Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

December 3, 2021 - December 5, 2021
Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

Event Summary

The Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts returns to Downtown Tempe, December 3-5, 2021. The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 20 art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist and has received the Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association.

The Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts receives more than 1,000 applications from artists across the country. From these applicants, a jury comprised of members of the local art community selects the top artisans in each category to participate in the Festival. During the Festival, a new jury then selects the best overall artist and the top artist in each category.

Participants are separated into 18 different artistic categories for judging, ranging from woodwork to photography to ceramics and even wearable art. More than 300 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience. The spring and fall events each attract nearly 225,000 visitors to Downtown Tempe over the course of a 3-day weekend.

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Event Hours

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 5:30 pm