Tempe, Arizona

Upcoming Events in Tempe Arizona


StagingRents -
StagingRents is the solution to all home staging needs in the Phoenix marketplace. Having staged thousands of homes here in the Valley, we have the expertise, experience and the furniture inventory to fulfil the requirements for your home staging project.

At StagingRents we do what our name implies. We rent the furniture, art, and accessories to make the miracle of home staging a success. Renting furniture from our vast array of inventory is at the core of our services. Artwork is one the most important aspects of any successful home staging, and for that reason, we have an “in-house” full time picture framing studio to supply an endless source of up-to-date artwork. Furniture and art, combined with selections from our great selection of accessories and any home staging project can be sourced with one stop to our facility.

Our firm partners with many professional home stagers throughout the Valley who are interior decorators in their own right. We strongly encourage you to give us a call for a referral if you need home staging services to make your home sell for the top price. Regardless of the housing market conditions, home staging is a small investment compared to the proven decrease in market time and increase in market price which a professional staging will deliver.

If you are a professional home stager in the Phoenix marketplace and have somehow missed the opportunity to visit our showroom, please call Chris Woods at 480-755-4944 and schedule an appointment for a tour of our facility. We always appreciate partnering together with stagers who want to offer their clients great service at competitive prices.

Address: 6965 S. Priest Dr. Suite 2 , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-237-0447 (Always call and confirm events)


1 - 3 Annual Arizona Rockfest - Gem & mineral show & Earth Science Fair, includes gold panning, metal detecting, jewelry making, crystal growing & geode cracking, includes a $1500 gem & mineral giveaway, samples for children & teachers, Fr-Sa 9 am - 6 pm, Su 9 am - 5 pm.

Address: Diablo Stadium , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 602-684-7381 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $3-4


6 - 7 Annual Self-Guided Ceramic Studio Tour - Two-day tour of Valley artists' studios sponsored by the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center. 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Address: Throughout Tempe , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-965-2787 (Always call and confirm events)

11 Annual World Festival - Arizona State University will celebrate the heritage and traditions of global cultures as it hosts the Annual World Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Hayden Lawn above Hayden Library. International student organizations will set-up booths selling food, disseminating information, and displaying crafts and artifacts from their home countries and cultures. Professional and student group entertainers will perform on the main stage of Hayden Lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event is open to the public and is sponsored by ASU's International Student Office. Paid parking is available on campus in designated visitor lots. For more information about the event or to find out how to become involved, please contact Mason Murphy at (480) 727-7163 or

Address: Arizona State University, University Drive and Mill Avenue , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-727-7163 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


12 - 14 Tempe Festival of the Arts - The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 20 art festivals in the nation. More than 400 artist booths fill the Mill Avenue District, presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience.

Address: Mill Avenue , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-921-2300 (Always call and confirm events)


19 - 20 Tempe Music Festival - 11:00am-12:00am

Address: Tempe Beach Park , Tempe, Arizona

27 Annual New Times Music Showcase - Stages at 12 venues along Mill Avenue, 52 nominated local bands in a wide range of categories perform, 4-9 pm.

Ph: 602-744-6531 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $7.00

2 - 3 Rotary River Rally & Great Cardboard Boat Regatta - Some sink, some swim, everyone has a great time. Come watch the locals man their cardboard ships in Tempe Town Lake. Vote for your favorites while you enjoy the entertainment, food and fun. 4 p.m. to 8p.m.

Address: Tempe Beach Park , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-905-5944 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

2 - 4 Annual ASU Spring Competition Pow Wow - Dancing in 23 categories, Native American arts & crafts, Indian fry bread, intertribal dancing, Fr 5:30 pm, Sa 11:30 am, Su 11:30 am.

