Anna’s Hummingbird photo by Lisa Meyers Swanson
Cathedral Rock photo by Beth Kingsley Hawkins
Sedona Hummingbird Festival
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN ARIZONA TO SEE HUMMINGBIRDS!
The Sedona Hummingbird Festival has ended! It was a great success! Thank you to our staff, volunteers, presenters, vendors, banders, hosts of the garden tours, hosts of the birding tours, special attraction folks, food vendors, and everyone who has donated! Without each and everyone of you, this festival would not have happened! See you all next year!
YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT IS YOUR TICKET AND ALL SALES ARE FINAL; NO REFUNDS
Check out our 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!
Presentations: 3 days of presentations by hummingbird experts from around the world in the modern, air-conditioned Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Tickets at the door are $140.00 (3 day) and $60.00 for a single day (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
Livestream: The three day presentations will be livestreamed on Facebook (you do not need an account to view) a donation based viewing of the presentations would be greatly appreciated! Stay tuned for the link for the Facebook page.
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.
Tickets at the door are $30.00. 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: ONLY TWO of the FIVE participating gardens ARE handicapped accessible. The map of the gardens will detail which gardens are handicapped accessible. ALL GARDEN SITES HAVE NO RESTROOM ACCESSIBILITY, SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
Gala Banquet Celebration: A delightful highlight of the 3-day event Saturday evening, with delicious dinner and good times. Live music at Gala will be by Meadowlark: a dynamic duo - Rick Cyge on guitar and Lynn Trombetta on flute. Beth Kingsley Hawkins will offer a special presentation: Conscious Nesting in Sedona. There will be a silent auction to include one of Gamini's outstanding hummingbird paintings, three bottles of our hummingbird wine with Gamini's original label, and one of Beth Kingsley Hawkins metallic hummingbird prints. Menu choices are steak, salmon, or vegetarian. SOLD OUT!
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.
Tickets are $30.00 and are available at the door. 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!
Exhibits (free): The Hummingbird Marketplace (exhibitors and vendors area), held in the lobby of the Sedona Performing Arts Center, with easy access to shopping opportunities for "everything hummingbird." No admission fee!
Food Concession: We have delicious food trucks! Friday will be the amazing Old Crow BBQ food truck and Saturday will be the highly sought after Merkin Vineyard Kebab food truck as well as their gelato food truck! WE DO NOT HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY, SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
Early Morning Bird Trips: 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. Tickets are $25.00 online and $30.00 at the door and are available on the ticket page. Below are descriptions for each birding trip to help you decide which one is for you! Tickets available until July 27th.
Oak Creek Canyon - should see higher elevation birds such as broad-tailed hummingbird, acorn woodpecker, house wren, white-breasted nuthatch, western tanager, cordilleran flycatcher. Also, a chance for Rivoli's hummingbird and warblers like painted redstart, red-faced, & grace's.
Page Springs - this is not a hummingbird trip, but you should see common black hawk, bridled titmouse, bell's vireo, brown-crested flycatcher, wood duck, and probably the most species of any trip. Also, chances for zone-tailed hawk, osprey, and water birds.
Chuckwalla - this is not a hummingbird trip, but guaranteed to see cactus wren & curve-billed thrasher. other likely birds are canyon towhee, ash-throated flycatcher, western kingbird, cardinal, woodhouse scrub jay, phainopepla. and if time permits leader might stop on way back for vermillion flycatcher and other birds.
Sedona wetlands and yard - a short walk around the wetlands for over summering ducks, nesting coots, pied-billed grebes, ruddy ducks, killdeer, song sparrows. other possibilities include yellow warbler, common yellowthroat, bullock's oriole. then a drive to a house with 20 hummingbird feeders that also has nesting summer tanagers, gila & ladderback woodpeckers, hooded oriole, and more.
NOTE: The birding tours are NOT handicapped accessible.
After the birding guides are paid, a large percentage of the sales goes to Northern Arizona Audubon Society.
*Children 12 and under are free for all activities with a paid adult.
COVID -Since BA 5 COVID subvariant is reportedly on the rise, wearing masks at the festival is entirely up to you, particularly at the Hummingbird Marketplace if the lobby is crowded. The seating in the auditorium for the presentations allows ample space for social distancing, if so desired. Food trucks outside will be available for lunch which can be eaten outside as there is abundant patio space. Gardens, banding demonstrations, and birding trips are all, of course, outside.
Presentations, Marketplace, and on-site ticket sales will take place at:
Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
located at the Sedona Red Rock High School
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road
Sedona, AZ 86336
Lodging partners are companies that have earned our gratitude by offering free accommodations to our presenters and/or offering discounts to festival participants.
Poco Diablo Resort Marvel at spectacular red rock monoliths as you unwind at Poco Diablo Resort and Spa, a comfortable and affordable full-service hotel and spa in Sedona, Arizona. Thank you for accommodating our presenter for one night. During the summer you can stay two nights and get the third night
El Portal Sedona's Luxury Hotel Tucked away from the heart of Sedona, El Portal Sedona Hotel is an upscale hacienda-style property brimming with grandeur and boutique charm. Thank you for donating 3 night for one of our presenters.
Courtyard by Marriott Courtyard by Marriott Sedona is located in the beautiful red rock mountains of Arizona, just 3 miles south of the bustling uptown Sedona city center. The spectacular views of the majestic mountain ranges will entice you to get outside to experience the thousands of acres of the Coconino National Forest literally at your fingertips. Thank you to Courtyard by Marriott for their accommodations for our festival!
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Sedona Real Inn & Suites Comfort and freedom to be the “real” you, where you are comfortable letting your guard down and enjoy life. With easy access to some of Arizona’s best parks, uptown Sedona, restaurants, and shopping; the hotel acts as a home base for adventure, entertainment, and activity. Guests rave about the complimentary hot breakfast, spacious & cozy rooms, and pet & kid-friendly family park where everyone can gather around the fire pit. Our hotel is ideal for Sedona Hummingbird Festival goers as we are minutes away from the venue and attractions!
Ask for the special rate code called Hummingbird Festival and receive 15% off. It is our special LOCAL rate for festival attendees, vendors and volunteers.
Festival partners are establishments or individuals who have earned our gratitude by helping the festival be a success.
Natural Grocers Thank you to Natural Grocers for supplying us with snacks for our volunteers for the festival!
Oak Creek Espresso Thank you to Oak Creek Espresso for supplying us with all of our coffee and supplies for this year's festival!
Vortex Optics - Since 1986, we have been and remain an American-owned, veteran-owned, family-owned and operated business of hard-working folks headquartered next to our friendly neighbors in Barneveld, Wisconsin. We work diligently to give you the best optics, apparel, and service in any industry. A big thank you for donating many gadgets for this year's festival!