Sedona, AZ Weekend Guide

This weekend in Sedona, Arizona

August 19th – 21st, 2016

sedona shot 608To all our weekend guests and visitors, welcome to the red rocks of Sedona, AZ! The forecast is looking pretty good with highs in the low 80’s and a slight chance of monsoon activity in the afternoons. This would be a great weekend to do some early morning hikes, visit our friends at Out of Africa Wildlife Park, or enjoy some live entertainment! The Verde Canyon Railroad will also be having their popular Starlight Tour this weekend. Below you will find our top picks for events, entertainment and fun things to do in Sedona, AZ and the Verde Valley! If you love the Olympics like we do, you can catch all the action on the big screens at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. Have a great weekend!

Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show
August 19th, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $15/$20/$30
Dinner & Show Package: $55/$60/$70
Anthony-Mazzella-posterLegends Of Guitar is a tribute show to famous guitar players and their music. The show features world renowned guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella who plays it all live. Legends Of Guitar reaches a very broad audience given the diversity of artists it pays tribute to. People love guitar music and are fanatical about the bands they play in. This show features the technical skills of the greatest guitarists and the music from some of the biggest bands. This live event will take place at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Open 7 Days  a Week
Admission Prices/ Purchase Tickets
Out of AfricaVisit the Wildlife Preserve where large land predators like Lions and Panthers prowl majestically in their natural habitat. The park offers fun, exciting and educational attractions for the whole family to enjoy such as Wildlife Preserve,Tiger Splash, African Bush Safari, Giant Snake Show, Wonders of the Wildlife Show and Predator Feed. Enjoy the “walk-a-bout” tour and take the educational Tram. Experience the Serengeti Safari, traveling on a two-story Hummer or a Mercedes Unimog, to see other animals from the African Plains up close and personal. Even feed a Giraffe right from your Safari vehicle! A delightful, all day African Wildlife Adventure this is a truly unique experience and just a 30 minute drive from the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona. To learn more about the park please visit Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

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Sedona Poetry Slam
August 20th, 2016 (7:30 pm)
Tickets are $12
Sedona-Poetry-SlamSlam poets will assemble for the Sedona Poetry Slam on Saturday to choose Sedona’s representative for the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam. Poets are invited to compete at the first slam of the 2016-17 season, which kicks off at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. All poets are welcome to compete for the $75 grand prize and $25 second-place prize. Contact host Christopher Fox Graham at to sign up to slam. Slam poetry is an art form that allows written page poets to share their work alongside theatrical performers, hip-hop artists and lyricists. While many people may think of poetry as dull and laborious, a poetry slam is like a series of high-energy, three-minute one-person plays. All types of poetry are welcome on the stage, from street-wise hip-hop and narrative performance poems, to political rants and introspective confessionals. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Alice Tatum Supper Club Show
August 20th, 2016
Cost: Supper Club Dinner Show $65
Show Only* tickets $25 (minimum $15 food & beverage spend per person)
Sound-Bites-GrillAlice Tatum has been a fixture in the Phoenix music scene for 30 years. She is an award winning and critically acclaimed singer who is always on the ‘must have’ list for events needing the finest in musical entertainment.As performer, Alice has played along side such greats as; Michael McDonald, Tom Scott, The Righteous Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Alice Cooper and Nancy Wilson. She has also worked with producer giant Don Costa as well as entertainers Flip Wilson, Paul Anka and most recently, her summer concert series at the Hilton, with Merv Griffin. As a recording artist her discography is expansive. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Starlight Tour on The Verde Canyon Railroad
August 20th, 2016 (Clarkdale, AZ)
Coach Class $64.95 First Class 89.95
moonlight-ride-artwork1-150x150This Saturday Night Starlight Ride offers a very unique perspective of the Verde Canyon…under the moon and stars! It’s not just the stars that come out to play in Verde Canyon. As it rumbles through the Canyon, the low slant of sun bathes the high cliffs in soft golden hues. The train reaches the turn-around point of Perkinsville amid a scandalous sunset. The return trip offers a serene glimpse into the nocturnal wildlife set against a dazzling canvas of celestial bodies. As the sun slips behind distant mountains, cool air sweeps through the Canyon signaling the resident wildlife to begin their nightly rounds. The Canyon comes alive with the luminous glow of moon-kissed skies on Verde Canyon Railroad’s popular Saturday Starlight Tours. For more information of to purchase tickets please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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When it comes to the staff at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona there is no doubt our main priority is making sure your time in Sedona, AZ is special. Over the last year we have made some great improvements to the property: new comfortable seating with fire pits on the terraces, EV & Tesla Vehicle Charging Stations for our guests’ use with our compliments as well as new window treatments and mattresses in all our guest rooms. We have also made improvements to our Inn of Sedona Blog to better assist our concierge, and our guests, to plan their Sedona Getaway. Our goal in 2016 is to enhance your experience in the red rocks as well as your stay at our Sedona hotel. New vacation packages are coming soon and hotel improvements will continue.

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