Labor Day Events in Arizona - Concerts, Festivals & Weekend Ideas

2012 Labor Day Events
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2012 Labor Day Events in Arizona

Trying to figure out how and where to spend Labor Day Weekend in Arizona?  Take a look at these great weekend ideas in Phoenix, Sedona, Prescott, Tucson and everywhere in between!

Find music festivals, art walks and even a Hawaiian Luau! Why not spend the weekend away from home? Come on, you deserve it! The Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa offers luxuriuos accommodations without breaking the bank!

PHOENIX - Classical Meets Jazz
Aug 31 - Enjoy an evening concert at the MIM. Classical meets jazz with works by Brahms, Piazzolla, Ellington, and Schoenfield. With outstanding acoustics and an up-close-and-personal experience, the MIM Music Theater is the Valley’s premier concert venue. Show at 7 pm,$29.50-$37.50, for tickets please call 480-478-6000.

FOUNTAIN HILLS - Jazz in the Hills
Aug 31 - Every Friday, some of the Valley's best Jazz musicians can be heard at the Fireside Grill in downtown Fountain Hills, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, 480-816-9047 or 602-810-7474.

SEDONA - Farmers Market
Aug 31 - Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, gluten free, vegan, hand-made chocolates, live music and much more! Tlaquepaque, creek-side parking lot, 8 – 11:30 am, 928-821-1133.

Watch our video of Tlaquepaque and spend the entire day ...

FLAGSTAFF - 63rd Annual Coconino County Fair 2012
Aug 31st - Sept 3rd: Featuring traditional fair exhibits, cultural presentations, local entertainment and national headliners, livestock auctions, carnival rides, commercial vendors and special themed areas. Coconino County Fairgrounds, Fri -Sun 10-10 pm, Mon 10-4 pm, 928-679-8000.

JEROME - First Saturday Art Walk
Sept 1: Visit 30+ unique art studios and galleries featuring jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings, sculpture and more. Meet the artists. 5-8 pm, free, 928-649-2277.

WILLIAMS - Labor Day Rodeo
Sept 1 - 2: The Rodeo returns to Williams when Slash M Rodeo Co. presents the Williams Labor Day Rodeo at the Williams Rodeo Grounds, 1 pm, gates open at 11 am, $10, kids 5 and under free, 520-403-3309.

SEDONA - Moonlight Madness Street Festival
Sept 1 - 3: This street festival includes free music and entertainment, children's activities, and sidewalk sales in numerous locations along Hwy. 89A & Hwy. 179 in the Main Street District, 928-204-2390.

PRESCOTT - Faire on the Square
Sept 1 – 3: Arts and crafts show with over 100 vendors including fine art, jewelry, food and much more. Enjoy the show under the cool American Elm trees around historic Courthouse Plaza, 9-3pm.

Watch our video of Prescott and take a tour through this historic town in Arizona.  Spend the weekend!

TOMBSTONE - Rendezvous of the Gunfighters
Sept 1 – 3: Gunfighter Groups group compete from throughout the U.S. Costume parade on Sunday on historic Allen Street, 10 – 4pm, free, 888-457-3929.

SONOITA - Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo
Sept 1 - 3: Old West rodeo, with timed events, barrel racing, a wild-horse race, and team roping events, and mutton busting and pee-wee events for little cowpokes at Sonoita Fairgrounds. Pre-rodeo begins at 1 pm daily, 520-455-5553. 

CAMP VERDE - Larry the Cable Guy
Sept 2: Performing Live at the Stargazer Pavilion northern Arizona's outdoor theater where the stars shine on stage and above you! Cliff Castle Casino, 8pm, Gates open at 6:30pm, Tickets $45 General, $65 Preferred, $85 VIP (all prices $5 more day of show), tickets at Castle Club or call 1-800-381-SLOT.

SEDONA - 7th Annual Harvest Festival
Sept 2: Includes musical acts, hay bale mazes, bocce games, and of course, plenty of wine. Page Springs Cellars, 2:30pm, $28(Members), $38 (Non-Members), 12 and under free, 928-639-3004.

BISBEE - Brewery Gulch Daze
Sept 2: Once home to more than 20 bars and brothels, Brewery Gulch today is the site of a daylong carnival of fun activities for all ages in Old Bisbee, 520-432-3554.

FLAGSTAFF - Labor Day Star Fest
Sept 2: This special event will feature indoor multimedia programs and telescopes set up for viewing celestial objects. Lowell Observatory, 5 – 9:30 pm, 928-233-3211.

CAVE CREEK - Hawaiian Luau & Pig Roast
Sept 2: One of Arizona’s last authentic Western towns will get a taste of Hawaii! Enjoy a thrilling “Fire Knife Dance” and lots of fun! Festivities include Pig Roast Luau Buffet, Ka'ea Mauna Lani Hawaiian Luau Dancers, Grantman & the Island Beat, Limbo & Hula Contests, Face Painting, Lei Making, and More. Harold’s Corral, gates open 5:30 pm, tickets $25 adults; $12 children 12 and under, reservations 480-488-1906.

FLAGSTAFF - Kids FREE at Lowell
Sept 3: Lowell Observatory will be open for kids' activities throughout the day (9-5pm), including science demonstrations, telescope viewing of the sun, grounds tours, and multimedia presentations. Admission is free for all children under 18 years of age, 928-233-3211.