When taking a trip to Arizona to visit the Dahn Yoga center in Sedona, travelers may want to add a little excitement into their meditative journey. This summer, the National Day of the Cowboy takes over the city's uptown district for a day of music, games and sporting events.
After doing one's breathing exercises for the day, visitors can watch the lively parade making its way down Jordan Road. Following the procession, there will be plenty of sidewalk entertainment, live performances of traditional western music, art exhibitions, craft demonstrations and much more.
The Sedona Main Street Program has been putting on this annual event since 2005, when President Bush designated the fourth Saturday of July as the Day of the Cowboy. This figure is celebrated because of his character and values – "honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, patriotism and a strong work ethic," according to the organizer's website.
Travelers can complement the relaxing elements of their Arizona vacation with a day of fun on July 23 when they head to uptown Sedona.