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

Cocks Comb near SedonaSeptember 19th – September 21st, 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.

This Weekend’s Events 

'Red Rose' Arts and Crafts Show

To Benefit 'No Kill' Animal Rescue
Sedona AZ
928.282.5278
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Red Rose Inspiration Crafts ShowShow dates and times for September are:
Saturday, Sept 13 & Sunday, Sept 14, 10am - 5pm both days
Saturday, Sept 27 & Sunday, Sept 28, 10am - 5pm both days

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.

 

Sedona Inner Visions Retreat

September 19 - 21, 2014
At the Hampton Inn and Suites
West Sedona AZ
928-282-5637

UR Psychic RetreatEvery Person is a Natural Born Psychic and Healer

At the Sedona Inner Visions Retreat you will tap into the mysterious powers of the fall equinox and explore the vortexes hidden within the stunning red rocks while learning how to access and control your clairvoyant reading and healing abilities at levels you have never imagined! Join veteran clairvoyant and remote viewer  Debra Lynne Katz (author of "You Are Psychic" &  "extraordinary psychic") and Sedona's leading spiritual tour guide, shaman, and clairvoyant Kazandra Martin.  

For more information and to reserve your place, call 928-282-5637 or visit urPsychic.com

Thunder Valley Rally

3 Days of Biker Fun and Entertainment in Old Town Cottonwood

Thunder Valley RallyCome join the Thunder Valley Rally in historic Old Town Cottonwood (the Bootleg Capital of Arizona) on September 19th, 20th, & 21st, 2014! 

Old Town Cottonwood is nestled between the Black Hills mountain range, Sedona and Jerome. Thunder Valley Rally will provide you with a number of breathtaking rides through the Verde Valley, allow you to scale the 7,815 ft. peak of Mingus Mountain and descend down 89A with more than 100 curves. You'll enjoy 3 days of great entertainment and shows, a Miss TVR pageant, bike shows, and more. All the details are on the Thunder Valley Rally website.

 

Celtic Harvest Festival

September 20th, 2014
The Festival will be at Verde Valley School

Sedona Celtic Harvest FestivalImmerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic heritage.

Let us share with you our rich culture and history. Shop with our merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Eat drink and be merry in our Celtic food court. Enjoy crafts and activities in the special children’s area.

Discover the magic that keeps people returning to Celtic festivals year after year. Come and experience the rich traditions that we Celtic folk hold dear to our hearts. Enjoy “Celtic Ways” featuring workshops on Celtic art; artisans demonstrating their craft; music and dance; food and beverage vendors. Celtic tradition always includes good food, music and libation. Enjoy a vast selection of Celtic beers, single malt Scotch, mead and wine. Make new friends and greet old ones.

We will update this information as details become available.

Guided Bird Walk at Red Rock State Park

September 20th, 7:00AM
4050 Red Rock Loop Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336

Red Rock State Park - Bird WalksJoin 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". 

International Day of Peace Event at Tlaquepaque

Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tlaquepaque
336 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86336

TlaquepaqueTlaquepaque and the Andrea Smith Gallery are hosting a "Peace by Piece" event to honor the International Day of Peace on September 21, 2014. The city of Sedona is a member of the International Cities of Peace movement.

PeacexPieceIt's an entire day of fun for the whole family featuring a huge “peace quilt” made up of 6 x 6 painted squares, the inspired work of hundreds of local children and adult hands, all expressing their personal vision of peace. The peace quilt will be displayed along Tlaquepaque’s main Calle for all to enjoy.

Sedona area musicians, dancers, spoken word artists, and jugglers are volunteering their time to provide an exciting day of non-stop entertainment on two stages. Kids can head to the Kids Zone to be treated to fun hula-hoop contest, and awesome face painting.

Also part of the International Day of Peace celebration, is the Sedona “Global Feast for Peace.” Local restaurants will be providing delicious light fare. Participating restaurants include Oak Creek Brewery, Rene Restaurant, El Rincon, Heartline Cafe, Thai Palace, ChocolaTree, Sound Bites, Reds, Cucina Rustica, Shugrue’s, Wildflower, Hideaway, and New York Bagels. Festival goers can purchase food tickets, redeeming them at various food stations. The food items will be affordable and all of the proceeds will go to benefit local area food banks dealing with food insecurity and hunger issues in the region.

“It’s going to be a wonderful family-friendly day. We really hope everyone in the community will come and spend some time viewing the peace quilt, and think about creating a more peaceful world. And we are donating all food proceeds to local food banks,” reports Wendy Lippman, resident partner and general manager of Tlaquepaque.

This Weekend’s Entertainment

Featured Sedona Entertainment

Sedona International Film Festival

At the Mary D Fisher Theatre (unless otherwise noted)
2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona
928-282-1177

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.

