Sedona Events In June – what and where to do in the most beautiful town of Arizona

Author: Antoniya Zorluer
| May 15, 2016
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We’re halfway through May and June is just around the corner. Summer is getting more and more settled every day in our beautiful town of Sedona, Arizona.

Although the weather is getting hotter than I and Buddy like it for our morning walks, Sedona is still beautiful and a pleasure to explore in June as much as in May.

Now if the perfect time for lengthy evening or early morning walks and hikes. Be careful to avoid the afternoon sun and you’ll be fine.

Enjoy your stay, and don’t miss the event calendar for June.

June 1st – 5th, 2016:

Illuminate Film Festival. Illuminate is the world’s premier film festival and launching platform for conscious cinema. Dedicated to spreading enlightened ideas and ushering humanity forward, Illuminate showcases the best of conscious cinema to uplift, inspire, and transform. World-class immersive, soul-centered workshops, panels, and excursions complement film screenings, featuring expert practitioners and thought-leaders in consciousness, wellness, raw and organic food, spiritual practice, and sustainable living. For more information or to purchase tickets/passes for the festival please visit the

June 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, 2016 (8:00 am – 11:30 am):

Sedona Community Farmers Market. The Sedona Community Farmer’s Market at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village offers some of the best nutritious eats in town! Come and enjoy the Sedona community Farmers Market in the creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque! Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, gluten free, vegan, hand-made chocolates, live music and much more! Find more information at .

June 3rd – 5th, 2016: 

Palet. Mark your calendar for the inaugural Plein Air Painting Legacy Event at Tlaquepaque “Palet”! In collaboration with the Sedona Arts Center, this weekend–long event features invited plein air artists painting truly in the moment to capture the light in real time – no cameras will be used once the invited artists arrive to participate in Palet. In addition, there will be 3 live figurative models staged around Tlaquepaque from 2-5pm each day, providing artists with live portrait opportunities. Visitors are welcome to engage with the artists participating in Palet and view finished work for sale at the Main Exhibition Tent throughout the weekend.

June 10th, 2016:

Sedona Arts Center: 12 x 12 Project and Fundraiser
Over 100 Artists Contributing to 2nd Annual Event for Local Art Lovers

What do you get when you invite hundreds of extraordinary artists to create new unsigned works within a 12-inch space, and exhibit everything in support Sedona’s hometown cultural organization? Sedona Arts Center has the answer in its 2nd Annual 12x 12 Mystery Art Project and Fundraiser taking place in the historic Art Barn. And the public is invited to unlock the creative mysteries. The 12 x 12 Project invites artists and visual communicators from all over to create and donate a 12 by 12 inch work, which will be shown and offered at the event for $250—with proceeds going to support Sedona Arts Center’s programs and operations. Art lovers will find painting, photography, fiber, ceramic, and even sculptural works. What they won’t find is the artist’s signature—keeping an air of mystery for those in attendance.

June 10th, 2016:
Summer Archaeology Film Fest Chocolate: Pathway to the Gods (Sedona Showing)
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited. No reservations.
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is pleased to present a summer of free archaeology films on Friday evenings at 6:30 pm in June, July and August in Sedona and Camp Verde. Chocolate: Pathway to the Gods explores the 3,500 year-old history of this divine substance through ritual and obsession. From Mayan kings who were buried with it, to urban professionals who bathe in it, the film begins in ancient Mesoamerica and journeys throughout time to Europe’s finest chocolate houses where chocolate is still revered as one of mankind’s highest expressions of decadence. Archeological and anthropological revelations expose the sacred realm of cacao and give the viewer a whole new perspective on chocolate.

June 11th, 2016:

Berlin Philharmonic in Cinemas: Wagner and Bruckner Concert. The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to host the big screen premiere of the Berlin Philharmonic in Cinemas at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The Berlin Philharmonic presents a program of Richard Wagner and Anton Bruckner, conducted by Andris Nelsons, on screen in high definition!The concert will include Wagner’s Parsifal: Prelude and Good Fridays Spell and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in D minor.

June 11th, 2016:

Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show. Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the “Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show” featuring Tom Tayback & The Daddy O’s!Recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records. Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more.

June 12th, 2016:

The Three Stars in Munich Concert . The Sedona International Film Festival presents the “The Three Stars in Munich” Concert on Sunday, June 12, featuring three of opera’s most legendary performers: Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.   The superstars of classical music are together for the first time at the Königsplatz, Munich for one night only. They will be joined by special guests Elena Zhidkova and Ildar Abdrazakov.

June 28th, 2016:

Open Mic Night at Vino di Sedona. Come join Vino di Sedona for their open mic night every Saturday starting at 7pm. All musicians, singers and songwriters are invited to participate in open mic night hosted by Dan Rice. All are invited to watch and enjoy the music. Please arrive early if you plan to participate.

See you there,

Ken & Heather.

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