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.

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.

Where to Sip & Savor this Holiday Weekend

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.

Tempe Events During Memorial Day Weekend

May 24: Movies in the Park: Elemental
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 24.

May 24: Music in the Garden: AJ Odneal Quintet
Set against the mesmerizing beauty of the desert, Music in the Garden presents a performance by AJ Odneal Quintet. 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 24 & 25: Live Performances at Marquee Theatre
Catch the Black Veil Brides or OnlyPerreo: Cachetona Reggaeton & Hiphop Party on the Marquee stage this weekend. Tickets are available in person, online, or by phone.

May 24-26: Comic Hypnotist at Tempe Improv
Experience the ways in which comic hypnotist Flip Orley is single-handedly reshaping the image of hypnosis from its vaudeville image, to an act that is hip, edgy and hilarious.

May 24-26: Ballet Arizona presents Four Seasons
Experience the artistry and excitement of Arizona’s nationally recognized ballet company, Ballet Arizona, set against the natural landscape of the Desert Botanical Garden.

May 25: Live Music at Tempe Marketplace
Jordan Thropay takes The District Stage at Tempe Marketplace for a free concert from 6 to 9 p.m.

Check out our calendar of events for all the latest happenings throughout this holiday weekend.

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