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

Sedona Rouge Wine Package

Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is offering a special 2-night wine tour package.

November 21st – November 23rd, 2014

Indoors, outdoors, and nightlife. 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 great independent film happening when you visit Sedona and the Verde River Valley. 

Sedona Visual Artist's Coalition Presents Fall Art Exhibition

Now through December 7th, 2014
15 Art Barn Rd. in Uptown Sedona

SVAC Fall Art Exhibition 2014The 14th Annual Sedona Visual Artists Coalition's Fall Art Exhibition is happening now through December 7th at the Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery, 15 Art Barn Rd. in Uptown Sedona. This year's theme is “Who Am I?”.  A special reception, for Sedona’s “First Friday” art walk, is December 5th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  The exhibit will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27th and ends on December 7th.

Guided Bird Walk at Red Rock State Park

November 22nd, 2014 8:00 AM
4050 Red Rock Loop Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336

Red Rock State Park - Bird Walks

Saturday and Wednesday Guided Bird Walks at 8 am

On Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 8 am, bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist 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.

No matter the time of day, 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.

Featured Sedona Entertainment

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 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:

  • Wednesday 11/26 - Eric Miller, Jazz Guitar and World Music 6pm No cover
  • Thanksgiving Thursday 11/27 - Live Jazz with Susannah Martin, Steve Sandner, Zirque Bonner
  • Friday 11/28 - Esteban's Christmas in Sedona Concert, 7pm. Dinner & Show Package or Show-Only Tickets.
  • Saturday 11/29 - Esteban's Christmas in Sedona Concert, 7pm. Dinner & Show Package or Show-Only Tickets
  • Sunday 11/30 - Esteban's Christmas in Sedona Concert, 7pm. Dinner & Show Package or Show-Only Tickets.
  • Wednesday 12/3 - Eric Miller, Jazz Guitar and World Music 6pm No cover
  • Thursday 12/4 - Miller Martin and Ki, Susannah Martin, Eric Miller and Patrick KI, 6pm No cover
  • Friday 12/5 - Steve Sandner Jazz Trio, 7pm, classic, original and contemporary jazz
  • Saturday 12/6 - Closed for private event
  • Sunday 12/7 - Susannah Martin Jazz Trio, Scintillating jazz, Brazilian bossa nova, classic pop, 6pm No cover

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

Blazin' M Ranch

Get Fired up for FUN!
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
800.937.8643

Blazin M Ranch Ad BannerChuckwagon Supper and Stage Shows
 Every Wednesday through Saturday Nights

For more than twenty years 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.

Special Holiday Show November 28th - December 27th

The holiday season show features the same toe-tappin' knee-slappin' good time that folks know and love, with a holiday twist! Check the Blazin M Ranch's website for more details, or call 800.937.8643 if you have any questions.

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.

Upcoming Attractions

  • Comedy 'All Relative' debuts Nov. 21-26
  • Award-winning 'One Chance' premieres Nov. 21-26
  • Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig star in 'The Skeleton Twins' Nov. 28-Dec. 2
  • Award-winning 'CITIZENFOUR' premieres Nov. 28-Dec. 4
  • 'War & Peace' Opera from Mariinsky Theatre - Nov. 30
  • Live from NY's 92nd St. Y Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism - Dec. 2
  • 'Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians' film premiere with special guests on Wednesday, Dec. 3
  • Live from NY's 92nd St. Y America and Israel: The Way Forward - Dec. 4
  • Music-driven romantic drama 'The Song' premieres Dec. 5-11
  • 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' debuts Dec. 5-11
  • 'Of Mice and Men' starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd debuts Dec. 6 & 7
  • 'From Here To Eternity: The Musical' from London's Shaftsbury Theatre debuts Dec. 7 & 8

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.

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, and sports on the 7 big screen TVs all the time, there’s always something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue. Eat, drink and have fun where the locals’ hang out, the Olde Sedona Bar & Grill!

Upcoming Entertainment at Olde Sedona:

  • Tuesday 11/25 - All Star Karaoke 9PM
  • Friday 11/28 - The Mike Reeves B
  • Saturday 11/29 - College Football All Day, DJ DB Frank, 9PM
  • Sunday 11/30 - NFL Football All Day and All Star Karaoke, 9PM
  • Friday 12/5 - Live Music with Blues Dawg
  • Saturday 12/6 - DJ Raphael
  • Saturday 12/13 - DJ DB Frank
  • Tuesday 12/26 - Live Music with Mike Reeves Band

Happy hour specials daily 4 - 7 pm daily
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.

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

6th Annual Sedona Winefest 2014 – September 27 and 28

Sedona Winefest 2014Showcasing Verde Valley and Arizona Wines

The Sixth Annual Sedona Winefest, presented by Sedona Pines Resort, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sedona Airport Vista. The Winefest is designed to awaken the senses with a variety of fine wines from many Arizona wineries, with special emphasis on wines from the Verde Valley. The event also includes tasty cuisine, delightful music by talented musicians, an art exhibition presented by the Sedona Arts Center, and features an exclusive Premium Wine Area.

