October Summer Events

It's Fall Festival time in Sedona.  October is, hands down, the best month to visit Sedona.  The days are warm and the leaves are changing colors. The weather is perfect for strolling through the Sedona Art festival, listening to the sounds of Jazz on the Rocks or for meeting local authors at the Sedona Book Festival.  When you call to reserve your room at Sedona's preferred Boutique Inn ask for more information on the many activities throughout the month of October.

 

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SEDONA.

OCT 1-3

Sedona - Tlaquepaque

Expand your knowledge of the holiday through the beauty and creativity of Ofrenda installations by joining and making a personal offering for those special friends, family members or even pets that might be missed, free, http://www.tlaq.com

OCT 13
Met: Live in HD – Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore
Sedona - Sedona Performing Arts Center

The Elixir of Love is one of the greatest comic gems in opera, quack salesman, fake love potions, rich girl, poor boy and lots of mixed up communication, 10 am, 928-204-2415 or http://www.SedonaOpera.org

OCT 13
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OCT 14
22nd Annual Sedona Arts Festival & Artist Invitational
Sedona - Red Rock H.S

150 new and returning fine artists from across the country, live entertainment, Kidzone, food and this year features the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition, $8-10, Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 4 pm, 928-204-9456 or http://www.SedonaArtsFestival.org

OCT 14
Red Mud Run
Sedona - Posse Grounds

 A 2.7 mile run through the park with obstacles, ending in a giant mud pit, following the run is the MudPuppy Splash, 9:45 am, 928-282-7098 orhttp://www.SedonaAZ.gov/Parks or http://www.madmudrun.com/

OCT 14
Red Mud Run
Sedona - Posse Grounds

 A 2.7 mile run through the park with obstacles, ending in a giant mud pit, following the run is the MudPuppy Splash, 9:45 am, 928-282-7098 orhttp://www.SedonaAZ.gov/Parks or http://www.madmudrun.com/

OCT 14
Red Mud Run
Sedona - Posse Grounds

 A 2.7 mile run through the park with obstacles, ending in a giant mud pit, following the run is the MudPuppy Splash, 9:45 am, 928-282-7098 orhttp://www.SedonaAZ.gov/Parks or http://www.madmudrun.com/

OCT 16
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Collaborative Event
Sedona - Sedona Performing Arts Center

Verde Valley Sinfonietta, sponsored by the Verde Valley Sinfonietta and Sedona International Film Festival, $15, 18 years or younger is free with a paid adult, 7 pm, 928-282-3066 or http://www.VerdeValleySinfonietta.org

OCT 20
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OCT 27
8th Annual Plein Air Festival
Sedona - Main Street in Uptown

Main Street in Uptown Sedona, see nationally and locally recognized Plein Air artists creating paintings of their surroundings in the open air, visit with more than 20 artists in action along the sidewalks and in courtyards and plazas, free, 928-204-2390 or 928-282-3809 or  http://www.sedonaartscenter.com

OCT 20
Paint Out on Main Street
Sedona

View nationally and locally recognized Plein Air Artists creating paintings of their surroundings in the open air all along “Main Street” 20 artists in action along the sidewalks and in courtyards and plazas, part of Sedona Art Center’s week long Plein Air Festival, free, 1:30-4 pm, http://www.sedonamainstreet.com

OCT 27
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OCT 28
Art & Craft Show
Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona

Between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 orhttp://www.bellrockartshows.com/

OCT 27
Met: Live in HD – Verdi’s Othello
Sedona - Sedona Arts Center

Jealous King, treacherous ‘friend’, beautiful Queen, murder and suicide make up this Shakespearean tragedy, 10 am, 928-204-2415 or http://www.SedonaOpera.org

OCT 29
Moonlight Hike
Sedona - Red Rock State Park

A naturalist-led interpretive program, enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, 5 pm, last hike of the season, wear suitable clothing and shoes, reservations required, 928-282-6907 or http://www.azstateparks.com

OCT 31
26th Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treating in Uptown
Sedona

