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Things To Do In Memphis: Craft Food and Wine Festival

by Melissa Thompson


A celebration of culinary delight! A festival of breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, beverages, oils and more that are made by skilled craftworkers, known as food artisans.

The Festival will be held on June 23rd, 2019. The Festival is comprised of two Tasting Sessions. Each Tasting Session runs for 2 hours. Tasting Sessions start at 4:00PM and 6:30PM. You will be given a small tasting board and wine glass upon entry that will allow for samples to be placed on this board while food artisans and local restaurants describe the item being showcased. 

Tickets are available online. Tickets range from $60 - $115 + taxes and fees. 

What does your ticket include?
Your ticket price includes tastings of artisan breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, oils and more paired with beer, wine and cider. Best of all -- Craft Food and Wine Festival benefits Church Health-- so you will be enjoying your favorite craft foods and beverages for a great cause!

We are doing our part to make a more sustainable Memphis by making our Event Zero Waste.

Columns at One Commerce Square
​40 South Main, Memphis, TN 38103
​901-552-4732

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Things To Do In Memphis: Fringe Festival

by Melissa Thompson


Voices of the South presents The Memphis FRINGE Festival - 50 Shows over TWO WEEKENDS!

June 7 – 9, 2019 & June 13 – 15, 2019

The McCoy Theatre on the Rhodes College Campus

Tickets: $10/Show OR $100 Festival Pass

The mission of Voices of the South as a theatre company is to create, produce, and perform unique theatre from diverse Southern perspectives.
 

DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE

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Things To Do In Memphis: Beale Street Music Festival

by Melissa Thompson


The Beale Street Music Festival is a three-day, four-stage event in Memphis, TN featuring 60+ top musical acts from today and beyond. The #BSMF19 dates are set for May 3-5, 2019 and with the Memphis in May honored salute highlighting Memphis, the weekend is sure to be the biggest one yet.

Three-day passes, single-day tickets and a limited number of VIP Experiences are now on sale and can be purchased here.

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #63: Crawfish Festival

by Melissa Thompson


This event is nuts. It’s a million people, a million pounds of crawfish, streets full of vendors, art, music, and activities. It’s chaotic (especially later in the day) but in a fun way. Think of it as the official start to Spring in midtown. This year the event benefits A Betor Way non-profit.

They will tow your car if you leave it in a lot in Overton the night before.

Saturday April 13, 2019
noon to 6 p.m.

Chimes Square 2101 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

Overton Square and surrounding streets
free to enter, food and drink for sale

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #62: The Midtown Opera Festival

by Melissa Thompson


Opera Memphis’ annual MIDTOWN OPERA FESTIVAL takes place over ten days at Playhouse on the Square. The 2019 Festival will feature the regional premiere of The Falling and The Rising, a new American opera co-commissioned with the U.S. Department of Defense. The opera celebrates the stories of service men and women, and our Festival will do so as well. Add a concert by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, aerial performers, panel discussions, cabaret and cocktails, and we have the makings of an incredible seventh year in the heart of Memphis! 

04/05/2019 - 04/14/2019

Location: Playhouse on the Square map

Contact: Opera Memphis [email protected] - 901.202.4533

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #39: RiverArts Fest

by Melissa Thompson

RiverArtsFest is a street celebration of fine arts and fine local music with live artist demonstrations and hands-on art activities for all ages! More than 180 artists from around the country and right here at home gather to exhibit and sell their latest works of original fine arts in what’s become the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festival in the Mid-South. 

October 27 and 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Location! Riverside Drive, between Jefferson and Union

In 2016, RiverArtsFest was named one of The Best Festivals & Fairs in Tennessee by Travel Magazine.

ADMISSION & WRISTBANDS
$5 admission gets you daily in- and out- access to the festival on Saturday and Sunday. Children 10 and under are free. There are north and south entrances. Credit cards are accepted at all entrances, and an ATM will be stationed within the festival grounds. 

SPECIAL EVENT SATURDAY EVENING! In celebration of Mighty Lights, the festival will be running extended hours Saturday night with free admission beginning at 5PM. The artists market will close at 8:30P and the festival at 9P. Please visit the Mighty Lights website for more details.

ADMISSION RULES & POLICIES

  • NO PETS
  • NO COOLERS
  • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
  • NO SKATES/SKATEBOARDS
  • NO SCOOTERS
  • NO BIKES

PARKING
Downtown Memphis offers plenty of parking within walking distance of the festival. For a full listing of garages, check out this handy map provided by the Downtown Memphis Commission.

ARTISTS MARKET
Nearly 200 fine artists from across the nation will line Riverside Drive selling original work. A complete list of artists can be found here. 

MUSIC
See our full line up of local musicians and bands performing each day. The festival grounds will also feature strolling musicians and performing artists.

