2018 Labor Day Weekend Guide

Labor Day is not just a typical day off from work in Arizona; it’s much more than that!  It’s a bidding farewell to our scorching hot summer days and a welcoming in of our sensational fall season!  Now that’s something to celebrate!!!  AZ KEY has some great weekend ideas in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, Prescott, Flagstaff, Tucson, and everywhere in between to help you choose how to celebrate — everything from concerts to festivals, Hawaiian Luaus to fairs, and more! Check out our “2018 Labor Day Activities in Arizona” guide and start planning your escape!

2018 LABOR DAY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN ARIZONA GUIDE (for a complete list check out our full guide here)

FEATURED EVENTS:

SEPTEMBER 1 | 1PM | LABOR DAY REGGAE FEST @ CLIFF CASTLE (CAMP VERDE)

Cliff Castle Casino’s Stargazer Pavilion presents 5 bands to help you get your party on!  Local favorite Kill Babylon kicks things off, followed by Maka Roots, the Ras Jahge Band, Through the Roots, and headliner Uhuru!   Tickets: Advanced|$25 Door|$30 Cliff Castle Casino Hotel | 800-381-7568

 

SEPTEMBER 1-3 | 10AM-5PM | SPLASH BASH & LABOR DAY LUAU (SCOTTSDALE)

Are you ready to celebrate the BIGGEST end-of-summer bash this side of the Mississippi?  OdySea Aquarium is going all out with a beach party luau in the desert including giant water slides, character meet & greets, beach party games, and the best foam party ever!  Stick around for a chance to win 2 OdySea Aquarium admission tickets in an ice cream eating contest!  Frozen Penguin pulls out all the stops in this FREE-for-all ages (including adults) contest between 12pm-2pm on the upper level of OdySea in the Desert.  Signups begin at 10am and space is limited!!!  Splash Bash located in the outdoor courtyard, water shoes recommended.  Tickets|$5/person + general admission.  OdySea in the Desert | 480-291-5082

 

SEPTEMBER 1-3 | 33RD ANNUAL FAIRE ON THE SQUARE (PRESCOTT)

Prescott + Labor Day = One Great Time!  If the cooler weather among the pines doesn’t draw you, the hotspot of restaurants, shopping, and breweries will!  Downtown Prescott is where it’s happening with its boutique style shopping, galleries, museums, microbreweries, and let’s not forget Whiskey Row, home to over 20 live music venues!  Labor Day weekend, Prescott hosts its 33rd Annual Faire on the Square – One of the most outstanding arts and crafts shows in the southwest, featuring 180 artisans and crafters.  Enjoy the show under the cool American Elm trees around The Historic Courthouse Plaza. Cool off and head up north for another great idea in our, “Labor Day Events in Arizona” Guide!  Visit Prescott | 928-445-2000

 

AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 2 | LIVE MUSIC & LABOR DAY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (CAVE CREEK)

Harold’s Corral does Labor Day up right in 2018!  Live music both Friday and Saturday nights with “Young Country Band.”  Finish out the weekend, Sunday, September 2 with an outdoor BBQ & bar, live music featuring Mogollon, and finish off the night right with a fantastic firework display!   A mobile gaming truck will be onsite for those gamers out there, face painting, and more! 5pm-11pm Tickets| 2/$15, 4/$30, 10/$60 Harold’s Corral | 480-488-1906

 

SEPTEMBER 1 & 3 | EXPERIENCE WILLIAMS (WILLIAMS)

At the end of the legendary Route 66 resides the last of the small towns known as “The Gateway to the Grand Canyon.”  While it might be a small city by day, come night, it roars with big city bustle!  As the evening cools, neon lights and music from street-side patios flood historic downtown as cars cruise up and down Route 66. Come on out on Saturday for the Historic Yellow House Garden Sale & Home Tour, featuring arts, crafts, jewelry, food and more, from 9AM-1PM.  On Monday, join in on the 8th Annual Mountain Man Run at 7am at the Community Stage & Recreation Center.  Experience Williams | 928-635-4061

 

SEPTEMBER 1 | 11AM-5:30PM | 30TH FIESTA DE SEPTIEMBRE (WICKENBURG)

The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce is once again the proud sponsor of its Fiesta de Septiembre in historic downtown Wickenburg.  The colorful event is located within and just outside the Wickenburg Community Center in the downtown historic district.  Adults|$5, kids free.  Wickenburg Chamber | 928-684-097

Looking for even more fun events and things to do this Labor Day Weekend? Check out our guide