Wed28Jan2015Sun01Feb2015Light rail stations
Keep up on the light rail hours of operation during Super Bowl Week:
Special Rail Service to Verizon Super Bowl Central:
Valley Metro Rail will offer extended hours and capacity operating until 2 a.m. on January 28-31 and 11 p.m. on February 1 to support additional demand and late-night festivities.
Service will operate at regular frequency, which is between 12-20 minutes. In downtown Phoenix, passengers will board and de-board from certain stations:
Click here for Maps of the Phoenix light rail line.
De-boarding only stations: 3rd Street/Washington (westbound) 1st Avenue/Jefferson (eastbound)
Boarding only stations: Central Avenue/Washington (westbound) 3rd Street/Jefferson (eastbound) -
See more at: http://www.valleymetro.org/pressreleases/detail/valley-metro-special-super-bowl-xlix-service#sthash.t2f5Bqom.dpuf
Sun08Feb201510am - 4pmWillo Historic District
It's time once again for the annual Willo Historic Home Tour.
2015 Willo Home Tour:
Date: Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Time: Tour open 10am-4pm ( pick up will call tickets starting at 9am)
Place: Willo! ( McDowell to Thomas – 1st Ave to 7th Ave )
Just hop on the train and head over to one of the best home tours around. See http://raillife.com/willo-home-tour/ for more info or check out the Willo Home Tour Facebook Page.
Sat07Mar2015Sun08Mar201510am - 5pmTempe Beach Park
Don't miss the 2015 Arizona Aloha Festival.
The AZ Aloha Festival provides awareness and education about Hawaiian and other South Pacific Islander culture and heritage. But, there is so much more! This festival is FREE to attend and is fun for all. Great food, amazing culture, amazing arts and crafts and so much more. Each year, my family and I look forward to attending the Arizona Aloha Festival. My kids love the Hawaiian shaved ice, the dancers and all of the unique crafts, etc. I always enjoy the food, the atmosphere and the entire experience. It is a really nice, family-friendly event. Mark your calendar!
What: Arizona Aloha Festival
Where: Tempe Beach Park
When: March 7th and 8th from 10am – 5:00pm
Why: For fun and to celebrate Hawaiian and other South Pacific Islander culture.
Don't miss the first annual Urban Living Tour in Downtown Tempe.
Saturday, March 21st, from 1pm-4pm.
Check-in will be at Hayden Station, between NCounter and MoJo on Mill Ave.
This is a self-guided tour. Attendees may choose to visit each home on the tour or to pick and choose which ones they want to see. You are encouraged to walk or bike to the different properties. The Tempe trolley will also be circling the tour route.
Click here to register and to get more info.
Fri27Mar2015Sun29Mar201510am - 5:30pmMill Avenue
Don't miss the annual Tempe Festival of the Arts on Mill Avenue.
The next Tempe Arts Festival is the Spring Festival of the Arts on March 27-29, 2015.
The Tempe Arts Festival features hundreds of booths and exhibits, live music performances along with a Festival Jazz Stage, street performers, vendors and so much more. Ranked as one of the top arts festivals in the nation, our residents enjoy a truly spectacular weekend of art, entertainment and culinary delights. AND, beer and wine, too!
Of course, it is easy to get there via the light rail line.
Sat25Apr20157:05 am219 East Packard Drive Tempe, AZ 85281
Don't miss Pat's Run on April 25th at Sun Devil Stadium.
4.2 mile run / walk – $42 entry fee until Feb 1.
Feb 2 – Mar 31 – $45 adults
April 1 – April 17 $50 adults
Online registration closes April 17
.42 mile Kids Run ( 12 and under ) $5.00
6:00 a.m. Expo and Kids Corner Opens.
Join Team RailLife when you register and join us at this awesome event!
Complete race information can be found on the Pat’s Run web site.
Sat04Jul20155:00 pmTempe and Phoenix
Don't miss the 2015 4th of July fireworks displays in Tempe and in Phoenix. BOTH are easy to get to via the light rail!
See this list of Phoenix and Tempe 4th of July Fireworks that will take place at Tempe Beach Park and at Steele Indian School Park.
These are the BEST fireworks shows in the entire valley.
Sat22Aug20159:00am - 12:00pmCenter and Main
Come join the Mesa grand opening celebration and be one of the first people to ride the light rail trains in to Central Mesa!
