Sedona/Verde Valley Arts & Entertainment

• Sedona International Film Festival
2030 W. 89A
The celebration of independent films draws filmgoers and independent filmmakers from all over the world for a movie extravaganza for more than two weeks each year in late February. Features, documentaries, shorts, animated films and student films all have a place. There are also workshops with industry pros, Q&A’s with the stars and filmmakers and gala events. Throughout the year, SIFF screens a wide variety of limited-release films every week at its very own Mary D. Fisher Community Theatre. SIFF also screens productions from the National Theatre of London and satellite simulcasts of 92nd Street Y Live from NYC programs.

• Sedona Perfomring Arts Alliance
2030 West 89A, Suite B-2A, Sedona, AZ
(928) 282-0549
The Sedona Performing Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts through education, life performance, and artist support serving as a catalyst for community development through quality arts programming. The Alliance hosts performances all around Sedona.

• Sedona Arts Center
15 Art Barn Road, Sedona AZ
Established in 1958, the Sedona Arts Center continues the legacy of its original mission - to give place for artists to learn, work, teach and exhibit. The center offers weekly classes in a variety of media at all levels, from painting and photography to ceramics and sculpture. There are also special workshops and field expeditions. The center includes a Fine Art Gallery, where you will see the largest collection of works by local artists, and a special exhibit gallery. There are juried exhibits for members throughout the year. Located in Uptown Sedona, the Arts Center hosts the annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, PhotoFest and the fund-raiser Loving Bowls.

• Chamber Music Sedona
1487 W. 89A, Sedona, AZ
Chamber Music Sedona has presented venues for world-class musicians for more than 30 years. Classical music ensembles and solo artists have been featured during the season. There is a free concert series in the Sedona Public Library and Concerts for Youth. CMS also hosts the Sedona Winter Music Festival and the Sedona Bluegrass Festival. For opera buffs, the organization brings The MET: Live in HD to the Sedona Performing Arts Center.

• Sedona First Friday Gallery Tour
The Sedona Gallery Association brings together many first-class galleries and studios in promoting the great art community that has developed in Sedona. Each month, the member galleries present the First Friday Gallery Tour. These free tours highlight special artist receptions, new exhibits and events, with light refreshments at every stop. Art lovers can travel to the various locations around the city on a free trolley.

• Encore Theater
6615 S. 179, Village of Oak Creek, AZ
Tuedays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; Marvin Short's Rock & Roll Dreams, 7pm. The newly refurbished Encore Theater is in the Outlets Mall. There is a shuttle from area hotels and resorts.

• Made In Clarkdale
Clark Memorial Clubhouse, 39 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale, AZ
Established in 1986, the Made In Clarkdale Art Show runs for 10 days every December featuring the original art of more than 50 artists, who either live in or work in Clarkdale, with a variety of media including sculpture, visual art, photography, and wearable art in all price ranges. Over the years, MIC has included workshops for school children and performances as well. MIC is an incorporated not-for-profit organization.

• Sedona Visual Artists Coalition
The purpose of the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition is to create a supportive visual arts community, which provides educational, exploratory, and social opportunities. This community of professional and emerging artists from the greater Sedona area work in both 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional art, and encompasses many media: oils, acrylics, watercolor, fiber, wood, glass, clay, metal, film, and mixed media. They sponsor an Open Studios Tour each year. SVAC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)

• Sedona Chamber Ballet Company
60 Bell Rock Plaza, Village of Oak Creek
New on the arts scene in Sedona, the Sedona Chamber Ballet Company partners with Danse Sedona in presenting quality performance opportunities to the area’s accomplished ballet dancers and enhancing the standards of ballet training.

• Verde Valley Voices
Join the power of song. The Verde Valley Voices choir is the largest community choir in Arizona. Led by musical director Beverly Hall and accompanied by pianist Nancy Bright, the VVV is a nonprofit, non-audition choir which exists to promote artistic self-expression through the choral music experience. The choir was formed in 1996 and performed a holiday concert, with about 20 members. For a community our size, its growth is fantastic. President Janet Turner said that, during the past six years, the choir has grown from about 75 members to its current 100-plus membership. The Verde Valley Voices presents two concerts each year. All singers are welcome to participate in this great non-audition group.

