Are you ready for some highly stimulating fun?
As the weather becomes warmer, it provides us with fresh opportunities to get out, explore, and fully enjoy all that multifaceted Sedona has to offer.
And what better place to create memorable moments to be forever treasured within our hearts? Whether you’re a resident, visitor, or soon to be community member, there are a plethora of rich experiences ranging from soul-soothing relaxation to exhilarating adventures.
Sedona 4th of July Wet Fest
Dare to get refreshingly wet on a hot, summer day?
When it comes to enjoying life like there’s no tomorrow, there are no age limits! So don’t be shy and miss out on free fun!
This 4th of July, from noon to 4 pm, the Sedona Parks and Recreation Department invites you to their Wet Fest, located at the Sedona Community Pool, 570 Posse Ground Rd.
At this water event—taking place inside and in the surrounding outside area—there will be music, lunch for sale, Community Pool slide, and inflatable water slides. Don’t forget to bring a chair!
Hydrate yourself with an abundance of purified water…
Cool your body in a refreshing swimming pool….
Smell the aroma of delicious food, savor it, and have your own fireworks in your mouth…
Listen to uplifting music and let your voice and/or body effortlessly flow with it…
Feel heartfelt bonding while interacting with others…
Share smiles, laughter, hugs, kisses, and/or interesting stories…
And last but not least, don’t forget to join the free-spirited kids at the inflatable water slides!
For more information please visit the Sedona 4th of July Wet Fest website.
When you hear about an event called the Firecracker Express, what adjectives comes to mind? Perhaps anticipation, surprise, excitement, non-stop fun, and stimulations on all levels of one’s being?
This 4th of July, come join the small town of Clarkdale in a series of lively experiences organized by Verde Canyon Railroad.
Start off with a pleasant morning celebration in the park that includes a fluffy pancake breakfast, an adorable children’s parade, and a patriotic orchestra.
For a tasty lunch, follow the aroma of grilled meats toward the Verde Canyon Railroad for an All-American BBQ luncheon, from 11 am to 12:45 pm.
Also visit with our national symbol, a bald eagle, from Liberty Wildlife’s educational program.
And last but not least, enjoy a scenic train ride along the Verde River from 1 pm to 5 pm.
For more information please visit the Firecracker Express website.
Ready for a sweet, “corny” experience?
Search no further. This July 20th, come join Verde Valley’s Cornfest, an old-fashioned family event that stemmed from its famous sweet corn grown at Hauser and Hauser Farms in Camp Verde.
Though it was first celebrated over 25 years ago, the universal tradition of having fun continued because, who doesn’t enjoy plenty of food, fun, games, music, vendors and, of course, sweet corn?
And if you’d like to enjoy a Vintage baseball game, head to Fort Verde State Historic Park, where they also host a Victorian Christmas ornament-making event for kids as part of the Christmas in July celebration.
For more information please visit the Cornfest website.
Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Ride
No way! Relax, observe, and enjoy an event while also contributing to the well-being of others?
That’s right folks! Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. This July 20th, from 7 am to 2 pm, come join the 19th annual Pepsi–Cola Taylor House Century Ride, where you can enjoy scenic rides winding through historic Flagstaff and the cool pines, looping back along the red rock desert of northern Arizona.
Proceeds from the event support The Taylor House at Flagstaff, a Medical Center which provides safe lodging and services for families of patients receiving care away from home.
For more information please visit the Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Ride website.
Summer Starlight at Verde Canyon Railroad
Imagine for a moment a mysterious journey into an untamed and unspoiled terrain—the exceedingly rare ribbon where high desert meets the river—where sunset blends into majestic moonlight.
What does it feel like? Wonder no more. This July 20th, from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, is your chance to personally experience Verde Canyon Railroad’s monthly Starlight excursion.
It’s sandwiched between two protected national forests, and adjacent to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, and it departs the depot during the cooler temperatures of later afternoon.
If you already have something scheduled that day, no worries! It’s also available on select Saturdays, through September.
For more information please visit the Summer Starlight at Verde Canyon Railroad website.
This benefit for the Sedona Area Homeless Alliance is a free outdoor festival with entertainment, food trucks, and much more.
The festival is July 27th from 2 – 9 pm.
For more information please visit the Sedona Showcase website.
What do you think?
Which events are you looking forward to this month?