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  • Visit Tempe’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” House

    Drive down El Freda Road in Tempe and you’ll see one of the most elaborately decorated houses in the city. Jessica and Francis Brown decorated their house after the 1993 classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. From the street, garland and Christmas lights illuminate “Nightmare Town,” large fangs hang from the monster house, and color-changing eyes peer … Continue reading

  • Halloween in the East Valley

    The Halloween season has no shortage of fun. For some, it’s all about costumes and candy. Others are more into the party scene — or the scary movies, crafty pursuits, ghost stories, and haunted houses.

    In other words, there’s a lot to see and do this time of year, and most of it centers around All Hallows Eve. Here are some of the best Halloween … Continue reading

  • Explore Arizona’s Wine Region

    You might not know it, but Arizona produces some really great wine. Our wines have been served in the White House and at James Beard dinners in New York, and they’ve earned ribbons and won medals just like some of the more famous wine-growing regions in the country.
    Napa Valley can eat its (delicious, rave-worthy) heart … Continue reading

  • 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 … Continue reading

  • Monster Market Opens in Tempe October 7th

    Local artist Victor Moreno has a love for Halloween and all things scary.

    As a kid, he’d go to horror movies with his dad, craft with his mom, and make Halloween costumes with brother. (He even got hauled into the principal’s office for bringing an actual sword to school while dressed as a ninja.)

    “For me personally, … Continue reading

  • Oktoberfest: 6 Festivals and Parties Around the Valley

    While the annual Oktoberfest festival still going in Germany, so are the festivals and parties here in the Valley.

    Local breweries will tap their own Oktoberfest brews, hold Stein-holding competitions and serve German dishes. Here are some of the events happening around town.
    Fountain Hills Oktoberfest (Sept. 29-30)
    Where: Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills AZ 85268
    Time: … Continue reading

  • Four Peaks Oktoberfest Coming October 13 – 15

    October is right around the corner and that means Oktoberfest celebrations will soon begin!

    Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake is one of Tempe’s signature annual events. Benefiting Tempe Sister Cities, the Tempe Oktoberfest combines beer gardens, live music, a polka stage, great food including German fare, a carnival, kids activities and much more fun.  Throwing the … Continue reading

  • Arizona Restaurant Week

    Arizona Restaurant Week officially begins today!

    This statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week.

    A few Tempe favorites are … Continue reading

  • Downtown Tempe Hot Spots

    Tempe’s downtown offers a variety of entertainment options, from bars and restaurants to special events and shopping. Despite what you might think, Mill Ave is not the only thing Tempe has to offer. Here are some local favorites:
     
    1. Four Peaks Brewery
    Tempe is home to the original Four Peaks Brewery location, which opened in 1996. Other locations include one in … Continue reading

  • ASU Football is Going High-Tech

    The college football season officially kicks off tonight at Arizona State University.

    The players aren’t the only ones practicing hard — a team of engineers and researchers have been mapping out a game plan to make major technology upgrades to sun devil stadium.

    The school has partnered with Intel and put 44 sensors around the stadium that … Continue reading