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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Tempe

Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Tempe

We could all use a weekend getaway these days, and with Memorial Day weekend being around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to plan that break that we all need. Kick off your summer in Tempe this Memorial Day weekend with pool time, new places to dine and things to keep you cool at all times!

Find a Tempe Hotel for your Weekend Getaway

Looking for the perfect hotel to stay at during Memorial Day weekend? Luckily for those who visit Tempe, there are many options, from a mountaintop resort to all-suite accommodations to budget-friendly hotels. Visit our Where to Stay Page for all hotel accommodations in Tempe.

Canopy Hotel rooftop pool

Things to Do this Memorial Day Weekend in Tempe

Splish and Splash Your Way Through Tempe
Grab your swimsuits, sunscreen and a big smile because Tempe has just what you need to have a splashing good time! This MDW, treat yourself to water fun at one of Tempe’s splash pads, water parks or pools.

Explore Tempe’s Indoor Attractions
Need a reprieve from the summer sun? Tempe has many stellar indoor activities and attractions — from museums and gaming to bookstores and axe throwing— that offer hours of fun for the entire family, with a bonus of amazing air conditioning.

Splash Pad at Tempe Marketplace
Tempe Marketplace Splash Pad

Find Frozen Treats to Beat the Heat
No Memorial Day Weekend is complete without icy, frosty or frozen flavors. Explore summer treats that pair perfectly with adventuring or relaxing during Memorial Day weekend.

Try Something New During Memorial Day Weekend
Tempe is bursting with new places to dine, sip and be entertained. Whether you’re in the mood for a great meal, a new cocktail designed by a creative mixologist or an evening of DJs and dancing, here are some fun and exciting new places to try during your extended three-day weekend.

Bubble waffles at Mango Rabbit photo by Mark Lipczynski
The Paleta Bar | Photo Credit: @az_newbies_foodies

Memorial Day Weekend Deals in Tempe

Arizona Mills
5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 491-9700
Arizona Mills is the destination for a long weekend with the family. With more than 185 stores at savings up to 70% off, plus great dining, entertainment and featured events all year long, what’s not to love? This MDW, check out extra deals and offers from some of your favorite brands.

Skysill Rooftop Lounge at The Westin Tempe
11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8885
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with the SkySill Rooftop Lounge pool party event, May 26th through 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy drink specials from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, a live DJ and Americana hot dog menu.

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave. #102, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337
Pedal Haus Brewery is offering brats and tots with your choice of beer on Monday, May 29th. Visit the Pedal Haus Brewery event page for additional information.

*Military guests receive the friends & family discount of 15% off all purchases.

The Westin Tempe in Downtown Tempe
The Westin Tempe in Downtown Tempe | Credit: Slaven Gujic

Alibi Tempe
Located inside Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 612-7872
Book your Memorial Day weekend premium shaded cabana with comfortable sofa seating at Alibi Tempe! Enjoy live DJ entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays, a choice of a bucket of beers or White Claws, complimentary bottled waters and chef-signature snacks, all for up to 10 people. See ResortPass for more details.

Summer Happenings:

  • Every Saturday through Labor Day, join Alibi Tempe for a very pink, Barbie-themed rooftop pool party. Day passes are $15 and can be purchased on ResortPass.
Cocktails at Alibi Tempe
Alibi at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown

Tempe Events During Memorial Day Weekend

May 26 | Movies in the Park: Soul
Start Memorial Day weekend off with Movies in the Park! Grab the gang, your blankets and a picnic dinner and head to Kiwanis Park to enjoy a free family-friendly flick on May 26th.

May 26 | Music in the Garden: Pete Pancrazi Quartet 
Set against the mesmerizing beauty of the desert, Music in the Garden presents a performance by Pete Pancrazi Quartet. Your ticket includes Garden admission, so arrive early to stroll the trails and then sit back and experience one of the Valley’s most iconic outdoor concert venues. 

May 26-28 | Stray Cat Theatre: ITHAMAR HAS NOTHING TO SAY
Stray Cat Theatre is beyond thrilled to welcome Ithamar Enriquez to present his critically acclaimed one-man SILENT tour-de-force ITHAMAR HAS NOTHING TO SAY to Tempe Center for the Arts.

May 27 | Dog Fun Festival at Tempe Marketplace
Tempe Marketplace partners with Dog Fun Festival to host the ultimate pawty in The District. Enjoy a FREE event featuring dog races, photo ops, pup cups, games, giveaways and more.

Desert Botanical Garden Sonoran Sippin'
Music in the Garden at Desert Botanical Garden
Canopy Hotel rooftop pool

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