Nightlife in Tempe

Nightlife in Tempe

When the sun goes down explore Tempe's nightlife. College bars, sport bars, local breweries, restaurants making craft cocktails and clubs to dance the night away are in Tempe. Grab a beer or cocktail and into the night to enjoy a night out in Tempe.

Mar 23 - Dec 28

Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night

Tempe Center for the Arts

March 23, 2022 - December 28, 2022

Walk-in Wednesdays at Tempe Center for the Arts, the region's best open mic night, is a free series offering musicians a chance to play their songs in a friendly, attentive atmosphere void of noisy nightclub indifference.

Sep 26 - Nov 2

Four Peaks Haunted Brewery Tours

Four Peaks Brewing Company

September 26, 2022 - November 2, 2022

Four Peaks has gathered all these spooky tales (as well as their own employees’ ghost stories) for a series of special, late-night tours through 8th Street. Join them for one—if you dare.

Sep 30 - Oct 29

Live Music at Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace

September 30, 2022 - October 29, 2022

Whether you’re looking forward to a fun date night or family night out, you can’t go wrong with free music performances at Tempe Marketplace. Enjoy music performed by both local and nationally known bands and musicians at The District Stage.

Sep 30 - Nov 18

Music in the Garden at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

September 30, 2022 - November 18, 2022

Music in the Garden Concert Series is back at Desert Botanical Garden with a new way to enjoy lively musical acts with your small group, September through November.

Oct 6

Roars & Pours at The Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

October 6, 2022

Sip and stroll your way through select Zoo trails while enjoying craft beverages, wine and food. Plus, animal encounters, yard games, entertainment and more!

Oct 23 - Oct 29

Canopy Tempe Happenings

Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown

October 23, 2022 - October 29, 2022

The Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown is located in the vibrant and walkable downtown district. Discover the many events at Canopy Tempe's two restaurants Alter Ego and their rooftop pool and restaurant, Alibi Tempe.

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 23 - Jan 15

ZooLights at The Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

November 23, 2022 - January 15, 2023

ZooLights at The Phoenix Zoo, the Valley’s most cherished holiday tradition, is back with millions of twinkling lights, all new animal lanterns and light displays, an enhanced Santa experience and a brand new music and light show!

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.

Feb 25 - Feb 26

Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

February 25, 2023 - February 26, 2023

Ready to get in the game? Innings Festival is a can't-miss celebration for music lovers, culinary enthusiasts and passionate baseball fans.

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