• Cottonwood Community Band
Formed in 1990, the Cottonwood Community Band brings together instrumentalists from the Verde Valley and Sedona. Primarily an adult band, members range from high school students with at least minimum skills. It gives musicians a chance to promote musical participation, appreciation and enjoyment in our community and its schools, and to enrich the cultural life through performances. Will Norris as its new conductor. Norris, a French Horn player, has deep experience with numerous brass and wind groups, orchestras and smaller groups as well as having worked as a backup musician for big-name artists when they performed in the Phoenix area including Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Ray Charles, The Carpenters, The Righteous Brothers, Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, and Dinah Shore. The Cottonwood Community Band presents two concerts per year and provides music for community events such as Verde River Days, the Jerome Elks Lodge Flag Day Celebration, the Clarkdale Fourth of July Celebration, and often accompanies the Verde Valley Voices for their Holiday and Spring concerts. New members are always welcomed. The band rehearses on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Mingus Union High School Band Room, 1801 E. Fir Ave. Cottonwood. It is best to park in the parking lot off of Camino Real which is south of Fir Ave.

• El Valle Artists Organization (EVAA)
President: Sue Davis (928) 300-2352
EVAA is a Verde Valley organization begun in 1972 by 10 artists and in 2001 earned the status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization has a current membership base of 90+ visual artists. EVAA also provides volunteers, supplies and financial support to community-based area outreach programs serving children and older adults. They meet the second Thursday August through May, at Evangel Worship Center: Mingus & 14th, Cottonwood from 12:30 p.m. Until approximately 2 p.m.

• Jerome Art Walk
The Jerome Art Walk is an event that has become a tradition throughout the region of Northern Arizona on the first Saturday of every month. A convenient shuttle is provided to take visitors to the galleries and studios, including those located in the Old Jerome High School. Most months will see about 25 galleries and studios open for the event that runs from 5 to 8 p.m. There are always refreshments in the galleries and studios, and it is a great time to meet the artists and mingle with other art lovers. It is an evening event that can be turned into a weekend event. Make a night of it at one of the towns B&Bs or hotels. Try dinner at one of the town’s popular restaurants or stop by one of the historic saloons.

• Sentimental Journey
Arizona’s 16-piece swing band is on a mission to preserve the great Big Band sound of the ‘40s Swing Era and have become one of the most popular dance bands in the Verde Valley. They perform original music and arrangements of favorites from the likes of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Hoagy Carmichael, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Les Brown and many more. Players are from Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Flagstaff, Prescott and other reaches of Northern Arizona.



Sedona Hummingbird Festival, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4, Sedona Red Rock High School

National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug 5., Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde

McGuireville History/ Mystery Tour, Thursdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society

Red Rocks Music Festival, Saturday, Aug. 24, thru Sunday, Sept. 8, Sedona Creative Life Center

Moonlight Madness Street Festival, Saturday, Aug. 31, thru Monday, Sept. 2, Uptown Sedona


Rhythm & Ribs, Friday- Saturday, Sept. 5-6, Cottonwood Kid's Park

Patriot Day, Wednesday, Sept. 11, downtown Camp Verde

Fiesta del Tlaquepaque, Saturday, Sept. 14, Sedona

Thunder Valley Rally, Friday, Sept. 20, thru Sunday, Sept. 22, Cottonwood

Celtic Harvest Festival, Saturday, Sept. 20, Village of Oak Creek

Sedona Airport Day, Saturday, Sept. 20, Sedona

Sedona Wine Festival, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29, Sedona Airport

Verde River Day, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28, Cottonwood

Colonnel's Daughter Competition, Sunday, Sept. 28, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Camp Verde


Sedona Book Festival, Saturday, Oct. 5, Yavapai College-Sedona

Early Setters’ Day, Saturday, Oct. 5, Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Cottonwood

Clarktober Fest, Saturday, Oct. 4, Downtown Clarkdale

Fort Verde Days, Friday, Oct. 11, thru Sunday, Oct. 13, Camp Verde

Jerome Ghost Walk, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12, downtown Jerome