Current and coming attractions:

  • Alive Mind Cinema Series: 'Faith Connections' - Sept. 18
  • 'The One I Love' premieres in Sedona Sept. 19-23
  • Jennifer Aniston heads all-star cast in 'Life of Crime' Sept. 19-23
  • Royal Shakespeare Company's 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' 
  • debuts Sept. 21
  • Award-winning 'Documented' debuts three shows only: Sept. 24-25
  • 'An Evening with Armen Ra' features film and concert Sept. 25-27
  • National Theatre of London's 'Medea' - Sept. 28

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Mary D Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. State Route 89A, West Sedona. Visit the film festival website or call 928.282.1177 for show times, ticket prices, and to purchase advanced tickets.

Blazin' M Ranch

Get Fired up for FUN!
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
800.937.8643

Blazin M RanchChuckwagon Supper and Stage Show - Wednesday through Saturday Nights

For more than twenty years the Blazin’ M Ranch has been providing visitors and locals alike with memories to last a lifetime! Come for the chuckwagon supper and western stage show, hang around for an authentically replicated Western town with an abundance of attractions and activities sure to delight and entertain! Check out the shooting gallery, get some ropin’ lessons, ride a vintage tractor pull; visit the saloon, one of a kind museum, Old-Tyme photo studio and boutique Western shops, all just twenty minutes from Sedona! Don’t miss a visit to the Blazin’ M Ranch, where “happy trails” are just the beginning. 

Check the Blazin M Ranch's website for more details, or call 800.937.8643 if you have any questions.

Old Sedona Bar and Grill Entertainment

Free Live Entertainment & Sports Bar
1405 W. Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ
928.282.5670
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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 always something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue every night of the week. Eat, drink and have fun where the locals’ hang out, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill tonight!

This week at Olde Sedona

  • Saturday - Live DJ
  • Sunday - All Star Karaoke
  • Monday - Jam Session/Open Mike
  • Tuesday - All Star Karaoke

PLUS Happy hour specials daily 4 - 7 pm and 7 big screen TVs with sports on all the time.

Check out their events calendar or call 928.282.5670 to see what is happening while you are in town.

Sound Bites Grill Entertainment

Fun * Food * Music
101 Highway 89A
Sedona AZ 86336
928. 282.2713
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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! 

Entertainment Schedule:

  • Thursday 9/18, 6-9pm - Rick Cyge, Guitarist, No Cover
  • Friday 9/19, 7-10pm, Esteban and Teresa Joy Sedona Dinner Concert, Ticketed Show starting at $69 including Dinner, show only tickets $35
  • Sunday 9/21, 7-9pm, Esteban and Teresa Joy Sedona Dinner Concert, Ticketed Show starting at $69 including Dinner, show only tickets $35
  • Monday 9/22, 7-9pm - Esteban and Teresa Joy Sedona Dinner Concert, Ticketed Show starting at $69 including Dinner, show only tickets $35
  • Tues 9/23, 7-10pm - Salsa Dance Night with DJ Bobby $8 Cover

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

Other Sedona Entertainment

Old Town Center for the Arts

Live Music and Entertainment in the Verde Valley

The Old Town Center for the Arts offers live entertainment that ranges from live theater to concerts, and lectures to special events in a dazzling yet intimate venue complete with professional sound and lighting. Conveniently located in Old Town Cottonwood, only 20 minutes from Sedona.  For more information and the Old Town Center's event calendar, call  (928) 634-0940 or visit their website.

Chamber Music Sedona

“Magical Music in the Red Rocks”

Chamber Music Sedona’s mission is to preserve and foster the appreciation of chamber music in its many forms by producing world-class concerts, and by presenting and supporting community music education programs. Chamber music is the most intimate form of musical expression–grand music on a small scale. Check the Chamber Music Sedona website or call  928.204.2415 for more information.

Encore Theater Sedona

Encore Theater - Rock N Roll DreamsThe Encore Theater is a beautiful performance venue in the Village of Oak Creek that also features an impressive Rock'n Roll Museum. Rock to Marvelous Marvin Short's band "Rock'n Roll Dreams" and special events. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 928.282.0552 or visit the Encore Theater website

Studio Live Sedona

“Home of the Sedona Performers Guild”

928.282.0549

Sedona Performing Arts AllianceStudio Live and the Sedona Performing Arts Alliance support the advancement of the performing arts through education, live performances and artist support. Studio Live produces several major performance events throughout the year using various venues throughout the Sedona area as fund raisers for their non profit mission. Check the events page on the Studio Live website or call 928.282.0549 for upcoming events.

Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival 2014

Sedona Celtic Harvest FestivalMaking the Red Rocks Ring on Saturday September 20th 2014.

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic heritage.

