Upcoming Summer Events In Sedona

Summer Starlight

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.

Sedona 2018 Wine Fest

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!

Red Rocks Music Festival

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.

Grasshopper Point

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.


Sedona Spring EventsWinter 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.

Sedona Spring Music Festival

April 4th-8th

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.

Sedona Food Truck Festival

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.

Sedona Wolf Week

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.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque

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

Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off

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.

12X12 Exhibition & Fundraiser

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

Illuminate Film Festival

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.

Red Rock Fantasy at Tlaquepaque

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.

The Festival of Lights – The Lighting of 6,000 Luminarias

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.

Guided Bird Walks at Red Rock State Park

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.

The Sedona Winter Solstice Festival

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.

Skiing

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.

Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park

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.

Sedona Arts Festival

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.

Sedona Plein Air Festival

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.

Red Rock Oktoberfest

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.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Tlaquepaque

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.