Sun14Feb201610 am - 4pmWillo Historic District
Everyone LOVES the Willo Historic District. Yes, everyone. The annual Willo Historic District Home Tour attracts thousands of people each year because of this love affair with cool homes in this awesome downtown Phoenix neighborhood.
This is a self guided tour of Willo that allows people to peak inside of some really great homes while walking the tree lined streets of the neighborhood.
In addition to touring the homes, there is a LOT of excitement around the street fair that will has food, artisans, music and more along the streets of Monte Vista and Holly. It’s a really great way to spend a day.
Sat12Mar2016Sun13Mar201610 am - 5pmTempe Beach Park
Don't miss the annual Arizona Aloha Festival located at Tempe Beach Park.
Just take the light rail to the Mill Avenue exit and head north to the park.
Great food, great fun for all at this family friendly event.
March 12th and 13th from 10am - 5pm.
We'll see you there!
Fri08Apr2016Sun10Apr201610am - 5pmMill Avenue
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 natio n, 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. enjoy the AZ Wine Festival and the return of “The Art of Beer” which will feature some great local brewers. While the festival is free, the beer and wine is not. Seriously? You thought it was included, didn’t you. Sorry. For just $10.00 you get 5 samples of beer from local brewers Four Peaks Brewery and Gordon Biersch. You can also purchase beer by the glass for $5.00. Of course, AZ Wine Festival has been a favorite of the Tempe Arts Festival for years. The best in Arizona wines are a great fit to complement the ambiance of a fine arts festival environment such as the one we have here in Tempe. The cost for the wine tastings is $15.00 for six samples if you purchase them early. Tickets will be $20 for 6 or $25 for ten during the event. Glasses, bottles and cases will be sold, as well. These events are located on 7th Street, just west on Mill Avenue.
Sun24Apr20165:00 pm222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Don't miss Plated & Staged... A Herberger Theater Experience.
This inaugural fundraiser has guests dining out at top Valley restaurants to benefit the Herberger Theater’s Arts Education and other initiatives, including Youth Outreach Programs designed to give Arizona children (ages 3-19) opportunities to excel, learn and heal through the arts. To add a little theater drama… we don’t plan to reveal where until the night of the event.
The evening will begin at the Herberger Theater for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and entertainment. Guests find out which fine dining restaurants they will experience just before departure at 7:00pm. Each restaurant will host a table of eight with a specially prepared three-course meal with wine. There are several ways for guests to participate:
Table of eight - $1,800
Couples Package (two tickets) - $420
Single Ticket - $225
Cocktail Party/Silent Auction only - $50
The HTC is a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization that supports and fosters the growth of the arts in Phoenix as a premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate. For more information, visit our website.
Mon04Jul20166pm-11pmPhoenix and Tempe
The annual Phoenix and Tempe Fireworks displays are some of the best in the state.
Ride the light rail to the fireworks shows at Steele Indian School Park and at Tempe Beach Park.
Take a look at our Phoenix and Tempe 4th of July Fireworks page for more details.
Sat26Nov20163:00 pmMill Avenue
The 2016 Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade kicks off the season of holiday events in downtown Tempe. This event typically hosts around 85 parade units, attracts 30,000 people, and also includes the traditional tree lighting ceremony. At the close of the parade, Santa is on hand for photos and the giant tree is also a great backdrop for holiday pictures.
Of course, we suggest you take the light rail to the Parade. Less parking challenges, for sure.
Happy Holidays to all!
Fri02Dec2016Sun04Dec201610am - 5:30pmMill Avenue - Downtown Tempe
Don't miss the annual Tempe Festival of the Arts on Mill Avenue. As always, there will be a LOT of great art, food and fun.
They have some cool new stuff this year along with all of the great things you have grown to love.
AND, as a bonus, you can come see me on Saturday afternoon (from 3-6pm) in the beer / wine garden. I'll be pouring / volunteering with my friends from the Tempe Community Action Agency to help raise money and awareness for the Tempe Mission campaign. Come by and say hi!
What: Three day arts festival
When: 10am – 5:30pm Friday – Sunday
Where: Mill Avenue
Cost: FREE to attend. Crafts, food, spirits etc are extra
This is a fun event for people of all ages. There is a kids block, there's a beer / win garden, there's great food and a LOT of amazing arts and crafts.
Traffic can be a little tricky but there is a light rail stop right on Mill Avenue. You can be dropped off right at the entrance of the festival!
Sat10Dec20161:30 pmTempe Town Lake
The 2016 Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade feature approximately 50 lighted boats of all sizes. After dark, more than a thousand luminaria will illuminate the sidewalks and paths of Tempe Beach Park, a special display provided by Tempe South Rotary.
Fireworks Fireworks will light up the night, too. The Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade fireworks finale will conclude the light-filled night following the end of the boat parade.
Selfies with Santa Special guest, Santa Claus, will hear children’s gift requests in Tempe Beach Park. Bring your camera! Families are encouraged to bring their own camera for free Selfies with Santa.