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November 11: Dog Park to ReOpen 

Renovation construction of the Sedona Dog Park causing the park to be closed for approximately 60 days.

VOC Outlet Mall Becomes Sedona Vista Village

The Village of Oak Creek’s Sedona Village Factory Outlets is being redeveloped by a new owner, with plans to revive the vacant former IMAX theater, to attract new retail and dining options and to turn approximately a third of the nine-acre property into a 117-room “Element by Westin” hotel

Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Show Feature Diverse Artists

Sedona AZ (October 16, 2017) – On October 20 through 22  treat yourself by visiting the the Sedona Vista Village in the Village of Oak Creek between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for the Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Show.

Over 50 artists and craftsman will have their unique fares beautifully displayed in front of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte


Verde Canyon Railroad’s ever-popular Ales on Rails event every Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun. from Oct. 5 through 29. This popular seasonal party begins on depot patio at 11am prior to train’s 1pm departure, with a great selection of Arizona craft beers to taste paired with a delicious lunch of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with gourmet cheeses perfect for dipping. Craft beers also may be purchased aboard train.

  • Admission: $4-10 beer tasting, $11 luncheon, $89.95 First Class train ride
  • Time: From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Reservations call Phone: 800-293-7245

Oct 20: Friday

October 20-22: Health Healing Happiness Conference

Sedona Psychic Wellness Center is proud to be a sponsor of the Health Healing Happiness Conference coming October 20-22. Attend this amazing event at The Collective Sedona! The weekend will be filled with illuminated speakers, yoga, music, mindfulness experiences and a holistic market. Learn more by visiting

October 20-22: Uplifting Explorations at Creative Gateways

Creative Gateways presents a special weekend event Uplifting Explorations an exhibition that showcases the work of artists Michael and Sumati Colpitts. Join them for an opening reception on Friday, October 20, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy special treats, wine and other beverages while you meet the artists and discuss the newest work. Located at 45 Birch Blvd, for more information please go to

October 20: Gather in Gratitude – Garden Spread Under the Stars

On Friday, October 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at ChocolaTree, attend a benefit with an eight course organic, homemade, plant based, family style dinner. 100% of proceeds go to Mother Earth Restoration Trust. Music by Fitzhugh Jenkins and Bardos Navagators. Cost is $89 or $170 for a couple ($99 per person at the door). Price includes food and entertainment. Visit to buy your pre-sale tickets.


Oct 21: Saturday

The Sedona Gem & Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show

For information about the annual Sedona Gem & Mineral Club show, visit our SHOW page. 


The show is held annually on the third weekend in October at the Sedona Red Rock High School on Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona.

Hours are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday and 

10:00AM – 4:00 PM on Sunday.

2017 show dates are Oct. 21st – 22nd.


Date: October 21, 2017

Topic: Fall Arts & Crafts Sale 

Starts: 9:00 a.m.

Ends: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road, Uptown Sedona 86339

Charge: Free

More info: Call 928-282-7038,

Museum’s Fall Arts & Crafts Sale

The gift-giving holiday season is fast upon us all.  What do we do for those on our list who have everything?  You may want to check out this weekend’s Fall Arts & Crafts Sale at the Sedona Heritage Museum.  The show is Saturday only, October 21 at the Museum in Uptown Sedona.  Doors are open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The show will be set up in the historic Jordan apple packing shed and surrounding park.

This show is an old-fashioned arts and crafts show like you remember them to be.  All items are hand-made.  The artist or craftsman sits behind each table to personally tell you how they make their pieces, where they find their unusual materials or what inspires them.  Many of these people only do this show or a very limited number of other shows making their items unusual and uncommon.  They will have a large variety of handmade and one-of-a-kind offerings.

Red Rocks Oktoberfest

Dress up in your favorite German attire and raise your stein at the Red Rocks Oktoberfest, Oct. 21. This event supports local causes and will benefit the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks. Enjoy the fall weather as you dance to live music and drink beer from your favorite breweries like Oak Creek Brewing, Four Peaks and more.

  • Admission: $10 advance, $15 at the gate
  • Time: From: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Posse Grounds Park
  • 525 Posse Ground Rd Sedona

October 21: Live Music by Jenna Vivre

On Saturday, October 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Colorado based singer, songwriter and guitarist Jenna Vivre will be playing at Whole Foods Market. Join in for a relaxed evening of live music and drink specials on their airy plaza patio. This event is free. Call 928.282.6311, or visit for more information.

