What To Do
Attractions & Entertainment
Whether seen from the back of a horse following trails forged by Western heroes of the Silver Screen, or from the unique vantage point of a hot-air balloon or bright red bi-plane, without question the awesome beauty of Sedona’s Red Rocks continues to be the greatest attraction of this incredible area. Man has made his contributions to Sedona’s splendor, as well. The Chapel of the Holy Cross, designed by a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, sits amongst the Red Rocks, 200 feet above the valley floor. A charming replica of a Mexican village enchants the visitor with tree-shaded cobblestone walkways lined by elegant and distinctive shops.
Sedona is truly a perfect “jumping-off” spot for many those who wish to visit some of the other wonders of North-Central Arizona. The Grand Canyon is only 110 miles north, and the former ghost town of Jerome is nearby as well. Walnut Canyon, Meteor and Sunset Craters and Montezuma’s Castle and Well are all just a short drive away. Group and custom tours are available for those who wish a guided experience.
Arizona Snowbowl Scenic Chairlift gets you out of the summer heat to the cool alpine elevation at 11,500 feet in Flagstaff, Arizona. Fun, outdoor activities, interpretive talks, great food and entertainment abound with breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon and beyond. Open end of May – mid-October.
The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks presents this Autumn craft beer festival on October 22 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Posse Grounds Park. 12+ craft breweries, wine, food, music and FUN! Wear your lederhosen or dirndl and join the crowds – all proceeds raised fund scholarships for Sedona kids.
A patriotic themed laser light show will begin at the top of each hour (12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00p.m., and 3:00 p.m.) in the Performing Arts Center. Each show is 25 minutes in duration. Parking will be available at Red Rock High School. . Food vendors will be announced closer to the event time. Signage and Police Officers will be directing traffic. Arrive early for convenient parking. For questions contact the Parks & Recreation department at 928-282-7098.
Held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School – A favorite in the Southwest, the festival showcases 126 juried artists, the Gourmet Gallery, an international guest artist, and KidZone, as well as great music, food, and raffle prizes. Admission supports arts education in our community.
Sedona’s Tree Lighting & Santa Visit kicks off the holiday season. Live entertainment, activities and refreshments will be available from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the plaza on State Route 89A in Uptown with the 20′ holiday tree. Come hear holiday favorites from musical and performing groups and let your youngsters tell Santa all their hopes and dreams.
Experience the thrill of an African safari, see exciting shows like Tiger Splash™, enjoy exotic animals roaming in spacious habitats, zip lines and more. This awe-inspiring adventure blends family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild. Visit www.outofafricapark.com for show schedule and info.
National Geographic Visitor Center / IMAX Theater
Explore beyond the rim on a giant 6-story high screen and discover in 34 minutes a Grand Canyon that would take a lifetime to experience. Park Passes, Free Maps, Tours, Pizza Hut Express & National Geographic Store. Visit our website for more info.
In Uptown Sedona, usually the weekend of the fourth Saturday of July. Enjoy “cowboy going’s on”: gunfights, roping, action shooting, re-enactments, musical revue, storytelling, poetry, costume contest. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Red Rock Posse and area businesses.
The 23nd Annual Sedona International Film Festival will take place in beautiful Sedona, AZ on Feb 18-26, 2017. The 9-day festival features more than 160 films, features, documentaries, shorts & animation. Plus celebrities, tributes, festival galas, receptions, parties & more! Call or visit website.
This free to enjoy event is the kick-off event for Sedona Arts Center’s Annual Plein Air Festival, a week-long festival and Sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program. It’s a great opportunity to see all the participating and nationally recognized Plein Air Artists in one place. Each artist is challenged to create a painting from start to finish in 2 ½ hours, using a subject in their surroundings along the sidewalks & plazas in Uptown and the Main Street District of Sedona.
The Performing Arts Center is dedicated to performing arts education & excellence in the presentation of artistically & culturally diverse music, dance and theater. SPAC can be utilized for special event services by contacting, the Facility Use Coordinator at Sedona Red Rock HS at (928) 204-6700.
Come in to Sedona Olde Time Photos and create a unique souvenir. We have three sets and a large selection of costumes and props. Photo sessions include taking 20 to 30 images and one printed 8 x 10 photo. We also sell CDs with all the images. Our photo sessions are fun and create great memories!
Open Studios Tour – 4th week end in April every year. This event is a celebration of the arts in the greater Verde Valley. This non-profit, artist-run event is free & provides visitors a unique opportunity to meet the artists and gain a first-hand view of their creative processes. There will be over 40 studios participating, working in a variety of mediums, such as: ceramics, painting, fiber, photography, jewelry, watercolors, and sculpture. The event is from 10 am to 5 pm daily.
