Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Month

Arizona State Parks

2017 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month

Events all Month Long,Throughout Arizona!

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For those of you interested in Archaeology, the month of March is the perfect time for you to visit Arizona. There will be events taking place all over the state during Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month, at Arizona State Parks, National Monuments, Historical sites and Arizona Museums. The popular V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days, Verde Valley Archaeology Fair and American Indian Art Show also take place during this statewide event!

You can find a full listing of events taking place during Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month by clicking here. Below you will find some highlighted events taking place in the Sedona area including Flagstaff, Rimrock, and Camp Verde. Events and times could change so please click on the site link for each event. We will update this page as more events are known.

Camp Verde

Fort Verde State Historic Park

  • Display: Mountain Men – Tools of the Trade
    March 4th, 2017 (10 am – 4 pm)
    Rediscover Arizona’s history and heritage with a display and presentation of the tools used by Mountain Men, early high country settlers who braved the mountain climate to carve a life for themselves. Learn about how Mountain Men were important in opening up new territories. A must-visit for fans of “Jeremiah Johnson,” The History Channel’s “Mountain Men,” or Discovery’s “Alaska: The Last Frontier.”
  • Display: Military Medics during the Indian Wars Period
    March 11th, 2017 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
    Learn about early Frontier Army medical tools and equipment used by medics.
  • Display: Ancient Indian Technology
    March 18th, 2017 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
    Native Americans fashioned a variety of tools to help them survive the great American wilderness. Learn about ancient Indian technology they used, as well as the history of the Fort.

For more information on the events listed above please visit Fort Verde State Historical Park

Verde Valley Archaeology Fair & American Indian Art Show
March 18th – 19th, 2017

Experience the excitement of archaeology with dozens of hands-on activities, several films throughout the two days of the show, presentations about the American West and especially Arizona, and special programs. The Fair includes the annual American Indian Art Show with artists from Hopi, Navajo land, Zuni and several New Mexico pueblo communities. Artists will demonstrate their medium and have their work available for sale. The Art Show is in the Community Center with the archaeology exhibits.

The Verde Valley Archaeology Fair and International Archaeology Film Festival are held during Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month in March. their events have been recognized as a “Premier Signature Event” of the Arizona SciTech Festival. These events are part of the Camp Verde’s Spring Heritage, Pecan and Wine Festival held next to our events. For more information please visit the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair.

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Clarkdale

Tuzigoot National Monument

Hike and Presentation: Tuzigoot Pueblo
March 20th (1:00 pm)
Join NPS archaeologists who will provide a history of Tuzigoot Pueblo and answer frequently asked questions. Participants will walk around Tuzigoot Pueblo, approximately ½ mile. Tuzigoot National Monument Visitor Center, 25 W. Tuzigoot Rd. Free with paid admission to the Park. For more information please contact Matt Guebard at 928.554.5086 or matt_guebard@nps.gov.

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Flagstaff Area

Flagstaff Ranger Station

  • Hike: Tour of New Caves Crater Archaeological Site
    March 11th, 2017 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
    Join CNF archaeologists on a visit to New Caves Crater archaeological site, one of the latest Sinagua settlements in the Flagstaff region. CNF archaeologists will provide an overview of the site and a discussion of Pre-Contact settlement trends in and around Flagstaff. Travel will be on pavement for approximately 6 miles, followed by 1 mile of maintained dirt road. High clearance vehicles are not required, but highly recommended. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. The hike is short, less than 1 mile, but very steep. A moderate level of fitness is required for this trip. Reservations required; limited to 15 people.The Flagstaff Ranger Station is located at 5075 N. Hwy 89. For more information please contact Jeremy Haines at 928.527.8261 or jhaines@fs.fed.us
  • Hike: Tour of Turkey Tanks Archaeological District
    March 25th, 2017 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
    Explore the prehistoric and historic archaeology at Turkey Tanks. Join CNF archaeologists on a field visit to a place pivotal to both the prehistoric Sinagua and early Euro-American explorers and settlers of the Flagstaff area. The tour will require driving approximately 15 miles on pavement, followed by 1 mile of unmaintained dirt road. High clearance vehicles are recommended. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. A moderate level of fitness is required for this trip. Reservations required; limited to 15 people. For more information please contact Jeremy Haines at 928.527.8261 or jhaines@fs.fed.us

