Archive for Sedona Events

Sedona’s 44th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

St Patricks Day in Sedona 2014Saturday March 15th from 10:30 AM. A Free Community Event

Sedona’s 44th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade will start at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 15th and will be followed immediately by the Festival. The Parade begins at Jordan Historical Park and makes its way along Jordan Road to Mesquite Avenue. Bring your chairs early to set up along the Parade route on Jordan Road. The Master of Ceremonies and Parade Judges are located along Jordan Road near the corner of Mesquite Avenue.

Sedona Saint Patricks Day ParadeThis year’s Parade Grand Marshal is Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. The parade entries includes dignitaries, color guards, bagpipers, bands, dance troupes, businesses, and local social, cultural, civic, and religious organizations from all across Northern Arizona. They come on foot, horseback, and in vehicles of all sorts.

The Festival immediately follows the Parade and continues until 3:00 pm. Stay to enjoy the free festivities! The Festival will be located next to the end of the parade route on Apple Ave. between Cedar Street and Jordan Rd. There will be live music and a multitude of family and children’s activities available, all free of charge! Of course there will be a refreshments available – a Beer Garden with Oak Creek Brews, a food booth by Cowboy Club & Barking Frog Grille and a sweet treats booth by Sedona Fudge Company.

These festivities are presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the Sedona Green Team and NAU Special Events Planning Class. For updates, visit our website or on Facebook or call 928.204.2390.

 

Valentine’s Day Weekend in Sedona

Sedona Valentine's Day 2014Valentine’s Day is here and all of Sedona is ready for your romantic weekend in the red rocks. Here we present a preview of the special Valentines Day dinners, entertinment, and events you can choose from this weekend to make your Valentine’s Day trip to Sedona as special as it can be.

Valentines Day Dinner

Golden Goose Cafe and BistroGolden Goose Restaurant & Cafe - Valentine’s Day Specials

Available Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 5:00 p.m. to closing)

  • Chateaubriand for Two – 38.99  Served with soup or salad for each person, au gratin potatoes and choice of 1 additional side
  • Pistachio Crusted Chicken – 26.99 Topped with creamy garlic-bacon sauce
  • Prime Rib – $27.99 ”Certified Angus Beef” topped with crimini mushroom-cabernet sauce
  • Surf & Turf – $39.99 Our fork-tender Filet Mignon served with lobster tail topped with shrimp scampi sauce
  • Seafood Trio – $29.99 Chilean Sea Bass served with bay shrimp and bay scallops in a garlic-lemon-butter sauce

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REDS RestaurantRED’s Restaurant at Sedona Rouge – Offers Special Valentines Day Menu

Chef Ron Moler presents a special Valentine’s Day menu with 3 entrees to choose from, each with a special wine pairing. The cost per couple is $75 ++.

  • Pan Seared Escolar with Rose Petal Buerre Rouge, Parmesan Risotto, Chef’s Baby Vegetables 
  • Grilled New York Strip with Mushroom Bordelaise, Truffle Croquette and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Lobster Ravioli, Lobster filled Raviolis with Roasted Tomatoes, Herbs and Cream and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Dessert: Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake

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Schoolhouse RestaurantSchoolhouse Restaurant – Valentines 3 Course Mini Dining in the Dark 

February 14th, 2014, Benefiting National Center for the Blind

Join the Schoolhouse for a 3 course mini dining in the dark on Valentine’s day to help support the National Center for the Blind. They will also be doing a later 5 course but in sync with Main Stage. This dinner will be $40 per person with profits going to the center. Or $50 with tickets to see a show at 9:30 at Main Stage. Call 928.634.0700 and make your reservations today!

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Dinner and Entertainment

Blazin M Valentines Day 2014Blazin M Ranch - Vittles, Vines and Valentines Special

February 12th through the 15th, 2014

Looking to surprise your sweetheart with something special and different this Valentine’s Day? Come on down to one of the Verde Valley’s favorite venues, the Blazin’ M Ranch and enjoy our Valentine’s Week special! Along with our entertaining and award-winning western stage show and mouth-watering chuckwagon supper, we’re including extra perks for special memories of your Valentine’s visit.
The week of Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy half off select bottles of wine in the Copper Spur Saloon and special chocolate tastings in our shops, with chocolate provided by the Sedona Fudge Company! So if you are in Sedona for Valentine’s Day or coming out to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Sedona or the Verde Valley then this is a special event not to be missed!

