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

Cocks Comb near SedonaOctober 31th – November 2nd, 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.

Join the Marigold Mural Project at Tlaquepaque

At Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Tuesday, October 28th through Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Free!
Tlaquepaque Mural ProjectJoin us in our third year as we create another incredible public mural in the Calle Independencia where visitors and community members can honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and connect with one another through art and public expression. All week the public is invited to paint on the mural. We will have murals from the last 2 years on display as well to give you some ideas! This is a happy and colorful celebration where death takes on a lively, friendly expression. People participate because they love it, feel moved and because they feel it is important. Everyone is invited to return Friday or Saturday evening for the final celebration of Dia De Los Muertos.
For more information visit or call 928.282.4838.

28th Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treat in Uptown Sedona

October 31st 5 - 8 pm


Halloween 2Come to Uptown Sedona on Halloween from 5-8 pm for treats all along “Main Street” (N. SR 89A & Hyatt Shops), thanks to the Uptown merchants. Dance performances and more take place on Jordan Road adjacent to the SR 89A crosswalk, courtesy of Martha Edwards and community dancers. Costume contest for 3 age categories plus groups/couples starts at 5:30 in Canyon Breeze Plaza. This is a free event presented by Uptown businesses, City Parks & Recreation and the Sedona Main Street Program. 

Halloween Party with Yin, Yang and Zen Some!

Halloween - Friday 10/31/14
1405 W. Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ

Olde Sedona Halloween 2014Dress up and party with the band that won't stay dead!

Olde Sedona Bar and Grille
Friday 9PM, No Cover

Yin Yang & Zen Some returns to Olde Sedona, in the undead flesh, re-animated by the mad Dr. Solenoid. This Halloween, the band that helped save the future, and brought you rock n' roll from the furthest edge of the known universe - transports you to the laboratory of one evil scientist's crazed and narcissistic vision, for the future of humanity.

Join Northern Arizona's premier theatrical rock band, who have brought you themed shows such as, Ladies Night, The Band that fell from Space, Wizards and Warriors, and other such shenanigans. It's always been the mission of the band to encourage the audience to participate in dressing up and creating the magic of Halloween, every show. Come experience the madness!

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Tlaquepaque

At Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Saturday, November 1st & Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Free!
Tlaq Dia de Los Muertos 2013
Join us in the courtyards of Tlaquepaque on Saturday, November 1st & Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm to make an offering at the Celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Music, food and beautiful altars will be on view starting at 4:30 p.m. - Watch fire dancers and visit our thematic face painting booth. Costumes are encouraged. Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. A special spot in the home is customarily selected to put photographs, flowers, decorations, lit candles and the favorite food and drink of those who have passed away. This act of preparing an altar of offerings to the dead helps transform grief into acceptance.
In Arizona, the making of portable Ofrendas to be displayed for exhibition has become a form of contemporary cultural expression. Expand your knowledge of Día de los Muertos through the beauty and creativity of Ofrenda installations by joining us and making any personal offering for those special friends, family members or even special pets that might be missed. 
For more information visit or call 928.282.4838.

Jerome's November First Saturday Art Walk

Saturday November 1, 2014, 5 -8 PM


Jerome Art WalkJerome continues its love affair with ART on February 1st with the First Saturday ART WALK. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 24 galleries and studios of Jerome will be brimming over with visual delights. There will be plenty of chocolate, music and good conversation at this vibrant event. Meet the artists that night and mingle with other art lovers who are drawn to this charming mountain town. Make a night of it with dinner at one of the town’s delicious restaurants. The walk starts at 5:00PM. There is plenty of parking and a shuttle is available to transport visitors to galleries and studios. The Jerome Art Walk is an event that has become a great Vede Valley tradition on the First Saturday of each month.

For more information visit the Jerome Art Walk website or  call Donna at (928) 301-3004.

"Deceptions, Lies & Alibis" a show by Mike Peach

Saturday November 1st, 1:30 - 2:30pm, $6 adults, kids are free
735 Jordan Road
Uptown Sedona

Mike PeachMichael Peach performs "Deceptions, Lies & Alibis." - "Strange tales have been told by those who rode Arizona’s rugged trails. And sometimes a fact ain’t exactly exact when you scrutinize details.” Or, so says award-winning actor, playwright and historian Michael Peach in his new show, highlighting his original cowboy-style poetry. $6, children under 12 are free.

