This fall, Downtown Tempe is launching a new lineup of fun, socially distant, events this fall with our brand new, Fall Foodie Strolls sponsored by Valley Metro’s Shop On.
On September 19, Downtown Tempe will host, in sponsorship with Shop On, our “Eggestenial Brunch Stroll” which will house over 14 Downtown Tempe merchants with a special menu for the attendees at local favorites such as Original Chop Shop, Daily Jam and Morning Squeeze.
With the purchase of a $5 ticket, attendees unlock special food and drink menus with $8 specials at 14 separate restaurants in downtown. As an added bonus, retail shops such as Cactus Sports and Henna Shoppe will have special discounts for Stroll attendees.
For example, Alter Ego (housed at the new Canopy by Hilton hotel) is offering their signature Breakfast Chorizo Hash and their refreshing Morning Kick or Watermelon Aqua Fresca cocktails. Food like that is nothing short of “eggestenial!”
On October 17, Downtown Tempe will host a new Tac’over Stroll that will bring together over 10 downtown Tempe merchants and another special menu items that will showcase downtown’s array of scrumptious taco offerings! Purchase Tac'over Stroll tickets via Eventbrite.
“We look forward to bringing back some simple, engaging events to downtown Tempe,” Kate Borders, Director of the Downtown Tempe Authority, said. “We hope that these small scale activations provide a large scale boost to our local businesses and equally important, we want to keep downtown Tempe top of mind for our residents.”
Now more than ever, it’s important to support local businesses and they maneuver through these uncharted waters. Over 70 percent of downtown Tempe’s businesses are locally owned and this pandemic has impacted the livelihoods of our small business owners. It is important for us to create fun, safe and supportive events to help our merchants survive.
At many of the participating merchants, there are open air and outdoor dining options for attendees. We want to ensure all attendees feel comfortable and safe during the free-flowing stroll events.
We are following all health authority and government agency guidelines for all of our downtown Tempe events. This includes enforcing the mask mandate by the City of Tempe and Maricopa County, providing hand sanitizer at the check-in booth, encouraging social distancing, etc. Please see our website for more detailed guidelines and precautions as they relate to the Fall Foodie Strolls.