Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZ

Weekend Events Guide for Sedona, AZ

March 13th – 15th, 2015

tight building IMG 99091 Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZThis is the perfect weekend to take a spur of the moment trip to Sedona, AZ! Beautiful weather and fun events are what it is all about this weekend in the red rocks. If you love the blues, Olde Sedona Bar and Grill is the place to be on Friday night when the “Rocking Blues Band” Blues Dawg takes the Stage at 9pm! Saturday is jammed packed, the Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival will be taking place along with Family Archaeology Day at Red Rock State Park, Living History Mountain Man Camp at the V Bar V Heritage Site, Sedona Arts and Crafts Show in West Sedona and legendary guitarist Esteban will be playing at Sound Bites Grill!

Featured Sedona/Verde Valley Weekend Events

Blues Dawg at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill
March 13th, 2015 (9:00 pm)Joe Neri Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZ
If you love the blues you do not want to miss the popular rocking blues band – Blues Dawg at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. Blues Dawg is a contemporary electric blues band steeped in the traditions of American blues and roots music, a seasoned and professional band of musicians with decades of performance experience, including most of the venues throughout Sedona and the Verde Valley. There is no cover charge for this event, Olde Sedona is located at 1405 West Highway 89A.  To learn more please visit Olde Sedona Bar and Grill on Facebook.

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45th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
March 14th, 2015 (10:30 am – 3:00 pm)
St. Patricks.png 2 Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZDon’t miss the Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival taking place on and along Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona. Parade entrants include dignitaries and civic, social, cultural and religious organizations with area businesses. The Festival begins immediately following the parade, featuring live entertainment, free children’s and family activities, food booths and a Beer Garden until 3:00 pm. Both are free to attend. For more information on this Sedona Festival please visit the Sedona Main Street Program.

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Family Archeology Day-Saturday
March 14th, 2015 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park1 Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZLooking for something to do with the whole family that’s not just educational, but fun? Red Rock State Park’s Connections Program will be hosting a Family Archeology Program. The program will consist of two different educational activities. One activity will focus on the science of archeology with a hands on excavation experience in the park’s interpretive ‘dig site’, while the other group will hit the trails for an anthropologically focused educational hike. The Connection Program has been developed for students from first through twelfth grade in order to provide field activities in a natural environment. There is an age limit of 7 years old with an adult for this program. Please call ahead for reserve your space 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Living History Mountain Man Camp
March 14th – 15th, 2015 (9:30 am – 3:00 pm)VBarV Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZ
Visit a living history Mountain Man Camp at the V Bar V Heritage Site. Learn about the early 1800’s history of this region from the point of view of mountain men who were exploring, fur trapping and trading. See demonstrations of natural hide tanning and learn about native plants and wildlife. See and learn about petroglyphs that were made by over 700 years ago. Red Rock Pass or equivalent required for parking. Passes are $ 5.00 per vehicle and are available at the V Bar V visitor center. For more information please visit the V Bar V Heritage Site.

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Sedona Arts and Crafts Show
Rosey crafts show Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZMarch 14th – 15th, 2015
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 in West Sedona in the front and side parking lot at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. The events start at 10:00 am Saturday and Sunday.For more details please visit Red Rose Inspiration for Animals.

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Sedona Entertainment – Legendary Guitarist Esteban
March 14th, 2015 (7:00 pm)
Esteban July 2014 682x1024 Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZLegendary flamenco/classical style guitarist, Esteban, will be returning as “Artist in Residence” at the Sound Bites Grill Celebrity Show Lounge! Esteban has created a special Sedona Dinner Concert with his daughter Teresa Joy and drummer Joe Morris. Show times are Saturday and Monday Evenings at 7:00 pm. Please call 928.282.2713 for more information, tickets, menu details and reservations. Dinner is served in the Celebrity Show Lounge until 11:00 pm and Dinner packages are available. After the show you may visit with Esteban and Teresa Joy for photos and autographs. Visit www.soundbitesgrill.com or www.Estebanmusic.com for further details.

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Fourth Annual Explore Ancient Wonders of Sedona Events

Explore Sedona’s Ancient Wonders

Speakers, Art and Jeep Tour Explore Sedona’s Ancient Wonders

explore sedona events 2015 Fourth Annual Explore Ancient Wonders of Sedona EventsThe fourth annual Explore Ancient Wonders of Sedona events are celebrating Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month with two days of special activities. On March 16th Susie Reed and Jerry Ehrhardt will give free talks at Keep Sedona Beautiful and on March 19th there’s a rare, extended Honanki Heritage Site Pink Jeeps tour and Goldenstein Gallery reception with flute music by Jesse Kalu.

