Archive for Sedona Weekends

4th of July Events and Entertainment in Sedona and the Verde Valley

July 4th – July 6th 2014

'Americanaire" Exhibition at Greg Lawson Galleries

Fourth of July Weekend
2679 West State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona, 86336

Greg Lawson GalleriesSedona’s Passion for Place Gallery, located at 2679 West State Route 89A, features American iconic imagery in a summer exhibition entitled “Americanaire.” All are welcome to celebrate America's glorious and picturesque seasonal diversity at Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery on Friday, July 4, 5:00-8:00 pm during the Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Art Tour.

“The Passion for Place Gallery in Sedona which features Lawson’s images from throughout the world, represents one of the largest archives of Americana to be found in any privately produced portfolio in the USA,” says Gabrielle. ”Each of the fifty United States are represented because Greg Lawson’s photographic art has been purposefully created in all of them.”

In celebration of the “Americanaire” exhGreg Lawson Brooklyn Bridgeibition, Passion Place Gallery will be offering a limited number of signed first edition copies of Greg Lawson’s coffee table book Natural States which includes nature imagery from all fifty states of the USA. The gallery is also offering free shipping for this edition anywhere in the USA during July. This collector’s portfolio features exhibition quality production values with 208 pages of art-quality paper, bound in lie-flat hand sewn signatures and encased in cloth covered hardboards.

Greg Lawson will be in attendance at the gallery Friday evening. The Passion for Place Gallery is located at 2679 West SR 89A in Sedona and is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at other times by appointment. The message phone is 928-204-4744 and the website can be accessed at

4th of July Weekend at Tlaquepaque

Friday July 4th - Sunday July 6th 2014 - Free Event
336 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86336

TlaquepaqueEnjoy the 4th of July holiday in the cool courtyards of Tlaquepaque great food at Tlaquepaque's four popular restaurants, always great shopping, and on July 4th, fabulous entertainment from noon to 7:30 PM.

  • Kick off Friday, July 4th in the cool courtyard of Patio de las Campanas with Sedona local, Paloma Lokus, performing songs from her latest CD "Country Girls Do It Better" from 12 to 1 pm. A singer, songwriter and musician, her amazing vocals are sure to please and liven your spirits.
  • Crosby Tyler, the one-man tub-thumpin band, will follow up from 1 to 3:30 pm in Patio de las Campanas. Blend back porch blue grass with Delta blues and add a keen sense of social commentary and wrap it in a one man band.

Geritol Hipsters

  • Then if you haven't danced, chilled and shopped enough, join us for the Geritol Hipsters in Patio de las Campanas, Prescott's award-winning 6 piece Dixieland band, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm during First Friday in the Galleries. This fun-loving group is sure to make you smile with songs from a bygone era, comedy and great vocals.


  • Also check out join Patrick Ki,Tlaquepaque's own world-class guitarist, and friends who will be performing in Patio del Norte· 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

On July 5th and 6th...

On July 5th and 6th, enjoy two musical masters in the Patio de las Campanas from 2 p.m .to 5 p.m - Kelvin Mockingbird and Maestro Drew Diego Bennett. Kelvin, a Grammy nominated flautist, has been performing the Native American flute and telling medicine stories of the Dineh for the past 19 years. Mockingbird has recorded 6 albums as Burning Sky. Maestro Drew Diego Bennett is a Cherokee Maestro Flamenco Guitarist and Native American Flautist with his live Flamenco Guitar production.

Tony DuncanAlso on both July 5th and 6th, Tony Duncan and The Yellow Bird Indian Dancers will present a Celebration of Native American Music and Dance. They will perform from 10:00 to 5:00 PM on the hour for 30 minutes in Patio Del Norte. Tony Duncan will spin 25 colored hoops in a blur of dance and high intensity movement that is mind-boggling. Not to mention the dancers creative depictions of several animal forms including the eagle and rattlesnake. This is a must-see...

2nd Annual Big Gay Art Show at the Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Arts Center
15 Art Barn Road
Sedona AZ

Sedona PRIDE Big Gay Art Show 2014Last year, Sedona's first BIG GAY ART SHOW at the Sedona Arts Center was a huge success! It set records for attendance for a July event, and the art was spectacular. The 2nd Annual Big Gay Art Show will be, well...bigger and gayer than ever, with even more art. Celebrate America's diversity and plan on attending the show on July 4th - 6th at the Sedona Arts Center in Uptown Sedona. 

