Sedona Events in August 2017

Author: Antoniya Zorluer
| July 28, 2017
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Welcome to Sedona Events in August 2017!

August 3:

Sedona Cinema – Award-winning ‘Sacred’ 

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Sacred” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Directed by Academy Award-winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the globe by 40 filmmaking teams, “Sacred” immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life.

August 4:

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries

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.

August 5 – 6:

Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture

Spend your weekend in the cool pines and immerse yourself in the artistry and cultural traditions of more than 80 award-winning Navajo artists. Buy traditional and contemporary art and enjoy artist demonstrations, authentic food, musical performances, insightful heritage programs, and the pageantry of hoop and social dances. The Museum of Northern Arizona is located at 3101 North Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff, Arizona. Museum Admission:$12 Adult (18+), $8 Youth (10-17),Student (with ID) & American Indian (with tribal affiliation). Free (Children under 10).

August 6:

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.

August 12:

Live Performance:The Magic and Illusions of Eric Giliam 

Tickets are $20 general admission/$18 for Film Festival member and students
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “The Magic and Illusions of Eric Giliam” coming to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for one show only!The former World Teen Magic Champion has won many awards and prizes since he started performing at age twelve, among them, the award for the most original and innovative stage act presented to him by Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas. Giliam’s sleight of hand, illusions, and stage presentation have taken him regularly overseas, performing on prime time TV shows in London, Rome, and most recently an exclusive show in Spain. He continues entertaining in the U.S., performing several hundred public and private stage shows every year. The high energy show of magic, laughter, fascination and crowd participation has entertained and amazed audiences of all ages. Several of the magic routines performed are not seen in any other show.

August 18:

Sedona Family Foot Rodeo

4-7 p.m. at Posse Grounds Park. Come and celebrate the history of Posse Grounds Park! Join us for a fun evening of live entertainment by the Dan and Dave Rice Band and the Red Rock Posse cowboys. Have some fun with history, try out bounce horse barrel racing, mechanical bull riding, dummy calf roping, inflatable wild cow milking, pony rides and a petting zoo! All free! Food for sale!

August 22:

Sedona Cinema – ‘Queen Rock Montreal’ 
Concert on Screen

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to announce a special cinema event, “Queen Rock Montreal”, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for one show only! Often described as one of Queen’s all-time best performances the concert was recorded live at Montreal’s Forum in November 1981. It was the first time a band had filmed an entire show in full cinema format 35mm and the original footage has been re-mastered in digital Ultra HD with superb surround sound to create the best ever cinema event experience for Queen fans worldwide. Showcasing a theatrical and brilliantly entertaining performance in its full pixel-sharp glory, the concert features many of their favorite hits including We Will Rock You, Killer Queen, Under Pressure, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Another One Bites The Dust and Bohemian Rhapsody.

August 25:

National Park Service Birthday

Free Admission
During 10 days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.Below you will find the National Parks and Monuments participating in Flagstaff and the Verde Valley! Grand Canyon

Tuziggot National Monument – Cottonwood, AZ
Montezuma Castle or Montezuma Well – Camp Verde, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park
Wupatki National Monument – Flagstaff, AZ
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, AZ

August 26:

Sedona Bike & Brew 

Sedona Golf Resort is hosting the 4th Annual Sedona Bike & Brew – an event that is the first of its kind – a Mountain Bike Race that is hosted on a golf course!  Held August 26, things will be switched up a bit this year.  Racing will be hosted on Saturday afternoon.  Then on Sunday morning, organized group rides will be leaving hourly and will be organized by ability, distance and difficulty.  Join the fun!

See you in Sedona Suite,

Ken & Heather

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