6 Must-Attend Memorial Day Weekend Pool Parties in Metro Phoenix
There are a few activities that are the hallmark of every Memorial Day weekend, such as parades, veterans celebrations, flag-folding ceremonies, and barbecues. Oh, and there are also tons of pool parties too, both of the backyard and more public variety at hotels and elsewhere.
Benjamin Leatherman A twosome at Talking Stick resort during Wet Electric in April.
This weekend is no exception as a half-dozen water wingdings will happen every single day of MDW 2014 from Saturday, May 24, to Monday, May 26, in Scottsdale (natch) and other locations in the Valley.
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Consider it a kick-off to the rest of the summer and a chance to let loose during the three-day weekend.
Benjamin Leatherman Summertime visitors to the W Scottsdale's WET Deck in 2012.
Although you might be saving your American flag bikini or bathing suit for the Fourth of July, the promoters of the back-to-back Memorial Day Weekend affairs at the W are encouraging the skinny and stylish set to wear their finest red, white, and blue summer wear to the two-day party atop the hotel's WET Deck. On Saturday, May 24, patrons can compete in a Red Pong tournament (read: beer pong with Red Bull as the drink of choice) with a $250 cash prize and trophy for the winner. It should give them plenty of energy to dance when Australian actress, supermodel, and club deejay Brooke Evers drops some hot spins.
Games will also be afoot on Sunday, May 25, when giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four will be set up for play. Ping-pong and rock, paper, scissors tournaments will also be staged and will award $250 and a special champagne prize, respectively. Meanwhile, DJ Soulman will be in the mix and cornhole games will also transpire. Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Tickets are $20.
Benjamin Leatherman Pool parties at Lustre in 2013.
Beer pong pros can also reign supreme during Lustre's Memorial Day weekend pool parties on both Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25, as games of Champong will take place. If you couldn't have guessed, it's similar to the popular game, only with bubbly instead of brews and players jokingly sticking out their pinkies while playing. The poolside bar at the Hotel Palomar will also feature regular games of table tennis and cornhole during both days, and specialty cocktails will be served and a photo booth will be available for candid snapshots with friends. DJs will perform from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day, as well as during an evening session from 8 p.m. onward on Saturday. Dive in starting 11 a.m. There's a $10 cover for non-hotel guests.
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