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Celebrate Tempe's Hispanic Heritage at the


Free Admission
Free Activities

2015 Tempe Tardeada
Sunday, October 4
Noon - 8 p.m.

Tempe Community Complex
3500 S. Rural Road
(Southwest corner of Rural Road and Southern Avenue)


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 To Identify and Recognize the Hispanic Historical Roots of Tempe and Educate the Community with a Celebration of the Hispanic Culture.

About the Tardeada:
This year's Tempe Tardeada is the City of Tempe's 17th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival.  A tardeada is a social dance that is traditionally held on Sunday afternoons.  This event is the culmination of Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrates the historical significance of Hispanics within our community.  The event features many free activities such as live entertainment, dancing, arts and crafts, face painting, inflatables, The Game Truck, and the Tempe History Museum's Family Albums exhibit.  In addition, food vendors sell delicious foods at family-friendly prices.

 Would you like to become a food vendor at the Tardeada?

   Call Ginny Belousek at 480-350-8979 to find out more information

Sponsorship Opportunities:
The Tempe Tardeada appreciates the partnerships it has formed with local businesses. Without the support of our sponsors it would not be possible to provide this wonderful free, family-friendly event. Please consider supporting the Tempe Tardeada with a sponsorship today! Sponsorship Packet.

Booth Information:
Free booths are provided to non-profit organizations.   Booth informational letter. Booth registration form.  Businesses interested in having a booth at the event can do so as an event sponsor.

Children's Activities -- all FREE:
Arts and Craft booths
Inflatables: bounce houses, mega obstacle course, 24' dual lane slide
The Game Truck
Face painting by Foot-z the Clown
Music and dancing
Presentation of the Tardeada Coloring Contest awards

Coloring Contest - presented by SRP
Youth, ages 5 - 12 are encouraged to submit an entry in the Tardeada Coloring Contest. Simply draw a picture of something that reminds you of Tempe's Hispanic history. Winners will receive a $25 Target gift card and certificate signed by Mayor Mark Mitchell. Winners will be invited on stage with the Mayor at the Tardeada festival on October 6th. Coloring contest instruction sheet. Coloring contest sheet. Read Tempe's Hispanic History, to assist you in your coloring contest entry. Entries must be received by September 19.  Please mail your entry to the Tempe Diversity Office, attn: Ginny Belousek, 31 E. Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85282.

Entertainment Line-up:  Check back for the exciting 2015 Line-up!


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Food Vendors:

If you are interested in selling food at the Tardeada, please contact Ginny Belousek at 480-350-8979.  Food vendors are provided with free booths, with the expectation that prices will be kept affordable to ensure a family-friendly event. Food booth letter, Food booth reservation form, Tempe special event sales tax application form, Special event application instructions.


Scholarship -- Presented by US Bank
Two $1,000 scholarships will be presented to two high school seniors. Winners will be announced the week of September 22nd. Winners will be presented with their scholarship by Mayor Mark Mitchell on the Tardeada Festival's main stage. Scholarship Application Form

Tardeada Advisory Board:

Yvonne Albidrez
Tommy Albidrez
Joe Arredondo
JoLyn Arredondo-Gibbons
Normalicia Blanco
Dora Bustoz
Manny Bustoz
Manny Bustoz, Jr.
Cindy Espinoza
Clemmy Gomez
Anthony Gutierrez
Eva Marin
Isabel Ruiz
Jaxinta Shaffer
Hugo Tapia
Santos Vega


Thank you to our Sponsors:


Press Release

Tempe Hispanic History, as presented by the Tempe History Museum.