Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Your Weekend Guide to Sedona, Arizona

July 21st – July 23rd, 2017

The weekend is here! Welcome to all our guests and visitors to the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona! The forecast for this weekend shows a chance for monsoon showers but no worries, they usually don’t last long and the red rocks are even more beautiful after a washing. Make sure to have your camera at the ready, the monsoon skies offer up some of the most dramatic shots!

This weekend also offers a lot of choices for live entertainment. Kick off your weekend with some Folk Rock Blues tonight with Jeordie & Friends at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill! Find all the featured entertainment and events taking place this weekend below, to see a full listing please visit our Sedona Events Page..

Remember it is summertime in the red rocks, so we highly suggest enjoying early morning and evening hikes and make sure to drink plenty of water. For a great list of hikes check out our Hikers Guide to Sedona, Arizona. If you are visiting on the spur of the moment, save money and take advantage of our Summer Hotel Special.
 Have a great weekend!

Featured Events, and Entertainment

Sedona Community Farmer’s Market
July 21st, 2017 (8:00 am – 11:30 am)
Sedona Farmers Market 2Enjoy the Sedona community Farmers Market in the creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque! Whether you live in Sedona or are just visiting, the farmer’s market is a great way to check out the local flavor and grab some fresh produce and breads. If you are visiting Sedona and are staying at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona our Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle will drop you off at the market and pick you up when you are ready to return to the hotel. And if you are worried about purchasing something that requires refrigeration, all of our rooms are equipped with a refrigerator. Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! For more information please visit the Sedona Community Farmer’s Market.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
July 21st, 2017 (9:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. for more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Jeordie & Friends
Folk Rock Blues, Original Music
July 21st, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover Charge
Sound Bites Grill is please to present Jeordie and Friends! The best part about Jeordie, her music and the person, is that there is very little distinction between the two. Her musical contributions are a breath of fresh air to our current music culture. 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 hemes 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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Met Opera Summer Encore: ‘Carmen’
(from the 2009/2010 season)
July 22nd, 2017 (12:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera’s “Carmen” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Sir Richard Eyre’s gritty production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Tenor Roberto Alagna plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the timeless score, which features one beloved melody after another. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment – Sir Harrison Band
July 22nd, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover Charge
Sound-Bites-GrillSound Bites Grill is pleased to present the funky blues sound of the Sir Harrison Band! Harrison Begay was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, is full blooded Navajo (Dine’). His passion for blues music and the guitar have been the driving force in his quest for artistry. Sir Harrison’s music and stage performance has attracted a broad audience. His guitar playing is straight from the soul. He’s been compared to Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Cray, but Sir Harrison’s guitar playing has his own unique sound. 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
July 23rd, 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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Eugene Onegin: Stage Russia
July 23rd, 2017 (3:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to continue its Stage Russia series at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Eugene Onegin” has often been referred to as an encyclopedia of 19th century Russian life. Rimas Tuminas’ reimagining unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination. A production referred to as “exuberant, indelible and arrestingly beautiful” by the New York Times, The Vakhtangov Theatre’s “Eugene Onegin”, starring the incomparable Sergey Makovetskiy in the title role, is a sumptuous work that will leave you with enough beautiful memories and images to last a lifetime. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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2017 “Summer in Sedona” Hotel Special

  • Stay 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!
  • Learn More about the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona

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