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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Valentine’s Celebrations in Sedona, AZ

Sedona, Arizona

Valentine’s Celebrations and Fun!

February 11th – 14th, 2017

ValentinesThis Valentine’s Day weekend skip the flowers and candy hearts and treat your special someone to the beautiful scenery of Sedona, Arizona. Famous for it’s beautiful sunsets and the vibrant colors of the red rocks that surround it, Sedona is a perfect romantic getaway!

Stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and enjoy our award winning terraced design that offers our guests beautiful views from our promenade terraces! Take a stroll along the sunrise side as the day begins, and in the evening, stroll over to the west side to watch a spectacular sunset right from the terrace, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand.

There are also special events taking place in Sedona and the surrounding areas to help you and your special someone have one awesome, romantic, special Valentines Day weekend!

Valentine Special Events

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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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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Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Amore Valentines Concert
February 14th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Tickets starting at $65 AnthonyMazzella
Guitar Amore is a passionate music and dance show based on the eclectic original music of guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella. This exotic music is composed with a fusion of world influences consisting of Spanish guitar, Acoustic Finger style, Near Eastern and Celtic. Carrie KonyhasThe show also features the exciting belly dance routines and costumes of the elegant queen of Sedona dance Carrie Konyha. Do not miss the chance to see these two amazing performing artists live in a show to remember and cherish as part of your Sedona experience! Ticket price includes 3 course dinner, does not include tax & gratuity. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Vittles, Vines & Valentines – Cottonwood, AZ
February 14th – 18th, 2017
Tickets: $60++
BMR_2017_Valentine_fbMark your calendars with a big red heart and get ready for the 4th annual “Vittles, Vines and Valentines” special at the Blazin’ M Ranch! Bring your sweetie for a special Valentine’s price that includes two adult dinner and show tickets! No Valentine’s Day should be spent without chocolate and wine, so also included in the special price is a miniature Chocolate Walk featuring tasty homemade treats from Sedona Fudge. This event takes place at the Blazin’ M Ranch located at 1875 Mabery Ranch Rd in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.blazinm.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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Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Sedona, Arizona

Fun thing to do, Events and Live Entertainment

February 3rd – 5th, 2017

Sedona Marathon

On your Mark, Get Set, Go! That’s right, it’s Marathon weekend in the red rocks and the sun will be joining us for the race! Olde Sedona Bar and Grill will be hosting the All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner tonight for the runners, and tomorrow the post-race party will also be taking place there. If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town”  shuttle. We will have a shuttle running early for the racers, so make sure to talk to the Front Desk Agent about signing up.  

The Marathon is obviously the main event this weekend, but there are plenty of other fun things to do starting tonight with Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries, and Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show live at Sound Bites Grill! Then on Saturday the Marathon kicks off at 9:00 am. It will be a great time for runners as well as spectators! There is also the Sedona Poetry Slam and the Jerome Art Walk taking place.  Below we have highlighted the featured events for the weekend. To see a full listing, please visit our Sedona Events page.

Featured Sedona Events and Entertainment

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
February 3rd, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Free Event
SGA 2The Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour receptions and exhibits give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene and in many cases meeting the artist themselves. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. To see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook.

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Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show
February 3rd, 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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12th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 4th, 2017
Registration Fees
1416520861The Sedona Marathon Event is proud to offer four fantastic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. The course is ranked as one of the most beautiful races in the country. The red-rock views, and high-desert mild winter temperatures help the Sedona Marathon Event live up to its reputation of a world-class event. Spectators, supporters and participants will also be treated to an Event Expo. The community of Sedona features artists, and live performers that will inspire and entertain both locals and visitors alike. To register or for more information on this Sedona, Arizona event please visit the Sedona Marathon.

