Summertime in Sedona – and the Calendar is Full!
Visit Sedona this summer for family fun, inspiring events, fantastic festivals, and more!
Summer starts early in Sedona, late May actually with a new event, the Red Rock Rumble 5-Mile Trail Run in beautiful Red Rock State Park. This is presented by Sedona Running Company in cooperation with Red Rock State Park on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 7:00 am. For more information click here or call 928.282.6956.
The Sedona PhotoFest is June 14–16, 2019 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. It is a series of educational and inspiring presentations on photographic technique, use of digital software and personal artistic perspectives from some of the top photographers in the country. Sedona Photofest is proudly owned and organized by local photographers Kelli Klymenko and Jordan Reece. Visit http://www.sedonaphotofest.org/ for additional information, or call 928.282.3809.
Fun for the entire family is at the Sedona 4th of July Wet Fest from noon – 4:00 pm. Spend your day with music, swimming, and water slide fun all surrounded by the spectacular red rocks, at the Community pool (570Posse Ground Rd). Then head out to your favorite fireworks show at night. This event is free of charge (food not included). The pool opens at 12 pm for free recreation swim and just outside the pool gate will be vendors and fun water games to help you beat the heat. Parking is available in the West Sedona School parking lots. 928.282.7098.
Sedona Star Party is August 2, 2019. Join in and celebrate Sedona’s dark skies 7:00 – 9:30 pm! This free community event will give visitors and residents the chance to view the Summer Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, and more! The astronomers of the Verde Valley will provide telescopes for free viewing and laser-guided constellation tours. Mark your calendar, bring a blanket, and join the fun community! (Sorry, no dogs allowed ?).
The beloved Sedona Hummingbird Festival is back this year! Celebrate the peak hummingbird population August 2 – 4, 2019. There will be entertainment and educational presentations, tours of gardens and hotspots, a hummingbird/nature “shopping mall,” banding demonstrations and birding trips; all sponsored by the International Hummingbird Society, Sedona Hummingbird Society, and are made possible in part by grants from the City of Sedona, as well as support from the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.
Members of the Sedona Arts Center will be selling and exhibiting their work from August 2 – 23, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the established and eclectic, raved-about local artists and maybe even find a treasure or two to take home! 928.282.3809.
August 20-24, 2019: The Voilà Tour puts together “A French Experience” with music, singing, paintings, gastronomy, and wine. The “Voilagers,” recognized talented professional artists,
traveling all the way from France, to perform at many kinds of events at numerous and diversified venues (concerts, exhibitions, workshops…). Voilà Touris designed to be a great opportunity to share and learn from the two different cultures. Voilà Tour is fun, artistic and tasty!