Museum of Northern Arizona

Program: Archaeology Day
March 11th, 2017 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Explore prehistoric Southwestern cultures by learning to use prehistoric hunting tools, examining artifacts, creating pictographs, and participating in hands-on demonstrations. Free with museum admission. For more information please visit the Museum of Northern Arizona or contact Jennnifer Glennon at 928.774.5211, ext. 222 or discovery@musnaz.org.

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Lecture: “Forest Changes Through Time
A Photographic Journey, by Neil Weintraub

March 25th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Join KNF archaeologist Neil Weintraub as he discusses a series of historic photographs that were recently rephotographed to demonstrate the changes that have taken place in the forests in northern Arizona. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park is located at 409 W. Riordan Rd. For more information please contact ASP Staff at 928.779.4395.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Hike: Sunset Crater Historic Sites
March 14th, 2017 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
oin a Ranger for a fascinating discovery hike of historic archaeological sites in Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Bring water, comfortable walking shoes, and warm clothes. Meet up at the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Cente. Regular entrance fees apply. For more information please contact Ian Hough 928. 526.1157, ext. 233, or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

  • Hike: “Ranger Cabin Hike”
    March 8th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
    Join an NPS archaeologist to see the monument’s first visitor center. Bring water, comfortable walking shoes and warm clothes. Meet up at the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center. This hike is Limited to a maximum of 15 people on a first come, first-served basis. Regular entrance fees apply. Meet up at the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center. For more information please contact Ian Hough 928. 526.1157, ext. 233, or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.
  • Demonstrations: Stabilization of Archaeological Buildings
    March 25th, 2017 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
    Join NPS archaeologists at the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center and experience how archaeologists protect archaeological buildings through preservation. Archaeologists will demonstrate how and why we stabilize archaeological buildings. Hands-on activities will include mixing and working with mortar, building demonstration walls, and a stabilization simulation. Regular entrance fees apply. Meet up at the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center. For more information please contact Ian Hough 928. 526.1157, ext. 233, or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.

Wupatki National Monument

  • Demonstrations: Archaeology Day at Wupatki Pueblo
    March 18th, 2017 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
    Join NPS staff for a fun-filled day of archaeology. Come experience what it is like to be an archaeologist and learn how they survey and use photography to understand and record the past. Hands-on activities will include a simulated archaeological survey to look for artifacts, a view of Wupatki Pueblo through time, a photograph scavenger hunt, and throwing a spear with an atlatl. Meet up at the Wupatki National Monument Visitor Center, regular entrance fees apply. For more information please contact Ian Hough 928. 526.1157, ext. 233, or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.
  • Hike: Backcountry Tour of Wupatki National Monument
    March 30th, 2017 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
    Join an archaeologist for a guided hike into the backcountry of Wupatki National Monument to view ancestral pueblos, agricultural fields, and other agricultural features. The Park archaeologist will describe the agricultural practices used in the northern Southwest, and engage visitors in a discussion about the ways in which people were able to thrive in this arid environment. Meet up at the Wupatki National Monument Visitor Center, regular entrance fees apply. For more information please contact Ian Hough 928. 526.1157, ext. 233, or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.

