Sedona festivals

Halloween in Sedona

It’s that time of the year when thoughts turn toward costumes and candy. There is no shortage of haunted happenings in the Verde Valley for the young and the young at heart, starting with the Pumpkin…

13th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival

It’s that magical week in fall when Sedona’s streets, trails and viewpoints are teeming with plein-air painters from around the country. We’re talking about Sedona Art Center’s invitational 13th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, which returns…

Sedona Arts Festival

If you love to shop and you love the red rocks, there is no better festival than Sedona Arts Festival, now in its 27th year. On Oct. 7 and 8 on the sports field at Sedona…

Sedona Winefest 2017

Under a big-top tent on the field at Posse Grounds Park, wine lovers leisurely made their way from one winery to the next, sipping on glasses of red, white and rose. They nibbled on squares of…

Fiesta del Tlaquepaque in Sedona

The 45th annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque, a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, takes place Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. Tlaquepaque’s longest-running tradition will feature mariachis, flamenco dancers, ballet…

Pedal to the Medal in Sedona

Sedona Golf Resort’s 4th Annual Sedona Bike & Brew Festival returns Aug. 26 with mountain bikers racing a 6-mile course at the resort. The race takes bikers around all 18 holes and through 80 acres of…

Verde Valley Wine Festival

Despite the threat of rain, last year’s inaugural Verde Valley Wine Festival was a sold-out event: 1,400 people spent the cool afternoon at Clarkdale Town Park, sipping wine, beer and spirits, noshing on tidbits from local…

Bonne Idée, Sedona!

Mark your calendars, francophiles: On April 8, Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village will host A Taste of Provence from 4-7 p.m. Listen to songs in French and English from three French bands; watch demonstrations by a…

BOO! It’s Scary Time in Sedona!

Dia de los Muertos Don’t fear the dead – honor them at Tlaquepaque’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration on Oct. 29. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that…

Red Rocks Oktoberfest in Sedona

Raise your glass or, in this case, your stein, to the return of Red Rocks Oktoberfest organized by Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks. The traditional German celebration happens Oct. 22 from 4 to 9 p.m….

8th Annual Sedona Winefest

You know that saying about aging like a fine wine? It could be applied to Sedona Winefest, now in its eighth year.  The festival returns to Posse Grounds Park Sept. 24 and 25, 11 a.m. to…

Sedona Book and Arts Festival

After hitting a rough patch last year, which led to the postponement of the inaugural event, the Sedona Book and Arts Festival is slated for Sept. 9-11 at Yavapai College Sedona Center. The opening reception takes…

We Will Rock You

Flagstaff Folk Festival The summer’s most laid-back and most affordable music festival just might be the Flagstaff Folk Festival happening June 18 and 19 at Coconino Center for the Arts and the adjacent Pioneer Museum. More…

Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off

Whether you like it spicy or mild, with beans or without, there’s a chili to satisfy everyone’s taste buds during Rotary Club of Sedona’s 6th annual Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off happening May 7, 11 a.m. to…

Sedona Open Studios Tour

We hear a lot these days about the importance of shopping local, and that means supporting local artists and craftsmen, too. The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition gives you the opportunity to put your money where your…

Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

During last year’s reinvented Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, more than 1,000 mountain bikers descended on Red Rock Country to ride the trails and celebrate the biking community. Organizer Mike Raney, who co-owns Over the Edge bike…

Sedona: Festive Us

Big Pine Comedy Festival Need a laugh? Don’t we all! The inaugural Big Pine Comedy Festival couldn’t come at a better time. The festival takes place Oct. 7-10 at venues in downtown Flagstaff. Ryan Stalder, a…

Sedona Winefest

If, like a fine wine, events get better with age, then Sedona Winefest’s heyday is now. The seventh annual event returns Sept. 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the location has changed….

Sedona Fiesta Fun

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village’s longest-running tradition, Fiesta del Tlaquepaque, returns for its 42nd year Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Mexican Independence Day celebration includes colorful decorations, music and dancing in the…

Pure Living Expo

Interested in improving your health? Check out Pure Living Expo, which takes place July 23-27 at Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa. The expo features presentations, workshops, chef demos, yoga classes, vendors, private sessions, live music and…

Sedona Bike & Brew Festival

The athletic teams at Sedona Red Rock High School aside, we don’t have a lot of opportunities for spectator sports here in Sedona, which is one of the reasons why the Sedona Bike & Brew Festival…

Pure Living Expo Pre-party

Sedona Monthly, Talk of the Town Events, Agave of Sedona and Pure Living Expo have teamed up to raise money for the Sedona Community Food Bank during Pure Living Expo’s Garden of Delights pre-party happening June…

Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival

Southern California has Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Chicago has Lollapalooza. Tennessee has Bonnaroo. Austin has SXSW. And now northern Arizona has Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival. What began as Page Springs Cellars’ Harvest…

Jerome Home Roam

It doesn’t take much research – a slow drive through town will do it – to realize that Jerome has a colorful and quirky past. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the seven homes and two…

Sedona Yoga Festival

Get ready for three days of yoga, meditation, music and energy work when the Sedona Yoga Festival returns Feb. 5-8. Workshops and classes will take place at Soderberg Bronze Art Gallery & Studio, Hillside Sedona, Sedona…

Sedona World Wisdom Days

Sedona is known for attracting all walks of life, but a Grammy Award winner, an Olympic gold medalist, a standup comedian and an NFL linebacker all on the same stage? It must mean the return of…

Sedona Holiday Events

Our guide to the best holiday celebrations in Sedona and the Verde Valley. You’re going to be busy this month! Hillside Holiday Saturdays Every Saturday through Dec. 27, 2-5 p.m. Hillside Sedona (671 SR 179) 928-282-4500…

Dia de los Muertos at Tlaquepaque

Not all that long ago, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrations in this country sparked religious protests and cries of devil worship – thankfully, that sort of narrow-minded thinking is behind us….

