Sedona offers a rich array of events and festivals that feature world-class performers and entertainers. See below a list of various events & plan your trip to make the most of your Sedona visit.
May 6, 2017:
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION AT TLAQUEPAQUE – Immerse yourself in a colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage on Saturday, May 6, 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.
GREAT SEDONA CHILI COOK-OFF – 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 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off are used for local and international Rotary Club of Sedona Projects, including the Imagination Library.
May 31 – June 4:
ILLUMINATE Film Festival – The world’s premier film festival for conscious cinema. Dedicated to spreading enlightened ideas and pushing humanity forward, ILLUMINATE is a landmark destination event and centerpiece for conscious content. Our mission is to expand human consciousness through cinema.
COMMUNITY CAMP OUT – Camp at Sunset Park! This event will be held on June 2-3 beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday evening and ending at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. For only $15 per tent (if you provide your own) or $35 per tent (if we provide your tent), participants can join others for a night of camping under the stars, hot dog roasting and s’mores, telescope star viewing, and a group yoga class in the morning.
July 4, 2017:
4th OF JULY WET FEST – Get wet at the Sedona Community Pool from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at this free family event. The pool will be open as well as water slides and slip-n-slides set up just outside the pool gate. Live DJ and food for sale help to create the festive atmosphere. The pool is located at 570 Posse Ground Road (behind West Sedona School).
July 15, 2017:
A DOG’S DAY OUT IN THE PARK – The City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department cordially invites all animal lovers and dog owners to support our pet-friendly event, A Dog’s Day Out in the Park. This event is being held Saturday, July 15 from 7:00 – 9:30 a.m. on the multi-use field at Posse Grounds Park. This event is free for those interested in playing with their dogs on the beautiful grass field.
July 21-22, 2017:
13th ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY CELEBRATION – Main Street District, July 21-22 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Enjoy “a whole lotta cowboy going’s on”: gunfights, roping, action shooting, historical re-enactments, country music, cowboy storytelling, trades, art. Free event by Sedona Main Street Program, Red Rock Posse and area businesses.
AUGUST – OCTOBER
October 7-8, 2017:
SEDONA ARTS FESTIVAL – 27th annual festival: 125 artists from across the country, KidZone art activities, Gourmet Gallery, International Guest artist, live music, food, and more! On the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School. $10 in advance; $12 at the gate, 12 and under are free. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 21, 2017:
PUMPKIN SPLASH – Join your friends at the best pumpkin patch in Sedona. On October 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., the Sedona Community Pool will be home to pumpkins ready for the picking. This unique event is fun for all ages. Pumpkin Splash is limited to the first 300 people. Everyone entering the pool facility, adults and children alike, must pay a $5 entry fee. Tickets go on sale October 9. This entry fee includes a pumpkin to take home.
SEDONA MAIN STREET PAINT OUT – From 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., see and interact with 30 nationally recognized Plein Air Artists along sidewalks and plazas in Uptown Sedona, each completing a painting in 2 hours. Free event sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program and presented with Sedona Arts Center.
October 31, 2017:
31st ANNUAL SAFE AND FUN TRICK OR TREAT – In Uptown Sedona, October 31 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., merchants welcome ghouls and ghosts at storefronts for treats! Costume contests by age group; community dance performance. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program plus Costume Contest in partnership with City of Sedona.
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER
December 1-31, 2017:
HOLIDAY CENTRAL SEDONA – Sedona transforms into a red rock winter wonderland for the entire month of December with events, festivals, and entertainment sure to enchant everyone. Discover the perfect destination for families and friends to celebrate the holiday season, make memories and create new traditions – all in the most beautiful place on Earth.
December 1, 2017:
SEDONA’S TREE LIGHTING & SANTA VISIT – On Friday, December 1, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Plaza in Uptown, enjoy the Tree-lighting, refreshments, local entertainment and Santa visits with children. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and City of Sedona.
December 2, 2017:
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Sedona Parks and Recreation is pleased to bring to you for the seventh year running, our Breakfast with Santa event. After breakfast, children can enjoy making winter crafts, as well as sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents, don’t forget to bring your camera! This event is free, so come for the pancakes (and more), come for the crafts and most of all, come to see Santa Claus! At The Hub located in Posse Grounds Park. Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
December 2-3, 2017:
THE NUTCRACKER – The Phoenix Ballet and Sedona Chamber Ballet will present breathtaking performances of The Nutcracker on December 2-3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a Nutcracker production with professional sets, costumes and, most importantly, internationally acclaimed, award winning dancers.