THINGS TO DO
SEDONA & VERDE VALLEY
To assure Sedona’s sustainability as a natural, spiritual wonder for generations to come, we invite you to join our culture of respect for our environment and way of life by agreeing to these 9 pledge points.
1. The rocks are red and the silence is golden. I vow to respect the natural quiet of Sedona's open spaces and neighborhoods.
2. I will be mindful of Sedona's arid environment by minimizing my water and energy use and I will be extremely careful with fire.
3. I’ll make my own memories, but not my own trails.
4. I won't risk life or limb (human or sapling) for more likes. I won't get killed for a killer photo.
5. When playing outside, I'll be ready for rapid changes in weather and random episodes of magic.
6. Leave No Trace and pack out trash - that includes TP and pup poo!
7. I will discover art in Sedona's galleries rather than making my own. Carving on trees or rocks, stacking stones, or defacing the environment diminishes nature's art.
8. If I can't find a parking spot, I will not invent my own. I will go with the traffic flow, using my turn signal often and my car horn seldom.
9. I’ll be caring and considerate wherever I go, because that's the Sedona way.
Red Rock Recreation Guide
Bike Skills Park
Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road Sedona, AZ 86336
Recent winner of the Outstanding Facility Award 2019.
Where are we now?
The Sedona Bike Park has a Tot Loop, an amazing Pump Park, Flow Trail, Tech Flow Trail, Bump Jump Trail and Dual Slalom track. The Skill Zone and Jump Zone are the remaining projects.
For more info visit: https://www.sedonaaz.gov/your-government/departments/parks-recreation/city-parks/bike-skills-park
Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Show
Bring home a little magic from the Sedona Red Rocks! Come stroll through premier outdoor arts and crafts shows with local and Native artisans. Then savor your visit by bringing home a memorable piece of the Sedona beauty. These events take place every weekend at 3 different locations in the Sedona area. YOU WILL FIND OVER 40 ARTISTS, LIVE MUSIC, GREAT RESTAURANTS ALL IN AN OPEN AIR FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE. (760) 985-7773
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The show location is on the main road into town–the “Gateway of Sedona” Oak Creek Arts and Craft Shows are fun, EZ on the artist, well-advertised and profitable. For more information and for the schedule visit:
Pre-caroling happy hour event
November 28th - 29th
Join us on either November 28th or November 29th from 4-6:30pm for a pre-caroling happy hour event. Enjoy mouthwatering Hors d’oeuvres by John Ramagli of Rotten Johnny’s Pizza, along with select Beer and Wine. Followed by free community wide Christmas Caroling with Deborah Stein of the PLAN B – Quartet.
Cost to attend – $40 per person
Limited to 80 people per day
Sponsored by Rotten Johnny’s Pizza and Sedona Village Partnership
CHECKS PAYABLE TO SEDONA VILLAGE PARTNERSHIP 501(c)(3)
R.S.V.P. via Email to Davidhgill@gmail.com
Mailing Address: 30 Crystal Sky Dr., Sedona, AZ 86361
Made In Clarkdale
December 1, 2022
This annual event features talented area artists working in all media including fine art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and crafts. It’s a great opportunity to find very special one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. The showcase will be open daily from Dec. 1st – 4th, 2022 from 10 am to 5 pm.
The 35th Annual Made in Clarkdale Showcase continues a well-established tradition of sharing the art of our local artists. We hope you will come to support this show and its artists.
Clark Memorial Clubhouse 19 N 9th Street Clarkdale, AZ
Sedona Tree Lighting and Santa Visit
December 2, 2022
Enjoy traditional tree-lighting, refreshments, local holiday entertainment and Santa visits with children. This free event takes place at Tlaquepaque North and is presented by Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Tlaquepaque, Sedona Sounds Dj and the City of Sedona.
5:00 - 5:30 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY Sedona Charter School
5:00 - 7:00 Enjoy Christmas music by Sedona Sounds who will countdown the tree lighting.
5:45 Santa will make his annual appearance and do a meet and greet with all the kids.
Enjoy Free Glitter Tattoos, and Face Painting.
Free Hot Chocolate served courtesy of the Pump House Station.
For more details please visit www.tlaq.com or contact us at email@example.com
North Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village
Verde Valley Open Mic
We meet every other Sunday from 5-8pm at Calavera Mexican Restaurant, 747 S. Main St in Cottonwood. We meet in the party room on the left side of the restaurant.
The performer list will open up at about 4:30.