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RimRock

Montezuma Castle National Monument

  • Hike: Montezuma Well
    March 15tth, 2017 (1:00 pm)
    Join an NPS Ranger as they provides a history of the Park and answers frequently asked questions. Hike is approximately 1 mile on paved trails. Bring walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen.Meet at Montezuma Well Contact Station. Located at Montezuma Well, 5525 Beaver Creek Rd. For more information please contact Krystina Issac at 928.567.3322 or krystina_isaac@nps.gov.
  • Hike and Presentation: Montezuma Castle and Castle A Sites
    March 27th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
    Join NPS Archaeologists as they provide a history of the Park and answer frequently asked questions. Hike is approximately ¼ of a mile on a paved trail. Bring walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Please meet at the Visitor Center. Montezuma Castle National Monument is located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd. Free with paid admission to the Park. For more information please contact Matt Guebard at 928.554-5086 or matt_guebard@nps.gov.

V Bar V Heritage Site

V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days
March 25th – 26th, 2017
Demonstrations include making fire by friction, weaving yucca, agave, and cotton fibers, making and firing pottery, throwing spears with atlatls, grinding corn, and a mountain man camp. Bring walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water. Red Rock Pass or equivalent entrance fee required per vehicle. For more information please contact Terrilyn Green 928.203.2909 or tgreen01@fs.fed.us or visit V Bar V Heritage Site.

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Sedona

Demonstrations: Ancient Technologies at Red Rock Visitor Center
March 3rd, 2017 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
  Learn how people made fire by friction and a wide array of prehistoric jewelry- making techniques. Demonstrations will be outside on the front porch, so wear a warm jacket depending on the weather. The Red Rock Ranger Station is located at 8375 State Route 179, one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek. This event is free, for more information please contact Candace Mark at 928.203.2902 or clmark@fs.fed.us.

Red Rock State Park

  • Lecture: The World of the Permian Period
    Presented by Dr. Kennard B. Bork
    March 5th, 2017 (2:00 pm)
    Program is included with the park admission
    Join Red Rock State Park in welcoming Dr. Kennard B. Bork! The world of the PERMIAN Period (300 to 250 million years ago) would look quite alien to a modern observer. Most of the continents were together in a great landmass called Pangea. Reptiles and amphibians were the dominant land vertebrates, because dinosaurs and mammals would not appear for tens of millions of years. The young Appalachian Mountains had recently been created by continental collisions, but the birth events of the Rockies, Alps, and Himalayas were far in the future. Sedona sat near the equator as our famous Red Rocks were being formed. This session will look, in brief overview, at the Earth during that fascinating time. Please call the park ahead at 928.282.6907 to reserve your space.
  • Guided Archaeology Hike at Red Rock State Park
    March 19th, 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 millennium. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Now for the first time, filling a gap in the natural and cultural interpretation programs, an archaeology hike will add this experience for park visitors. 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. And we will explore ideas of other cultures who 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.
  • Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
    March 26th, 2017 (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! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear.

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March Guided Hikes in Sedona, AZ

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ

March Guided Hikes and Events

2REROBlocksAlong with the beautiful weather March brings to Sedona, AZ, Red Rock State Park will be offering a great line up of guided hikes this March! Learn more about the transformation of the red rocks with their Guided Geology Hike, or take in some history with their Archaeology hike. You also have the opportunity to learn more about the native plants of Sedona with their Ethnobotany Hike! Along with these great hikes the park also offers daily Nature Walks and every Wednesday and Saturday join other bird lovers during their guided Bird Walk.

March at Red Rock State Park

Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday (8:00 am)
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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.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walksEvery Day at 10:00 am
Program is included with the park admission

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.

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Red Rock State Park – The World of the Permian Period
Presented by Dr. Kennard B. Bork
March 5th, 2017 (2:00 pm)
Program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park in welcoming Dr. Kennard B. Bork! The world of the PERMIAN Period (300 to 250 million years ago) would look quite alien to a modern observer. Most of the continents were together in a great landmass called Pangea. Reptiles and amphibians were the dominant land vertebrates, because dinosaurs and mammals would not appear for tens of millions of years. The young Appalachian Mountains had recently been created by continental collisions, but the birth events of the Rockies, Alps, and Himalayas were far in the future. Sedona sat near the equator as our famous Red Rocks were being formed. This session will look, in brief overview, at the Earth during that fascinating time. Please call the park ahead at 928.282.6907 to reserve your space.

