Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Fun things to do in the Red Rocks this Weekend

May 13th – 15th, 2016

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What a beautiful weekend to visit Sedona, Arizona! Sunshine and a high of 86° today, 81° Saturday and 77° on Sunday! To go along with the beautiful days there are some fun events taking place in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Tonight enjoy live entertainment at Sound Bites Grill when Jeordi hits the main stage and Brother to Brother will be live at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. Wake up early on Saturday and enjoy a bird walk at Red Rock State Park, followed by National Train Day celebrations at the Verde Canyon Railroad, or visit Jerome State Historic Park for the 100th anniversary of the mansion. On Sunday learn more about the archaeology of the area with a guided hike at Red Rock State Park, and personally I believe I will be spending some of this beautiful weekend at Out of Africa Wildlife Park, it has been a while since I have been to Tiger Splash!

Below you will find our top picks for events this weekend, to see a full listing please visit our Sedona Events Page. We hope everyone has a great weekend and a big thank you to all of our guests who chose our hotel for their weekend getaway!

Sedona Entertainment: Jeordie
May 13th, 2016 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Tickets: $10
JeordieSound Bites Grill is pleased to present Jeordie! This is a girl who can sing, write and play her own instrument without the help of studio magic. She has the ability to please audiences young & old as a true entertainer can. Jeordie’s music gives deep & friendly advice, on a sultry rock, melodic platform. Her style is a blend of modern pop themes and folk rock guitar. She has a catalog of music that ranges from upbeat and positive to introspective and melancholy and has the ability to create visual imagery, through her lyrics, melodies and performances. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
May 14th, 2016 (8:00 am)
Walks are included with park entrance fees
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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National Train Day Celebration (Clarkdale, AZ)
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On National Train Day, Verde Canyon Railroad applauds the important history of American railroads with an entertaining and educational event at their Clarkdale depot. Explore our outdoor storyboards and take a tour of the John Bell Museum. Liberty Wildlife will be sharing rescued educational birds with all guests at the depot, as well as on board the train. A delicious BBQ ribs and chicken luncheon will be available for purchase on the patio in addition to many refreshing beverage options. For more information please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Tiger Splash at Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Included with General Admission to the Park
Showtime: 1:15 pm. daily. We recommended you arrive at the park 30 minutes before any show.

2010-09-11_0856_OOA_Chalet-in-Water_700x4671You’ve never seen anything like this before! Witness one or more Bengal and Siberian tigers interact in a predator-and-play relationship, romping and splashing in a large pool as they play with their care takers and various colorful toys. Tiger Splash™ has become renowned worldwide for its unique approach to interacting with wild-by-nature tigers in an aquatic play land. With all the running, diving, and playing displayed during Tiger Splash™, it’s easy to forget that all of this action is achieved without training or rehearsal. While the shows might be unpredictable in nature, you’re always guaranteed to have a thrilling and unforgettable experience. For more information please visit Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

Jerome State Historic Park’s Anniversary
May 14th, 2016 (8:30 am – 4:45 pm)
Douglas MansionThe Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916. Built by James “Rawhide” Douglas above his Little Daisy Mine at a cost of $150,000. It was donated by his sons, James and Lewis Douglas, and opened as the 5th Arizona State Park on October 16th, 1965. It’s the 100th anniversary of the mansion and its 50th anniversary as a State Park. Come explore the museum, listen to guest speakers and local musicians, and visit with rock and mineral traders. For more information please visit Jerome State Historic Park.

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Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella LIVE in Concert
May 14th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Tickets are only $15 in advance or $20 at the door
Anthony MazzellaGuitar Wizard Anthony Mazzella will be returning to the beautiful Mary Fisher Theater for the fourth time after SOLD OUT, standing-room-only performances last fall. He will be performing a new concert of original music as only Mazzella can deliver. Ranked one of the best guitarists in the world, Anthony Mazzella is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso of the guitar who began his performance career as a concert guitarist in New York City. If you are a fan of guitar music do not miss this world-class virtuoso! Be sure to watch some of Mazzella’s video’s on YouTube or his website and get your tickets soon! For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Guided Archaeology Hike
May 15th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
RERO_ArchHikeRed Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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