To keep performers safe, we use single-use disposable microphone covers or if you prefer, you can bring your own mic.
Calavera has great food and drink and we encourage you to enjoy a meal and/or drinks while you are there as the restaurant generously lets us use the room at no cost.
Breakfast with Santa
Sat, December 3rd, 2022
Join us Saturday, December 3rd for the 13th annual Breakfast with Santa. Come enjoy a free pancake breakfast, carols sung by the Red RockAppella chorus, Santa's Stable of famous reindeer and of course, a visit with Jolly St. Nick as he makes a stop in Sedona from the North Pole.
Visits with Santa will take place from 8:00-10:00 am and breakfast will be served from 8:00-9:45 am. The event will take place at The Hub at Posse Grounds Park, 525-B Posse Ground Rd., both inside, and on the outdoor patios; please dress accordingly.
Find up-to-date event info at www.sedonaaz.gov/recevents.
Red Rock Ranger District Volunteer Trail Workdays are coming up in November and December!
Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. Stewardship of the national forests is everyone's responsibility. The national forests and grasslands are there to enjoy because many people have already served to preserve, protect, and improve them. Now you too can help by volunteering.
Contact Trails Manager Kevin Kuhl for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-203-7519.
Bounce and Bike
Join two of Sedona's small business owners for a collaboration unlike any we’ve ever seen.
First, @radicalreboundingsedona owner/creator Rachel will lead us through a rebounding class - jumping on mini trampolines! No experience necessary.
Experience this effective form of movement and groove to a catchy soundtrack together. Neon spandex optional
Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced T-la-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona's Arts & Crafts Village, on of the best things to do in Sedona. Nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona, Tlaquepaque is the most distinctive Sedona shopping experience to be found in the Southwest. Authentically fashioned after a traditional Mexican village, Tlaquepaque, meaning the "best of everything," has been a Sedona landmark since the 1970's. Its vine covered stucco walls, cobble-stoned walkways and magnificent arched entryways give you the feeling that Tlaquepaque has been here for centuries. Tasteful galleries and unique shops live in harmony with its lush natural environment where giant sycamore trees stand in testimony to the care taken in preserving the timeless beauty of the Tlaquepaque grounds. It would be hard to find more beautiful surroundings anywhere to create a shopping experience like no other.
For events and more information visit www.tlaq.com
Sedona Arts Center
Sedona Arts Center is one of Northern Arizona’s most well-established cultural organizations and serves as the creative heart of Sedona. Founded in 1958, the nonprofit organization is based at the Art Barn in Uptown and offers year-round classes, exhibitions, festivals, and cultural events that enhance the creative life of the Verde Valley. Upcoming events visit https:// sedonaartscenter.org/events/
Sedona Arts Center’s Online Classes and Workshops are perfect for students who are interested in taking one of our educational opportunities, but are unable to travel. These learning opportunities provide a well-rounded experience in various visual art mediums.
The Center’s Fine Art Gallery showcases the largest selection in Sedona of artwork by local artists. If you are seeking a rare piece of fine art, a gift of exquisite jewelry, appreciate stunning photography, or looking for a lovely keepsake from your visit to Sedona, the Arts Center has it all. We are currently open seven days per week, Monday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 – 5 pm and by private appointment.
Sedona Art Scene
1st Friday of every month in the Galleries
One the First Friday of every month be a part of the Sedona art scene. Enjoy gallery receptions, music, wine tasting and treats, as you immerse yourself in the work of renowned artists from Sedona and around the world. Meet the artists in -person during these delightful events.
The event is free and runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
15 Art Barn Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
Sedona Public Library and SPL in the Village
3250 White Bear Road
Sedona AZ 86336
Sedona Public Library in the Village
25 West Saddlehorn Road
Sedona AZ 86351
Events may vary according to the season
Story Time in the Park
Join Miss Marcia from Sedona Public Library for stories, fun & more at Sunset Park, 655 Sunset Drive. Recommended for ages 4 - 8, but all ages are welcome. Bring your own blanket.
10:00am - 10:30am | Location: Sunset Park
Visit the website for updates www.sedonalibrary.org
Youth Chess Club
Come and practice your chess strategies on Thursdays at 4:00pm-5:30pm. Dr. B will teach basic chess on the 1st Thursday of the month. Ages 10 -18.
4:00pm - 5:30pm | Location: Si Birch Community Room
Visit the website for updates www.sedonalibrary.org
Spanish Language Conversation Group
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Want to improve your Spanish speaking skills?
