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Annual Events

Sedona is always happening, every month of the year.

Scroll through the listings below to find the celebration, festival, event, or ceremony that grabs your interest. There is something for everyone!

View a full calendar of events from the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.

 

Winter Play Day

Experience the magic of a crisp winter day in a Candyland Carnival of our imagining. Attractions will include inflatables and rides, hot food and interactive displays. Families and kids of all ages are invited – please leave the pooch at home. Entry is free for all. Face painting, food and drinks available for purchase. Dress warm, this event is outdoors snow or shine. Only ADA Service dogs are welcome at this event.

 

RUNSEDONA

One of the most beautiful races in one of the most beautiful places. The courses take participants through scenic Red Rocks, known for magical iron-clad formations, and on the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the USA, Sedona Arizona.

 

Sedona International Film Festival

The Sedona International Film Festival brings our local residents and people from all over the world together to experience the arts in one of its most unifying mediums: film. We do this at our annual nine-day film festival event and all year long at our own Mary D. Fisher Theatre — our year-round arthouse theater venue.

 

Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

The Sedona Mountain Bike Festival is a three-day mountain bike celebration that includes a main Expo/Festival, bike demos, shuttled rides, gear vendors, a beer garden, great bands, food trucks, skills clinics and a whole lotta sweet red singletrack!

 

St Patrick's Day Parade

The festivities are presented by the City of Sedona. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. from Jordan Historical Park and proceeds south on Jordan Road to Mesquite Avenue. Parade entrants include civic, social, cultural and religious organizations, dignitaries and area businesses.

 

Sedona Yoga Festival

SYF creates brave transformational space for the deep seeker of yoga. Enjoy on-the-land yoga, celebratory and sacred chant, and a dive into a diverse range of yoga, meditation, and metaphysical practices led by outstanding teachers.

 

Celebration of Spring

Take part in carnival rides, spring events, petting zoo, egg hunts, meet the Easter Bunny, and so much more! Event is now free for all!

 

Spring Open Studios

Free self-guided event celebrating the arts in the greater Verde Valley that runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. The tour provides a unique opportunity to meet over 50 artists in their private studios, working in a variety of mediums.

 

Sedona Stumble 5K & 10K Trail Run

Stumble and bumble on the beautiful trails of Posse Grounds Park, located in the heart of Red Rock country - Sedona, AZ! Part flowy single track - part mountain bike slalom, this is certainly one trail run you won’t forget.

 

Piano on the Rocks

We bring internationally acclaimed musicians to Sedona each year for a three-day concert series. This festival explores the interconnection between solo piano literature, storytelling and literature. Its mission is to create a fusion between music and literature: to explore literature through music and music through literature, to offer musical performances of the highest quality that are accessible to and enjoyable by all, and to build bridges across diverse cultures.

MAY

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Immerse yourself in a colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage at Tlaquepaque. Enjoy the festivities while cheering and whistling to the music of mariachi musicians, clapping to the steps of Folklorico dancers and savoring traditional Mexican food. Admission is free and there is a free trolley service from the Sedona Municipal parking lot-260 Schnebly Rd.

 

Red Dirt Concert Series

Hosted by the City of Sedona Department of Parks and Recreation, Fridays in May and September. Each concert is two hours long and may vary in format.

 

Sedona Summer Cinema Series

Join the Sedona family community for a night out at the park and enjoy a movie under the stars! Bring your own blankets, chairs, food, and beverages (alcohol is not permitted). In case of inclement weather, including high winds, movies will be shown indoors at The Hub (525-B Posse Ground Road).

 

4th of July Wet Fest

Enjoy Sedona’s best pool party with music and food trucks! This event is free of charge, but vendors will charge for their services. The pool opens at 12 p.m. for recreation swim with music and food trucks outside the gates. Parking available in the West Sedona School parking lots. Bring your own chairs. Swim attire required for pool use.

 

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

The festival celebrates the peak hummingbird population with entertaining & educational presentations, tours of gardens and hotspots, a hummer/nature shopping mall, and banding demonstrations & birding trips; sponsored by the International Hummingbird Society.

