3 Must-Attend After-Dark Pool Parties in August

Categories: Events

Melissa Fossum
Hanging out in the pool at El Santo during a Relentless Beach Night Swim.
Pool parties are largely a pursuit of the daytime, right? Yeah, to a certain degree, but that doesn't mean that summertime swim scene -- especially in and around Scottsdale -- ceases once the oppressive sun sinks below the horizon. To the contrary, things seem to get a bit livelier when darkness falls.

That's true at any of the Scottsdale nightlife havens that boast a pool -- such as Maya, El Santo, or Spanish Fly, for instance -- as each establishment offers a place to see and be seen in your bikini and boardshorts in the evening hours.

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And during the month of August, each will offer after-dark events with more than just a place to whet your whistle while waist-deep in the water. To wit: There are weekly outdoor movie screenings at Maya, dancing shenanigans on tap at El Santo, and even volleyball in the pool over at Spanish Fly. Read on for full details.

Benjamin Leatherman
The outdoor stage and screen at Maya in Scottsdale.

CineMaya at Maya Day and Nightclub

That huge outdoor LED screen at Maya in Scottsdale, supposedly the biggest of its kind in Arizona, isn't only for displaying trippy videos set to EDM. Every Thursday evening, it broadcasts cult classics and crowd favorites and turns the pool area into a dive-in theater. Last week, the featured movie was the goofy Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly comedy Step Brothers (Catalina wine mixer anyone?), while this week it's the '80s fun of The Goonies. Each week, candy and popcorn can be had for a small fee, tubes are available for free, and private cabanas go for $100. The flicks start at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Location Info


Maya Day and Nightclub

7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Spanish Fly - CLOSED

4341 N. 75th St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

El Santo Cantina y Mas - CLOSED

7301 E. Butherus Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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