September in Sedona Features 5 Great Festivals and Events
As summer wanes and fall begins, Sedona and the Verde Valley come to life with 5 major festivals and events and a whole host of additional activities that make September one of the most popular months to visit Red Rock Country. Make your plans now to visit the prettiest place in Arizona, and visit our Calendar of Events to see even more things to do in Sedona and the Verde Valley in September!
Red Rocks Music Festival
September 5 @ 7:00 pm – September 6 @ 3:00 pm
The Red Rocks Music Festival educates and engages audiences through a unique collaboration of musicians from leading Arizona performing arts organizations and world-acclaimed artists.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM
“Classical Meets Jazz”
C.M. von Weber – Clarinet Quintet, Bruch – Trio, Prokofiev – Overture on Hebrew Themes, Paul Schoenfield – Trio
Nikola Djurica, clarinet; Steven Moeckel and David Ehrlich, violins; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola; Jan Simiz, cello and
Teresa Ehrlich, piano
SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM
“Folklore in Music”
J. Brahms – Clarinet Quintet, B. Bartok – “Contrasts”
Nikola Djurica, clarinet; David Ehrlich & Steven Moeckel, violins; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello and Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Fiesta del Tlaquepaque
September 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The 42nd annual “Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, will be on Saturday, September 12th, 2015. The charming plazas, patios, and streets of Tlaquepaque will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music, and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico. The lively mariachis, the heart-pounding rhythms and beats of Flamenco dancers, and the mouth-watering tastes of Mexico will fill the day.
Continuing a long tradition of fabulous food, music, dance and entertainment for young and old, this year’s Fiesta promises to be extraordinary. Arts and crafts exhibits will abound offering a glimpse into the traditional and present artistry of Mexico.
Parking is available at the Uptown municipal parking lot with continuous shuttle service to and from Fiesta from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Thunder Valley Rally 2015
September 18 – September 20
Come to the Bootleg Capital of Arizona, historic Cottonwood, for the 15th annual Thunder Valley Rally – September 18th, 19th, & 20th, 2015!
Thunder Valley Rally will provide you with breathtaking rides through the Verde Valley, let you to scale the 7,815 ft. peak of Mingus Mountain and descend down 89A with more than 100 curves. It’s 3 days of bikes and good times with a poker run, bike show, and lots of free live entertainment. Visit the Thunder Valley Rally website for more information as it becomes available.
Sedona Airport Day, 2015
September 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Airport Day will be held on September 19 fro 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature cool classic automobiles and trucks and aircraft of all vintages including former military, antique, homebuilt, and brand new aircraft.
This is also a fly-in for pilots in the southwest. Sedona Airport invites all to fly in and meet and greet the public and fellow pilots.
Food, beverages and a “surprise” entertainment will be at the event.
7th Annual Sedona Winefest
September 26 @ 11:00 am – September 27 @ 5:00 pm
The 7th Annual Sedona Winefest takes place on Saturday and Sunday September 26 & 27 at the Posse Grounds Park in the heart of West Sedona. Enjoy scrumptious Sedona cuisine, live music, and vendors galore while enjoying fine Arizona wines and the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks.
General Admission for Saturday is $25.00 online at early bird prices, or $30.00 at the door. For Sunday the price is $20 online or $25 at the door. Tickets will be available online. Saturday’s are always the busiest and if too many ticket holders are present, tickets for sale at the door can be temporarily stopped.
Admission includes EIGHT tasting tickets and an etched commemorative wine glass. Additional wine tasting tickets are available online or at the event. Buy 12 more tasting tickets for $10, 24 tickets for $20 or 6 tickets for $5.
This year the Sedona Winefest, is bigger and better than ever. Once again Verde Valley and Southern Arizona wineries will be offering their specialty wines for your tasting pleasure. There will be an Education Tent offering short seminars throughout the day given by highly respected experts from the wine industry.
Enjoy great music and raffle opportunities throughout the day, tasty cuisine from local restaurants, and a variety of vendors. Please join us for another wonderful Sedona Winefest.
See more at SedonaWinefest.com