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Things To Do In Memphis: International Goat Days Family Festival

by Melissa Thompson


The annual Goat Days Festival is a Millington tradition and takes place Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th this year! Bigger and better than ever, Goat Days kicks off with The World’s Greatest Goat Parade at 5:30 PM on Friday followed by Opening Ceremonies for the 30th Annual Event. Festival gates will be open from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Friday and 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM on Saturday.

An Antique Tractor Show and Parade, the ever- popular Dixie Irons Tractor Pull, equestrian events, Hot Air Balloon Rides, El Toro Taco and Hot Rod Barn Show and Shine Car Show and swap meet benefiting the Millington Crisis Center, KCBS Championship BBQ Contest, Arts and Crafts benefiting the Millington Arts Council, games and rides, fishing rodeo, horseshoe and corn hole tournaments, battle of the bands, incredible food and goats, goats and MORE GOATS!

Benefiting many charitable organizations, Goat Days is presented by the City of Millington in memory of the event founder, W.S. “Babe” Howard, sponsored by Republic Services, Carey’s Body Shop, Ritter Communications, Homer Skelton Ford and Homer Skelton Chrysler Dodge Jeep.

$5 per car load, festival admission FREE

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Things To Do In Memphis: Delta Fair and Music Festival

by Melissa Thompson


The Delta Fair is a classic. It's a week, August 30th – September 8th, of midway games, rides, livestock and homemaking competitions, exhibits, and more.

The Delta Fair & Music Festival brings the communities of Memphis together to celebrate the area’s rich art, music and culture. In addition to the lineup of homegrown musicians performing across a diverse range of genres, the festival offers a wide variety of entertaining attractions like a motorcycle stunt show, live chainsaw sculpting, a Mexican rodeo, a mini tractor pull, laser tag, magic shows, a demolition derby and more. The 4-H and FFA Children’s Barnyard features kid-friendly exhibits and an opportunity to feed live farm animals, and one of the festival’s highlights is the Banana Derby, where Capuchin monkeys are the jockeys in an adorable dog race.

Did you know that the Delta Fair & Music Festival has more LIVE music than any other event in Memphis?  Over 150 acts on 3 stages!  They strive to balance the lineup to showcase national acts as well as our very own home grown world class artists who have their roots growing deep into the Delta soil. 

What would a visit to the fair be without filling up on the good old-fashioned fair food! You’ll find everything from Pronto Pups to Funnel Cakes and everything in between! Whatever you decide, we can all agree that state fair foods are the best!

Located at 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38120. Call (901) 213-7469 or visit www.deltafest.com for additional information.

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Things To Do In Memphis: Continuum Music Festival

by Melissa Thompson


A festival of collaborations among musicians and artists of diverse genres from Memphis and beyond, bringing to life unique performances and workshops in the award-winning Crosstown Concourse. Now in its third year, this festival for the adventurous listener will include performances at Crosstown Theater, The Green Room, East Atrium Stage, and a special collaboration with Opera Memphis.

A free festival kick-off performance featuring Blueshift Ensemble and ICEBERG New Music will be held at Crosstown Brewing Company on Thursday, August 15.

Time: Friday 6pm-10pm / Saturday 10am – 11pm

Tickets: $30/day & $55/weekend pass

For more info and the full schedule of events click here.

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Things To Do In Memphis: Elvis Week

by Melissa Thompson


Elvis Week is an annual week-long celebration dedicated to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll™.

Elvis Presley’s legacy is alive and well at Graceland in Memphis, where every August thousands of fans from around the world come together to celebrate his life, music and movies. The week-long event respectfully pays tribute to all things Elvis in a fun and exciting environment that honors one of the biggest icons in music history.

Fans will have a chance to immerse themselves in all things Elvis with live music performances, panel discussions with those who knew and worked with Elvis, along with an auction with one-of-a kind memorabilia. The center of activity will be the Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex. While not attending one of the events, relax in style when you book a room at the luxurious AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland resort hotel.

One of the most anticipated events held each year is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, where more than 20 of the best tribute artists from around the world compete for the most prestigious title, as one winner is crowned the best of the best. Tickets often sell out to this event, so be sure to plan ahead and get yours in advance.

While panels, live music and a variety of fun events fill up the schedule, the annual candlelight vigil at Graceland is a solemn and special event that takes place every year on the evening of the of August 15th. Fans patiently wait their turn to pass through the famed gates of Graceland and walk up to the Meditation Garden with candle in hand to pay their respects to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This awe-inspiring sea of candles is a must-see for fans and anyone traveling to Memphis for Elvis Week.

Tours of the Graceland Mansion and the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis, showcasing the car museum, special exhibits and airplanes, are always available. Take your camera because photo opportunities and memories will be plenty.

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Things To Do In Memphis: 2nd Annual Chicken and Beer Festival

by Melissa Thompson


Saturday, August 3rd from 6PM-10PM on the field of the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for the 2nd Annual Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival.

