Labor Day is a chance to celebrate yourself and all the hard work you do! Whether you prefer to sit back and relax, hit the town, or escape the city for a few days, there’s no limit to how you can maximally enjoy your hard earned vacation! Here are some ideas & we’d love to hear yours!!
SIT BACK & RELAX: No desire to be in a crowd? No problem!
*Have some friends over! Everybody loves a low-key day with friends, especially if going out isn’t your thing. You can get fire up the grill, play some card games, and get crafty with the cocktails (check out these great recipes from AZ Foothills.com!) There are infinite possibilities for a fun day at home, so send those invites & then sit back!
*Get Crafty! Tackle those DIY projects you’ve been gushing over on Pinterest! Grab an instruction book and dive into that one crafty skill you’ve been wanting to learn! Holiday weekends are the perfect time to indulge your creative side and have a little fun with it.
HIT THE TOWN: Phoenix has plenty of Labor Day activities!
*Linger Longer Lounge: Saturday 9/6 is the latest in the monthly “Tongue Tied” theme parties hosted by Michele “Roya” Chinichian and Jay “Funkfinger” Wiggins at Linger Longer Lounge. September’s theme: High School Homecoming! That’s right- for a mere $5 you too can relive (or possibly improve upon) your high school fun! You can count on corsages, crowns, and plenty of carefree dancing, culminating in a king and queen being selected. Naturally. The party starts at 9 p.m! Look for details on Linger Longer’s Facebook page.
*Hotel Palomar: Check out the “100 Days of Summer” series wrap up at downtown’s swankiest hotel, on their Lustre Rooftop Garden. The party starts at 11a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, with specialty cocktails from the bar, live music, local DJs, giveaways. Hotel guests can attend for free (Staycation, anyone?) and the general public can purchase tickets for $10. Not bad for the chance to swim, dance, and soak up some rays!
ESCAPE THE CITY: Pack a bag & hit the road!
*Flagstaff Art in the Park: The 23rd Annual event is taking place all weekend (9/5-9/7) and is totally free! Shop one-of-a-kind pieces of art & crafts in a beautiful grassy area near City Hall. The event features hundreds of artists from across our state and also live music. You can check out the event here, or on their Facebook page.
*Willcox Flyer Bike Ride: Attend the 3rd Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride, Saturday Sept.5th, and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Dos Cabezas Mountains! The ride has many options to suite different riders, offering both a 33 and 66 mile in-and-out rides, as well as a new 8-mile fun ride for younger riders and families. All racers will receive a bag of swag and a sweet race t-shirt! Plus, you’ll be helping students in Willcox, just for riding your bike. All proceeds from this ride will be donated to “Small Town ~ Big Dreams” a 501 (c)(3). For more information please visit www.smalltownbigdreams.org. Details and tickets can be found here.
*Jerome Hill Climb: This 4.5 mile race has been going for 45-years in Arizona’s favorite “Ghost City!” It involves a challenging course that starts at the Jerome Historical Museum and winds up through the Jerome streets continuing on a dirt road past the Gold King Mine, at the end of which you are rewarded with a beautiful view of Sedona and snacks/refreshments. More details and instructions can be found here.