Join Sedona Public Library for our Spanish Language Conversation Group! Our Spanish language conversation group takes place every Thursday from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM in the Quiet Study. This group is open to all levels!
Visit the website for updates www.sedonalibrary.org
Verde Valley Archaeology Center
Hikes and Excursions
We are most excited about our augmented reality archaeology sandbox, in which kids of all ages can dig for artifacts and experience the daily life of an archaeologist.
Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturday 10 to 4 - Sundays Noon to 4
Our Native American Heritage Trail and Garden is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Verde Valley Archaeology Center
460 W. Finnie Flat Rd Camp Verde, Arizona
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Tours on Harleys
RENTALS - TOURS - RETREATS - EXPERIENCES
It's The Best and Fastest Way To Get The Wind In Your Hair And See The Incredible Beauty Of Sedona!
*NO SPECIAL LICENSE REQUIRED
Harkins Theatres Sedona 6
For schedules and movies playing at the moment, check Harkins website.
2081 W. Highway 89A Sedona, AZ 86336
Latinos in Sedona !
Everyone that enjoy the latin vibes are welcome too!
Fridays are fun at Dellepiane
8 to 10:30 you can still grab a late bite and have fun!
Located in: The Collective Sedona
7000 AZ-179 C-106, Sedona, AZ 86351
Sound Bites Grill
Arizona’s Best Wine Tasting Event… Every Wednesday with Live Music!
Every Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Sedona’s Best Wine Tasting featuring a dozen wines from our wine cellar to taste. Our wine experts will help answer any questions about the many selections.
YOU… must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the Wineaux Wednesday tasting event. Please remember to drink responsibly!
Live Music at the Oak Creek Brewery
Drum Circle around the Firepit
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The drum circle is back at the Brewery! Although, a little different (for now). It will be held outside, around the fire pit. Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday from 3-6pm. It will not be held if inclement weather.
Enjoy a house made craft brew. We also carry non-alcoholic beverages, and wines, seltzers, ciders, champagne splits and more.
Events and live music Friday - Sunday
2050 Yavapai Drive Sedona, Arizona
Karaoke, DJ at Mooney's Irish Pub
Every Thursday - Saturday
Join in the fun and sing along to your favorite tunes! Prizes awarded for best singer. Delicious food available until late.
Offer live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Thursday night is always Karaoke night
Time: 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Located in: Hillside Sedona Shopping Center
671 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336
Live Music at 89Agave Cantina
Spice up your Saturday evening in Uptown Sedona with live music from Dos Guitars at 89Agave Cantina. The guys take the stage at 5:30pm and will play until 7:30pm.
Grab a seat, order a margarita and sway to the jams!
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
254 N, AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: (928) 282-7200
Steakhouse89 combines classic steakhouse influences with casual sophistication.
Every Tuesday, Grab your Girls & Join us for Ladies Night! Enjoy Happy Hour Specials from 4–6 pm
Tacos & Tequila every Thursday! Enjoy fine tequila and absolutely delicious tacos from 4 to 6 p.m. with live music
Why Limit Happy Hour to just one hour? Join it from 4 to 6 pm for Drink and Food Specials in the Bar, Lounge and Patio.
Join lunch Steakhouse 89 offer a selection of gluten-free options. And bring your furry friend! The patio is dog friendly
Please visit www.steakhouse89.com to make a reservation or call 928-204-2000
Steakhouse89 gift cards make the perfect gift for birthdays, weddings, holidays, corporate gifts and more. #steakhouse89
Monday - Sunday
Hot Yoga facilitates deeper stretching, injury prevention, stress and tension relief, and systematically stimulates and restores health to every muscle, joint, and organ of the body. 60 minutes in the state of the art temperature and moisture controlled studio creates approximately the same amount of perspiration as a 10 kilometer run!.
Stop by the studio any day of the week or visit https://www.sedonahotyoga.com/
for more detail and schedule.
Photographer @leahjoylove Instagram
Inspired Photography in Sedona, AZ! Commemorate your magical experience with an unique photo package.
For more information visit https://leahjoylove.com/
Village Yoga Sedona
Village Yoga supports people on their wellbeing journey through compassionate yoga, creative movement, nourishing partnerships and community connection
Sedona Vista Village
6657 State Route 179 C-1
Sedona, AZ 86351
Yoga Studio in Sedona
Sun Moon Studio aspires to offer a loving, healing, and nurturing community, where all aspects of the space are managed in high integrity and in alignment with our mission.
