Start Planning your visit to Sedona, AZ

Start planning your visit during these popular festivals and celebration in the red rocks! For those focused on health, wellness and outdoor activities there is the Sedona Marathon, Sedona Yoga Festival, Mountain Bike Festival and the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival.

Wine lovers will enjoy both the Sedona Wine Festival in September and the Verde Valley Wine Festival in May. Cinema buffs will not want to miss the Sedona International Film Festival. There is also the Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona Plein Air Festival, and Open Studios Tour! And lets not forget about the great Heritage Festivals at the Museum of Northern Arizona!  Just click the read more button below and find all the great festivals and special events taking place in Sedona, Arizona and the surrounding areas.

Book your rooms, schedule your tours and make your dining reservations! Our town will be busy during these festivals, so you don’t want to wait… everything fills up quickly! If you would like to stay at the Sky Rock Inn of Sedona we highly suggest making your reservations soon! Make sure to check our Sedona Hotel Deals Page, save  money on your lodging with us and enjoy some fun in the red rocks!


October Festivals

SVAC Fall Open Studios Tour
October 2021
What a unique opportunity to meet the artists and gain a first-hand view of their creative processes. This free, self-guided event is an annual celebration of the arts and artists in the greater Verde Valley. The weekend event is a free, self-guided tour allowing visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with artists in their daily work spaces. To see a full listing of participating artists please visit the SVAC website.

Sedona Airport Family Fun Day
October 2, 2021
Sedona Airport will host an open house and family fun day. Many aircraft will be on display, vintage airplanes, new, hi-tech aircraft, war birds, and more. Get all the details from Visit Sedona.

Verde Canyon Railroad – “Ales on Rails”
Every Train Day from September 17th  – October 31st, 2021
Join the Oktoberfest celebration at the Verde Canyon Railroad! The will be great selection of Arizona craft beers, ranging from light and summery Kolsch to high-octane lagers and IPAs. Enjoy coppery-red and Scotch ales to dark stouts and chocolate porters. Ales on Rails features an optional lunch of German delights. The party continues on-board where beers may be purchased during the Fall Colors Tour. On board enjoy the Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-label beers from Sedona’s Oak Creek Brewing Company. For more information or to purchase tickets to ride aboard the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

18th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente :: A Lively Celebration of the Day of the Dead
October 2021
Celebrate Mexican cultural traditions at the 14th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente, a lively Day of the Dead festival. Rooted in community, this weekend-long event is presented in partnership with Flagstaff’s Nuestras Raices. Don’t miss fine art and unique crafts, music and dancing, colorful and elaborate ofrendas (altars), insightful heritage programs and Day of the Dead inspired crafts for the kids. To learn more about the Heritage Program Festival or to learn more about the museum please visit the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Annual Day of the Dead Event at Tlaquepaque
October 30, 2021
A Celebration of Life and Remembrance Day of the Dead now in its 11th year, has become Tlaquepaque’s most exciting annual events, attracting visitors of all ages to come together to celebrate our ancestors and those who have come before us. To learn more visit Tlaquepaque’s website.

All About the Arts

25th Annual Fall Artist Show
October 1, 2021
Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art presents 25 master artists and the complete collections coming together to celebrate the gallery’s 25th anniversary. The gallery invites you to explore an abundance of new creations showcased across 20,000 square-feet of art display during this three-weekend event. Collectors worldwide have recognized Exposures as “one of the largest and most unique galleries in the world.” Get all the details at Exposures International’s website.

30th Annual Sedona Arts Festival
October 9, 2021
You will not want to miss this festival! Artists from across the US showcasing their exquisite work in a variety of mediums. You will find Ceramics, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, and Glass. In addition to Photography, Drawing, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Metal, and Painting!  There is also a popular KidZone that is all about creative fun and inspiration. You will also find a Gourmet Gallery, your one-stop shop for locally made yummy treats! For more information or to order your tickets online please visit

Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 23 – 30, 2021
Be inspired and experience master artists painting in the Shangri-La of the Southwest! Sedona is a stunningly beautiful environment steeped in art history. The Festival takes place during the best weather week of the year! Come and celebrate the creativity of the artists. Enjoy receptions, exhibitions, and lectures. Collect your next masterpiece at Sedona Plein Air Festival! For more information, a list of workshops and a schedule of free events during this festival please visit the Sedona Plein Air Festival.

November Festivals

Mountain Bike Festival
November 12 – 14, 2021
The one time only Fall Sedona Mountain Bike Festival! Enjoy the stunning scenery of Sedona and the trails that have been featured in countless press write-ups! Experience three days of unmatched red rock riding. In addition to the great biking trails, there will be a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, and Shuttled Rides! Also a Beer Garden, and great Bands for your enjoyment!  For more information and to stay up to date and in the loop please visit the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival.

For a full list of all events in Sedona, visit the events calendar of