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 Summer Art Exhibits

Opt indoors this Labor Day weekend for your last chance to see two Phoenix art exhibits. The Heard Museum features masterpieces by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera for the only North American tour stop. You should also head to the Musical Instrument Museum for Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces, an exhibit showcasing a collection of instruments featuring stunning inlay design.

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Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces at Musical Instrument Museum



Phoenix Cooks!

September 3

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.

Phoenix Cooks
Phoenix Cooks!


Labor Day Pool Party at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar

September 2-4

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. 

LUSTRE Rooftop BarLUSTRE Rooftop Bar


EDM Pool Parties

September 2-4

Spend the weekend with electronic music stars Timmy Trumpet (Friday) at Maya Day and Nightclub, and Dada Life (Saturday) and Tiesto (Sunday) at Release at Talking Stick Resort.


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 Summer Splash Birthday Bash package, Kimpton Hotel Palomar’s 100 Days of Summer deal, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa Splash into Summer rates, and the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s Big Chill Summer package are just a few of the specials expiring soon.

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Some resorts are sending their summer rates off with a grand farewell and weekend of Labor Day activities:


Labor Day Weekend at The Phoenician Resort

September 2-4

Head to the The Phoenician Resort for a long weekend filled with activities for kids of all ages. Go on a golf course safari tour, participate in a hula hoop contest, or make a splash at a dive-in movie. 


Labor Day Dream-cation at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

September 1-4

The resort’s Annual Labor Day Dream-cation sets sail with Cuban cruise ship-themed activities, Mermaid University and Swashbuckler Academy, fireworks, and dive in movies. Activities are available to resort guests only.


Labor Day Weekend at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

September 1-4

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, glow party, poolside movies and music and a Native American culturally themed program.


Labor Day Weekend at Hotel Valley Ho

September 1-4

Kick back this Labor Day with poolside DJs, yoga, live music, and spa specials. Soak up the sun by the pool all weekend long or enjoy a a relaxing spa day at Hotel Valley Ho. 



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