We offer classes and events for the mind, body, and spirit.
2050 Yavapai Dr Suite 3A
Sedona, AZ 86336
PULSE PILATES & FITNESS
In Pilates, success often depends on the teacher. Rima Borgogni, founder of Pulse Pilates, brings a lifetime passion for fitness combined with 25 years of training with some of the best Pilates teachers of today, like Lolita San Miguel and Kathi Ross Nash.
Pulse Pilates studio has every piece of Pilates equipment, so exercises can be adapted to different level of fitness or physical limitations.
Don't let physical limitations stop you. Whether a private or a group class, you will find something that suits your fitness level and your body's requirements.
50 Stutz Bearcat
Sedona, AZ 86336
Jeep Tours in Sedona
Offers you a variety of excursions to explore this beautiful land. Each tour provides you with knowledgeable, safe, and experienced guides to teach you about of the history of the area and identify natural habitats., We have a tour for everyone!. Go on a rugged off-road adventure into the Western canyonlands, climb the scenic mountains, or experience the magic of a Sedona’s Vortex energy. Explore the incredible red rock formations and the secrets they hold.
Come experience the natural side of Sedona Arizona!
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Verde Ranch RV Resort
Only 40 minutes from Sedona, Verde Ranch RV Resort features 389 RV sites, 16 vacation rental cabins and 10 glamping experiences!
Our activity calendar is jam-packed for the summer. Activities include pool parties, food trucks, custom tie dye souvenirs, yoga classes, arts & crafts, trivia nights, wine and beer tastings, paint & sip nights and so much more.
Through September 30, 2022, use promo code SEDONA for 10% off your nightly RV, cabin or glamping rate. Call 928-852-7294 or visit www.verderanchrvresort.com/ sedona to make your reservation. We can’t wait to welcome you!
The Science Vortex, one block from Old Town Cottonwood, is now open for play and exploration on the weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 1 pm.
Admission: $5 per person, $15 max per family
Families are welcome every Thursday to design, create, and collaborate! Try out sewing, animating, programming, inventing, and more!
Every Thursday, 4:30-6:00
301 N Willard St Room 202, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Wildlife Park and Zoo in Camp Verde, Arizona
Come visit us and live a unique and amazing experience with wild animals in their most natural environment. It has several performances and live shows, enjoy "Tiger Splash" an improvised game session with some of their big cats, you can also learn from their natural environment, it is a great opportunity for the young and old of the family, ride on your own African Bush Safari Tour, included with general admission and feed the giraffes and other animals. Add a little sizzle to your general admission park adventure with a thrilling ride down the Racing Raptor zip line and other attractions in the park.
Giant Snake Show
African Bush Safari
A Day in the West
All Daily Shows
Wild West Horse Back
Creature Feature ... and more!
Open Monday to Sunday
From 9:30 - 5 pm
Buy your tickets online now
Get tickets straight to your phone. Instant confirmation.
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Go Bananas Schedule for Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas with a variety of toppings. We have Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate & Vegan Chocolate. Here’s where you can get your banana.
Pitas and Bananas! Jan 7th & 8th 12p-7p we will be serving our Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas and The Funky Pita will be serving their Funky Pitas!
3420 E SR 89A, Cottonwood
Go Bananas accepts cash, card, Apple and Android Pay and Venmo.
Canoe and Kayak Launch:
White Bridge Located across from the Verde Ranger Station on Highway 260, this site has picnic facilities and is the most popular boat launch for float trips to Beasley Flat.
Beasley Flat This site marks the beginning of the Wild & Scenic stretch of the Verde River which is recommended only for experienced boaters. Float trips take out here, and there are picnic facilities and a nature trail.
Clear Creek Though boaters can put in or take out here, this is not a very good boat launch. The access to the river is steep and slippery, and parking is limited.
Black Canyon A popular fishing spot, and a fun place to splash around on an inner tube!
Fishing, wading and picnicking:
Verde River Guide (&, 928 KB PDF) Please plan ahead, be prepared, and practice Leave No Trace ethics to leave the Verde just as you find it for those who come after.