Chamber Music Sedona Presents Emily Bear Jazz Trio

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:00 P.M. - Sedona Performing Arts Center
Sedona Performing Arts Center
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Emily Bear Jazz TrioOnly 13 years old, Emily is one of the most astonishing musical talents of our time – composing, orchestrating, and performing in a bewilderingly diverse collection of styles. Some of her huge talent is on display in the appropriately-named album Diversity, her first album for Concord Records/Quest Records, which Jones produced.

Emily plays all of her music from memory – even 45 page classical concertos. "I memorize them (the notes) pretty quickly," she says, adding modestly, "then it's all about polishing the details." George Gershwin and Debussy are currently her favorite classical composers. Her jazz favorites include Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and, of course, Quincy Jones. Emily says working with Quincy is, "absolutely amazing. He's so special in every way and he's so fun to work with. He's about the best mentor anyone could dream of."

For more information and tickets, visit Chamber Music

"A Woman's Hand" Live Theatrical Production Returns to the Blazin' M Ranch

Last 2 shows November 2nd and 9th
1875 Mabery Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

A Womans HandA Woman’s Hand is a special live theatrical production filled with music, laughter, tears, and a whole lot of pioneer women’s soul. Back by popular demand after a sold out run earlier this year, the the last 2 shows will be on Novenber 2nd and 9th. 

The show includes the Blazin’ M’s signature chuck wagon dinner, along with pre-dinner activities and attractions, and guests can engage with colorful Old West living history characters that will showcase the hard work, challenges, triumphs and everyday hardships of women in the 1800’s. The show features women who helped weave the fabric of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Their stories are heartwarming, often heartbreaking, and rich with spirit. Audiences will enjoy hearing directly from these historical women who come alive on stage. Meet the first African-American woman to own a business in Jerome, a saloon hall Soiled Dove from Flagstaff, a Chinese singsong girl, Latina Apolonia Chavez and Sedona Schnebly.

Learn more about this very special production on the Blazin M Ranch website. For dinner and show reservations call (928) 634-0334 or book on-line. 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.

Chamber Music Sedona Presents Zuill Bailey with Robert Koenig

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:30 P.M. - Sedona Performing Arts Center
Sedona Performing Arts Center
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Zuill BaileyWidely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, Zuill Bailey's rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry, and engaging personality, have secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.

Pianist Robert Koenig has quickly established a reputation as a much sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. He performs regularly in major centers throughout the world with many of this generation's most renowned musicians.

For more information and tickets, visit Chamber Music

Featured Sedona Entertainment

Sedona International Film Festival

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

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:

  • Hilarious and heartfelt 'Pride' debuts Oct. 31-Nov. 4
  • Epic and extraordinary 'Tracks' premieres Oct. 31-Nov. 4
  • Sedona Philosophy Circle hosts Ted Grussing discussion Nov. 1
  • Sedona Poetry Slam takes the stage Nov. 1
  • Live theatrical production 'Monsters' staged reading on Nov. 2
  • Sedona Friends of the Forest and Sedona Film Festival team up to present 'DamNation' Nov. 5
  • Award-winning 'The Case Against 8' featured on Nov. 6
  • Third Annual Sedona Jewish Film Festival Nov. 8-12
  • 'Cupcakes' - Nov. 8
  • Live from NY's 92nd St. Y World Religions - Nov. 9
  • 'Above and Beyond' - Nov. 9
  • 'Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem' - Nov. 10
  • 'Transit' - Nov. 10
  • 'Run Boy Run' - Nov. 11
  • '24 Days' - Nov. 11
  • 'Operation Sunflower' - Nov. 12
  • 'Rue Mandar' - Nov. 12

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

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.

Sound Bites Grill Entertainment

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

Sound Bites Grill is the fun place to eat, drink, and enjoy top quality live entertainment in Sedona. It’s a unique dining and supper club 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 , 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 10-30, 6-9p, Chris Jamison, Americana Folk Acoustical Show, No Cover
  • Friday 10-31, 7-9p, Esteban and Teresa Joy Dinner Concert, Tickets starting at $35, Dinner Packages Available
  • Saturday 11-1, 7-9pm, Neil Diamond Tribute Show, Tickets starting at $20, Dinner Packages Available
  • Sunday 11-2, 7-9p, Esteban and Teresa Joy Dinner Concert, Tickets starting at $35, Dinner Packages Available
  • Monday 11-3, 7-9p, Esteban and Teresa Joy Dinner Concert, Tickets starting at $35, Dinner Packages Available

Call 928.282.2713 or check out their website and Entertainment Calendar for more details.

We have more Sedona and Verde Valley entertainment venues on our Entertainment PageTo list your event or entertainment on this page every week, contact us at 928.282.1396 or by email

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


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.

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 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

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.

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


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)


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


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)

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

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


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!