Sedona Activities Calendar
One of the most amicable characteristics of Sedona is its inherent respect and support of the cultural needs and diversity of its citizens. Over the years, as Sedona has grown from the quiet artistic haven it once was, to the little big city with the small town charm that it is today, there has always remained a strong focus on the arts of the region.
The following Arts & Culture Activity Calendar provides a sampling of some of the annual events that have grown to become part of the heart and soul of Sedona.
January: Red Rock Fantasy of lights at Los Abrigados Resort
- Red Rock Fantasy at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa is an annual holiday light extravaganza and charity fundraiser. Over the past decade, the event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for children’s charities while delighting visitors of all ages. Originally a small light show hosted by the resort, Red Rock Fantasy has grown to become an Arizona holiday favorite featuring more than one million lights and 41 individual displays built by Arizona families and organizations. The lights run from November through early January each year.
February: Sedona’s International Film Festival
- Each year in March audiences and the next generation of filmmakers come together from all over the world to participate in this inspiring celebration of the power of film.
March: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- A parade with a 34 year history starting at the Heritage Museum going down Jordan Road and ending at Mesquite Road.
April: A Taste of Taos
- This is a rare opportunity to experience the beauty of Taos, New Mexico, and the culture of the historic Taos Pueblo.
May: Hopi Show, art, crafts, food and dancers
- the Annual Hopi Show showcases Hopi artists, dancers, food, and cultural activities
June: Annual Sedona-Verde Valley Astronomy Festival
- For nearly two decades, astronomers and amateurs have converged on Sedona’s Red Rock State Park to celebrate the beauty of heavenly bodies in the Northern Arizona skies. The festival takes place at Red Rock State Park, a protected riparian-habitat of 286-acres where visitors enjoy lovely red-rock formations, hiking trails, ramada and a visitor’s center.
July: 4th of July Fireworks
- Come celebrate independence amongst the red rocks of Sedona
September: Gathering of Indian Nations Festival
- Many people from around the world have made the Gathering of Nations Powwow their travel destination. The Gathering of Nations has grown to become more than just a “Powwow”, it’s an experience!
September: Annual Jazz on the Rocks
- Sedona Jazz on the Rocks is a non-profit organization that produces jazz concerts and sponsors music education programs.
October: Sculpture Walk
- The Sedona Art and Sculpture Walk is a nationally recognized outdoor event sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center. Every year art lovers and seasoned collectors return to see newly created works by prominent and emerging artists. Traditional and innovative materials and styles are showcased including sculptural works in clay, glass, bronze, wood, marble, neon and found objects.
October: Sedona Arts Festival
- The Sedona Arts Festival is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and funding the arts in Sedona held the 2nd weekend of October. We feature over 110 of the nation’s finest artists and craftspersons, continuous live entertainment, a raffle with great prizes, a Kidzone, the Barbara Antonsen Sedona Artist Invitational and more! Come share in all the fun at our 14th annual event.
November: Red Rock Fantasy of lights at Los Abrigados Resort
- Red Rock Fantasy at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa is an annual holiday light extravaganza and charity fundraiser. Over the past decade, the event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for children’s charities while delighting visitors of all ages. Originally a small light show hosted by the resort, Red Rock Fantasy has grown to become an Arizona holiday favorite featuring more than one million lights and 41 individual displays built by Arizona families and organizations. The show starts in November, and runs through early January.
December: Festival of lights at Tlaquepaque
- A cherished tradition which involves the lighting of six thousand luminaries in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways. The event is only one day, so check the schedule to make sure you don’t miss out!