Let us share with you our rich culture and history. Shop with our merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Eat drink and be merry in our Celtic food court. Enjoy crafts and activities in the special children’s area.

Celtic Harvest Festival 2014Discover the magic that keeps people returning to Celtic festivals year after year. Come and experience the rich traditions that we Celtic folk hold dear to our hearts. Enjoy “Celtic Ways” featuring workshops on Celtic art; artisans demonstrating their craft; music and dance; food and beverage vendors. Celtic tradition always includes good food, music and libation. Enjoy a vast selection of Celtic beers, single malt Scotch, mead and wine. Make new friends and greet old ones.

The festival runs from 9:30 AM tp 5:30 PM at the Verde Valley School in the Village of Oak Creek. The day will be packed with music, entertainment on 2 different stages, Celtic athletics,  and other events. Check the festival website for details and to buy tickets. It’s going to be a day of great fun for everyone!

Ales on Rails – Oktoberfest 2014 on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad - Ales on Rails

SEDONA AREA BEER TASTING TOUR

There are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest, the grandest, most tuba-intensive bashes of them all. Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails starting at 11 a.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.

Saying good-bye to summer should not be done quietly. The party starts at 11:00 a.m. on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served onboard, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery.

Of course it wouldn’t be a true German celebration without a wide selection of flavorful beers and once again Verde Canyon Railroad delivers the finest. We showcase local rich-crafted ales, lagers, porters and stouts; an array of flavors to match the pageantry of color that awaits in the Canyon.

ALES ON RAILS EVENT DETAILS
When: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 11am all October
Starting: Thursday October 2nd at 11am
$10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings
Over 15 different brews to sample
Ending: Sunday, October 26th
Standard train fares apply and lunch is sold separately.

Learn more and book your Ales on Rails Fall Color Tour now!

Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival

Rythm and RibsThis is going to be a great festival!

The 9th Annual AZ Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival and has expanded to 2 days with a championship rib competition, a micro-brewery beer garden, and great country music this Friday and Saturday September 5th and 6th.

The Ribs
The event has been selected as a tour stop for the Great American Cookout and will host 25 professional BBQ competitors as a part of the Arizona State BBQ Championship. Come hungry!

The Rythm
The Music Festival will feature great country artists, headlined by Kristian Bush of Sugarland for you to enjoy from the Micro-Brew Beer Garden with 25 micro-brews attending. There is also a Kids Zone with plenty of fun rides and games for the kids to stay entertained.

Tickets
Tickets are now on sale for this two day event, for September 5-6, 2014. Single day tickets start at $15 with multi-day tickets available, and you won’t want to miss a single minute. Children 12 and under are free with an entire section devoted to kids thanks to AZ Inflatable Rides. A private tent for our VIPs (Very Important Place) will have extra amenities including catered food, beverages, cigars and front row access to the concert.

For more info and to purchase tickets online, visit AZRhythmandRibs.com

September in Sedona – A Month of Great Festivals and Events

September is a big month on Sedona for major events and things to do. Here are the 7 of the most popular events going on in September, and there are a few more as well. Check them out below. Click on the links or go to our Events Calendar page for more details.

Make your travel plans now. It’s going to be a real fun month in Sedona!

Rythm and RibsAZ Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival
September 5th and 6th, 2014 at the Cottonwood Kids Park
2 days of fun with a championship rib competition, a micro-brewery beer garden, and great country music.

 

41st Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque
Mariachis Fiesta 2010 LRSaturday, September 13th, 2014
“Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” is a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The charming plazas, patios, and streets of Tlaquepaque will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music, tastes, and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico.

Thunder Valley RallyThunder Valley Rally
September 19th – 21st, 2014
Join the Thunder Valley Rally in historic Old Town Cottonwood (the Bootleg Capital of Arizona) for 3 days of great entertainment and shows, a Miss TVR pageant, bike shows, and breathtaking rides through the Verde Valley.

Celtic FestivalCeltic Harvest Festival
September 20th, 2014
Share the magically rich Celtic culture and history. Shop with merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Eat drink and be merry in our Celtic food court. Enjoy crafts and activities in the special children’s area.

Sedona PRIDE Festival 2014The Annual Sedona – Verde Valley PRIDE Festival
September 25th – 28th 2014
This year’s Sedona/Verde Valley PRIDE Festival is gearing up to be the biggest yet! You are welcome to come join the 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!

Sedona Winefest 2014Annual Sedona Wine Festival
September 27 & 28 2014
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 from the top of Sedona, at the Sedona Airport. Tickets are available now.

Verde_River_51Verde River Day
September 28th 2014
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.

