Though we’ll be enjoying Phoenix’s warm sunny skies for some time to come, summer unofficially comes to an end with the final three-day weekend of the season. Enjoy the holiday with these top things to do for Labor Day in Phoenix:
Final weekend of resort summer specials
As the calendar fades to fall, a number of summer specials at local resorts and hotels come to an end. The Fairmont Scottsdale’s Sip, Savor & Sand package, Hotel Palomar’s 100 Days of Summer deal, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa summer rates, and the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s Big Chill Summer package are just a few of the specials expiring soon.
One thing most everyone loves to do during holiday weekends: Eat. Get your tickets to the annual Phoenix Cooks! festivities and sample the fare of more than 20 top local chefs. Get tips to take back to your own kitchen with live cooking demonstrations and classes throughout the day.
Experience the Andes at Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
Discover and celebrate South American culture and music with MIM. Live music, dance, regional wine samples, food and more are part of the weekend’s festivities.
Labor Day Pool Party at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar
Party poolside this weekend above the streets of downtown. LUSTRE’s 100 Days of Summer celebrates its final days with a weekend of DJs, games, cocktails, food and more.
EDM Pool Parties
Spend the weekend by the pool with electronic music stars Gareth Emery (Friday) and Odesza (Saturday) at Maya Day and Nightclub, and Hardwell (Saturday) and Erick Morillo (Sunday) at Release at Talking Stick Resort.
Labor Day Grill at Queen Creek Olive Mill
Leave the cooking to Queen Creek Olive Mill, as they’ll be offering up grilled sandwiches, Italian flatbreads and food truck options during their annual event. Live music, Olive Oil 101 classes, bag toss, and more are part of the festivities at the picturesque farm.
Labor Day Weekend Blast at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is cooling off its guests with weekend activities, including evening pool parties with entertainment, BBQ, poolside games and free rides on the Kierland FlowRider.
Labor Day Weekend at the Phoenician Resort
Available to resort guests only, the “On the Boardwalk” theme for Labor Day Weekend at The Phoenician will include walking illusionists, balloon sculptures, festive crafts and more on Saturday, September 3. Guests can also enjoy a weekend full of the resort’s signature fun such as water activities, scavenger hunts and Aqua Mermaid School.
Labor Day Dream-cation at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The resort’s Annual Labor Day Dream-cation sets sail with Caribbean cruise ship-themed activities, Mermaid University and Swashbuckler Academy and fireworks. Activities are available to resort guests only.
Labor Day Weekend at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
For one last water-soaked getaway, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort invites resort guests to a Labor Day weekend party. Weekend activities include games, an indoor bounce fest, techno glow slide, poolside movies and music and a Native American culturally themed program.