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4th of July fun in Tempe

The summer is under way here in Tempe, and that means it’s time to start making plans for the July 4th, 2019! Always one of my favorite holidays, this year is sure to be another fun year with lots of places to choose from to watch the sky sparkle with fireworks of every color. Here […]

50th Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts: Art, music, food and fun for all

I love Tempe during the holidays. There are so many great events and activities going on from now through the New Year. One that I always look forward to is the Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts. This year is especially significant because it’s celebrating 50 fabulous years as one of the most popular events in […]

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 […]

Broadway shows at ASU Gammage in Tempe

There aren’t many cities that play host to the best touring Broadway shows. We’re very lucky to have an impressive lineup of Broadway shows in Tempe, Arizona each year at ASU Gammage. The 2019/2020 Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona series kicks off in September, with MISS SAIGON, an epic tale of love and […]

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, October 28-November 3, 2018, 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 […]

Easter Sunday Brunch to Get Hoppy About in Tempe

With Easter just around the corner, Sunday, April 21, 2019, it’s time to start thinking about who will prepare brunch that day. That’s what I’ll be thinking about for sure because cooking skills are somewhat lacking.  So my first preference for nourishment is  always dining out, especially for holidays and other special occasions. There are […]

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is holiday magic

For many, the holiday season is all about creating memories and sharing traditions with others. In Tempe, we have our own traditions that spark holiday spirit. Visiting Tempe is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. One of the most anticipated holiday events in Tempe is coming up on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at […]

History, Tradition and Beer: The Four Peaks Brewery Oktoberfest

In the rafters of the 100-year-old creamery that still houses the original Four Peaks Brewery, above the steel tanks in which new beers are constantly bubbling, hang flags. More than a dozen of them are up there in total, from countries (and certain sports teams) across the globe. And the prime position, just to the […]

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 […]