Upcoming Sedona Events
Upcoming Winter Events In Sedona
The holiday season is quickly approaching here in Sedona, and with it comes a variety of winter events to help you and your family get into the spirit this year. While we still may get some brisk weather in the winter months, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy this time of year in Sedona. Whether you are new to the area, have family coming to visit, or are simply looking for new winter traditions to begin, the following are a few of the most notable upcoming events compiled by our realtors at Brian and Cindy real estate to help you plan out your holiday season in Sedona this year.
Chill On The Hill With The Millers
Sound Bites Grill
Thursday Nights December – February
Looking for a new weekday hangout? Come stop by Sound Bites Grill any Thursday night this winter for great food and a musical treat from father and son duo, Robin and Eric Miller. Featuring versatile compositions blending classic rock and blues with Brazilian influences, Chill On The Hill is a great place to unwind during the week and take a break from your holiday shopping shenanigans in Sedona.
Canyon Christmas Train
Verde Canyon Railroad
Saturdays and Sundays in December
5:30 – 6:30 pm and 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Start a new holiday family tradition and “let your imagination take flight” with Verde Canyon Railroad’s brand new Christmas event. Every weekend in December, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of a magical holiday village and illuminated winter wonderland as the Verde Canyon train takes you on a journey to the North Pole. Children can leave their letters to Santa in a mailbag which will be delivered to Santa’s Workshop during the train ride along with the many other stops in the North Pole filled with festive sights. Treats, and more for the entire family. With optional inside and outside seating throughout the ride, the Verde Canyon Railroad has created a marvelous holiday experience for everyone to enjoy.
Blazin’ M Holiday Shows
Wednesday – Saturday in December
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Get fully in the holiday spirit at Blazin’ M Ranch where they’ve decked the halls of the barn with incredible decorations and feature a variety of melodic sounds and cowboy humor. The perfect spirit-booster, this weekly show put on by the ranch has great food and entertainment for all along with old western thrills like tractor rides and roping lessons for the kids. Always a sell out show, book your tickets online today.
Magical Winter Solstice
Friday, December 21st
7:00 – 8:30 pm
A highly anticipated event each year in Sedona, the Winter Solstice Festival brings people from across the community together to celebrate the longest night on Earth and the subsequent return of the Light, bringing with it new life. As one of the largest spiritual festivals in the country, this Sedona event brings together people from all backgrounds and promotes unity. With a variety of speakers, musicians, and exhibitions, you can bring the magic back into your holiday season.
Neil Diamond Tribute Show
Sound Bites Grill
Sunday, December 23rd
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Join Eddie Diamond and the spectacular AZ Diamond band as they perform a stunning holiday tribute to the iconic artist Neil Diamond. With an uncanny vocal impersonation, you can close your eyes and be easily taken back to the glory days of Neil Diamond’s musical career.
‘The Nutcracker’ From Bolshoi Ballet Grand Premiere
Sunday, December 23rd
Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Experience a true holiday treasure with the premiere of the brand new production of ‘The Nutcracker’ from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Watch it live from The Sedona International Film Festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre and experience a timeless Christmas show with a modern twist.
Upcoming Fall Events In Sedona
Fall is a beautiful time to be in Sedona. There’s an abundance of beautiful colors, cool and crisp morning air, and a variety of fun events to fill your weekend. The following are just a few of our favorite Sedona events we’re looking forward to this fall at Brian and Cindy Real Estate. We hope to see you there!
Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park
October 8th, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Slide Rock State Park invites everyone to come out and celebrate Autumn in the beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. An avid destination among leaf peepers nationwide, bring your camera and a picnic to enjoy a day of taking in the scenery with the Sedona community, a variety of exhibits, kids activities at Junior Ranger Station, and most importantly — the apple cider press. Fall Festival has something to offer for the entire family to kick off the fall season right.
Sedona Arts Festival
October 8th – 9th, 2016
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Art lovers unite from across the country at the Sedona Arts Festival with over 125 artists showcasing their remarkable work. You can expect to see a myriad of artistic creations from ceramics and sculptures to media, jewelry, metalworks, paintings, and much more. Proceeds from the festival support the art education programs of the greater Sedona, Arizona area. You can purchase your tickets ahead of time for $10 or at the gate for $12. Children under 12 years old are also free.
Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 15th – 22nd, 2016
Due to the abundantly beautiful landscape that we have in our backyard in Sedona, artists and art lovers alike come together to capture its beauty and celebrate creativity. You can watch over two-dozen painting professionals in action as they create art on location across Sedona — from L’Auberge de Sedona (just footsteps from Orchards Inn) through Uptown Sedona to the Seven Canyons. Many of the pieces will even be up for sale to add an artistic touch to your Sedona home!