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M Diamond Ranch – Sunset Horseback Ride and Full Moon Campfire Dinner

 Diamond Ranch - Valentines Day 2014

Ride the Ridge where the West commences. Gaze at the Moon til you lose your senses. Take an hour-long sunset horseback ride at the M Diamond Ranch, followed by a horse-drawn wagon ride and a campfire steak dinner under a spectacular full moon. Heavenly! Then sing by the campfire with live entertainment by Alvie Self, a member of of both the Rockabilly and Western Swing Halls of Fame. Plus, there will be telescopes and night vision glasses for your wildlife viewing pleasure. This complete western experience is only $120 per person! 

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Sound Bites Grill LogoSound Bites Grill – 2 Nights of Love with 2 Different Shows

Friday Feb 14 and Saturday Feb 15

Friday February 14th – The Soul Seduction Tour featuring JJ Sansaverino and Aysha Webb
JJ Sansaverino is touring from NY with LA based Aysha Webb. These International Jazz Musicians will create a night to remember!
Two Dinner Shows. 5pm and 8pm
This is a Supper Club Event including Dinner and the Show. Includes Gourmet dinner buffet, Chocolate Dipping Fountain, Rose for the Ladies and Show. Price is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 928-282-2713

Saturday February 15th – Love Potion with the 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show Featuring Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s
If you’re a fan of the Golden Oldies from the mid-50′s to the mid-60′s, you’ll love this authentic Blast From The Past, recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records.
Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. This event will feature love songs form the Rock n Roll era. $20 Advance purchase, $25 at the door. Dinner package available with ticket purchase. Show is 90 minutes long with a 7:30pm start.

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Entertainment and Events

Encore TheaterEncore Theater - Presents Two Valentine’s Day Shows!

Guitar Virtuoso Esteban – 5pm
Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Esteban returns to Sedona for a series of intimate performances at Encore Theatre. Showcasing his passion and the magic of the southwest guitar style, Esteban returns to his roots right here in Arizona’s beautiful Red Rocks. Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVD’s, and has had first-time music history successes never before accomplished by any guitarist.

Marvin Short’s Rock and Roll Dreams – 7:30pm
This show is pure rock ‘n roll to the core with amazing live performances featuring the greatest songs from the golden era of music in America … roll the “Ed Sullivan Show” and “American Bandstand” into a fast paced, fun filled two-hour extravaganza and you get Marvin Shorts Rock’n Roll Dreams!

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AMazzellaOld Town Center for the Arts – Presents Anthony Mazzella Valentines Day Concert

Friday, February 14, 7:00 pm, $18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority

World renowned guitarist Anthony Mazzella returns to Old Town Center for the Arts following four previous sellouts at OTCA. Anthony returns to dazzle and astound concertgoers with his deft defying abilities on acoustic and electric guitars. The technical proficiency required to execute his fingerstyle guitar technique is nothing short of amazing.

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Verde Canyon Railroad - Chocolate LoversVerde Canyon Railroad – February is for Chocolate Lovers!

The only way to improve on a Valentine getaway to the red rocks of Sedona is to combine it with the romance of the rails offered during Verde Canyon Railroad’s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. On February 14, 15 and 16 the rich flavors of chocolate will stream across taste buds like the wild scenery passing panoramic window during this lavish four-hour rail adventure.

Savoring sumptuous chocolate creates a feeling of ecstasy not unlike the sensation of falling in love. Imagine a wealth of the sweet stuff flowing, floating with dipped berries and marshmallows, all of it dissolving into a delicious puddle on the tongue. Sweethearts can share nibbles of delectable desserts while enjoying the tastiest treat of all: the decadent remote scenery of the Verde Canyon.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival features exclusive first-class accommodations, pampering you with luxurious style, an abundant selection of other appetizers and attentive beverage service right to comfortable seat. The confectionary celebration fills a first-class car with the intoxicating scent and flavor of chocolate via tasty pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies.

Postcard-perfect scenery is only part of the magic of Verde Canyon Railroad. The train provides a comfortable, yet exciting journey through this historic setting as it travels a leisurely four hours from the charming Clarkdale depot to the ghost ranch at Perkinsville and back. Awe-inspiring rock formations, historic trestles, ancient cliff dwellings and soaring raptors are just a few of the trip’s many highlights. First-class cars boast plush seating, complimentary appetizers and a full-service bar. Coach offers vintage Pullman-style seating and snack bars. Everyone has panoramic windows and limitless access to open-air viewing cars offering 360-degree views and spectacular photographic opportunities.

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Verde Canyon Railroad – February is for Chocolate Lovers!