Events kick off at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 16th with an evening of free speakers at Keep Sedona Beautiful (360 Brewer Road). Award-winning photographer Susie Reed will show some of her remarkable images and talk about rock art from an artist’s perspective. In her presentation, “The Art of Rock Art” she’ll discuss how it was made, it’s purposes in ancient and modern times and how she brings pictographs and petroglyphs back to life in her intriguing photos. She’ll also show a preview of what people will see on the special March 19th guided tour to Honanki Heritage Site.

Susie Reed is considered an eminent photographer of Southwestern rock art. She has a deep affinity for this subject, which she’s been passionate about since 1995. She shows at Goldenstein Gallery and her pictures are in Forest Service Visitor Centers thanks to a Sedona Arts and Culture Commission individual artist’s grant. She’s a conservation and preservationist who educates people about the value of archaeology sites by sharing her photos, speaking and leading tours.

Jerry Ehrhardt will open the evening with his talk “Prehistoric Agriculture of the Verde Valley”. He’ll explain unique and innovative methods of irrigation, water collection, farming and gardening that were successfully used in the area. He’ll share discoveries made while leading survey groups who’ve documented numerous archaeology sites over many years. He’s a Governor’s Award in Public Archaeology award recipient, contributor to Archaeology Southwest, a former president of the Verde Valley Archaeology Society and popular speaker.

For those wanting to see one of Sedona’s spectacular archaeology treasures in person, Susie Reed and knowledgeable Pink Jeep guides are leading a special, customized tour to Honanki Heritage Site on Thursday, March 19th from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. This promises to be an insightful afternoon during which they’ll share fascinating information about the site’s history, dwellings, rock art and an excavation and restoration project Reed photographed for several years. The tour begins and ends at Goldenstein Gallery (70 Dry Creek Road). Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. To reserve a spot call Pink Jeep Tours at 928.282.5000 and request the Archaeology Month Honanki Tour.

This year’s events conclude at Goldenstein Gallery with a reception on Thursday, March 19th from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. This acclaimed gallery exhibits the creations of several artists influenced by Arizona’s rich Native American heritage, including Susie Reed. They’ve been voted the top gallery in Sedona for the last seven years. Honanki tour participants and the public are welcome to attend. Jesse Kalu will play his handmade bamboo flutes. His love of Sedona’s ancient sites often inspires his music.

For further information about the 2015 fourth annual Explore Ancient Wonders of Sedona events visit www.susiereedphotos.com or www.keepsedonabeautiful.org, you may also call 928.204.5856.

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tight building IMG 99091 Fourth Annual Explore Ancient Wonders of Sedona EventsA 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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45th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

 45th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

March 14th, 2015

St. Patricks.png 2 45th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & FestivalAre you ready for some St. Patty’s fun in the Red Rocks of Sedona? We are! Visit Sedona, AZ this coming weekend and join in the fun at the 45th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival taking place on Saturday March 14th on and along Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona.

 The fun kicks off at 10:30 am with the festive parade that starts at Jordan Historical Park and proceeds south on Jordan Road to Mesquite Avenue. The St. Patrick’s parade is popular and we highly suggest showing up a little early and picking your place along the route to watch. The Festival begins immediately following the parade, featuring free children’s and family activities, food booths and music until 3:00 pm. If you are a guest at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and would like to attend this event, take advantage of our Complimentary ‘About Town” shuttle that will drop you off in Uptown Sedona for this event and pick you up when you are ready to return. So if you are over 21 enjoy some St. Patty’s day libations and leave the driving to us!

Both the Parade and Festival are free to attend and are presented by Sedona Main Street Program, NAU Parks and Recreation Management Program and the Sedona Green Team. For more information please visit the Sedona Main Street Program.

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Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service

new shuttle 45th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & FestivalDid 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!
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Red Rose Inspiration for Animals Sedona Art and Craft Show

Red Rose Inspiration for Animals

Sedona Arts & Crafts Show

March 7th and 8th, 2015

Rosey crafts show Red Rose Inspiration for Animals Sedona Art and Craft ShowDuring your visit to Sedona, Arizona this weekend make sure to check out the Red Rose Inspiration for Animals art and craft show, a great place to find one of a kind pieces to take home with you! The upcoming show will take place March 7th and 8th (10:00 am to 5:00 pm), at the parking lot of the Redrock Precision Motors.

By attending this event not only do you help support an organization that excels at saving the lives of many wonderful and loving animals, but you also get a chance to see the creations of talented local artists and craftsmen that participate in the show. If you are a guest of ours at the Inn of Sedona, we will be more than happy to drop your off and pick you up at this event in our complimentary “About Town” Sedona shuttle.

