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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 spring, visit our spring 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

Spring 2018 Music in the Garden: Jaleo

April 13, 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. Jaleo will perform elements of Latin music on April 13, 2018. 

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Dance Theatre of Harlem at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage
April 14, 2018

Location: ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage is proud to welcome back Dance Theatre of Harlem, an iconic American dance company. The company will perform a mixed repertoire that will highlight the brilliance of this one-of-a-kind American dance treasure. The ensemble's 14 racially diverse artists bring new life to the art form of classical ballet by using its familiar language to celebrate African American culture.

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THE COLOR PURPLE

The Color Purple at ASU Gammage
April 17, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Location: ASU Gammage

See THE COLOR PURPLE at ASU Gammage, April 17-22, 2018. THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

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Spring 2018 Music in the Garden: Papa John DeFrancesco & the Union Four

April 20, 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. Papa John DeFrancesco & the Union Four will perform elements of jazz and blues music on April 20, 2018

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2018 Pat’s Run

Pat's Run
April 21, 2018

Location: Sun Devil Stadium

Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Held annually to honor Pat’s legacy, the 4.2 mile Run/Walk will wind through the streets of Tempe, AZ finishing at Sun Devil Stadium. Proceeds benefit the Tillman Scholars program. All 4.2 Mile Finishers will receive the limited-edition race shirt and Pat’s Run Collector Medal. Spots are limited! Be the first to know when registration goes live by signing up for an email alert.

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at The Marquee

The Marquee
April 21, 2018

Location: The Marquee

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble performs at The Marquee with Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and Captain Squeegee on April 21, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Childsplay presents Flora & Ulysses

Childsplay presents Flora and Ulysses
April 22, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts

See Childsplay's Flora & Ulysses at the Tempe Center for the Arts April 22-May 20, 2018.

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ASU School of Music presents Mahler Symphony No 1

ASU Gammage
April 26, 2018

Location: ASU Gammage

ASU School of Music presents Mahler Symphony No 1 on April 26, 2018.

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Halau O Kekuhi at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage
April 28, 2018

Location: ASU Gammage

Led by Kumu hula Nalani Kanakaole and Huihui Kanahele-Mossman, Halau o Kekuhi is celebrated for its mastery of the aihaa style of hula (dance) and oli (chant). The aihaa is a low-postured, vigorous, bombastic style of hula that springs from the eruptive volcano persona Pele and Hiiaka, characteristic of Hawaiian creative forces.

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Roars & Pours at The Phoenix Zoo, May

May 3, 2018

Location: The Phoenix Zoo

During the Roars & Pours event on May 3, 2018, guests 21 and older can enjoy craft brews, wine and food while strolling along select Zoo trails.

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