Stay tuned for next year's post! In the meantime, see what Memorial Day events occurred this past year.

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


Visit a Military Veteran Memorial

The spirit of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice also lives on in this city: From the mighty mountain peak named after Lori Piestewa to the legacy of former Sun Devil and Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman. Some history, however, is hidden in plain sight — which is why we've created this guide to Greater Phoenix's tributes to those who have served.


Royal Palms

May 26-29

Enjoy a weekend with great weather, live music, history tours, tequila tastings and more at the historic and luxurious Royal Palms Resort & Spa. 

Royal Palms Resort & Spa


W Scottsdale

May 27

Guests can enjoy an Memorial Weekend theme menu, with sounds by our resident DJ's, special acts and delighters and sip on our signature cocktails.

W Scottsdale


Wave: Above & Beyond

May 27

"The world’s biggest cult band” at Scottsdale's ultimate pool party! Above & Beyond, or Jono, Tony and Paavo as they are better known to their legions of fans around the world, have been at the forefront of electronic dance music for two decades. 

Talking Stick Resort


ADERO Scottsdale Resort

May 27-28

Indulge in mouthwatering eats from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday with live music from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For $15, choose from a variety of delicious options including cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, or bratwurst, with a complimentary bag of chips. Refreshing beverages will be available for purchase.

ADERO Scottsdale Resort, Autograph Collection


Honoring the Fallen at USSAZ Memorial Gardens at Salt River

May 29

To honor of Memorial Day, the relic room at USSAZ Memorial Garden at Salt River will be open to the public from 9am to 3pm. There will be a wreath laying at 9am. First 100 guests will receive poppy seeds.  

USSAZ Memorial Gardens at Salt River



May 29

On Memorial Day, Mavrix in Scottsdale is offering free bowling for veterans and active duty personnel who show their ID from 10am-3pm. In addition, the venue will open early at 10am and feature door buster deals, including buy one get one free $20 game cards and buy one get one free laser tag from 10am-11am.