Address: ASU Band Practice Field, E. 6th St & S. Rural Rd. , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-965-5224 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $3-5

16 - 18AZ0608040e020 - Tempe St. Katherine Greek Festival - Located at Tempe Town Lake (Beach Park) the St. Katherine Greek Festival includes Greek dancing, music, specialty and import booths, performances by costumed Greek dancers, Greek wine tasting, carnival rides, and THE BEST GREEK FOOD IN PHOENIX! Fr 5-10 pm, Sa 11 am - 10 pm, Su 11 am - 7 pm.

Address: Tempe Town Lake (Beach Park) , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-899-3330 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: FREE from 11am - 5pm on Friday! Adults: $2, Seniors: $1, Children 12 & under are free.


6 - 5 SUMMER KICK OFF SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER - Summer Kick off Softball Tournament Fundraiser
This is a male double elimination tourney.

$300.00 Registration fee
$600.00 for first place winner!

When: June 18, 2011
1st game starts @ 8am

Tempe Sports Complex
8401 South Hardy Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284

To preregister please contact

Jose Garza (602) 418-7169 email: GARZAJ0307@GMAIL.COM

Registration fee does not need to be paid until day of tourney. (Cash Only)
Should you like to participate, please email me your Team name along with your roster.
If you don't pre-register please arrive at Tempe Sports Complex by 7:00am to allow time for registration.

Address: 8401 S. HARDY DRIVE TEMPE, AZ 85284 , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 602-418-7169 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $300.00


4 Annual Downtown Cooldown - Featuring 50 tons of snow, kids activities, interactive games, entertainment, food, educational booths, arts & crafts, 8 am - noon.

Ph: 480-921-2300 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $1.00

4 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival - Featuring the SRP Annual Fireworks Spectacular, concert event stage, live music, Home of the Brave tent, inflatable kid's Inflatable Ride village, vendors,4-11 pm.

Address: Tempe Town Lake , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 602-277-1500 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Tickets, 12 and under free


4 Annual 5K Walk to D'feet ALS - From individual walkers to teams, prizes, 8 am.

Address: Tempe Town Lake Beach Park , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-609-3888 (Always call and confirm events)


17 - 19 Annual Oktoberfest@Tempe Town Lake - Activities: Features four stages of entertainment; six beer gardens plus wines & spirits; German brats and strudel; non-stop polka; the best of local bands and games & activities for every age.

New this year, there will be a John Madden Video Football Tournament, $10 play all day Video Games, and a 16 band high school & college "Garage Band" tournament! Plus arts & crafts and games for kids in Kinderfest; Regensburg Bounce Land; and Splash Waterpark.

Entertainment on four stages. Country rock, cover band Mogollon returns for the 17th year and will headline Saturday night and Sunday. Also returning will include Furious George, Chris Parker Project and the KC Blues Band. Rhythm and blues fans rejoice. Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns will close on Friday and Saturday night. Saturday, Repeat Offenders will pair with the Horns for six hours of high energy, cover R&B. Arizona Blues Hall of Fame inductees Rockett 88 and The Delrayz will play the Beers of the World Stage Sunday from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. The winners of the Garage Band Competition will play Sunday.

Fun for every age. Bring the Family!

Address: Tempe Beach Park, 80 West Rio Salado Parkway , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-491-3378 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: FREE admission. FREE entertainment. FREE kid’s activities.

8 Annual Mill Avenue Masquerade Adventure - Costume contest, parade, live entertainment, 6 pm - midnight.

Address: Hayden Square , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-967-4877 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $3-5

8 Annual Family Halloween Carnival - Ghoulish goodies for the goblins, entertainment, costume contest, carnival games, food, free, .25 carnival tickets, 5:30-9 pm.

Address: Kiwanis Community Park , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-350-5185 (Always call and confirm events)


16 Annual Lace Day - A Celebration of Lace - By Lacey Ladies of Arizona, lace making, weaving, spinning, exhibits, demonstrations, supply vendors, door prizes, 10 am - 4 pm.

