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Campfire and smoking restrictions for the  

ENTIRE Coconino and Kaibab National Forests are now in effect.

Under Stage 1 restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are only allowed in the specific developed recreation sites listed below.  The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles or buildings or in the listed developed recreation sites.  Using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are clear of flammable materials.

Developed recreation sites on the Red Rock Ranger district where campfires, wood stove and charcoal fires will be allowed include:

  • Cave Springs Campground
  • Chavez Group Site Campground
  • Clear Creek Campground
  • Manzanita Campground
  • Pine Flat Campground
  • Crescent Moon Day-use Site and Cabin
  • Grasshoper Point Day-use Site

For complete information and a map of the restricted area go to:  Coconino National Forest Alerts & Notices

Stage 1 fire restrictions have also been implemented on the

Prescott National Forest.  For more information go to:

Prescott National Forest Alerts & Notices

Parking meters go live June 28

Sedona Red Rock News

This group includes merchants and property owners, the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, the Uptown Rangers and representatives from the city.

AZ SnowBowl

Scenic Chairlift Ride at The Arizona Snowbowl…

The Arizona Snowbowl is not affected by the closure of Route 180.  The closure area is north of the Snowbowl.  Great option for visitors with the excessive heat coming into the area this weekend.

Open every day from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

May 27 – September 4 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

After Labor Day Weekend, the Scenic Chairlift is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday through mid-October.

Adults $19, Senior (65 ) $13, Child (6-12) $13, Child (5 and under) Free

Specials and Discounts…


Buy Scenic Chairlift Tickets online by midnight the night before your visit and save up to $5!  


Purchase a full-priced Adult Scenic Chairlift Ticket online by midnight the night before your visit and receive a FREE $10 gift card! Adult tickets only.


All military (active duty, retired, reserve, plus dependents) save up to $5 on Scenic Chairlift Tickets.  Please present a valid military ID to at the ticket window to receive your discount.


Please present a valid ID at the ticket window to receive your complimentary lift ticket within seven days of your birthday.

Click here for more information:  Arizona Snowbowl Scenic Chairlift Ride


June 21: Wednesday and June 24: Saturday

Sedona’s Transportation Master Plan is coming to a close but not before the public will have a pair of opportunities to weigh in before its completion.

The city of Sedona will host two open houses to share information and get feedback on strategies detailed in the plan, which began more than a year ago. The open houses will be held Wednesday, June 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in City Council Chambers at 102 Roadrunner Drive.

June 22: Thursday

June 22: Weekly Employment Events

Sedona Goodwill Career Center hosts weekly hiring events for Recruiting Thursdays from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Come meet recruiters from various Sedona businesses to learn about their open positions. On June 22, Southwest Protective Services is looking for Security Guards to work in Sedona and Cottonwood. The Sedona Goodwill Career Center offers services to employers and job seekers free of charge! Questions? Call Milissa Koel, Career Advisor at (928) 282-0838.

Is Your Business Seeking Solid Employees?

Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona Career Center is offering Sedona businesses assistance in finding qualified, quality employees.

Reach out to Milissa Koel of Goodwill’s Sedona Career Services Center, located at 166 Coffee Pot Drive. Call Milissa at (928) 282-0838 to discuss your staffing needs.

Goodwill Industries can help you to arrange hiring events and more!

June 22: Sedona Paranormal Video Tour

Attend the Sedona Paranormal Video Tour Workshop at the Sedona Creative Life Center on Thursday, June 22 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and see for the first time the spiritual beings that are all around us including aliens, UFOs, vortexes, wormholes and more! Cost is $20 at the door. Call (513) 680-8810 or visit SedonaUFOVortex.com for more information. 


June 22: Parking Pay Station Open House 

Pay parking goes into effect on Wednesday, June 28. Come see the new Luke II pay stations on Thursday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., located in front of the Matterhorn Shops. City staff will demo the units, you can test them yourselves, and bring your phone and learn how to use the new Passport Parking App. For more information, contact Karen Osburn.


June 22: Free Premiere Screening of “SEED: The Untold Story”  

Free inspiring documentary revealing the wonder and hidden beauty of seeds, and the threat to seed freedom impacting life on the planet. Local seed librarian Janice Montgomery will answer questions about seeds and creating a vibrant web of biodiversity and resilience. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of the Red Rocks. Call (928) 284-4021 or visit inspirationofsedona.org.

THURSDAY Nights at Sound Bites Showroom. Legends Of Guitar Concert featuring Anthony Mazzella performing the music of: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Santana, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, U2, Iron Maiden, Michael Hedges, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Van Halen, Segovia and more. Dinner Seating as early as 5:00pm, Showtime is at 7:00pm Tickets prices vary $20, $25, $35 depending on seating.

June 23: Friday

Sedona Farmer’s Market…


The Sedona Farmer’s Market has moved to Friday mornings from 8 to 11:30 a.m.on the creek side at Tlaquepaque from May 19 to September 29.

June 23: Night Photography Classes with Local Sedona photographer, Bob Shuman 

The Arizona Natural History Association is featuring an evening of night photography classes with Bob Shuman. Learn how to take stunning landscape photos of the Milky Way over Sedona’s Red Rocks! Class dates are as follows: Friday, June 23; Saturday, July 29; Tuesday, August 22. All Classes are $40 and start at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Arizona Natural History Association at (928) 203-2922.