Red Rose Inspiration for Animals holds these special arts and crafts shows in the Spring and Fall when the weather is pleasant and you can really enjoy being outside and viewing all that the Sedona artists and craftsman have to offer. To see the schedule of all the upcoming Sedona shows click here. Proceeds from events will go to various animal rescue organizations to help homeless, abused, neglected or nearly extinct animals. Community shelters or sanctuaries will participate in off-site adoptions at these events when possible. For more information on the Sedona event please visit Red Rose Inspiration for Animals

* The mission for Red Rose Inspiration for Animals, Inc. is simple: to provide quality, affordable and professional well-organized shows with great success for the exhibitors while enhancing the lives of homeless, abused, neglected animals and animals near extinction.

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Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service
new shuttle Red Rose Inspiration for Animals Sedona Art and Craft ShowAll of us here at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona want you to have the best vacation ever! Our complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle this to a 12 passenger van! We’ll take you anywhere withing 5 miles of the hotel then when you call 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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Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the Galleries

Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour March 6th, 2015

Jerome Art Walk March 7th, 2015

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The storms have moved on and the sun will be shining in Sedona, Arizona this weekend! We have had a fairly mild winter this year in the red rocks, so we can’t complain too much about the storms on Sunday and Monday. But we are happy for our guests that are visiting this weekend, it’s going to be a beauty! The clear skies and warmer temperatures arrive just in time for 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries on March 6th and the Jerome Art Walk on the 7th! Don’t get me wrong, you will still need a moderate jacket in the early morning and evening hours. If you are visiting Phoenix to catch some spring training games consider visiting us in the red rocks this weekend, we still have a few rooms available!

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. If you are staying at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, we 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

Sedona Arts Center
“35th Annual Juried Members Show”Sedona Arts Center Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the Galleries
The 35th Annual Juried Members’ Show is the highlight of the year for Sedona Arts Center members. The art is juried for both professional and emerging artists. Mingle with art lovers, artists and art collectors at their first Friday opening reception. A wonderful array of styles and media include sculpture, ceramics, drawing, colored, pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, glass, wood, fiber, 3-D and 2-D mixed media, jewelry and photography. Plus, don’t miss the season opening of Poet’s Corner, with readings by Mary Heyborne and Adel Seronde, beginning at 4:00 pm. For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Goldenstein Gallery
“Impressionist-Expressionist”
Goldenstein Gallery Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the GalleriesThe Goldenstein Gallery kicks Impressionist-Expressionist featuring the work of Adele Seronde, Allen Powell, Patricia Griffin and Marilyn Bos. Acclaimed artist Patricia A. Griffin will be visiting during the opening weekend giving collectors an opportunity to meet this celebrated artist who is in Sedona for the first time. A stunning impressionist, Griffin’s award winning work has received international acclaim. Impressionist-Expressionist is part of a three-month series at Goldenstein Gallery featuring different art modalities.. For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery on Facebook.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts VillageKen Rowe Gallery Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the Galleries
Rowe Fine Art Gallery Featuring Still-Life Oil Painter Sue Krzyston
Still-life oil painter Sue Krzyston sees our world in a different light. Sue has the uncanny ability to capture the nuance and essence of an object by utilizing the effects of light and shadow. Her techniques have won over art collectors around the country. Meet Sue and see her latest paintings during Illuminate, a special exhibit and artist’s reception at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Andrea Smith Gallery Presents Anah Laudenslager
Adrea SMith Gallery Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the GalleriesMarch 6th – 7th, 2015
Anah Laudenslager is a healing artist who designs jewelry to awaken women to their inner light radiance; a hidden gem deep within. Her masterfully hand-crafted, semi- precious gemstone jewelry is energetically cleared and recharged to its pristine frequency using sound. When worn on the body provides healing through resonance. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Mountain Trails Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the GalleriesMountain Trails Gallery Presents “Susan Kliewer: A Lifetime of Tradition in Sculpture”
Mountain Trails Galleries presents “Susan Kliewer: A Lifetime of Tradition in Sculpture”: A retrospective of the fine art bronzes of one of the American West’s most beloved sculptors. Also featuring a Book Signing with Erik Petersen: Collecting the West: Inspiration to Creation – The Hidden Life Behind Bronze, Erik & Willie Petersen, Photography. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“Gregory Lomayesva: Free Interpretation”
Turquoise Gallery Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the GalleriesWith roots that reflect the iconic period of American art that launched Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Warhol and Pollock, Gregory Lomayesva contributes to the Pop Art arena in his own authentic and unique manner. In addition to appropriated imagery from familiar American iconography Lomayesva also draws from his own Hopi and Hispanic iconography that equally inform his particular worldview. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Lanning Gallery
“Anne Andersson: Wild at Heart”Lanning Gallery Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the Galleries
The Lanning Gallery opens “Anne Andersson: Wild at Heart” showcasing the hard-to-believe sculptures of wild cats that look so real they could stand up, stretch and amble away. Anne Andersson’s realistic life-size animals are made using sisal fibers extracted from the sisal agave plant; sculpted clay is used for their noses and hand-painted fired glass for their eyes. It is a combination of unique materials and remarkable artistic vision that brings these sculptures to life. 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 Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the GalleriesMarch 7th, 2015 (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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Grand Canyon Experience Tour (Pink Jeep Adventure)

