Howly Growly Owly Festival

Bearizona is hosting Howly Growly Owly Festival weekends in October. Don’t miss out seeing the largest pumpkin in Northern Arizona! Festivities include a “howly” open air bus ride departing from the Fort Bearizona parking lot at 10:00 am, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 pm. “Growly” haunted bear caves, and the “owly” raptor show at 11:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm! Come dressed in costume and get a “beary” special treat! Visit or call

(928) 635-2289 for more information.

Body Dialog Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

For the month of October Body Dialog will be donating to the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund through the Verde Valley Medical Center. Rosemary will donate $2.00 for each new customer, so if you have been thinking about trying Body Dialog for an extra massage, now is the time! Call (480) 720-6853 or email for an appointment in Uptown or the Village. Visit

Canyon Outfitters 19th Anniversary Sale

Canyon Outfitters is hosting their 19th Anniversary Sale through Saturday, October 13. As one of the two major sales Canyon Outfitters has during the year there will be great deals. A large selection of men’s and women’s recreational and technical clothing will be on sale as well as hiking boots and gear. So come early for the best selection. Open every day. Located at 2701 West SR 89A. Visit

October 13: Splash and Dash Swim and Run Event

Adult, youth and relay categories available. Adult relays, 800 yards swim/ 3 mile run, for $10. Youth (9-14) 200 yards swim/ 1 mile run for $5. Next race is Saturday, October 13, Sedona Community Pool. Register race day at 4:00 pm, first wave swims at 5:00 pm. Event sponsored by Sedona Parks and Recreation, and Swordfish Swim team.

October 13: Best of Show & Music presents Kathy Perry CD Release Concert and Party

On Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 pm, accomplished pianist Kathy Perry will be celebrating the release of her new CD “Awake My Restless Heart.”  Please come to the Sedona Creative Life Center for this unique concert including special guest violinists Allen Ames and Jonathan Levingston and cellist Courtney Yeates. Admission includes one CD and after party at the center. For more information and tickets visit

October 13: Met HD L’Elisir d’Amore      

Quack salesman, fake love potions, rich girl, poor boy and lots of mixed up communication are all yours at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 13 with the season opening of The Met: Live in HD at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Anna Netrebko brings “poignant and shimmering” singing to Bartlett Sher’s “fascinating” and “handsome and insightful” new production of L’Elisir d’Amore (New York Times). For tickets and lunches visit or call (928) 204-2415.

October 13: “Music at the Museum” Concert
The Sedona Heritage Museum presents “Music at the Museum”, 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 13 with the Plein Aire string quartet. They will perform Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven’s quartets followed by Smetana’s autobiographical first quartet, “From My Life.” Tickets $5, children under 12 free. Located at the Sedona Heritage Museum on 735 Jordan Road. Call (928) 282-7038 for more details.

October 14: Sedona Red Mud Runs

Mud run challenges are sweeping the state, but these three are in beautiful Sedona! The Red Mud Run will be 2.7 miles obstacles and a mud pit! Designed for kids, the Mud Puppy Splash is 100-meters of crazy, sloppy fun with the mud pit at the end. Top off the day with the Wife Carry! 253 meters of racing with obstacles and your partner on your back. Contact Sedona Parks and Recreation at (928) 282-7098.