The end of summer is near, but before we welcome the cooler temperatures we hope fall brings, let’s celebrate summer one last time. Check out our list of the best Labor Day Weekend celebrations and things to do in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.
Labor Day Weekend will work overtime at W Scottsdale this year. The hotel will host a nonstop roster of live entertainment and the industry’s hottest female DJ’s who will spin an epic summer sendoff. On Saturday, September 5, hit the W Scottsdale WET Deck for a live performance by world-famous DJ Brooke Evers. Then, on Sunday, September 6, super-duo DJ KimKat will take the tables for a day party set fusing EDM, Hip-Hop, Trance and Top 40. Guests at W Scottsdale receive complimentary access to the hotel’s Labor Day happenings (two tickets will be provided per bed in each accommodation). Room rates start at just $224 per night.
For additional details about Labor Day at W Scottsdale, visit wscottsdalehotel.com.
Maya Day + Nightclub
Maya Day + Nightclub, the high-energy entertainment venue in Scottsdale, will kick off Labor Day Weekend with Skrillex on Saturday, September 5, with doors opening at 12pm. Sunday, September 6, the Labor Day celebrations continue with Headhunterz with doors opening at noon.
To purchase tickets, visit MayaClubAZ.com.
Hotel Valley Ho
Celebrate Labor Day with a weekend stay at Hotel Valley Ho, Downtown Scottsdale’s hip hideaway. The Stay2Play Package is the best deal of summer, including $30 in hotel gift cards nightly, two welcome drinks, upgraded Internet, and much more. Check out the OH Pool for cool vibes, handcrafted cocktails, DJ entertainment, and private cabanas. DJ Mr. P-Body spins on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with DJ Adrian Michaels on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of drink specials to keep you cool. The pool area is reserved for hotel registered guests only, so be sure to book your room. Start your day with brunch at ZuZu on Saturday or Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Build a custom drink at the Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For an added indulgence, book the Recovery Sunday Spa Package at VH Spa and enjoy 90 minutes of spa treatments and a glass of wine for $99.
For details on the Stay2Play Package and selfie contest, or reservations, call 480.248.2000 or visit HotelValleyHo.com.
This Labor Day Weekend, partygoers are invited to soak in the sun over the last holiday weekend of the summer on the third floor pool deck of LUSTRE Bar. The pool opens at 11am Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7, with a $10 entrance fee for non-hotel guests (free entry if you show your UBER receipt). A guest DJ will spin tunes from 2pm – 6pm and 8pm until midnight on Sept. 5, from 2pm – 6pm on Sept. 6 and 1pm -5pm on Sept. 7. Activities such as table tennis, cornhole and champong (a Fab AZ favorite!) are available for unlimited fun in the sun. For those looking to extend the summer fun, Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering room packages throughout the summer.
To book a cabana at LUSTRE Bar, call 480.478.1765. To book a room, visit hotelpalomar-phoenix.com or call 602.253.6633.
Phoenix Cooks, one of the biggest annual food events in the Phoenix area, returns for its 11th year on September 5, 2015, 10am -3pm at Westin Kierland in Scottsdale. For one day, the Valley’s best chefs convene to share a variety of tasty dishes for attendees to sample to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Admission includes unlimited food, wine, beer and spirit samplings throughout the day. Tickets are $85 General Admission in advance, $100 at the door and $60 for Designated Drivers.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit phoenixcooks.com.
Detroit rapper and lyricist, Deja Trimble, a.k.a. DeJ Loaf, will perform at Livewire on Friday, September 4, doors opening at 8pm. Dej Loaf has released four mixtapes, signed with Columbia Records and peaked at number 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, all since the start of her career in 2011. She has gained the recognition of big names in the rap and hip-hop industry including the likes of Drake and Eminem. Her latest EP, World Champions, was released earlier this year.
To reserve tickets and/or for more information, visit LivewireAZ.com.
Bad Water Brewing is hosting the first annual Scottsdale Streetside BBQ on Saturday, September 5, 2015, 4-10pm in Old Town Scottsdale. Held in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale near Bad Water Brewing’s Tap Room, this 21 and over event will feature live music, food and beverages from local vendors, outdoor lawn-style games, plus a TV tent for cheering on ASU in its first season game against Texas A&M. Admission to the event is only $10, and food and beverages are an additional cost.
To purchase tickets, visit scottsdalestreetsidebbq.eventbrite.com.