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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

World Atlatl Day at Pueblo Grande Museum

Pueblo Grande Museum
June 2, 2018

Location: Pueblo Grande Museum

Celebrate World Atlatl Day and test your prehistoric hunting skills at Pueblo Grande Museum on Saturday, June 2nd!

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Spring 2018 Music in the Garden: Jay Allan and the Uncommon Good

June 8, 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. Jay Allan and the Uncommon Good will perform on June 8, 2018.

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Prowl & Play: Superheroes Unite!

Prowl & Play at Phoenix Zoo
June 9, 2018

Location: The Phoenix Zoo

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s Superhero Prowl & Play! Join The Phoenix Zoo for a fun day filled with waterslides and water features, superheroes meet & greets, a DJ dance party, Boom! Boom! Pow! Agility Training, animal discoveries and more!

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Desert Night Cinema: Monsoon Chasing

June 14, 2018

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Roll-out your picnic blanket and enjoy silver screen hits under the desert night sky. Before the movie starts, watch live entertainment and participate in fun movie related activities. Purchase a bite to eat and a yummy drink while you sit back and watch your favorite stars in an unbeatable outdoor Garden setting. Every Desert Night Cinema has a seasonal theme! *Seating is first come, first serve. No chairs higher than 6 inches off the ground and only allowed in the designated seating area. No outside food or beverage.

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Spring 2018 Music in the Garden: Quetzal Guerrero QVLN

June 15, 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. QVLN will perform elements of Latin-infused contemporary music on June 15, 2018. 

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SCHOOL OF ROCK

School of Rock at ASU Gammage
June 19, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Location: ASU Gammage

See SCHOOL OF ROCK at ASU Gammage in Tempe, June 19-24, 2018. SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star turned substitute teacher who transforms a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers.

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Spring 2018 Music in the Garden: AZ Dueling Pianos

June 22, 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. AZ Dueling Pianos performs on June 22, 2018.

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2018 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival

July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival
July 4, 2018

Location: Tempe Beach Park

The annual July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival will be held at Tempe Beach Park. Enjoy great food such as hot dogs, BBQ, ice cream, fry bread, shaved ice and other fantastic vendors. Make sure to bring the whole family and enjoy the many activities like live entertainment by local bands, merchandise vendor booths and a FREE inflatable village for kids. Most importantly, you’re not going to want to miss Kiwanis Club’s annual Fireworks Spectacular, one of the best in the metro Phoenix.

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2018 Winter in July

Phoenix Zoo Winter in July
July 14, 2018

Location: The Phoenix Zoo

Temperatures are heating up, but the Phoenix Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Chill out in more than 50 tons of snow, splash around at the wet and wild play area and watch our loveable animals enjoy icy treats.

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Prowl & Play: Magic!

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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