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Guided Geology Hike
March 12th, 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.

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Guided Archaeology Hike
March 19th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
RERO_ArchHikeRed 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.

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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
March 26th, 2017 (1:00 pm)EthnoBotanyHike
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! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear.

For more information on the hikes listed about or to learn more about the park, please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Sedona, Arizona

Your Guide to Weekend Events, Festivals and Fun Things to do!

February 24th – 26th, 2017

sedona shot 544The weekend is here and the sun will be shining today and Saturday in the red rocks!  Besides spending some time out in the rocks you might want to catch Michael Feinstein, who will wrap up the live concerts of the Sedona International Film Festival tonight at the Sedona Performing Arts Center!

We would like to welcome all of our incoming weekend guests and thank all of the festival goers who chose our hotel for their time in Sedona, we appreciate your business and had a great time with all of our guests this week. We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and if you are a guest of the Inn of Sedona make sure to take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle!

Featured Weekend Events

Live in Concert: Michael Feinstein
February 24th, 2017 (6:00 pm)
Tickets: $55/$45 and $100 for VIP tickets
Michael-Feinstein-teaserFive-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will bring his Ira Gershwin Program and Great American Songbook to the Sedona International Film Festival in a special concert that celebrates Music in the Movies at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe – in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House – his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time. Please note: No phone orders will be taken because all ticket buyers must select their seats at the time of purchase. All concertgoers must have a ticket for entry. Sedona International Film Festival passes and ticket packages will not provide concert access. This is a separate-ticketed event. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show
February 24th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $20/$225/$30
Dinner & Show Package: $60/$65/$70
Anthony-Mazzella-posterLegends Of Guitar is a tribute show to famous guitar players and their music. The show features world renowned guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella who plays it all live. Legends Of Guitar reaches a very broad audience given the diversity of artists it pays tribute to. People love guitar music and are fanatical about the bands they play in. This show features the technical skills of the greatest guitarists and the music from some of the biggest bands. This live event will take place at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
February 25th, 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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Cottonwood, AZ – Arvel Bird
Celtic Indian Flutist/Violinist in Concert
February 25th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
$18 adv, $20 door, $25 priority
Arvel BirdArvel Bird, a Native American violinist, flutist and composer is known around the world for his dramatic connection between Native American and Celtic traditions, stirring up scenes that echo from North American memory. Dubbed “Lord of the Strings” by fans and music critics, his music evokes the soul of North American history and is thoroughly entertaining, but also enlightening and humanizing. This event will take place at Old Town Center for the Arts located 5th and Main Street in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Old Town Center for the Arts.

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Sedona Entertainment – The Black Market Trust Band
February 25th and 26th, 2017 (7:30 pm)
Supper Club Dinner Show $65, Show Only tickets $25
BMT-color-768x566Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present The Black Market Trust Band. The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release II combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a sophomore album that brings a new and exciting sound to 12 tried and true classic songs. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
February 26th, 2017 (1:00 pm)EthnoBotanyHike
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! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ 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 26th, 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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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

  • Bell Rock pathway 3Receive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the festival taking place March 3rd – 5th, 2017
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2017 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival
March 3rd – 5th, 2017
2bike festivalShake off those winter blues at the 2017 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival! With the stunning scenery here in Sedona and the trails that have been featured in countless press write-ups, get ready to come shake off the cold with three days of unmatched red rock riding, along with a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, and great Bands! The location of the festival, Sedona’s stunning Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona, will welcome enthusiasts from across the globe for this year’s festival! For more information and to stay up to date and in the loop please visit the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival.