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Sedona Entertainment – Sedona Poetry Slam
February 4th, 2017 (7:30 pm)
Tickets are $12
logo_sedonapoetryslamThe Sedona Poetry Slam hosts the Groundhog Day Recovery Slam at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre! A poetry slam is like a series of high-energy, three-minute one-person plays. Slam poetry is an art form that allows written page poets to share their work alongside theatrical performers, hip-hop artists and lyricists. All types of poetry are welcome on the stage, from street-wise hip-hop and narrative performance poems, to political rants and introspective confessionals. Any poem is a “slam” poem if performed in a competition. To compete in the slam, poets will need three original poems, each lasting no longer than three minutes. No props, costumes nor musical accompaniment are permitted. The poets are judged Olympics-style by five members of the audience selected at random at the beginning of the slam. Contact host Christopher Fox Graham at foxthepoet@yahoo.com. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Jerome Art Walk
February 4th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Jerome Art WalkOnce again, the magical mountain town will be hosting a night filled with art, music and refreshments galore. Art Walk is the only night that galleries are open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Members like Nellie Bly by the Spirit Room, Patrick Lincoln in The New State Motor Company and Flux Gallery in the Old Jerome High School all bring a fresh energy to the vibrant art scene in Jerome. With 22 participating galleries and studios and many sponsoring businesses and restaurants offering specials, this is a festive night in Jerome. A free shuttle runs throughout the town during the event. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
February 5th, 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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February Gallery Exhibits in Sedona, AZ

Exploring the Galleries of Sedona and Jerome

Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour February 3rd, 2017

Jerome Art Walk February 4th, 2017

Rowe Fine Art Galley

Visit the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, Arizona this coming weekend and enjoy exploring the galleries of Sedona during 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries’ on Friday February 3rd! Join other art lovers in experiencing new works in a variety of mediums during the exhibits and opening receptions and in most cases you’ll have the opportunity to meet the artists who created them. On Saturday February 4th, continue your exploration of the arts and head up to the Jerome Art Walk! !

Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour, to see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook.

For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. If you are staying at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries Exhibits

Rowe Fine Art Gallery
“An Affair of the Art”
February 3rd, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Love-Gone-WildGo ahead, have an affair…with art! Rowe Fine Art Gallery presents its annual collector appreciation show, An Affair of the Art! Ever since gallery owners Ken and Monica Rowe opened their doors seven years ago, they have designated the first Friday in February as the day they show their appreciation to their clients. If you have ever purchased a Ken Rowe sculpture or a piece of art from Rowe Fine Art Gallery, you are invited to stop by for a special sweet treat. And if you’ve never purchased art from the gallery, this is the perfect time to browse the gallery’s selection of sculptures, paintings and jewelry. To top it all off, a decadent chocolate fountain will be flowing all night long. Everyone is invited to choose from an assortment of fruits and snacks, and delight in dipping the treats into the rich dark chocolate. For more information please visit Rowe Fine Art Gallery.

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Mountain Trails Gallery – For the Love of Color
February 3rd, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)Firelight-Troy-Collins-24x24-WEB
Mountain Trails Gallery in Sedona invites you to experience their exhibit “For the Love of Color”! Featuring the intricate and colorful patinas of bronze in the spirited sculptures of Jason Napier, Susan Kliewer, David Lemon, Michael Trcic, and Bryce Pettit from Native American history to wildlife; also the colorful and enlivened paintings of Andrew Bolam, Troy Collins, Terry Cooke Hall, Amy Lay, Marcia Molnar, Donna Howell-Sickles, and more of Southwestern historical icons and culture, landscapes, wildlife, cowboys, cowgirls, and the Grand Canyon. For more information on this event please visit the Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Andrea Smith Gallery
“Heyoka Merrifield Jewerly”
February 3rd – 4th, 2017
Heyoka Merrifield will be at the Andrea Smith Gallery exhibiting his unique jewelry collection and signing his books. Heyoka Merrifield, storyteller, artist, and medicine man, has been exhibiting his work at the Andrea Smith Gallery since 2004. Embracing the shamanic traditions of his Native American ancestry, Heyoka’s sculpture and jewelry evoke the ancient mythologies of the Celts, Egyptians, Indians, and Native Americans. His books and documentary relate his own personal journey from contemporary art student into the ancient tradition of the sacred artist. For more information please visit the Andrea Smith Gallery.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“Navajo Jewelry”
February 3rd, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

