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Anna’s Hummingbird photo by Lisa Meyers Swanson

Cathedral Rock photo by Beth Kingsley Hawkins 

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA TO SEE HUMMINGBIRDS!

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Save the Date: July 26-28 2024

 

The 10th annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival is a can't miss event!  Located in the heart of Sedona's red rock country, the festival features 14 different speaker presentations on various hummingbird topics, hummingbird garden tours, banding demonstrations, birding field trips, sunrise hummingbird breakfasts, a hummingbird marketplace filled with hummingbird-related gifts, a photo contest, and workshops on hummingbird photography, painting, and communication. This is where hummingbird enthusiasts gather together to learn the latest about hummers and celebrate the science and wonder of these amazing birds!

Tickets

Ticket sales begin April 15 (members only) and May 1 (general registration)

Every aspect of hummingbirds included: Science, art, photography, care, and more!

Many exciting treasures to behold at the Hummingbird Marketplace!

There is something here for everyone to see and do! Kids included.

We are already planning the 2024 Sedona Hummingbird Festival. We need your help to make it a success!

Click button below to donate! 

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES 2023

Presentations:  3 days of presentations by hummingbird experts from around the world in the modern, air-conditioned Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC). 

 3 Day Advance: $135    3 Day at the Door: $150

Note: International Hummingbird Society members can now view our presentations from 2022 and 2023 on our YouTube channel. Click  on the Membership link at the top of the page to become a member today.

The Hummingbird Marketplace (exhibitors & artist), held in the lobby of the Sedona Performing Arts Center, with easy access to shopping opportunities for "everything hummingbird."

No admission fee

Banding Demonstration: A tiny numbered band is attached to a hummingbird's leg so that its movements can be scientifically followed! You will never forget seeing tiny hummingbirds up close--and maybe even being chosen to release one after it is banded.

We will email the location and directions to the banding sites.

NOTE: The banding locations are handicapped (wheelchair and walker) accessible at Saturday and Sunday locations, only. Friday location is NOT handicapped accessible. ALL BANDING SITES HAVE NO RESTROOM ACCESSIBILITY, SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY.    

 Banding Advance Ticket: $30    Banding at the Door Ticket: $35

Click button to learn more about hummingbird banding!

Hummingbird Garden Tours:  Experience the magic of hummingbirds in the beautiful red rock setting of Sedona! Just a note, the hummingbirds are on their own schedule, and if they don't happen to be present in a particular garden when you are, you will still have a chance to see what the gardens have to offer in terms of hummingbird-attracting plants in a high desert environment.

They can be purchased for either Saturday or Sunday permitting a self-guided garden visit at your own schedule. This allows you to visit the gardens and spend as much time as desired but still see lectures on the opposite day. You will take your PayPal receipt and bring it to SPAC location where you will get a wristband and garden tour map to enjoy the gardens.  You may pick them up anytime Fri/Sat/Sun after 8am. 

NOTE: The map of the gardens will detail which gardens are handicapped accessible. ALL GARDEN SITES HAVE NO RESTROOM ACCESSIBILITY, SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY.  

 Garden Advance Ticket: $30    Garden at the Door Ticket: $35

Click button to read the garden descriptions for this year's tours.

 

 

Early Morning Birding Trips:  WE HAVE 4 NEW BIRDING TRIPS ADDED TO THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL! Birders have the opportunity to visit different habitats; tickets are reasonably priced, but reservations are required because of extremely limited capacity. Trips are led by the Northern Arizona Audubon Society. Please arrive early, bring your binoculars, and water.  Be prepared to car pool as parking is limited at the birding sites. They leave the SPAC promptly at 6:30 AM. 

There are only 12 tickets available per location each day. Purchase in advance as they sell out quickly!

  Birding Advance Ticket: $30        Birding at the Door Ticket: $35

NOTE: The birding tours are NOT handicapped accessible. There is NO restroom availability, PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

Click button to read the birding trip descriptions for this year! 

 

Food Concession: We will be having delicious food trucks! Friday and Saturday will be the highly sought after Merkin Vineyard Kebab food truck that will also be serving gelato! On Sunday we will have Penny's Place in attendance - delectable burgers, wings, and BBQ chicken - bring your appetite!

Presentations, Marketplace, and on-site ticket sales at:

Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

located at Sedona Red Rock High School

995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road

Sedona, AZ  86336  

Gold Festival Sponsor

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We are so ecstatic that High Country Gardens has generously donated $1,000 to the Sedona Hummingbird festival and $1,500 to The International Hummingbird Society. We are so overjoyed for their support of our society and festival! High Country Gardens is imperative to our favorite pollinators. They supply flowers and vegetation that is not only beautiful but also environmentally sustainable. Click on logo for website.

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We are so thrilled with Perky Pet's generous donation to the Sedona Hummingbird Festival! They have given the festival $1,000! They have also donated $1,500 to The International Hummingbird Society. We are so appreciative of them and their efforts on making this year's festival a success! Click on their logo to go to their website for all of your birding needs. 

Silver Festival Sponsor

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Major thanks to Sedona Red Rock Lock for donating $1,000 to our Sedona Hummingbird Festival! You can be rest assured that Sedona Red Rock Lock will ensure the safety of your property. Click logo for their website. 

Ruby Festival Sponsor

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Our sincerest gratitude to the Northern Arizona Audubon Society for their generosity in helping the 2023 Sedona Hummingbird Festival be a success with a $500 donation!  Click on their logo to check out their website.

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A huge thank you to Gold Crest Distributing for their $500 donation to the 2023 festival! We appreciate your support! Gold Crest has all of your bird needs taken care of. From an assortment of bird feeders, bird houses, and more you'll be all set! Click on logo for website.

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A huge thank you to Oak Creek Watershed Council for their $500 donation to the 2023 festival! We appreciate their support. Without water there would be no flowers and without flowers, there would be no hummingbirds!

Festival Partners

Festival partners are establishments or individuals who have earned our gratitude by helping the festival be a success.

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Natural Grocers Thank you to Natural Grocers for supplying us with snacks for our volunteers for the festival.

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Clark's Market A big thank you to Clark's Market for supplying us with water for the festival in 2022. Clark's Market also included the Society in their Non-profit Monday, giving us 5% of their proceeds of that day's sales — a tremendous gift!

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Dahl Restaurant Group Big thank you to Dahl Restaurant Group for donating two gift cards to Pisa Lisa! They have such delicious pizza. 

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Oak Creek Espresso Thank you to Oak Creek Espresso for supplying us with all of our coffee and supplies for the 2023 festival.

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The Melting Point  The Melting Point donated a gorgeous glass hummingbird to our raffle for the festival.

Check out our former executive director, Beth Kingsley Hawkins, as she talks of the magic of the Sedona Hummingbird Festival! Here is part 1!


 

Enjoy more on the Sedona Hummingbird Festival with part 2!
 

Listen to the last details of our incredible festival with part 3!

See our board member Carole Turek tour the 2022 Sedona Hummingbird Festival, including up-close observations of hummingbird banding.

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