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Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival

Camp Verde, Arizona

Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival

March 18th – 19th, 2017

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Visit Sedona, Arizona during the third weekend of March and enjoy the great weather, hike the red rocks and visit our neighbors in Camp Verde (45 minute drive from Sedona) for their 16th Annual Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival! Taste the region’s award-winning wines, race your canoe or kayak, and celebrate the rich agricultural history, as well as the rich and ancient cultural heritage of Arizona’s Verde Valley.

The Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, includes the Verde Valley’s largest wine tasting, Verde River Runoff Canoe and Kayak Race and the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair! The Festival takes place in beautiful and historic Downtown Camp Verde, AZ, at the corner of Main Street and Hollamon Street (Race launches form White Bridge River Access Point). There are no entrance fees for the festival, charges apply to wine tasting and race entries. The fun starts at 10:00 am Saturday and Sunday!

  • Pecan and Wine Festival: Featuring wine tasting from a dozen or more of the valley’s premiere wineries along with 60+ food and craft vendors.
  • Verde Valley Archaeology Fair: Hosted by the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, this popular family event includes activities surrounding Arizona State Parks’ Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, the International Archaeology Film Festival and the Festival of American Indian Art.
  • Verde River Runoff Canoe and Kayak Race: A ten-mile race open to competitive boaters as well as pleasure boaters.
  • Fort Verde State Historic Park is right next-door and will be sponsoring a Pecan Pie Contest and Vintage baseball.

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Directions from the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona to Camp Verde, AZ

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Inn of SedonaA 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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Live Shows this Week in Sedona, AZ

Sedona International Film Festival

3 Live Performances at the Sedona Performing Arts Center

February 21st, 22nd and 24th, 2017

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The Sedona International Film Festival is in full swing this week in the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Along with great films the festival will be featuring three live shows this week at the Sedona Performing Arts Center: Peter Marshall “Cabaret Concert”,  Broadway – A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, and  Michael Feinstein Live to close out the festival. See below for show dates, more information and ticket prices. If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona make sure to take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle to get you to and from the event venue.

Sedona Entertainment – Live Performance
Peter Marshall Cabaret Concert
February 21st, 2017 (6:00 pm)
Tickets $13
Peter-teaserThe Sedona Film Festival is proud to present a cabaret-style performance by Emmy Award winner Peter Marshall, whose broad resume includes more than 50 television, movie and Broadway credits, not to mention a 14-year stint as host of hit TV game show, The Hollywood Squares. Marshall continues to perform in concert and still loves singing with the Big Bands such as Tex Beneke and his Orchestra, the Les Brown band, and the Harry James band. His career has demonstrated a versatility and flexibility that few entertainers can match. This special event will be taking place at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment – Live Performance
A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway
February 22nd, 2017 (6:00 pm)
Tickets $13

Andrew-Lloyd-Webber-teaserThe 2017 Sedona International Film Festival will feature a mid-week salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway. This special evening is a musical tribute to the genius of the renowned composer, featuring selections from ten of his biggest hit shows.Terry Barber, a former member of the two-time Grammy Award winning group “Chanticleer”, sings songs that we all know and love from Broadway’s most famous shows, the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Barber will be accompanied by a stunning musical cast of 7 musicians plus 3 other voices. This special event will be taking place at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Live in Concert: Michael Feinstein
February 24th, 2017 (6:00 pm)
Tickets: $55/$45 and $100 for VIP tickets
Michael-Feinstein-teaserFive-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will bring his Ira Gershwin Program and Great American Songbook to the Sedona International Film Festival in a special concert that celebrates Music in the Movies at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe – in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House – his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time. Please note: No phone orders will be taken because all ticket buyers must select their seats at the time of purchase. All concertgoers must have a ticket for entry. Sedona International Film Festival passes and ticket packages will not provide concert access. This is a separate-ticketed event. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Take Advantage of our Year Round Mobile Hotel Special!

