Enjoy the Holiday Weekend in Mesa | Visit Mesa

May 18, 2023

Enjoy the Holiday Weekend in Mesa

With warm weather and endless activities, Mesa offers something for everyone, from outdoor adventures to cultural experiences. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at the best things to do in Mesa over Memorial Day, so you can make the most of your time this holiday weekend.


Sangria Social

May 27 - 8 am to 9 pm

Are you ready to sip, socialize, and savor the flavors of summer? Relax and unwind with friends old and new, while enjoying the lively atmosphere at the Queen Creek Olive Mill. Sit outside at Di Oliva and enjoy three seasonal sangria flavors all day long. This special event includes a couple of deals: a Carafe + Spanish Meat and Cheese Board for $34 and $6 off carafes of sangria from 7pm - 9pm. So, mark your calendar and come raise a glass at the Sangria Social - it's the perfect way to kick off summer in style!

Grill at the Mill

May 29 - Memorial Day - 11 am to 5 pm

Fire up the grill and join family and friends at Queen Creek Olive Mill's Memorial Day event that you won't want to miss! Get ready to indulge in grill-inspired menus that are sure to satisfy your appetite and leave you wanting more. To top it off, there will be live music to keep the vibes up all day long. Challenge your friends to yard games while you enjoy the day or wait for your delicious food. With so much fun to be had, you won't want the day to end!

Things to Do

Outdoor Recreation

Saguaro Lake and the Salt River are great spots for enjoying the summer sun while staying cool all the same. Here, guests can rent paddle boards or inflatable tubes (whichever you prefer) to relax on the lake or float down the river. Earlier in the summer, the water can be a bit on the cooler side, making a dip in the water even more refreshing.


Choose from a variety of different museums throughout Mesa that offer something for everyone. From dinosaurs to idea creation, each museum is full of different activities and artifacts that are engaging for all ages. Learn more about Mesa's museums here.


If you are a golf enthusiast, spending your Memorial Day weekend in Mesa is a must-do activity. Mesa is the proud home of several gorgeous courses that offer stunning views and challenging terrain, making it a golfer's paradise. From the lush fairways of Dobson Ranch Golf Course to the world-class greens of Las Sendas Golf Club, there's no shortage of options to choose from. Grab your clubs and tee off for an amazing weekend, learn more here.

Dining & Nightlife
a group of friends enjoying conversation and tacos on the patio at Tacos Chiwas

Grab a Bite to Eat

Mesa is full of amazing cuisine perfect for a night out with friends or family. Whether you are looking for a one-of-a-kind meal or something that will satisfy even the pickiest of palettes, there is something in Mesa that will fit your needs.


Mesa's nightlife is full of artistic performances and captivating shows, anchored by the Mesa Arts Center and the Hale Centre Theater. From Broadway-caliber plays to amazing musical acts, the city's entertainment scene is something you won't want to miss. With a diverse range of shows, talented actors, and immersive productions, Mesa offers a wonderful range of entertainment for all. Learn more here.

Plan Your Trip

Request a Visitor's Guide

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Visit Mesa Passes

Check out some of Visit Mesa's passes to elevate your time in Mesa. From drink deals to the inside scoop on adventure, each pass highlights new, fun areas in Mesa that are definitely worth exploring.Looking for a fun and unique way to explore Mesa's thriving craft beer scene? With the City Limitless Beers & Brews Tour in hand, you can embark on a self-guided tour of Mesa's top breweries and taprooms, each offering their own distinct flavors and styles.If you're looking to explore the desert, Visit Mesa's Adventure Explorer Passport is a must-have guide. With this passport in hand, you'll gain access to a variety of thrilling activities and adventures, from hiking and biking to kayaking and ATV rides, all while discovering the natural beauty of the Valley of the Sun.

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