Things to do in Tempe in the Fall

Strange Garden at Desert Botanical Garden

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 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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Dog day at Desert Botanical Garden

Jan 14 – May 27

Dog Days at the Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

January 14, 2023 – May 27, 2023

Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through the Garden at Dog Days at Desert Botanical Garden.

Live Music at Tempe Marketplace in Tempe, AZ

Feb 11 – Apr 29

Live Music at Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace

February 11, 2023 – April 29, 2023

Whether you’re looking forward to a fun date night or family night out, you can’t go wrong with free music performances at Tempe Marketplace. Enjoy music performed by both local and nationally known bands and musicians at The District Stage.

Pride Flag

Oct 21 – Oct 22

Phoenix Pride Festival

Steele Indian Park

October 21, 2023 – October 22, 2023

This year’s Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two-day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration at Indian Steele Park.

two couples walking on the streets at the Tempe Festival of the Arts

Dec 1 – Dec 3

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe

December 1, 2023 – December 3, 2023

The Tempe Festival of the Arts offers visitors a distinct shopping experience each fall and spring in Downtown Tempe. More than 300 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork.

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