Sedona’s premiere arthouse theatre venue, operated by the Sedona International Film Festival. It presents daily films & special events including award-winning independent and foreign films from around the world, narrative features, documentaries and special shorts programs. Call or Visit website.
Come play in the trees! The course features bridges, swings, nets, ziplines and more all suspended 15 and 60 feet in the ponderosa pine forest. Come on your own, bring a group, or have a party. Kids course for 7-11 yr olds. Adult courses for ages 12+.
On the National Register of Historic Places, featuring local pioneer history, Sedona movie history & NEW: telegraph office from 1940s movie set, cowboy life, vintage machinery, orchard industry history and fun for kids. Enjoy panoramic views, picnic tables, programs, audio tour, weddings, a gift shop.
You simply HAVE to do this! Red Rock Balloons fly closer to the Red Rocks of Sedona than any other balloon company. We have a perfect flying record. We have a hotel pick up and drop off. Champagne continental breakfast included. Permitted in the Coconino National Forest. Free DVD per reservation.
Art is always the centerpiece of the Sedona Arts Center events and this one, The 12×12 Project, features 12″ by 12″ works by nealry 100 nationally renowned artists for only $250 each! Show and sale are Saturday. The event is a fun way to support the Arts Center’s valuable arts education programs and community arts outreach projects. Visit our website or call for more info or to purchase preview tickets. June every year.
Sedona’s Premiere Music Duo & DJ’s who provide a HUGE variety of Shows, DJ Dinner & Dance Music for Corporate, Private & Holiday Parties, Weddings, Receptions. Also provides Murder Mysteries, “Ice Breaker” Character Acts for Cocktail parties including professional sound systems & Emcee services.
Extraordinary views of the Prescott National Forest and surrounding areas. All flights include post flight celebratory toast, a light snack, and a commemorative flight certificate. Only permitted balloon ride operation in the Prescott National Forest. Call for booking information today.
Safe & Fun Trick or Treat in Uptown Sedona will be on Halloween from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This annual event when Sedona Main Street Uptown Merchants welcome all good ghouls and ghosts to visit their storefronts along Main Street (State Route 89A) in Uptown for great treats! These merchants have a longstanding tradition of good will, providing this safe and fun Halloween celebration. This free community event is coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program for a howling good time.
We are proud to be part of the dynamic wine community growing strong in Arizona. Our wine outings are premium, private tours of scenic Arizona vineyards and tasting rooms, providing an exceptional day of Arizona wine adventure! Your tour price includes door-to-door transportation, all the wine you care to taste, appetizers, snacks, water, plus time to explore, shop or dine on your own. No matter your taste, Sedona Wine Adventures offers a fun and informative introduction to Arizona’s fine wine.
A Southwestern adventure taking passengers through AZ’s backcountry, only accessible from the comfort of this train. This legendary “boutique” attraction allows for an uncommon view of a wildly-wonderful red-rock canyon. The only excursion train offering every guest two seats for the price of one.
Posse Grounds Park has trails, picnic ramadas, athletic fields, and a playground. The dog park, skate park & future bike skills park are all there as well. Shaded playground, splash park and tennis courts at Sunset Park. You may also enjoy the Jordan Historical Park and museum in Uptown Sedona.
Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy a special evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations at their 1st Friday in the Galleries from 5 – 8pm. All guests are welcome to attend free of charge and ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery District & Uptown locations. Sponsored by the Sedona Gallery Association. Read more in this article.
Unforgettable outdoor fun and family friendly adventure in the breathtaking scenery of Sedona and the Verde River Valley (Kids 3+). Featuring epic river trips, tubing madness and our world famous Water to Wine tour all on the “Wild and Scenic” Verde River. Awesome guides make for great trips. Bring your camera and your fun loving spirit! Highly rated on Trip Advisor.
Sessions are customized to fit each request. A family, romantic, or celebratory theme is set in a creative environment with art instruction based on your needs. You will create a piece of ceramic pottery or sculpture that will become a lasting memory. All pieces are shipped to you after firing.
We are the premier ambient architect for exclusive staged entertainment in Sedona ranging from private to public to corporate events. We create mood and kaleidoscopic vibe through innovative lighting and visual frequencies, awakening the senses and actualizing unforgettable memories.
The Blazin’ M Ranch serves up the best BBQ Chicken & Ribs in Arizona! Enjoy cowboy entertainment, music, and comedy in an hour-long Western stage show! The pre-dinner courtyard activities and attractions provide authentic Western fun for all ages!
This is much more than just an egg hunt, this is a Celebration of Spring! Join us for this fun, action packed event for families and all those in the community that enjoy spring and the beautiful outdoors. Petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carnival rides, duck races and much more.
We are located in historic Old Town Cottonwood. We specialize in small batch boutique wine that are not sold outside our tasting room. Our flights are $10.00, for 5 wines & a commemorative glass. We have a beautiful patio that you can enjoy music every Fri & Sat till 10pm .Sun-Thurs 12pm & 7pm.
