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LDW is the official end of pool party season in the Valley.EXPAND
LDW is the official end of pool party season in the Valley.
Benjamin Leatherman

Your Guide to Labor Day Weekend 2019 Parties in Phoenix

We're on the cusp of a three-day weekend.

Labor Day weekend 2019 kicks off on Friday, August 30, and goes until the holiday itself on Monday, September 2, which means celebrations and events are happening every day, including pool parties, club nights, and dance fiestas.

It's an excuse to get out and go wild for an entire weekend, bid farewell to some local pool parties, or just enjoy a day free of labor (which, you know, is what the holiday is all about).

So, what will you be doing?

If you need some suggestions, we've assembled a list of the biggest bashes happening during LDW 2019 with all the info you need to know.

Have fun, but remember to get home safe. After all, you've got the rest of the year to look forward to.

Labor Day Weekend Night Swim


Friday, August 30
Maya Day & Nightclub, 7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale

Electronic dance music trio Cash Cash are scheduled to perform during this nighttime pool party at Maya in Scottsdale. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the event goes until 2 a.m. General admission is $25 and VIP service is available.

Kiss Summer Goodbye Weekend


Friday, August 30, to Monday, September 2
Lustre Rooftop Bar, 2 East Jefferson Street

Festivities will take place daily at Lustre throughout Labor Day weekend with DJs, live bands, dancing, and more. The lineup includes sets by the Joanna Joy Trio on Friday, the Cassidy Hilgers Trio and DJ Mike Goodness on Saturday, the Kyle Sorrell Trio on Sunday, and the Aaron Loveless Trio on Monday. Other highlights include specialty cocktails, barbecue eats, giant pool toys, and more. The pool area opens at 11 a.m. each day and there’s no cover.

Labor Day Weekend Pool Parties


Friday, August 30, to Monday, September 2
W Scottsdale Hotel, 7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale

Labor Day weekend festivities of the posh variety will take over the W's WET Deck for four straight days. In addition to a mix of high-end cocktails and high-style amenities, DJs will fill the air with beats at various points throughout the weekend. The lineup includes Ray Cache and DJ David Anthony on Friday; DJ Aaron Taylor, DJ Complex, and DJ Joey T. on Saturday; and DJ Valentine, DJ Javin, and DJ Joey T. on Sunday. The parties go from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Upscale pool attire is required.

Dada Life performing at Talking Stick Resort in 2017.EXPAND
Dada Life performing at Talking Stick Resort in 2017.
Benjamin Leatherman

Release Pool Party feat. Nervo, Dada Life, and Party Favor


Saturday, August 31
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 East Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale

There will be two Release pool parties happening over Labor Day weekend. The first happens on Saturday and will feature EDM sister act Nervo joining forces with Party Favor and DJ duo Dada Life. Local DJs will also be in the mix. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the party goes until 8 p.m. Daybed and cabana rentals are available if you'd like to party like a VIP. General admission tickets are $35 online.

Swim Meet Labor Day Weekend


Saturday, August 31
The Saguaro Hotel, 4000 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale

Local DJs Soloman and Andre Black will spin dance music and high-energy sounds throughout the afternoon at the first of two pool parties at The Saguaro, which runs from noon until 5 p.m. They'll also have a taco bar in case you get hungry. It's free to attend before 1 p.m. if you RSVP online and $15 after 1 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend Party


Saturday, August 31
Club DWNTWN, 702 North Central Avenue

The DJs of DWNTWN will spin a mix of Latin dance music during their LDW party. Meanwhile, bartenders will be serving such drink specials as $3 beers and $5 well cocktails before 11 p.m. The fiesta begins at 9 p.m. and ladies are free before 11 p.m.

Bingo Players


Sunday, September 1
Hi Fi, 4420 North Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale

The recently remodeled Hi Fi has a new look and some big plans for Labor Day weekend. Blockbuster EDM act Bingo Players will headline the party on Sunday night, which gets going at 9 p.m. Table service is available and tickets are $15.

