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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 fall, visit our fall events and festivals 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

Caring Santa is coming to town at Arizona Mills Mall

December 2, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Location: Arizona Mills Mall

Join Arizona Mills Mall for a private photo experience for children with special needs and their families, December 8 and 9, 2019.

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Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series: Baritone Recital

Tempe Center for the Arts
December 2, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

New England Conservatory professor Michael Meraw, barionte, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy with pianist Tanya Blaich.

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The English Beat at The Marquee

The Marquee
December 5, 2018

Location: The Marquee

The English Beat performs live at the Marquee Theatre on December 5, 2018.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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HaHa Davis

Tempe Improv
December 5, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

HaHa Davis' comedy career began with his passion of creating funny Vine videos and Instagram clips.  Recently, HaHa has worked with Chance the Rapper on his Grammy-nominated album, and now has his own clothing line and cartoon in the works.  See HaHa Davis at Tempe Improv December 5, 2018.

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Comedian Brian Swinehart

Tempe Improv
December 6, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

See comedian Brian Swinehart perform live at Tempe Improv on December 6, 2018.

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Minus the Bear at The Marquee

The Marquee
December 7, 2018

Location: The Marquee

Minus the Bear performs at the Marquee Theatre on December 7, 2018.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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Comedian Felipe Esparza

Tempe Improv
December 7, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. With his signature wild hair, and his often-imitated phrase, “what's up, fool?”, he has been associated with his good friend Gabriel Iglesias, who often recounts (and imitates) his experiences with Felipe in his act. After 16 years of stand-up comedy, various television appearances and two movies, Felipe walked away with the title prize on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010.

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2018 Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade
December 8, 2018

Location: Tempe Town Lake

Light up the night and be dazzled at the Valley’s most unique holiday event, the 2018 Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade presented by SRP at Tempe Town Lake. Every year on Saturday following the Tempe Festival of the Arts weekend, Santa Claus arrives at the Tempe Beach Park by way of boat along with festive floats.

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Warren Miller’s Face of Winter

ASU Gammage
December 8, 2018

Location: ASU Gammage

This fall, don't miss Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment at ASU Gammage on December 8, 2018.

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Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market

Pueblo Grande Indian Market
December 8, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Location: Pueblo Grande Museum

Enjoy the 42nd Annual Indian Market at Pueblo Grande Museum for a weekend full of American Indian art, music and food, December 8-9, 2018.

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