Sedona, Arizona Festivals
January Sedona Festivals
There are currently no Sedona festivals scheduled for January.
February Sedona Festivals
Sedona International Film Festival
Sedona, AZ; Tel. +1 928.282.1177
Every year, Sedona's red rocks form the backdrop for over 100 dramatic shorts, features and documentaries from around the world. The weeklong festival attracts notable stars to numerous previews, screenings and an awards ceremony.
March Sedona Festivals
An Evening at the Academy Awards
Sedona, AZ; Tel. +1 928.204.9546
Sedona's version of the Academy Awards musters as much Hollywood glitz and glamour as can be expected for an Arizona town known for its natural beauty. Held at the Hilton Sedona in benefit of the Sedona Arts Festival held every October, attendees can have a gourmet dinner and watch the Academy Awards on two large screens. Includes a silent auction and a "Guess the Winner" game with prizes.
April Sedona Festivals
Annual Author's Luncheon
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 928.284.0749
A Sedona event in its 22nd year, the annual Sedona Author's Luncheon festival, held at the Radisson Poco Diablo Resort, is held in conjunction with the Sedona Flagstaff Symphony League.
May Sedona Festivals
Sedona Century Bicycle Tour
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 928.284.1242
Nearly a decade old, this annual Sedona festival benefits this Old Town Mission with a bike tour through some of the country's best scenery. An eye-opening morning for amateurs and professionals alike, riders pass red rocks, historical sites and river crossings on the two routes: a 42-mile "Short Circuit" or a 76-mile "Full Ride."
June Sedona Festivals
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 928.282.0122
Hosted on the landscaped gardens of the Spanish-style Los Abrigados Resort and Spa, Sedona's annual Sedona Taste festival (a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club) is one of Sedona's most popular festivals. Sample gourmet cuisine from the Sedona's best restaurants as well as fine wines and specialty beers in a candlelit setting on Oak Creek.
July Sedona Festivals
There are currently no Sedona festivals scheduled for July.
August Sedona Festivals
Red Rocks Music Festival
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 877.733.7257
Gifted classical musicians perform masterworks at Sedona's high-caliber annual Red Rocks Music Festival. Orchestra and chamber performances, hosted at the Church of the Beatitudes and the Jewish Community of Sedona and Valley Verde, as well as workshops and classes, fill the schedule.
September Sedona Festivals
Fiesta del Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 928.282.4838
Pronounced "Tla-k-PA-k," this annual Sedona festival is truly Southwestern. Celebrating Mexican Independence Day and held at the picturesque Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, a fountain-studded and cottonwood-shaded shopping area recreated to look like an authentic Mexican village, this annual party features music, dancing, food and a festive atmosphere.
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 800.780.2787
The Sedona Ecofest is an annual event that happens in Northern Arizona the third Saturday of every September in order to foster environmental awareness. The Ecofest features performers and celebrity speakers promoting ecological responsibility. Other activities include banquets, an Eco-Walk/Run, an animal observation area and the Eco-Exhibition Village, a congregation of booths and vendors teaching about such issues as about energy conservation, sustainable development, political activism and endangered species. The Ecofest takes place at Sedona Cultural Park, a nature preserve hiking distance from the Coconino National Forest and Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness. Sedona_s Ecofest provides a good time with a cause.
Sedona Jazz on the Rocks
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 928.282.1985
Set outdoors surrounded by Sedona's infamous red rock formations, renowned jazz musicians as well as emerging talents perform at the Sedona Jazz on the Rocks. Three days of performances, both day and night, make the Sedona Jazz on the Rocks one of Sedona's most popular festivals.
October Sedona Festivals
Sedona Arts Festival
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 888.954.4442
An outdoor event featuring over 100 artists and craftspeople from across the country, the Sedona Arts Festival is an artsy swap meet with continuous live music and entertainment, a special area for children, and a wide variety of local and international cuisine.
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 888.954.4442
A Sedona festival celebrating Plein-Air, or on location, painting. In a space of two hours all across Uptown Sedona, local and national artists will paint the Sedona's incomparable landscape and visitors have a chance to see art in progress and speak with the artists. Over the next two days, all Plein-Air Festival paintings are presented for sale.
November Sedona Festivals
Red Rock Fantasy
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 800.521.3131
Los Abrigados Resort and Spa hosts this annual festival of lights over the holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Years. Over one million lights, the combined brilliance of over 40 participants conjuring epic light displays, is a wonderland for families with a variety of activities including concerts and carriage rides.
December Sedona Festivals
Festival of Lights
Sedona, AZ; Tel. + 1 928.284.0082
Sedona's Festival of Lights is a luminous December Sedona festival hosted by the Tlaquepaque (Pronounced "Tla-k-PA-k") Arts and Crafts Village. Candles and lights are a charming complement to the Village's Mexican atmosphere, while dancers and musicians add to the merriment of the season.
—Sedona festival reviews by Erica Pedersen