Fall Festivals and Events

Enjoy these fall events in Tempe this October!


Tempe Tardeada  at Tempe Community Complex

Tempe Tardeada at Tempe Community Complex is the City of Tempe’s 19th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival.  Tempe Tardeada takes place on October 8, 2017 and is the culmination of Hispanic Heritage Month which celebrates the historical significance of Hispanics within our community.  Free activities include live entertainment, dancing, arts and crafts, face painting, inflatables, The Game Truck and the Tempe History Museum’s Family Albums exhibit.  In addition, food vendors sell delicious foods at family-friendly prices.


Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Beach Park

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Beach Park, one of Tempe’s signature annual events, takes place October 13-15, 2017. Benefiting Tempe Sister Cities, this event combines beer gardens, live music, a polka stage, great food including German fare, a carnival and kids activities.


Lost Lake Festival at Steele Indian School Park

Take a light rail ride from Tempe to Phoenix on October 20-22, 2017 for the new Lost Lake Festival, a celebration of music, food and art. This new three-day festival features performances by incredible artists such as The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer and the Pixies. Try Phoenix Flavors with food vendors curated by Chef Chris Bianco, see local art, enjoy craft beer and unique games and sports activities.


Strange Garden 

Desert Botanical Garden is creating a new fall tradition at Strange Garden, October 27-28, 2017. Dance like a groovy ghoul at the monster bash, see amazing pumpkin carvings by Villafane Studios and encounter weird sites and enchanting creatures throughout the Garden. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. And, children 12 and under can choose a free pumpkin to take home.



Howl-O-Ween at the Phoenix Zoo, October 27-28, 2017, includes activities and experiences for the whole family. So whether you’re looking for scary tricks or sweet treats, Howl-O-Ween is a delightfully spooky event for all ages.


ASU Homecoming

ASU Homecoming is a week-long party, from Sunday, October 22– Saturday, October 28, 2017. This beloved tradition features university-wide events including the Lantern Walk, a parade, a block party with activities for students, parents and kids, and the homecoming football game against the Washington State Cougars.


Read original article here to learn more.