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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

Reik at The Marquee

The Marquee
October 27, 2018

Location: Marquee Theatre

Reik performs live at The Marquee on October 27, 2018.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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5 Years of Chasing Dreams with Huss Brewing Co.

October 27, 2018

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Huss Brewing Company is celebrating its 5th anniversary! After founding their brewery in Tempe in 2013 the husband and wife team, Leah & Jeff Huss, want to celebrate in a big way! On Saturday, October 27th from 4-9 p.m., join Huss for a can't miss concert and local beer & food festival at Singh Meadows. Plus, enjoy gourmet fare served up by several of the Valley's best local chefs and be sure to save room for kid-friendly roast-your-own S'mores kits!

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Author Renee Simms

Changing Hands Bookstore
October 27, 2018

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

The associate professor of African American Studies and author presents her debut story collection- Meet Behind Mars.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk

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October 27, 2018

Location: Tempe Beach Park

Come together with survivors, caregivers and people from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Fundraising Walk at Tempe Beach Park on October 27, 2018. Registration: 7 a.m. | Program: 7:30 a.m. | Walk: 8 a.m.

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Movies on the Field: “The Meg”

Sun Devil Stadium
October 27, 2018

Location: Sun Devil Stadium

The 365 Community Union partners with ASU Film Spark for a new series of events at Sun Devil Stadium - Movies on the Field!

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Childsplay presents The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus

October 27, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Location: Herberger Theater Center Stage West

When school is out, there’s nothing to do and the desert sun beats down hot, Sheila and her friends find themselves in search of something – anything – interesting to explore. So when a walking, talking, and surprisingly well-dressed coyote shows up, the kids find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime!

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CHANGÜÍ MAJADERO at Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts
October 27, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Changüí Majadero has recaptured the traditional Afro-Cuban musical sound of changüí and brought it into the modern era. With an innovative and unique combination of raw Cuban Roots and East LA Grit, the band’s music has an intensity and grace that lovers of folk, jazz and world music will appreciate. The band brings us Cuba's country blues on October 27, 2018 at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

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Halloween Stroll in Downtown Tempe

Halloween Stroll in Downtown Tempe
October 28, 2018

Location: Downtown Tempe

Ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages, come to Downtown Tempe's 6th Street Market (near Tempe City Hall) for some not so spooky Halloween fun. Join for festive crafts, games, trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Don't forget your trick-or-treat bag!

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The Damned at The Marquee

The Marquee
October 28, 2018

Location: The Marquee

The Damned performs live at The Marquee on October 28, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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In Flames at The Marquee

The Marquee
October 30, 2018

Location: The Marquee

In Flames performs live at the Marquee Theatre on October 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Ongoing Events

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Lee Perreira Band

Desert Botanical Garden
November 11, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the Garden enjoying live music. This all-ages concert series is a great experience to enjoy in the company of friends and family. Some of Arizona’s best musicians will perform against the stunning backdrop of the butte at Ullman Terrace. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Lee Perreira and his band combine classic blues riffs with a soulfully textured vocal style. Perreira performs throughout the country  and has developed an enthusiastic following locally. Perreira covers a massive range of music including the Beatles, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Drake, Elton John, Kenny Chesney, Prince, Ed Sheeran and so much more. *Doors open at 3 p.m. | Concert 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

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Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Big Nick and the Gila Monsters

Desert Botanical Garden
November 18, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the Garden enjoying live music. This all-ages concert series is a great experience to enjoy in the company of friends and family. Some of Arizona’s best musicians will perform against the stunning backdrop of the butte at Ullman Terrace. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Big Nick and the Gila Monsters have created sensational melodies since 1993 and are always a Garden favorite. Don’t miss captivating front man Big Nick backed by his masterful musicians as they perform fan-favorites from their eclectic blues catalogue. *Doors open at 3 p.m. | Concert 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

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ZooLights at The Phoenix Zoo

ZooLights at The Phoenix Zoo
November 21, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Location: The Phoenix Zoo

Join the Phoenix Zoo at the Valley’s brightest holiday tradition: ZooLights presented by SRP! Energy, will light up the sky on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, and every evening thereafter through January 13, 2019. ZooLights shines with millions of twinkling and dancing  lights, a three-story-high holiday tree, photos with Santa, hundreds of glimmering light displays and lakeside music-in-motion shows. New this year- live reindeer, Stingray Bay and 4-D Theater included with admission.  

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