TreeHouse Sundays


Sunday, September 1
Shady Park, 26 East University Drive, Tempe

Famed electro-house DJ and producer Dirty South will spend the day before Labor Day getting people dancing on Shady Park's outdoor patio with his jams. Local DJs Alaska and Orenda will open the afternoon event, which starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Celebrating Labor Day Weekend in 2017 at Maya in Scottsdale.EXPAND
Celebrating Labor Day Weekend in 2017 at Maya in Scottsdale.
Benjamin Leatherman

Soundwave Pool Party


Sunday, September 1
Maya Day & Nightclub, 7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale

Owsla recording artist Henry Fong and hip-hop DJ/producer Fatman Scoop will tag-team the mixers at Maya's signature pool party during Labor Day weekend. Expect all the club's usual trappings, including bottle service and inflatable pool toys. Gates open at noon. General admission is $10 and VIP service is available.

Animal House Dance Party


Sunday, September 1
The Van Buren, 401 West Van Buren Street

Classix and Cassian are the headliners of this Sunday night affair, which also include sets by locals DJ Javin and DJ MyKill. Expect to hear EDM of the house, electro, indie dance, future house, and deep house variety. Doors are at 7 p.m. and admission is $15.

James Kennedy


Sunday, September 1
Salt Tacos y Tequilla, 6751 North Sunset Boulevard, Glendale

Reality star James Kennedy, best known for his appearances on Vanderpump Rules, will headline the Labor Day weekend party at this Westgate bar and restaurant. The action begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Release Pool Party feat. Ekali


Sunday, September 1
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 East Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale

Dubstep/trap DJ and producer Ekali has the honor of headlining the final Release pool party of the year on Sunday afternoon at Talking Stick. Gates open at 1 p.m. and local DJs will also perform. Daybed, cabana rentals, and VIP service is available. General admission is $25.

Labor Day Foam Party


Sunday, September 1
Hosted by McFadden's, 9425 West Coyotes Boulevard, Glendale

Millions of tiny bubbles will fill this Westgate bar and cover its patrons as they drink, dance, and party. Drink specials like $3 AMFs and Long Island Iced Teas, $5 Don Julio shots, and $100 bottles will be available. The foam fun gets started at 9 p.m. and there's no cover.

Labor Day Bash


Sunday, September 1
Aura Nightclub, 411 South Mill Avenue, Tempe

The sound system at Aura will be bumping beats as local DJs spin and patrons hit the dance floor on the day before Labor Day. The 18-and-over crowd can attend and 21-and-over types can drink (provided they have ID). The bash begins at 10 p.m. More details can be found here.

The scene at last year's Sun Dream party at The Saguaro Hotel.EXPAND
The scene at last year's Sun Dream party at The Saguaro Hotel.
Benjamin Leatherman

Sun Dream Pool Party


Sunday, September 1
The Saguaro Hotel, 4000 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale

Local DJs Hazardous and Musa Mind will drop hot spins and good vibes at this Sunday afternoon affair at The Saguaro's pool. Daybed rentals and VIP services are available for anyone who’d like to splurge. The party runs from noon until 5 p.m. Admission is free before 1 p.m. if you RSVP online or $15 after 1 p.m.

Best of Both Worlds Labor Day Weekend Party


Sunday, September 1
The Park, 3 South Second Street

Pro-tip: Dress in your finest white apparel if you plan on attending this stylish affair on Sunday night. There will be live music from Ear Candy featuring Vaughn Willis, as well as DJ Sir-Plus spinning hip-hop and R&B while DJ Philo will rinse out Afrobeats and reggae selections. Start time is 9 p.m. Tickets are $5-$40.

Brunch Collect & Friends


Sunday, September 1
The Rebel Lounge, 2333 East Indian School Road

The artists of this DJ/beat-maker collective – including Deux Yeux, Korey Wade, Pvpi Frvnko, Ohkaywhy, Sample, and ProducerTrentTaylor – will offer a special LDW performance. Start time is 9 p.m. Tickets are $7.

Labor Day Water Slide


Monday, September 2
Charlie's Phoenix, 727 West Camelback Road

The folks at this legendary local LGBTQ hangout will set up an enormous waterslide in the parking on Labor Day, allowing you the chance to cool off. They'll also have a barbecue, although you won't have to wait an hour after eating before taking another trip down the slide. The fun starts at noon and there's no cover.

Honky Tonk Holiday


Monday, September 2
The Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School Road

Get a heaping helping of down-home sounds on Labor Day, courtesy of Americana/country/rockabilly bands Ruff Enuff and Lil Sue and the Cow Tippers. Doors are at 4 p.m. and tickets are $7.

Editor's note: This story was updated since its initial publication to add additional events and fix a formatting error.

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