5 Things to do in Phoenix for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, which means that many of us will honor the sacrifices of those men and women who died in military service.  It also means that we get ONE WHOLE EXTRA DAY to have fun! Are you still looking to fill your weekend with family fun events? Here are our top 5 picks for events and venues this weekend. 

1. Star-Spangled Summer Memorial Celebration & Fireworks

Star-Spangled Summer Memorial Celebration & Fireworks








Friday, May 23rd – 8:30 pm – followed by a fireworks show at 9 pm – Free Event

Start your weekend by showing your pride and patriotism during this remembrance of those who have served our country. A memorial flag garden, floating candles and more will be part of the event that honors fallen police officers, firefighters and veterans.

Details: Cesar Chavez Park, 7858 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix 602-534-1273. More information here.


2. Flashlight Tours at the Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Gardens - Flashlight Tour - Phoenix

Saturday, May 24th– 7 pm – Recommended for families and children of all ages.

See, hear and feel the desert night including, nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes.

Details: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008. More information here.

3. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – Concert in the Park

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park - Scottsdale, Arizona


Sunday, May 25th– 7:30 pm 

Come and enjoy free concerts every Sunday in May. Bring a blanket or chair to hear your favorite local bands. Train and Carousal Rides are available. Food will also be available for purchase.

Details: 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd. – Scottsdale. More information here.



4. Visit the Phoenix Public Market













Food  Truck Friday – 11 am to 1:30 pm and Saturday Morning 8 am to Noon

Experience the best in Arizona agriculture, cooking and creativity as vendors from across the state offer fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy products, roasted coffee, mouth-watering jams and honey, baked goods and prepared foods.

Details: 721 N Central Avenue (Central and McKinley) Phoenix – More information here.


5. Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland Scottsdale Arizona






Monday, May 26th – Event begins at 6:30am and the Ceremony begins at 8 am. Recommended for families and children of all ages.

You’ll be welcomed into a magnificent, lush, rainforest environment where thousands of butterflies from around the world fly freely, alighting on fragrant flowering plants and, quite possibly, on a friendly visitor’s shoulder or finger.

Details: 9500 E. Via de Ventura  Scottsdale, AZ 85256.  More information here.

Most importantly, from our family to yours, have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! 

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