RingNo8-Candelaria300The Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens a new exhibition to showcase Native American jewelry for those seeking unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas. The gallery’s extensive collection of Native American and Southwest jewelry has always focused primarily on pieces from the many gifted Navajo artists in this region. Featured Navajo artists include Bryon Yellowhorse, whose newest piece is an extraordinary stacked inlay ring of rare #8 turquoise and sterling silver. There are several fine cuffs for women or men by Herman Smith, a range of inlay pieces by the renowned jewelry artist Vernon Begaye, many pieces from the acclaimed Lister Family including David and Alice Lister and daughters Dee Nez and Davida Lister. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Lanning Gallery
“For the Love of Jewelry”

February 3rd – 12th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Opening Reception January 3rd at 5:00 pm
valerie-ostenak-moonlight-vines-neckpiece-forged-sterling-silverStop in to the opening of “For the Love of Jewelry,” meet Valerie Ostenak, and find the perfect gift for your Valentine or for yourself. The works of three extraordinary jewelers are showcased: Michael Grant, Victor Yurivilca and Valerie Ostenak. Michael Grant hand-cuts top-of-the-line domestic turquoise and other stones, meticulously cutting, turning and polishing them then creating the unique combinations that exemplify his extraordinary design and craftsmanship; Victor Yurivilca, an award-winning artist originally from a small town in the Andes of Peru has an engineering background, and a great deal of world travels in his experience, that have led him to build fascinating pieces out of sterling silver with a variety of stones; and, international award-winning jeweler Valerie Ostenak, who cold-forges sterling silver and heat-forges steel, sometimes adding natural pearls, creates sensuous curves in strong, singular pieces.For more information on this Sedona exhibit please visit the Lanning Gallery.

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Jerome Art Walk
Arizona’s Art Destination
Jerome Art WalkFebruary 4th 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00pm)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 18 galleries and studios of Jerome will be brimming over with visual delights. There will be plenty of chocolate, music and good conversation at this vibrant event. Meet the artists that night and mingle with other art lovers who are drawn to this charming mountain town.Take the convenient shuttle throughout the town to visit 25 galleries and studios from the Old Jerome High School up the hill to newest addition of Jan Sullivan at The Funky Side Studio in the UVX Building and right near the lovely Surgeon’s House on Hill Street. The lively gallery group welcomes Ann Metlay in The Old Jerome High School with her wonderful studio, Adrift Assemblages. Be sure to visit Robin Anderson and Margo Mandette, also in The Old Jerome High School. They continue to amaze the public with their variety of offerings in this lovely and enormous space.For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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

  • poster2017-375Save 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

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Sedona Trail Keeper Program

Sedona, Arizona

Sedona Trail Keeper Program

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona2BW-InnofSedona-Trailkeepers Logo is a proud sponsor of the Sedona Trail Keeper Program.  We are one of only 25 local businesses, who collectively, with the help of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and the City of Sedona, will contribute $250,000 over the next five years to protect, enhance and maintain Sedona’s amazing trails.

As a local business in Sedona, we support the Sedona Trail Keeper program goals and continuously advocate that our visitors respect our fragile landscape, animals, and plants, while staying safe on the trails. As part of this elite group of supporters, we’ve committed to maintaining our delicate landscape and we work daily to preserve Sedona as one of the Earth’s greatest treasures.  

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Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Sedona, Arizona

Weekend Events, Entertainment and fun Things to do in the Red Rocks

January 27th – 29th, 2017

Snow in SedonaThe winter storms have moved out of the red rocks of Sedona and the Sunshine has moved in! It will still be chilly but the sun will be here to light up the red rocks and warm the soul! This is the kind of weekend we like to pull out our cameras and do a little light hiking. The red rocks will be brilliant from the snowfall earlier in the week and you should still find snow along some of the trails making for some gorgeous Sedona shots. We also would like to suggest taking a day trip to Out of Africa Wildlife Park, the high on Sunday should be around 50° for Camp Verde. Below you will find live entertainment and events taking place this weekend.
Have fun and enjoy your weekend in Sedona!

