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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. 1-2

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. Baltimore Orioles

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


Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies 

Sept. 4 

Watch the D-backs take on the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Get your Diamondbacks tickets here

Chase Field
401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix


First Friday Art Walk 

Sept. 1 

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.

Downtown Phoenix

PhxArt AfterHours

Sept. 1 

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.

Phoenix Art Museum 

Saboten Con

Sept. 1-4

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. 

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown


Go Tubing on the Salt River

Sept. 1-4

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 

Sept. 2

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. 

Egyptian Motor Hotel 


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


Let's Roll Summer at The Princess

Sept. 2

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.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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Labor Day Pool Party at the Egyptian Motor Hotel 

Sept. 1

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. 

Egyptian Motor Hotel
765 Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007


Labor Day at the Arizona Biltmore

Sept. 1-4

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. 

Arizona Biltmore
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016


Pool Party at Andaz Scottsdale

Sept. 1-4

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. 

Andaz Scottsdale 
6114 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253


All-White Attire Pool Party at W Scottsdale

Sept. 2-4

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.

W Scottsdale
7277 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

DJ Kim E Fresh at ADERO Scottsdale Resort

Sept. 3

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.

ADERO Scottsdale Resort
13225 N Eagle Ridge Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85268


Yacht Rock Pool Party at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel

Sept. 2

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