Discover Tempe’s Festival Side

Festivals

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.
 
Tempe Independence Day Celebration

Jul 4

Tempe 4th of July Celebration

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

July 4, 2024

Commemorate Independence Day at Tempe Diablo Stadium with the Tempe 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy an evening of family-friendly fun, including live entertainment, food, kid's activities and fireworks!

Four Peaks Oktoberfest

Oct 11 - Oct 13

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

October 11, 2024 - October 13, 2024

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

Pride Flag

Oct 19 - Oct 20

Phoenix Pride Festival

Steele Indian Park

October 19, 2024 - October 20, 2024

The Phoenix Pride Festival is 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.

Arizona Sports & Music Festival

Oct 19

Arizona Sports & Music Festival

Tempe Sports Complex

October 19, 2024

Arizona Sports League presents the Arizona Sports & Music Festival, sponsored by Hello Sugar, at Tempe Sports Complex on Oct. 19. Choose your sport, grab a drink and enjoy the best day of sports and music!

Watern Lantern Festival at Kiwanis Park

Nov 1 - Nov 2

Water Lantern Festival at Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Lake

November 1, 2024 - November 2, 2024

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.

two couples walking on the streets at the Tempe Festival of the Arts

Dec 6 - Dec 8

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts

Downtown Tempe

December 6, 2024 - December 8, 2024

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.

A group of runners cross the finish line

Jan 18 - Jan 19

Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona

Downtown Tempe

January 18, 2025 - January 19, 2025

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona combines running, travel and entertainment, providing a world-class event atmosphere for participants and spectators alike.

Tempe Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

Mar 7 - Mar 9

Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts

Downtown Tempe

March 7, 2025 - March 9, 2025

The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 20 Art Festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist and has received the Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association.

 
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