Category Archives: THINGS TO DO

Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts

This weekend Downtown Tempe welcomes back the annual Spring Festival of the Arts for its 40th year. Personally, I’m due for a day of sunshine, live music, street entertainers and shopping artist booths from all over. I’m told this year there will be over 300 artists filling Mill […]

The Cocktail Society: Friday, April 7

Get your tickets for an event you will not want to miss…The Cocktail Society is invading the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center (7380 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ) on Friday, April 7th from 7-11 p.m. The best party you’ve never been too, […]

Damn Good Date Ideas

Date night typically sounds like something to get excited about, but the pressure of combining romance and spontaneity is enough to paralyze most anyone’s plans. While everyone appreciates well-orchestrated outing with their sweetheart, we all know too well that the […]

Nirvana: The hot new culinary fest to plan for

By now may have heard the buzz about the latest project Sanctuary has been working on, Nirvana. Not your run-of-the-mill food fest, Nirvana promises to be an event as posh as the resort itself. Mark your calendars for April 27-30, […]

Local Lily Look Ahead {March} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

March is what dreams are made of.  Baseball, beer, and more food and music festivals than any gainfully employed adult could attend in one month. The Spring fever hits hardest when I stare past the cold screen of my laptop, to the soft sunshine […]

Live Music Series in Downtown Tempe

There was never a better time to wind down your week in Downtown Tempe. Beyond the Bricks | Thursday Night Live is a perfect way to make the most of this amazing Spring weather. Give me cool nights, free live music, […]

Local Lily Look Ahead {February} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

While everybody else is all “cupid, hearts, chocolate, Valentines”…I’m all “Flea markets, beer, cactus, cocktails, food trucks and more beer.”  Boozing festivals abound in February, so be sure to buy a box of sweets for your designated driver because it’s gonna […]

Sunday-Funday: 6th Street Market Downtown Tempe

Tomorrow for Sunday-funday, I’m heading to Downtown Tempe for the 6th Street Market located at the 6th Street Park. Popping up on Sundays from 10am – 4pm, October through May, this new market has all the elements of a good time. My plans are to […]

Places Locals Love: Entertaining Out-of-Towners

The weather in Arizona in perfect, and everyone in the country knows it. While the holidays may be over, it’s still icy elsewhere, and your east coast cousins will come calling straight through March for Spring training if you let […]

Local Lily Look Ahead {More January} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

    I can hardly believe I’m planning for February already. You’ll want to purchase tickets (and possibly book sitter) if you’re looking to attend events like the  Chocolate & Wine Experience and upcoming Arizona Beer Week.  Personally, I am spending every possible minute […]