October 21: The Three Principles of Dr. James Martin Peebles

Is your spiritual life getting too complicated? What if learning and applying three simple principles could change your life? Come and explore these simple truths with Rev. Elizabeth Johnson. The workshop takes place at Raven’s Call Healing Center (25 Bell Rock Plaza Suite A in the Village of Oak Creek) from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Cost is $10. For more information, visit

October 21: Muir & Griffin: Two Iconic Artists at Goldenstein Gallery’s Coffee Talk

Join in the conversation at Goldenstein Gallery’s Artists Coffee Talks Series every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. through November 18. On Saturday, October 21 they welcome acclaimed painter Patricia Griffin and sculptor James Muir to share about their art, inspiration and technique. Guests may visit with the artists, see new works and ask questions. Visit or call 928.204.1765.

Esteban Private Concert Series

Date: Saturday, October 21 2017

This venue is a must-see-fan favorite. Sit not five feet from Esteban and watch his fingers fly as he performs at his residency in the Sound Bites Grill Celebrity Show Room in breathtaking Sedona, Arizona. This is an intimate dinner theater where you may enjoy a rare and unique experience of music mastery at its finest that cannot be duplicated!… The concert will take you on a musical journey with stories that inspire and ignite the passion of the soul.

  • Admission: Tickets $69. / $99. or VIP Dinner Package $169.00
  • Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Sound Bites Grill
  • Phone: 928-282-2713

Oct 22: Sunday

Sedona Farmer’s Market…

The winter/spring market will open at the Wells Fargo bank parking lot in West Sedona on October 22 and run through early May 2018.

Pumpkin Splash

Date: Sunday, October 22 2017

Tickets go on sale October 2, 2017 through Parks and Recreation at (928) 282-7098. $5 per person.Limited tickets available at the door. Day Change! Event is on Sunday! Join your friends at the best pumpkin patch in Sedona. On Sunday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Sedona Community Pool will be home to pumpkins ready for the picking. Fun for all ages! Pumpkins, swimming, apple bobbing, scarecrow throw, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin golf and Trunk or Treat!

  • Admission: $5
  • Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Sedona Community Pool
  • 570 Posse Ground Road Sedona
  • Phone: 928-282-7098


Film Entertainment

Saturday only

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new documentary “California Typewriter” on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “California Typewriter” is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others.

  • Admission: $12 general admission; $9 for film festival members
  • Time: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Mary D Fisher Theatre  – 2030 W State Route 89A Ste A3 Sedona, Arizona



Sedona makes list of America’s favorite small towns 

Susan Obijiski of Ramsey’s Rocks and Minerals 

Exploring Crystal and Stone Therapy Crystal and Stone Therapy marries this unique energy with chakra and meridian energy systems to deliver healing for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness. This common sense discussion will help you understand how this natural healing technique can lead a more productive, healthy life. Participants have the opportunity to hold and combine stones and experience an energetic connection. 2-10 people. We reserve the right to cancel if the minimum is not met. Reserve by 5PM the day before the event. Oct 24, 6-7:30 PM, 150 SR 179 STE 6, Sedona, 928-204-2075 $20/person.


Direct visitors (and locals) to these websites for help in exploring Sedona: – is NEW AND IMPROVED !!  VisitSedona, is a tourism website where visitors and local residents can find information on where to stay, dine, shop and recreate, book a room, check local events, create itineraries and much more.

Also, has had trailheads added to walking in Sedona information.

Links To Local Conditions

National Weather Service Forecasts:  

Sedona;   Flagstaff;    Grand Canyon

Wildfire Information:   inciweb.

Coconino National Forest:  Alerts & NoticesTwitter Feed

Road Conditions & Alerts:  State & Interstate Roads (click on “Alerts”)

Bellrock Clicks for Sedona Businesses

Issue 20 of  Bellrock Clicks for Small Businesses, a business online-magazine giving you current tips to Grow your business. Get your free August issue copy of this new publication from Bellrock Internet Services, for important online marketing ideas to implement. Visit Bellrock’s New Internet Marketing Magazine for Sedona Businesses, call (928) 451-8556 or email  for more information.

Next Episode will be on October 27,  Friday

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