Sedona, AZ is Rocking with Events and Festivals in September

Check out all these events in Sedona and the Verde Valley in September!

Sedona ShuttleBefore you know it September will be here and Sedona will be rocking with family fun, popular festivals and great events! Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival, the 41st Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque, Thunder Valley Rally, Sedona Verde Valley Pride Festival, Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival, Verde River Days and the Sedona Winefest are all taking place next month! Our Sedona hotel is filling up fast, so if you are planning to visit and attend some of these events we highly suggest making your reservations soon! Make sure to check out our new Sedona Annual Hotel Specials and Discounts page for special lodging discounts during some of these festivals. Below you will find our highlighted list of September events in Sedona and the Verde Valley!

Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival
September 5th – 6th, 2014 – Cottonwood, AZ
Rhythm and Ribs.png 2Don’t miss the Annual Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival in Cottonwood AZ. This event features some of the best local and national country music stars and over 25 professional BBQ Teams. This two-day event will feature BBQ tastings, live music, a kid’s area, a micro-brewery garden where you can taste some of the best micro-brew beers around and so much more. This event will take place at the Cottonwood Kids Park located on 12th Street next to the Verde Valley fairgrounds. For more information, a full schedule of events or to purchase tickets please visit

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41st Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque
September 13th, 2014 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
fiesta del tlaquepaqueDon’t miss the fun at the 41st annual “Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. Continuing a long tradition of fabulous food, music, dance and entertainment for young and old, this year’s Fiesta promises to be extraordinary.The charming plazas, patios, and streets of Tlaquepaque will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music, and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico. The lively mariachis, the heart-pounding rhythms and beats of Flamenco dancers, and the mouth-watering tastes of Mexico will fill the day. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Thunder Valley Rally (Cottonwood, AZ)
September 19th – 21st, 2014AZ Thunder
Mark your calendars and get your bikes ready! The Bootlegger capital of Arizona knows how to throw a party with FREE concerts on the main road and a party atmosphere. This 3-day event includes Sturgis-style parking on Main, Huge Beer Garden, Top Builders, Vendors, Outrageous Poker Run through the Verde Valley Wine Country, Bike Show, and a Miss TVR Pageant. For all the information on this event please visit the Thnuder Valley Rally website or visit Thunder Valley Rally on Facebook.

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Celtic Harvest Festival Sedona
September 20th, 2014
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The Celtic Harvest Festival explores the Celtic Arts and provides a foundation for understanding creative expression by uniting peoples regardless of heritage through Storytelling, Music, Dance and Literature. Students experience workshops with Celtic Artists and Educators that are in Sedona for the Festival and the public enjoys several days of Celtic Arts leading up to Satruday’s Festival celebration. This year the festival will be taking place at the Verde Valley School to learn more please visit the Celtic Harvest Festival Sedona.

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Sedona Verde Valley Pride Festival
September 25th – 28th, 2014
Sedona PrideJoin the local LGBT community in celebrating at “Pride 2014” and celebrating the diversity of our community as a whole. The main festival event will be held at the Old Town Community Baseball Field in Cottonwood, AZ and the other smaller events will happen throughout the Verde Valley. This year’s theme is “Free 2 Be You!” Events include parties, a brunch with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a pool party, a fashion show fundraiser, garden tours, guided meditations and more, including the festival itself on Saturday, September 27th! For more information please visit Sedona Verde Valley Pride.

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Sedona Winefest
September 27th – 28th, 2014sedona-winefest-arizona-20111
Enjoy scrumptious Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors galore, and an exclusive Premium Wine Area at this years Annual Sedona Winefest taking place at the Sedona Airport! Verde Valley and Southern Arizona wineries will be offering their specialty wines for your tasting pleasure. If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona enjoy the luxury and convenience of being dropped off and picked up from the event in our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle that’s available to all our guests! For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Winefest website.

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Verde River Day (Cottonwood, AZ)
September 27th, 2014 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Verde River DaysThe activities on Verde River Day promote preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde River’s riparian habitat. Some of the day’s events include 40-plus nature-based exhibits, sandcastle building, a menagerie of live animals, non-stop activities from canoe rides (with or without assistance), to nature hikes, as well as continuous entertainment and local food vendors. Guests of all ages are welcome to fish in the lagoon. For more information on this family fun event please visit Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

We hope to see you at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona!

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