Sedona Entertainment – Flashback Fridays
January 27th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)Sound-Bites-Grill
$8 Cover, No Charge with dinner purchase
Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s at Sound Bites Grill with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedonas TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
January 28th, 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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Zenprov Comedy Live Show: ‘Comedy (D)Evolution!’
January 28th, 2017 (7:30 pm)
Tickets are $12 advanced, $15 at the door
EvolutionTeaserZenprov Comedy is excited for their first performance of 2017 titled “Comedy (D)Evolution!” taking place at the Mary D. Fisher Theater in Sedona. The troupe has been busy evolving their show by developing a completely new lineup of fresh games that include turning audience pet peeves into Bible verses, improvising scenes based on random Facebook posts, and a choir of rants about the worst of 2016. The troupe embraces the Del Close method of improv acting, which emphasizes the “group mind” that mysteriously develops during a performance. Miraculously, the player’s minds fuse together to create a “super mind” where they practically finish each other’s sentences—and often do. Laughter ensues. For more information or to purchase tickeetss to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Live Entertainment – Samba Saturday
Featuring the Eric Miller Trio
January 28th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)Eric Miller
$8 cover – no cover with dinner entree
Sound Bites Grill is please to present the Eric Miller Trio! Dance to the Original Latin & Popular Cover music by one of the hottest dance bands in Northern AZ! Eric Miller is one of the most outstanding singer/songwriters of this generation, he is able to blend the sounds of yesterday into his own modern day flamenco and Latin influenced music. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
January 29th, 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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Hotel Special for Sedona Marathon

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona

Special Lodging Rates During the 2017 Sedona Marathon
Valid February 3rd – 5th, 2017

  • Sedona MarathonReceive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the weekend of the Sedona Marathon
  • A complimentary special marathon shuttle for early drop off the day of the race.
  • 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 “Marathon Special” to take advantage of this offer.
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona

12th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 4th, 2017
The Sedona Marathon Event is proud to offer four fantastic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. The course is ranked as one of the most beautiful races in the country. The red-rock views, and high-desert mild winter temperatures help the Sedona Marathon Event live up to its reputation of a world-class event.To register or for more information on this Sedona, Arizona event please visit the Sedona Marathon.

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2017 Sedona International Film Festival

23rd Anniversary Sedona International Film Festival

February 18th – 26th, 2017

SFFLights, Camera, Action! The excitement is building in Sedona, Arizona for the 23rd Annual Sedona International Film Festival taking place February 18th – 26th, 2017! 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!

The nine-day festival features 160-plus films selected from more than 1,200 documentaries, features, shorts and special-interest films submitted for consideration. Oscar and eight-time Emmy-award winning actress Cloris Leachman will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and the festival will feature a mid-week salute to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Broadway and 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.

Platinum All-Access Passes, Gold Priority Passes, 20-ticket and 10-ticket packages are on sale now. Individual film tickets go on sale to the general public on February 13th. To purchase passes or for more information please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

Special Entertainment
All concertgoers must have a ticket for entry. Sedona International Film Festival passes and ticket packages will not provide concert access. These are separate-ticketed events. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

  • Three-time Grammy Award-winner Bruce Hornsby and his band the Noisemakers will open the 2017 Sedona International Film Festival with a performance at the Sedona Performing Arts Center on February 18th.
  • On February 24th, five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will bring his Ira Gershwin Program and Great American Songbook to the Sedona Performing Art Center at 6:00 pm

Sedona is always busy during this festival, now is the time to start making your hotel reservations and purchasing your passes for the festival. If you would like to stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during this event we urge you to make your reservations soon.

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

  • poster2017-375Save 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
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Zenprov Comedy Live in Sedona, AZ

Zenprov Comedy Presents “Comedy (D)Evolution!”  

January 28th, 2017

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Sometimes we all just need to have a good laugh! Visit Sedona, Arizona this coming weekend and get your fix of laughter at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre when Zenprov Comedy presents  “Comedy (D)Evolution!”  on Saturday, January 28th, at 7:30 pm!

