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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.
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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
Sept. 1 - 3
Catch a game in air-conditioned comfort when the D-backs take on the Baltimore Orioles at Chase Field. Get your Diamondbacks tickets here.
Watch the D-backs take on the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Get your Diamondbacks tickets here.
Experience one of the nation's largest, self-guided art walks on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. Tour more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related spaces throughout the Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue arts districts — as well as some worthwhile stops beyond — for a variety of artwork and creative expression, and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city. Check out our First Friday guide for all the details.
PhxArt AfterHours will include free admission to every gallery and exhibition, live music, art-making workshops, and specialty food and drink experiences inspired by special-engagement exhibition, Juan Francisco Elso: Por América , at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Saboten Con is Arizona's largest and longest running premier anime, gaming, cosplay, and J-pop culture convention. Saboten will feature vendors, artists, programming, special guests, and unlimited fun for everyone.
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
24 Hours at the Egyptian is a hotel takeover cannabis extravaganza that brings together cannabis enthusiasts for an all-inclusive celebration featuring live entertainment, DJ's, interactive activities, food trucks, vendors, and a wide array of cannabis products.
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
The ‘80s and ‘90s are back and flyer than ever at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Guests are invited to skate at an outdoor roller rink, game through a vintage arcade and themed laser tag adventure, and get their glow on at the Neon 9 mini golf course. Plus, guests can jiggy with it at the Let’s Glo Pool Parties and Dive-In Movies. As if there couldn’t be more, there are fireworks.
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Guests are invited to dress up in their favorite Barbie-themed swimwear and dance to Top 40 hits poolside. The evening entertainment will feature swimming, dancing, Go Go dancers, and drag queens.
Looking for a chill poolside desert night on Labor Day weekend? Take a dip at the Arizona Biltmore pool, enjoy a sunset slide ride, or take part in a guided bike ride.
The poolside DJ will be setting the perfect vibe on Labor Day weekend while guests have the opportunity to enjoy refreshing drinks and delectable bites from the pool bar. Adventurous folks will love the high-speed water slide, cornhole tournament, water balloon contest, and the sand castle competition! Craft kits, finger painting, and other art projects will be made available for all.
The W is hosting an all-white attire Labor Day party on the WET Deck. Resident DJ's will play hot beats and the hotel will offer cool cocktails. Upscale pool attire is required.
DJ Kim E Fresh has been named one of the Top Club DJs in Phoenix. Her eclectic taste will have everyone dancing—she plays everything from hip-hop to rock to reggae.
Set sail for a weekend of fun, food and festivities surrounding the Labor Day holiday at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and Match Market & Bar. DJ Edward Joseph will spin a sea of yacht rock classics poolside all night.
FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
1100 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004