Sedona, AZ Weekend Guide

Sedona, Arizona

Fun Things to do, Events and Festivals this Weekend

October 21st – 23rd, 2016

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We welcome all of our weekend guests and visitors to the red rocks of Sedona, AZ! Along with the great weather this weekend there are a variety of events taking place including the Plein Air Festival, Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad, Red Rock Artists Open Studios Tour, Red Rocks Oktoberfest, Fall Arts and Craft Fair at the Sedona Heritage Museum and more! Below you will find the featured events taking place this weekend, to see a full listing of events please visit our Sedona Events PageEnjoy the beautiful weather and have a great weekend!

Featured Weekend Events

12th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 15th – 22nd, 2016Sedona-Plein-Air-Festival
This October the Sedona Arts Center presents a week-long celebration of Sedona’s extraordinary beauty as seen through the eyes and talent of 30 of the finest painters in the country. “En Plein Air”, a French term that translates to “in the open air”, describes paintings that have been created outdoors rather than in a studio. The spectacular red rock scenery and temperate climate of Sedona create the perfect location for plein air painting. The week long festival will feature these painters all over town,on the streets, trail-heads, creeks and vistas, capturing the beauty of the Sedona area on canvas. For more information on this Sedona event please visit www.sedonapleinairfestival.org. Save money on your lodging at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during this event with our Sedona Plein Air Festival special!

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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad
October 20th – 23rd, 2016
Standard train fares apply
alesThere are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest! Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon ($11) of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. A $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery. For more information or to reserve you spot on the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Sedona, Cinema:The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 21st, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival membersrockyhorror-teaserx
Just in time for Halloween! “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, the outrageous cultural phenomenon that has been a hit with movie lovers for nearly four decades, returns to the big screen in Sedona, AZ! The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the return one-night-only engagement at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Feel free to dress in costume if you wis, and come dance, sing along and do the time warp with other Rocky Horror fans! Relive Richard O’Brien’s sinfully twisted salute to horror, sci-fi, B-movies and rock music — a “sensual daydream to treasure forever” — starring Tim Curry (in his classic gender-bending performance), Barry Bostwick and Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment: Anthony Mazzella’s Guitar Legends Show
October 21st, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Show Only Tickets: $20/$225/$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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Fall Arts and Craft Fair
October 22nd, 2016 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
fallThe Sedona Heritage Museum is proud to present their Fall Arts and Crafts Fair. Unique arts and crafts by local people. Jewelry, ceramics, gourd art, fine art, fiber arts, clothing & home décor, cards, woodcarvings, stained glass & glass art, birdhouses, lotions & potions, lawn art, gifts, candles and more! They will also be having a bake sale to benefit the Museum. The museum is locate at 735 Jordan Road. For more information please visit www.sedonamuseum.org.

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Red Rock Artists Open Studios Tour
Self Guided Tour
October 22nd – 23rd, 2016 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
RRAOSTDon’t miss the Red Rock Artists second annual Open Studios Tour! This free event will feature 28 professional artists in Sedona and Cornville who are opening their private studios to show their latest work. There will be a wide variety of mediums including: glass, ceramics, painting, mixed media, fiber, photography, digital art, jewelry, watercolor and metal sculpture. It is a wonderful opportunity to see inside working studios to gain a deeper understanding of the creative process. Maps and informative brochures will be available in a number of Sedona area businesses and hotels. For more information on this Sedona event please visit www.redrockartists.com.

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Red Rocks Oktoberfest
October 22nd, 2016 (4:00 – 9:00 pm)
Tickets are $25 an up
RROFThe Rotary Club of the Sedona Red Rocks is hosting the Red Rocks Oktoberfest on at the Posse Grounds Park. This traditional German celebration of the harvest season features 10+ local brewers showcasing their finest beers. This event moved locations to the park to allow for a longer event, more people, better views, parking, food, etc! A portion of all proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks. Come for the beer and German food and enjoy yourself at this charity event! For more information visit the Sedona Red Rocks Oktoberfest on Facebook.

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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
October 23rd (1:00 pm)EthnoBotanyHike
Included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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We appreciate the fact that you can’t always plan in advance. And we know that sometimes you’re heading to Sedona without knowing where you’ll spend the night. We think you should still get a deal, even at the last minute.

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