Tempe events this week – Tempe Tardeada Festival

Author: Nancy

Posted on: September 30, 2013
Last updated on: May 19th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Tempe Tardeada Festival

Tempe Tardeada Festival, October 6, 2013

The first settlers to move to the Tempe area, south of the Salt River and east of Phoenix, were Hispanic families from southern Arizona. In 1872, some of these Mexican settlers founded a town called San Pablo east of Tempe Butte community.  Each year Tempe celebrates the historical significance of Hispanics within our community with the Tempe Tardeada Festival.

A tardeada is a social dance that is traditionally held on Sunday afternoons. The Tempe Tardeada Festival is the culmination of Hispanic Heritage Month. The Festival will take place this Sunday, noon-8 pm. at the Tempe Cultural Complex.  It will feature many free activities, including music, dancing, arts and crafts, face painting and inflatables, The Game Truck and the Tempe History Museum’s Family Albums exhibit. In addition, vendors sell delicious foods at family-friendly prices. So pack up family and enjoy this fun Tempe tradition. It’s a great way to spend an October Sunday afternoon.

This week’s calendar is packed with a terrific variety of arts and culture events. View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158. 


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