Tempe Welcomes Football Fans

Tempe Welcomes Football Fans

Countdown to Super Bowl LVII

Welcome to the Valley of the Sun, home to Super Bowl LVII. As we countdown to Feb. 12, 2023 — the day the world will, once again, turn its attention to Greater Phoenix for the biggest day on the sports calendar — Tempe, the sports-centric home of Arizona State University, is already poised to welcome fans.

Super Bowl LVII Events

Tempe is no stranger to NFL festivities. In fact, the first Super Bowl ever played in Arizona — Super Bowl XXX — took place at Sun Devil Stadium on Jan. 28, 1996. And this year marks Tempe’s return to the official roster of pre-game festivities.

In October 2022, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee visited Tempe Center for the Arts to announce the weeklong roster of events that fans can enjoy:

January 7 | Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee 5K-9 Fun Run presented by PetSmart

Riverview Park – Mesa, AZ

February 4-5 & 9-11 | Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s

Phoenix Convention Center – Phoenix, AZ

February 6 | Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch

Footprint Center – Phoenix, AZ

February 8 | Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Mesa Center for the Arts – Mesa, AZ

February 8-12 | Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate

Old Town Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ

February 9 | NFL Honors presented by Invisalign

Phoenix Symphony Hall – Phoenix, AZ

February 9-11 | Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, featuring Paramore, Imagine Dragons and Dave Matthews Band

Footprint Center – Phoenix, AZ

February 9-12 | Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s

Hance Park – Phoenix, AZ

February 10 | FanDuel Party

Tempe Beach Park – Tempe, AZ

February 11 | Taste of the NFL

Chateau Luxe – Phoenix, AZ

February 11 | The Ultimate R&B Day Party Experience hosted by LYFE JENNINGS & NEXT along with players from the NFL and NBA

Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

February 12 | Super Bowl LVII

State Farm Stadium – Glendale, AZ

February 12 | Official Super Bowl Watch Party

Hance Park – Phoenix, AZ

For additional information on Super Bowl LVII, including details on vendor partners and community initiatives, please visit the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee website.

Spike, the Super Bowl LVII official mascot, at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Spike, the Super Bowl LVII official mascot, at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Lombardi Trophy at Tempe Center for the Arts
The Lombardi Trophy on display at Tempe Center for the Arts.

For fans heading to Tempe, here’s everything you need to ahead of Super Bowl Sunday:

Tempe boasts an awesome selection of sports bars to watch your favorite team compete in Super Bowl LVII. Explore which restaurants, bars and hotels are hosting watch parties for Super Bowl Sunday.

February 9 | Legends Bowl VIP Party at Six40rty

640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

February 10 | Kodak Super Bowl Weekend at Varsity Tavern

501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 534-8620

February 11 | Diplo b2b Guy Gerber at Sunbar

24 W. 5th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 687-8409

February 12 | The Westin Tempe – Skysill Rooftop Lounge

11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8885

February 12 | Super Bowl Watch Party at FROLIC

680 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

February 12 | Super Bowl Watch Party at The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen

26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-0578

February 12 | Super Bowl Watch Party at Spinelli’s Pizza

420 S. Mill Ave. #101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 800-5300

February 12 | Super Bowl Watch Party at Hundred Mile Brewing Company

690 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 256-1623

Best Sports Bars in Tempe

Can’t attend the big game in person? No problem! From watching the NFL Super Bowl to NBA games and UFC, Tempe has plenty of bars and taverns to cheer on your team to victory.

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Best Tempe Hotels For Sports Events

Tempe is the ideal location for sports fans. Whether you are in town for an amateur sporting event or for Super Bowl, Tempe’s hotels provide a great home base. Centrally located and with plenty of amenities, Tempe’s hotels provide a great home-away-from-home.

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Things to do along the Valley Metro Rail and Tempe Streetcar lines

From the Valley Metro Rail to the new Tempe Streetcar, Tempe continues to ensure that everyone can move around the city quickly and efficiently. Discover the many things to see and do like public art, shops, restaurants and other businesses.

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Catch some sun and fun at Tempe Town Lake

It’s a bit unexpected for visitors to find a large body of water right in the heart of the city, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Tempe Town Lake. From January to December, winter or summer, the lake is an excellent place to visit.

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Jan 8 – Mar 12

Second Sundays on Mill

Downtown Tempe – Mill Avenue

January 8, 2023 – March 12, 2023

Second Sundays on Mill closes Mill Avenue to enhance the heart of Tempe with a local market that features a fantastic selection of Arizona-made goods.

Jan 8 – Mar 18

2022/23 Arizona Coyotes Hockey

Mullett Arena

January 8, 2023 – March 18, 2023

The 2022/23 Arizona Coyotes Hockey is here, and we look forward to a season full of fans and action-packed hockey at the new Mullett Arena in Tempe, Arizona.

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.

Jan 31 – Feb 5


ASU Gammage

January 31, 2023 – February 5, 2023

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a mesmerizing new production of the iconic musical phenomenon, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, returns to ASU Gammage.

Feb 6 – Feb 12

Waste Management Phoenix Open

TPC Scottsdale

February 6, 2023 – February 12, 2023

The Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale plays host to the greatest players in the game. The tournament is the PGA TOUR’s best attended event – drawing nearly 500,000 enthusiastic spectators each year.

Feb 7 – Feb 14

Museum of the Moon at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

February 7, 2023 – February 14, 2023

Museum of the Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram inspires awe with a 23-foot diameter glowing moon that provides detailed views of the lunar surface fused with a stellar soundtrack by composer Dan Jones.

Feb 9 – Jun 3

Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona

February 9, 2023 – June 3, 2023

Experience the artistry and excitement of Arizona’s nationally recognized ballet company, Ballet Arizona. With a blend of classics and new works, the 2022-2023 season is something you won’t want to miss!

Feb 10

FanDuel Party at Tempe Beach Park

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

February 10, 2023

Gear up for Super Bowl LVII with the biggest bash in Tempe at the FanDuel Party located at Tempe Beach Park on February 10th. Experience a celebration like no other with a special live performance by The Killers.

Feb 25 – Feb 26

Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

February 25, 2023 – February 26, 2023

Ready to get in the game? Innings Festival is a can’t-miss celebration for music lovers, culinary enthusiasts and passionate baseball fans.

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