The Sedona Hummingbird Festival celebrates Sedona’s peak hummingbird population in August with entertaining and educational presentations, tours of gardens and hotspots, a hummer/nature shopping mall, and banding demonstrations and birding trips; sponsored by the International Hummingbird Society.
eARThflows is a collaborative community-wide series of events that bring attention to sustainability issues. See website for locations January 1; Opening Reception for The Art of Recycling; Turning Trash into Treasure Exhibition, January 8-10; Green Film Festival, January 15-17; World Wisdom Days, January 22- 24; Series of recycled art events. Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village, January 30; Live Gala Auction Event for the Art Exhibition
In October the Sedona Arts Center presents a week-long celebration of Sedona’s extraordinary beauty as seen through the eyes and talent of thirty of the finest painters in the country. “En Plein Air”, a French term that translates to “in the open air”, describes paintings that have been created outdoors rather than in a studio. The spectacular red rock scenery and temperate climate of Sedona create the perfect location for plein air painting. Artists will be seen all over town.
Sedonawebcam.com, HD webcam located on AirportMesa, 400 feet above the city of Sedona overlooking the red rock mountains that make Sedona so famous. This webcam is part of the Earthcam’s network of Iconic webcams along with Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls, Washington Monument and more. Bookmark website.
Located minutes outside of Sedona in a small historic valley-Page Springs. The winery, vineyard & home rest on the slopes of a volcanic mountain overlooking the lush Oak Creek greenbelt & Bird Sanctuary. We offer our special tasting room and winery tours daily. Sun-Thurs 11-5 Friday & Saturday 11-6
Grand Canyon West – Tour one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Grand Canyon West provides views unlike any other. Take the completely self-guided, self-paced tour. Complete a hike or walk the sky at the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Only 2 hrs from Las Vegas! #GrandCanyonWest #GrandCanyonSkywalk
SYF provides the keys to unlocking your greatest transformation with a focus on yoga and the expansion of consciousness. This conference is a world class opportunity for you to deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with 3 days and 3 nights of yoga, meditation, hiking and energy medicine.
Sedona PhotoFest is a series of educational and inspiring presentations on photographic technique, use of digital software and personal artistic perspectives from some of the top photographers in the country. The event takes place over two days in May at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.
Enjoy a walk through beautiful Tlaquepaque while it is lit with lights and decorations all created by Sedona businesses, organizations and community members like you. December 1 through January 1, 2017 you can walk through the lights nightly from dusk till 9 p.m. This is a free event. Parking is available in the main parking lots of Tlaquepaque. Off-site parking is also available in the Municipal parking lot with shuttle service to Tlaquepaque on Fridays & Saturdays (2,3,9,10,16,17,30 and 31)
The world’s premier film festival for conscious cinema. Founded on the premise that the language of film is universal and a dynamic force in carrying messages to the masses, the Festival showcases the best of transformational media to uplift, inspire and transform.
In Verde Valley’s scenic wine country, Cliff Castle Casino Hotel has slots, Vegas-style blackjack, and live poker. Enjoy burgers and fries at Johnny Rockets, Mountain Springs Buffet, fine dining at Storytellers Gourmet Steakhouse. Live entertainment weekends. Bowling, video arcade and Kids Quest childcare.
A non-profit group whose mission is to facilitate a vibrant Main Street business district nurtured by volunteers, business and community involvement; the Program shares information, facilitates enhancement projects, promotes the District and encourages business productivity.
On 14 pristine acres and surrounded by Sedona’s famous red rock formations, the Amitabha Stupa is a spiritual destination for people of all faiths. Dozens of local residents, visitors and groups come to this outdoor venue each day for prayer, meditation, and an experience of peace in a sacred place.
On hiatus due to move. This is a FREE show focusing on metaphysics, spirituality, healing, paranormal, ethereal, interstellar, & geological people, places & events in Sedona. Enjoy an Astrology Fast Blast, mini psychic readings for some audience members, prizes, guests, and paranormal/UFO evidence.
Save The Date for the 13th Annual Sedona Marathon Event will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The Sedona Marathon Event will feature four distances sure to take your breath away: 5K, 10K, Half, and Full Marathon. This scenic race attracts athletes from around the globe to enjoy Sedonas red rocks up close and personal. If the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the hills will! Registration is open now.
The 46th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival on Saturday, March 12th is a cultural-heritage celebration that is free to attend. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. along Jordan Road from Jordan Historical Park to Mesquite Avenue. The free Festival begins immediately following the parade, featuring family activities and food booths until 3 p.m. This event is presented by Sedona Main Street Program, NAU Parks and Recreation Program and the Sedona Green Team. Visit www.sedonamainstreet.com.