Five Must-See Metro Phoenix Pool Parties in May

Categories: Events

Benjamin Leatherman
Patrons of El Santo Cantina in Scottsdale.
We've been seeing a certain bumper sticker plastered to more than a few cars around Scottsdale as of late declaring "I ❤ Pool Parties." Said stickers were created by El Santo Cantina (in honor of its new monthly fiesta of the same name), it's an emotion shared by the proprietors of many hotels, nightspots, or other joints around Scottsdale or the Valley boasting swimming amenities on their properties.

Ditto for the thousands of thrill-seekers and chill-seekers alike who turn out to any DJ-laden poolside fiesta that will occur over the weeks ahead, including the following five must-see water wingdings this month.

See Also:
- 10 Favorite Pools in Metro Phoenix
- Wet Electric 2013 at Big Surf, 04/27/13 (slideshow)

Benjamin Leatherman
Relaxing around the Talking Stick Resort pool during a Release Pool Party in 2012.

Release Pool Parties at Talking Stick
The larger of this North Scottsdale resort's two swimming spots was a popular destination last summer, and not just because the water was cold and the staff is friendly. A big factor to draw people in for a dip was Talking Stick's "Release" events, which run every weekend through September, and offer out-of-town guest DJs spinning up Top 40 and dance hits all afternoon while drink specials can be had at the bar and attendees score promo giveaways.

This year's series debuts this weekend when Las Vegas selector G-Squared visits on Saturday, May 4, and the Bay Area's DJ Chris Harnett stops by on Sunday, May 5. The parties run 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free for ladies, $10 for dudes.

Location Info


Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

El Santo Cantina y Mas - CLOSED

7301 E. Butherus Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Maya Day and Nightclub

7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Spanish Fly - CLOSED

4341 N. 75th St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Hotel Palomar

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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