Fall is a well-celebrated and a fabulously festive season in Sedona! Aside from perfect weather to adventure and dine outdoors, there’s always something fun happening around town. Enjoy live music at local vineyards, breweries and music events, creative arts and craft festivals, fall farmers’ markets, and a wonderful warm up to the holiday season.

Here’s our guide to what’s happening in Sedona this fall!

Red Rock Music Festival

Date: Sep 3 – Dec 17, 2022  
Venue: Various Locations 
Soak up the sounds of world-acclaimed artists at the Sedona Performing Arts Center and Sedona Creative Life Center this fall. Upcoming December concerts include Mainly Beethoven, The Four Seasons by Vivaldi & Piazzolla, and The Brubeck Brothers Live.

Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows

Date: October, November, December, 2022 
Venue: Various Locations  
The Oak Creek Arts & Craft Shows are a fun way to spend a fall day in Sedona. The shows take place at Bell Rock Plaza and Sedona Vista Village in the Village of Oak Creek most weekends through the season.

Ales on Rails

Date: Tuesday Sep 29 - Friday Oct 7, 2022  
Venue: Verde Canyon Railroad  
Celebrate the tradition of Oktoberfest aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad. Surrounded by friends, family, vibrant fall foliage, fun on board activities, and Arizona craft beers for tastings, the Ales on Rails beer festival is a blast!

Fright Night

Date: Thursday Sep 29 - Saturday Oct 15, 2022  
Venue: Verde Canyon Railroad  
Fancy something a little more frightful? Weave through cobwebs, ghosts and ghouls in a dimly lit phantom train carriage, haunted enough to make all your nightmares come true. 

Jazz on the Red Rocks

Date: Friday Oct 7, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Performing Arts Center  
Support local music and join the Yavapai College Trailblazers and Roughrider Big Bands for a night of Latin, funk, swing and the smooth sounds of jazz set against the picturesque red rocks of Sedona.

1st Friday in the Galleries

Date: Friday Oct 7, 2022 
Venue: Uptown, Tlaquepaque, West Sedona, The Village 
Experience Sedona’s vibrant art culture, meet the local artists, sip wine from Verde Valley vineyards, and even pick up a local Sedona art piece to take home. The free Sedona Gallery Art Walk takes place at 5PM on the first Friday of every month, free and open to everyone.

31st Annual Sedona Arts Festival

Date: Saturday Oct 8 & Sunday Oct 9, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Red Rock High School  
The Sedona Arts Festival is a renowned festival featuring 125+ artists from across the US with art forms of every kind, live music and entertainment, fine local food, and backdrops of Sedona’s red rock spires. Get artistically inspired this fall in Sedona!

Red Rocks Oktoberfest

Date: Saturday Oct 15, 2022 
Venue: Posse Grounds Park, West Sedona 
Oktoberfest is one of Sedona’s favorite festivals and back after a three year break! The 8th Annual Craft Beer Festival is family-friendly and festive with food trucks, craft beer from local Arizona breweries, live music, lederhosen, and plenty of polka dancing!

Sedona Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show

Date: Saturday Oct 15 & Sunday Oct 16, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Red Rock High School  
The Sedona Gem and Mineral Club host their annual show with 40+ vendors featuring rare fossils, meteorites, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, a silent auction, and a brilliant Amethyst Geode as the grand raffle prize.

Sedona Farmers Market

Date: Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 
Venue: Wells Fargo, West Sedona 
Stock up on fresh local produce for a fall feast, pick lavender for a spa day at home, and support local at Sedona’s weekly community farmers market, ranked one of the top farmers markets in Arizona. 

Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

Date: Saturday Oct 22, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Heritage Museum 
The Fall Arts & Crafts Fair is one of Sedona Heritage Museum’s biggest events and the perfect place to get your holiday shopping started and find a treasure to take home. It’s old-school style – from baked goods and candles to fine art and woodwork, absolutely everything is handcrafted.

18th Sedona Plein Air Festival

Date: Saturday Oct 22 – Saturday Oct 29, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Arts Center, Uptown 
The Sedona Plein Air Festival is a week-long celebration of the arts in Sedona featuring world-renowned artists, free events, workshops, and exhibitions, and paint outs amidst the stunning red rock scenery of Sedona.