October 20, 2018
While autumn is a great time to bring out the sweatshirts and hot chocolate, in Sedona, we like to celebrate it with one last pool bash — fall style! Bring your bathing suit and friends to the best pumpkin patch in Sedona in, you guessed it, the pool! On Saturday, October 20th, the Sedona Community Pool will be home to pumpkins ready for the picking. There will also be a variety of games for the kids to participate in on the pool deck and even some for the adults to get in on. It costs five dollars to enter, which includes a pumpkin to take home! Give your fall pumpkin tradition a new twist this year and come out for one last swim!
Red Rock Oktoberfest
October 22nd, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In our opinion, nothing pairs better with Autumn than a fresh pint of craft beer right off the tap, and the Red Rock Oktoberfest is the perfect time to partake. This craft beer festival is located at Posse Grounds Park and features over a dozen of the top craft breweries of Arizona, wine, food, and live music! Wear your Lederhosen or Dirndl and join in on the fall fun.
All proceeds raised fund scholarships for Sedona kids. Tickets are available online for $25 or at the gate for $30. With the general admission comes one-half liter of beer and a half liter OKT 2016 glass Beer Stein.
Upcoming Summer Events In Sedona
July 28th, August 25th, September 15th
Perfect for you Milky Way chasers, on select Saturday nights through the summer, you can take a train ride through Verde Canyon and see the stars in all their glory. The train departs at 5:30 from the Verde Canyon Railroad station and rumbles through the canyon in time to catch the golden hour of the sun bouncing off the high cliffs. The train reaches a turnaround point at Perkinsville, where it stops for sunset. Then, on the journey back, you get to bask in the starlit sky. Also be sure to watch for the roaming wildlife that emerges into the canyon at night. The next upcoming dates for the Sedona starlight rides are July 28th, August 25th, and September 15th.
September 22nd – 23rd
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Sedona’s annual wine fest. Held on the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd, the wine fest features delectable tastings from a multitude of local wineries, wine education, live music, art exhibits, raffle prizes, and of delicious Sedona cuisine from a variety of vendors. Tickets are available now! It costs $50 online for an all-weekend pass, and it’s free for kids and non-wine tasters.
Guided Bird Walks
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning
On Saturday and Wednesday mornings through the summer, everyone is invited to join the staff at Red Rock State Park for guided bird walks. The hikes start at 7 am through the summer, where amateur and professional bird watchers alike gather for a nature walk with plenty of incredible wildlife sightings. There is no charge for this guided tour, although you will need to pay to park in the state park. If you aren’t keen on taking a full hike, plenty of year-round birds can be seen from the Hummingbird Patio as well as the Visitor Center roof. See some of the bird sightings from previous trips!
September 8th – 28th
This incredible display of musical talent takes place at the Sedona Creative Life Center and features a variety of world-renowned artists throughout the month of September. Click to learn more about each of the upcoming shows to see which one best fits your musical tastes. Concerts at the Creative Light Center are $28 or $10 with a student ID.
Cool Off With A Swim
If there’s one thing we love in Sedona, it’s our cool-off spots. While the neighborhood pool may be a viable option, we recommend taking a trip to one of the many incredible natural swimming holes mother nature has to offer in the Sedona area.
Just north of Sedona off Route 89 in the Oak Creek Canyon, this park offers a lovely picnic area for relaxing on a summer day with friends and family or taking a dip in the refreshing water of Oak Creek. There’s even cliff jumping into the clear blue water for those looking for an adrenaline rush.
Slide Rock State Park
Just a few miles further north of Grasshopper point is one of the most legendary swimming holes of the Southwest, Slide Rock State Park. As the name gives away, the river runs through the rocks into a narrow chute, making a perfect slide for kids and adults alike to enjoy on a hot summer day.
Crescent Moon Picnic Area
Perhaps one of the most sought-after photo spots of Arizona, Crescent Moon, more famously known as Red Rock Crossing, features beautiful streams and a wonderful overlook of Cathedral Rock and the Sedona Vortex. Photographers from across the globe navigate to Sedona to catch the sunset here as the light beams off these massive castle-like rock monuments.
Winter has come and gone, and Spring has arrived! The beauty of Sedona is in full bloom again, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy everything this beautiful town has to offer. With the warm weather back, there are plenty of outdoor festivities to partake in throughout the Spring in Sedona before the real heat waves move in for the summer. Here are a few of the many options of events going on the Spring in Sedona. For more tips, feel free to reach out to us at Brian & Cindy Real Estate.