General Admission tickets are 40+tax and include admission into the event, a souvenir glass, over 90 different beverage samples, and benefits the Dorothy Day House. VIP tickets are $70+tax and includes everything with General Admission plus a VIP lanyard, access to the VIP lounge located in the newly renovated University of Memphis home team locker rooms, along with heavy appetizers and restrooms.

There will be live entertainment from local musicians such as Kevin&Bethany Paige and The Marcus Malone Band. In addition there will be a variety of different yard games including giant jenga, inflatables, human fooseball, and giant beer pong.

Local restaurants will have food on site available to purchase. Must be 21+ to attend!

Visit for more info: https://www.memphischickenandbeer.com/

335 S Hollywood Memphis, 38104

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Things To Do In Memphis: Food Trucks

by Melissa Thompson


Memphians love some food trucks, and we’ve got plenty of options.

Here’s a list of currently active trucks:

Where to find food trucks congregating:

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Wed Jul 24th - Sun 28th (CDT)

TPC Southwind, 3301 Club at Southwind, Memphis, TN 38125, USA

The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be one of four World Golf Championships events on the 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours.

The World Golf Championships consistently attract the most elite and global fields of the year, with 45-50 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking teeing it up in the series of four annual events. This is the first year Memphis will be hosting a World Golf Championships event and is expected to welcome one of the strongest fields in golf.

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Things To Do In Memphis: Vegan Food and Drink Festival

by Melissa Thompson


​Taste of Memphis Vegan Food and Drink Festival promotes healthy living, eating green and highlights the best vegan eats and drinks in the MidSouth and beyond. This is the perfect event to explore the infinite possibilities.

The amazing vendors from this event specialize in a wide array of culinary genres, soul food, comfort food, African food, Indian food, Asian food, raw foods, super foods, electric foods, herbal teas, juices, smoothies, desserts, ice cream and SO much more!

You don’t want to miss this! Your taste buds are going to jump for joy!

Saturday, July 20th 2019
11AM – 7PM

Cook’s Lane 
4249 N Watkins, Memphis

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Things To Do In Memphis: Independence Day 2019

by Melissa Thompson


Central Gardens 4th of July Parade

1400 block of Carr Ave. between Rozelle and Willett
10 a.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

Join in a 30-plus year tradition of celebrating America in Midtown during the Central Gardens 4th of July parade. To be considered for the costume contest (for kids, pets, or vehicles) gather at the corner of Rozelle and Carr at 9 a.m. There will be hotdogs, popcorn, sno-cones and drinks for all.
 

Southaven July 4th Fireworks Celebration*
Snowden Grove Amphitheater
9 p.m., free

Head just across the state line to Southaven, Mississippi for the annual Independence Day celebration. Guests are welcome to bring picnics and coolers.
 

Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza*
Municipal Park
5 p.m.- 10:30 p.m., free

Head out to Municipal Park for your Germantown Fourth of July experience. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be moon bounces, games, live music and food trucks. Fireworks will begin around 9 p.m.
 

Graceland’s All-American July 4th Getaway
July 4 - 7, Tickets $25 for individual concert to $500 VIP package

Fourth of July fun for all ages, featuring Elvis, rock ‘n’ roll, fireworks, BBQ, movies and NASCAR.
 

20th Annual Celebrate Your Independence Fireworks & Festival*
Olive Branch City Park
6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., free

The annual Olive Branch Independence Day Celebration is a picnic-friendly party with fireworks at 9:15 p.m, plus live music from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., food, vendors, and a Kids Zone. Gates open 4 p.m. Arrive early, as the park has limited capacity.
 

Hernando Independence Day Fireworks*
Hernando Civic Center
6 p.m. – 10 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

Head to Hernando Civic Center ball fields with your blankets and chairs for an evening of live music and fireworks after dark.
 

Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular*
Mud Island River Park
6 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly

Mud Island River Park will host a fireworks spectacular with free kids games and rides, live music, food, drinks and activities. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9.15 p.m.. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics. 

By: memphistravel.com

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Things To Do In Memphis: Memphis Stars and Stripes 5K

by Melissa Thompson


Wed Jul 3rd 7:00pm - 9:30pm 

Memphis Botanic Garden  

THINGS TO EXPECT AT THE 2019 MEMPHIS STARS AND STRIPES 5K
- Awesome Live Music
- Great Summer Time Post Race Food
- Picnic setting for post race entertainment
- Final Race of the 2019 M-Town Series presented by University Clinical Health (Finishers get your Finisher Medals)

THE RACE WILL CELEBRATE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND ITS READY SHELBY PROGRAM AND HONOR OUR LOCAL HEROES INCLUDING MILITARY, FIRE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND FIRST RESPONDERS.

This is the finale race in the M-Town Series presented by University Clinical Health

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