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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.


It is very dry right now with no rain in the forecast.

Please remind campers, especially those using dispersed camping on the forest roads, to completely drown their campfire so that it is cold to the touch.  Even if there are no flames, a breeze can get a campfire going again and quickly start a wildfire.  


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

October 27: Friday

Tlaquepaque Celebration of Dia de Los Muertos

Participate in creating this amazing public mural in the Calle Independencia where visitors and community members can honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and connect with one another though art and public expression. All week the public is invited to paint on the mural 11:00am -5:00pm.   Visit

October 28: Saturday
Date: October 28, 2017
Topic: “Haunted Halloween” with Michael Peach
Starts: 3:00 p.m.
Ends: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road, Uptown Sedona 86339
Charge: $6/adults, children under 12 free
More info: Call 928-282-7038,

“Haunted Halloween” at the Sedona Heritage Museum 

The Sedona Heritage Museum presents poet and author Michael Peach in a special and spooky performance of “Haunted History” on Saturday October 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the historic Fruit Packing Shed.

Come spend an autumn afternoon at the Museum and hear ghostly tales – some of which have their origins right in our own back yard!  Peach will share true stories about ghostly encounters and Halloween fun.  The show will include an original piece called “Peoria’s Runaway Pumpkin”, based on Peoria, Arizona’s Halloween surprise of a 25-foot-tall, 300 pound pumpkin gone rogue.  Also on the play bill are four of Mike’s original poems: “Little Bill” about the unsolved alleged murder of Bill Fredricks at the Van Deren cabin; “The Hauntings of the Red Ghost”, a true story about a 19th Century Arizona monster; “The Cactus Killer”, a true story of murder and revenge in the Arizona desert; and “The Ghosts of Wilson Canyon” based on the death of bear hunter Richard Wilson in 1885. Plus, Mike always throws in a surprise or two and new works.

An award-winning actor, playwright and historian Michael Peach is especially good at bringing to life history and his subjects.  But, he isn’t afraid to also spin some tall tales, too.   Informative and entertaining, Mike’s shows have long been a favorite of university, state and national parks, and historically-oriented audiences.

The show is about an hour long.  Tickets are $6, with children under 12 free.  Museum admission is separate.

The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Rd in Jordan Park in Uptown.  It is open daily from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  The Museum’s exhibits include stories of area pioneers, movies made in Sedona, cowboy life, vintage vehicles and antique orchard and fruit processing

October 28: Tlaquepaque Celebration of Dia de Los Muertos 

The Dia de los Muertos celebration culminates with a full day of music, food, fire dancing, and more on Saturday the 28 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to place personal objects, photos, and candles celebrating the lives of loved ones on beautiful altars. Fantastic face painting artists working in Day-of-the-Dead motifs and Inspired Day of the Dead costumes are strongly encouraged! Food and artisan booths. Visit

Egyptian Bazaar at Andrea Smith Gallery Oct. 28-29

Mr. Kamal Mostafa will be visiting Sedona from Egypt with a unique collection of Egyptian Historical pieces to treasure. This trunk show will take place at the Andrea Smith Gallery in Tlaquepaque, October 28-29 from 12-5 PM.  The collection of old Egyptian Silver, will include scarabs, King Tut, Nefertiti, pyramids, and unique earrings. Mr. Kamal has agreed to bring his private collection of hand-carved sculptures made from pink granite and black basalt stone.  We will have the first look before he brings his collection to the Tucson Gem Show.  Visit the Andrea Smith Gallery to see this special collection of Egyptian antiquities.  Saturday, October 28th from 12-5 PM and Sunday, October 29th 12-5 PM.  Andrea Smith Gallery is located beneath the Oak Creek Brewery in Tlaquepaque. Call 928-203-9002 with questions about this event.

October 28: Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest at Verde Valley Humane

Join the Verde Valley ​​​​Humane Society at its Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest at the shelter from 10:30 a.m. Contest entry fee is a $10 donation per pet and deadline to register is October 27. Owners and their pets will win fabulous first place prizes in the five categories, as well as a grand prize. For details and a registration form, visit or call (928) 634-7387.

October 28: Tré Visio Productions Presents Glam Slam

The second annual Glam Slam themed: Pirates of the Desert Sea, Dead Man’s Party, will take place at Relic’s Restaurant, Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. The dance party hosts original music of the 80’s offering up live entertainment. 10% of the proceeds raised will benefit the Verde Valley Humane Society. Prizes and cash for best costumes! Adults 21 and older are invited. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit

October 28: “A Perfect Sedona Night Out!” Concert Series continues on the last Saturday in October, the 28th. Veteran of the Boston folk and acoustic music scene of the 80s, Singer/Guitarist Rick Cyge recreates a magical evening of poignant and nostalgic songs that will take you back to that magical time!

Saturday at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

JUST ANNOUNCED: Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Tim Doyle will perform an opening set for this concert!

“We have put together “A Perfect Sedona Night Out” for each night of the new monthly concert series which offers a memorable evening of dining, live music and stunning photographic art,” producer/guitarist Rick Cyge said. “This new music series is collaboration with two of West Sedona’s finest restaurants, Golden Goose American Grill and Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen, and the treasure that is Greg Lawson Gallereum. All are within a short walk or drive of one another. By purchasing concert tickets in advance, concert-goers will receive discount coupons for use for dinner the night of the show.”

October 29: 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.

October 29: 3rd Annual Pumpkin Picnic

Running River School hosts a free day of family fun on October 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

at 221 Brewer Road. Bring your own picnic, family and friends to enjoy pumpkin carving, face painting, slime making, temporary tattoo booth and old-fashioned outdoor games. Join in for a relaxed and fun day celebrating Sedona’s beautiful fall season. No alcohol or pets permitted.

October 29: Chamber Music Sedona Features Orion String Quartet

On Sunday, October 29, Chamber Music Sedona will launch its 35th season with a concert by the renowned Orion String Quartet, featuring flutist Tara O’Connor. The concert will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Tickets for this event, as well as subscription packages for the 2017-2018 season, may now be purchased at

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.November 29, 6-7:30 PM, Ramsey’s Rocks and Minerals, 150 SR 179 STE 6, Sedona, 928-204-2075 $20/person.

October 29: Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner

A “Beggars Ball Night” at Sound Bites Grill with Batrina and her cast of Ghosts and Beggars who try to unravel Who Done It? Tom and Shondra, Dev Ross and Brad Roberts will trick guests during the breakout scenes of scary hilarity! A four-course meal and a special appearance by “Thriller Dancers”. Win a prize for best costume. Arrive between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Cost is $75 with social seating! Costumes are not required. Call 928.282.2713 or

Film Entertainment


 Film Premiere

Showing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Only Living Boy in New York” showing Oct. 27-Nov. 2 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “The Only Living Boy in New York” stars Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Callum Turner and Kiersey Clemons. Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate seeks the guidance of an eccentric neighbor as his life is upended by his father’s mistress in this sharp and witty film.

Mary D Fisher Theatre

  • Admission: $12 general admission; $9 for film festival members
  • Time: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Phone: 928-282-1177



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”)



Fees:  $7 per vehicle (1-4 adults); $3 per bicycle

Park Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk


Fees: Adult $7; Youth (7-14) $4; Child (0-6) free

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Fees: Adult $7; Youth (7-14) $4; Child (0-6) free

Park Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Museum open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.


Fees: Adult $7; Youth (7-14) $4; Child (0-6) free

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Daily nature hikes begin at 10 a.m.

Wednesday and Saturday birding walks begin at 8 a.m.


Fees: $10 per vehicle (1-4 Adults)

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 31.

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 November 03,  Friday

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