September 26th – September 28th, 2014
Sedona always has a great selection of fun and interesting events to choose from, ranging from art to family fun to metaphysical, and more. Plus there is always live entertainment and independent film happening when you visit Sedona and the Verde River Valley.
This Weekend’s Events
all over the Verde Valley
The “Free2BU” Festival roars to life on Thursday September 25th, at 6:00pm
This year’s Sedona/Verde Valley PRIDE Festival is gearing up to be the biggest yet! From Thursday, September 25th through Sunday the 28th, you are welcome to come join our PRIDE family for a weekend of fun, education, and to show your support for equality!
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!
So come one, come all! No matter your sexual orientation, your race, your political affiliations or your theological ideologies, at Sedona/Verde Valley PRIDE you are welcome to join us, where you ARE “free to be you!” Check out the Sedona Pride website and social networks often as announcements will be made and posted there the closer we get to the big weekend!
101 N. State Route 89A
Sedona AZ 86336
Tom & Shondra’s "Best of Broadway & More" Debuts Friday, September 26 at Sound Bites Grill
Sound Bites Grill proudly presents one of Sedona’s most popular entertainment duos, Tom & Shondra for their debut performance on the Sound Bites’ Celebrity Stage with their show “Tom & Shondra’s Best of Broadway & More!” on Friday, September 26th at 7pm. This family friendly must see 90 minute concert includes songs from some of Broadway’s finest shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Annie Get Your Gun, Paint Your Wagon, Cabaret and Chicago and also features popular Standard Big Band favorites, Country and Pop tunes including some fun surprises.
Tom & Shondra have wowed audiences on the National Performing Artist’s Series Tour throughout Arizona. They are one of Sedona’s premiere entertainment duos who entertain audiences with their own shows for many of Sedona’s most popular events as well as performing for corporate and private parties throughout the country. Their individual credits in professional theatre and in the entertainment business are vast and they combine talents in their own shows to entertain audiences in AZ as well as across the country. Last year their company Entertainment by Tom & Shondra was awarded the highly regarded Sedona Spirit Award as the Business Benefactor of the Year 2013 for their service to the Sedona community with their time and talents.
Sound Bites Grill is offering several ways to attend this show. Guests can choose from varied seatings with Dinner Hi-Top Cocktail Table, with Dinner General Seating, VIP Seating Front Row, or Premium VIP Private Table for Two Up front. The Dinner Show Package includes three different selections to choose from, each a delicious gourmet 3 course meal. All seats are good seats as the venue is small and the show will be up close and intimate.
Sound Bites Grill is located up on the hill at Hyatt Pinion Point at 101 N. State Route 89A. For Tickets call 928.282.2713.
Red Rose Inspiration for Animals is a no-kill animal rescue organization focused on saving abused, neglected, homeless animals. They are dedicated to healing and rehabilitating canines who have suffered from emotional abuse helping them become adoptable, and they support spay and neuter to make a difference in the over population of canines and felines.
Red Rose' primary fund raising program is a series of successful, high quality arts and craft shows every spring and fall. This year's shows are hosted by Olde Sedona Bar and Grill and are held in their parking lot, right on SR 89A in West Sedona.
This year the Annual Sedona Winefest takes place on Saturday and Sunday September 27 & 28 from 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Sedona Airport. Enjoy scrumptious Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors galore, and an exclusive Premium Wine Area, while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks.
General Admission is $20.00 online at early bird prices, or $25.00 at the door. Admission includes six tasting tickets and an etched commemorative wine glass. On Sunday Seniors (65+) and military receive a $5.00 discount when tickets are purchased at the door. There is plenty of free parking available including handicapped parking.
Our VIP Premium Tasting Room will include an exclusive art exhibit and exclusive outdoor seating area. Be sure to get your tickets early as space is limited. Premium Admission is available online at the early bird price of $40.00, or $45.00 at the door, if still available. Premium Admission includes eight tasting tickets, 4 Regular & 4 Premium, and a beautiful etched, stemmed, commemorative wine glass.
Great Arizona Wines
This year the Sedona Winefest, presented by Sedona Pines Resort, is bigger and better than ever. Once again Verde Valley and Southern Arizona wineries will be offering their specialty wines for your tasting pleasure. There will once again be an Education Tent offering short seminars throughout the day given by highly respected experts from the wine industry.
Sedona, AZ 86336
Join a Red Rock State Park naturalist any Saturday or Wednesday in September for a “Guided Bird Walk”.
Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars (a limited number are available for loan from the Park). Visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. Hummingbirds are almost always there to take advantage of the feeders! Another good viewing point is the visitor center roof. Most of the year-round birds are found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along the field that is behind the visitor center. While visitors hike the trails, they will see many birds who call the Park "home".
Plan a day of family fun on September 28th from 9 AM to 3 PM and attend the 25th annual Verde River Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. This is a perfect fun event to enjoy as a family!
Park fees are waived for the day and all the activities are free thanks to the many exhibitors and sponsors. Non-profit food vendors will be cooking up a pancake breakfast, Indian Fry bread, hot dogs and hamburgers for nominal fees.
An Eco Friendly Event
Verde River Day promotes preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde's unique riparian habitat. We rate this as a highly green and eco-friendly event! Some of the day's events include a climbing wall, organized canoe and kayak rides, sand castle building, and nature-based exhibits. Guests of all ages are welcome to fish in the lagoon that is loaded with hundreds of pounds of catfish. Poles, bait and tackle are provided for all ages. No fishing license is needed. There will be a wide range of entertainment throughout the day.
The Verde River Day celebration begins at 9 am on Saturday. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located 30 minutes from Sedona and makes for a perfect day trip. For more information or to get directions visit VerdeRiverDay.com