We 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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Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Your Weekend in Sedona, AZ

Fun things to do, Events and Entertainment

February 17th – 20th, 2017

sedona-shot-800The weekend is here and we are all excited to see the town a buzz with excitement for the kick off of the 23rd Annual Sedona International Film Festival! We would like to take a  moment to remind our Inn of Sedona guest that are attending the festival that our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle will be more than happy to drop you off and pick you up at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre and the Sedona Performing Arts Center (main venues for the film festival). 

The Sedona Festival is the main event this weekend, but there are many events taking place for all to enjoy! Below you will find our top picks for fun things to do in the red rocks this weekend, for a full listing of events please visit our Sedona Events Page.  Have a great Weekend!

Featured Events and Live Entertainment

Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show
February 17th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $20/$225/$30
Dinner & Show Package: $60/$65/$70
Anthony-Mazzella-posterLegends Of Guitar is a tribute show to famous guitar players and their music. The show features world renowned guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella who plays it all live. Legends Of Guitar reaches a very broad audience given the diversity of artists it pays tribute to. People love guitar music and are fanatical about the bands they play in. This show features the technical skills of the greatest guitarists and the music from some of the biggest bands. This live event will take place at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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The 23nd Annual Sedona International Film Festival2o17filmfest
February 18th – 26th, 2017
Purchase Passes here
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 2017 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. 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! For more information or to purchase passes please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Live in Concert – Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
February 18th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $65/$55 and $100 for VIP tickets
Bruce-Hornsby-teaserThree-time Grammy Award-winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Sedona International Film Festival with a performance with his band The Noisemakers at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s three-decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”, the title track of his 1986 debut album, became one of the most popular songs on American radio. VIP tickets for the best seats at SPAC and a backstage meet-and-greet with Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers before the concert are $100. Only 50 VIP tickets will be sold. Please note: No phone orders will be taken because all ticket buyers must select their seats at the time of purchase. All concertgoers must have a ticket for entry. Sedona International Film Festival passes and ticket packages will not provide concert access. This is a separate-ticketed event. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show
Featuring Tom Tayback & The Daddy O’s
February 18th, 2017 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $20/$25/$30
Sound Bites GrillSound Bites Grill is pleased to present 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. You can Remember When at this show. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Guided Archaeology Hike
February 19th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
RERO_ArchHikeRed 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 19th, 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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When it comes to the staff at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona there is no doubt our main priority is making sure your time in Sedona, AZ is special. Over the last year we have made some great improvements to the property: new comfortable seating with fire pits on the terraces, EV & Tesla Vehicle Charging Stations for our guests’ use with our compliments as well as new window treatments and mattresses in all our guest rooms. We have also made improvements to our Inn of Sedona Blog to better assist our concierge, and our guests, to plan their Sedona Getaway. Our goal in 2017 is to enhance your experience in the red rocks as well as your stay at our Sedona hotel. New vacation packages are coming soon and hotel improvements will continue.

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Black Market Trust Band in Sedona, AZ

Sound Bites Grill

The Black Market Trust Band

February 25th and 26th, 2017

Visit Sedona, Arizona during the last weekend of February and enjoy the Gypsy Jazz Sound of The Black Market Trust Band at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill!  You can enjoy this evening of entertainment however you like: enjoy a scrumptious dinner and purchase the Supper Club Dinner Show for only $65, or purchase show only tickets for $25!

Black Market Trust BandThe Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release II combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a sophomore album that brings a new and exciting sound to 12 tried and true classic songs.

Merging their love of everything from The Mills Brothers to The Beach Boys, Sinatra to Lennon/McCartney, the band began to arrange lead and 3 part vocal harmony lines to 12 of their favorite Great American Songbook standards. Using Radaich’s emotive, light baritone as the focus and surrounding it with Netzley’s pure tenor and Irwin’s rich bottom-end, the band’s sound is a synthesis of two distinctly different vibes- one of a gypsy campfire, the other a slick metropolitan nightclub- into a cohesive, stylish sound.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.soundbitesgrill.com

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Take Advantage of our Year Round Mobile Hotel Special!

