Hayden's Ferry Days, March 4 - 25, 2020



HAYDEN’S FERRY DAYS 

Hayden’s Ferry Days is an annual series of events celebrating the rich history, arts and culture Tempe through a variety of events. Join Tempe History Museum and  Tempe History Society for Hayden’s Ferry Days with tours, teas and festivities!

‘Dinner with a Legend’ at Tempe Center for the Arts
Friday, March 6
6 p.m. Happy Hour and Raffle / Silent Auction
7 p.m. Dinner

Have dinner with a Tempe Legend while dining on delicious food provided by Heidi’s Catering. Start the evening at Edge Happy Hour to enjoy live music and a signature drink. Buy raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items before adjourning to the Lakeside Room for a delicious dinner and conversation with a Tempe “Legend” at your table. Tickets are available at Tempe Center for the Arts or by calling the box office at 480-350-2822.

FREE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL – SUNDAY, MARCH 8, NOON – 4 P.M.

Free all-ages community festival at the Tempe History Museum with food, music, activities and demonstrations exploring the heritage crafts, arts, technology and industry of Tempe. Featuring Tempe Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Social (free, while supplies last!). The event is from 1 – 5 p.m. Location: 809 E Southern Avenue, Tempe.

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:

JAZZ NOTES NIGHT: Celebrating Eisdendrath House’s 90th Year! 
Friday, March 13
6-8 p.m.

Join the Rio Salado Foundation in celebrating the 90th birthday of Eisendrath House! This gala reception will feature jazz, drinks and hors d’oeuvres as you stroll around this magnificent historic home. Tickets are $30 and available online at Eventbrite, and at Tempe History Museum, in person or by phone, 480-350-5100. 

LANDMARK TOURS OF HISTORIC HOUSES – SATURDAY, MARCH 14
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Peek inside some of Tempe’s most interesting historic houses. Free! (Donations accepted). Click HERE for a map of participating houses (note: more may be added). Docents will be on hand at each site to share interesting information and answer questions; tours are a drop-in, come-and-go style.

HISTORIC HOUSE TEAS & TOURS – SUNDAY, MARCH 15 & 22 – 1 PM

Do you love Victorian style tea service? Two locations are offered this year due to the popularity of the event. Call the museum, 480-350-5100, or got to EventBrite for tickets.

  • Afternoon Tea & Tour at Hackett House on March 15th, presented by Tempe Sister Cities. Tickets $35 – available on Eventbrite now!
  • Garden Tea & Tours at Petersen House, presented by Tempe History Museum. Tickets $35 – available on Eventbrite now!

HIKE UP TEMPE BUTTE – Friday, March 20
4-6 p.m.
Start the weekend out right by taking a hike up Tempe Butte after work. Learn some of the history and cultural significance of this familiar landmark. Docents will be on hand to provide information as you make your way up. This is a free, family-friendly, drop in program. 

CATCH-A-WAVE CAR SHOW – Saturday, March 21
Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe Nuevo, the 16th Annual Catch-A-Wave car show will take over the grass at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Come out to enjoy music, a silent auction, exhibits, food, raffles and door prizes. Judging starts at 10 a.m., with an award ceremony at 1 p.m. Free!

This celebration of Tempe’s history is made possible by community partners and sponsors.

Event Sponsors & Donors

  • Jerry W. Brock Foundation
  • Zapp Rideshare
  • ASU Office of Government and Community Engagement
  • Hugh Hallman Law Firm
  • Lakeshore Music
  • Gammage & Burnham Law Firm
  • Snell & Wilmer Law Offices and Nick & Beth Wood
  • Dick & Jane Neuheisel
  • Friends of Tempe Public Library
  • Tempe Tourism
  • Tempe Firefighters Union-Local 393

Steering Committee Members / Community Partners

  • Tempe History Museum
  • Tempe Sister Cities Association
  • Rio Salado Foundation
  • Friends of Tempe Public Library
  • Tempe Historic Preservation Foundation

Supporting Organizations & Volunteers

  • Guess Birchett Questers – Hosts for Elias-Rodriguez House
  • Hayden’s Ferry Questers – Supporters of the Petersen House Museum
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