Local Labor Day Events Across Arizona

think local buy local be local chalkboardLabor Day is September 7th!

A huge benefit of shopping and using local businesses is the larger increase in jobs when compared to chain stores. This helps to  create a larger working class and Labor Day is a celebration of those of us in the working class, so what better way to celebrate Labor Day than to support a local business?

Below are a number of local events and deals happening across the state.

Pick your area to see the events in your region:

Northern AZ - Central AZ Phoenix Area - Southern AZ

Northern Arizona

23Fossil Creek Creamery Farm Tour & Picnic Lunch Strawberry Beginning on Saturday, September 5th 2015 RSVP for a Farm Tour and Picnic Lunch at Fossil Creek Creamery for $10 an adult and $5 per child. The tour includes petting goats, pictures with llamas, and information about the farm. Lunch is served for an additional cost maxing at $12/person.

1Enjoy 20% Off at Scott's' Marketplace All Arizona Now until September 7th, enjoy 20% your purchase at online and local Scott's Marketplace. Use the code "LaborDay15" at checkout to redeem.

HORU_ParkHomolovi State Park Winslow Join park rangers for tours of ancient Hopi sites in and around Homolovi State Park, hikes and walks on September 5. Other surrounding attractions including Sunset and Meteor Craters, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments and don't forget to "Stand of the Corner" right in the heart of the town.

TONA_BridgeTonto Natural Bridge State Park Payson The Tonto Natural Bridge was named one of the Top Three Parks to Visit on Labor Day Weekend.  This park is surrounded by a forest of pine trees and visitors can stand on top of the bridge or hike down below to appreciate the geologic wonder. With average temperatures in the 80's the city of Payson is an amazing day trip.

N2ational Barrel Horse Association - Labor Day in the Pines Payson Brought to you in the Town of Payson, Watch cowgirls from all over the State of Arizona as they compete against the clock.  This is an annual event that has come to Payson for the past 5 years.


Greater Phoenix Area


158916First Draft Book Bar All Day Happy Hour Phoenix and Tempe Celebrate Labor Day at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix and enjoy Happy Hour Prices all day at First Draft Book Bar! Both locations will be open: Tempe from 10am to 9pm, and Phoenix 9am to 9pm.

4658SanTan Company Labor Day Weekend Brews Cruise Scottsdale On Sunday September 6th, 2015 SanTan Brewing Company will invade the streets of Old Town Scottsdale with their annual Labor Day Weekend Bathing Suit Brews Cruise. Grab your beach cruisers, tricycles or 10 speeds, don your best bathing suit, and cruise through some Scottsdale bars.

Hotel Valley HoSpend the Weekend at Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale Stay a weekend at Hotel Valley Ho and enjoy a DJ by the pool beginning on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with DJ Adrian Michaels on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The pool area is reserved for hotel registered guests only, so be sure to book your room. Enjoy brunch at ZuZu on Saturday or Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m with Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

1Enjoy 20% Off at Scott's' Marketplace All Arizona Now until September 7th, enjoy 20% your purchase at online and local Scott's Marketplace. Use the code "LaborDay15" at checkout to redeem.


UntitledPop-Up Charity Shop for Sunnyslope Youth Scottsdale Opening Labor Day Week at the Scottsdale Waterfront will be truckloads of new Converse, Vans, Puma shoes for youth and adults. These shoes are being sold for $20 per pair to for Back-To-School. All proceeds to benefit Sunnyslope Youth Center Enrichment Programs. Full info here.

qc olive millLabor Day Grill at the Mill Queen Creek Join us for the Annual Labor Day Grill at the Mill at Queen Creek Olive Mill on Labor Day from 11AM-3PM. They will be serving up grilled gourmet goodies featuring Chicago Style Hot Dogs along with regular menu items. Enjoy the park like atmosphere out in the grove under the olive trees while sitting back and enjoying the music and great food, beer and wine!

Southern Arizona

HoCoFest Music Festival Downtown Tucson 30-plus bands playing inside Hotel Congress’s Club Congress as well as outdoors on Labor Day weekend. HoCoFest starts on Friday Sept. 4 and goes through Sunday, Sept. 6. This party will also feature an eco-fair and BBQ. More info.

Catalina State Park Tucson Jimmie and the Jitterbugs will be playing smooth oldies at Catalina State Park at the First Saturday Concert at 5 p.m. on September 5. Join us for the outside concert and then drive 23 miles to Oracle State Park and get free entry to Oracle after you visit Catalina on the same weekend. Hike in the Park or tour Oracle's historic Kannally Ranch House

KACA_CaveKartchner Caverns State Park Benson Visit Kartchner Cavern State Park's "live" cave that is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations and bring your RV to stay in the adjacent campground. Surrounding attractions in Tombstone, Sierra Vista, Bisbee as well as Benson.

2015Saguarologo-300x238Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run Tucson On Monday September 7, at 6:30 am go to Saguaro National Park East, in the Rincon Mountain foothills for two-mile family walks and an eight-mile jaunt. Registration is from 5:15 am to 6 am. Contact 520.991.0733 or visit http://www.azroadrunners.org/

Debra_Fellows_cowboy_bronze100th Annual Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo Sonoita Happening September 5-7 at at Sonoita Fairgrounds watch ranglers and riders. Pre-rodeo for kids starts at 1 pm. Call 520.455.5553 or visit http://www.sonoitafairgrounds.com/ for full information!