Come Visit Tempe, Ariz., this Spring and Summer to Catch Favorite Tempe Events -- Including Outdoor Events at Tempe Town Lake and Shows at ASU Gammage

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This spring and summer plan to attend exciting Tempe events ranging from the Ford Ironman Arizona at Tempe Town Lake to arts and culture events such as Broadway shows at ASU Gammage and the Tempe Art Festival in the Mill Avenue District.

According to the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau (http://www.tempecvb.com) calendar, Tempe, Ariz., is brimming with upcoming outdoor and indoor events. Tempe offers numerous fun events and festivals year-round -- many events are ranked among the top festivals and special events in the country.

The following Tempe Events are great reasons to visit this spring and summer. For a comprehensive calendar of events, hotel specials and more ideas for fun, go to http://www.tempecvb.com.

Spring Forward With Tempe Events and Festivals
The Tempe Festival of the Arts held in the spring (March 30 - April 1, 2007) and fall (November 30 - December 2, 2007) consistently ranks among the top 20 art festivals in the nation. During the festival, nearly 400 artist booths line the Mill Avenue District and surrounding streets to showcase unique handmade artwork, offering visitors a distinctive shopping experience. Admission is free. For more information about the Tempe Festival of the Arts, visit http://www.tempefestivalofthearts.com.

Arizona's largest music festival, the Tempe Music Festival will take place March 30 - 31, 2007. This year three stages of entertainment will feature national, regional and local acts including O.A.R. and the event headliner, The Fray. For more information about the Tempe Music Festival visit http://www.tempemusicfestival.com or call the information hotline at 480-970-FEST (3378). Tickets may be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or at the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau, 51 W. Third Street, Ste. 105.

A shining example of Tempe's one-of-a-kind cultural offerings is the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour -- April 1 at ASU Gammage. Attendees will have the opportunity to relive the challenges of the world's top adventurers, listen to their stories and see beautiful landscapes on film. For more information, visit http://www.banffmountainfestivals.ca or for tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/246192.

See the creative genius of amateur and seasoned film makers at the 11th Annual Short Film Festival at Arizona State University, April 14, 2007. A crowd of cinema buffs will gather in the Nelson Fine Arts Center plaza to see more than 20 of short films and videos produced by film makers from around the world. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu.

On Stage in Tempe, Arizona at ASU Gammage
ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of the performing arts in world. This acoustically perfect auditorium was designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and welcomes some of Broadway's biggest and best shows to Tempe, Arizona. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.asugammage.com.

Altar Boyz                            
April 11 - April 15, 2007
This new musical comedy and critically-acclaimed hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival is the hilarious account of a struggling Christian boy-band (with one nice Jewish boy) looking for their big break in the Big Apple.     

The Light in the Piazza                    
May 15 - May 20, 2007
This lush, dreamy musical finds Margaret Johnson on vacation in the Tuscan countryside with her daughter Clara, and Clara's unexpected encounter with a handsome Florentine named Fabrizio.        

All Shook Up                            
June 12 - June 17, 2007
All Shook Up Tells the romantic tale of how a young girl's dream comes true when a guitar-playin' roustabout rides into a square state and turns the town upside down with his hip-swivilin', lip-curlin' and sexy song singin'.

The Great Outdoors in Tempe, Ariz.
Visitors who venture outside to catch some fun in the sun will find the entertainment offerings run deep with numerous Tempe events throughout the city, especially around Tempe Town Lake and the Mill Avenue District.

At the Rotary River Rally & Great Cardboard Boat Regatta some sink, some swim, but everyone has a great time. Enjoy great entertainment, food and fun April 20 -21, 2007 as the locals man their cardboard ships in Tempe Town Lake. http://www.rotaryriverrally.com

The Ford Ironman Arizona, held April 15 at Tempe Town Lake, is a legendary event that pushes its participants to the limits of endurance. This grueling, yet inspiring, event features a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a complete marathon (26.2 miles) in succession. http://www.ironmanarizona.com

Those looking to relax, take a boat ride, catch some rays and groove to the best local bands in Arizona will be drawn to the Music at the Marina at Tempe Town Lake every Sunday evening from April 1- May 6, 2007. http://www.tempe.gov/lake/Events

The Desert Botanical Garden comes to life under the Arizona nighttime sky. Enjoy Friday evenings surrounded by desert beauty and the smooth sounds of the area's premier musicians at the Jazz in the Garden Spring Concert Series 2007, held every Friday through June. http://www.dbg.org     

For more information about these and other special Tempe events and a free visitor's packet, call the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-283-6734 or visit http://www.tempecvb.com.

About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau's mission is to also provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe events, and local points of interest including Mill Avenue District. To learn more about Tempe, Ariz. please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit us at http://www.tempecvb.com.

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