You’ve probably heard of a luau, but have you heard of an Arizona Luau? It’s pretty much the same thing, just think cacti instead of the islands.


What is the same, is you get together with friends and family, catch up and have all around great time celebrating cowboy (or Hawaiian) culture. At an Arizona Luau, enjoy mouth-watering BBQ and dance to country music under the stars. On a side note, we’re always looking for good BBQ recipes at Visit Mesa, so be sure to send those our way.


After enjoying pulled pork sammies and slow-cooked ribs, it’s time for some fun and games. Enjoy a wide variety of classic cowboy games as you and your friends and family laugh and enjoy games from another time.


How do you finish an Arizona Luau? Light up the black desert sky with fireworks and end the luau with a bang. You’re guests are sure to remember this experience for a lifetime.


Now, where would you throw such a shindig? We think La Puesta del Sol has the Arizona charm for your Arizona Luau. Built in an open-air Spanish Mission style, La Puesta exudes Arizona and the Southwest.


Located on the nearby Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, La Puesta sits atop a mesa and has 360º views of the desert to set the scene of your Wild West themed activities. La Puesta is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, as you’ll be surrounded by the 25,000 acres of pristine desert.


We hope you host your own Arizona Luau with your closest friends and family soon. Remember to share your Luau spread with us using #MesaCityLimitless. Invitations to your fancy shindig can also be sent to us at @VisitMesa.