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Looking for fun things to do in Tempe and the Phoenix area? Plan your visit to coincide with one of Tempe’s exciting events including festivals, concerts, sporting events and more. Browse the Tempe calendar of events to find year-round fun! If you’re looking for things to do in Tempe tonight, use the calendar below to search by date and type of event. And if you’re visiting this spring, visit our spring events page!

Tempe events offer a variety of experiences throughout the year:

From contemporary art exhibits to live music to Broadways shows, art festivals or sporting events, Tempe fits the bill.

Upcoming Events

2018 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival

July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival
July 4, 2018

Location: Tempe Beach Park

The annual July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival will be held at Tempe Beach Park. Enjoy great food such as hot dogs, BBQ, ice cream, fry bread, shaved ice and other fantastic vendors. Make sure to bring the whole family and enjoy the many activities like live entertainment by local bands, merchandise vendor booths and a FREE inflatable village for kids. Most importantly, you’re not going to want to miss Kiwanis Club’s annual Fireworks Spectacular, one of the best in the metro Phoenix.

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2018 Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Location: Tempe Beach Park

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake is one of Tempe's signature annual events. Benefiting Tempe Sister Cities, the Tempe Oktoberfest combines beer gardens, live music, a polka stage, great food including German fare, a carnival, kids activities and much more fun. Throwing the largest Oktoberfest in the State of Arizona, Tempe Town Lake will transform into a traditional Bavarian Beer festival during the day and a concert venue at night!

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2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona

Ironman Arizona
October 21, 2018

Location: Tempe Beach Park

The race begins at Tempe Beach Park, just west of the Mill Avenue Bridge. The swim takes place in a calm, manmade lake with water temperatures in the mid 70s. The three-loop (each loop is 18.5 miles) bike course is a relatively flat and winds through Tempe before offering some scenic vistas of the Sonoran desert. The two-loop run follows a 6.5-mile loop around Tempe Town Lake with some great views of Arizona State University and the developing landscape of Tempe.

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2018 IRONMAN Arizona

Ironman Arizona
November 18, 2018

Location: Tempe Beach Park

2018 IRONMAN Arizona kicks off on November 18, 2018 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.

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