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  • Grand Canyon Visit Sedona this Weekend and Explore the GalleriesThis 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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Sedona Entertainment: Esteban Returns for Spring Season

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Esteban Returns to Sedona for Spring Season

Sound Bites Grill Sedona Entertainment: Esteban Returns for Spring Season

Legendary flamenco/classical style guitarist, Esteban, will be returning as “Artist in Residence” at the Sound Bites Grill Celebrity Show Lounge monthly starting Saturday March 7, 2015. Esteban (best known in Phoenix for his years of performing at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale) made Arizona his second home last year with numerous performances in Sedona. Esteban has created a special Sedona Dinner Concert with his daughter Teresa Joy and drummer Joe Morris.

The two are on a special journey which has life changing memories for Esteban. He may be playing guitar, but when he’s playing, “I don’t care what my fingers are doing,” he says. “You play from your heart.” That’s exactly what the world renowned guitarist will be doing Saturday and Monday evenings in March, April and May of 2015 in Sedona.

Teresa Joy a spinning violinist (you have never seen anything like this) finds herself at home on the stage, learning new things about herself every time she plays. Connecting with the music and audience is the highest reward to her. Connecting as well with her father, Esteban, she feels truly blessed they are on this incredible musical journey together.

Show times are Saturday and Monday Evenings at 7:00 pm. Please call 928.282.2713 for more information, tickets, menu details and reservations. Dinner is served in the Celebrity Show Lounge until 11:00 pm and Dinner packages are available. You can enjoy a Pre-Fixe 3 course gourmet menu to compliment the show for a great packaged price. After the show you may visit with Esteban and Teresa Joy for photos and autographs. Visit www.soundbitesgrill.com or www.Estebanmusic.com for further details. First shows of the new season are Saturday March 7th and Monday March 9th, 2015.

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BWIS 2 Sedona Entertainment: Esteban Returns for Spring Season 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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2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde Valley

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2015 Guide to Fun Things to do in Sedona, Arizona

Inn of Sedona Facebook 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyWe have asked our family, friends, staff and guests what their favorite things to do in Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley were to help give our visitors an insider’s guide  to the red rocks. We had a lot of suggestions, and picked the ones that were suggested the most.

Below you will find the top suggestions that we believe will get you off to a good start for your visit to Sedona and the Verde Valley. Once you get here you will find your own favorites that encompass your interests and we would love to hear about it. So please, after or during your visit let us know what some of your favorite things to do in Sedona were by either filling out a comment at the end of this article or by posting on our Inn of Sedona Facebook page.

Fun Things to do in Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley

Hiking the West Fork Trail
West Fork Trail 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyWhen it comes to hiking in the Sedona, Arizona area one of the all time favorite hikes would have to be the West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon, the most popular trail on the Coconino National Forest. Fall is the most popular time of year to take this hike when the beautiful red rocks and clear blue skies serves as the perfect backdrop for the vibrant fall foliage in Oak Creek Canyon, but there is no bad time of year to enjoy this hike. Well I take that back, we would not want to hike it during a heavy rainstorm. Visit our West Fork Trail photo album.

Pink Jeep “Broken Arrow” Tour
Pink Jeep Tours 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyPink Jeep’s famous “Broken Arrow Tour” is by far the most popular four-wheel drive tour in the Southwest. Excitement abounds on this fun-filled four-wheeling Two Hour adventure that leads you on and over the red rocks while the magnificent canyon walls surround you. You’ll be awestruck by the natural splendor and thrilled as your guide expertly navigates you down “The Road of No Return”. Don’t forget your camera on this One-of-a-Kind Pink Jeep Tour. If you are going to be staying at the Inn of Sedona and would like to experience this Jeep tour make sure to check out our “Sleep ‘n’ Jeep” vacation package.

Visiting Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Fiesta del Tlaquepaque 2 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyOriginally conceived as an artist community, Tlaquepaque is a perfect setting to witness gifted artisans absorbed in their work.It’s not uncommon to venture upon a well-known sculptor working on his or her latest piece right in one of the Tlaquepaque galleries. The galleries and unique shops live in harmony with its lush natural environment. The vine covered stucco walls, cobble-stoned walkways and magnificent arched entryways create an ambiance that is as impressive as the artists that grace the galleries, restaurants & shops. Tlaquepaque is also well know for their events and celebrations. See photo’s of the Tlaquepaque Cinco De Mayo Celebrations!

