Photo: Maya Day and Nightclub / Kevin Brost Photography
Even though it has been summer temps here for weeks, Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick off to the summer season. Check out some of the great Memorial Day Weekend parties happening in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas this year.
Enjoy sun, cocktails and fun at W Scottsdale for Memorial Day Weekend with special DJs lined up for Saturday and Sunday. Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend 2016 on the WET Pool Deck with summertime cocktails and live beats by DJ Saint Clair on Saturday and The Jump Smokers on Sunday. For VIP cabana and daybed reservations, call 480.970.2101. For room reservations, visit wscottsdalehotel.com.
Maya Day and Nightclub
Maya Day and Nightclub has DJs lined up all weekend long for Memorial Day Weekend 2016. The nightclub lineup includes Thomas Jack on Friday, May 27 and #MayaOnSaturdays with Knick Knack on Saturday, May 28. The dayclub lineup features DJ Circle, DJ Jen Jones, and Ray Cache on Saturday, May 28 and Rudimental DJ Set on Sunday, May 29. To reserve VIP tables, contact VIP@MayaClubAZ.com. To purchase tickets, visit MayaClubAZ.com.
Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort has lined up top DJs for the entire 3 day weekend as part of their Release pool parties. Skrillex makes his Talking Stick Resort debut on Saturday. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 week of show and $50 day of show. Sunday features German record producer, musician and DJ Robin Schulz. Doors open at 11am. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 week of show and $25 day of show. Registered hotel guests will get free entry, up to a total of 4 guests. MastaMonk wraps up the weekend on Monday, doors opening at 11am, free admission. For cabana pricing and details for any of the 3 days, call 866.877.9897. To book a room, visit talkingstickresort.com.
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch has a newly renovated pool, including poolside cabanas and the Twisted Vine Pool Bar and Grill serving up food and drinks right at the pool. Memorial Day Weekend will feature 70’s themed live music and dive-in movies. Pool use is for resort guests only. For more information and to book a room, visit destinationhotels.com.
Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, Hotel Palomar Phoenix will be hosting a start of summer pool party. The pool opens at 11am daily and a guest DJ will spin tunes from 2pm until 6pm and 8pm until midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 2pm until 6pm on Monday. On Saturday, guests will enjoy an Effen Vodka tasting from 2pm until 4pm, local band “Elvis Before Noon” performing from 2pm until 6pm and DJ Peabody spinning from 8pm until midnight. There is a $10 entrance fee for non-hotel guests that can be purchased at the door. For more information, visit hotelpalomar-phoenix.com.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess opens its sixth and largest pool – Sunset Beach – with 830 tons of white sand, glamorous cabanas and 102 luxurious new guest rooms, further making this resort a dreamy play-cation destination. Centered around the new pool opening is “Summer Beach Party at the Princess,” taking place every weekend Memorial Day through Labor Day. This celebration is a splashy mix of fun throughout the resort with cool rides down waterslides, Techno Glo pool parties, Dive In movies, the new 4-story Aqua Flyer inflatable waterslide, the new Mermaid University, Swashbuckler Academy and three summer fairies, Dew Drop, Sparkles and Poppy Pixie, who are delightful new Fairmont friends to meet. Fireworks then light up the sky summer Saturday evenings, and holiday weekends including Memorial Day. Memorial Day weekend 2016 kicks off with nightly beach party concerts from tribute bands: Friday, May 27 is Surf’s Up (Beach Boys); Saturday, May 28 is Coral Paradise (Jimmy Buffet) and Sunday, May 29, Desperado (The Eagles). For more information and to book a room, visit scottsdaleprincess.com.
Hotel Valley Ho
Kick back this Memorial Day Weekend at the hip Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale, with live music poolside, brunch and the Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar at ZuZu, and cool deals at VH Spa. Hotel guests can enjoy live music and DJs all weekend at the OH Pool. Rose Colored Eyes plays Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with local DJs spinning Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Book a private cabana starting at $199 Friday and $349 Saturday or Sunday and have it made in the shade. Wake up to brunch at ZuZu on Saturday or Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., including the build-your-own Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar starting at 9 a.m. For more information, visit hotelvalleyho.com.