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Your Guide to Labor Day Weekend 2019 Parties in Phoenix

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

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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.