Tempe Festival of the Arts


December 2-4
Downtown Tempe

The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well loved community event that showcases over 300 artists from around the country.  This year is the 48th annual Fall Festival and we have an exceptional event planned for you. 

Look for a few changes to this upcoming festival.  Check out 6th & Mill Makers, a local Makers section curated by local artists.  Next we have added entertainment stages on 5th Street East of Mill Avenue and in Hayden Amphitheater, tripling the stages at the event.  Bringing the family?  You won't want to miss Kidz Row, where kids can see works by their peers and do some projects of their own. 

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.

Want to get a little more involved with the festival?  Sign up now and make a difference in your local arts community by volunteering at this long running festival. 


Upcoming Tempe Festivals of the Arts

2016 Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts – 48th Annual
December 2-4, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

2017 Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts - 40th Annual
March 31 - April 2, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Festival dates through 2020

Rain or Shine, We’re Here!

It’s a RAIN or SHINE festival, so if clouds threaten, bring your umbrella!
Visit the Festival Information Booth at Mill Avenue & 5th Street for complete listings and a festival map.

Street Closures

Fall 2016 Street Closures Coming Soon