General admission tickets are available online at SedonaWinefest.com at the Early Bird rate of $20.00 for Saturday and $15.00 for Sunday. These same tickets will be available at the door for $25.00 and $20.00 respectively. On Sunday, seniors, students and veterans will be able to buy general admission tickets at the door for $15.00. The general admission includes an etched commemorative glass and six tasting tickets. The Early Bird pricing online for the VIP Premium Tasting Area is $40.00. These tickets are limited in number. If still available, Premium tickets are $45.00 at the door. Each Premium admission includes a stemmed, etched commemorative glass, four premium and four regular tasting tickets.

SedonaWinefest2014-WomenIn addition to the tastings, the wineries will be offering wine by the glass, bottle or case. Extra tasting tickets will also be available for purchase. The Winefest also features a line up of delicious and inviting selection of food to complement the wines. Throughout the tasting area there are also displays of goods and services, plus an opportunity to win prizes at a raffle held hourly.

The Sedona Winefest weekend will delight experienced and novice wine enthusiasts with wine education presentations by experts in the industry on such topics as how wine is made, pairing wine with chocolate and with food, and the difference the wine glass can make in your tasting experience. This year, The Sedona Arts Center is presenting a special exhibition focusing on Plein Air painting with a wine and vineyard theme, as a preview for the their Plein Air Festival to be held October 18th to 25th, 2014.

SedonaWinefest2014-JavelinaLeap.The VIP Premium Tasting Area serves top tier Arizona wines which are not available in the General Admission area. It includes a special outdoor seating area, an exclusive Art Exhibit presented by the Sedona Arts Center, and small bites from Chef Chris Smith of Seed Restaurant.

The Sedona Winefest has become a fall tradition in Sedona, celebrating the burgeoning Arizona wine industry, and has grown from an attendance of 700 in 2009 to close to 3,000 guests in 2013. The wine industry in Arizona has blossomed to produce award winning wines and has experienced robust growth.

Sedona Winefest is made possible by presenting sponsor, Sedona Pines Resort, as well as its other major sponsors: the City of Sedona, Sedona Chamber of Commerce, the Sedona Airport, Verve Tents & Events, Sterling Financial Services, and Elizabeth A McFarland, Attorney at Law.

More information and ticket sales can be found on the website: SedonaWinefest.com

My Top Ten Favorite Things to Do in Sedona

My Top Ten Favorite Things To Do in Sedona

There are so many things to experience and explore while you are visiting Sedona, Arizona and the Verde River Valley that you might just decide to extend your stay to see and do them all! But just in case you can’t, I have put together a list of my top ten favorite things to do in Sedona including tours, historical sites, hikes and recreation. While all of my favorites might not match your personality, I hope it will at least give you some ideas so that you can get the most out of your time here in Sedona.

1. Hiking
 Hiking is one of the most popular recreational activities for visitors coming to the Verde River Valley and Sedona, Arizona. Even people who have never hiked before get wrapped up in the beauty of the red rocks, clean air and desert flora and fauna that Sedona and the Verde River Valley provide.  My favorite hike is Bell Rock Pathway. You’ll get to see great panoramic views of the red rock formations in Sedona. If you haven’t hiked in this area, visit The Hike House for in depth hiking information and any supplies you might need.

Blazin M Ranch2. The Blazin M Ranch
I like the stage show at the Blazin M Ranch because it is good clean all-American family entertainment at its best, and the chuckwagon supper was great, as well. Just don’t say “toss the biscuits” unless you are ready to catch one! I brought my family and some out-of-town guests to the Blazin M and we laughed and chuckled all the way home. Its a great evening out with fun activities before supper, a great meal, and a hilarious stage show all rolled into one.

3. Horseback Riding
Take in the majestic scenery of Sedona and the Verde Valley with a horseback ride at the M Diamond Ranch.  The M Diamond Ranch, a 100 year old family run, working cattle ranch offers a one or 2 hour trail ride or a full morning or evening experience that combines a horseback ride with a Cowboy Cookout, complete with kids’ activities and entertainment. I have recently visited the M Diamond Ranch with some family and we truly enjoyed the horseback ride. The guide was friendly, the scenery awesome, and the overall experience left all of us smiling for hours.

4. Take a Sedona Tour
There are lots of choices for touring Sedona’s red rocks. Jeep tours are the most popular, and Pink Jeep Tours is the leading company, known for their wide selection of tours and stellar customer service. If you want to get a little more “down and dirty”, drive an ATV into Sedona’s back country on a guided tour with Arizona ATV Adventures, the only guided ATV tour in the area. Don’t worry if you haven’t driven an ATV before, the nice folks at will train you before you ride out on one of their ATVs. And let us not forget Sedona’s famous energy vortexes. If you are visiting Sedona for spiritual, metaphysical, and healing reasons go to my favorite vortex tour company, Sedona Red Rock Tours

 5. Exploring history

I enjoy exploring the past and the Verde River Valley and Sedona area are rich with history from Native American history, especially the history of the Sinagua culture, to the Pioneers of Sedona. You will find many places to explore and ignite the imagination of yourself and your children. You will find everything from an amazing five-story cliff dwelling, well preserved petroglyph sites, to a self-guided trail exploring a variety of volcanic formations. Make sure to check out these historical sites Montezuma Castle, Palatki Heritage Site, Honanki Heritage Site, Wupatki National Monument and the V-Bar-V Heritage Site.