Call for Artists
Artists submissions are being called and the submission package is due by June 15th. Submissions can be made online. Click here for more information.

The Verde Canyon Railroad FIRECRACKER EXPRESS!

July 4th 2014
Verde Canyon Railroad
300 North Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

Verde Canyon Railroad Firecracker ExpressOn Friday, July 4 Verde Canyon Railroad will celebrate Independence Day with their annual Firecracker Express which begins with a traditional all-American barbecue and patriotic music in the depot’s shaded courtyard.  At 1 p.m. you’ll board our historic train pulled by vintage locomotives adorned with American bald eagles that pull coaches along century-old ribbons of rail into the rich and unspoiled landscape of the Verde Canyon.  You can celebrate America’s birthday by riding the waves of a fruit smoothie under bruised monsoon skies and kaleidoscopic rainbows which are the celebrities on our mid-summer Canyon stage. You’ll be back in time for Cottonwood’s dazzling fireworks.

For more information and reservations, visit the Verde Canyon Railroad website or call 800-582-7245.

4th of July Free Laser Light Show and Concert

Laser Light Show ImageSpend your 4th of July having a picnic on the cool grass, surrounded by the spectacular red rocks and listening to an upbeat live concert. Spectators will be allowed onto the field at 6:30 p.m. to set up their blanket and chairs and enjoy the live concert and delicious food. Live music is provided by David Parker & the Big Time from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be followed by the light show once it is dark! This patriotic themed light show will cast light over the audience while the lasers dance to the music during this 15 minute show. Currently this show is set to begin at dark (around 8:45 p.m.) but you will want to arrive early for parking. Parking will be available at the high school as well as across the street on Cultural Park Place.

  • Everyone is encouraged to bring a flashlight.
  • Arrive early for convenient parking.
  • Food is for sale or you may bring your own picnic.
  • Alcohol and dogs are not permitted!

Fourth of July - Give Thanks to Our Fire Fighters

Hillside Sedona Shopping Center
671 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ

Hillside SedonaJoin the celebration in thanking our fire fighters at Hillside Sedona this Fourth of July, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. States Hillside Manager, Karen Dilks, “The Merchants at Hillside came up with a wonderful idea of community celebration in appreciation to our brave fire fighters. Scott Simmons, of Sedona’s new Baskin Robbins and Ken Saxe of Mooney’s Irish Pub, quickly jumped on board to co-sponsor event. It’s always wonderful to see community come together. This will be a fun way to show our gratitude.”


  • The Sedona Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service will have meet and greet starting at 11:30.
  • Big Bambu Band, playing classic rock and blues will begin at noon.
  • The honorable Mayor Rob Adams will give dedication at 12:30 with community salute and cheer. 
  • A barbecue and ice cream social will add to the family fun.
  • Children are welcome to bring jacks, puppets and adults should bring dancing shoes.

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Things To Do in Sedona This Weekend – March 1,2 2014

Weekend Events and Entertainment in Sedona and the Verde Valley

Sedona International Film Festival

Sedona International Film Festival 2014

The Sedona International Film Festival brings great independent film and live events to Sedona all year long, in the state-of-the-art Mary D. Fisher Theatre.Check the film festival website’s Coming Attractions page to read the details and see the trailers of these shows or to see what is showing when you come to Sedona.

The 20th Annual Film Festival, one of Sedona’s premier events, is showing now, from February 22nd to March 2nd. Tickets to great independent films may still be available online or by calling the box office at 928.282.1177.

Sound Bites Grille

February 26th – March 2nd, 2014
101 N State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
In the Hyatt Pinion Pointe Complex

Sound Bites Grill LogoSedona’s hottest venue for food, fun, and entertainment!

