Sedona, AZ Weekend Guide

Fun Things to do, Entertainment and Event this Weekend in Sedona, AZ

July 22nd – 24th, 2016

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The weekend is here and Sedona is ready to celebrate the Western Heritage of our Country with National Day of the Cowboy Celebrations! It is going to be a fun filled weekend! There will be activities along SR 89A and SR179 in the Sedona Main Street District/ Uptown Sedona, the Shops at Hyatt Pinon Pointe and Sound Bites Grill! If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle. We will be happy to drop you off in Uptown for the celebrations and pick you up when you are ready to return to the hotel. See below for more information on this event and other fun things to do in Sedona this weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Featured Weekend Events

12th Annual National Day of the Cowboy Celebration
July 22nd – 23rd, 2016
Free Event
NDCowboyEnjoy “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.

Event activities will continue all throughout both days, July 22nd and 23rd.  These include live cowboy entertainment and performances, country music, arts and trades demonstrations, activities for li’l cowpokes, promotions, sales and even games to play throughout the area.  July 23rd is the officially proclaimed National Day of the Cowboy, always the fourth Saturday in July. In honor of the day, a special Cowboy Arena is being set up at Canyon Breeze Plaza. Cowboy and western dramas and comedies, gunfights, dance routines and single action shooting demonstrations are taking place here on Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from High Noon to 7:00 pm. For more information please visit

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Sedona Cinema:Critically-acclaimed ‘Les Cowboys’
July 22nd – 23rd, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Tickets are $12, $9 for Film Festival members
Les-Cowboys-teaserThe Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “Les Cowboys” At the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Les Cowboys”, an audience favorite at the Cannes Film Festival and New York Film Festival,is a hit with critics and audiences around the world. The New York Times calls the film “a terrific debut” and Peter Travers from Rolling Stone raves “Brilliant! Hits hard and stays with you!” Critics are calling it a sweeping yet intimate saga. Alain is a central figure in this community. He’s dancing with his daughter Kelly, 16, as his wife and their young son, Kid, watch from the sidelines. But on this day, Kelly disappears, and the family falls apart…to read more or for more information and to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment: Sorrell Park Band
July 22nd, 2016 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)Sorrell-Park-Duo-230x300
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Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the Sorrell Park Band! Nicki & Kyle are a Phoenix based music duo. They can be seen performing locally and touring as solo acts, duo and/or with a full band. Both singer/songwriters perform an eclectic mix of covers and originals. Kyle’s amazing vocals and guitar loops pair nicely with Nicki’s smooth sound and harmonies. With amazing versatility, Nicki & Kyle offer something for everybody and are sure thing for musical entertainment! For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Entertainment:TJ Broscoff
July 23rd, 2016
Doors Open: 5:30pm – Showtime: 7:00 pm
General Admission $20TJ Broscoff
TJ Broscoff returns to Sound Bites Grill for “The National Day Of The Cowboy”! Enjoy BBQ & Country Western Dancing !TJ Broscoff is a true Texas Music phoenix. He rose up from one of the worst possible situations that he could have been in to succeed in his own uncompromising terms. Playing his music in nearly 200 shows a year proves that he was ready to fly and that all he needed was the break. Enjoy TJ Broscoff if for no other reason, he is smart and talented. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona
Video Presentation in the Theater at Red Rock State Park
July 24th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
Included with the park admission
AncientIndianCulturesVideoPresentationRed Rock State Park invites you to watch a very interesting video presentation about Native American archeological sites in Northern Arizona. These sites contain the cultural legacy of a fascinating prehistoric Indian people who first settled here nearly 1,500 years ago. Learn about the settlements they built, how their culture flourished, and the sophisticated structures and artifacts that reveal much about their lives. Today, you can almost see their culture evolve, from the farmlands of Sunset Crater, to the sprawling settlements of Wupatki, and the spectacular cliff dwellings at Montezuma Castle. Hike into Walnut Canyon and explore Tuzigoot, looming over the landscape in the fertile Verde Valley. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Meditation with Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
July 24th, 2016 (2:00 pm – 2:45 pm)
meditation-CDDuring the 45-minute program, simple meditation guidance is given–each week a different meditation is offered such as a Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, 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. The McLean Meditation Institute is located at 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road), For more information, or to see more of the events and programs offered please visit

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Sedona Jazz at the Church
July 24th, 2016 (3:00 pm)
Tickets are $15
VickiIt’s the Cool Summer Jazz in Sedona series of Jazz at the Church, and Vicki McDermitt and Friends will treat us to an afternoon of fine vocals and jazz at the prettiest and best chamber jazz venue in Northern Arizona – Saint Luke’s Church.Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online and “at the door.” Saint Luke’s Chruch is located at On Hwy 179 between Back ‘O Beyond & Chapel Road “Roundabouts”. For more information please visit Jazz at the Church.

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