Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Your Weekend Guide to Fun Things to do in Sedona, AZ

June 3rd – 5th, 2016

Sedona Shots 312Are you ready for the weekend? Well, Sedona is ready for you! There are a lot of great events taking place this weekend including the lluminate Film Festival, “Palet” at Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s 1st Friday in the Galleries, the Jerome Art Walk, and some great live entertainment at several different venues! You will find information on the highlighted events below, to see even more please visit our Sedona Events Page.

We would also like to send out a friendly reminder to everyone who is visiting Sedona, AZ and the Verde Valley during the summer season. Make sure to stay hydrated! Carry water with you even if you are just taking a little walk around town. And if you enjoy hiking in the red rocks, we highly suggest early morning and sunset hikes.

Feature Weekend Events

Illuminate Film Festival
June 1st – 5th, 2016
Illuminate Film Festivallluminate is the world’s premier film festival and launching platform for conscious cinema. Dedicated to spreading enlightened ideas and ushering humanity forward, Illuminate showcases the best of conscious cinema to uplift, inspire, and transform. World-class immersive, soul-centered workshops, panels, and excursions complement film screenings, featuring expert practitioners and thought-leaders in consciousness, wellness, raw and organic food, spiritual practice, and sustainable living. For more information or to purchase tickets/passes for the festival please visit the Illuminate Film Festival website.

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Tlaquepaque introduces Palet
June 3rd – 5th, 2016
308381384Tlaquepaque provides the perfect place for artistic inspiration with its lush flower gardens, cobblestone walkways, and charming patios and fountains. This weekend, you are warmly invited to meander its grounds and observe many gifted Arizona artists ply their art. Each is well versed in the plein air Legacy style of painting that uses no camera or imaging technologies to record the changing light of day. Live staged models will be striking painterly poses in three courtyards from 10 am to 2 pm daily. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
June 3rd, 2016SGA 2
The 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. What a perfect event to find that special Valentine’s Day gift! 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 – Green Light Dance Band
June 3rd, 2016 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$8 CoverSound-Bites-Grill
Are you ready to dance! Don’t miss Green Light Dance Band at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill! A dance band, a jam band, a vocal harmony group — all these descriptions can be used to define Green Light. The songs they write take you back, bring us here and carry us forward. They are timeless. People start singing along by the second stanza even if they never heard it before. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Sedona Entertainment: Eric Miller Trio
June 4th, 2016 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$8 Cover Charge
Eric MillerSound 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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Jerome Art Walk
June 4th, 2016 (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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Red Rock State Park Sunday Lecture
“Why Dark Skies Matter” with Dr. Matthew
June 5th, 2016 ( 1:00 pm)
Included with park entrance fees
WhyDarkSkiesMatterWhy should we turn out the lights and enjoy the darkness? Why is it important that we protect our nighttime views of the sky? Some philosophers argue that the darkness of night is a gift that helps to restore our moral sense. In this talk we will discuss what connections can be found between darkness and the night sky with our sense of morality, our sense of who we are as human beings, and our understanding of our place in the universe. Dr. Matthew Goodwin is senior lecturer at Northern Arizona University’s Department of Philosophy, a facilitator for Philosophy in the Public Interest, an Arizona Humanities Road Scholar, and co-owner of Sedona Philosophy Experience—an Arizona Benefit Corporation. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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2016 “Summer in Sedona” Hotel Special

  • Terrace ViewStay between June 5th and August 27th and save $22 to $43 per night. (July 1st through July 4th not included. Savings vary by room type and date of stay. All room types included, based on availability. Not combinable with other offers or discounts.)
  • Must make reservations by phone directly with the hotel – 928.282.3072
  • Use Promo code “Summer in Sedona” to receive your special rate!
  • Make sure to enjoy all the benefits of staying at our Sedona hotel! We offer our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle and a free full hot breakfast to get your day started off on the right foot!
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