 

National Day of the Cowboy

Screening of a classic western film made in Sedona during the heyday of westerns, along with an introductory panel discussion, party favors and prizes. The event takes place at the Mary D. Fisher Theater.

 

There are no events scheduled in August at this time. Check back soon for updates!

Vortifest Music Festival & Experience

Sedona's Premier Music Festival. Semi-annually in beautiful Sedona, for an epic outdoor MUSIC event. ​The event will bring live music from premiere headliners, along with the mystical Vortifest Experience you've come to expect.

 

Red Dirt Concert Series

Hosted by the City of Sedona Department of Parks and Recreation, Fridays in May and September. Each concert is two hours long and may vary in format.

 

Sedona Wagfest & Fair

Costume contest, talent show and games! This event is the perfect day out for dogs and their two-legged friends. This canine resource event will feature booths where you can stop, shop and learn from the area’s best dog-related product and service providers. A free raffle and interactive presentations will be scheduled throughout the morning.

 

Sedona Winefest

We invite you to enjoy fabulous Arizona wines, tasty food, music, and vendors galore while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks. Located at the Posse Grounds Park in the heart of Sedona.

 

Historical Red Rock Loop Round-Up

Tours follow the Red Rock Loop Road with guide Paul Thompson, grandson of Oak Creek Canyon’s first permanent Anglo settler, J.J. Thompson. The tour will visit the Chavez place, Dumas Ranch, Red Rock Cemetery-1893, Schuerman homestead house, Armijo homestead house (on the National Register of Historic Places), ruins of the area’s first school (1891), and the site of an early Oak Creek vineyard and Arizona’s first commercial winery.

 

Red Rocks Music Festival (thru November)

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.

 

Sedona Arts Festival

Attracting artists from across the country, this renowned festival will showcase a diverse lineup of over 100 juried artists, live music, food and libations, and raffle prizes. Admission covers both days; children 12 and under are free.

 

Sedona Airport Family Fun Day

On Saturday, October 12, 2024. Sedona Airport will host an open house and family fun day. Many aircrafts will be displayed: vintage airplanes, new, hi-tech aircrafts, war birds, and more. Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime rides over the red rocks of Sedona. Enjoy food, vendors, displays, and plenty of action for kids from 2 to 90. Sponsored by Sedona Airport Authority. Admission to the event is free.

 

Red Rocks Oktoberfest

Drinking beer = helps kids. Red Rocks Oktoberfest raises funds for youth-oriented programs. Craft beer, food trucks, live music, dirndls, lederhosen and stein hoisting round out the fun at this festival. Advance tickets only $25. Prost!

 

Sedona Annual Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show

Forty-five vendors, dazzling Crystals, alluring Amethyst, amazing Agates, unusual Minerals, rare Fossils and Meteorites, custom Jewelry, gorgeous Gemstones, Beads, hourly Raffle Prizes, Kids Adventure and more. Food and beverages are available. The event benefits the non-profit Sedona Gem & Mineral Club. Admission is $4, and Children under 12 are free with free parking.

 

Fall Arts & Crafts Show

At the Sedona Heritage Museum, free admission. This is an old-fashioned arts and crafts show like you remember them to be. All items are hand-made. The artist or craftsman sits behind each table to personally tell you how they make their pieces, where they find their unusual materials or what inspires them. Many of these people do only this show or a very limited number of other shows making their items unusual and uncommon.

 

Haunted History

cowboy poet & author Michael Peach presents a special & spooky performance of “Haunted History”. Enjoy an afternoon of ghostly tales with Peach’s original stories: “Peoria’s Runaway Pumpkin,” “Little Bill”-the unsolved murder of Bill Fredricks at the Van Deren cabin; “The Hauntings of the Red Ghost,” a true story of a 19th Century Arizona monster; “The Cactus Killer,” murder and revenge in the AZ desert; and “The Ghosts of Wilson Canyon” based on the death of a bear hunter in 1885.

 

Sedona Plein Air Festival

Sedona is a sublime environment with stunning beauty and the Sedona Arts Center has roots going back 63 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an ‘art colony’. Our community’s iconic and creative event—is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and free events.

