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How much do we love Tempe? Let us count the ways.

Tempe is an upbeat town with an endless variety of things to do, places to go and people to see. From resort hotels to family activities, entertaining nightlife to artistic expressions, Tempe has it all. Whether you’re from Tempe, or just visiting, here is a better way to get to know Tempe’s fun facts – especially if […]

Indoor Activities in Tempe for Kiddos

It’s summer in Arizona, which means it’s pretty toasty outside. While that means staying indoors during the majority of the day, it doesn’t mean the fun stops there! Tempe has a variety of entertaining indoor activities for young kids to enjoy and have a blast this summer. Here is my list of top 5 indoor […]

Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden

One of my  favorite  holiday events here in the beautiful Sonoran Desert  is Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden. It’s a beautiful Southwestern holiday tradition that’s been taking place for 37 years. The Garden’s lovely paths will be aglow with more than 8,000 lit luminaire bags and the trees will sparkle with thousands […]

Murals in Tempe, Arizona

Love murals? Hop in your car and take a driving tour of Tempe’s public art. We showcase our favorite Tempe, Arizona murals on a custom driving tour.

My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Music

By Delaney Wood Music has always been an integral part of my life. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood include sitting next to my Grandma at the piano, while she loudly played and sang her favorite songs.  Personally, I have been playing the violin for 10 years and I currently play in the […]

My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Pic-worthy Places

By Delaney Wood If you ever find yourself asking the question “What am I going to post next on Instagram?”, I have a solution for your problem- come to Tempe!  Tempe is full of beautiful venues, a bustling nightlife, and the most gorgeous sunsets. We’re home to Tempe Town Lake, Arizona State University, and the […]

Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake is “Beer-utiful”

I love the month of October. Fall colors, pumpkins, candy corn and cooler weather. It’s the best month of the year. For those of us that live around Tempe, this month is special for one other reason – Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake. That glorious weekend of beer, bands, food, beer, games, fun, beer and lederhosen is […]

Patrick reviews Disney’s THE LION KING at ASU Gammage

This season, I’m lucky enough to be a Gammage Goer for ASU Gammage.  What is a Gammage Goer you ask?  There are a few of us who are assigned to watch some of the shows performing at Gammage this season and we review them.  As I’m sure you’re well aware, Disney’s THE LION KING opened […]

Spotlight on Ralph Remington & Tempe Center for the Arts

Meet Ralph Remington, Producing & Artistic Director for the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) and Deputy Director for Arts and Culture for the City of Tempe.  Ralph’s a man whose passion for the arts was born when he played the Cowardly Lion in his third grade’s production of The Wizard of Oz. That passion […]

Spotlight On: Alec Posta, Lego® Master Model Builder

“Like a like a kid in a candy store” and “a happy camper,” perfectly describe Alec Posta, Lego® Master Model Builder at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Tempe. Surrounded by zillions of those colorful building bricks, Alec Posta is clearly in his element, full of joy and exuding enthusiasm for his dream job. A talented designer, […]

Tempe brewery and distillery tours

Have you ever thought about what it takes to make your favorite adult beverage? Tempe brewery and distillery tours give you the chance to learn a lot more about what happens before your craft brew or bourbon hits the glass. Both Four Peaks Brewing Company and Arizona Distilling Company offer behind the scene tours of their Tempe […]

Tempe Fall Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

With 330 days of sunshine each year and a vibrant downtown community, Tempe is the perfect festival location. Fall through spring, you will find a variety of fun festival events in our city. In Tempe for a meeting? Don’t forget to check the calendar and make it a point to mix in a little entertainment […]

Tempe Marketplace Chalk Art Festival

Chalk and sidewalks are as artistically compatible as paint and canvas or pen and paper.  Give me some sticks of chalk and a sidewalk and I’m an artist! Not really, but I do like to attempt a few scribbles when the opportunity presents itself. It’s even better to watch real artists creating masterpieces with chalk […]

Tempe museums offer cool programs for kids this summer

Keeping the kids occupied during their summer breaks, can be a challenge. However, the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) , ASU Art Museum and Halle Heart Children’s Museum are offering some very cool programs that will keep them busy and entertained.  These workshops are a sure way to beat the summer doldrums and have […]

Tempe opens the Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation

For years I’ve been curious about the old Eisendrath House. I’d see it as I was driving on College Avenue. There it stood, perched on the hill behind the Arizona Historical Society Museum, looking forlorn and forsaken. I hoped that the old house wouldn’t be forgotten and that one day, it would be restored and […]