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Events in Sedona
SEDONA BRIDAL SHOW
Join Sedona vendors as they showcase wedding professionals for your big day. The Sedona Bridal Show organized by the Wedding Chronicle will take place at L’ Auberge and Tlaquepaque. Call 602-750-6517 for more information.
4th ANNUAL SEDONA MARATHON
Run, sprint, jog or trot along this distinctively scenic, 26.2-mile course, which features a half marathon as well as a 5K run. Proceeds benefit t the Lymphoma Research Foundation. (800) 775-7671. sedonamarathon.com
February 21-February 28
SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Now in its 15th season, the festival will showcase more than 125 films highlighting filmmakers and actors from around the world. Workshops and a series of kid friendly films for families will be presented. Screenings open to the public. (928) 282-1177. sedonafilmfestival.com
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the parade will make its way from the Sedona Heritage Museum, down Jordan Road to Sacajawea Plaza, Uptown. Festival follows the parade. (928) 204-2390. sedonamainstreet.com
SEDONA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Events begin May 6 and culminate May 9th in the Sedona Bluegrass Festival 2010. Tony Trischka Territory, Crystal Ridge Bluegrass, Bearfoot Band and Burnett Family Bluegrass. Four days of Bluegrass from performances at the Sedona Public Library and special events. Call 928-204-2415 or visit www.chambermusicsedona.org for tickets and information.
FESTIVAL OF NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE –
A week long celebration of the culture of the Natives of Arizona and the southwest. Highlights include a film festival, music and dance festival, fine arts and crafts festival and much more. festivalofnativeamericanculture.org
DINE IN SEDONA RESTAURANT FEST
A 16 day culinary tour of Sedona with participating restaurants offering prix-fixe pricing and menu selection. Enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert for one price: $19.95, $29.95 or $39.95. Visit www.dineinsedona.com for more information or call 928-204-1123.
A creek side celebration of fine food and drink at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Arizona. (928) 282-0122.
August 28-September 6
RED ROCKS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Featuring world-class chamber and flamenco music, orchestral performances, master classes and workshops throughout the week. (877) 733-7257. redrocksmusicfestival.com
MOONLIGHT MADNESS STREET FESTIVAL
This street festival includes free music and entertainment, children’s activities, and sidewalk sales in numerous locations along Hwy. 89A & Hwy. 179 in the Main Street District.(928) 204-2390. sedonamainstreet.com
FIESTA DEL TLAQUEPAQUE
Fun, food, music and merriment set in the beautiful courtyards of Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. (928)282-4838. tlaq.com
SEDONA JAZZ ON THE ROCKS
Back by popular demand, this favorite local festival features great jazz complemented by Sedona’s famed red rocks. 928-282-11985. sedonajazz.com
SEDONA BOOK FESTIVAL
A celebration of local authors sponsored by Well Red Coyote and Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition. Events will include author presentations, readings, book signings, receptions, and entertainment. For more information call 928-282-2284 or 928-300-5839.
SEDONA ARTS FESTIVAL
Rated “one of the nation’s top art festivals,” this cultural celebration features fine arts and crafts, cuisine from Sedona restaurants and continuous entertainment at Sedona Red Rock H.S. (928) 204-9456. sedonaartsfestival.org
6th ANNUAL SEDONA PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
The Sedona Arts Center hosts this annual event celebrating painting in open air and featuring many of the country’s finest plein air artists. (928) 282-3809. sedonaartscenter.com
RED ROCK FANTASY
Fifty displays and nearly 1 million lights are featured at this 19th annual holiday spectacular at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa. (928) 282-1777. redrockfantasy.com
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
Watch the annual tree-lighting ceremony, listen to holiday music and visit with Santa in uptown Sedona. Sponsored by the City of Sedona, Sedona Main Street Program and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce. (928) 282-7722, (928) 204-2390. sedonamainstreet.com
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Thousands of glowing luminaries light up Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village during this 35th annual celebration. Entertainment includes musicians and dancers. (928) 282-4838. tlaq.com