Tempe is a playground for families

Kids & Family

Tempe is a playground for families

Tempe has lots to offer families looking to have some fun. From the smallest travelers to tough-to-please teens, kids, parents and grandparents will find plenty to enjoy in Tempe. From family friendly festivals and exhibits, to kid-focused theatre, Tempe is for kids.
 
Phoenix Rising FC Soccer

Through Oct 19

Phoenix Rising FC

Through October 19, 2024

The 2024 Phoenix Rising FC schedule is here, and we look forward to a season of action-packed soccer celebrating the reigning United Soccer League Champions at the home pitch.

Flashlight Nights at DBG

Through Sep 14

Flashlight Nights at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

Through September 14, 2024

Nocturnal explorers can bring their own flashlights to shine along the trails to capture the night-blooming plants and animals that appear in the desert after dark.

HAMILTON at ASU Gammage

Through Jul 28

HAMILTON at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage

Through July 28, 2024

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre.

Drink Me! Tea Room in Tempe

Through Oct 23

Drink Me! Team Room Events

Drink Me! Tea Room

Through October 23, 2024

Drink Me! Tea Room offers a modern twist on afternoon tea. In addition to their plant-based and gluten-free teas and treats, this whimsical and enchanting place hosts events to complement their seasonal menu items.

Exhibitions at ASU Art Museum

Through Jun 29

ASU Art Museum Exhibits

ASU Art Museum

Through June 29, 2025

ASU Art Museum presents a rotating display of innovative art exhibitions featuring new media, Latinx and Latin American art, contemporary craft, historical and contemporary prints and art from the Americas.

ASU Football at Mountain America Stadium

Aug 31 - Nov 23

ASU Football Schedule 2024

Mountain America Stadium

August 31, 2024 - November 23, 2024

The 2024 ASU football season is upon us, and we look forward to a season full of fans and action-packed football at the legendary ASU Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Tempe Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park

Sep 7 - Sep 11

Tempe Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

September 7, 2024 - September 11, 2024

Tempe Healing Field is inspiring formation of U.S. flags will, as in years past, honors the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that the mature may remember and that youth may learn.

ASU Gammage presents "Mrs. Doubtfire"

Sep 17 - Sep 22

ASU Gammage presents “Mrs. Doubtfire”

ASU Gammage

September 17, 2024 - September 22, 2024

Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, “Mrs. Doubtfire” tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids.

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

Tempe’s Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope and great memories you’ll cherish forever. Experience the magic of thousands of lanterns as the soft lights reflect upon the water of Kiwanis Lake in Tempe.

Ironman Arizona

Nov 17

IRONMAN Arizona

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

November 17, 2024

2024 IRONMAN Arizona kicks off on Nov. 17, 2024, with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a challenging three-loop bike course through the Sonoran Desert. It finishes with a spectator-friendly run around Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park.

Fantasy of Lights Parade & Holiday Market

Nov 29

Fantasy of Lights Street Parade

Downtown Tempe

November 29, 2024

A holiday tradition enjoyed by generations — the Downtown Tempe Fantasy of Lights Street Parade features a tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, Santa photos and so much more!

 
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