Address: University Presbyterian Church , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-396-3132 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

13 Annual APS Fantasy of Lights Kick-off - Enjoy the winter season by attending this annual celebration kickoff complete with a parade, a visit from Santa Claus, a Holiday Tree lighting, kids' arts & crafts, luminaria lightings and fireworks over "A" Mountain. Kickoff festivities start @ 5 pm.

Address: Mill Ave , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-921-2300 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


31 Insight Bowl Block Party - Named one of the top ten places in the nation to ring in the New Year by USA Today, and "The Place to Party" by The Sporting News, the Insight Bowl Block Party is the Valley's premier New Year's Eve celebration. With Arizona's only midnight countdown drop, national headlining acts, beer gardens, dueling pianos and freestyle motorcross jumpers, the Block Party offers an exhilarating evening of jam packed entertainment.

More than 40 local bands and entertainers perform on 11 stages throughout the Mill Avenue District and Tempe Beach Park. Fans in town for the local bowl games will delight in pep-rallies featuring performances by the university marching bands. Combined with a family fun area, carnival rides and two fireworks spectaculars, this bash is one the entire family won't want to miss! 4:00 p.m. �" 12:30 a.m.

Address: Downtown Tempe, Tempe Beach Park and Mill Avenue , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-350-0909 (Always call and confirm events)

16 Annual Great Tempe Culinary Event - Walk along the festive holiday streets of Tempe. Enjoy unique flavors of food samples from several area restaurants. Part of the proceeds will go to Tumbleweed and Home Delivered Meals to help the hungary.

Address: Mill Avenue , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-350-5893 (Always call and confirm events)

17 Live Holiday Call-in Show - Tempe's Annual Santa Show, a special call-in program where children can talk directly to Santa Claus! Call-in phone number is 480-350-8900 and will run until 8 p.m.

Ph: 480-350-8906 (Always call and confirm events)

19 - 21 Mill Avenue Fall Festival of the Arts - The arts and crafts festival is held in downtown Tempe on Mill Avenue. About 450 fine artists and craftsmen exhibit wonderful works of wood, pottery, jewelry, oil paintings and more that attract a crowd of more than 250,000; one of the top 20 art festivals in the U.S. Live entertainment also fills the street. 10:00 a.m. to dusk daily.

Address: Mill Avenue , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-967-4877 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

19 Christmas Parade - Parade route in the historic district, 6:30 pm.

Address: Tempe Beach Park & Town Lake , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 928-684-5479 (Always call and confirm events)

20 Tempe's Snow Day - Come join in the fun with 20 tons of snow, interactive games and carnival rides, train rides for kids, pictures with Santa Claus, and entertainment featuring story telling and music. 10am-2pm.

Address: Tempe Beach Park , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-350-8625 (Always call and confirm events)

27 Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade - Watch as boats parade by with dazzling displays of lights and reflections as you enjoy thousands of hand-placed luminarias lining Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park. 5-9pm. Boat parade begins at 7pm.

Address: Tempe Beach Park & Town Lake , Tempe, Arizona
Ph: 480-921-2300 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

ASU Planetarium

Evening shows are offered Tuesday and Thursday nights from Sept.-Nov. and Feb.-April. Shows begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 30 to 50 minutes. Weather permitting; viewing though ASU telescopes follows each show. Reservations are required for all evening shows.

Tempe, AZ Planetariums

VIA Adventures

Luxury European motorcoaches equipped with VIP extras. Exceptional customer service. Airport, statewide and USA destinations. Customized and standard itineraries.

Tempe, AZ Cruises

Fiddlesticks Tempe

Speedy go-karts; wet n' wild bumper boats; award-winning, lighted driving range; batting cages;

Tempe, AZ Fun Centers

R.S. Dietz Museum of Geology (ASU)

Physical Sciences Complex, Wing F Minerals, gems, dinosaurs and other fossils; the only active seismograph in central Arizona and a 6

Tempe, AZ Museums

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