Plan your Sedona Vacation Around these Events in February

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Visit Sedona, Arizona this February!

Visit Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley this February and enjoy a variety of events and entertainment. The fun starts with the Sedona Marathon on February 2nd, 2013 and continues throughout the month with a variety of events, and of course the ever popular Sedona International Film Festival at the end of the month! Below you will find some of our favorite events taking place in February, for a full listing please click here.

1st Friday Evening in the Galleries – Meet Local Artists & Tour the Galleries
February 1st, 2013 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Sedona Gallery AssociationOn the first Friday of each month, members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. For more information on the galleries participating and their exhibits please visit the Sedona Gallery Association.

8th Annual Sedona Marathon – 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon Races
February 2nd, 2013
The Sedona Chamber of Commerce, along with the entire Sedona area, will welcome thousands of runners, their families and friends for a weekend of fierce competition and neighborly camaraderie in the world famous resort destination of Sedona, Arizona. More than 2,000 runners will participate in 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon races which will take the runners through the scenic Coconino National Forest District, known for its magical red rock formations, and onto the streets of what Good Morning America has chosen as one of the Top 10 most beautiful cities in the United States. To register or for more information please visit the Sedona Marathon.

Studio Live Sedona – Vismaya:Songs From My Red Suitcase
February 9th, 2013 (7:30 pm)
Tickets:$15.00 General Admission
Most of us know Vismaya, who now goes by Ingrid Hagelberg as a cabaret/jazz singer. However, when she first arrived in the USA, in Los Angeles, she was also recognized as a class act singer/actress. In L.A., Ingrid played a starring role in I Remember Mama, a play about a Norwegian immigrant family in the early 1900s. She received the Glendale Center Theater best actress award for her performance. The album ‘Songs from My Red Suitcase’ was recorded in 2010 and highlights some songs she did in her show at Canyon Moon Theater several years ago. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Studio Live Sedona.

Verde Canyon Railroad – “Rhythm on the Rails”
February 10th, 2013
Add a musical beat to the steady clickety-clack of steel wheels on rails and magic happens during Rhythm on the Rails. Diverse musical styles will be showcased in each car, the acts moving throughout the train throughout the journey. Signature wine and beer headline the extensive bar menu and tempting appetizers make a melody for your taste buds. Eight distinctive musical acts, representing a variety of melodic genres, will entertain you and other passengers on this unforgettable journey, each playing a private concert in every coach before rotating through the train on this five-hour journey through one of Arizona’s most scenic inner canyons.For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

Red Rock State Park – Guided Geology Hike
February 10th, 2013 (2:00 pm)
This is the perfect time of year to join an experienced guide who leads a hike focusing on the geology of the Sedona area. You will learn why the rocks are red, where they came from, where they are going, and more. The hike includes the Eagle’s Nest Trail for great views while also learning about the geology. It’s more than a guided hike. It’s an interpretive experience for beginners as well as advanced geologists. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

Verde Canyon Railroad – Chocolate Lovers’ Festival
February 12, 2013 – February 17, 2013
As if the romance of the rails were not enough, Verde Canyon Railroad sweetens a Valentine’s run with heavenly chocolate. During the Chocolate Lover’s Festival a decadent platter for two is served at your seat and a chocolate fountain invites you to create your own sweet temptations. Hot, fresh specialty coffees are included as are Verde Canyon Railroad’s first-class appetizers. Private label champagne may be chilled on ice right at your seat, a perfect way to toast the end of winter in the remarkable canyon through which we travel. Regular first-class and coach seats are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

13th Annual Camp Verde Pecan, Wine, and Antiques Festival
Weekend of Pecans, Antiques, Wine and plenty of Entertainment
February 15th – 17th, 2013
It’s an annual Verde Valley Tradition! Come join us for a weekend of Pecans, Antiques, Wine and plenty of Entertainment! You’ll have three days to enjoy a variety of tasty Pecan dishes, glorious Verde Valley Wines, wonderful historical Antiques, and Arizona Artisans!Admission of $15.00 includes your entrance fee, 5 tasting coupons and a Commemorative Wine Glass, and entrance to the Fort Verde State Park. For more information visit Camp Verde Pecan Festival.

Sedona Bridal Fair – “Arizona’s Most Outstanding Wedding Vendors”
February 16th, 2013
Sedona is the perfect location for a wedding and at the Sedona Bridal Fair, you will find professional wedding vendors with knowledge of all the latest wedding trends. Over 6,000 sq ft of displays, vignettes, and exhibits, along with nearly 40 unique wedding pros available for advice and inspiration. Have a blast planning your dream wedding with the finest Sedona has to offer, all at one location. Enjoy ongoing entertainment, gifts, raffle prizes, food and cake samples, bridal fashion show and more. Brides $10, Guests $5. For more information or to register for this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Bridal Fair.

19th Annual Sedona International Film Festival – We are your ticket to the hottest show in town!
February 23rd – March 3rd, 2013
From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films, you will be treated to a cinephile’s dream … NINE DAYS and more than 145 films! Already recognized by filmmakers and audiences as one of the top festivals in the nation (and named the “Fest to Impress” by MovieMaker Magazine), the 2013 edition will continue a tradition of honoring those motivated by passion for their art and driven by a love for making timely, moving and important films. Join filmmakers, celebrities, industry guests and film buffs from all around the world as Sedona takes center stage with its biggest celebration of film yet! For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.


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