Here's more info from METRO concerning the Mesa grand opening.
Come join the fun as we celebrate this historic day in Mesa!
Thu10Sep2015Mon14Sep201580 W Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281
Please join us for the 2015 Tempe Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park. This is a FREE event to honor those lost on September 11th. The Healing Field is open to the public from September 10th - 13th.
Sat26Sep20154:00 pm712 S College Ave Tempe, AZ 85281
We'll be RailGating with our friends from Smokin' Aces barbeque this Saturday as the Sun Devils take on the Trojans. Game time is 7:30pm and it is a Maroon monsoon so please join us and please dress accordingly.
Our Railgating parties are in the Campus Corner parking lot at 712 S College with our good friends from Smokin’ Aces BBQ! They don't sell their food but we do ask that you make ( at least ) a $10 donation to offset their costs in feeding you a TON of REALLY GOOD grub.
All you have to do is get yourself to our lot and anything you need will be right there. Campus corner sells soda, beer, coffee, snacks and… just about anything you would ever need for the ultimate railgate party! We even have coolers that you can use. This is a semi-private event but all of our friends are invited!!
ASU Football games are always a good time and tailgating is never a bad idea. Since we have the METRO light rail available to drop us off right in front of Sun Devil Stadium, many people prefer RailGating!
Come enjoy some good food and drink and a lot of Sun Devil fun with friends.
Here's our Facebook invite for more info, too.
You can also use our Uber code to get you to and from the light rail station closest to your home.
Promo code: RAILLIFESign up link: uber.com/go/raillifeGood for $20 off your first ride with Uber!
Sat03Oct201510am - 5pm80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
You don't want to miss the 2015 Tour de Fat in Tempe.
Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Born in Ft. Collins, Colorado to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.
Here's their Facebook Event page.
See you there!
Fri09Oct2015Sun11Oct2015Tempe Beach Park
The annual Tempe Oktoberfest is three action-packed days of music, food and family fun that people look forward to all year long.
As always, there will be live music with great bands on multiple stages, along with more food and drink than you can shake a beer stein at.
Did I mention beer? Yes, they will have beer. 15 German beers along with craft beers from all over the world AND a full lineup of awesome brews from Four Peaks Brewing.
Sat10Oct20154:30 - 10pm712 S College Ave Tempe, AZ 85281
Join us for a RailGating party as we get ready to Black Out the Buffs.
Talk about convenience… Our Railgating parties are in the Campus Corner parking lot. All you have to do is get yourself to our lot and anything you need will be right there. Campus corner sells soda, beer, coffee, snacks and… just about anything you would ever need for the ultimate tailgate party!! We even have coolers that you can use. This is a semi-private event. We set up at 712 S College in the Campus Corner parking lot with our good friends from Smokin’ Aces BBQ! Come enjoy some good food and drink and a lot of fun with Sun Devil fans.
The next home ASU football game is Saturday October 10th against Colorado. Game time is set for 7:00PM. This game is a Black Out. Please dress accordingly and please feel free to join us before and during the game for some Sun Devil fun!
Fri04Dec2015Sun06Dec201510am - 5:30pmDowntown Tempe
The Tempe Festival of the Arts will be held December 4-6, 2015.
The Tempe Arts Festival features hundreds of booths and exhibits, live music performances along with a Festival Jazz Stage, street performers, vendors and so much more. Ranked as one of the top arts festivals in the nation, our residents enjoy a truly spectacular weekend of art, entertainment and culinary delights. Looking for a little something to go with your great art and entertainment? The Tempe Arts Festival has got you covered with beer and wine tastings, as well.
Sat12Dec20155pm - 9pm80 W Rio Salado Parkway Tempe AZ 85281
Don't miss the annual Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade on Saturday, December 12th.
People start to arrive at 5pm, boat parade starts at approximately 6pm.
Sparkling lights and displays will decorate Tempe Town Lake during the 16th annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade
Thu31Dec20157pm-2amMill Avenue - Tempe AZ
Don't miss the Tempe Block Party on Mill Avenue. Tons of bands, tons of bars, tons of Tempe fun. You can even Freeze The Keys and ride light rail for free to any of the events along the line on New Year's Eve!
Happy New Year!!