June 24: Saturday

June 24: Miracle of Mariposa 

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 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

, benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. Tickets are available for $125 (plus tax). To purchase tickets, visit mariposasedona.com or call (928) 862-4444 for more details. 

June 24:  Great Jazz JJ Sansaverino from NY at Sound Bites Grill 

Live at Sound Bites Grill on Saturday, June 24 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. JJ returns to Sedona form NY City. He is an incredible Jazz Guitarist who travels all over the world performing. The band’s mix is R&B, smooth jazz and fusion ala Santana meets Benson. Tickets are $25-$45. Mention the Chamber to receive $5 off tickets. Dinner packages are available or order off the menu. For more information and tickets, call (928) 282-2713.   

June 27: Tuesday

Every Tuesday: Sedona Sunrise Toastmasters

Become a better leader and communicator at Sedona Sunrise Toastmasters, every Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. at Olde Sedona Bar & Grill. Guests are always welcome! Email Cynthia Beck with questions. Guests are always welcome.

June 27: Let’s Get Fit! Walk

Get ready for the Let’s Get Fit Walk every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Uptown at Jordan Road Offices, 450 Jordan Road, Suite 9. The walk is free and goes to Jordan Road Trail Head where the group may take a short trail and return by 6:00 p.m. Bring water, wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Local merchants have offered incentives with a drawing each week. Everyone is welcome. The host sponsor is Ruth Ann Burgueno. Call (928) 282-9540.

June 27: Annual Regional Mixer 

The annual Verde Valley Regional Mixer is coming up fast. The Chambers of Cottonwood, Sedona and Camp Verde will team up to present the biggest networking event of the year. 

Chamber partners can secure their restaurant and sponsor tables now by contacting Christian Del Rio of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce at(928) 634-7593. The annual regional mixer is a great opportunity to get your business out in front of one of the largest groups of networking professionals in the Verde Valley. This year’s event is on Tuesday, June 27 at the Blazin’ M Ranch Western Dinner Theater

June 28: Wednesday


in Sedona on Jun 28 6-7:30 pm

Barbara Pav in Posse Grounds


Air National Guard Band of the Southwest

Contact: Rachel Murdoch, Parks and Recreation Manager

Phone: (928) 282-7098

Email: rmurdoch@sedonaaz.gov

Air National Guard Band of the Southwest

The Posse Grounds Pavilion at Barbara Antonsen Park will be the site of a free concert of the beautiful music of the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest on Wednesday, June 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

Featuring stellar vocals and a full concert band, the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest program is a mix of patriotic music, traditional military marches, familiar pop songs, Americana, and wind band standards. The night’s line-up be announced from the stage.

The band is a 39 member professional military band from Fort Worth, Texas, led by commander and conductor Lt. Colonel Eric Patterson. Designated by the Texas governor as the “Official Band of Texas” and based in Fort Worth, the band covers a seven-state region of the Southwestern United States and has performed for audiences around the world. All of the musicians are Citizen Airmen, serving one weekend a month and two weeks each year in the Air National Guard.

Posse Grounds Pavilion has festival style seating: bring a chair or blanket to sit on and buy dinner from a local food truck. Parking is available in the park’s main lot, and space is limited to 300 guests at the concert. The pavilion is located at 505 Posse Grounds Rd.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 282-7098 or visit sedonaaz.gov/parks.

June 28: The Collective Sedona Unveils Pop-Up Farmer’s Market

Started June 14, and continuing throughout the summer and into the Fall (every other Wednesday from 2:00 to 7:00  p.m.) Shoppers can expect a lively market featuring organically-grown produce and flowers, farm fresh eggs, spices and teas, all natural beef, local honey, gourmet baked goods, homemade jellies and sauces, breads, dog treats and many other food offerings from Arizona local vendors.  The market will be held in the blue “Collective Marketplace” building, located at 7000 Hwy 179 in the Village of Oak Creek.

June 29: Thursday

June 29 – K9s & Cocktails – Honoring Law Enforcement Heroes

Join us at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village on Thursday, June 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a night of fun and entertainment while supporting a great cause, the Sedona Police K9 Memorial Statue. Meet some of the local Law Enforcement Officers and their K9’s from the Verde Valley. Food included, cash bar. $50 Donation.  For more information and tickets call Jim Iacovacci at (928) 202-8120.

June 29: Mayor’s Arts Awards

The city’s sixth Mayor’s Arts Awards will be held Thursday, June 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, located at 2030 W SR 89A.

The awards event recognizes four categories for exceptional contributions in the development and success of the arts in the Sedona community. The 2017 honorees are:

  • Individual: Joe McNeill, author of the epic “Arizona’s Little Hollywood.”
  • Business/Organization: The Red Rock Arts Council
  • Education: Dennis Ott for his years of service as a leading arts educator in Sedona as ceramics department head at Sedona Art Center.
  • Lifetime Achievement: Peggy Lanning, founder and owner of Turquoise Tortoise Gallery and Lanning Gallery.

Tickets may be reserved in advanced by sending your name and your telephone number by email to Arts and Culture Coordinator Nancy Lattanzi.

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