We 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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Mountain Bike Festival in Sedona, AZ

Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

March 3rd – 5th, 2017

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Start making your plans today to visit Sedona, Arizona the first weekend of March for the 2017 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival! With the stunning scenery here in Sedona and the trails that have been featured in countless press write-ups, get ready to come shake off the cold with three days of unmatched red rock riding, along with a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, and great Bands!

Sedona’s stunning Posse Grounds Park, right down the street from the hotel in West Sedona, will once again welcome enthusiasts from across the globe for this year’s festival! For those of you who will be visiting the red rocks for the festival and wish to stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, save money with our Sedona Mountain Bike Festival Hotel Special! You can save big and be close to the main venue! 

Sedona’s average temperature in March is 65 degrees and with over 200 miles of single-track trails, it’s the perfect biker destination. Simply put: it’s a bucket list destination people want to come ride. Featured entertainment for this year’s event are: The Naughty Bits, The Hourglass Cats, Planet Sandwich, Decker, Invincible Grins and the VeloValo Band.

Festival passes are not included with the Hotel Special, to purchase passes to this event, or for more event information, please visit the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival.

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

  • logoBsizeReceive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the festival taking place March 3rd – 5th, 2017.
  • Take advantage of our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle” to get you to and from the Posse Grounds Park.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072, or toll free at 800.292.5344, and ask for the “Mountain Bike Festival” special rate.
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona.

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Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Sedona, Arizona

Weekend Events, Entertainment, and Fun Things to do in Sedona

February 10th – 12th, 2017

IMG_0855A big welcome to all of our guests and visitors to the red rocks of Sedona, AZ! It is going to be a wonderful weekend of events and Valentine’s celebrations. We would like to remind our Inn of Sedona guests to take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle! Relax, unwind, enjoy a glass of wine and celebrate with your special someone without the worry of driving! Our shuttle will be more than happy to pick you up anywhere in Sedona proper, about a 3 mile radius, until 9:30 pm. Below you will find all of the featured events for this weekend, including Valentine celebrations. Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend!

Weekend Featured Events

Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show
February 10th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $20/$225/$30
Dinner & Show Package: $60/$65/$70
Anthony-Mazzella-posterLegends Of Guitar is a tribute show to famous guitar players and their music. The show features world renowned guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella who plays it all live. Legends Of Guitar reaches a very broad audience given the diversity of artists it pays tribute to. People love guitar music and are fanatical about the bands they play in. This show features the technical skills of the greatest guitarists and the music from some of the biggest bands. This live event will take place at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
February 11th, 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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Red Rose Inspiration for Animals
Sedona Arts & Crafts Show
February 11th – 12th, 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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Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine’s Celebration
February 11th, 12th and 14th, 2017
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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Sedona Entertainment – Esteban Valentines Concert
Legendary Guitarist Esteban and Violinist Teresa Joy
February 11th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)Esteban-Color-bc-3-2015
Tickets starting at $69/VIP Dinner Package $149
Sound Bites Grill is pleases to present An Up-Close and Intimate Concert like no other, experience an evening with a master concert guitarist, a world renown violinist, one of todays finest drummers and the hottest keyboardist in AZ! Esteban’s concerts are memorable moments of the heart, as he performs with Teresa Joy on violin, Joe Morris on drums and Raul Yanez on keys, the experience is a sensational expression of the inner soul. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Guided Geology Hike
February 12th, 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
February 12th, 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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Winter Serenade Concert
February 12th, 2017 (2:30 pm – 4:00 pm)
Admission: $30
Verde Valley SinfoniettaHarpist David Ice is the featured soloist in the Verde Valley Sinfonietta’s second concert of the season, “Winter Serenade”. An eclectic program of music from around the world will be guest conducted by Bill Cummings, one of three candidates for the Sinfonietta’s music director position. The concert is sponsored by Peter and Kathy Wege of Sedona. This Sedona event takes place at the Sedona Performing Arts Center located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. For more information please visit www.vvsinfonietta.org.