Sound Bites Grill is the new fun place to eat, drink, and enjoy top quality live entertainment in Sedona. It’s a unique dining experience with amazing red rock views, great all natural fresh healthy foods, and stimulating entertainment. In the Hyatt Shops at Pinion Pointe at the junction of Highways 89A and 179 (formerly known as the “Y”), Sound Bites also offers dinner specials on Tuesdays, wine tastings on Thursdays, and very special “Supper Club” dinner shows, unique to Sedona. Come in for lunch or dinner with a view, and check out the Guitar Gallery while you are there. You’ll leave satisfied and smiling!

Here is this week’s lineup:

  • Thursday Feb 27, 6-9pm Chris Jamison Duo, Americana Folk, No Cover
  • Friday Feb 28, 7:30-10p, Anthony Mazzella Concert, Special Show. Guitarist, Recording Artist and Producer, Tickets $15
  • Saturday March 1, 5pm, Dinner Show “Up Close and Intimate” with master guitarist Esteban and spinning violinist Teresa Joy. Dinner Package starting at $59, Tickets 800-838-3006
  • Sat March 1 8pm Master guitarist Esteban “Rock On Concert” with his band. 8pm Tickets $35, $45 & VIP $65, Tickets 800-838-3006
  • Sunday March 2, Brunch with Esteban, Master guitarist Esteban and spinning violinist Teresa Joy “Up Close and Intimate” 12pm -3pm, Brunch and Show Package. Starting at $59 Including Brunch, Tickets 800-838-3006
  • Sunday March 2, 6-9pm, Jazz n Juice with Susannah Martin Jazz Trio, No Cover

Call 928.282.2713 or check out their calendar of events for more details.

Olde Sedona Bar and Grill

February 24th – March 2nd 2014
1405 West Highway 89A
Sedona Arizona 86336

Olde Sedona Bar and GrillThere is always something good happening at Olde Sedona!

When you are in Sedona and looking for fun and entertainment, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill is the place to be! With live bands, DJs and Karaoke, there’s something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue every night of the week. Make sure to check out their events calendar to see what is happening while your in town. Eat, drink and have fun where the locals’ hang out, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill tonight!

  • Thursday Feb 27th – Decker
  • Friday Feb 28th – Sedona Yacht Club
  • Saturday March 1, Live DJ

For more information please visit Olde Sedona Bar and Grill.

Liberty Wildlife on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Saturday March 1st, 2014
Verde canyon Railroad
300 North Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

Libert Wildlife on Verde Canyon RailroadSee Sonora the Bald Eagle 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 meet 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.

Sonora’s next ride on the train will be on Saturday March 1st.

For more information and reservations, visit the Verde Canyon Railroad website or call 800-582-7245.

Visit the Liberty Wildlife website to learn more about these amazing creatures and the organization’s wildlife rescue work.


Blazin’ M Ranch – A Woman’s Hand

March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2014
1875 Mabery Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Blazin M Ranch LogoA Special Live Production

March is Women’s History Month and what better way to honor women than to learn about how they shaped the history of the Verde Valley and Sedona. Experience an hour of music, laughter, tears, and a whole lot of pioneer women’s soul with the Blazin’ M Ranch’s live production of Dev Ross’ A Woman’s Hand, featured the first four Sundays in March, 2014.

A Woman's HandAlong with the Blazin’ M’s signature chuckwagon dinner and pre-dinner activities and attractions, guests will also engage in interactive experiences with the colorful Old West living history characters in the courtyard, showcasing the hard work, challenges, triumphs and everyday hardships of women in the 1800’s.

From the moment the production opens, the audience begins to experience the life of a woman forced to pick up the pieces of her life and move out west, as well as the women already present in the wild frontier, Native Americans with their own stories to tell. Through dialogue and song, the hour-long production takes us up to Jerome to meet the first African-American woman to own a business there, into the life of a Chinese singsong girl, to a soiled dove from Flagstaff who can definitely handle herself (and her whiskey), and through the story of an operatic Latina who helped found the Homemaker’s Club. Of course, no play about the history of the Verde Valley would be complete without Sedona Schnebly, —A Woman’s Hand promises guests a glimpse into the trials and the triumphs of Sedona’s namesake.

The result of tireless research by Dev Ross and author and historian Kate Ruland-Thorne, this play features a small treasure trove of women who helped weave the fabric of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Their stories are heartwarming, often heartbreaking, and rich with spirit. In true 1800’s fashion, popular music from the day supports the play just as music so often supported and uplifted the rugged life of a lady pioneer.

