Spring it on: 40th annual Tempe Festival of the Arts to kick off Friday

Mar 31, 2017, 5:00 AM

PHOENIX — Spring is just around the corner, so you know what that means: The annual Tempe Festival of the Arts will kick off its 40th run on Friday.

The three-day festival is an admission-free event and will include food and beverage vendors, live entertainment, street performers, family-friendly activities and more.

According to a press release, more than 300 local and international artists will exhibit original artwork from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Some of the attractions returning to the festival include the Sixth + Mill Makers, Food Truck Alley and Kids Block.

The Sixth + Mill Makers area is the section where the local artist curate, and admirers can shop at the popular and upcoming local vendor stations such as Standard Wax, Pure Life Jewelry, Iconic Cocktail and more.

The twice-a-year arts festival will also have three beer gardens located throughout the grounds with some of Arizona’s favorite wineries as well as snacks.

The event is said to attract more than 200,000 attendees each year.

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Spring it on: 40th annual Tempe Festival of the Arts to kick off Friday