Events In Sedona In April 2017
Author: Antoniya Zorluer
| March 20, 2017
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Welcome to Sedona Events in April 2017!
Here’re the noteworthy events in Sedona in April:
Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.
Keep Sedona Beautiful is proud to present the 38th Annual Native Plant Workshop at the West Sedona School located at 570 Posse Ground Road. Included in the ticket price are the two keynote speakers, a choice of two hour-long workshops of the six offered, breakfast savories donated by Weber’s IGA, coffee, tea, water supplied by Kinetico and lunch of sandwiches and cookies donated by Wildflower Bread Company. There is also a Silent Auction with items donated by the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mugs and/or water bottles to help make this a “zero-waste event”.
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the funky blues sound of the Sir Harrison Band! Harrison Begay was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, is full blooded Navajo (Dine’). His passion for blues music and the guitar have been the driving force in his quest for artistry. Sir Harrison’s music and stage performance has attracted a broad audience. His guitar playing is straight from the soul. He’s been compared to Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Cray, but Sir Harrison’s guitar playing has his own unique sound.
McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona.
Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire.
The Speltz family, cellist David Speltz and violinist Connie Kupka, are two of Los Angeles’ most respected artists who perform on a regular basis in the Los Angeles studios, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the California Chamber Symphony Society. For more details, read here.
The Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour receptions and exhibits give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene and in many cases meeting the artist themselves. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Mix and mingle with 12 artists and craftsmen from Provence right here in Tlaquepaque on Saturday, April 8 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. during a fabulous free day of cultural exchange and a delight for all of your senses. Listen to the music and vocals from three outstanding French bands with songs in French and English. Watch as a master glass worker creates one-of-a-kind stunning glass beads and other objects of art. Experience live demonstrations of painting and drawing with a decidedly French flair. Taste delicious wines from the award winning wine country in Provence along with tasty little bites by a French chef.
Join Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear.
Moonlight Hikes are among the most popular interpretive hikes at Red Rock State Park. Led by a knowledgeable naturalist, hikers get the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from a park overlook and return by the light of the moon. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the starting time to insure participation. Registration for this hike is required, call 928.282.6907 to reserve your spot. Registration closes the day before the hike. No new reservations will be accepted on the day of the hike.
This is much more than just an egg hunt, this is a Celebration of Spring! Join us April 15 from 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. for this fun, action packed event for families and all those in the community that enjoy spring and the beautiful outdoors. Inflatable toys for kids, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carnival rides, duck races and much more are included with the admission fee for the youth attendees. $5 for attendees 12 and younger.
Sedona Celebration of Spring
Carnival and Egg Hunt
This is much more than just an egg hunt, this is a Celebration of Spring! This is a fun, action packed event for families and all those in the community that enjoy spring and the beautiful outdoors. Once you arrive, walk to the Posse Grounds Park lower softball field for entrance onto the multiuse field for games and vendors! Inflatable toys for kids, face painting, carnival rides and much more are included with the $5 admission fee for the youth attendees. Some vendors may be charging for their goods. The official egg hunt will begin at 10:00 am for children 12 years of age and younger (parents will only be allowed to search with age group 2 and under). Children will be divided by age groups and there are over 10,000 eggs waiting to be found! This Event takes place at the Multi-use Field at Posse Grounds Park.
Celebration of Tween
With the rides all set up for Saturdays Celebration of Spring event, we thought why not invite the bigger kids to play on Saturday afternoon! Children ages 10-14 (5-8 grade) are invited to play at this event. Super Slide, Silver Streak, Sea Dragon and Tip Top for them to enjoy. Looking for more? Try out the inflatable indoor laser tag! This Event takes place at the Multi-use Field at Posse Grounds Park. Avoid lines by purchasing your tickets in advance at the Parks and Recreation office, 525 Posse Ground Road (near tennis courts) in Sedona. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 3, 2017.
Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear.
Earth Day Celebration at Red Rock State Park
You’re invited to celebrate Earth Day at Red Rock State Park! They will have all sorts of activities, including:
- Nature hikes
- The H2Olympics
- Info Exhibits
- Special Guests
- Art Showcase
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet.
Free, self-guided event celebrating the arts in the greater Verde Valley that runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. The tour provides a unique opportunity to meet over 50 artists in their private studios, working in a variety of mediums. Maps and informative brochures will be available in a number of locations or at our website.
Red Rose Inspiration for Animals
Sedona Arts & Crafts Show
During your visit to Sedona, Arizona this weekend make sure to check out the Red Rose Inspiration for Animals arts and crafts show, a great place to find one of a kind pieces to take home with you! By attending this event not only do you help support an organization that excels at saving the lives of many wonderful and loving animals, but you also get a chance to see the creations of talented local artists and craftsmen that participate in the show. This event takes place at the parking lot of the Olde Sedona Bar and Grill.
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