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4th of July fun

The annual July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival is canceled for 2021, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate Independence Day here in the Phoenix area. Enjoy fireworks and festivities or, check out the many summertime happenings in Tempe!

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Tempe

Memorial Day weekend is May 29-31, 2021! We could all use a weekend getaway these days, and with Memorial Day coming fast, it’s the perfect opportunity to plan that break that we all need. Head to Tempe for fun events, shopping, awesome new restaurants to try, and everything in between.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe

Ready to live it up like St. Patrick would have? Tempe has everything from entertainment, to great food and drink specials. See our top recommendations and an overview of their St. Paddy’s day festivities.

Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Tempe

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, 2021. If you’re looking to do something special for your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, aunt or anyone else who deserves to be pampered on this day, we’ve got you covered!

Celebrating Halloween in Tempe

If Halloween is quickly creeping up on you, and you just don’t know what to do, check out these awesome events in Tempe, AZ. Whether you are looking for a fun activity for the kids or an event for the grown-ups everyone will be sure to have a spooky good time in Tempe.

Dining Options in Tempe this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on its way, and Tempe has several restaurants ready to welcome you or offer excellent to-go options. Here’s our list of Tempe area restaurants with special Valentine’s Day offerings and a few fun date night ideas.

Easter Sunday Brunch to Get Hoppy About in Tempe

With Easter just around the corner, Sunday, April 4, 2021, it’s time to start thinking about where you can get delivery or curbside pickup for a delicious Easter meal. Lucky for us, several restaurants at Tempe Marketplace are ready to cook our meal so we can enjoy the day.

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is holiday magic

NOTE: this event has been cancelled for December 2020. For many, the holiday season is all about creating memories and sharing traditions with others. In Tempe, we have our own traditions that spark holiday spirit. Visiting Tempe is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. One of the most anticipated holiday events in Tempe […]

Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list in Tempe

The holiday shopping frenzy has begun. And, as we all know, searching for the ideal gifts for those on your list can be exhausting to say the least. However, we have the perfect solution: shop local this year!

Holiday Menus and Craft Cocktails in Tempe

With the holiday season upon us, now’s the perfect time to seek out special holiday menus and craft cocktails to get in the festive mood! Here are just a few of the Tempe restaurants offering special holiday menus and/or holiday drinks we think you’ll love.

Pumpkin Spice Love Found in Tempe

Join us in our quest to try and sample as many of Tempe’s pumpkin food and drinks as we possibly can. Here’s a list of our favorites. Enjoy!

Ring in the New Year in Tempe

It’s time say farewell to 2018 and ring in 2019. Tempe has all kinds of fun events planned with live music, DJs, festive dinner menus, champagne toasts and kids’ activities. Here’s a list of top picks for where to celebrate the night away on New Year’s Eve in Tempe. And, to make sure that your night on […]

Shopping in Tempe with a Holiday Twist

With just one week to go before Christmas, it’s now or never to finish that last minute shopping and enjoy a few holiday events to get you in the spirit of the season. Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace and Downtown Tempe have both – great shopping and fun events – what could be better? Photos with […]

Skip the dishes, eat out on Thanksgiving in Tempe!

Why stress over doing the dishes when you can go out to eat or order takeout this Thanksgiving? Check out which restaurants will be open and offering specials during Thanksgiving weekend in Tempe.

Spend Father’s Day in Tempe

Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Spend some quality time with your dad to show him how much you appreciate all he’s done for you over the years. Tempe has lots of great options to make Father’s Day memorable. Here are a few cool ways you can celebrate with your dad.