Sponsored by National Processing Solutions, Inc., limited dates for this historical production are March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. For dinner and show reservations call (928) 634-0334 or book on-line at Gates open at 5:00PM for pre-show activities and actor/audience interactions. Dinner is served at 6:30PM. The hour-long show starts at 7:30PM. Adults: $35.95+tax, Seniors: $32.95+tax, Children (3-12). $19.95+tax.

Sedona – Verde Valley This Weekend 10/18 – 10/20, 2013

This Weekend –  Events and Entertainment
in Sedona and the Verde Valley 

October 18 -20, 2013 

Sedona Rouge


Make your plans for fun this weekend right here! The Sedona Plein Air Festival, featuring the finest Plein Air painters in the country, starts this weekend and runs through October 26th. Sedona OktoberFest! is this Saturday from 5 – 9 pm at Los Abrigados Resort and also on Saturday, A.J. Croce will perform at Mary D Fisher Theatre in West Sedona. 

Or, you could get your cowboy on with a Sunset Horseback Ride and Cowboy Cookout planned for you tonight (Friday) at the M Diamond Ranch and a Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner and Costume Contest to go to at the Blazin M Ranch on Sunday evening. Just click on the ole ‘Read More’ button for all the details!



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Sedona – Verde Valley This Weekend 10/11 – 10/13, 2013

This Weekend –  Events and Entertainment
in Sedona and the Verde Valley 

October 11 -13, 2013 

Happy Friday! Make your plans for fun this weekend right here!

This weekend’s live entertainment features the Olde Sedona Bar and Grill and Sound Bites Grill in Sedona, the Main Stage Theatre in Cottonwood, and great independent film from the Sedona Film Festival.

This weekend’s events feature art shows, festivals, and outdoor celebrations. Of special note, check out the 23rd Annual Sedona Arts Festival, and the Sedona Metaphysical Fair. 

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This Weekend in Sedona and the Verde Valley, October 4 – 6, 2013

 This Weekend in Sedona and the Verde Valley
October 4th – 6th, 2013

Have fun all weekend in Sedona and the Verde Valley! Here are our suggestions for some of the best things to do in Sedona.

  • Celebrate your love of art at Sedona’s First Friday Evening at the Galleries and the Jerome Art Walk on Saturday
  • Attend the annual Psychic Fair/Holistic Event on Sunday
  • Celebrate Oktoberfest on the Verde Canyon Railroad on Friday, Saturday or Sunday
  • Choose from 3 independent films being shown by the Sedona Film Festival all weekend
  • Have a great evening out with dinner and entertainment at the Olde Sedona Bar and Grill and Sound Bites Grille.

It’s all good this weekend in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

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This Weekend in the Sedona Verde Valley Sept 28 – 29, 2013

This Weekend in Sedona and the Verde Valley

This weekend in Sedona and the Verde Valley you can enjoy Arizona wines at the annual Sedona Wine Festival, go eco-friendly and family-friendly at Verde River Day, appreciate American Indian arts and crafts at the Festival of American Indian Art, celebrate community diversity at the Sedona Pride Festival in Cottonwood,  and party at night in Sedona’s two best music venues, Sound Bites Grille and the Old Sedona Bar and Grill

What’s not to like? Come to Sedona and have a real good time!

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It’s an Event-Packed Weekend in Sedona

5 Big Sedona – Verde Valley Weekend Events
September 21 – 22, 2013

 This is a great weekend to get out and have fun in Sedona, with 4 major events all happening between now and Sunday. Check them out! Click the Read More button for details.

  • Celebrate the International Day of Peace on Saturday with a day full of activities at the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park.
  • Always a favorite family event, Sedona Airport Family Fun Days promises to be the best one yet.
  • SeptemberFest, a family fun event at the beautiful Jackpot Ranch on Camp Verde
  • Immerse yourself in sights, sounds, and tastes of Celtic Culture at the Celtic Harvest Festival
  • Swim at Slide Rock State Park while enjoying the 3rd annual Apple Harvest Festival

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