Arizona ATV Adventure Tours
Arizona ATV 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyGo on an expertly guided 30 mile ATV tour in the outback of the West Sedona Valley where over 40 movies have been filmed. Arizona ATV Adventures has over a hundred miles of trails to choose from, which allows their guides to customize each tour based on the age, interests and skill levels of the group. You’ll be awestruck by a view of the Verde Valley from the top of Skeleton Bone Mountain, over 800 feet above the valley floor. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license or be 15 years old with a valid learner’s permit. If you are going to be staying at the Inn of Sedona and would like to experience this Jeep tour make sure to check out our “Play Dirty, Sleep Tight” vacation package.

Hiking Bell Rock Pathway
Hiking Sedona 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyThis trail takes you on a scenic journey of the red rocks with panoramic views that can’t be beat. This hiking trail is marked as easy to moderate and there are other paths and trails that lead off of the Pathway for you and your family to explore.The Pathway is about 7 miles round trip and it is important to remember it is not a loop. Keep that in mind while you are enjoying your hike and remember you have to hike back the distance you go in. You do not have to hike the entire pathway to enjoy some great views of the red rocks. As soon as you walk the first 10-15 minutes in, you will be close enough to feel the energy of Bell Rock. Visit our Bell Rock Pathway photo Album.

Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures
Sedona Flyfishing adventures header 1a 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyYes, there is water in the dessert, and more importantly there is fly fishing! Oak Creek offers some of the most pristine pools and secluded stretches of water in Northern Arizona. This creek along with its breathtaking red rock views, make for an unforgettable fishing adventure any time of year. The fishing season is open year round, and Oak Creek is stocked regularly. Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures offers offers a fishing excursion of a lifetime from the red rocks of Sedona to Arizona’s White Mountains, and on to historic Lee’s Ferry. Fishing licenses is required and can be purchased on line at www.az.gov/app/huntfish. If you will be staying at our hotel and are interested in a fly fishing adventure make sure to check out our “Sedona Castaway” vacation package.

Visiting the Sedona Airport MesaCoffepot Rock 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde Valley
You definitely want to make the trip up to the Sedona Airport Mesa for some of the best overall panoramic views in Sedona, and the sunset there is exceptional because of the way the lights and colors bounce off the red rocks. Make sure to bring your camera, you can get some amazing shots of Coffeepot rock from the look out! If you happen to go around meal time, the Mesa Grill comes highly recommended.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
OOA12ben 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyOut of Africa Wildlife Park locate 30 minutes from Sedona in Camp Verde, Arizona is the ultimate wildlife experience! The park offers fun, exciting and educational attractions for the whole family to enjoy such as Wildlife Preserve,Tiger Splash, African Bush Safari, Giant Snake Show, Wonders of the Wildlife Show and Predator Feed. These adventures give you the opportunity to get up close to wild life in a natural habitat. With all the great attractions offered we highly suggest allowing at least four hours to experience all the Park’s adventures. If you will be staying at our hotel and are interested in visiting the wildlife park make sure to check out our “Out of Africa Adventure” vacation package.

Visiting National Monuments and Historical Sites
Montezuma Castle National Monument 2 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyThe Verde River Valley and Sedona area is rich with history from Native American history, especially the history of the Sinagua culture, to the Pioneers of Sedona. You will find many places to explore and ignite the imagination of yourself and your children. You will find everything from an amazing five-story cliff dwelling, well preserved petroglyph sites, to a self-guided trail exploring a variety of volcanic formations. Make sure to check out these historical sites Montezuma Castle, Palatki Heritage Site, Honanki Heritage Site, Wupatki National Monument and the V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Tuzigoot National Monument.

Verde Canyon Railroad
train monoclinefault Galler 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyKnown as Arizona’s longest-running nature show, Verde Canyon Railroad trains take you on a scenic tour along the Verde River, over bridges and old-fashioned trestles, and past crimson cliffs, red rock pinnacles and ancient Sinagua Indian ruins into the heart of spectacular Sycamore Canyon. Depending on the season, you’ll enjoy spring flowers, fall foliage, migrating waterfowl, and wintering bald and golden eagles. The Verde Canyon Railroad also offers special events throughout the year, the most popular excursion is the Grape Train Escape. If you will be staying at our hotel and are interested in experiencing the Verde Canyon Railroad make sure to check out our “Romancing the Rails” vacation package.

Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park
stupa 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyThe Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is one of the most visited spiritual sites in Sedona and was built as a gift to the community and the world. On any given day in Sedona, dozens of visitors of all faiths trek up the short winding trails to the 36 foot Amitabha Stupa and the smaller Tara Stupa for prayer, meditation, healing, and the experience of peace in a beautiful and sacred setting. The Amitabha Stupa is open every day from dawn until dusk and your visit is free of charge. (Of course, donations to support the stupa are gratefully accepted.)The Stupa is located at 2650 Pueblo Drive, off of Andante, in the heart of West Sedona.

