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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.

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Carmela y Más at Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace
February 9, 2018

Location: Tempe Marketplace

Don't miss Carmela Ramirez and her band Más perform sizzling Afro-Cuban rhythms, Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, to traditional and fusion stylings of Latin Jazz on February 9th at the Tempe Marketplace District Stage.

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Spring 2018 Music in the Garden: Big Pete Pearson

February 9, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Enjoy some of Arizona's most talented musicians, beautiful scenery and warm weather at the Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series at Desert Botanical Garden. All concerts are held at the Ullman Terrace on Friday evenings. Big Pete Pearson Blues Band will perform from 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2018.

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Wild Arizona at The Phoenix Zoo

February 10, 2018

Location: The Phoenix Zoo

Join The Phoenix Zoo as they celebrate Arizona Statehood and amazing native species at Wild Arizona on February 10, 2018.

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Author Rae Paris

February 10, 2018

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

Author Rae Paris visits Changing Hands Bookstore on February 10, 2018.

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Andreś Martín Leal at Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace
February 10, 2018

Location: Tempe Marketplace

Andreś Martín Leal performs at the Tempe Marketplace District Stage on February 10, 2018.

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Arizona Renaissance Festival

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February 10, 2018 - April 1, 2018

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The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park filled with action, adventure and fun for the whole family!

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Corks & Cactus at Desert Botanical Garden

February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

At this popular Desert Botanical Garden event, guests can sample their choice of 40 different wines each day, from regions around the world, and talk to representatives from each winery. All wines are available for sale. Live music will add to the atmosphere with Sydney Sprague on Saturday and Obadiah Parker on Sunday. There will also be cooking demonstrations from Fabulous Food Fine Catering & Events and Gertrude's. Tickets are $35 for Garden members and $40 for the general public.

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Author Patrisse Khan-Cullors

February 13, 2018

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

The artist, organizer and Black Lives Matter co-founder shares her memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist, an emotional and powerful story about the BLM movement was born.

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Celebrating Statehood Day with Marshall Trimble and Dolan Ellis

February 13, 2018

Location: Arizona Historical Society

Join The Arizona Heritage Center for an entertaining evening of songs and storytelling with two of Arizona's favorite cowboys - Marshall Trimble, Arizona's Official State Historian and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer. Evening includes a reception hosted by the Historical League to recognize the 2019 Historymakers! Come and celebrate Arizona's statehood!

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3Nations at Tempe Marketplace, Feb. 16

Tempe Marketplace
February 16, 2018

Location: Tempe Marketplace

3NATIONS is an Arizona-based band formed by Lelea Fonua on August 2014. The band was initially put together for a benefit concert held by Teen Lifeline and guest of honor Jordin Sparks. 3NATIONS’ genres of music range from Funk, Jazz, Soul, Pop Rock, Rock, Blues, Indie, Gospel and Reggae. See 3NATIONS perform at Tempe Marketplace District Stage on February 16, 2018.

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