Memorial Day in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Halie Sutton

Memorial Day officially marks the start of summer here in Scottsdale. Barbecues will be held, pools will be hopping with visitors soaking up the sun and relaxing summer vibes will be felt everywhere you go. If you’re still planning your Memorial Day weekend, take a look at these activities to fill those three days!


Memorial Day Weekend at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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Make this the Best. Summer. Ever. at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Join us for signature experiences including swimming with mermaids, quality family play time at Trailblazer’s Recreation Center, H2Glow parties, share Dive-in movies, fishing derbies, fireworks every Saturday night and so much more. Capture the spirit of summer on social media with larger-than-life art installations, and tour the picturesque property with our Instagram Concierge to discover the perfect shot.


Swim Meet Pool Party at The Saguaro Scottsdale

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Swim on down to The Saguaro Scottsdale for their holiday weekend pool party series that celebrates life through music and the spirit of the Sonoran Desert. Featuring Arizona's rising young DJ talent spinning the best beats inside the world-renowned Saguaro Pool.


Mermaid Magic Returns to Odysea Aquarium

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The popular Mermaid Magic experience returns to OdySea Aquarium this Memorial Day Weekend connecting visitors with real-life mermaids! Guests will enjoy special encounters with these mythical creatures with Mermaid themed activities like enjoying breakfast with Mermaids, watching them perform, and styling Mermaid hair!


Memorial Day Weekend at the Omni

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Start summer in Scottsdale with the perfect weekend escape at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Experience a full schedule of resort activities like poolside culinary events, live music, a tabata bootcamp and more!


Chill at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

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Enjoy the weekend with Memorial Day Activities like gondola boat rides, icy "Summit" rock climbing, dive-in movies, and so much more at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa! 


Butterfly Wonderland's Birthday Celebration

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Celebrate with Butterfly Wonderland this Memorial Day Weekend as guests will enjoy complimentary face painting, life-sized reptile and butterfly characters onsite, a caricature artist, live music and so much more!


Memorial Day Weekend at the Westin

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Between the icy activities and the 110-foot-long waterslide, cool off and hit the waves at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa featuring their Kierland FlowRider board-sport simulator! Don't forget to float down the Lazy River and end your night with unlimited s'mores and savory Smokin' Jack's BBQ.