Visiting Jerome and Cottonwood
Many of our guests who come to Sedona and have access to a vehicle highly recommend experiencing the history and fun of the Verde Valley. Jerome and Old Town Cottonwood rated high on the list from guests.

Jerome
Jerome 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyJerome, located 5,200 feet up on Cleopatra Hill, was once the 4th largest city in the Arizona Territory. Between the late 1880s and early 1950s Jerome was a thriving mining camp producing an amazing 3 million pounds of copper per month. Now that’s a lot of copper! You can still feel the history in Jerome today,the Jerome Historical Society has done a wonderful job in guarding and preserving many of the historical buildings. You will now find the town filled with galleries, restaurants, and wine tasting rooms. They have a very popular “Art Walk” that takes place every 1st Saturday of the month throughout the year.

Cottonwood
DHRSP 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyShops, galleries and restaurants line Main Street and provide the backdrop for this quaint and colorful historic district. The unique Cottonwood Jail stands guard at the top of Main Street. Cottonwood is surrounded by jagged mountains on the south and west, and to the north and east by mesas and buttes. Named for the beautiful Cottonwood trees that grow along the Verde River, the town grew from a small farming community to the Verde Valley ‘s population center, called “the biggest little town in Arizona” by the late 1920s. At that time Old Town businesses supported residents and workers of the many mines that operated in nearby communities.

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tight building IMG 99091 2015 Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde ValleyA 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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2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month

Arizona State Parks

2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month

Events all Month Long,Throughout Arizona!

Archaeology 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthFor 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, American Indian Art Show and Archaeology Film Festival 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 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 know.

Camp Verde

Fort Verde State Historic Park

  • Living History Presentation and Guided Tours
    March 7th and 21st, 2015 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
    FOVE G 01 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthExplore the history of Fort Verde State Historic Park! Take a stroll along Officers’ Row with a docent as they lead guided tours through historic homes. This event is sponsored by Arizona State Parks. Regular entrance fees will apply. For more information please contact Sheila Stubler,(928.567.3275 or sstubler@azstateparks.gov
  • Workshop: How to Make Adobe Bricks at Fort Verde
    March 14th & 28th, 2015 (10:00 am and 2:00 pm)
    Want to learn how to make Adobe Bricks? Don’t miss this workshop sponsored by Arizona State Parks at Fort Verde State Historic Park. You will learn the basics of making adobe bricks as well as the history of the Fort. For more information please contact Sheila Stubler,(928) 567-3275 or sstubler@azstateparks.gov

V Bar V Heritage Site

  • Living History Mountain Man Camp
    March 14th – 15th, 2015 (9:30 am – 3:00 pm)VBarV 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month
    Visit a living history Mountain Man Camp at the V Bar V Heritage Site. Learn about the early 1800’s history of this region from the point of view of mountain men who were exploring, fur trapping and trading. See demonstrations of natural hide tanning and learn about native plants and wildlife. See and learn about petroglyphs that were made by over 700 years ago. Red Rock Pass or equivalent required for parking. Passes are $ 5.00 per vehicle and are available at the V Bar V visitor center. For more information please visit the V Bar V Heritage Site.
  • V Bar V Ancient Technology Discovery Days
    March 21st – 22nd, 2015
    Demonstrations and hands on activities of Ancient Technology including making and firing pottery, throwing rabbit sticks and atl-atls, ancient technology tool demonstrations, flint knapping, making fire by friction, grinding corn on a metate, making pinch pots, and tasting traditional foods. Archaeologists will be on site. Author Ken Zoll will talk about the solar calendar spring equinox effect at the petroglyph panel from 1-2 p.m., Sat.-Sun. Enjoy watching the Yavapai Apache Nation dancers and singers and more! Bring walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water. Red Rock Pass or equivalent required for parking. Passes are $5 per vehicle and are available at the V Bar V visitor center.  Red Rock Pass or equivalent entrance fee required per vehicle. For more information please visit the V Bar V Heritage Site.

Verde Valley Archaeology Fair  & American Indian Art Show
March 28th – 29th, 2015
The 2015 International Archaeology Film Festival
March 27th & 28th, 2015
AFairLogo.gif 3 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthThe Verde Valley Archaeology Fair and International Archaeology Film Festival are held during Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month on the last weekend in March. Enjoy two exciting days of archaeological adventures, and take a trip back in time to explore the past through hands-on activities and presentations.

Experience the excitement of archaeology with dozens of hands-on activities, live presentations, and special programs. The Fair includes the annual American Indian Art Show with artists from Hopi, Navajoland, 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 2015 International Archaeology Film Festival will have film showings March 27th and 28th at 7:00 pm at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde. Tickets will be $10 per film (Members $8). For more information please visit the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair.

