile site, so even if you’re a last minute kind of person, you’re still a VIP with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

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2014 Sedona/Verde Valley Pride Festival and Events

 Sedona/Verde Valley Pride Festival and Events

September 25th – 28th, 2014

Sedona Pride 2014 Sedona/Verde Valley Pride Festival and EventsAll of us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona are proud to help spread the word about the upcoming Sedona/Verde Valley Pride Festival. Join Sedona/Verde Valley Pride for eight fantastic events occurring throughout the Verde Valley from Thursday, September 25th thru Sunday, September 28th, 2014. Events include The Mix and Mingle Soiree, Pride Victory Garden Tour, Guilty Pleasures Fashion Show, Light Hike and Guided Meditation,Free2BU Pride Festival, Official Free2BU After Party, Salsa Brunch with LGBT Jeopardy and Fine Art Raffle, and Pride Family Pizza and Pool Party.

Event and Festival Schedule September 25th – 28th

  • Mix and Mingle Soiree
    The “Free2BU” Festival roars to life on September 25th, at 6:00pm at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona. Meet new friends, mingle with some festival entertainers, and personally thank their sponsors, while showing your support for LGBT rights! At 7:00 pm, Illuminate Film Festival favorite, Armen Ra takes the stage for a special limited engagement performance.
  • Tour the Pride Festival’s Victory Garden
    On September 26th and 27th, tour the Victory Garden at Riverfront Park in Cottonwood, just one of a weekend full of events at this year’s Pride Festival. Special “garden angels” will be on hand to give you free guided tours from 7:00 am -10:00 am, where you can cultivate your own gardening tips or taste the vibrant flavors of freshly picked seasonal vegetables.
  • 1st Annual Guilty Pleasures Fashion Show and Fundraiser (21+ Event,)
    This event takes place at 8:00pm on Friday the 26th, at Relics in Sedona. Show starts at 9:15pm.  $1=1 vote for your favorite. Highest votes win King and Queen titles! Fundraiser for Pride, sex education and AIDS research. There will be a $10 cover. 
  • Light Hike & Guided Meditation lead by Sherab “Shey” Khandro
    Enjoy a meditation and light hike, 8:00 am 9:30 am on September 27th, guided by celebrated artist and spiritual mentor, Sherab Khandro, starting at the trailhead of Thunder Mountain trail in Sedona. Comfortable shoes, a bottle of water and an open mind are all you need to bring to participate. Free event, donations are welcomed.
  • Free2BU Pride Festival and Equality Celebration
    The Free2BU Pride Festival and Equality Celebration will take place on September 27th from 11:00 am – 6:00pm in Old Town Cottonwood. Join us for a celebration of life, love, education, history and a brighter future for all! Live music, shopping, food, drinks, children’s activities, education, and more! $5 adults, $3 with Student ID, 10 & Under Free! Check out our website for entertainment lineup, history and education events and much more.
  • Free2BU After Party
    After the festival  join Pride for the Official Free2BU After Party in Cottonwood at Main Stage at 8:00 pm for drinks, dancing and fun! The Pubes will perform, as well as DiVa, Mya McKenzie and Desiree DeMornay. Dance the night away to DJ lil.EGO, who will help you rock the night out! $5 cover charge, drink specials.
  • Salsa Brunch, LGBT Jeopardy & Fine Art Raffle Drawing
    Join in the fun September 28th, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Oaxaca Restaurant in Sedona. Expand your LGBT knowledge and win some fabulous prizes, or participate in the official drawing for our fine art raffle. $12 at the door, includes breakfast, tea or coffee and 1 raffle ticket. Enter to play Jeopardy via our website.
  • Pride Festival’s Family Pizza and Pool Party
    Get Ready for some fun on September28th at the Sedona Municipal Pool and Rec Room. Make a splash at the final Festival Event. Bring the floaties, the flip-flops and the family along for an awesome pool and pizza party. Non-alcoholic event, $5 per adult, $2 per child and $1 per slice of pizza. Benefits the Pride Scholarship Fund. Event takes place from 2:00pm -5:00 pm.

For more information about this year’s Pride festival and events or to purchase tickets please visit the Sedona/Verde Valley Pride website.

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Tag Approved 2014 Sedona/Verde Valley Pride Festival and EventsAs a proud member of our diverse community the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona is LGBT friendly and Tag Approved. We want all of our guests to be able to relax and enjoy the wonders of Sedona without fear of discrimination or prejudice. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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“Play Dirty, Sleep Tight” Sedona ATV Adventure Package

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

“Play Dirty, Sleep Tight” ATV Adventure Package

ATV Sedona “Play Dirty, Sleep Tight”  Sedona ATV Adventure PackageAre you ready to have some fun in Sedona, how about trying something new? If you have always wanted to experience riding  through the red rocks on an ATV then we have a great vacation package for you! The Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and Arizona Adventure Tours are proud to team up to bring you the “Play Dirty, Sleep Tight” ATV Adventure Package! And it is okay if you don’t have experience on an ATV,  Arizona ATV Adventure tours is owned by a nationally certified ATV Safety Instructor who trains all of their guides You’ll get hands on training before your tour in their custom built ATV training course.Their first priority is your safety, all drivers will be trained and evaluated for safety before the tour begins.

Play Dirty, Sleep Tight
Give new meaning to the term “adventure” on your next trip to Sedona with our new Guided ATV Adventure Package, “Play Dirty, Sleep Tight”. Take an amazing 3 hour ride through the outback of the West Sedona Valley, where over 40 movies have been filmed over the years. With over a hundred miles of trails to choose from, your guides will customize each tour based on the age, interests and skill levels of the group.

  • 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • “Funtastic” 3 hour guided ATV tour for 2 Adults
  • Package is priced for 2 adults. Please call our Concierge at 800.292.6344 to add children or extra adults
  • Our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle will take you right to their door
  • Full Hot Breakfast each morning
  • To Book this package click here
  • For more information on our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
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