Chamber Music Sedona is hosting its Third Annual Sedona Spring Music Festival. This celebration of chamber music and musical education will consist of various events over four days. Get your tickets for the grand finale of the festival on April 8th where the internationally acclaimed Fauré Piano Quartet will be performing live at 2:30 p.m.
April 14th 11:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
If good food, good beer, and good music are among your favorite things, then you certainly can’t miss out on the annual Sedona Food Truck Festival! Held at Posse Grounds Park. With free admission to the public, this event will feature over 20 food trucks, live music from David Parker and the Big Time, and a beer garden.
April 15th – 22nd
Sedona Wolf Week is a week long event created with the mission to change people’s perspective on wolves through education and entertainment. The events include a diverse program of speakers, performers, school presentations, arts, entertainment, concert, and fundraisers. The events will also feature cameos by the Plan B & Apex Protection Project Ambassador Packs. Yes, you can pet a wolf! For a complete schedule and to register, visit the Sedona Wolf Week website.
May 5th 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrating the rich history of the Mexican heritage through a lively and vibrant fiesta, Tlaquepaque will be hosting its annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration. You can embrace the culture by singing and dancing along to the mariachi bands, clapping to the steps of Folklorico dancers and indulging in the authentic and delicious Mexican food. Admission is free to the public and there is a free trolley service from the Sedona Municipal parking lot — 60 Schnebly Rd. Free Admission & Free Trolley Service from Up Town Municipal Parking Lot – 260 Schnebly Rd
May 5th 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Sedona’s annual fundraiser, The Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off is on the Saturday of the Cinco de Mayo weekend at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. Featuring chili-making masters from restaurants and locals of the Sedona area, you can judge the contest or simply partake in all of the deliciousness. All proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off are used for local and international Rotary Club of Sedona Projects, including the Imagination Library.
May 11th 5:30 p.m.
The 12×12 Exhibition and Fundraiser is a free event in the historic Art Barn showcasing the work of over 100 artists who have taken on the challenge of producing an original work within the confines of a twelve-inch by twelve-inch space (or 12x12x12 for three-dimensional work). This leads to some very creatively inspired pieces that are worth checking out for yourself. The art pieces will range from paintings, photography, fiber, ceramic, and even sculptural works. Each piece of artwork can be purchased for only $250 with all proceeds going to the Art Center
May 30th – June 3rd
Arriving at the perfect time for when the summer weather is beginning to roll in, the Illuminate Film Festival is the world’s premier film festival for conscious cinema, This five-day festival showcases the best of conscious media in hopes to uplift, inspire, and transform people. You can find a wide variety of engaging films by up-and-coming filmmakers.
The Great Outdoors
Spring also offers a great time to take a few road trips to the wide variety of beautiful parks and trails in the area before the weather gets too hot. Some of the closer options include the Sedona Red Rock Adventure or Scenic Sedona Tour. You can even venture further out of the city to explore the Grand Canyon — just two hours north of Sedona.
These are some of the many events held throughout springtime in Sedona that we recommend, but for more local tips, you can reach out to Sedona Realtors and local experts, Brian and Cindy. No one knows the Sedona area and its happenings quite like Brian and Cindy do!
Considering selling your home or relocating to Sedona? Reach out to us today and we’ll be happy to show you around town and start your journey to finding the Sedona home of your dreams.
Winter in the mountains is a magical time, especially in Sedona with the red rocks contrasting against the white of the snow. The weather is still looking sunny and warm, but with winter settling in soon enough, it’s time to start planning some fun and family-friendly events around town. Even though it might get colder, there are still plenty of things to do that will keep you warm, and winter lovers are sure to get their fill of activities as well. If you’re looking for local tips, contact our experienced Realtors at Brian & Cindy Real Estate.
December 1st – January 6th
This free event is perfect for the whole family. A great place to see art and more, the Tlaquepaque will feature holiday lights that the whole community can enjoy. Throughout the month of December, walk through and your eyes will shine from the lights as you get ready for the holiday season.
December 9th, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This one-day event is free and is also held at the Tlaquepaque. An annual event, visitors, locals, and maybe even your Realtor professionals will gather to help light 6,000 luminarias — small boxes that let light seep through. Come see the cherished courtyards and walkways light up with a beautiful yellow glow and celebrate with carolers, choirs, and musicians. Special luminarias can be purchased to honor cancer survivors.
