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4 Reasons to Register for Pat’s Run in Tempe

One of my favorite annual events is just around the corner: Pat’s Run on April 26 in Tempe. If you’ve participated in this race once, I’m sure that you’re already registered. It is hard to believe that this will be the 10th year for this event. Pat’s Run is the perfect way to finish the […]

Tempe’s Chalk Art Festival at Tempe Marketplace

Remember when you were little and used to create magnificent works of art with chalk on your front driveway? I do! I could spend hours with my neighbor friends creating all sorts of designs. Ready to walk down memory lane? Revisit those fun memories on Saturday, April 12th at the Chalk Art Festival at Tempe Marketplace! Local […]

Small Talk with Sesty: Jerry Hall, Tempe Diablo Stadium Manager

If you’ve been to a spring training game in Tempe, you’ve been to Tempe Diablo Stadium, the spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 1991. I’ve been to this ballpark quite a bit, both for work and to catch a game or two. But I wanted to know a little more […]

Small Talk with Sesty – Nick Nitz at Handlebar Tempe

With Arizona Beer Week rapidly approaching, it seemed appropriate to talk to someone who’s a beer expert. I know, I know, most people out there love beer. But I wanted to find someone who not only loves beer, but is also a beer expert. If you’ve been to Handlebar Tempe, you’ve probably seen Nick Nitz. […]

Tempe’s outdoor patios offer great dining and greater views

Though it seems like the rest of the country is either covered in snow or reaching high temperatures of 30 degrees, Tempe, Arizona has been unseasonably warm the last couple of weeks. With highs in the low 70s, it’s the perfect weather to be outside, embracing the sunshine and fresh air. There are many things […]

24 Carrots in Tempe: good food that’s good for you

I’m drinking a smoothie called “Berry Me Alive.” I didn’t realize how funny the name was until I said it out loud when I ordered it at 24 Carrots today. I’m a sucker for cute names for beverages, but I’m also a sucker for places that take extra steps to do things the right way. […]

Great Tempe eats for ASU students on the go

Being a college student only consists of a couple things: studying, eating, more studying and did I mention eating? And to think that just a couple years ago, I thought that the freshman 15 was just a myth. As you can see, there is not much in students’ agenda, but boy do we take those […]

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 […]

Family Fun for All at the Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo is one of my favorite places to visit. Located just north of downtown Tempe in Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is easy to get to and has a good amount of parking, so there’s never a hassle to find a parking spot. It’s the perfect place for a morning or afternoon outing, and […]

Family Weekend at the ASU Tempe Campus

As a senior at Arizona State University, my favorite time of year is when I get adjusted to my new fall schedule, college football has officially started, and I am finally getting settled into my new place and feeling a sense of freedom. Now that we’re past the first month of the school year, there […]

Get pumped for a Tempe triathlon, walk or run

Fall is the best time in Tempe to get active! There are several fun and unique races in Tempe that come in every shape and size. From relaxed 5k walks to competitive marathon courses, there is something for every level of fitness in Tempe to get you motivated! Here is a list of runs, walks […]

Engrained Cafe in Tempe: Tastes Good, Feels Good

Last week I had the opportunity to dine at Engrained Cafe with my co-worker, which is located on ASU’s Tempe campus, inside the MU on the second floor. From the moment you enter Engrained, you realize this place is unique. The hostess give us a table number, and then sends us off towards the kitchen to take […]

ASU’s Gallery of Scientific Exploration in Tempe

Just recently, I was introduced to a brand new building to explore on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. Officially named the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), the interactive exhibits located inside are just fascinating. It both impressed and boggled my mind. The exhibits are designed to advance research and discovery, and to encourage […]

Sparky: unmasked and uncut, the interview with Tempe’s favorite mascot

Whenever any of us thinks of Arizona State, one of the first images that jumps into our heads is that of Sparky.  He’s our lovable mascot.  The pre-game football intros featuring him are some of the best in all of sports.  But Sparky is more than just a college mascot.  He’s a symbol of Tempe.  […]

We Changed Our Name! Tempe Convention & Visitors Bureau is Now Tempe Tourism Office

We’ve changed our name! Different name, same trusted source of information about all things Tempe! Read on to see why…