Oak Creek Canyon Block Party

It’s been a long summer for business owners in Oak Creek Canyon. Not only did they suffer through the Slide Fire at the end of May, they had to deal with the intermittent closure of SR…

Sedona Winefest

If you love wine, especially Arizona wine, there’s no better place to be Sept. 27 and 28 than the 6th annual Sedona Winefest. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2,500 wine lovers will…

Red Rocks Music Festival

Love chamber and operatic music? Then Red Rocks Music Festival is right up your alley. Back for its 13th year, the festival takes place Aug. 28-31 with performances at the Arizona Opera Center in Phoenix (1636…

The Flagstaff Pro Rodeo 2014

Grab those cowboy boots! For the first time in five years, the rodeo returns to Flagstaff. The Flagstaff Pro Rodeo 2014 takes place June 27 (7-9 p.m.), June 28 (5-7 p.m.) and June 29 (1-3 p.m.)…

Sedona PhotoFest

Whether your idea of a camera includes the latest-and-greatest digital SLR, your smartphone or (gasp) an archaic device that uses film, there’s something for every photographer at Sedona PhotoFest, presented by the Sedona Arts Center. This…

Celebration of Spring

Spring has sprung! Join the City of Sedona’s Parks and Recreation Department for its 6th annual Celebration of Spring on April 19 from 9 a.m. until noon at Posse Grounds Park (525 Posse Ground Road in…

Green Day

It’s time to don your favorite shade of green! The 44th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival returns March 15. Presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Northern Arizona University Parks and Recreation Management Program and…

Events

March 2014 Calendar Mar. 1 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival (thru 3/2). Call 928-282-1177 for information or visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org The PEACE Program: Project for Empathy and Compassion Education with Lisa Doskocil, 10 a.m. (every Saturday…

Sedona JazzFest

During its heyday, Sedona Jazz on the Rocks attracted thousands of music lovers to Red Rock Country. With the future of the festival in flux for the past few years, locals and visitors have lamented the…

On the Run

The Sedona Marathon, which returns Feb. 1 at 9 a.m., continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Last year, the Coconino National Forest gave the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, the marathon’s organizers, the green light to…

Sedona World Wisdom Days

Co-founders Glenn Scarpelli and Jerry Gilden, along with event coordinator Michelle Grimm, spent 16 months putting together the program for Sedona World Wisdom Days, which takes place Jan. 17-20 at various locations throughout Sedona. The four-day…

12 Holiday Happenings: Christmas in Sedona

Celebrate the Holidays with the Romeros Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m., Sedona Performing Arts Center (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road) 928-204-2415; $40 Classic guitar quartet concert. Ice Skating in Sedona Dec. 1-8 Mon.-Thur., 2-8 p.m.; Fri.,…

HOT!

Hot: family-owned eateries, art classes, swinging from the trees, thrifting and funny girls. Not: Camping in front of the air-conditioner for two months. Here are 21 reasons to get out of the pool and seize life…

Festival Fever

October might just be the best month to be in Sedona. Warm days with bright blue skies and billowing clouds are followed by crisp, clear evenings studded with twinkling stars. The leaves are starting to turn…

That High and Lonesome Sound

In 2003, Chamber Music Sedona and the Sedona Historical Society united for Sedona’s Arts and Heritage Week, but that wasn’t the only pairing that took place that week. Wanting to try something new, Bert Harclerode, the…

Holidays at Home

Back in December 2007, Sedona Monthly featured a cover story about all of the unique holiday events that take place in northern Arizona. Every December since that issue, we’ve received e-mails requesting that we do the…

11 Reasons Autumn in Sedona is So Cool!

Autumn’s arrival in northern Arizona heralds more than just shorter days and cooler nights – in fall, Sedona seems to awake from a sluggish summer slumber to show off all her splendor with vibrant changing leaves,…

At Home for the Holidays

Yes, Virginia, there is more to the holiday season than frantic trips from mall to mall trying to get your hands on this year’s “It” item (Halo 3, perhaps?), scrubbing floors before the in-laws arrive, standing…

Star Attractions!

For as long as humans have inhabited our corner of Arizona, their necks have been craned to the sky, gazing at the stars. Look at the pictographs of animals and hunters at the Palatki Heritage Site…

All the Trimmings

Cactus Christmas trees and cowboy boots filled with poinsettias. Red silk flowers in a cow skull and ornaments hanging off the branches of a dried agave plant. Rope and bandanas, luminarias, and spurs, deer heads and…

Residential Arias – Opera House Sedona

For the seventh consecutive year, eight Sedona property owners are scheduled to open their stylish doors to the public as hosts of the annual Art and Architecture Tour, with proceeds benefiting the educational and performance programs…

Opera Houses

“I would argue that perhaps what’s going on in opera are some of the most real and deep experiences out there,” singer-songwriter of the moment Rufus Wainwright recently told the British rock-music magazine Mojo, “especially now,…