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 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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