The International Hummingbird Society: Sedona Hummingbird Festival
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA TO SEE HUMMINGBIRDS!
We hope you will plan to attend our 2022 Sedona Hummingbird Festival, scheduled for July 29th – July 31st!
Presentations: 3 days of presentations by hummingbird experts from around the world in the modern, air-conditioned Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Advance tickets are $125.00 (3 day) and $50.00 for a single day (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Tickets are available on the ticket page.
Livestreaming: Can’t make it to the festival? Bring the festival home with our livestreaming of our presenters for the three-day event. Tickets are $75.00 and are available on the ticket 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.
Advance tickets are $25.00 and are available on the ticket page. 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. Advance tickets are $100.00 per person and are available on the ticket page. Menu choices are steak, salmon, or vegetarian.
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.
Advance tickets are $25.00 and are available on the ticket page. 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: An outside caterer will provide a lunchtime menu.
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 and are available on the ticket page.
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.
- Audience: Adult, Teen, Youth
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Field Trip/Outdoor Activity