The heat may be on, but a cooldown is happening in Downtown Tempe this summer. The popular Park After Dark summer event series returns under the cool shade trees at 6th Street Park. Attendees will discover plenty of refreshing fun and entertainment for all ages beginning Saturday, June 11, and running every second and fourth Saturday through September. Each free event features a rotating lineup of entertainment, outdoor games, and beer and wine vendors.
The kickoff event on Saturday, June 11, will include live entertainment and dance battles hosted by Furious Styles. All ages are welcome and can enjoy an assortment of backyard jumbo games, while Pedal Haus will be onsite offering cold beer and wine for purchase to attendees ages 21 and older.
On Saturday, June 25, will be a celebration of the PRIDE Month with a drag show hosted by GLOW, a live DJ, beer and wine, and backyard jumbo games.
Throughout the series, attendees can take advantage of the abundance of food and drink options in Downtown Tempe, with 14 options less than a 5-minute walk from 6th Street Park. Guests can order food online and pick it up or have it delivered directly to the park for a nominal fee. A full list of food options is available online at www.downtowntempe.com/parkafterdark.
With its central location and vibrant character, Downtown Tempe is a preeminent Valley gathering spot. The annual Park After Dark series gives area residents the opportunity to wind down on the weekend while enjoying all that Downtown Tempe has to offer.
“Hot summer days call for a cool way to wind down on the weekend,” said Kate Borders, Executive Director of the Downtown Tempe Authority. “Park After Dark brings people together to enjoy lively entertainment while supporting local merchants and showcasing Downtown Tempe as a terrific destination for the whole family.”
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Saturday, from June 11, 2022 to September 24, 2022
WHERE: 6th Street Park, 24 E. 6th Street, Downtown Tempe, AZ 85281
(Located south of 5th Street, between Mill and Forest Avenues)
The award‐winning Downtown Tempe Authority is a private, nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the City of Tempe to increase the value of Downtown Tempe through enhanced management, safety, marketing, and promotional services on behalf of DTA members and other downtown stakeholders.
More information about Park After Dark, including a complete lineup of live music and entertainment, will be available at www.downtowntempe.com/events/park-after-dark.