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Annual Sedona Events

Upcoming Events

No matter when you visit Sedona, you’ll find exciting happenings from art to music to culture. Enjoy a wide range of outdoor events like the Sedona Marathon and Mountain Bike Festival, celebrate the arts with the Sedona Plein Air Festival and the Sedona Arts Festival, and celebrate the unique—such as the Sedona Yoga Festival and Sedona Hummingbird Festival. Browse a list of signature Sedona events below.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque

Immerse yourself in a colorful fiesta saluting a rich heritage at Tlaquepaque. Take in the festivities while cheering to the music of mariachi musicians, clapping to the steps of Folklorico dancers, and enjoying traditional Mexican food.

Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off

If you like chili, you’ll love this annual fundraiser for The Rotary Club: It’s the Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off. Held on the Saturday of Cinco de Mayo weekend at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, it includes plenty of chilis to try, a bevy of beverages, and more.

ILLUMINATE Film Festival

The world’s premier film festival for conscious cinema, ILLUMINATE is a landmark destination event and centerpiece for conscious content. The festival’s mission is to expand human consciousness through cinema, and is dedicated to spreading enlightened ideas and pushing humanity forward.

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

See thousands of hummingbirds take flight during peak migration at the Sedona Hummingbird Festival. You’ll not only see five-to-seven species, but you can also witness the banding and release of these beautiful birds, hear from a wide field of professionals—including scientists, photographers, gardeners, and rehabilitators—plus much more.

Sedona Star Party

Celebrate Sedona’s dark skies and the chance to view the Summer Milky Way, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and more! Verde Valley astronomers provide telescopes for free viewing and laser-guided constellation tours. Pack a blanket and join in the fun at this community event.

Sedona Winefest

Featuring over 20 wineries from across Arizona, the Annual Sedona Winefest also includes food, entertainment, and vendors galore. And it’s all set against the breathtaking panoramic views of our majestic red rocks.

Sedona Arts Festival

A favorite in the Southwest, this festival showcases 125+ juried artists plus an international guest artist, the Gourmet Gallery, and the KidZone, as well as great food, music, and raffle prizes. Held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, admission to the Sedona Arts Festival supports arts education in our community.

Pumpkin Splash

Head to the Sedona Community Pool for a wonderfully fun and unique event for every age: the great Pumpkin Splash! Gather your family and friends, pack your bathing suits, and pick your pumpkin—right from the pool. Limited to the first 300 people; admission fee includes a pumpkin to take home.

Sedona Plein Air Festival

Each year, some of the best plein-air artists are selected from around the country to participate in the Sedona Plein Air Festival. Watch in awe as they paint from life in the out-of-doors, capturing moments in time that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows, temperature, and shifting elements of Sedona. The festival also includes paint-out events, exhibitions, sales, and an awards gala.

Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

Get an early start on holiday shopping at the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair. Held at the Sedona Heritage Museum, this show offers an excellent variety of hand-made items, ranging from fine art, ceramics, and woodcarvings, to jewelry, home and garden décor, wearable art, cards, and more. Hear direct from the vendors on what inspires them and how they make their pieces. Plus, many of them only do this show—making their items unusual and perfect for unique souvenirs or gifts.

Safe & Fun Trick or Treat

Presented by the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department, this annual free event welcomes ghouls and ghosts with treats at store fronts throughout Uptown Sedona. It also includes a community dance performance and plenty of fun.

The Mural Marigold Project for Dia de Los Muertos

Join us as we create another incredible public mural in the Calle Independencia. Here, visitors and community members can honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and connect with one another through art and public expression. All week the public is invited to paint on the mural.