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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

2018 IRONMAN Arizona

Ironman Arizona
November 18, 2018

Location: Tempe Beach Park

2018 IRONMAN Arizona kicks off on November 18, 2018 with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a challenging three-loop bike course through the Sonoran Desert. It finishes with a spectator-friendly run around Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park.

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Author Karri J. McClure

Changing Hands Bookstore
November 19, 2018

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

Karri J. McClure, Life Coach and Reiki Master, presents her first book about getting out and getting happy.

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Dom Kennedy at The Marquee

The Marquee
November 20, 2018

Location: The Marquee

Dom Kennedy performs live at the Marquee Theatre on November 20, 2018.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Comedian Jamie Kennedy

Tempe Improv
November 23, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Location: Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

Jamie Kennedy, a multitalented comedian-actor-writer-producer, is a true hyphenate. He may be seen acting in a film one minute and on stage doing stand up the next. Kennedy skyrocketed to fame with a groundbreaking performance and scene-stealing rants in Wes Craven's Scream and Scream 2. He has gone on to work with some of Hollywood's biggest names, including George Clooney, Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, and Will Smith. See comedian Jamie Kennedy perform live at Tempe Improv November 23-25, 2018.

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Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow at The Marquee

The Marquee
November 23, 2018

Location: The Marquee

Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow performs at The Marquee on November 23, 2018.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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2018 Fantasy of Lights Parade

Fantasy of Lights Parade
November 23, 2018

Location: Downtown Tempe

The 2018 Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade kicks off the season of holiday events in downtown Tempe. This event typically hosts around 85 parade units, attracts 35,000 people, and also includes the traditional tree lighting ceremony. At the close of the parade, Santa is on hand for photos and the giant tree is also a great backdrop for holiday pictures.

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L.A. Guns at The Marquee

The Marquee
November 24, 2018

Location: Marquee Theatre

L.A. Guns performs live at the Marquee Theatre on November 24, 2018.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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