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Fun Things To Do In Memphis   

There are many ways to experience and enjoy Memphis.   

 Here’s a list of some of the locals’ favorites:


  • Spend the day exploring Shelby Farms (furry friends welcome)
  • Visit Ya Ya and Le Le, the 2 giant pandas at the Memphis Zoo
  • Walk along the river at Mud Island or Tom Lee Park
  • Listen to live music at W.C. Handy Park on Beale Street
  • Visit Elvis’s home, Graceland
  • Watch a movie at the Summer Drive-In 
  • Watch the sunset from the Peabody rooftop, or Beale Street Landing 
  • Take a ride to the top of the Bass Pro Pyramid on America’s tallest free-standing elevator
  • Cheer on our Memphis Tigers football team at the Liberty Bowl
  • Watch the Nutcracker at Ballet of Memphis
  • Catch a play at The Orpheum TheatrePlayhouse on the Square, or Hattiloo Theater  
  • Enjoy some beautiful art at the East Buntyn Art WalkV & E Greenline Art Walk, the Brooks Museum, or the Broad Avenue Arts District, to name a few.
  • Connect with nature at the Memphis Botanic Garden or Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • Have fun & learn about history at The Civil Rights Museum, Mississippi River Museum, Chucalissa Indian Village, or the Fire Museum, among others.
  • Play ping pong, sip on your favorite cocktail, eat, or relax in a hammock at Railgarten
  • Spend an day exploring the Pink Palace or Children’s Museum with your favorite kid
  • Watch a Redbirds game at Autozone Park
  • “Hoop” and holler for our Memphis GrizzliesHustle, or Tigers basketball
  • Listen to music on your picnic blanket at the Levitt Shell or Collierville Concert series. 
  • Experience Memphis’s soul at its roots at the Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum, Stax Museum, Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Sun Studio, & Blues Hall of Fame, are a few


   Festivals, Parades, & Seasonal Fun

Memphis, and its many micro-communities, offers a vast array of festivals, parades, and fun events as well.  There is always something going on, and there is definitely something for everyone!  Here are just a few:


  • Guitar drop on Beale Street on New Year’s Eve
  • Beale Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Memphis in May
  • Twilight Tuesday Movie Nights At Beale Street Landing
  • Trolley Nights on South Main St
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival
  • Crawfish Festivals: Rajun Cajun, Harbor Town, & Overton Square
  • Germantown Festival
  • Cooper Young Festival
  • Southern Heritage Classic
  • Mid-South & Delta Fairs 
  • Stumbling Santa Pub Crawl
  • Fourth of July Fireworks & Parades: Downtown, Midtown (Levitt Shell), Cooper Young, Central Gardens, Autozone Park, Collierville, Germantown, Bartlett, Millington, & Cordova 
  • Christmas Parades & Tree Lighting: Beale Street, Downtown, Botanic Garden, Collierville, Germantown, Saddle Creek, Whitehaven, Bartlett, Peabody, Arlington, Millington, & more