 

The Great Pumpkin Splash

Check out our floating pumpkin patch and swim to pick out your perfect pumpkin to decorate! In addition to the floating pumpkin patch, we will also have fun, games, treats, and a table to paint your pumpkin. This event is perfect for all ages. Tickets are limited and will be pre-sold online.

 

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Immerse yourself in the large-scale installations and vignettes throughout Tlaquepaque to commemorate Mexico's Dia De Los Muertos. Remember loved ones and celebrate their lives with altars showcasing Mexican culture and heritage. A four-day event with special performances, decorating sugar skulls, musical entertainment and dance performances. Free Event.

 

The Marigold Mural Project

Visitors are encouraged to paint their tributes on our 26-foot-long remembrance wall. This is an opportunity to remember your loved ones & create something lasting with others. Paints and brushes will be provided on-site with the murals from the previous years on display for your viewing and inspiration.

 

Safe & Fun Uptown Trick or Treat

Join us from 5pm to 8pm for safe Trick or Treating in our fabulous Uptown district. Look for ‘Uptown Trick or Treat’ signs at participating merchant locations. Don’t forget to bring your Halloween candy wrappers and deposit them in the Trick or Trash recycling box. This event is free.

 

Sedona Food Truck Festival

Calling all foodies and food trucks! Grub, Brews and Tunes are on the calendar for Saturday, November 4, at the beautiful Posse Grounds Park. Beer & Wine will be available for purchase through the Rotary Club of the Red Rocks. 

 

Veteran's Day Tribute

The Sedona Heritage Museum and City of Sedona join to present this annual Veteran’s Day Tribute every November 11 at 11:00 a.m. This event has become the community’s official Veteran’s Day celebration. The day begins with the flag ceremony, dignitaries, a veteran’s tribute and music. After the program, there is free food and entertainment. All veterans and active military personnel will be honored and are invited. Free and open to the general public.

 

Sedona Annual Turkey Trot 5K

This is a great family activity to attend on Thanksgiving morning. The start and finish line will be held at Posse Grounds Park.

 

Sedona Tree Lighting & Santa Visit

Enjoy traditional tree-lighting, refreshments, local holiday entertainment and Santa visits with children. This free event takes place at Tlaquepaque North and is presented by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Tlaquepaque and the City of Sedona. Free Admission

 

Breakfast with Santa

This free event includes pancakes, holiday caroling, Santa's stable of reindeer and a visit with St. Nick at the Hub, 525-B Posse Ground Rd. Breakfast will be served until 9:45 a.m. Some activities will be conducted outdoors, please dress accordingly.

 

Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Enjoy the miracle of the Menorah on the first night of Chanukah at Tlaquepaque in Patio Del Norte. Enjoy scrumptious latkes, donuts and hot chocolate while listening to festive music. Kids will have the opportunity to meet Judah the Maccabee - take a photo and even receive some gelt. Hosted by Chabad of Sedona and Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

 

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park is the Museum’s annual gift to the community and visitors. Be greeted by our traditional tumbleweed snowman. Enjoy hot cider and cookies, vintage holiday decorations, a fire in the fireplace and "make & take" a cornhusk doll. There’ll be holiday entertainment. Throughout the Museum there will be old-timers telling stories and local authors signing their books. Check out the sale in the Museum Gift Shop.

 

The Festival of Lights

A full schedule of lively musical entertainment, a visit from Santa, and free cider await, making it the perfect outing for families and friends. The River of Life Tabernacle Choir will be performing. At the tolling of the bell tower at 5:00 p.m., the lighting of 6,000 luminarias gets underway in Tlaquepaque's courtyards and walkways. Specially designated luminarias to honor cancer survivors can be purchased in Patio del Norte as well.

 

A Christmas Carol

Award-winning actor Michael Peach will read Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” at the Sedona Heritage Museum. Encounters with the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future teach miserly Ebenezer Scrooge what it means to be human in this holiday favorite. The show is about an hour long and appropriate for all audiences. Admission is a donation of food items or $6 for the Sedona Food Bank.

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