A Day Late: Cinco De Mayo in Sedona

Put this on your calendar for next year.

We spent yesterday at the Cinco de Mayo  festivities at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Troy & SusanVillage.  We volunteered with the Sedona Rotary for the Great Sedona Chili Cook Off and worked the T shirt and water booth.

The cook off is two competitions.  We had various restaurants competing, our favorite was El Rincon.  The second group was the city councils from Sedona, Cottonwoood and Clarkdale. Also competing in this group was Sedona Fire.  We really enjoyed the chili produced by Sedona Fire and they received our votes.

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Sedona Heritage Museum

We spent an afternoon learning more about our adopted town.  The Sedona Heritage Museum has a great collection of artifacts from the settlers of Sedona.

The Sedona Heritage Museum was once a homestead for the Jordan Family and is now, along with the Sedona Historical Society, working with the community to preserve the ever-growing history of Sedona.

Admission is $5 for adults.

Open daily 11 a.m.- 3 p.m
Closed Major Holidays

735 Jordan Road
Sedona, Arizona

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Yappy Hour

Weekly social hour on the cool grass for friendly dogs and their owners.

Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour is a one hour per week event that takes place on the beautiful green grass of the multi-use field at Posse Grounds Park. Under normal circumstances, City Code and Park Rules require all dogs to be on a leash and to remain off the athletic fields at the park, but during this event we get to bend those rules!

Know before you go:

  • Owners must pick up after their pets.
  • If there is an increase in the amount of off-leash users on the athletic fields during non-event times, this event may be canceled.
  • PLEASE NOTE: the multi-use field is not a dog park. There are gaps in the fence where a pet could potentially squeeze through. There is no division of small dog vs large dog areas. Owners are responsible for the safety and behavior of their dogs.

Help us to make this a fun gathering for your dog!

Multiuse field at Posse Grounds Park

For more event information, please contact the Sedona Parks and Recreation office at (928) 282-7098.

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2017 Sedona Marathon

Early registration is open. Register early for the February 4th event and save.




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Sedona Area Wine and Vineyards

Great article on the Verde Valley wineries

Arizona’s Verde Valley is a barrel of fun


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Free Admission to National Parks

sinaguan_vbarvThroughout the year the National Park system has free admission days.  Tomorrow is one such day.  In the area you can visit the Grand Canyon, V-Bar-V Heritage Site (see pic on left), Honaki and Palatki ruins.  We are taking the grand-kids out to visit some of Arizona’s best parks.


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Sedona Wine Fest

The Sedona wine fest is back in town.  This is the 8th year.  Buy your tickets online to save some real money. If you want to go on Sunday, when it’s slower, use promo code “sundaydeal” for $5 off on the online ticket price.


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Live Sedona Earthcam Video

sedona-earth-camAre you in the frozen north or broiling in Phoenix?  Check out the Sedona Earthcam! It refreshes regularly and is a great way to get a Red Rock fix without getting on a plane.

If you’d like to make the move to Sedona permanent, give us a call.


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RV Parks in the Sedona Area

Travel and camping in an RV is a popular activity.  We get frequent questions about where to stay.  Here’s some options.

Sedona RV Parks

Oak Creek Mobilodge, 1156 Highway 179, Sedona AZ 86336 – Pull through to 42′. Waterfront on Oak Creek with mature Sycamore and Cottonwood trees. Monthly spaces available
Email ocmsedona@gmail.com

Rancho Sedona RV Park, 135 Bear Wallow Lane, Sedona AZ 86336
Trees, shade and Oak Creek access.  Big RV’s welcome.
Email info@ranchosedona.com


Rio Verde RV Park, 3420 E SR 89A, Cottonwood AZ 86326.
Overlooks the Verde River.

Verde Valley RV & Camping Resort, 6400 E. Thousand Trails Rd, Cottonwood AZ 86326
Clubhouse, pool, fishing, mini golf.

Camp Verde

Distant Drums RV Resort,  583 Middle Verde Rd, Camp Verde AZ 86322
Email info@ddrvresort.com

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Taste of Marrakesh Restaurant

We had lunch today at the Taste of Marrakesh.  It’s a Moroccan inspired restaurant.  The food and service were both great.  We had the small tacos which come with your choice of meat.  I had lamb, elk and bison. Very good and included Harissa and Tzaki sauces.  Dishes run $9 on up.  Ours were $10 each.  They also have kebabs, salads, gyros and more.   They serve organic, clean food.  Menu

This small restaurant is in the Bell Rock Plaza in the Village of Oak Creek.  It’s tucked away next to a barbershop and adjacent to the parking lot of the Bell Rock Inn.

Give it a try.  I’ll be back.

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