Open House: George Hance House & Camp Verde Historical Society Museum
March 28th, 2015 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Hance house int 300x199 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthThe Camp Verde Historical Society is pleased to sponsor the George Hance Open House. The George Hance House is located near Fort Verde State Historic Park at 229 Coppinger Street and was built in 1916. George W. Hance arrived in the Verde Valley in 1869, and was later appointed first Postmaster of Camp Verde. The Camp Verde Historical Society Museum is located at 435 South Main Street. For more information please contact Nancy Floyd at 928.567.5060 or verdevista@swiftwireless.com.

Blacksmiths Demonstration at Camp Verde’s 1933 Rock Jail
March 28th, 2015 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
size 550x415 1933 Camp Verde Rock Jail 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthSponsored by the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association. The blacksmith makes and repairs iron objects using a hammer, anvil, forge, tongs, and vise. For some, blacksmithing is a practical skill that allows the smith to fix things that needed to be fixed; for members of the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association, it is an art form that has evolved through the centuries. This Demonstration will take place during the Open house at the Camp Verde Rock Jail located at 44 Hollamon Street. For more information please contact Nancy Floyd at 928.567.5060 or verdevista@swiftwireless.com.

Flagstaff Area

Sunset Crater National Monument

Sunset Crater Hike: The Archaeology of a DisasterSunset Crater 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month
March 16th, 2015 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Join an archaeologist at the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Lava Flow Trail for a discussion about the prehistoric experience of the eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano and how humans adapted to environmental change. Regular entrance fees apply.For more information please call Lisa Baldwin at 928.526.1157, ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin@nps.gov.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

  • “Lantern Hike at Walnut Canyon National Monument.”
    walnut 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthMarch 5th, 2015 (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm)
    Celebrate Walnut Canyon National Monument’s Centennial by joining archaeologists on an evening hike to the historic Ranger Cabin—the monument’s first visitor center. Bring water, comfortable walking shoes and warm clothes. Reservations required:928.526-3367. For more information please contact Lisa Baldwin at lisa_baldwin@nps.gov.
  • Hike: Ranger Ledge Trail at Walnut Canyon National Monument.
    March 10th and 26th, 2015 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
    Walk along the popular Ranger Ledge Trail and see how the Sinagua lived at Walnut Canyon National Monument. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Regular entrance fees apply, reservations required:928.526-3367 or lisa_baldwin@nps.gov.
  • History of NPS Architecture at Walnut Canyon National Monument
    March 18th, 2015 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
    Celebrate Walnut Canyon National Monument’s Centennial and learn about its history through its architecture, including that of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Mission 66. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Regular entrance fees apply, reservations required:928.526-3367 or lisa_baldwin@nps.gov.
  • Demonstrations: Hands-On Craft Day
    March 21st, 2015 (11:00 am – 2:00 pm)
    Join NPS archaeologists at the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center and learn how early people in northern Arizona processed plant food using manos and metates. Make your own pinch pot, paintbrush and split-twig figurine. Learn how to throw a spear using an atlatl. Regular entrance fees apply.

Sedona

Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona
Every Monday – Saturday in March
Red Rock State Park1 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthThroughout the month of March Red Rock State Park will be playing the Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona program at 2:00 pm (Monday-Saturday in the park’s theatre). The program will cover the fascinating prehistory of the people who first settled in the area over 1,500 years ago. Learn about the settlements they built, how the culture flourished, their structures, and artifacts. View breathtaking shots of Sunset Crater, the sprawling settlements of Wupatki, and amazing dwellings including Montezuma Castle, Walnut Canyon, and Tuzigoot. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

Lecture Series: Native American Astronomical Practices
March 1st, 2015 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park1 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthJoin Red Rock State Park in welcoming Kenneth Zoll, who will be speaking about the Native American astronomical practices throughout history. The ability to predict seasons was essential for Native Americans in order manage environmental changes, which was vital for survival. learn about how the early sky watchers developed systems to synchronize their calendars around celestial events. Kenneth will describe the diverse ways in which prehistoric Native American cultures integrated the stars and their annual events. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park. Please call ahead for reserve your space 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees.

Demonstrations: Ancient Technologies at Red Rock Visitor Center
visitor ctr reflection 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthMarch 6th, 2015 (9:30 am – 4:30 pm)
This event will feature demonstrations of ancient technology including Fire by Friction with Michael Campbell, Bow and Arrow fabrication with Sam Palais, and Gourd Arts with Dean Campbell. Demonstrations will be at the visitor center under a covered porch at Red Rock Ranger Station, 8375 State Route 179, one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek. This event is free, for more information please contact Terrilyn Green at 928.203.2909 or tgreen01@fs.fed.us.

