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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 2024/2025 Desert Financial Broadway Across America–Arizona series kicks off in August!

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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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Phoenix Rising FC Soccer

Through Oct 19

Phoenix Rising FC

Through October 19, 2024

The 2024 Phoenix Rising FC schedule is here, and we look forward to a season of action-packed soccer celebrating the reigning United Soccer League Champions at the home pitch.

Tempe Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park

Sep 7 – Sep 11

Tempe Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

September 7, 2024 – September 11, 2024

Tempe Healing Field is inspiring formation of U.S. flags will, as in years past, honors the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that the mature may remember and that youth may learn.

Four Peaks Oktoberfest

Oct 11 – Oct 13

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

October 11, 2024 – October 13, 2024

The Tempe Oktoberfest combines beer gardens, live music, a polka stage, great food including German fare, a carnival, kids activities and much more fun. 

Pride Flag

Oct 19 – Oct 20

Phoenix Pride Festival

Steele Indian Park

October 19, 2024 – October 20, 2024

The Phoenix Pride Festival is 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.

Arizona Sports & Music Festival

Oct 19

Arizona Sports & Music Festival

Tempe Sports Complex

October 19, 2024

Arizona Sports League presents the Arizona Sports & Music Festival, sponsored by Hello Sugar, at Tempe Sports Complex on Oct. 19. Choose your sport, grab a drink and enjoy the best day of sports and music!

Watern Lantern Festival at Kiwanis Park

Nov 1 – Nov 2

Water Lantern Festival at Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Lake

November 1, 2024 – November 2, 2024

The Water Lantern Festival brings people together to Light The Water in a magical night that includes food, music and beauty as the lanterns reflect upon the water of Kiwanis Lake.

Ironman Arizona

Nov 17


Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

November 17, 2024

2024 IRONMAN Arizona kicks off on Nov. 17, 2024, 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.

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

Dec 6 – Dec 8

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts

Downtown Tempe

December 6, 2024 – December 8, 2024

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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