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Date: Saturday Oct 29 – Wednesday Nov 2, 2022 
Venue: Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village 
This festive event is a commemoration of Mexico’s Dia De Los Muertos and celebrates our local Mexican culture and heritage over four fun days at Tlaquepaque Village. Bring the whole family, shop, dine and soak up Sedona’s history and heritage at Dia De Los Muertos.

The Mural Marigold Project

Date: Saturday Oct 29 – Wednesday Nov 2, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Remembrance Wall? 
There’s always an opportunity for art in Sedona. Paint your tributes and leave your legacy on Sedona’s 26 foot long remembrance wall at Tlaquepaque Village. Mural painting is open daily from 11AM to 5PM with paint and brushes provided.

Haunted History

Date: Sunday Oct 30, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Heritage Museum 
Join local cowboy poet, author, and Grammy award winning playwright and actor Michael Peach, for an afternoon of murder mysteries, historic stories and ghostly tales, a spooky show, and trick or treating for the kids!

Uptown Trick or Treat

Date: Monday Oct 31, 2022  
Venue: Uptown Sedona 
Uptown Sedona loves to celebrate Halloween! The local stores in Uptown Sedona decorate, dress up, and dish out loads of candy, there’s live street entertainment, endless cafes and restaurants, and it's guaranteed safe Halloween fun for the whole family.

Veteran’s Day Tribute

Date: Friday Nov 11, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Heritage Museum 
The Sedona Heritage Museum hosts Sedona’s official Veteran’s Day tribute with a ceremony, lunch, patriotic live music and entertainment, and free admission to the event and museum.

The Magical Christmas Journey

Date: Friday Nov 25 – Saturday Dec 24, 2022 
Venue: Verde Canyon Railroad 
Climb aboard for another epic adventure on the Verde Canyon Railroad. The Magical Christmas Journey is a storybook adventure along Santa’s secret tracks through the steep canyons to the North Pole. Santa Claus himself presents a special gift to every passenger.

Sedona’s Tree Lighting & Santa

Date: Friday Dec 2, 2022 
Venue: Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village 
The traditional tree lighting at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village is simply enchanting and not to be missed during your stay in Sedona. Begin the jolly season with fun holiday entertainment and visits with Santa, all while shopping, wining and dining to your hearts content at Tlaquepaque Village.

Christmas Show: The Great Gatsby

Date: Friday Dec 2 – Sunday Dec 4, 2022 
Venue: Emerson Theater 
The Great Gatsby: A Live Radio Play is a spirited adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel bringing together over two dozen characters in a live radio broadcast with classic 40s era commercials and a fun twist.

12th Annual Breakfast with Santa

Date: Saturday Dec 3, 2022 
Venue: Posse Grounds Park, West Sedona  
Cozy up and come for holiday carols, a pancake breakfast, and pictures with Santa Clause and his reindeers on his stop in Sedona from the North Pole. Hosted by Sedona Parks & Recreation in Posse Grounds Park, this free event is always a favorite with kids.

Christmas in the Park

Date: Saturday Dec 10, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Heritage Museum 
The museum's open house is their gift to the community and free for all. Sip hot apple cider in front of the fire, enjoy holiday activities and sing-alongs, take selfies with Tumbledore the tumbleweed snowman, and learn the history and heritage of Sedona.

The Festival of Lights

Date: Saturday Dec 10, 2022 
Venue: Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village 
The Festival of Lights and lighting of 6,000 luminaries in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways is a not to be missed Sedona event for the holidays. The village is alive with music, choirs, and entertainment, free hot cider, and a special visit from Santa Claus.

A Christmas Carol

Date: Saturday Dec 17, 2022 
Venue: Sedona Heritage Museum 
One of our favorite readings of Charles Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol” is by award-winning Sedona author and actor Michael Peach at the Sedona Heritage Museum. The historic setting adds a touch of nostalgia and with only a week to go, the Christmas spirit is always high.

It's not too late to start planning a fall getaway to Sedona! Find an idyllic fall retreat in our hand-picked portfolio of Sedona and Verde Valley vacation rentals, plan your itinerary around the local events and festivals, and give our team a call anytime on (928) 282-2864 – we’re local and always happy to assist with vacation tips for every season in Sedona.