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NYE on Mill Ave
Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions:

 Q: Is there a NYE Block Party on Mill?

A: Yes and No. Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe is a destination for New Year's Eve and the various activations the bars and nightlife venues are planning will still create a "block party" type of atmosphere. However, Downtown Tempe Authority isn't producing a large scale event or programming entertainment on NYE. 

 Q: Will there be a fee to get on to Mill Avenue?

A: No. There will NOT be a ticket/gate fee to get onto Mill Avenue. However, please be aware that most bars and nightlife venues will have cover charges and/or ticketed admission. 

 Q: What should I expect once on Mill Avenue?

A: Think Mill Avenue on a typical Saturday night, on steroids. Many bars and nightlife venues will have extended premises to accommodate their special events and activations. There will be several amenities placed on the street for your convenience -- Food Trucks, Porta Johns and ATMs.

 Q: What are the various bars and restaurants doing on New Year's Eve?

A: Please see the various events and activations that will take place HERE as well as other NYE specials HERE

 Q: Will there be fireworks

A: Yes. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Four Peaks Brewing Company, fireworks will go off at midnight and will be visible throughout Downtown Tempe.

 Q: Where is Mill Avenue located?

A: Historic Mill Ave is located in the heart of Downtown Tempe, stretching from University north to Rio Salado, and certainly a destination for those looking for a nightlife experience on New Year's Eve.

 Q: Do I need to be 21 years old to come down to Mill Avenue. 

A: Of course not, but please be aware that most bars and nightlife establishments are 21+ venues on New Year's Eve. 

 Q: Where do I park my vehicle?

A: Prior to your departure to Downtown Tempe, we encourage you to review the Get Around page on Downtown Tempe's website. This page will provide you with all the information you need about transportation and parking.

 Q: Where do I park my bicycle?

A: Bicycle parking is available in the Tempe Town Lake Bike Corral and at various bike racks throughout Downtown Tempe and on Mill Avenue. Don’t forget your bike lock!

 Q: Is parking free downtown?

A: No. Regular rates for a Saturday evening/night will be enforced at all parking garages, lots and on-street meters. 

 Q: What Valley Metro Light Rail stop is best?

A: Use the Valley Metro Light Rail stop at 3rd Street and Mill Avenue. Valley Metro is providing FREE light rail rides on NYE via the "Freeze the Keys" promotion with Coors Light.

 Q: Will there be street closures?

A: Yes. Please visit the City of Tempe's Street Closure page for street closure and traffic information.

 Q: Is there a designated pick-up/drop-off location for ride share services?

A: Yes. It will be best for ride share pick-ups and drop-offs to take place at 5th and Maple, 7th and Myrtle, and North of 3rd Street on Mill Avenue.

 Q: How do I ask additional questions about the evening?

A: Email info@downtowntempe.com or call 480.355.6060.

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