Sedona has a vibrant and fun cultural atmosphere that is as intriguing as its landscape is beautiful. With festivals going on year-round, visitors would be hard-pressed not to find one that would spark their interest. What better way to experience this tranquil town than to pop in on a festival and see what it’s all about?
From arts and crafts festivals to beer and bike festivals, Sedona has a festival for just about every interest. Read on to learn more about some of Sedona’s local festivities!
Sedona’s Local Festivities and Annual Festivals
Sedona has a multitude of festivals and events that the city hosts every year! Below, we’ve listed just a few of our favorite annual festivals in Sedona.
• Sedona Marathon Event
A race set against Sedona’s striking desert backdrop that attracts athletes from all over the world.
• Sedona International Film Festival:
View and appreciate films from around the globe in the company of fellow film enthusiasts!
• Sedona Yoga Festival:
Dive deeper into the wisdom and practice of yoga in the midst of Sedona’s mysterious and calming energy.
• St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival:
Sedona celebrates Irish heritage by honoring St. Patrick’s Day.
• Celebration of Spring:
Commemorate the changing of the seasons with an egg hunt, petting zoo, carnival rides, and more. Kids will especially enjoy this festival!
• Sedona Open Studios Tour:
Visit local artists in their natural habitat—the studio! This event allows visitors to develop their understanding of the creative process.
• Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque:
Sedona honors Mexican heritage, cuisine, music, and dancing.
• Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off:
Taste the supremely good chili at this annual competition, which benefits projects paid for by the Rotary Club of Sedona.
• Community Camp Out:
Join everyone for an overnight camp-out at Sunset Park, complete with stargazing, hot dog and s’mores roasting, and group yoga in the morning.
• Fourth of July Wet Fest:
For this event, the local community pool is open, as well as water slides and slip-n-slides. Stay cool in the summer heat!
• A Dog’s Day Out in the Park:
Dog lovers and animal enthusiasts can bring their dogs to Posse Grounds Park and play all morning.
• National Day of the Cowboy Celebration:
With a distinctly Western flair, Sedona celebrates cowboys through historical re-enactments, gunfights, action shooting, roping, country music, trades, art, and cowboy storytelling.
• Sedona Bike & Brew Festival:
Participants engage in a mountain bike race on Sedona Golf Resort and enjoy beer!
• Red Rocks Music Festival:
The Sedona Creative Life Center hosts chamber music performed by world renowned musicians.
• Fiesta de Tlaquepaque:
Sedona observes and celebrates Mexican Independence Day and Mexican culture at Tlaquepaque.
• Sedona Winefest:
Over twenty wineries from around Arizona meet to showcase their finest vintages, along with entertainment, food, and vendors.
• Fall Arts & Crafts Fair:
An old-fashioned, small town arts and crafts show featuring hand-made items ranging from fine art and ceramics to woodcarvings, jewelry, and décor.
• Red Rocks Oktoberfest:
Over twelve craft breweries attend this autumn festival to showcase their best brews.
• Fall Festival:
Held at Slide Rock State Park, this annual festival allows people to enjoy the beauty of the park, as well as its delicious apples grown in the park’s historic orchard.
• Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Tlaquepaque:
This traditional Mexican celebration is held to remember lost loved ones, with altars to the dead, music, and food.
• Veteran’s Day Tribute:
Sedona honors its veterans and active military at the Sedona Heritage Museum with a flag ceremony, entertainment, appearances by dignitaries, a light lunch, and recognition of veterans.
• The Nutcracker:
Performances by the Sedona Chamber Ballet and the Phoenix Ballet of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” will be held at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.
• The Festival of Lights:
Six thousand luminarias are lit in the courtyards and walkways of Tlaquepaque in a beautiful lighting ceremony.
• Christmas in the Park:
Sedona Heritage Museum decorates its facilities with vintage holiday décor and tumbleweed snowmen. Sip on hot apple cider, enjoy an afternoon concert, and make cornhusk ornaments.
• Holiday Sweet Stroll:
Tlaquepaque becomes covered in lights and hosts carolers as visitors explore the grounds and find unique gifts at local boutiques and galleries.
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