Photo courtesy of city of Tempe
The vibrant heart of Downtown Tempe remains bustling with the return of the 2nd Sundays on Mill series, a monthly outdoor event that promises a blend of shopping, music, entertainment, and family fun. Scheduled for the second Sunday of each month through April, this event transforms Mill Avenue, between 3rd Street and University, into a bustling marketplace.
At the core of 2nd Sundays on Mill is an outdoor market featuring over 70 local Arizona artisans, crafters, and makers, showcasing a range of homemade goods and unique gifts. The event, with free admission, is designed to be family-friendly and welcomes four-legged companions as well.
Each month, 2nd Sundays highlights a different theme. The event kicks off for the new year on January 14 from noon to 5 p.m. with a special focus on wellness. Visitors can engage in wellness-related experiences, activities, and presentations, all aimed at revitalizing and renewing for 2024.
Adding to the festive atmosphere are various activities and entertainment options:
• Zoni Girls Pop-Up Roller Skate Rink and Mini Golf for active fun.
• Performances by Furious Styles Crew and Tempe Community Arts.
• A Slow Flow Meditation session at 10:30 a.m. with Arizona Yoga Co.
• Tempe Public Library’s involvement, offering engaging activities.
Music is a significant part of the event, with a lineup of local artists performing throughout the day:
• From 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., enjoy the sounds of Tom Stitzer, Tara Lynn Walrus, and Sophia Bavishi.
• The afternoon continues from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. with performances by Tindal Muzic, Sydney Swanson, and Haley Green.
• The event concludes from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. with Serena Nicolle, Sammi Martinez, and Solh.
The event will feature a variety of snack and drink vendors, including Britt’s Cafecito Y Chisme, Pearls Mini Donuts, and Sunset Freeze, ensuring that attendees have plenty of tasty options to choose from.
Future 2nd Sundays themes include Dog Days on February 11 and Arts and Culture’ on April 14. For more information on the 2nd Sundays on Mill series, visit downtowntempe.com/events/2nd-sundays-on-mill.