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.
February: Sedona’s International Film Festival
– Sedona 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.
February: The Sedona Marathon – The Sedona Marathon: Runners from around the globe gather in Sedona to participate in the 5k, 10k, half, or full marathon. The course takes runners on a journey that features world-renowned Red Rock formations.
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.
July: 4th of July Fireworks
– Come celebrate independence amongst the red rocks of Sedona
July: National Day of the Cowboy – The Annual National Day of the Cowboy transforms Sedona’s Uptown Main Street District to a place where Outlaws and Cowboys roam the streets, bullwhips are crackin’, and, of course, gunfight showdowns are inevitable. You’ll feel like you’re in the Old West with story telling, music, and more!
August: Red Rocks Music Festival – Enjoy world acclaimed jazz and classical music, in addition to modern dance during this annual festival.
October: Sedona Plein Air Festival
– The Sedona Plein Air Festival invites 30 award-winning artists from across the country to Sedona to paint for 8 days en plein air. The scenic beauty of Sedona provides vibrant colors and inspirations for the artists to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. The festival includes activities and an opportunity for guests to watch the artists as they work.
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: Festival of Trees – Start the Holiday season at Tlaquepaque where local galleries and artists will be showcasing over 45 fully decorated Christmas Trees and Gingerbread Houses. The Trees and Gingerbread Houses will be available through a silent auction, with proceeds that benefit “Meals on Wheels” for the Sedona Community Center and “Toys for Tots” via the Sedona Marine Corps League.
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!