Pool parties, good eats, festivals and more: They’re all part of the activities for Memorial Day weekend in Phoenix.


Arizona Restaurant Week

May 19-28

The holiday weekend is your last chance to indulge your inner foodie without breaking the bank at one of over 100 Phoenix-area restaurants. Whether you’re looking to try a longtime Phoenix favorite or a buzzed-about newcomer, this is the time to do it when participating restaurants offer a $33 or $44 three-course prix-fixe menu. Tables fill up fast, so make your reservations now.

See a list of participating restaurants here.

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Artizen, a participating location in Arizona Restaurant Week

Phoenix Caribbean Carnival

May 26-28

A taste of the island life comes to the desert at the Phoenix Caribbean Carnival. Themed parties take place each night of the festival at different spots around town. See the link above for a full list of events and locations.


LUSTRE Rooftop Bar All-American Weekend

May 26-29

Spend Memorial Day weekend poolside at LUSTRE Rooftop Garden, one of our favorite rooftop pools in Phoenix. There will DJs, outdoor BBQ and plenty of fun in the sun.

LUSTRE Rooftop Garden at the Hotel Palomar Phoenix, 2 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix 85004
(602) 253-0231

Pool Parties

Talking Stick Resort’s Release pool party series features EDM artists Steve Aoki on May 27 and Afrojack on May 28.


Cave Creek Balloon Festival

May 27

See the desert sky light up with the glow of hot air balloons at this Saturday night event. Live music, food and drinks, kids’ activities and more are part of the fun.

Rancho Manana Golf Course, 5734 E Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek 85331

Cave Creek Balloon FestivalCave Creek Balloon Festival



Phoenix Comicon

May 26-28

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture experience of the Southwest. Fans can meet with their favorite creators, actors, authors and get their autograph or a photo opp, and enjoy events and programming for the whole family. 

Phoenix Convention Center, 100 North 3rd Street, Phoenix


Memorial Day Grill at the Mill

May 29

Join Queen Creek Olive Mill for Memorial Day with live music, burgers and sandwiches, beer, wine, and sangria, and lawn games. Bring a chair or blanket and relax this holiday by grooving and sipping away to great entertainment and fun.

25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek
(480) 888-9290


Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer and Military Memorial Park

Join keynote speaker Len Marcisz in honoring Arizona's fallen heroes. Several fraternal organizations and local reenactor groups in historic dress will also participate in the day's ceremonies.

1313 W Jefferson St Phoenix, AZ
(602) 534-1262

Memorial Day Observance


Avondale Memorial Candlelight Service

May 29

This event honors the men and women that have served our country with a candlelight vigil, special military presentation, guest speakers and music honoring those who have served. 

Avondale City Hall Amphitheater, 11465 West Civic Center Dr., Avondale
(480) 735-4881


Memorial Day Rally: Flags for Our Fallen

Riders USA will be parking their bikes along the many flags that will be lined on Cave Creek road. Join them to honor those who have fallen and pay thanks to their families as they enter the cemetery. A ceremony will then follow inside of the cemetery.

N Cave Creek Rd & E Pinnacle Peak Rd Phoenix, AZ


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