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Celebrate Tempe's Hispanic Heritage at the


Free Admission
Free Activities

2017 Tempe Tardeada
Sunday, October 8
Noon - 8 p.m.

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


 Tardeada Entertainment Lineup 2017

Tardeada Logo SmMission:
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 19th 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.


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:
Booths spaces are full.

Become a Food Vendor:
Food vending spaces are full.


Tortilla-Making Demonstration:
From 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the Food Court the Tardeada's Tasty Tortillas ladies will demonstrate how to mix the masa, roll out tortilla dough and grill them.  Guests can try their hand in rolling out their tortillas, and after they are cooked for you, they are yours to eat. Thank you to Mama Lola's for their generous donation of the tortilla dough.

Children's Activities -- all FREE:
Arts and Craft booths -- Paper flowers, pinatas, and Lucha Libre masks (hosted by the ASU
                                    Hispanic Heritage Month committee)
Inflatables: bounce houses, 24' inflatable slide
The Game Truck
Face painting
Music and dancing
Presentation of the Tardeada Coloring Contest awards

Coloring Contest - presented by SRP
Coloring contest deadline has passed.  Winners will be presented their awards at 3:30 by Mayor Mark Mitchell on the main stage.


Food Vendors:
Come enjoy delicious food at family friendly prices!  Selling their product at the Tardeada will be:
AJ Enterprises, selling Indian Fry Bread
Fette, selling Carne Asada, Fish and Chicken Tacos, Roasted Corn, Nachos, Fries, Fruit Cups
The Original Burrito Company, selling Red Chili, Green Chili, and Bean Burritos, Chips and Salsa
King Churro, selling Fresh Churros
I Dream of Weenies, selling Hot Dogs, Polish Sausage, Chips
Sweet Magnolia Smokehouse, selling Brisket, Chicken, and Pork Sandwiches, Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Beans, Potato Salad
Jamba Juice, selling Strawberry, Chili Mango, and Mango-a-Go-Go Smoothies
Tempe High Boosters, selling Snowcones, Soda and Water
Paletas Betty, selling Paletas, Agua Vita Drinks

Scholarship -- Presented by Tempe Firefighters Local 493
Congratulations to our two Tardeada Scholarship winners:
Karla Eva Islas Ayala from Tempe High School and Cassidy Durland from Tempe High School
Mayor Mark Mitchell and Tempe Fire Union President Don Jongewaard will present both winners with their checks at 3:30 on the main stage.

Tardeada Advisory Board:

Yvonne Albidrez
Tommy Albidrez
JoLyn Arredondo-Gibbons
Normalicia Blanco
Cindy Espinoza
Clemmy Gomez
Anthony Gutierrez
Eva Marin
Isabel Ruiz
Hugo Tapia
Wally Torres
Santos Vega


Thank you to our Sponsors:

Tardeada Sponsors 2017
















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



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