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2017 Spring Events Guide

Spring has sprung! Are you ready to take advantage of the beautiful weather? Our 2017 Spring Events Guide is filled with amazing events that are sure to entertain you and your family this spring!

Thank you to Downtown Tempe for sponsoring our 2017 Spring Event Guide. Downtown Tempe is famous for its amazing nightlife, but it’s has so much more! Enjoy the 6th Street Market, go on a fun family scavenger hunt with Tempe Tales, or enjoy a musical night at Beyond the Bricks. There is something for everyone in Downtown Tempe.

Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts

The Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts is back for its 40th year!

As many as 350 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience.

Live entertainment stages will provide entertainment for festival-goers. Performances by a number of well-known local musicians keep audiences in high spirits throughout the day.

And while you are at the festival, take a break from the crowds and check out some of our downtown restaurants, pubs, breweries and shops.   You’ll find great spots that will keep you coming downtown all year long.

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Tempe Tales

Head over to Downtown Tempe for Tempe Tales!

The Tempe Tales project is a public arts project turned scavenger hunt!

Downtown Tempe residents and visitors alike can be curious and inspired by the environment in which they stroll, taking just a few moments to explore these whimsical additions to Downtown Tempe’s streetscape.

Can you find all 14? 

Burger Battle

Burger Battle

Burger Battle Returns with New Location, More Burgers, More Fun and a Sizzling Hot Competition! Presented by Budweiser, hungry patrons will enjoy tasting mouthwatering burger creations and voting for the best burger to bestow the People’s Choice Award. All admissions to Burger Battle include all the burger tastings you can eat, ice cold beer, wine, fries, desserts, lawn games and live entertainment by the Groove Merchants. This is a 21+ event, only. 

For more information and to purchase tickets click to button below. 


Ostrich Festival

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 29th Annual Ostrich Festival Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Kicking off the event will be the Mayor’s Fun Run and Parade on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The 2017 Ostrich Festival will take place at Chandler’s Tumbleweed Park at the corner of McQueen and Germann while the Mayor’s Fun Run will take place in Downtown Chandler.

Vertuccio Farms

$7 per person and ages 2 yrs and under free. Farm play area opens at 5pm. All activities, a train ride and movie included with admission. Movie starts at sundown.

Bring your own chairs and blankets. Food concessions available for purchase. Outside food allowed. No alcohol please. Family friendly movie TBA or follow us on facebook for more info.


The Cocktail Society

Save the date for an exciting new event, The Cocktail Society, Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7-11 p.m. 

Interactive libation experiences include aerial bartenders dropping down from the ceiling for service. Enjoy an abundance of electrifying entertainment, a pair of dueling DJ’s from Desert House Productions, shadow dancers, plus more!

All net proceeds raised will support the non-profit Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to promote arts and arts education organizations in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

For more event information and to purchase tickets click the button below.

Scottsdale Culinary

Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, event highlights include 40 local restaurants, 30 craft breweries, 20 bands, a teen cooking challenge, chef demos, family zone, wine garden, and the Tito’s Handmade Vodka deck.
New to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival in 2017 is the Local Lounge presented by Hensley Beverage Co.

This year, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival will feature its first national headliner, LeAnn Rimes set to perform live on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

For more information and to purchase tickets click the button below. 


Celebrate Mesa

Celebrate Mesa and all it has to offer at this FREE family festival! Games, music, Earth Day displays and activities, bounce houses, carnival rides, food trucks and more!

Some of the fun family activities include:
-Living Green Village-Earth Day Activities-Kids run the bases!-Bounce Houses and Kids Games-Entertainment, Contests and Give-aways-Information Vendors-Food Trucks-Superhero Sightings-Petting Zoo-Uproar, Ballistic Swing and Meltdown Rides 
($5 wristband for unlimited rides. Age and height restrictions may apply)

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As You Wish

Looking for a summer activity that enhances creativity, strengthens focus, is low cost and expert approved? As You Wish is pleased to provide Summer Classes at $25 each starting June 5th! Class includes exclusive Summer Collection pieces, paint, pottery and instruction – a great value!
Classes are from 9-10:30am, leaving time for swimming, movies or other afternoon activities. And, art lessons develop the whole brain by strengthening focus and attention span, improving educational performance and facilitating emotional intelligence. 

Recommended for ages 5+.


Carnival Soiree

Mark your calendars, Saturday, April 22nd from 10am-12pm, prepare for some fun, and get ready to join East Valley Moms Blog and our sponsors at Children’s Learning Adventure-Power Ranch/Gilbert for a Carnival Soiree! 

This FREE event will be packed with fun as you and your children have the opportunity to explore Children Learning Adventure and enjoy all that their state of the art facility has to offer.

7140 S Power Road Gilbert, AZ 85297

**open house style so families can come and go as they please**



2nd Annual New & Expectant Mom Event! 

Being held on May 13th 9:30 am-Noon at the beautiful Power Ranch Barn Clubhouse. 

This event is geared towards moms who are currently expecting a baby (whether it’s your 1st or 3rd), had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or are planning on growing their family soon.

This event will provide an a panel of expert speakers, light snacks, photo booth, educational resources, giveaways and swag, and connecting moms and families with relevant local resources.

Tickets will be available soon! You don’t want to miss this event! 

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This is a sponsored Spring Events guide brought to you by Downtown Tempe and participating listed events. Every one has the EVMB stamp of approval and we personally solicited events for inclusion.

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