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4th of July fun

The annual July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival is canceled for 2021, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate Independence Day here in the Phoenix area. Enjoy fireworks and festivities or, check out the many summertime happenings in Tempe!

Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park

It’s time to don your favorite Hawaiian shirt or other tropical garb, bust out some Don Ho and head to the Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park, March 9-10, 2019. The two-day event celebrates Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and other South Pacific cultures through dance and musical performances, ukulele lessons, food, kid’s crafts and lots […]

ASU Family Weekend

Each year, parents and supportive family members descend upon Tempe to experience a little piece of campus life with their ASU student. Check out all there is to see and do during ASU Family Weekend, November 5-7.

Broadway shows at ASU Gammage in Tempe

The 2021/2022 Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona series at ASU Gammage kicks off in September. Get ready for an exciting season of Broadway!

Celebrate ASU Homecoming in Tempe

Homecoming is a time of year where students, parents and alumni alike celebrate the spirit, pride and tradition at Arizona State University. ASU Homecoming week, November 17-23, 2019, is filled with many events that will get you in the school spirit and ready for the big football game. Festivities kick off with the Lantern Walk and conclude […]

Easter Sunday Brunch to Get Hoppy About in Tempe

With Easter just around the corner, Sunday, April 4, 2021, it’s time to start thinking about where you can get delivery or curbside pickup for a delicious Easter meal. Lucky for us, several restaurants at Tempe Marketplace are ready to cook our meal so we can enjoy the day.

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is holiday magic

One of the most anticipated holiday events in Tempe is coming up on Saturday, December 11 at 6 p.m. – the annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade at Tempe Town Lake.

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 […]

LGBTQ events in Tempe & Phoenix this spring

Looking for a friendly, diverse and inclusive destination? Be sure to visit Tempe, Arizona. Tempe is known for its welcoming spirit, blend of cosmopolitan culture and style, scenic desert beauty and more than 330 days of sunshine every year. And, Tempe is known for its non-discrimination policies and its perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundations’ Municipal Equality Index.  Another great thing […]

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 […]

Restaurants near Tempe’s ASU Gammage

YES! You got tickets to the Broadway show you’ve been dying to see! The next step? Picking a fun, delicious, and conveniently located Tempe restaurant near ASU Gammage.

Tempe Events Status Updates

As we start to look forward to 2021, we are hopeful that events will return bigger and better than ever. But until then, we have curated a list of the most anticipated events in 2021 and their current standing. We will continue to add event updates on a continuous basis.

Tempe Fall Events You Won’t Want to Miss

From fun festivals and exciting events, Tempe has a plethora of activities to choose from. Check out our list of events and festivals that delight Tempe visitors throughout the fall season.

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 Spring Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

3/12/2020 9:15 p.m. – The City of Tempe has cancelled all public events and most public meetings through April 2020. For more information, visit the City of Tempe website. Spring is bursting out all over in Tempe with perfect weather, fragrant citrus blossoms, Cactus League Spring Training and a bunch of fun outdoor events, concerts […]