Verde Canyon Railroad - Chocolate LoversRich Chocolate, First Class Accommodations, and Wild Scenery

The only way to improve on a Valentine getaway to the red rocks of Sedona is to combine it with the romance of the rails offered during Verde Canyon Railroad’s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. On February 14, 15 and 16 the rich flavors of chocolate will stream across taste buds like the wild scenery passing panoramic window during this lavish four-hour rail adventure.

Savoring sumptuous chocolate creates a feeling of ecstasy not unlike the sensation of falling in love. Imagine a wealth of the sweet stuff flowing, floating with dipped berries and marshmallows, all of it dissolving into a delicious puddle on the tongue. Sweethearts can share nibbles of delectable desserts while enjoying the tastiest treat of all: the decadent remote scenery of the Verde Canyon.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival features exclusive first-class accommodations, pampering you with luxurious style, an abundant selection of other appetizers and attentive beverage service right to comfortable seat. The confectionary celebration fills a first-class car with the intoxicating scent and flavor of chocolate via tasty pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies.

Postcard-perfect scenery is only part of the magic of Verde Canyon Railroad. The train provides a comfortable, yet exciting journey through this historic setting as it travels a leisurely four hours from the charming Clarkdale depot to the ghost ranch at Perkinsville and back. Awe-inspiring rock formations, historic trestles, ancient cliff dwellings and soaring raptors are just a few of the trip’s many highlights. First-class cars boast plush seating, complimentary appetizers and a full-service bar. Coach offers vintage Pullman-style seating and snack bars. Everyone has panoramic windows and limitless access to open-air viewing cars offering 360-degree views and spectacular photographic opportunities.

Sedona Valentine’s Day Preview

Sedona Valentine's Day 2014Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and all of Sedona is preparing for your visit to the romantic red rocks. Make your lodging reservations early !

Here we present a preview of the special activities, entertainment, and packages that will make your Valentine’s Day trip to Sedona as special as it can be.

Blazin M Valentines Day 2014Blazin M Ranch - Vittles, Vines and Valentines Special

February 12th through the 15th, 2014

Looking to surprise your sweetheart with something special and different this Valentine’s Day? Come on down to one of the Verde Valley’s favorite venues, the Blazin’ M Ranch and enjoy our Valentine’s Week special! Along with our entertaining and award-winning western stage show and mouth-watering chuckwagon supper, we’re including extra perks for special memories of your Valentine’s visit.
The week of Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy half off select bottles of wine in the Copper Spur Saloon and special chocolate tastings in our shops, with chocolate provided by the Sedona Fudge Company! So if you are in Sedona for Valentine’s Day or coming out to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Sedona or the Verde Valley then this is a special event not to be missed!

Encore TheaterEncore Theater - Presents Two Valentine’s Day Shows!

Guitar Virtuoso Esteban – 5pm
Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Esteban returns to Sedona for a series of intimate performances at Encore Theatre. Showcasing his passion and the magic of the southwest guitar style, Esteban returns to his roots right here in Arizona’s beautiful Red Rocks. Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVD’s, and has had first-time music history successes never before accomplished by any guitarist.

Marvin Short’s Rock and Roll Dreams – 7:30pm
This show is pure rock ‘n roll to the core with amazing live performances featuring the greatest songs from the golden era of music in America … roll the “Ed Sullivan Show” and “American Bandstand” into a fast paced, fun filled two-hour extravaganza and you get Marvin Shorts Rock’n Roll Dreams!

Golden Goose

Casual Fine Dining in West Sedona

Golden Goose Restaurant & Cafe - Valentine’s Day Specials

Available Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 5:00 p.m. to closing)

  • Chateaubriand for Two – 38.99  Served with soup or salad for each person, au gratin potatoes and choice of 1 additional side
  • Pistachio Crusted Chicken – 26.99 Topped with creamy garlic-bacon sauce
  • Prime Rib – $27.99 ”Certified Angus Beef” topped with crimini mushroom-cabernet sauce
  • Surf & Turf – $39.99 Our fork-tender Filet Mignon served with lobster tail topped with shrimp scampi sauce
  • Seafood Trio – $29.99 Chilean Sea Bass served with bay shrimp and bay scallops in a garlic-lemon-butter sauce

M Diamond Ranch – Sunset Horseback Ride and Full Moon Campfire Dinner

 Diamond Ranch - Valentines Day 2014

Ride the Ridge where the West commences. Gaze at the Moon til you lose your senses. Take an hour-long sunset horseback ride at the M Diamond Ranch, followed by a horse-drawn wagon ride and a campfire steak dinner under a spectacular full moon. Heavenly! Then sing by the campfire with live entertainment by Alvie Self, a member of of both the Rockabilly and Western Swing Halls of Fame. Plus, there will be telescopes and night vision glasses for your wildlife viewing pleasure. This complete western experience is only $120 per person! 

