LIST: Everything you need to know about Labor Day weekend in southern Arizona

LIST: Everything you need to know about Labor Day weekend in southern Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Labor Day is held in honor of working people, and most of us get to celebrate it with a day off of work. It always falls on the first Monday in September, which means we have a three-day weekend to look forward to.

Below is a list of events to enjoy over the weekend, transportation schedule changes and office closures.

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Salsa, Tequila, and Taco Challenge

Labor Day Weekend Celebration: Sunday, Sept. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Ticket includes libation and menu samplings from over 40 local professional and emerging restaurants and chefs, with custom salsa and tequila cocktails in over 15 categories. Includes access to live entertainment all night. Click HERE for tickets.

First responders receive catered lunch delivery

Olive Garden will cater a complimentary lunch to a first responder organization in their community as a way to give back to those who protect and serve each day. This delivery will be between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Lunch delivery time and location vary by restaurant. Contact your local Olive Garden restaurant manager for more details. Visit for phone number and address, and ask to speak with the manager in charge of the Labor Day lunch delivery.


Transit service will be as follows on Monday, September 2nd, for Labor Day:

  • Sun Tran Routes 1 through 99 will run on a Sunday schedule.
  • Sun Link streetcar will run on a Sunday schedule.
  • Sun Express Routes 101X-204X will not be in operation.
  • Sun Shuttle fixed-route service and the Sahuarita/Green Valley Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride will not be in operation. Sun Shuttle ADA Dial-a-Ride service provided by Total Ride and Oro Valley Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride will offer service from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Americans with Disabilities Act-qualified passengers only.
  • Sun Van service will mirror the service provided by Sun Tran. Sun Van’s Reservation Center will be open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Labor Day.
  • The Customer Service Center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist passengers, and will return to regular weekday hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd.

On Tuesday, September 3rd, all transit services resume regular service.

For trip planning assistance or more information, visit or call the Customer Satisfaction Center at (520) 792-9222 (TDD: 520-628-1565).


Tucson Premium Outlets in Marana- Extended Hours

Tucson Premium Outlets will have extended hours so those looking for super savings will have more time to shop over the holiday weekend.


Friday, August 30 10 am – 9 pm

Saturday, August 31 10 am – 9 pm

Sunday, September 1 10 am – 8 pm

Monday, September 2 10 am – 9 pm

Sierra Vista holiday closures:

The Cove will only be open from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. for Open Swim on Monday.

Monday’s trash pickup will shift to Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Tuesday’s pickup will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 4. There will be no special pickups available on Wednesday. Trash pickups on Thursday and Friday will not be affected by the holiday.

The following transit services will be closed for Labor Day:

  • Special Services Office, located at 35 W. Alameda, and returning to regular weekday hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd.
  • Sun Tran’s Administrative Office, located at 3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd., and returning to regular weekday hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd.
  • Sun Link’s Administrative Office, located at 290 E. 8th St., and returning to regular weekday hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd.

City of Tucson

All City of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed next Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day. All city residential and commercial trash and recycling customers will have their service delayed by one day next week. The Los Reales Landfill will be open.

Tonto offices closed for holiday

The Forest Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices located on the Tonto will be closed Monday, September 2, for the Labor Day holiday.

Tonto National Forest Fire Restrictions

Forest officials say they expect a large number of visitors to the Tonto’s campgrounds, picnic areas and recreation sites over the Labor Day weekend.

Tonto National Forest remains in smoking, target shooting and campfire restrictions. We recognize that this is unusual, and an inconvenience. The lack of monsoon moisture combined with a carpet of dead grass, leaves the forest vulnerable to even a small spark. Fireworks are prohibited year-round on all National Forest lands

Tips for a safe and enjoyable weekend:

  • Target shooting is prohibited while fire restrictions are in place
  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or charcoal-burning device is prohibited outside of metal fire rings and metal pedestal grills provided by the Forest Service in developed recreation sites (see attached list). The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, and heating devices are allowed.
  • Restrictions also apply to operating internal combustion power tools, using welding equipment or torches with open flames, operating combustion engines without spark-arresting devices in effective working order and meeting either USDA or SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) standards
  • Discharging a firearm is prohibited, except for taking game in accordance with Arizona hunting laws
  • Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site. Please deposit the remains in an ashtray or inside a building. Do not toss or discard remains on the ground

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