Sedona February Events
Author: Antoniya Zorluer
| February 1, 2016
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We’re happy to welcome you as our guest in Sedona Suite in February! If you’re staying longer and looking for something to do, here is a list of the most interesting events in Sedona in February:
February 5 – February 10
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of The 2016 Oscar Documentary Shorts Programs Feb. 5-10 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Now an annual film festival tradition, Sedona audiences will be able to see all of the short documentary films nominated for Academy Awards before the Oscar telecast in late February.
February 5 – 11
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “A Perfect Day” — starring Tim Robbins and Benicio del Toro — showing Feb. 5-11 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. It’s just another day on the job for a band of war zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war’s absurdities. The setting is 1995, “somewhere in the Balkans.”
Make a night of it in Jerome!Take a short ride to Jerome on the first Saturday of the month for the First Saturday Art Walk and add in dinner at one of Jerome’s great restaurants, some wine tasting at any of several tasting rooms, and of course some shopping at in the many boutiques and shops in town. There is plenty of free parking available, and the convenient shuttle will whisk you to the 25+ galleries and studios that participate.
February 12 – 14
This delectable affair is one of the most popular Verde Canyon Railroad events. It blends the rich flavors of everything sweet with magnificent vistas of raw, unspoiled nature.Offered on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday, February 12, 13 or 14, 2016 the confectionary celebration fills each car with intoxicating scents and tasty chocolate pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies. Fruit, pretzels and marshmallows are ready to be dunked into free-flowing chocolate fountains. Share these mouthwatering desserts while enjoying the delicious scenery.
Historic “Old Town” Cottonwood is the hot new dining and entertainment district in the Verde Valley. The Second Saturday Art Walk is just another reason to make sure you experience it while you are here in the Verde Valley.On the second Saturday of each month, the art galleries, wine tasting rooms, and restaurants gear up to give you a good time with art exhibitions, music and entertainment, and great food from 6pm – 9pm in the vibrant new Old Town.
Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The escarpment is over 200 miles long and ranges in elevation from 2,000 to 3,000 feet. Millions of years of erosion has caused the rim to recede over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona.Join knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on our trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today.
February 19 – February 27
Festival Highlights: Reunion of “American Graffiti” Actors, Screening of Film; Mike Farrell and Shelley Fabares; A Tribute to Gene Kelly, New James Franco Films and More!The Grammy Award-winning rock/pop band Chicago will open the 22nd annual Sedona International Film Festival with a benefit concert on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, kicking off nine days of 160 documentaries, features, shorts, Academy Award nominees and specialty films, Feb. 20-28, 2016.
Are you interested in learning some basic tricks to watercolor painting? Red Rock State Park will be hosting Cathy Stedman for our ongoing series on the basics of watercolor painting. This will be an introductory to intermediate class. The series will cover the basics to watercolor painting-providing instruction and techniques with a theme each month. Our February theme will be Winter Birds. Cathy Stedman, a Sedona local, has been teaching watercolor since 1997. She has studied with several well-known artists…
Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennium. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Now for the first time, filling a gap in the natural and cultural interpretation programs, an archaeology hike will add this experience for park visitors. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park!
On Saturday and Wednesday mornings, bird enthusiasts join a naturalist for a guided walk appropriate for beginner and advanced birders. The walks begin at 9AM. Please arrive a little early to join the leader on the viewing deck above the visitor center. Please bring your own binoculars. There is no charge for the guided bird walk, but park entrance fees do apply.If birding on your own, the Hummingbird Patio is an excellent spot to start your tour. Another good viewing point is the Visitor Center roof.…
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