AMazzellaOld Town Center for the Arts – Presents Anthony Mazzella Valentines Day Concert

Friday, February 14, 7:00 pm, $18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority

World renowned guitarist Anthony Mazzella returns to Old Town Center for the Arts following four previous sellouts at OTCA. Anthony returns to dazzle and astound concertgoers with his deft defying abilities on acoustic and electric guitars. The technical proficiency required to execute his fingerstyle guitar technique is nothing short of amazing.

REDS RestaurantRED’s Restaurant at Sedona Rouge – Offers Special Valentines Day Menu

Chef Ron Moler presents a special Valentine’s Day menu with 3 entrees to choose from, each with a special wine pairing. The cost per couple is $75 ++.

  • Pan Seared Escolar with Rose Petal Buerre Rouge, Parmesan Risotto, Chef’s Baby Vegetables 
  • Grilled New York Strip with Mushroom Bordelaise, Truffle Croquette and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Lobster Ravioli, Lobster filled Raviolis with Roasted Tomatoes, Herbs and Cream and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Dessert: Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake

Schoolhouse RestaurantSchoolhouse Restaurant – Valentines 3 Course Mini Dining in the Dark 

February 14th, 2014, Benefiting National Center for the Blind

Join the Schoolhouse for a 3 course mini dining in the dark on Valentine’s day to help support the National Center for the Blind. They will also be doing a later 5 course but in sync with Main Stage. This dinner will be $40 per person with profits going to the center. Or $50 with tickets to see a show at 9:30 at Main Stage. Call 928.634.0700 and make your reservations today!

 

Sedona Rouge

Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa – Romance My Valentine Package

Enjoy a One night accommodations in a Deluxe King room, a bottle of Champagne and Chocolate covered Strawberries upon arrival. Spend a romantic time at dinner in Reds with a $100 Dinning credit. Wake up for a relaxing day in the Spa with a $100 Spa credit. Don’t rush to check out – you have until 1 PM.
-Bottle of Champagne
-Chocolate covered Strawberries
- $100 Spa credit
- $100 Dining credit
- Valid for a one night stay from 2/13 to 2/17 Price $405.71
Prices are inclusive of taxes and daily resort fee. Gratuity not included. Upgrade based on availability for stay.

Sound Bites Grill LogoSound Bites Grill – 2 Nights of Love with 2 Different Shows

Friday Feb 14 and Saturday Feb 15

Friday February 14th – The Soul Seduction Tour featuring JJ Sansaverino and Aysha Webb
JJ Sansaverino is touring from NY with LA based Aysha Webb. These International Jazz Musicians will create a night to remember!
Two Dinner Shows. 5pm and 8pm
This is a Supper Club Event including Dinner and the Show. Includes Gourmet dinner buffet, Chocolate Dipping Fountain, Rose for the Ladies and Show. Price is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 928-282-2713

Saturday February 15th – Love Potion with the 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show Featuring Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s
If you’re a fan of the Golden Oldies from the mid-50′s to the mid-60′s, you’ll love this authentic Blast From The Past, recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records.
Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. This event will feature love songs form the Rock n Roll era. $20 Advance purchase, $25 at the door. Dinner package available with ticket purchase. Show is 90 minutes long with a 7:30pm start.

 

Verde Canyon Railroad - Chocolate LoversVerde Canyon Railroad – February is for Chocolate Lovers!

The only way to improve on a Valentine getaway to the red rocks of Sedona is to combine it with the romance of the rails offered during Verde Canyon Railroad’s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. On February 14, 15 and 16 the rich flavors of chocolate will stream across taste buds like the wild scenery passing panoramic window during this lavish four-hour rail adventure.

Savoring sumptuous chocolate creates a feeling of ecstasy not unlike the sensation of falling in love. Imagine a wealth of the sweet stuff flowing, floating with dipped berries and marshmallows, all of it dissolving into a delicious puddle on the tongue. Sweethearts can share nibbles of delectable desserts while enjoying the tastiest treat of all: the decadent remote scenery of the Verde Canyon.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival features exclusive first-class accommodations, pampering you with luxurious style, an abundant selection of other appetizers and attentive beverage service right to comfortable seat. The confectionary celebration fills a first-class car with the intoxicating scent and flavor of chocolate via tasty pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies.

