2017 Sedona Annual Events

Annual Celebration

Sedona offers a rich array of events and festivals that feature world-class performers and entertainers. See below a list of various events & plan your trip to make the most of your Sedona visit.


October 7-8, 2017:

SEDONA ARTS FESTIVAL – 27th annual festival: 125 artists from across the country, KidZone art activities, Gourmet Gallery, International Guest artist, live music, food, and more! On the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School. $10 in advance; $12 at the gate, 12 and under are free. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

October 21, 2017:

PUMPKIN SPLASH – Join your friends at the best pumpkin patch in Sedona. On October 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., the Sedona Community Pool will be home to pumpkins ready for the picking. This unique event is fun for all ages. Pumpkin Splash is limited to the first 300 people. Everyone entering the pool facility, adults and children alike, must pay a $5 entry fee. Tickets go on sale October 9. This entry fee includes a pumpkin to take home.

SEDONA MAIN STREET PAINT OUT – From 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., see and interact with 30 nationally recognized Plein Air Artists along sidewalks and plazas in Uptown Sedona, each completing a painting in 2 hours. Free event sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program and presented with Sedona Arts Center.

October 31, 2017:

31st ANNUAL SAFE AND FUN TRICK OR TREAT – In Uptown Sedona, October 31 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., merchants welcome ghouls and ghosts at storefronts for treats! Costume contests by age group; community dance performance. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program plus Costume Contest in partnership with City of Sedona.


December 1-31, 2017:

HOLIDAY CENTRAL SEDONA – Sedona transforms into a red rock winter wonderland for the entire month of December with events, festivals, and entertainment sure to enchant everyone. Discover the perfect destination for families and friends to celebrate the holiday season, make memories and create new traditions – all in the most beautiful place on Earth.

December 1, 2017:

SEDONA’S TREE LIGHTING & SANTA VISIT – On Friday, December 1, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Plaza in Uptown, enjoy the Tree-lighting, refreshments, local entertainment and Santa visits with children. Free event presented by Sedona Main Street Program, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and City of Sedona.

December 2, 2017:

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Sedona Parks and Recreation is pleased to bring to you for the seventh year running, our Breakfast with Santa event. After breakfast, children can enjoy making winter crafts, as well as sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents, don’t forget to bring your camera! This event is free, so come for the pancakes (and more), come for the crafts and most of all, come to see Santa Claus! At The Hub located in Posse Grounds Park. Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

December 2-3, 2017:

THE NUTCRACKER – The Phoenix Ballet and Sedona Chamber Ballet will present breathtaking performances of The Nutcracker on December 2-3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a Nutcracker production with professional sets, costumes and, most importantly, internationally acclaimed, award winning dancers.