Splash pad open from 10 am to 6 pm
May through September
Pickleball and Tennis court | open all the year
Basketball court | open all the year
For more information visit www.sedonaaz.gov/parks
Fishing in the Verde Valley
Oak Creek is one of Arizona's most beautiful classic trout streams. Lush vegetation and gorgeous scenery backdrop an incredible fishery flowing downstream through a deep canyon gorge. The stream is stocked year round with Rainbow trout, but is also home to some beautiful carry-over and wild Rainbows, as well as some big wary wild Brown Trout that date back to the early 1900's and Zane Grey. If you're looking for the most beautiful place to fly fish in Arizona, this is it!.
The Verde River is one of Arizona's only two Wild and Scenic Rivers, yet it remains relatively undiscovered as a recreational resource. That doesn't mean this clear desert stream has little to offer. It's an excellent place to fish for a number of species including trout, which the Arizona Game and Fish Department has begun stocking on a put and take basis. The Verde is also becoming more and more popular for recreational boating. Some stretches provide scenic canoeing among long pools and manageable riffles. Other sections become exciting whitewater runs during the spring snowmelt or after late summer thunderstorms.
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Visit the community garden in the Village. The school district has a raised bed with plants growing in it.
The Community Garden is located at Big Park Community School on the baseball diamond on the north playground. This diamond, known as Doug Colletti’s Field of Dreams, is now a Field of Greens. Working with our location partner, the Sedona Oak-Creek Unified School District, we have created an opportunity to provide a community service that strengthens health, nature, life skills, and creates an atmosphere of cooperation and togetherness.
Sedona Community Pool
Enjoy spectacular Red Rock views while in our aquamarine oasis! The pool is located at 570 Posse Ground Road behind the West Sedona School.
Amenities include: 4' - 7' depth, water slide, and deck water feature. Dependent on the time of year, the following programs are offered:
Adult Lap Swim - All 8 lanes (75’) available during lap swim hours. Lanes are shared use. Swimmers are encouraged to circle swim.
Adult Short Lanes - Adult lap swimming during aqua fitness class; 4 lanes (62' length) available in deep end of pool running vertically with no markings. No backstroke or flip turns allowed. Lanes are shared use. Swimmers are encouraged to circle swim.
Recreation Swim - All ages, recreation and lap swim (limited to 2 - 75' lanes) combined. Swim area and water slide for children/families to play. Small play fountain area for kids. Children 11 years of age and younger must pass a basic swim test in order to use the slide or swim in the deep end of the pool.
Verde Valley Wine
Page Springs Cellars
Scenic vineyard offering a tasting room, bistro & guided tours, plus yoga & massage sessions
Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery
Live Music & Events
Considered a family-friendly winery in Oak Creek Vineyards, so bring the whole team, including kids and fur babies, to enjoy the wines, views, and beautiful weather that a Sedona winery has to offer.
Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
You will be guided on a private tour of the Javelina Leap Estate Vineyard & Winery by one of our award winning Winemakers.
You will learn about the unexpected history of Arizona wine and the intimate old world style we use to make wine here at Javelina Leap. We will finish with a tasting straight from one of our premium barrels.
Contact Lucas Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 928-300-3662.
The Hike House
Are you looking for a vertical challenge, a family hike, hidden swimming pools, unmatched vistas and photo opportunities, or just a relaxing walk? Perhaps you want to learn about our geology, archeology, plants, animals, and the local heritage and culture?
Visit the hiking experts in Sedona at:
The Hike House
431 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86336
Hours of Operation
All ages and skill levels welcome. Sedona artist La La provide the hoops, or you can bring your own.
La La is a Flow Artist and massage therapist
*Fire dancing and Led performance
*hula hoop workshops
For more info contact La La
or visit her blog
Local Area Links - Sedona Arizona
Sedona Arts Center
https://sedonaartscenter.org/ - The Sedona Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide arts education and establish an appreciation of the arts which will emphasize Sedona as an artistic community and facilitate artists' development. Karen Ely, Executive Director, PO Box 569 Sedona, AZ 86339 USA 928-282-3809 Email: email@example.com
City Of Sedona
https://www.sedonaaz.gov/ - This is the official government website for the City of Sedona.
Visitor Center is at 331 Forest Road. Staff and volunteers will assist visitors every day 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LIVE CHAT (see the Chat Now bubble in the lower right corner of your screen)
City Hall Hours
Due to COVID-19, in general, City offices are open for in-person services from 8 am to noon, Monday through Thursday. Appointments can be made outside of these hours as well. Read about what days City Hall is closed for holidays here.
City Hall Main Number
Experience Sedona - the Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Chamber of Commerce offers a visual taste of wonderous sights that await you in Sedona, Arizona.
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