Tempe Tardeada

2019 Tempe Tardeada
Sunday, October 6
Noon – 8 p.m.

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

About the Tardeada
This year’s Tempe Tardeada is the City of Tempe’s 21st 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.

Booth Information:
Free booths are available for non-profit organizations. For information about Tardeada booths, please read the Tardeada Booth Information Letter.
To request a booth at the Tardeada, please fill out and return the Tardeada Booth Application Form.
For-profit businesses can have a booth at the event by becoming an event sponsor.  Please see the Sponsorship Opportunities section above.

Become a Food Vendor:
The Tardeada is seeking food vendors.  The Tardeada attracts over 10,000 people over the 8-hour time-frame.  If you are interested in participating, please call Jonae Harrison at 480-350-8979.  To become a Tardeada Food Vendor, the following paperwork is required:

Two $1,000 scholarships will be presented to two high school seniors. The winners will be notified in late September, and will be presented with their scholarship at the Tardeada festival on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Winner must be available to attend the Tardeada Festival to accept their check. Applications must be received in the City of Tempe Strategic Management and Diversity Office by 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2019.  Applications can be submitted via email to: megan_hutchison@tempe.gov.Five finalists will be selected to be interviewed by the Tardeada Scholarship Selection Committee on Wednesday, September 11th.

To apply for the scholarship, please submit the Tardeada Scholarship Application.


Tortilla-Making Demonstration:
From 12:30 – 2 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 — FREE!
Arts and Craft booths
Inflatables: bounce houses, 24′ inflatable slide
The Game Truck
Face painting
Music and dancing
Presentation of the Tardeada Coloring Contest awards

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Coloring Contest
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 sheetColoring contest sheet. Read Tempe’s Hispanic History, to assist you in your coloring contest entry. Entries must be received by September 23rd.  Please mail your entry to the Tempe Diversity Office, attn: Megan Hutchison, 31 E. Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85282.  Winners will be presented their awards by Mayor Mark Mitchell on the main stage.


Entertainment Line-Up

“Music and Dance For Everyone!”    “¡Música y Baile Para Todos!”
Emcees: Normalicia Blanco & Anthony Gutierrez 
Mundo Latino Entertainment Productions

11:55 – Noon  Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! 
Noon – 12:05 p.m.   Frank Elementary School Choir
12:10 – 12:25 p.m.  Folklor y Cultura Mexicana
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.  Marty and The Party
1:45 – 2 p.m.  Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company
2:05 – 2:25 p.m.  Roping Reynosos
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Mariachi Aguila
3:30 – 4 p.m.  Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell
4 – 5:15 p.m.  Rhythm Edition Band 
5:15 – 5:30 p.m.  Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company
5:35 – 6:35 p.m.  Power Drive Band
6:40 – 6:50 p.m.  Cory Thomas Dance presents AZ Mambo Society 
6:55 – 7 p.m.  QVA Dance Company presents Casino Rueda
7 – 8 p.m.  Power Drive Band (encore performance)

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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