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Sedona Arts Festival will return Oct. 7-8

Held against the backdrop of Sedona’s breathtaking red rock vistas, the Sedona Arts Festival will present its 27th annual fine art festival on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.  Attracting artists from across the country, this renowned festival will showcase a diverse line up of 125 juried artists as well as live music,… Read More →

Sedona’s Secret 7 Campaign highlights lesser-known experiences


The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is launching Sedona’s Secret 7, an innovative campaign that reveals hidden trails and locations throughout Red Rock Country. The campaign gives even frequent Sedona visitors more reasons to return and extend their stay by providing a list of unfamiliar locations. The goal is to move visitors away… Read More →

Hummingbird Festival coming to Sedona July 28-30

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Sedona residents and visitors alike will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the enchanting and beguiling world of hummingbirds during the Sedona Hummingbird Festival, July 28-30.  Presented by the International Hummingbird Society and held at the Sedona Performing Arts Center and various spots around Sedona, the Sixth Annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival will fascinate… Read More →

Amara Spa in Sedona utilizes ancient Ayurvedic wellness techniques

For more than 5,000 years, millions have embraced Old World Ayurvedic techniques and now, these ancient treatments are re-surfacing at Amara Spa and in the modern-day spa world. Nestled amongst the red rocks of Sedona, Ariz., Amara Spa is one of the first in the state to embrace these venerable methods by introducing a new… Read More →

Miracle of Mariposa set For June 24 at Mariposa in Sedona

Sedona Chef Lisa Dahl will host a celebration of Latin music, performance, cuisine and wine at her newest restaurant, Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, during “Miracle of Mariposa” set for June 24 at Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill in Sedona. In celebration of the restaurant’s second anniversary and benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, the evening… Read More →

Roads across Arizona experience growing pains

Mayor Sandy Moriarty is used to getting these messages: frustrated emails from residents blaming Sedona’s traffic problems on tourists, asking the city to stop marketing to them. Occasionally, she’ll pick up an angry call with similar exasperated “rants.” This small town of 10,000 people attracts 2.8 million annual visitors, according to Arizona Department of Transportation… Read More →

Passes for 23rd Sedona International Film Festival on sale

by in Experience AZ Magazine

More than 1,200 films submitted for consideration are being reviewed and scored for a coveted screening among the more than 160 films to be selected for the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 18-26 in magnificent Sedona, Arizona. Three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Festival with a performance on Saturday,… Read More →

Chef Lisa Dahl hosts Jordan Winery for Winemaker Dinner

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Before moving to Sedona, Chef Lisa Dahl called Marin County, just outside of Sonoma’s Alexander Valley wine region, her home for many years. On Thursday, Nov. 3, Dahl will bring a little taste of home to her Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill when she hosts CEO John Jordan of the Jordan Vineyard and Winery for a… Read More →

Hike, wine and dine amidst Sedona’s fall colors at Mariposa

by in Experience AZ Magazine

With Northern Arizona’s fall foliage in full bloom during the last few weeks of October, Sedona’s most talked-about restaurant Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill offers leaf peepers a new way to experience the season in Sedona. Perched atop a scenic bluff overlooking Mount Wilson, Mariposa is located just steps from the Adobe Jack Trailhead, creating the… Read More →

Arizona Forward honors environmental excellence

Deemed a “building of the future,” Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP. Jurists praised the facility as among the greenest building of its kind in the world. Arizona Forward celebrated the 36th anniversary of its historic program… Read More →

Amara Spa first to offer ‘gem water’ in Arizona

The age-old tradition of infusing water with gems dates back thousands of years, but as of late, it’s taking the spa world by storm. Nestled amongst the red rocks of Sedona, Ariz. Amara Spa is the first in the state to introduce VitaJuwel gem water to its storefront, and they can barely keep it in… Read More →

AOT awards Sedona nearly $100K in contest


Arizona destinations and partners, including the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, met at the annual Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism hosted by the Arizona Office of Tourism to strengthen, educate and enhance the industry. For the first time ever, the Arizona Office of Tourism created a “Grand Pitch” contest, which awarded the best… Read More →

Arizona resorts offer hot staycation deals

The Boulders Resort & Spa

Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So if you need a summer getaway, why not save money and take advantage of staycation deals? Forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that… Read More →

Sedona Hummingbird Festival returns in July

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As Hummingbirds make their pilgrimage to southern Mexico for the winter, the International Hummingbird society is hosting the fifth annual Hummingbird Festival in Sedona. The July 29-31 event will be hosted at the Sedona Performing Arts Center and at various spots around Sedona, featuring lectures from hummingbird experts from across the country. Tickets are available… Read More →