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Valentines Murder Mystery “I Love you to Death”
February 12th, 2017 (5:30 pm)
Cost: $65 per person (includes 4 course dinner)
The-Days-Of-Wine-Muder-Cast-III-768x576Sound Bites Grill will be hosting another one of their popular mystery dinner shows on Sunday! “I LOVE YOU… to DEATH” is a Valentine Murder Mystery packed with comedy, music, long lost love and… a heaping dose of murder. Bursting with comedy, music and crazy mayhem, each dinner theater mystery includes a delicious three-course gourmet meal after a 5pm cocktail hour where guests get up close and personal with zany murder mystery characters. Dinner will be served as comic scenes break out, giving guests clues as to “who done it.” After dessert is served, everyone will have an opportunity to vote for whomever they think did the dirty deed. The lucky winner will be awarded a special gift by Sound Bites Grill. Shows have limited seating and sell out quickly so call to get tickets. For more information and tickets, call Sound Bites Grill at 928.282.2913 or visit www.Soundbitesgrill.com

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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 12 passenger air conditioned van, 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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Upcoming Hotels Specials for Sedona, AZ

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona Hotel Specials

Sedona International Film Festival, Mountain Biking Festival and Yoga Festival

IOS-cover-4The Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona is pleased to announce three upcoming hotel specials that will save you money on your lodging during three of the most popular events taking place in Sedona, Arizona. It all starts with the Sedona International Film Festival! See below for all the details!

2017 Sedona Film Festival Hotel Special
Valid February 18th – 26th, 2017

  • 2o17filmfestSave up to $40 a night, savings will vary with room type
  • Take advantage of our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle” to get you to and from the main event venues of the Sedona Film Festival!
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072, or toll free at 800.292.5344, and ask for the “Sedona Film Festival” special rate
  • You will need to purchase your Sedona Film Festival passes/tickets separately at the Sedona International Film Festival website
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona

Sedona International Film Festival
February 18th – 26th, 2017
Join filmmakers, celebrities, industry guests and film buffs from all around the world as Sedona takes center with its biggest celebration of film yet! This is the greatest celebration of the BEST in independent film from around the world!From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films, you will be treated to a cinephile’s dream … NINE DAYS and more than 160 films! For more information or to purchase tickets to the festival please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

 

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

  • logoBsizeReceive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the festival taking place March 3rd – 5th, 2017.
  • Take advantage of our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle” to get you to and from the Posse Grounds Park.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072, or toll free at 800.292.5344, and ask for the “Mountain Bike Festival” special rate.
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona.

2017 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival
March 3rd – 5th, 2017
Shake off those winter blues at the 2017 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival! With the stunning scenery here in Sedona and the trails that have been featured in countless press write-ups, get ready to come shake off the cold with three days of unmatched red rock riding, along with a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, and great Bands! The location of the festival, Sedona’s stunning Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona, will welcome enthusiasts from across the globe for this year’s festival! For more information and to stay up to date and in the loop please visit the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival.

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Sedona Yoga Festival Hotel Special

Sedona YogaStay with us at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the Sedona Yoga Festival taking place March 9th – 12th, 2017 and save up to $40.00 a night! Just let us know you are attending the Festival, it’s that easy! Please call the hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Yoga Festival Rate” to make your reservations. This discounted rate is for lodging only, you will need to purchase your passes separately at the Sedona Yoga Festival website. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

Sedona Yoga Festival
March 9th – 12th, 2017
Purchase Tickets/Passes
The Sedona Yoga Festival provides the keys to unlocking your greatest transformation with a focus on yoga and the expansion of consciousness. This conference is a world class opportunity for you to deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days and three nights of yoga, meditation, hiking and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West. The 5th Annual Sedona Yoga Festival will be held at a neighboring Collective Sedona and the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock. For more information please visit the Sedona Yoga Festival.

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