Vicinity Tempe

In the beginning, we had First Crush. Now, we have Vicinity Tempe.

The 2018 Vicinity Food Festival will be held at Big Surf! No, you don’t need to wear shorts and flip flops, as it will be the same wonderful event that we have all loved so much over the years. In fact, we think the event will be better than ever! Big Surf is located at 1500 N McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281.  The event will feature local brews, local wines, and tasty food favorites from places like Crepe Bar, Casino Arizona, The Dhaba, M Culinary Concepts, Sweetest Season Bakery Boutique, Pig & Pickle and Burger Fi! There will be live local music by the one and only Walt Richardson, as well!

The raffle and silent auction items at Vicinity are always awesome! The 2018 auction is full of trips, activities, Disney passes, airline miles, ASU tickets, gift certificates and one-of-a-kind experiences that are totally Tempe.

Tickets for Vicinity Tempe will be $100.00 per person. 

Early bird pricing for Vicinity Tempe is: $85.00 for individual tickets purchased by October 12th. After 10/12 tickets will be $100.00 until the day of the event when they will be $125.

Group tickets (6 or more) can be purchased for $75.00 each

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Vicinity Tempe

Surround yourself with hundreds of amazing people, enjoy great food and drink, a super-fun charity auction and awesome entertainment while helping some of the least fortunate people in our communities. This is truly a wonderful event that Lori and I look forward to attending each year.

Great Food – Great Cause: Give Back by attending Vicinity Tempe!

What: 14th annual Vicinity: Internationally Tempe Charity Gala & Silent Auction

When: Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Big Surf! – 1500 N McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

For more information or to learn more about the TCAA, please visit

Dress for the event is casual. But nice. (smart casual)

Did you know that TCAA currently serves 1 in 8 Tempe residents?? 

Vicinity: Internationally Tempe supports the mission of Tempe Community Action Agency, a nonprofit leader in providing human services to East Valley residents since 1966. Vicinity features one of the best silent auctions around, a delicious array of menu items, wine and a LOT of local beer and wine, along with great musical entertainment.

Proceeds support the programs and services of TCAA which help alleviate hunger, poverty and homelessness.

For more than 50 years the Tempe Community Action Agency has provided a variety of essential social services to Tempe’s most vulnerable residents including providing food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, delivered meals for the homebound, socialization for seniors and several children’s programs.

This popular event also celebrates Tempe’s vast culinary and cultural diversity by showcasing a variety of wine, craft beer and delectable creations from our favorite local establishments.  Guests will mingle the night away under the stars at Tempe’s iconic landmark, Big Surf Waterpark.  The evening festivities will feature a variety of small plate food and wine samplings, live music, and a fabulous silent auction.

The Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please join us in helping to raise money and awareness for this amazing organization.

A very special thanks also goes out to all of our friends at the TCAA for all of the work they put into this great event.

Here’s some Vicinity Sponsorship Information if you are interested!

I hope to see you there!

Vicinity Tempe 2018


*Smart Casual