Ultimate Guide to Summer in Tempe


Ultimate Guide to Summer in Tempe

Grab your sunglasses, sunscreen and a big smile because summer in Tempe is here to stay for a while! Relax by the pool during the day, take in the sights and explore the wonders of the desert after dark. Summer in Tempe means going on a sunrise hike, watching the kiddos play in a splash pad, catching some rays at a rooftop pool, or visiting one of Tempe’s many indoor, and thankfully, air-conditioned attractions. It’s the time of year when hotel rates are a steal and patio misters are on full blast to keep you cool while patio dining. We have the ultimate guide for visiting Tempe this summer – time to book your stay!
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.

Drink Me! Tea Room in Tempe

Through Jul 14

Drink Me! Team Room Events

Drink Me! Tea Room

Through July 14, 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.


Jun 25 - Jul 28


ASU Gammage

June 25, 2024 - 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.

Progress Pride Flag Downtown Tempe

Jun 30

Miss Gay Arizona America

Tempe Center for the Arts

June 30, 2024

Get ready for a fabulous showdown at Tempe Center for the Arts! Fourteen dazzling divas from all corners of the state will compete for the title of Miss Gay Arizona America 2024.

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!

Mamma Mia at ASU Gammage

May 27 - Jun 1

ASU Gammage presents “Mamma Mia”

ASU Gammage

May 27, 2025 - June 1, 2025

ASU Gammage presents “Mamma Mia,” the feel-good show about a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Life of Pi at ASU Gammage

Jun 17 - Jun 22

ASU Gammage presents “Life of Pi”

ASU Gammage

June 17, 2025 - June 22, 2025

ASU Gammage presents “Life of Pi” the winner of three Tony Awards® and the Olivier Award for Best Play. Based on the novel that sold more than 15 million copies and became a worldwide phenomenon, “Life of Pi” is an epic story of perseverance and hope that speaks to every generation.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Jul 22 - Aug 3

ASU Gammage presents “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

ASU Gammage

July 22, 2025 - August 3, 2025

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to “Moulin Rouge! The Musical!”

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