Rhythm & Ribs, Saturday, Oct. 12, Cottonwood

Sedona Arts Festival, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 12-13, Sedona Red Rock High School

Jerome Spook Weekend, Saturday, Oct. 19, Main Street Jerome

Sedona Plein Air Festival, Saturday, Oct. 19, thru Saturday, Oct. 26, Sedona Arts Center

Paint Out on Main Street, Saturday, Oct. 19, Main Street Sedona

Pumpkin Splash, Saturday, Oct. 19, Sedona Swimming Pool

Fall Carnival, Wednesday, Oct. 29, Old Town Activity Park, Cottonwood

Trunk or Treat Main Street, Friday, Oct. 31, Downtown Camp Verde

Kingdom of the Spiders Reunion, Saturday, Oct. 26, Camp Verde

Jerome Fire Dept. Halloween Ball, Saturday, Oct. 26, Spook Hall


Taste of the Verde Valley, Saturday, Nov. 1, Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel, Camp Verde

Dia del los Muertos, Friday, Nov. 1, Tlaquepaque, Sedona

Walkin’ on Main, Saturday, Nov. 9, Old Town Cottonwood

Festival of Trees, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 28-Dec. 6, Tlaquepaque, Sedona

Jerome Lights Up the Mountain, Saturday, Nov. 23, upper park

Zeke Taylor BBQ, Saturday, Nov. 9, Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Cottonwood


Tinsel Town Walk Through Light Display, Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 4-28, Posse Grounds, Sedona

Made In Clarkdale, Friday, Dec. 6, thru Sunday, Dec. 15, Clark Memorial Clubhouse

Sedona Tree Lighting & Santa Visit, Friday, Dec. 6, Uptown Sedona

Cottonwood Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 7, Main Street

Chocolate Lovers' Walk, Saturday, Dec. 6, Old Town Cottonwood

Christmas Craft Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 6, Camp Verde Community Gym

Victorian Christmas at Fort Verde, Saturday, Dec. 7, thru Sunday, Jan. 5, Camp Verde

Candlelight Tours, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 12-13, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Camp Verde

Christmas in the Park, Saturday, Dec, 13, Sedona Heritage Museum

Festival of Lights, Sunday, Dec. 8, Tlaquepaque, Sedona

Holiday Sweet Stroll, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 19-20, Tlaquepaque, Sedona


Sedona Winter MusicFest, Monday-Sunday, Jan. 5-11, Sedona Hilton Resort

Martin Luther King Day March, Monday, Jan. 19, Camp Verde

Sedona Marathon, Saturday, Jan. 31, Start/Finish Navoti Drive


Arts & Crafts American Style, Feb. 8, Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Cottonwood

Buffalo Soldiers & Vintage Baseball, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 15-16, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Camp Verde

Sedona International Film Festival, Saturday, Feb. 22, thru Sunday, March 2, Sedona

MARCH 2015

Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, Tlaquepaque, Sedona

Sedona St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, Saturday March 15, Uptown Sedona

Verde Valley SciTech Festival, Saturday-Sunday, March 21-29, various locations

Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival, Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, Downtown Camp Verde

APRIL 2015

History of the Soldier, Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Camp Verde

Sedona JazzFest, Thursday-Sunday, April 16-19, Sedona Perfomring Arts Center

Brian Mickelson Memorial Marathon & Races, Saturday, April 19, Cottonwood

Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival, Thursday-Sunday, April 24-27, Cottonwood

MAY 2015

Run for the Roses Bootleg Dirty, Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, Old Town Cottonwood

Cinco de Mayo Festival, Saturday, May 2, Tlaquepaque, Sedona

Jerome Historic Home & Building Tour, Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18, Main Street Jerome

Bike MS: Ride the Vortex, Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, Cottonwood

JUNE 2015

Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, June 6, Windmill Park, Cornville

Sedona Bluegrass Festival, Wednesday-Sunday, June 3-7, Los Abrigados Resort, Sedona

JULY 2015

Clarkdale’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July, July 4, downtown Clarkdale

Beaver Creek Independence Day Parade, July 4, Lake Montezuma

Cornfest, Friday-Saturday, July 18-19, downtown Camp Verde





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