ACTIVITIES
Our Hands On Art stations will be open Saturday and Sunday for children of all ages to tap into their inner artists by participating in our special art project. Sponsored by the Art Center, activities are creative, simple and make a great keepsake. 

ART DEMONSTRATIONS
Check out the artists lineup and schedule for our Artists At Work area, featuring local artists demonstrating their craft and skills. 

By and photo credit: https://riverartsmemphis.org

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #35: 1st Annual Memphis Yoga Festival

by Melissa Thompson

The Memphis Yoga Festival is an invitation to salute our remarkable city, our amazing yoga community and a partnership with Memphis Rox through yoga practice, music, discussion and celebration.

A portion of the proceeds from the Memphis Yoga Festival will benefit Memphis Rox, a Memphis nonprofit which brings rehabilitation, healing and hope to our community. Located in the Soulsville neighborhood, the Memphis Rox climbing facility is the first climbing gym in Memphis.  It strives to build relationships across different cultural, racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. No one is excluded from using the facility, regardless of ability to pay.

30+ yoga classes | kid’s zone |vendors | food trucks | tea garden | walking meditation | + more!

$35 in advance or $45 at the door

Saturday, September 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Rhodes College
2000 North Parkway, Memphis

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #33: 29th Annual International Goat Days Festivals

by Melissa Thompson

Get your goat and make your way to the 29th annual International Goat Days Festival!

Bigger and better than ever, Goat Days kicks off with the World's Greatest Goat Parade at 5:30 PM on Friday, September 7th and the family fun continues non-stop until the end at 10:00 PM on Saturday, September 8th. 

Tractor pulls, antique tractor show, equestrian events, car show and swap meet, KCBS Championship BBQ Contest, Arts & Crafts, games and rides, fishing rodeo, horseshoe and corn hole tournaments, battle of the bands, incredible food, live music and goats, goats and MORE GOATS!

Benefiting many charitable organization, Goat Days is presented by the City of Millington in memory of the event founder, W. S. "Babe" Howard, sponsored by Republic Services, Ritter Communications, Homer Skelton Ford and Homer Skelton Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep.  

You don't want to miss this incredible family-friendly festival that celebrates our agricultural history and raises money for a variety of non-profit organizations in the area.

Venue – USA Stadium, 4351 Babe Howard Blvd., Millington, TN  38053

Parking is $5 per load, festival admission FREE.

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Wings, tenders, and thighs. IPA’s, lagers, and stouts. Finally a festival dedicated to all things above, and even better, it benefits a good cause.

If you’re wanting a unique experience to end your summer, look no further than the Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival, benefiting the Dorothy Day House, an organization dedicated to creating a safe haven and community for homeless families.

The festival will feature a variety of beers and a ton of local vendors. For $40, each guest will be granted admission as well as a souvenir glass and access to sample all of the beers. Food will be available in meal sizes at regular menu price, or snack sizes for $2-$3. Live music will also be playing throughout the event so it’s guaranteed to be a good time! Check out the details and get your tickets below.

Details

  • When: August 11th, 4PM to 8PM
  • Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Tickets: $40 and are available here.

Vendors

  • Mister P’s Buffalo Wings
  • The Grille
  • Cupcake Cutie Etc.
  • The Dirty Crow Inn
  • Oshi Asian Kitchen
  • Smackers
  • All Star Wings
  • Laura’s Kitchen
  • Grecian Gourmet
  • Wing Stop
  • Look At That Butt BBQ
  • Southern Hands
  • Hooters
  • More TBA

Beer List

  • Clubtails
  • Lagunitas
  • Goldcrest
  • Sam Adams
  • Truly Hard Seltzer
  • Twisted Tea
  • Meddlesome
  • Lazy Magnolia
  • Einstok Icelandic
  • Shinerbock
  • Seagrams
  • Smirnoff SMASHED
  • Smirnoff Sparkling Seltzer
  • White Claw
  • Leinekugel
  • Pabst
  • Angry Orchard
  • Blackberry Farm
  • Stiegl
  • Dos Equis
  • Heineken
  • Jackalope
  • Cayman Jack
  • Southern Prohibition
  • Terrapin
  • More TBA

Learn more about the festival by visiting their website and by following them on their Facebook page.

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An event highlighting the best vegan chefs and restaurants from the Mid-South and the surrounding areas. Any thing and everything imaginable in the vegan culinary world will be there. These vegan vendors will be there ready to please your tastebuds on your journey through the infinite possibilities of the vegan world. The focus of this event is just the vegan chefs and their food. There will be no event-wide food demonstrations. Each vendor has free-will at their vending booth though so, there are infinite experience possibilities. And yes, the food is for sale at each booth.

 

Saturday July 21st 2018 

11am-7pm 
 

Cook's Lake 

4249 N. Watkins 
Memphis, TN 38127 

 

Get your tickets here 

 

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