Uptown merchants welcome all good ghouls and ghosts, decorated storefronts and costumed characters hand out treats, free, 5-8 pm, http://www.sedonamainstreet.com    

 

FLAGSTAFF

OCT 4
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OCT 7
Grand Canyon/Sedona Corvette Tour
Flagstaff

3-day guided tour begins in Flagstaff, includes Grand Canyon National Park, limited to Corvettes 1953 to 2012, 928-527-8388 or http://www.BloomingtonGoldTours.com

OCT 6
4th Annual Flagstaff Oktoberfest
Flagstaff - Wheeler Park

A beer tent with beer and wine provided by Nackard Bottling Company, rockin’ music line-up on the stage, benefits Northern Arizona Food Bank, $2 or 2 cans of food, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-606-7600 or http://flagstaffoktoberfest.com/

OCT 10
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OCT 14
10th Annual Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater

A series of screenings, offers independent documentary films,  topics range from indigenous studies, extreme sports, international topics and environmental issues, 928-556-1580 or http://www.flagstaffmountainfilms.org/

OCT 13
13th Annual Soulstice Mountain Trail Run
Flagstaff - Sunset Trailhead

10K ultra/trail, 11.5 mile Ultra/Trail, high-altitude cross-country footrace along forest service road and forest trail with course elevation between 7900 and 8800 ft., two loops in a figure-8, 8 am, 928-600-3685 or http://www.natra.org orhttp://www.arizonaroadracers.com

OCT 13
History Series at Lowel Observatory
Flagstaff - Lowell Observatory

We celebrate Arizona’s centennial with a series of programs highlighting the unique contributions Lowell Observatory has made to the scientific heritage of the state, tonight The Story of Big Red, the nickname for Percival Lowell’s 1911 Stevens-Duryea, a vehicle he used for travel around northern Arizona,  the car was taken away from the Observatory and then rediscovered a half century later, http://www.lowell.edu

OCT 20
Tannahill Weavers
Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts
OCT 20
Orionid Meteor Shower
Flagstaff - Lowell Observatory

An indoor program at 7 pm that will focus on meteor showers such as the upcoming Orionids, also observe breathtaking objects through telescopes and enjoy exciting multimedia programs, 5-9:30 pm, http://www.lowell.edu

OCT 26
Carlos Bonell
Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts

One of  today's most celebrated guitarists, presented by the Grand Canyon Guitar Society, $18-20, 7 pm, 928-213-0752 or http://www.CanyonGuitar.org

OCT 27
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OCT 28
9th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente
Flagstaff - Museum of Northern Arizona

For Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, transforming grief into celebration, this ritual pays homage to the lives of lost loved ones by inviting them back to enjoy their favorite music, and foods and to honor their contributions in life, families bring ofrendas (alters) from their homes to share in a courtyard exhibit, illuminated by candles and luminarias, $4-7, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-774-5213 or http://www.musnaz.org 

 

COTTONWOOD

OCT 6

Great Arizona Grape Stomp
Cottonwood

A series of 5K Fun Runs that will take place across the state, benefitting the Arizona Wine Growers Association, a fun way to make a tour across Arizona enjoying the fresh air, beautiful, unique landscape and tasting some fabulous wines, $35, 8 am, orhttp://www.arizonawine.org/ or http://www.AZGrapeStomp.com

OCT 13
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OCT 14
AZ Jr. Rodeo
Cottonwood - Fairgrounds

AZ Jr. Rodeo –Fairgrounds, http://www.arizonajuniorrodeo.com

OCT 20
14th Annual Sedona Century Bike Tour
Cottonwood

Benefits the Old Town Mission in historic Old Town Cottonwood, 40 miles or metric century through beautiful red rocks, river crossings, desert views, and historic Arizona sites, 928-284-1242 or http://www.sedonacentury.com

OCT 27
Walk for Life & Verde Valley Life Run
Cottonwood

Easy-to-moderate 5K and 10K race courses along with the 3.5 mi. urban walking route, mountains, rivers and streams, rugged canyons, serene deserts, and the incomparable red rock country surround your senses, 7 am,http://www.verdeliferun.org

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