Red Rocks Music Festival – August 28 – 31, 2014

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014“Extraordinary Classical Chamber and Operatic Music in Phoenix and Sedona”

The Red Rocks Music Festival educates, engages and challenges audiences through a unique collaboration of musicians from leading Arizona performing arts organizations and world acclaimed artists. An integral part of the Festival’s mission is education. Master classes and workshops enable young musicians to learn skills from master musicians. The festival provides outreach educational music programs that inspire students to appreciate and continue their interest in the arts.

PHOENIX CONCERTS
Arizona Opera Center, 1636 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

AN EVENING IN PARIS

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 1Featuring David Ehrlich, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello; Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Thursday, August 28, 7:30 pm, with Works by C. Franck and G.Faure’
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

THE MAGNIFICENT BLEND OF VOICE & STRINGS

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 2Featuring Ariana Wyatt, Soprano, Adam Margulies, Baritone (from the movie “The Bohemian”), David Ehrlich, violin; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola; Jan Simiz, cello; Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Friday, August 29, 7:30 pm with works by Mozart, G. Puccini, C. Gounod, J. Massenet, O. Golijov, G. Verdi and H. Villa-Lobos
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

 FESTIVAL SPECIAL! Buy tickets to both Arizona Opera Center concerts (August 28 and 29) for $48 (S&H included)

SEDONA CONCERTS
Sedona Creative Life Center 333 Schnebly Hill Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336

THE MAGNIFICENT BLEND OF VOICE & STRINGS

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 3Featuring Ariana Wyatt, Soprano, Adam Margulies, Baritone (from the movie “The Bohemian”) David Ehrlich, violin; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola; Jan Simiz, cello; Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Saturday, August 30, 7:30 pm with Works by Mozart, Dvorak, G. Puccini, G. Verdi, C. Gounod, O. Golijov, and H. Villa-Lobos
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

AN AFTERNOON IN PARIS
Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 4Featuring David Ehrlich, violin, Rami Solomonow, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello and Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Sunday, August 31, 3:00 pm with works by C. Franck and G. Faure’
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

 FESTIVAL SPECIAL! Buy tickets to both Sedona Creative Life Center concerts (August 30 and 31) for $48 (S&H included)!

 

For tickets and more information call 877.733.7257 or visit RedRocksMusicFestival.com

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village – Let the Festival Season Begin!

Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque is a Sedona destination not to be missed.

Tlaquepaque, possibly Sedona’s most loved attraction, is a gorgeous destination in the heart of Sedona that offers some of the city’s best shopping, numerous art galleries, and excellent dining in several different restaurants, all in one location. But even more than that, Tlaquepaque is known for celebrations and festivals that draw people from far and wide.

Fiesta del Tlaquepaque

Fiesta de la TlaquepaqueThe fall festival season begins with the 41st annual “Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. The charming plazas, patios, and streets of Tlaquepaque will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music, and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico. The lively mariachis, the heart-pounding rhythms and beats of Flamenco dancers, and the mouth-watering tastes of Mexico will fill the day.

Continuing a long tradition of fabulous food, music, dance and entertainment for young and old, this year’s Fiesta promises to be extraordinary. Arts and crafts exhibits will abound offering a glimpse into the traditional and present artistry of Mexico. “The artists at the Fiesta are a great expression of the diversity, artistry and spirit of the community,” said Wendy Lippman, Tlaquepaque General Manager and Resident Partner. “Abe Miller, the visionary builder of Tlaquepaque, started this tradition more than 30 years ago and Fiesta attracts people from all over the state and country.”

Festivities Schedule:

  • Mosaico Flamenco will perform in Patio Del Norte from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Jaleo Band will perform in Patio Del Norte from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Ballet Folklorico de Colores will perform in Plaza De La Fuente at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.
  • Ritmo Latino will perform in Patio De Las Campanas from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Mariachi La Familia Rojas will roam the streets of Tlaquepaque from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and also from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

There will be free face painting and Balloon Twisting for children and adults in the Calle Independencia from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Parking is available at Tlaquepaque and also at the Uptown municipal parking lot with continuous service to and from the Fiesta from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Luminarias, fountain.1.LrUpcoming Festivals and Celebrations

From September through the holidays, Tlaquepaque will host several more celebrations that you will want to participate in. Here’s a short list of what is coming:

  • September 21st – International Peace Day, Peace by Piece Event 
  • October 28th – November 1st – The Marigold Mural Project for Dia De Los Muertos
  • November 1st – 2nd – Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Tlaquepaque
  • December 4th – 6th – Festival of Trees at Tlaquepaque 
  • December 13th – Festival of Lights – The lighting of 6,000 Luminarias
  • December 19th – 20th – Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque

You can find more details on all of these events in the Tlaqupaque events calendar, and we will be publishing the details here as well. But, whenever you are coming to Sedona, don’t pass up the chance to visit Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s most treasured destination!