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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

Tour de Fat 2018

October 6, 2018

Location: Tempe Beach Park

It's back! Tour de Fat, the greatest little show on earth, is about to embark on a six-city bonanza of bikes, beers and philanthropic fun. Entering its 19th season, the Tour de Fat has raided more than $5 million dollars for local bike non-profits since its inception.

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The Purple Xperience at Tempe Center for the Arts

October 6, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Flat 9 Entertainment presents The Purple Xperience, a Prince Tribute, starring Marshall Charloff at Tempe Center for the Arts on October 6, 2018. The Purple Xperience is a five-piece group hailing from Prince's birthplace, Minneapolis, MN. They have been touring around the county since it's inception in 2011 by Dr. Fink and front-man Marshall Charloff - bringing the greatest and most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution in the world to audiences of all generations.

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2018 Tempe Tardeada

Tempe Tardeada
October 7, 2018

Location: Tempe Community Complex

This year's Tempe Tardeada is the City of Tempe's 20th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival. A tardeada is a social dance that is traditionally held on Sunday afternoons. This event is the culmination of Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrates the historical significance of Hispanics within our community.

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A Race for Maggie’s Place

October 7, 2018

Location: Tempe Beach Park

A Race for Maggie’s Place is a series of events in a family friendly atmosphere. There is a distance for everyone: 10K Run, 9K Run, 5K Run, Stroller Push, and Walk and Kids’ Dash. The event will take place at the Arts Park at Tempe Town Lake with the Kids Dash starting at 7:30 a.m. Maggie’s Place provides houses of hospitality and ongoing support to help pregnant and parenting women in need reach their goals, and welcomes them into a community filled with love and dignity. Event Details:  6:15 a.m. – Registration 7:30 a.m. – Kids Dash (1 mile) 7:50 a.m. – Toddler Dash (100m) 8:05 a.m. – 10k 8:10 a.m. 9k (to celebrate 9 months of pregnancy) 8:20 a.m. – 5k Run, Stroller Push and Walk

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Comedian Dan Soder

October 7, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Dan Soder is a New York City based comedian and actor who's best known as "Mafee" on the hit series Billions on Showtime.  His special The Standups is now streaming on Netflix.

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Closing Ceremony and Yoga Class

Sun Devil Stadium
October 7, 2018

Location: Sun Devil Stadium

ASU 365 Community Union and Walter Yoga present a special FREE yoga series on the Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium.

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Author Ramachandra Guha

October 8, 2018

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

Renowned author Ramachandra Guha reads from his latest biographical volume, a portrait of Gandhi and of those closest to him- family, friends, political and social leaders.

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Author Robert McWhirter

October 10, 2018

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

Attorney and Bill of Rights expert Robert McWhirter presents the next in his ongoing series about Presidents Trump and the Constitution.

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Comedian Brent Morin

Tempe Improv
October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Brent Morin was the co-star on the NBC live comedy series Undateable which just wrapped its third and final season.  Most recently, Brent released his new Netflix special I'm Brent Morin which is streaming now! Showtimes: October 11th- 8:00 p.m. October 12th- 7:30 & 10:00 p.m. October 13th- 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. October 14th- 7:00 p.m.

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Roars & Pours at the Phoenix Zoo – October

October 11, 2018

Location: The Phoenix Zoo

During the Roars & Pours event on October 11, 2018, guests 21 and older can enjoy craft brews, wine and food while strolling along select Zoo trails.

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