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Celebration of Spring

by: Editor on 4/13/2017


Hosted by the City of Sedona, this April 15th event is fun for the whole family—and so much more than just an egg hunt! At the Celebration of Spring from 9am – 12pm, it’s an action packed morning for families and anyone in Sedona who enjoys the outdoors. Check out inflatable toys and bounce houses, a petting zoo, carnival rides, face painting and more. Tickets are just $12 for children under the age of 13.

Join this annual event at Posse Grounds Park’s multi-use field, located at 525 Posse Ground Road. You can purchase tickets in advance at the Parks and Recreation office starting April 3rd. Cash-only tickets are also available at the gate.

Hop Into Spring

The egg hunt kicks off at 10am, and children under the age of 13 are welcome to join in. Parents can help little ones under the age of two. Egg hunts are divided by age, and there are over 10,000 tucked into the field! Please take your own basket.

Peruse dozens of stalls showcasing local businesses and goodies. A professional photographer is also on site, so be sure to check the city’s website after the event to spot your photos. Also on April 15th, from 3- 6pm, is the Celebration of Tween for those ages 10 – 14. With a super slide, tip top and sea dragon ride available, bigger kids can have the afternoon all to themselves for just $5 admission.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

by: Editor on 3/14/2017


The annual, city-wide St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off this annual party, and since St. Paddy’s Day is on a Friday this year, you can bet it’ll be a party for the ages. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and snacks before the floats head down the streets. A number of businesses and restaurants help make this tradition a success, and the grandstands along Jordan Road are packed with revelers.

The parade starts at Jordan Historical Park and winds down Jordan Road all the way to Mesquite Avenue. The after party goes until 3 p.m. with free events. Get your green beer, Irish grub, and games for the kids at this family-friendly party where wearing green is strongly encouraged.

Get Lucky in the Southwest

The Sedona Main Street Program also hosts a number of green-centric events, tapping into local businesses, restaurants and pubs to make downtown Sedona an Irishman’s (and woman’s) paradise. Hop from shop to shop to get special deals, once-a-year treats and discounts throughout the entire weekend.

Mooney’s Irish Pub in downtown is always outdoing themselves to give partiers the best, most authentic St. Patrick’s Day with live music, entertainment and special menu items. From lucky corned beef and cabbage to the perfect Guinness, it’s where you’ll want to end your night.

MLK Jr. Day in Sedona

by: Editor on 1/18/2017


Throughout Arizona, national parks are waiving entrance fees on Martin Luther King Jr. Day so you can make the most of the holiday—and see the incredible beauty of the state. The Grand Canyon is by far the most famous destination with waived fees, but don’t forget to check out numerous national monuments, parks and more on a fun-filled weekend trip from Sedona.

Only on Monday, January 17th, fees will be waived as an homage to Dr. King’s life work. Visit Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano and more. The National Park Service is boasting over a dozen fee-free celebrations in 2017, but the kickoff weekend is in January. Find out more about fee-free days at the official website.


Traditionally a “day on, not off, of service,” there are numerous options for volunteering in the Sedona area. One-day volunteer efforts are popular and a great way for visitors to connect with their adopted city. Head over to the local Volunteer Match website to connect with an opportunity that works with your schedule, or check out the Sedona Wish List for ways to donate.

However you celebrate, from heading to a park to checking out Dr. King’s works at a local library or volunteering, make the holiday weekend count.



NYE in Sedona

by: Editor on 12/28/2016


Spending New Year’s Eve in Sedona? It’s a magical holiday here, especially for visitors who are used to a chillier start to the New Year! Feel free to wear your strappy shoes, dresses and lighter suits for a celebration in moderate Sedona temperatures. The Naughty Bits New Year’s Eve Party at Oak Creek Brewery isn’t nearly as scandalous as it sounds. Instead, you get just a $5 cover charge, a complimentary champagne toast, and free food after 10 p.m.!

The Creative ReVisioning for Your New Year: Ceremonies and Mystic Insights Retreat is a very Arizona way to begin 2017. An immersive experience, you’ll be treated to a personalized program in this nature-centric experience. The retreat location is on Highway 89A, with ceremonies located throughout the Sedona area. Find out more on the website.

Party, Sedona-Style

Instead of heading to one of the many parties at bars, clubs and restaurants in the city, many visitors choose to head to a remote destination on the outskirts of town packing champagne and goodies to star gaze. No fireworks display can compete with the open Arizona sky.

A dusk hike, slipping away to a mom-and-pop restaurant for a special New Year’s menu, or simply ordering take out and snuggling up in your spacious guest room are all popular ways to ring in the New Year in Sedona. Whether you want to party, stargaze or keep it casual, you’re in charge of how 2017 rolls in!



Spooky Sedona Halloween

by: Editor on 10/22/2016


One of the best parts of celebrating Halloween in Sedona is the weather—there’s no freezing in costumes, and you’re guaranteed to have a ghoulish night of revelry or trick or treating. In the nearby ghost town of Jerome, the city comes alive on Halloween with guided “spirit walks” offering tours of historic buildings along with some of the town’s sordid past. Group tours can accommodate up to 200 people but do sell out, so book your trip early.

Spook Hall has been Sedona’s biggest costume party for years, helping to raise funds for the local fire department. After 30 years of spooktacular fun, the event planners have this haunt down pat. The party rages until 2 a.m., and nearby bars and shops also participate, decking out the entire street in ghastly decorations. A cash bar and costume contest with themes being added each year make this adults-only party a must.

Treats and Tricks

In downtown Sedona, early trick or treating on the big day is offered compliments of local shops and vendors. Bring the little ones to a dusk gathering where many treats, and a sprinkling of tricks, can be found. You can also go door to door in one of the many neighborhoods, checking out decorations and sizing up costumes.

The Cliff Castle Halloween Costume Party on October 31 is another favorite option, where you can showcase your best garb in between playing slots or your favorite table games. Plus, the dining at the Cliff Castle is truly to die for!


Sedona Arts Festival

by: Editor on 10/5/2016


Mark your calendars! October 8 and 9 is the annual Sedona Arts Festival at Red Rock High School, the “only festival in the world that’s out of this world.” Tickets are $12 at the gate or $10 in advance, and children 12 and under are free. Open 9 – 5 on Saturday and 10 – 4 on Sunday, it’s the major fundraiser for art education in Sedona. To date, over $300,000 in scholarships have been awarded from the event, and over 125 artists from around the nation are expected to gather in 2016 to compete, sell and showcase their artistry.

With the red rocks providing a work-of-art backdrop of their own, it’s the perfect weekend to discover new artists and pick up a keepsake from your Sedona trip. A myriad of mediums are available including ceramics, mixed media, photography, sculpture, drawings, metal, paintings, wood, fiber art, and jewelry.

At the “Art” of It All

For over 25 years, the Sedona Arts Festival has been a hub for artists and art lovers around the country. Many attendees flock from all parts of Arizona to take advantage of the biggest festival in town. Best of show winners are crowned at the culmination of the event, and you’ll have another chance to peruse the winner’s offerings.

Volunteers are the pillar of the festival, and you’re welcome to get involved with set up, gate management, artists’ support, work the info booth, sell raffle tickets on site, help with the KidZone, cleanup, and much more. Don’t miss out on this legendary gathering that’s family-friendly and close to your Sedona hotel.