Labor Day Weekend 2020 in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Adam Haught

Labor Day is, ironically, a day you don’t have to work. So why not spend it in Scottsdale where you can celebrate the American workforce and the traditional end of summer with sunny skies, wide-open spaces, plenty of relaxation, and of course delicious food and drink! 

The information below is for Sept. 4-7, 2020. 



Taste locally made vodka in a variety of flavors at Blue Clover, including their all-new Spicy Vodka, infused with New Mexico Hatch green chiles. Hungry? Grab a seat on Blue Clover’s newly updated patio and order a build-your-own pizza and salad! And if you’d like to celebrate at home, the distillery’s walk-up retail window will be open for to-go BYO pizza and salad orders, as well as bottles of their house-made hand sanitizer, premium Blue Clover vodka and gin in 750 mL bottles, and cocktail kits to make your own Bloody Marys, gin and tonics, and more – it’s everything you need for a great holiday weekend.



Looking for something fun to do with the kiddos this Labor Day weekend? Round up the whole family and enjoy a morning or afternoon watching and learning about the butterflies, birds and reptiles of the rainforest. Best of all, you’ll get $3.00 off admission from Saturday thru Monday when you purchase tickets at the window.



Kickstart your Labor Day weekend with an evening exploring the Desert Botanical Garden! Saturday night, round up the kids, grab your flashlight and enjoy a self-guided tour of the garden after dark. You’ll have a chance to catch night-blooming plants and possibly even see a critter or two!



Grab the family, load up the car, and cruise the Phoenix Zoo’s lushly landscaped paths from the comfort of your vehicle! It’s a fun, cool, and socially distanced way to see giraffes, elephants, flamingos and many more furry and feathered friends. Tickets are first-come, first-served, and must be purchased online in advance – be sure to add a tray of Rainbow Delight or Maple Mahem mini doughnuts and a frosty soda to enjoy on your tour! 



Pack up your weekend bag and drive over to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for their annual “Labor Day Dreamcation Weekend”. Enjoy special resort offers and endless activities for the entire family. Dive-In movies will be shown Saturday night, and spectacular fireworks displays light up the night Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. Take full advantage of the resort’s spectacular swimming pools, a Fine Art Pop-Up showcase, and of course, the indulgent Well & Being Spa where you can save 20% in the legendary Havasupai Falls Rejuvenation treatment!



Keep things sunny and simple this Labor Day with a stay at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale during this last weekend of their "Summer Made Simple" promotion. Daytime fun can be found poolside at the resort’s 2.5-acre water playground, which includes a sand beach, ten interconnecting pools (including one for adults only!) and a high-speed waterslide. After enjoying some fun in the sun, relax to nightly live music at the Center Stage Bar. Spa goers can enjoy 25% off a session in Spa Avania’s famed Himalayan Salt Room, which provides many essential health benefits. Just mention “Wellness Month” to receive the discount.



Save 15% off a three-night stay at Meridian Condo Resorts and relax poolside, play a round of golf, or simply stay in and order room service this Labor Day Weekend! Choose from one-, two - or three-bedroom condos that all include a full-sized kitchen and washer and dryer. Enjoy all the comforts of home – away from home – on this relaxing weekend getaway.



Escape to a desert oasis at W Scottsdale for the ultimate Labor Daycation Weekend! Step into the daytime spotlight and mingle over custom cocktails while listening to the city’s hottest beats on the iconic WET Deck. While you’re there, take advantage of the W’s signature amenities by fueling up at Sushi Roku (known for its bold Omakase menu), relaxing at AWAY spa and, when the sun sets, soaking up the stylish lounge atmosphere of the Living Room. The SIPS+SUNSHINE package starts at $189 per night and is packed with perks like breakfast in bed, BYOB cocktail kits, free WiFi and more.  



This self-guided walking tour introduces you to 10 of the city’s most popular public art installations – all located in Old Town! You can complete the tour in about 60 minutes at a comfortable pace, but with all the shops, galleries and restaurants you’ll pass along the way, you might want to add in a little time for browsing and noshing. It’s a fun way to social distance, explore art and soak up some Scottsdale sunshine.



Labor Day weekend just got a whole lot more exciting with these self-guided tours in Old Town Scottsdale. These wine and ale trail maps feature a list of tasting rooms from some of the state’s most acclaimed vineyards and craft breweries. Happy tasting!