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The Ultimate Guide to Memorial Day in Old Town Scottsdale

As Memorial Day approaches, there's no better place to spend your long weekend than Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. With a blend of historical charm, cultural hotspots, and modern entertainment, Old Town Scottsdale offers a variety of activities to make your Memorial Day weekend memorable.


Scottsdale Memorial Day

Below are the top 12 things to do for Memorial Day in Old Town Scottsdale


The Back Door Lounge

If you're looking for the best place to eat lunch or dinner on Memorial Day, The Back Door Lounge is the spot. Known for its sophisticated ambiance and delicious cuisine, it's the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a meal.

Cheers at The Back Door Lounge

Old Town Farmers Market

Kick off your weekend at the Old Town Farmers Market, where you can find fresh produce, artisan goods, and local crafts. Open Saturday mornings, this market is the perfect spot to gather ingredients for a Memorial Day picnic or barbecue​.

Old Town Farmers Market

Brown Avenue Historic Sites

Take a walk down memory lane by visiting the Brown Avenue Historic Sites. This area is rich with history, featuring beautifully preserved buildings, museums, and galleries. It's a great way to appreciate Scottsdale's past while enjoying its present​.

Welcome to Old Town Cowboy Sign

Scottsdale Civic Center

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the newly remodeled Scottsdale Civic Center. This lush green space is perfect for picnics, leisurely strolls, and enjoying the various art installations. It's a serene escape in the heart of the city​.

New Scottsdale Civic Center

Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Dive into the rich cultural heritage of the American West at this museum. With its extensive collection of Western art and artifacts, it's a must-visit for history buffs and art enthusiasts alike​.

Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Fifth Avenue Shops

Indulge in some retail therapy at the Fifth Avenue Shops. This area is known for its unique boutiques, art galleries, and charming cafes. Whether you're shopping for souvenirs or treating yourself, you'll find plenty to enjoy​ (Travel With a Plan)​.

Fifth Avenue Shops

Scottsdale Artwalk

Experience the vibrant local art scene with the Scottsdale Artwalk. Held every Thursday evening, this event allows you to explore galleries, meet artists, and enjoy live music. It's a fantastic way to immerse yourself in Scottsdale's creative spirit​.

Scottsdale Artwalk

Old Town Tavern

For the best bar for evening drinks and entertainment, head to Old Town Tavern. This lively spot offers an extensive drink menu, live music, and a welcoming atmosphere. It's an excellent choice for a fun night out. 

Old Town Tavern

Scottsdale Wine Trail

Wine enthusiasts will love the Scottsdale Wine Trail, which features tasting rooms from several local wineries. It's a great way to sample Arizona wines and enjoy some locally sourced charcuterie​.

Wine Tasting

Pool Parties

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and there's no better way to celebrate than with a pool party. Check out the OH Pool at Hotel Valley Ho or the Wet Deck at W Scottsdale for poolside cocktails, live DJ music, and a festive atmosphere​ (Stay With Style Scottsdale)​.

Pool Party

Arizona Boardwalk

Take a family-friendly trip to the Arizona Boardwalk, home to attractions like the OdySea Aquarium and Butterfly Wonderland. It's a fun and educational way to spend the day with kids​.

Arizona Boardwalk

Other Events

Don't miss the various Memorial Day events happening around Scottsdale. From patriotic ceremonies at local cemeteries to flag setups and community gatherings, there are plenty of ways to honor the holiday​.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day To The Back Door Lounge

Memorial Day is more than just a long weekend to us; it's a time to remember and honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. At The Back Door Lounge, we deeply respect and honor the significance of this holiday and those who have bravely served defending our country.


Visit Us At The Back Door on Memorial Day

Whether you're a local or just visiting, Old Town Scottsdale offers an array of activities to make your Memorial Day weekend unforgettable. From historical tours and art walks to gourmet dining and lively nightlife, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant part of Arizona. Please stop by and visit us at The Back Door Lounge.



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