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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

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: Paula Atherton

Tempe Center for the Arts
May 26, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

Flat 9 Entertainment presents Phoenix Amplified Jazz Experience, a great evening of smooth jazz, soul and funk music featuring nationally acclaimed recording artist and Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist, Vocalist and Songwriter Paula Atherton.

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THE HUMANS

The Humans at ASU Gammage
May 29, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Location: ASU Gammage

See THE HUMANS at ASU Gammage in Tempe, May 29-June 3, 2018. Stephen Karam’s THE HUMANS, is an uproarious, hopeful, and heart-breaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan.

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Comedian Dan Cummins

May 31, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Dan’s unusual observations and unique autobiographical stand-up have earned him numerous television performances on "The Tonight Show", Showtime’s “Live from Amsterdam”, "Comedy Central Presents", a one-hour Comedy Central special - “Crazy with A Capital F”, "Last Comic Standing", Nickelodeon’s "Mom’s Night Out", and on many other late night and cable programs. See comedian Dan Cummins perform live at Tempe Improv May 31-June 3, 2018.

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Spring 2018 Music in the Garden: Canyon Records Artists

June 1, 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. Canyon Records Artists will perform contemporary music on June 1, 2018.

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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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