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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 summer, visit our summer 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

80s Night with The Cured and Arena

The Marquee
July 21, 2018

Location: The Marquee

Join The Marquee for 80s Night featuring The Cured (Cure Tribute) and Arena (Duran Duran Tribute). Performing with them on stage is Paper Fox, Wide Awake - A Tribute to U2 and Grey Joy. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages welcome.

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Streetlight Manifesto at The Marquee

The Marquee
July 23, 2018

Location: The Marquee

Streetlight Manifesto performs with Mephiskapheles and Kitty Kat Fan Club for the 'Everything Goes Numb' Tour on July 23, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

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Comedian Michael Quu

July 24, 2018 - July 26, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Comedian Michael Quu performs at Tempe Improv July 24-26, 2018.

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Author Colleen Hoover

July 27, 2018

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us presents her latest novel, All Your Perfects, about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

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Comedian Kurt Braunohler

July 27, 2018 - July 28, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Comedian Kurt Braunohler performs at Tempe Improv July 27-28, 2018.

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Family Art Workshop: Fashion Illustration with F.A.B.R.I.C’s Angela Johnson

Tempe Center for the Arts
July 28, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Local fashion designer, educator and entrepreneur Angela Johnson is known for her fun and funky creations. This workshop explores the basics of fashion illustration for those interested in the design field and will also share information about the opportunities and resources available at Tempe’s own F.A.B.R.I.C.

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ASU Art Exhibition: “Indwelling”

July 28, 2018 - December 8, 2018

Location: ASU Art Museum

"Indwelling" is a solo exhibition of Yuri Kobayashi, a contemporary artist who combines traditional woodworking practices and refined Japanese aesthetics to create sculptures that reflect her identity, experiences and thoughts.

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Kids’ Harrry Potter Party at Changing Hands Bookstore

July 28, 2018

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

Attention muggles, wizards, and witches! Join Changing Hands Bookstore for the third annual Kids' Harry Potter Party. Test your skill at History of Magic, Charms, Potions and more with games, activities and crafts. Wizards who pass their end-of-term report will earn an exclusive collectible 2018 button!

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Super Trash Bros Presents: Shapel Lacey

July 29, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Super Trash Bros Presents headliner Shapel Lacey to Tempe Improv on July 29, 2018.

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Prowl & Play: Magical Midsummer Dream!

Prowl & Play at Phoenix Zoo
August 4, 2018

Location: The Phoenix Zoo

Join the Phoenix Zoo for a mythical night of wizards, fairies and fantastic beasts at Prowl & Play: Magic! Enjoy fantasy-themed waterslides and water features, character meet & greets (Harry Potter, Tinkerbell, mermaids and more!) Dj dance party, roaming magicians, jugglers and illusionists.

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