The troupe has been busy evolving their show by developing a completely new lineup of fresh games that include turning audience pet peeves into Bible verses, improvising scenes based on random Facebook posts, and a choir of rants about the worst of 2016.

“Zenprov Comedy is the best improv troupe in Arizona,” said Mr. Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival. “At their last show, people were laughing so hard their cheeks were hurting.”

Similar to the improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, Zenprov Comedy performs fast-paced, spontaneous comedic scenes created in the moment, always based on audience suggestions and often with hands-on participation with the actors. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is scripted or rehearsed ahead of time. It’s completely made up in the moment, and never the same show twice.

Derek Dujardin, the director of Zenprov Comedy, chimes in: “Whether you believe we evolved from apes or Adam and Eve, there’s a bigger philosophical question we should be asking—or maybe I should call it a ‘silly-sophical’ question? What kind of beings are we evolving into? Perhaps the filter of comedy will give us some clues.”

This performance will take place at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets for this show are only $12 pre-sale and $15 the day of the show! This one-night-only performance is expected to sell out so please purchase tickets early. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival. If you are a guest of the Inn of Sedona this weekend and wish to attend this show, make sure to leave the driving to us and take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle.

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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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Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Sedona, Arizona

Fun Things to do, Events and Entertainment

January 20th – 22nd, 2017

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Get your cameras ready, it looks like snow is coming to the red rocks today and Saturday! If you love to snap photos we highly suggest spending the weekend taking shots of your favorite Sedona scenes all dressed up in white. Sedona is beautiful to shoot in the winter, whether you’re catching heavy clouds moving over the red rocks or the icing of snow on Coffee Pot Rock. Some of our favorite places to shoot are the Sedona Airport, our hotel’s terraced balconies (you can get some really good shots from here, including Thunder Mountain) and Bell Rock Pathway. The chapel and sculptures at Tlaquepaque make for a unique and artistic showcase for winter photos as well. Just in case photography is not your thing, below you will find live entertainment, and events taking place indoors. The sun promises a visit on Sunday when there will be a guided Ethnobotany tour of Sedona taking place at Red Rock State Park.

Weekend Entertainment, Events and Cinema

Sedona Entertainment – Flashback Fridays
January 20th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)Sound-Bites-Grill
$8 Cover, No Charge with dinner purchase
Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s at Sound Bites Grill with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedonas TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Met Live Opera’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’
Big Screen Simulcast
January 21st, 2017
11:00 am live simulcast and 4:00 pm encore
$20 general admission, $18 for Film Festival members
romeo-teaserThe Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the next Met Live Opera presentation of Charle Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in “Manon” at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival. Plan to come early as John Steinbrunner will lead a pre-opera talk one hour before each production.

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Live Entertainment – Samba Saturday
Featuring the Eric Miller Trio
January 21st, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)Eric Miller
$8 cover – no cover with dinner entree
Sound Bites Grill is please to present the Eric Miller Trio! Dance to the Original Latin & Popular Cover music by one of the hottest dance bands in Northern AZ! Eric Miller is one of the most outstanding singer/songwriters of this generation, he is able to blend the sounds of yesterday into his own modern day flamenco and Latin influenced music. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
January 22nd, 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
January 22nd, 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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Ballet in Cinema: “The Sleeping Beauty”
The Bolshoi Ballet
January 22nd, 2017 (3:00 pm)
Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members
Sleeping-Beauty-teaserThe Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema when it hosts the big screen premiere of “The Sleeping Beauty” from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “The Sleeping Beauty” features music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. The cast includes principal dancers Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin in the lead roles, accompanied by the corps de ballet from the Bolshoi.In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classical ballet. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Special Lodging Rates During the 2017 Sedona Marathon
Valid February 3rd – 5th, 2017

  • Sedona MarathonReceive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the weekend of the Sedona Marathon
  • A complimentary special marathon shuttle for early drop off the day of the race.
  • 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 “Marathon Special” to take advantage of this offer.
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
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