Hayden's Ferry Days in Tempe takes place February 22-24 and March 1-3, 2018 in Tempe, AZ



HAYDEN’S FERRY DAYS CELEBRATION

Hayden’s Ferry Days is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the rich culture and history of Tempe and involve community members of all ages in an engaging, informative and entertaining way. The Tempe Historical Society is proud to be a part of Tempe’s rich heritage and its future. In 2019, the Tempe Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary!

FOUNDERS DINNER at HACKETT HOUSE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Kick off Hayden’s Ferry Days with a fabulous dinner prepared early frontier style in Dutch Ovens by the prizewinning 5th generation Arizonans who founded the EZ Cattle Company. Family members, dressed in period costume, will prepare a delicious meal with all the fixin’s! In addition, listen to the music and stories of Dolan Ellis and Marshall Trimble. The evening starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are SOLD OUT.  Hope to see you at the festival!

WALK THROUGH HISTORY TOUR – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Tempe Historic Preservation Foundation presents the Walk Through History Tour showcasing historic Tempe sites. Start with breakfast at the Hackett House 95 W 5th Street, Tempe at 8 a.m. and then walk with your guide to see inside and exteriors of significant buildings in downtown Tempe.

  • Walk Through History, Tickets are still available – $25.
    Purchase in advance at Eventbrite or at the door.

FREE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019

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:

LANDMARK TOURS OF HISTORIC HOUSES – SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019

Peek inside some of Tempe’s most interesting historic houses between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free! (Donations accepted).

HISTORIC HOUSE TEAS & TOURS – SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019 – 2 PM

Do you love Victorian style tea service? Two locations are offered this year due to the popularity of the event.

  • Garden Tea & Tour at Eisendrath House, presented by Rio Salado Foundation. Tickets $25 – available on Eventbrite now!
  • Victorian Tea & Tours at Petersen House, presented by Tempe History Museum. Tickets $25 – available on Eventbrite now!

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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