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Things to do in Tempe in the Fall

Fall in Tempe is Festive and Fun

As the temperatures go down in the fall, Tempe really comes to life. Enjoy the sunshine by strolling along a cactus-lined desert trail, boating at Tempe Town Lake or driving through the city on a self-guided mural tour. Try delicious pumpkin beers and sweet treats, perhaps best enjoyed on an outdoor patio and, buy one-of-a-kind works by local makers in Downtown Tempe. Plan your visit to Tempe and see why fall is our favorite season.

ASU Football Sun Devil Stadium

ASU Football

Get ready for an action-packed football season at the legendary ASU Mountain America Stadium (formerly Sun Devil Stadium) in Tempe, Arizona.

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Downtown Tempe outside of Cactus Sports

Visit Downtown Tempe

With all the options to choose from, there’s no better place to enjoy your free time than on Mill Avenue.

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ASU Gammage sunset

See a Broadway Show

Tempe is known to have an impressive lineup of Broadway shows in Tempe, Arizona each year at ASU Gammage. The 2022/2023 Desert Financial Broadway Across America–Arizona series kicks off in October!

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Tempe Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

Fall Events You Won’t Want to Miss

From fun festivals and exciting events, Tempe has a plethora of activities to choose from. Explore our list of events and festivals that delight Tempe visitors throughout the fall season.

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Pumpkin Porter from Four Peaks Brewing Co

Pumpkin Spice Love Found in Tempe

The only real taste of fall we get in Tempe is through the many treats and sweets from nearby restaurants and bakeries. Join us in our quest to try and sample as many autumn-inspired treats as we possibly can.

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Four Peaks Brewery at night with orange lights along the side and purple lights

Visit Tempe’s Halloween haunts

Explore Tempe’s spine tingling Halloween haunts for a little spooky action and goose bumpy fun!

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Candlelight Concerts

Through Jan 19

Candlelight Concerts

Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

Through January 19, 2024

Candlelight Concerts, presented by Fever, bring the music of Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, and more to the Phoenix Zoo.

Arizona Coyotes Player at Mullett Arena

Through Apr 17

2023-2024 Arizona Coyotes Hockey

Mullett Arena

Through April 17, 2024

The 2023-2024 Arizona Coyotes NHL schedule is here, and we look forward to a season full of fans and action-packed hockey at Mullett Arena in Tempe, Arizona.

Second Sundays on Mill

Through Apr 14

Second Sundays on Mill

Downtown Tempe – Mill Avenue

Through April 14, 2024

On the Second Sunday of each month (October-April) Mill Avenue closes to traffic, and pedestrians are invited to explore a monthly outdoor market, featuring live music and entertainment, vendors, pop-ups, activations, seasonal themes and plenty of fun for the entire family.


Through Dec 10


ASU Gammage

Through December 10, 2023

Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES.

PAW Patrol

Dec 28 – Dec 30

PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite” at Mullett Arena

Mullett Arena

December 28, 2023 – December 30, 2023

The PAW Patrol is on the lookout for Adventure Bay’s Top Heroes in the brand-new live show PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite.” Catch all this action, and more, as PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite” comes to Mullett Arena for six shows between Dec. 28 and 30, 2023.

Dog day at Desert Botanical Garden

Jan 6 – Apr 27

Dog Days at the Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

January 6, 2024 – April 27, 2024

Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll with your pup through the Desert Botanical Garden this fall at Dog Days at the Garden.

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