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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.


Arizona Black Rodeo

Sept. 2-4

The Arizona Black Rodeo is one of the largest and most popular African-American events in Arizona, attracting more than 9,000 rodeo fans across a weekend of Western experiences.

WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale


Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Sept. 4

Catch a game in air-conditioned comfort when the D-backs take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field. Get your Diamondbacks tickets here

Chase Field
401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix


Early Labor Day Extravaganza at Luckys

Sept. 4

Local band, The Retro Connection, will be playing jams on the patio from 6 to 9 p.m., and guests can appease their appetite with arepas from MozzArepas until 2 a.m. In addition, DJs OH Allen the DJ and DJ Soloman will tag-team a special music video set from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. to keep the party going all night long. 

Luckys Indoor Outdoor
817 N. 2nd St., Phoenix


Go Tubing on the Salt River

The Salt River is one of Greater Phoenix's classic summer activities. Learn more about the Salt River here, and go tubing on the weekend. 

Arizona Salt River Tubing & Recreation
9200 N. Bush Highway, Mesa


Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden

Sept. 3

This is the last weekly flashlight tour of the year! Guests beam their own flashlights along the self-paced trails to capture night-blooming plants and animals that chirp, whirr and flutter in the desert after dark. Nocturnal Garden explorers can experience a different adventure every night through activities promoting play, learning and adventure.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix


Saturday Morning Train Ride

Sept. 3

Enjoy a relaxing train ride through Verde Canyon. Spacious living room-style seating near panoramic windows. Individually packaged, freshly-made breakfast snacks; blueberry minimuffins and yogurt parfait with granola and fresh fruit, are served at your seats. Bottled water is available throughout the trip. Full bar service is available in every car. Bottled water is provided throughout the trip. All seating cars connect to open-air viewing platforms.

Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale

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Royal Palms Resort & Spa

Sept. 2-4

Spend a long weekend with craft cocktails, live music and refreshing dips in the pool. Plan your getaway with up to 15%* off with the Linger Longer, Save More offer, use code FALL22 to book. Enjoy a welcoming cheers with flavorful sangria, explore the resort grounds with a history tour, take part in a variety of fitness classes and cheers with Happy Hour and Live Music.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix


Labor Day Weekend Luau at Rise Uptown

Sept. 4

Enjoy a Hawaiian cookout, tropical cocktails, DJ entertainment, and Lylo swag. Snag your general admission ticket, or upgrade to a daybed or lounge chair for the ultimate afternoon out. All reservations include one Mr. Hendricks cocktail per person, barbeque huli huli chicken, kalua pork, mac salad, pineapple rice, salad, and pool access.

Rise Uptown
400 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

Sept. 2-5

With activities Friday, September 2 -  Monday, September 5, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Race down the high-speed water slide for a chance to win prizes or get creative with craft kits, finger painting, cosmic colors and other art projects. Test your aim with a cornhole tournament or see how long you last in a water balloon contest. Soak up the sun with poolside delighters and a sand castle competition.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale


We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

Sept. 3-5

Listen to poolside entertainment, see a spot-on Shania Twain tribute show, sip on an ice-cold hard seltzer, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, and enjoy a great rate, thanks to the Summer Staycation package.

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
10438 WeKoPa Way, Fort McDowell


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SkyTop Lounge at ADERO Scottsdale

Sept. 3-4

Say goodbye to summer and welcome the fall with our above-the-clouds cookout at SkyTop on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 5:00 p.m. Featuring a burger bar, hot dogs, beer, live entertainment, cava and slushy machines for the whole family.

ADERO Scottsdale
13225 N. Eagle Ridge Dr., Scottsdale


Labor Day at Roaring Fork

Sept. 5

Roaring Fork will be celebrating the Labor Day holiday with buy one, get one free offers all night long.

Roaring Fork
4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale