Marking the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend in Phoenix (and beyond) means pool parties, specials on frosty cocktails and family-friendly fun. Where to celebrate? Here’s where to ring in the holiday weekend.
This Labor Day weekend, Queen Creek Olive Mill has you covered with summer’s Chill at the Mill specials. On Sept. 2 and Sept. 3, enjoy happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. From Friday to Sunday, chow down on two pizzas and two pints for $35. That’s in addition to The Mill’s daily summer specials, like $2 off single scoops of gelato after 2 p.m. and an Olive Oil 101 ticket and a glass of bubbly for $10.
From fireworks to live music, dining specials to mimosa-fueled yoga, there is no shortage of holiday weekend excitement at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. All Labor Day weekend, enjoy Morning Mimosa Yoga at 8 a.m. at the spa; live music at Plaza Bar (plus, cigar-rolling on Friday); tasty specials at Ironwood American Kitchen, including Al Forno Fridays and Southern Comfort Saturdays; and endless family fun thanks to Fairmont’s Adventure Summer. Book a stay via the resort’s Adventure Summer package or Arizona Resident’s Rate to receive a 30 percent discount from best available rate.
W Scottsdale hosts a Star-Spangled Splash to celebrate Labor Day. Party-goers can expect backyard lawn games, complimentary ice cream and music by resident DJ’s all weekend long, from Friday, Sept. 2, to Monday, Sept. 5. The AWAY Spa will also be holding specials during the weekend, including Beauty Boost with Eye Recovery Treatment for $90, Quick Fix Massage with Revitalize Enhancement for $90 and much more. To reserve a table or cabanas, contact the VIP host at 602.405.0099. Tickets are available at cottontaillounge.com. Hotel guests get free access to weekend events and get 2,000 points per night with rooms package.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill is celebrating the last days of summer with its Labor Day Celebration: Last Hurrah of the Summer. From Sept. 2 to Sept. 5, guests can enjoy a new savings special each day–starting with $5 frozen Thai Mais and ginger-lime margaritas on Friday and ending with all-day happy hour on Monday.
Join in on the holiday weekend fun at the OH Pool. On Monday, Sept. 5, treat yourself to barbecue eats, (like smoked BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and applewood-smoked chicken wings), sip on cocktails and enjoy poolside beats with a DJ from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. The hotel will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the United Food Bank. In addition, it’s donating $1 of each featured dish to United Food Bank. Reserve your daybed, cabana, or guestroom to enjoy pool access starting at 10 a.m.
Celebrate the end of summer this Labor Day at Roaring Fork in Scottsdale with its annual “Dinner on Us” promotion on Sept. 5. Guests can enjoy a BOGO (buy one, get one free) offer all evening long beginning at 4 p.m.
Diego Pops is celebrating Labor Day with its popular Taco Monday specials with $3 tacos all day. Guests can also enjoy happy hour specials from 3 until 6 p.m., including Diego Margaritas for $6 and enjoy half-off apps.
Hang out at The Montauk in Scottsdale this Labor Day and enjoy brunch from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. while listening to local DJs spin music throughout the day.
This Labor Day, Salt and Lime in Scottsdale is pouring its popular house margaritas on special for $5, frozen or on the rocks.
Celebrate Labor Day weekend at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, where guests can enjoy live music, tequila tastings and menu specials at Rita’s Cantina & Bar; a decadent wagyu New York steak special at Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar; and hard seltzer tastings, live music and menu specials at Hoppin’ Jacks.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offers the perfect locale for soaking up Labor Day weekend in Phoenix with F&B specials in the lobby; complimentary poolside treats (like slushies, shaved ice and fruit skewers); Just A Splash Bar & Grill and Twenty6 menu specials; and nonstop fun at the Family Escape Center (think water balloon toss, face painting, bocce ball, crafts and more).
Perhaps your Labor Day weekend calls for some mega self-care. Enchantment Resort in Sedona offers access to more than 400 miles of scenic and iconic hiking and biking trails–and the resort’s new Trail House, where expert guides help guests uncover nearby trails. Plus, Enchantment Resort’s Kids Camp Coyote will be in full swing for little ones for the holiday weekend. Designed to educate and inspire the youngest travelers, kids can enjoy nature walks, painting, scavenger hunts, culinary activities and more.
Skysill Rooftop Lounge at The Westin Tempe
Skysill Rooftop Lounge will host a special event on Monday, Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. featuring a DJ, a 15 percent off discount for Tempe residents with a valid ID or ASU ID, $5 domestic drafts, six Truly Hard Seltzers for $25 and a specialty barbecue menu.
On Sept. 4 from 2 to 7 p.m., FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel hosts the perfect way to ring in Labor Day weekend in Phoenix via its popular Passport Destination series. The pool deck party will feature delicious cold bar specialties prepared by Chef Shane Jackson, poolside drink specials by Match Market & Bar and a DJ spinning the hottest beats. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best all-white fashion for the event. Admission is free.
Entertainment is at a premium at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort this Labor Day weekend. Listen to poolside entertainment, enjoy summery spa specials, see a spot-on Shania Twain tribute show on Sept. 3, sip on hard seltzer drink specials and cash out (fingers crossed!) during the casino resort’s $10,000 Labor Day giveaway.
Williams Labor Daze Fest returns for the second year of this fundraising event to the Williams Rodeo Grounds. The two-day event starts Sept. 3 with a kid’s zone, food trucks, a craft market and vendors, while Sept. 4 makes way for a beer festival hosted by Grand Canyon Brewing + Distillery. Guests can enjoy live music and will have the chance to vote for their favorite sips and one lucky brand will leave with an award for people’s choice. Then, stick around for an amazing firework show at 8 p.m. All proceeds from Labor Daze benefits the Williams Volunteer Fire Department.
Who doesn’t love a good Labor Day sale? Local outdoor furniture company Neighbor offers up a Labor Day sale on its entire furniture collection. Starting August 19 through Sept. 6, customers receive 10 percent off their entire order. (They will receive 15 percent off on orders over $6,000.)
Royal Palms Resort and Spa provides a restful retreat before the summer season is over. Starting Sept. 2 and all weekend long, resort guests can enjoy a variety of fitness and wellness classes as well as a VOTE and FLOAT on Sept. 3 (guests vote the next cocktail to be added to the poolside menu) and a Guac This Way cooking demo on Sept. 4.
[Updated: the event has been moved to Sept. 10 at 10 a.m.] On Saturday, Sept. 3, guests can kick off their holiday weekend just right by getting the first chance to experience Scottsdale-based Gastromé Market’s elusive offerings, free samples, meet and greets with vendors, music and more. The first 100 people in line when market doors open at 10 a.m. will receive a complimentary Champagne toast for their table each time they visit for a year.
Fired Pie is offering 20 percent off an entrée on Labor Day with code LBR20. Applicable online or in-store.
Pedal Haus Brewery is offering its new “World’s Best Happy Hour” for extended hours on Labor Day, from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Phoenix and Chandler locations. The specials include: $4 select Haus beers, $5 well drinks, $6 Haus margaritas and Haus wine and $7 steins. To eat, enjoy $3 bacon popcorn, $4 Haus mac and cheese, $5 loaded fries, $6 Haus smoked wings and $7 happy burgers.
ComicX at Desert Ridge Marketplace will offer $1 domestic draft beer with the purchase of an entrée or 10 percent off on all to-go orders on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5.
In honor of Labor Day, veteran-owned and -operated, Flip Flop Shop, will offer several discounts on a variety of shoes, valid Friday, Sept. 2, to Monday, Sept. 5.
This Labor Day, Radi8 Hot Yoga at Desert Ridge Marketplace will offer a new Student Special: seven days of Yoga for $22, which can be claimed online or in studio. Radi8 will also offer 25 percent off all retail and yoga gear and apparel.