6. Experience the Verde Canyon Railroad
 Take a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad, Arizona’s longest-running nature show. The railroad meanders through the inner sanctum of Arizona’s other “grand canyon,” where each season creates a new reason to ride. Splendid vistas and centuries-old Indian ruins are around the bend as the train pulls away from remnants of a mining era which helped establish neighboring communities. Make sure to  spend some time out in their open air cars and witness the abundant wildlife in the area including the American Bald Eagle.

7. Enjoy the view from the Sedona Airport Mesa
Make sure to go up to Airport Mesa overlook especially at sunset. From its vantage point, you can view most of the city of Sedona below and the rustic red rocks that make the area so attractive. If you go around sunset you will catch light dancing on the rocks.
The sunsets in Sedona are absolutely beautiful. The crimson colors of the sunsets play well against the red rocks of Sedona and the change in lighting breaths life into the rocks.

8. Visit Out of Africa Wildlife Park
One of my favorite places to visit in the Verde Valley has to be Out of Africa Wildlife Park. The park offers fun, exciting and educational attractions for the whole family to enjoy such as Wildlife Preserve,Tiger Splash, African Bush Safari, Giant Snake Show, Wonders of the Wildlife Show and Predator Feed. My all time favorite attraction at the park would have to be watching the big cats at Tiger Splash, or maybe it’s getting to feed my favorite giraffe Pilgrim while on the African Bush Safari, or wait, I also love to feed Chalet at Predator Feed. Well, now I can’t decide what my favorite thing at the park is, I guess it is EVERYTHING!

9. Explore the Art Scene
Into art? Take a day to explore the amazing galleries in Sedona. When it comes to exploring the world of art in Sedona, the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is the place to be. Originally conceived as an artist community, Tlaquepaque is a perfect setting to witness gifted artisans absorbed in their work. It’s not uncommon to venture upon a well-known sculptor working on his or her latest piece right in one of the Tlaquepaque galleries.

New Day Spa - Facial10. Indulge Yourself with a Massage or a full Spa Experience
If I were coming to Sedona for vacation, I would go to a spa or schedule a massage for the first day. There is no better way to leave the big city stresses behind. My wife’s favorite spas are the Spa at Sedona Rouge and the Sedona New Day Spa. She loves them both equally. If you just want a massage, I can tell you that we have become regulars at Uptown Massage. I have had many massages there and they have all been excellent. If you start your vacation off with a spa visit or a massage, it will make the rest of your vacation oh so nice.

 Like I said before, there are many things to do in Sedona and the Verde Valley, you will find your own favorites and we would like to hear about them. Leave a comment below and let us know what some of your favorite things to do in Sedona are.

Wupatki National Monument

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.

Sedona in September – Festivals and Events

September is a big month on Sedona for major events and things to do. Here are the 6 biggest events going on in September, and there are a few more as well. Check them out below and click on the links or go to our Events Calendar page for more details, and 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.

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
928.204.4744
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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 www.GregLawson.com

4th of July Weekend at Tlaquepaque

Friday July 4th - Sunday July 6th 2014 - Free Event
336 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-282-4838
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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.

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  • 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

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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
800-582-7245
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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
928.282.4500

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.”

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  • 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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Slide Rock State Park: “America’s 10 Best State Parks”

The ultimate cool down

The ultimate cool down

Fodor’s Travel recently named Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona as one of the most loved and cherished state parks in America on the “America’s 10 Best State Parks” list.

See what Fordor’s Travel has to say about the legendary Slide Rock State Park. “There’s pretty much one reason and one reason only to visit Slide Rock State Park, seven miles north of Sedona: to slip down the smooth, red-sandstone water slide and be carried over the surface by a cooling creek into the swimming hole below.” –Fodor’s Travel

Although Slide Rock State Park is best known today as a water-recreation destination, the site had its beginning as a 43-acre apple farm. In 1907 Frank Pendley discovered the site, and three years later homesteaded the property. He created an irrigation system and planted an orchard that continues to bear fruit.

Slide Rock State ParkSlide Rock State Park is 7 miles north of Sedona, Arizona on State Route 89A. On a warm day you can plunge down a natural rock slide into a swimming hole (bring an extra pair of jeans or a sturdy bathing suit and river shoes to wear on the slide). The natural beauty attracted a number of Hollywood stars including John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. A few easy hikes run along the rim of the gorge of Oak Creek’s brightly colored scenic canyon walls.

“Out of 8,000 State Parks around the country, we are very pleased that our historical local gem has been placed on this prestigious list of top 10 Best State Parks in America. Slide Rock State Park is truly an Arizona treasure. The park is a perfect place to cool off and enjoy picnics, swimming, natural water slides, and some of the best scenery and hiking in the southwest. Sedona’s proximity to seven area state parks, five national monuments and many heritage sites, make it a paradise for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.” -Jennifer Wesselhoff, President/CEO of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce