Sedona, AZ: National Day of the Cowboy Celebration

National Day of the Cowboy Celebration in Sedona

July 22nd – 23rd, 2016

NDC - color logoDust off those Cowboy hats, put on those styling cowboy boots and get ready for some family fun in  Sedona, Arizona during Sedona’s National Day of the Cowboy Celebration! This Family fun free event takes place on July 22nd and 23rd and will have activities along SR 89A and SR179 in the Sedona Main Street District/Uptown Sedona. 

Enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on”, thanks to business sponsors, donors and activity hosts. Watch gunfights, historical reenactments and whip cracking by Red Rock Posse. Visit and capture a photo with Somewhere In Time Reenactors, the Arizona Rangers – Verde Valley Company and the Buffalo Soldiers of Arizona – Troop “F” 9th Cavalry, and a variety of western-costumed characters. Try your hand at roping with Roper Paul Pitts, who’ll demonstrate the technique and hand the rope over to you!

Kick up your heels to country and western music and step up with square dancing and country line dancing demonstrations. Listen to cowboy poetry and storytelling, and watch western artist demonstrations plus cowboy crafts and tradesmen at work. Go on a horse-drawn wagon ride, or maybe even a free ride on a stagecoach. Have hootin’ good fun with good old-fashioned family games and western-themed activities for li’l cowpokes.

This National Day was proclaimed in recognition of the character and values of the Cowboy, which include honesty, stamina, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, patriotism and a strong work ethic. Integral parts of Sedona’s history include cowboys and ranching, since the 1890’s, dozens of Hollywood Western Films made here in Sedona, and Sedona being the founding city of the Cowboy Artists of America right here in Uptown in 1965. Celebrating National Day of the Cowboy in Sedona just makes good horse sense!

For more information including an event program and parking map please visit And if you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona don’t worry about finding parking in Uptown, we will drop you off in Uptown and pick you up in 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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