Labor Day Weekend Events
Labor Day Weekend If you’ll be in Phoenix this Labor Day Weekend, change things up from the usual cookout, and check out this new mix of Labor Day fun. For additional ideas, make sure to check out our website at Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Friday, August 31-Monday, September 3, 2012
Wine and Spirits Festival
The Arizona Biltmore Wine and Spirits Festival is four days of exciting beverage and culinary activities, including a grand tasting with guest chefs, double gold-winning wines and spirits, live broadcast of the Blue Lifestyle radio show, cooking demonstrations, mixology and wine seminars, a historical dinner tour of the Arizona Biltmore, champagne brunch, and more.
Details: Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri, Phoenix. Please click to purchase tickets for individual events starting at $20, or a festival ticket may be purchased for $180 per person that includes multiple events.
Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, 2012
Illusionist Jason Latimer
Award-winning illusionist Jason Latimer will bring his innovative stage show to the showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino for two performances on Friday, August 31st and Saturday, September 1st. His show has been hailed as one of the most ground-breaking acts in magic. Utilizing a blend of physics and engineering, Latimer creates some of the most spectacular visual effects ever witnessed on stage.
Details: 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler. Show begins at 8pm, and tickets are $10—$40. Please click to purchase tickets.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North presents “Lunchbox Lessons” this Labor Day Weekend, teaching children tips to preparing a healthy lunch and snacks just in time for the new school year. The class will involve hands-on instruction in the basics of kitchen safety, how to follow a recipe, and simple preparation of a variety of lunchbox favorites and healthy snacks. All participants will receive an apron, recipe book, and lunchbox, as well as lunch and snacks. Games and other “recess” activities will be available for kids during the class, including fun with rolling pins and dough, and kitchen utensil guessing games.
Details: 10600 East Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The cost for the class is $40 per participant.
Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2, 2012
Release Pool Parties
Forget about the weekday stress – Release is the perfect way to celebrate the weekend in style. Enjoy drink specials, promotional giveaways, cabana rentals and more. And, don’t miss poolside performances by the region’s best DJs from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Under-age resort guests must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 21 years or older.
Details: Talking Stick Resort 9800 East Indian Bend, Scottsdale. 11a.m.-6 p.m. Cover charge $10.
Saturday, September 1-Monday, September 3, 2012
Salt River Heroes = Litter Zero
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with pride and enjoy Arizona’s Floating Picnic on the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest. Floaters will be encouraged to participate in the “Salt River Heroes = Litter Zero” event by “stashing and bagging” their picnic trash in Tommy Tuber litter bags to help keep the Salt River clean and beautiful.
Details: 9200 North Bush Highway, Mesa. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $15 per person or tube; this includes tube rental and shuttle bus service.