Posted by: Nancy
October 7, 2013
Tempe events this week: Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake
It’s time to bust out those Lederhosen and get ready to Polka hardy because Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake is just around the corner. It’s Tempe’s annual festival of food and libation raises money for Tempe Sister Cities.
More than brats, beer, Lederhosen and Polka, this event offers great fun for the entire family. There will be beer and wine gardens a 5k/5mi race, a German shoppe, lots of yummy food and fun activities for kids, including Kinderfest, Doxie races and a giant carnival. Dance off some of those beer and brat calories to music by 20 bands performing polka, country western, rock, alternative, jazz, R & B, blues and Irish rock.
Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake will take place October 11-13. Hours are: Friday: 5 p.m.- midnight; Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight; Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Entrance and entertainment is free. Proceeds benefit the Tempe Sister Cities’ programs.
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.
- October 8: Open Jam, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- October 9: Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night, Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 9: ASU Student Jazz Combos, ASU Music Building Recital Hall
- October 10: ASU Men’s and Women’s Chorus: “Myths, Legends and Mystics,” Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 10: Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, ASU Katzin Concert Hall
- October 10: ASU Comedy Invades The Improv, Tempe Improv
- October 10: AnDa Union, ASU Gammage
- October 11: Music in the Garden: Mike Eldred Trio, Desert Botanical Garden
- October 11: Lorie Line “Come Together,” Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 11: Desert Dance Theatre: Arizona Dance Festival 2013, Tempe Center fo the Arts
- October 11: Dream State; October 12: The Persuaders, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- October 11: Lawrence Zubia; October 12: David & Amy of Peppermint James, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- October 11: Sea Merchants; October 12: Traveler, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- October 11: City and Colour; October 12: Datsik , Marquee Theatre
- October 11-13: Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake, Tempe Town Lake
- October 11-13: Craig Shoemaker: The Lovemaster, Tempe Improv