Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, and if you’re like many people, you won’t have to work on Monday, September 3.
And fortunately, there’s a lot going on in Scottsdale that weekend – so whether you’re flying solo, hanging out with family or friends, or entertaining little ones who have time off school, you’ll have a great Labor Day.
5 Fun Things to Do in Scottsdale Over Labor Day Weekend 2018
Some of the best activities over Labor Day weekend include:
- Labor Day Weekend Splash Bash at the OdySea
- BLK Live Labor Day BBQ
- Swim Meet Labor Day Weekend Pool Party
- Phoenix Cooks!
- Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden
Labor Day Weekend Splash Bash at the OdySea
Giant water slides, a big foam party and even ice cream-eating contests take front-and-center at OdySea. The party starts September 1 and ends on September 3, when the aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for unlimited waterslide play are $5, which you can get here
BLK Live Labor Day BBQ
Have a blast at the Labor Day BBQ at BLK Live in Scottsdale. You can purchase all-you-can-eat BBQ for $25 per person and dine by the pool. All ages are welcome and the doors open at 12 p.m. You can learn more or get your tickets here
Swim Meet Labor Day Weekend Pool Party
Check out The Saguaro on September 1 and 2 where you can hear great music and play all day. Ages 21 and up are welcome. On Saturday, you’ll hear poolside vibes by Trill Tone x Lick, Soloman and Convince; on Sunday, DJ Hazardous and Soloman are playing.
Phoenix Cooks!, an annual festival featuring more than 20 top local chefs, is open on September 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westin Kierland. The event, which benefits Special Olympics Arizona, is open to all ages and will feature chefs including Justin Beckett, Christopher Gross and Robert McGrath. You can learn more here
Botanical Garden Flashlight Tour
Saturday, September 1, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., head to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. You and your companions (kids are welcome!) can see nocturnal desert creatures up-close and check out night-blooming plants, make crafts and learn plenty of fun facts from garden volunteers. You can learn more here