Postcard-perfect scenery is only part of the magic of Verde Canyon Railroad. The train provides a comfortable, yet exciting journey through this historic setting as it travels a leisurely four hours from the charming Clarkdale depot to the ghost ranch at Perkinsville and back. Awe-inspiring rock formations, historic trestles, ancient cliff dwellings and soaring raptors are just a few of the trip’s many highlights. First-class cars boast plush seating, complimentary appetizers and a full-service bar. Coach offers vintage Pullman-style seating and snack bars. Everyone has panoramic windows and limitless access to open-air viewing cars offering 360-degree views and spectacular photographic opportunities.

Arizona ATV AdventuresArizona ATV Adventures – 2nd Rider Goes Free

Take a guided ATV tour through the open country west of Sedona and your partner rides for free on Valentines Day weekend,Friday through Sunday. Arizona ATV Adventures is the only guided ATV tour in Sedona. New riders are welcome and training is provided. 

 

 

 

 

World Peace Dance – Performance, Concert, and Workshops

“The World Peace Dance performance inspires and enables audiences everywhere to create peace on Earth by embodying and living daily expressions of love, forgiveness and compassion..”

The World Peace Dance CelebratioWorld Peace Dancen Week is an annual event held the first week in February in Sedona, Arizona.  This week is declared by the United Nations to be International Interfaith Harmony Week– a time to reach out to one another around the world, no matter how different other people and other cultures may be from our own.

The World Peace Dance Performance and Concert will be on Friday February 7th at 7pm at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 

The performance and concert will be preceded by 5 days of free workshops from February 2nd – 7th. Attend a workshop to learn to practice inner peace, family & community peace and world peace.  Participate in community gatherings to meditate on peace and honor peacemakers.  Most gatherings are free unless noted.  Donations are appreciated. Click here for a full list of the workshops, dates, times, and locations. 

 This is an opportunity for all comers to not only get inspired to work for peace , but to gain actual hands-on skills they can “take home” and use to create peace for themselves and others. You can be a part of this pivotal moment in history.

 

9th Annual Sedona Marathon February 1st

Registration is Open!

Sedona Marathon 2014Sedona is host to one of the most inspiring marathon events on one of the most beautiful courses in the country. One of Sedona’s premiere outdoor events, it is exciting for both participants and spectators. The 9th annual Sedona Marathon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, and will feature four fantastic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. If you run one of these races through the red rocks of Sedona, you’ll never be the same again.

Marathon activities begin with the Marathon Event Expo and Packet Pickup at Tlaquepaque, one of Sedona’s premier destinations, on Friday January 31st from 11 am to 7 pm. On Friday evening there will be 2 locations for a pre-race, all-you-can-eat pasta dinner, the Elks Lodge on Airport Road and Olde Sedona Bar and Grille on Route 89A in West Sedona.

The races begin on Saturday morning with the full marathon starting at 9 am and the post race party at Olde Sedona Bar and Grille starting at 4 pm and going until closing time. There is a more detailed Schedule of Events on the marathon website.

Sedona MarathonRegistration
Online registration is available until Wednesday, January 29 at 11:59 pm (MST). Participants may also register at Packet Pick-up on Friday, January 31 with a $10 on-site fee. There is a 15% discount for active military personnel. For more details visit the Marathon registration page

Lodging
Several hotels are offering special lodging discounts for participants and their families. Call each one for details, or check their special online. They include:
* Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble, (928) 282-4001
* Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, (928) 282-3072
* Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, (928) 203-4111

 

WILD SPLENDOR: LIBERTY WILDLIFE ABOARD THE TRAIN

Libert Wildlife on Verde Canyon RailroadSee Sonora spread her majestic wings onboard the 4-hour train ride.

By partnering with Scottsdale’s Liberty Wildlife, Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors the opportunity to see wild raptors at the depot and onboard the train.

Liberty Wildlife shares the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot and on the train on select Saturdays throughout the year. Get up close to Sonora, the only bald eagle in the world that regularly enjoys a train ride. Though Sonora will be feasting on raw chicken, passengers will be loading their plates with luscious wings and other tasty appetizers.

This is a year-long program between the Verde Canyon Railroad and Liberty Wildlife. You can expect to meet Sonora on the train once each month throughout the year. Sonora’s next ride on the train is on February 1st. 

Visit Verde Canyon Railroad to for more information and to book your ride with Sonora!

Visit LibertyWildlife.org to learn more about these amazing creatures and their terrific rescue work.