Festivals

Discover Tempe’s Festival Side

Discover Tempe’s Festival Side

Tempe is known for hosting amazing festivals. From the biannual Tempe Festival of the Arts, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Aloha Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Innings Festival, Tempe has festivals covered. Grab your sneakers and head outside to enjoy Tempe’s beautiful festival weather.
 

Oct 7 - Oct 9

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

October 7, 2022 - October 9, 2022

The Tempe Oktoberfest combines beer gardens, live music, a polka stage, great food including German fare, a carnival, kids activities and much more fun. 

Oct 9 - Mar 12

Second Sundays on Mill

Downtown Tempe - Mill Avenue

October 9, 2022 - March 12, 2023

Second Sundays on Mill closes Mill Avenue to enhance the heart of Tempe with a local market that features a fantastic selection of Arizona-made goods.

Oct 15 - Oct 16

Phoenix Pride Festival

Steele Indian Park

October 15, 2022 - October 16, 2022

This year’s Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration at Indian Steele Park.

Oct 30

Dia De Los Muertos Phoenix Festival

Steele Indian School Park

October 30, 2022

The Dia de Los Muertos Phoenix Festival is interactive, multi-generational and participatory. Free and open to the public, all families are welcomed.

Nov 11

Tempe Veterans Day Parade

Downtown Tempe

November 11, 2022

The Tempe Veterans Day Parade is back in Downtown Tempe on November 11th. With over 50 years of tradition, Tempe is excited to continue this annual parade honoring all military veterans.

Nov 12 - Nov 13

Arizona Taco Festival

Bell Bank Park

November 12, 2022 - November 13, 2022

The Annual Arizona Taco Festival is making a comeback to Bell Bank Park, November 12-13, 2022. This two-day event will deliver another year of taco madness with more than 50 taco makers

Nov 12

Water Lantern Festival

Kiwanis Lake

November 12, 2022

The Water Lantern Festival brings people together to Light The Water in a magical night that includes food, music and beauty as the lanterns reflect upon the water of Kiwanis Lake. 

Nov 13 - Nov 19

ASU Homecoming

ASU Tempe Campus

November 13, 2022 - November 19, 2022

Return to your Sun Devil roots and connect with your favorite campus places, be a part of the traditions of Royalty Court, Lantern Walk, the Homecoming Parade and the Block Party, November 13-19, 2022.

Dec 1 - Dec 31

Las Noches de las Luminarias

Desert Botanical Garden

December 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

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.

Dec 2 - Dec 4

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe

December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022

The Tempe Festival of the Arts offers visitors a distinct shopping experience each fall and spring in Downtown Tempe. More than 300 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork.

 
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