Sedona, AZ Weekend Guide

This Weekend in Sedona, Arizona

Festivals, Events, and Live Entertainment

September 23rd – 25th, 2016

Sedona Shot 309A big welcome to all of our guests and visitors here in the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona and ‘Cheers’ to those who are attending the Sedona Winefest! We wanted to make sure to remind our Inn of Sedona guests to leave the driving to us and take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle! We will take you to and from this premiere wine event!

There are a lot of other great events taking place this weekend, not just the Winefest. Below you will see our top picks for events and live entertainment taking place during your stay, to see a full listing of events please visit our Sedona Events Page. We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, have fun, be safe and experience all that Sedona has to offer!

Manhattan Short Film Festival
September 23rd – 28th, 2016
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival membersmanhattan_short_teaser
Film goers in Sedona will unite with audiences in over 250 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 19th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. This year, Manhattan Short received a record 844 short film entries from 52 countries — a testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of the short film genre. The ten finalists hail from eight countries. These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinema-goers will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. In addition, for the first time, all of the Final 10 short films will become Oscar-qualified, meaning they will become automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination. For more information, film schedule or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment: Sorrell Park Band
September 23rd, 2016 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
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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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Olde Sedona Bar and Grill
Free Live Entertainment and Sports Bar
September 23rd – 25th, 2016
Olde Sedona Bar & GrillWhen you are in Sedona and looking for fun and entertainment Olde Sedona Bar & Grill is the place to be! With live bands, DJs and Karaoke, and sports on the 7 big screen TVs all the time, there’s always something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue. Visit Olde Sedona on Facebook.
September 23rd – The Mods (9:00 pm)
September 24th, 2016 – DJ R1 (9:00 pm)
September 25th, 2016 – NFL Sunday on the big screens all day! All Star Karaoke starts after the Sunday Night Game.

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Verde River Day – Cottonwood, AZ
September 24th, 2016 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood will celebrate its 28th annual Verde River Day! Arizona State Parks has waived park entrance fees for all visitors attending the event. All of the activities are at no cost, thanks to the many exhibitors and sponsors. Some of the day’s events include a climbing wall, organized canoe and kayak rides, sand castle building, and nature-based exhibits. Guests of all ages are welcome to fish in the lagoon that is loaded with hundreds of pounds of catfish. Poles, bait and tackle are provided for all ages. No fishing license is needed. There will be a wide range of entertainment throughout the day.Verde River Day was organized in 1988 to promote awareness of the Verde River’s distinctive riparian habitat, where 85 percent of all wildlife in the area looks for sustenance. For more information please visit www.verderiverday.com

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8th Annual Sedona Winefest
September 24th – 25th, 2016 (11:00 am – 5:00 pm)
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The Eighth Annual Sedona Winefest will be held at the Sedona “Historic” Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona. Surrounded by green grass and the views of Sedona’s red rocks, the event will be held in an all-weather “circus-sized” tent for all attendees to enjoy a community-like setting. The Winefest is designed to introduce wine lovers with a variety of fine wines from Arizona wineries, many from the Northern Arizona including the Verde Valley. The event also includes cuisine from local food vendors, music by local talented musicians, a variety of vendors, an inspiring art exhibition by Plein-Air artists, and free wine education seminars. General admission tickets are available online at at the early online price of $25 and at the door for $30.00. General admission includes an etched commemorative glass and eight tasting tickets. Additional wine tasting tickets are also available. For more information please visit the Sedona Winefest.

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Following the Monarch Migration
Red Rock State Park with Gail Morris
September 25th, 2016 (9:00 am)
MonarchNewsletterPicEvery Fall Monarch butterflies undergo a rigorous, long-range migration to their overwintering sites in Mexico and California. Late September is the time they typically move through our state and hopefully a fair number will pass through Red Rock State Park. Join Gail Morris, Coordinator of the Southwest Monarch Study, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist, and Vice Chair of the Monarch Butterfly Fund, for a morning of butterfly netting and tagging. Tagging Monarchs allows the Southwest Monarch Study to increase the public knowledge of migratory patterns and determine the destination of Monarch butterflies that pass through our area. This program is an outdoor event so please be ready to be outdoors – hats, closed-toed shoes, water, sunblock, and binoculars are encouraged. This program is included with park entrance fees or a valid Flagstaff Festival of Science Passport.
However, space is limited, so call to reserve your spots at 928.282-6907.
For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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