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4th of July Fun in Tempe

Where to find fireworks and other 4th of July festivities in the Tempe and Greater Phoenix this Independence Day. Bonus: Tempe summer fun inspiration for your holiday weekend!

Arizona Coyotes Player at Mullett Arena

Arizona Coyotes Call Tempe Home

There are a few bucket list items that just make sense when visiting Tempe, Arizona. One bucket list item that may seem peculiar, but yet a must try in Tempe, is watching Arizona’s very own NHL hockey team face off at ASU’s multipurpose facility, Mullett Arena.

Nik Fields announces new concept for Tempe

Black History Month and Beyond in Tempe

This Black History Month, we invite you to explore the contributions made by Black leaders, creatives, educators and other community members, past and present, in Tempe, Arizona.

ASU Gammage sunset

Broadway shows at ASU Gammage in Tempe

The 2024-2025 Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona series at ASU Gammage kicks off in August. Get ready for an exciting season of Broadway!

A parade of ASU Cheerleaders with pom poms up in the air marching down the street

Celebrate ASU Homecoming in Tempe

ASU Homecoming week is Oct. 22-28, 2023. This excited week is filled with a variety of events that will get you in the school spirit and ready for the big football game.

A 5-person Mariachi band plays music at the City of Tempe Tardeada event.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Tempe

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Tempe with events and experiences honoring Hispanic history and culture.

DBG Las Noches de Las Luminarias by Adam Rodriguez

Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden

Experience the beauty of Las Noches de las Luminarias this holiday season with 8,000 flickering luminarias and twinkling lights throughout the Desert Botanical Garden.

Progress Pride Flag Downtown Tempe

LGBTQ+ Community & Events in Tempe

Pride in Tempe: You’re invited to exciting LGBTQ+ events — including Downtown Tempe’s first-ever Pride Party, the Phoenix Pride awards reception and more — taking place in throughout Pride month and beyond in Tempe.

Neighborhood Services at Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU

Restaurants near Tempe’s ASU Gammage

Congrats, you’ve secured the hottest tickets in town and you’re set for a bucket list-worthy night of Broadway. The next — and essential — step is choosing delicious and convenient restaurant near ASU Gammage to start your evening off. .

Boots in the Park

Tempe Fall Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Sports fans, outdoor lovers, foodies and families all agree: Fall is the perfect time to visit Tempe. The temps are cooling and our calendar is filling up with seasonal events — from festivals and markets to sporting events and concerts — you won’t want to miss. Tempe is the perfect event and festival location – fall through spring, you will find a variety of fun events in our city.

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

Tempe’s Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is Holiday Magic

One of the most anticipated holiday events in Tempe is coming up on Saturday, December 10th – the annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade at Tempe Town Lake.

Desert Botanical Garden

Things to do this Labor Day in Tempe and Phoenix

To many, Labor Day symbolizes the last day of summer and the kick start of fall. In Arizona, summer temperatures continue through September. That means Labor Day is an extra day off to splash in a swinming pool or enjoy fun activities that will officially bring summer to a close.

ASU Family Weekend

Your Guide To 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, Sept. 22-24, 2023.