Family Archeology Day-Saturday
March 14th, 2015 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park1 2015 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthLooking for something to do with the whole family that’s not just educational, but fun? Red Rock State Park’s Connections Program will be hosting a Family Archeology Program. The program will consist of two different educational activities. One activity will focus on the science of archeology with a hands on excavation experience in the park’s interpretive ‘dig site’, while the other group will hit the trails for an anthropologically focused educational hike. The Connection Program has been developed for students from first through twelfth grade in order to provide field activities in a natural environment. There is an age limit of 7 years old with an adult for this program. Please call ahead for reserve your space 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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2015 March Events and Hikes at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park Events

Guided Hikes,  Geology, Native American History, Family Archeology Day and More!

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona has a great line up of events, presentations, family fun, and guided hikes in store for you this March. From bird and nature walks, to a lecture on Native American Astronomical Practices, to a Guided Geology Tour, to a special “Family Archeology Day”, this will be a fun month at the park!

Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona
Every Monday – Saturday in March
Red Rock State Park1 2015 March Events and Hikes at Red Rock State ParkThroughout the month of March Red Rock State Park will be playing the Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona program at 2:00 pm (Monday-Saturday in the park’s theatre). The program will cover the fascinating prehistory of the people who first settled in the area over 1,500 years ago. Learn about the settlements they built, how the culture flourished, their structures, and artifacts. View breathtaking shots of Sunset Crater, the sprawling settlements of Wupatki, and amazing dwellings including Montezuma Castle, Walnut Canyon, and Tuzigoot. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (9:00 am)Red Rock State Park 2 2015 March Events and Hikes at Red Rock State Park
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 9:00 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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Lecture Series: Native American Astronomical Practices
March 1st, 2015 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park1 2015 March Events and Hikes at Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park in welcoming Kenneth Zoll, who will be speaking about the Native American astronomical practices throughout history. The ability to predict seasons was essential for Native Americans in order manage environmental changes, which was vital for survival. learn about how the early sky watchers developed systems to synchronize their calendars around celestial events. Kenneth will describe the diverse ways in which prehistoric Native American cultures integrated the stars and their annual events. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park. Please call ahead for reserve your space 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees.

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Sedona Guided Geology Hike
March 8th, 2015 (1:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park 2015 March Events and Hikes 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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Lecture Series: Prehistoric Trade in the Southwest
March 8th, 2015 (2:00 pm) Red Rock State Park1 2015 March Events and Hikes at Red Rock State Park
Join Red Rock State Park to learn more about the prehistoric trade in the Southwest with Peter Pilles. This lecture will show the kinds of items that were traded from areas into the Southwest and will discuss that it was not only the exchange of objects, but the ideas that accompanied them, that makes trade an important stimulus for the growth and development of culture. Please call ahead for reserve your space 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Family Archeology Day – Saturday
March 14th, 2015 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park1 2015 March Events and Hikes at Red Rock State ParkLooking for something to do with the whole family that’s not just educational, but fun? Red Rock State Park’s Connections Program will be hosting a Family Archeology Program. The program will consist of two different educational activities. One activity will focus on the science of archeology with a hands on excavation experience in the park’s interpretive ‘dig site’, while the other group will hit the trails for an anthropologically focused educational hike. The Connection Program has been developed for students from first through twelfth grade in order to provide field activities in a natural environment. There is an age limit of 7 years old with an adult for this program. Please call ahead for reserve your space 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walks 2015 March Events and Hikes 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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Take Advantage of our Year Round Mobile Hotel Special!

BWIS 2 2015 March Events and Hikes at Red Rock State ParkWe 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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Don’t Miss the 2015 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

2015 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

March 6th – 8th, 2015

Capture Dont Miss the 2015 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

Shake off those Winter Blues at the 2015 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival taking place March 6th – 8th! With the stunning scenery here in Sedona and the trails that have been featured in countless recent press write-ups, get ready to come shake off the cold with three days of unmatched red rock riding, music listening, festival going, and more.

This 3 day mountain bike celebration will include a Main Expo/Festival area at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Village, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, great Bands and more! Sedona’s average temperature in March is 65 degrees and with over 200 miles of single-track trails, it’s the perfect biker destination.

Riders have the option of attending a single day, 2 days or all 3 days. While you can come mingle with vendors and listen to music for free, they are offering event packages to maximize your experience. This event is also a fund raiser for the Verde Valley Cyclists Collation. For more information, to purchase packages or to see a full event schedule for this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival website.

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Special Lodging Rates at the Inn of Sedona during the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

  • Bell Rock pathway 3 Dont Miss the 2015 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival Receive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the festival.
  • Our “About Town” Sedona Shuttle will drop you off and pick you up at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, the main festival area of this event.
  • 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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