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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

Bubble Bash

Tempe Marketplace
May 12, 2018

Location: Tempe Marketplace

Children of all ages are invited to soak up the fun at the third annual Bubble Bash. There will be interactive bubble discovery stations, where kids can make their own bubble wands, learn about the science behind bubbles and play among millions of floating bubbles.

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LES MISÉRABLES

LES MISÉRABLES at ASU Gammage
May 15, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Location: ASU Gammage

See LES MISÉRABLES at ASU Gammage in Tempe, May 15-20, 2018. Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.

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Performance with a View: “Saxophone Interplay!”

Tempe Center for the Arts
May 15, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

The saxophonists of Arizona State University have a reputation of being exceptional! Come hear ASU saxophone Professor Christopher Creviston play in a variety of chamber ensembles featuring some of his outstanding students.

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Spring 2018 Music in the Garden: Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Holly Pyle

May 18, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Enjoy Arizona's beautiful scenery, warm weather and talented musicians at the Spring Music in the Garden Concert Series at Desert Botanical Garden. Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Holly Pyle will perform on May 18, 2018.

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Comedian Jay Pharoah

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. See comedian Jay Pharoah perform live at Tempe Improv May 18-20, 2018.

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Flower Bomb Festival at Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace
May 19, 2018

Location: Tempe Marketplace

Join Tempe Marketplace for a budding new event and witness The District sprout into a fantastical garden where thousands of paper flowers bloom like fireworks! Local artists and community groups, including Taliesin West, are collaborating to transform Tempe Marketplace into an interactive art installation.

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Lakeshore Music: Diego Figueiredo & Ken Peplowski Duo

Tempe Center for the Arts
May 19, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Figueiredo is an incredible artist who brings an infusion of Brazilian music and jazz and joins forces with equally talented Peplowski for an evening that will leave you amazed!

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Arte Flamenco Society: Belen Maya and Juan Siddi Flamenco

Tempe Center for the Arts
May 25, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Arte Flamenco Society presents the legendary Belen Maya in a 2-night engagement at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Belen, one of the most iconic flamenco dancers in the world today, heats up the stage for a night of incomparable dance and music. Belen’s technique and passion are second-to-none and to witness her raw power and the dignity she brings to the stage is a rarity and not be missed.

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Phoenix Amplified Jazz Experience: Willie Bradley

Tempe Center for the Arts
May 25, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Flat 9 Entertainment presents Phoenix Amplified Jazz Experience to the Tempe Center for the Arts on May 25, 2018. Enjoy a great evening of smooth jazz, soul and funk music featuring nationally acclaimed recording artist and Urban/Contemporary Jazz Trumpeter Willie Bradley.

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Spring 2018 Music in the Garden: The Sahnas Brothers

May 25, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Enjoy Arizona's beautiful scenery at the Spring Music in the Garden Concert Series at Desert Botanical Garden. The Sahnas Brothers Band will perform elements of Spanish and Mediterranean guitar fusion on May 25, 2018.

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