December 13th, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
For two hours, bird lovers will get exclusive guidance through Red Rock State Park. Great for both beginners and advanced bird watchers, this walk is free except for the entrance fee to the park. Walk through the Hummingbird Patio, check out the view from the Visitor Center roof, or visit the area surrounding Oak Creek. If you can’t make it on the 13th, this guided walk also takes place Saturday and Wednesday mornings.
December 16, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get your tickets before December 1st for a reduced price of $55, or $65 after. This all-day event brings together the finest exhibitors, musicians, healers, and speakers with the purpose of “Celebrating the Presence of the Spirit on Earth.” Enjoy a catered lunch, performer David Young, a sacred ceremony featuring music, drumming, and dance, speaker Sunny Dawn Johnston, and more. It is held at the Unity of Sedona.
Winter lovers get ready for some fantastic skiing or snowboarding near Sedona. Get great advice on where to go from your local Realtors. Check out Arizona Snow Bowl, Elk Ridge, Nordic Center Cross Country, or Sunrise Park to feel the wind in your face.
Here are some of the best events held throughout December in Sedona, but for local tips, contact the Realtors Brian and Cindy. No one is better at knowing what is happening around town that is exciting, educational, or just plain fun!
Considering selling a house or relocating to Sedona? Call us today and we’ll be happy to show you around town and start your journey of finding the mountain home of your dreams.
It doesn’t take much time to find something fun going on in Sedona, especially in the fall when the trees are beginning to change colors and the cooler air is settling in. If you thought you would be missing out on the seasons living in the west, think again. The autumn season in the mountains of Sedona bring out the brightest oranges, reds, and yellows that even east coast states would be jealous of. If you love mountains, warm summers, beautiful fall colors, and breathtaking winters, Sedona is the city for you. Get in touch with a local Realtor at Brian & Cindy Real Estate to start the process of finding your mountain home.
Not sure there will be enough to do for the whole family year round? Throughout all four seasons, the quiet mountain town has a variety of things going on that the whole family can enjoy, and even perfect date night activities. Check out these events happening throughout October.
October 8th, 9:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Just around the corner, come explore the beautiful Oak Creek Canyon in Slide Rock State Park on the northern end of Sedona. This event is one of our Realtors favorites. What began as an apple orchard in 1912, the area became a state park in 1984 and there are still the original cabins that were built in 1933. Bring the whole family, a picnic, and enjoy exhibits, demonstrations of a vintage 30-foot long apple-sorting machine, and you can even experience the joy of picking your own apples. There will also be wild plants, kid’s activities at the Junior Ranger Station, tractors, flywheelers, and of course, an apple cider press. This is the perfect way to welcome the new fall season.
October 7th and 8th
A city known for their art culture, this festival is a wonderful way to support the art education in the greater Sedona area, which helps raise money for scholarships and education funding. The festival is held at the Sedona Red Rock High School. Over 125 artists from across the nation come and show their art; mediums include mixed media, fiber art, glass, photography, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, wood, metal, and painting. Come check out the art as well as the Gourmet Gallery, a shop for locally made treats and luxurious bath products.
October 14th – 21st
If you haven’t had your fill of art yet, just the next week artists will be on site creating their art from L’Auberge de Sedona all the way to Uptown Sedona and Seven Canyons. The week will begin with an Opening Wine Reception on October 14th at 7:00 p.m., there will be exhibitions, demonstrations, and lectures held throughout the week, and the festival will finish with a Main Street Paint Out on the 21st, from 10:00 a.m. till noon. Come check it out and maybe you’ll run into the Realtors Brian and Cindy.
October 21st, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
It wouldn’t be the fall season with an Oktoberfest; and this is the perfect one, combining fundraising for Sedona kids, more than 12 craft breweries, wine, food, music, and Lederhosen! Located at the Posse Grounds Park, expect to taste great beers from Huss Brewing, Oak Creek Brewing, That Brewery, The Grand Canyon Brewing Company, and more. Also, enjoy live music from Polka Katzen and The Naughty Bits.
October 28th, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Get to know the deep culture of Sedona when you come to the Celebration of Días de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, held at the Tlaquepaque. Walk through the area to explore beautiful altars, listen to live music, taste the food, watch fire dancers, and get your face painted. Put on your costume and come join us in remembering the dead and honoring the ancestors.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the fall season in Sedona with your family. From art to beer to culture, you and your family can enjoy a weekend with your community. To get to know the town better, contact the Realtors at Brian & Cindy Real Estate and they will be more than happy to show you around and help you find your mountain home.