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 >> Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park: The amusement park contains many entertainment activities, including miniature golf, bumper boats, batting cages and a video arcade. Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park can be found at 1155 West Elliot Road, Tempe.


>> Tempe Diablo Stadium: It hosts various events during the year, including the spring training of Angels Baseball team. This Tempe attraction, located at 2200 West Alameda Drive, is accessed by many sports lovers who come here to watch the baseball games.


>> Arizona State University Art Museum: The museum has a vast collection of ceramic art items and it hosts numerous educational events, including exhibitions, demonstrations of art performances, lecture series, as well as the annual Family Fun Day, an event that is addressed to the entire family. Students and visitors can schedule a tour of the museum without having to pay an entering fee.


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A major Tempe annual sports event is the Insight Bowl, held at Sun Devil Stadium. The 21st annual Insight Bowl event was held on December 31, 2009, and the game was between Minnesota and Iowa State football teams. The event is held every year in Tempe, since 1989 and attracts thousands of fans who gather here to support their favorite team.




- Tempe Music Festival: It is a two-day event, held every year, in March, featuring live music, provided by local and national bands, food vendors and many other fun activities held near Tempe Town Lake. Visitors will experience a doze of adrenaline by watching famous athletes, such as JD Webb and Parks Bonifay, making skateboard stunts at the Red Bull Wake Lab.


- Fantasy of Lights Festival: During this annual event that is happening in November, Tempe is festively decorated, and visitors can admire the spectacular fireworks show or watch the street entertainers in action.


- Tempe Town Lake Boat Parade: The parade happens in December and it is filled with fireworks and dozens of beautiful decorated boats, lighting up Tempe Town Lake.




There are many nightspots in Tempe, especially in areas such as Tempe Marketplace, Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets of Arizona State University, containing numerous bars, late night dining places and live music spots.


Among the most popular places to spend a pleasant night out in Tempe, there are:


~ Arena Sports Bar & Grill, 5000 Arizona Mills Cir. #669: considered to be perfect for having dinner with family or friends. A wide list of beverages is also available.


~ Bison Witches Bar & Deli, 21 E. 6th St. #146: Great for grabbing a quick bite to eat - the menu includes deli sandwiches, soups, salads, appetizers and many drink options.


~ Dave & Buster's, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Ste. 1100: Guests can have fun at the entertaining complex by playing pool or choose from a large variety of video games. The restaurant also has a bar available, offering a diverse list of alcoholic drinks.


~ The Big Bang, 501 S. Mill Ave., Ste. B-101: Rock'n'roll music and duelling piano shows are held here 7 nights-a-week.


~ The Library Bar & Grill, 501 S. Mill Ave., Ste. 101: It is described as being the premier hotspot in Tempe, including dancing on the bar shows late in night, a large list of beverages and a menu containing burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and salads.

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