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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  

- 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)


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

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Mother’s Day in Memphis

by Melissa Thompson

Mother’s Day is May 12, which mean you still have time to plan a special way to celebrate Mom!  Here are some special events taking place in Memphis for Mother’s Day 2019:

  • Queen of My Heart Mother’s Day Brunch

What better way to celebrate Mom than to shower her with a delicious brunch prepared by Memphis’ own Chef Nea! Enjoy brunch southern style with unlimited mimosas and bellinis! There will be a live jazz band, open bar, and giveaways!Each attendee will receive a gift bag and entries into giveaways throughout the day.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Purchase tickets HERE.

The Jack Robinson Gallery
44 Hulling Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103

  • Mother’s Day Paddle on the Wolf

Bring Mom out for a Mother’s Day paddle on the Wolf River. River Guides will accompany you on a paddle of one of the most interesting sections of the suburban Wolf River. Have an adventure in the river that you likely pass over every day!

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.Space is limited, so please register early!Must be registered by May 9. Register Here

Mother's Day Paddle on the Wolf

  • Mother’s Day Picnic at Memphis Botanical Garden

Start a new tradition with Mom this year and celebrate her with a relaxing day at the Garden. Enjoy a picnic in the most beautiful setting in Memphis!You can pre-order a picnic from Fratelli’s or pack your own to bring with you.There will be a cash bar available for mimosas and other adult beverages.Plant a special flower as a memento of the day. There will be a photographer on site to capture the day (additional fees apply).Free admission for Moms!

Click HERE for more information and for Fratelli’s Mother’s Day pre-order menu.

Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Rd.
Memphis, TN

  • My Mother Once Said…Tea Luncheon

Come together with other Moms for tea, catered lunch, cocktails, and conversation on Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Talk about all the things your mother/guardian taught you about faith, love, and self-love.Purchase tickets HERE.

Happy Mother’s Day from the Melissa Thompson Team!

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in the Memphis area, contact professional Realtor, Melissa Thompson, and let her help you with all your real estate needs! Give her a call at 901-729-9526 today!

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11/23 through 12/31

  • Holiday Wonders at the Garden runs on select nights through December 31st featuring three distinct areas, each with a different theme but all catering to families, couples and groups.
    • Snowy Nights: Snowy Nights is the outdoor, interactive, family oriented venue. It is a continuation of the popular Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard.
    • Trees Alight: Trees Alight is sure to become a community favorite and features the City of Memphis Christmas Tree as well as a spectacular nightly LED light show. It will be located in the Conifer Garden.
    • Under the Stars Outdoor Lounge: This is a cozy location filled with welcoming couches, fire tables and holiday spirits. The lounge will be located in the heart of Holiday Wonders at the Garden and will have easy access to Trees Alight and Snowy Nights. Concessions and adult beverages will be a step away.
    • Tickets go on sale 11/12.

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Visit Memphis’ newest Holiday attraction! With multiple magical venues – all in the fresh air and outdoors…. featuring interactive activities, interesting lighting, music, food, drinks, families and friends….this is what the Holidays are meant to be.  

Staged in the northwest corner of the beautiful, centrally-located Memphis Botanic Garden in East Memphis, Holiday Wonders at the Garden has something for all ages.  We offer:

  • Ample, free parking
  • Easy access and egress
  • No waiting with reserved / timed entry tickets (advance purchase through Ticketmaster strongly recommended!)
  • Economical, family-friendly ticket pricing

Click here for tickets.

Runs select evenings November 24th thru December 30th!
5:30 – 8:30 pm

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #86: Memphis Food and Wine Festival

by Melissa Thompson

Memphis is celebrating its culinary excellence by showcasing our exceptional local
chef talent along with acclaimed regional and national chefs. Enhancing this lineup will be vintners, certified sommeliers and enlightening wine enthusiasts.

OCTOBER 14, 2017 – 6pm-10pm
​THE LIVE GARDEN at Memphis Botanic Garden

Buy your tickets here!
All ticket options will have access to the entire festival.
Individual tickets:  $200
Reserved Table: includes 8 tickets - $2,000
Reserved Table Seats:  $250 per ticket (sold in pairs only — 2, 4 or 6 tickets)

Standard ticket price is $200. Reserved table seating includes 8 table seats for $2000 ($250/ticket). A limited number of reserved table seats will be sold in blocks of 2, 4, or 6 seats at the reserved seat price of $250 per ticket.
Smaller high-top tables will be available throughout the venue for the convenience of holders of all ticket classes.

Presented by FedEx – Benefiting FedExFamilyHouse
FedExFamilyHouse offers housing for out-of-town families with sick children at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. The dedicated efforts and generosity of many made it possible for the inaugural Memphis Food & Wine Festival to present FedExFamilyHouse with a $100,000.00 donation.  

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Easter Activities in Memphis TN!

by Your Key to Memphis Team

Easter is coming! Here's a list of Easter-related activities in the area.

Saturday, March 31st

Easter Eggstravaganza

Cameron Brown Park (Germantown). Beginning at 10 am, the annual Easter Eggstravaganza features a free petting zoo, moon bounces and age divided egg hunts. Meet the Easter Bunny, find candy filled eggs and have an eggstravagant time. Don’t forget a basket and camera. Rain date is Tuesday, April 3rd.

Bunny Breakfast

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Germantown), 9-11am. Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny, pictures, egg hunts, games and more. Bring money for some great raffle items and a silent auction (Interim, Orchestra, spas, Little Gym, etc.). $6/ticket (ages 1 and up), 901-485-0474

Easter Egg Hunt & Basket Contest

9:30am, W.J. Freeman Park (Bartlett), egg hunt for ages 10 and under. Moonwalk, face painting, and crafts.

Dixon Easter Egg Hunt

10:30am - noon
Hunting begins promptly at 10:45am. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the back porch and South Lawn. Hunt will be moved to auditorium in case of rain. Members: $8; Non-Members: $10. Reservations required. Please call 761-5250. Limited Availability (100 kids)

Sunday April 1st - Palm Sunday


Friday, April 6th - Good Friday

Easter Extravaganza on the Town Square

Collierville Town Square, 10am-noon. Music, face painting, bounce house, egg hunt.

Advent Presbyterian

1879 N. Germantown Road Cordova
10am-noon, 10,000 eggs (hunt for babies-2nd graders) live "Bunny Band" music and sing along, moon bounces, magic slides, Easter Bunny.

Saturday, April 7th

Kids Club Egg Hunt
Shelby Farms, for Kids Club members only ($10/child membership, info here
) egg hunting, face painting, activities, and more.

Memphis Farmers Market - Opening Day

7am-1pm, Central Station pavilion. 10am Easter egg hunt

Mullins United Methodist Egg Hunt

4 North Mendenhall Road, 10am

Woodland Presbyterian Egg Hunt


Germantown United Methodist Egg Hunt

McVay Gardens (Germantown), 9:30-11:30am

Second Presbyterian Egg Hunt


Second Baptist Egg Hunt

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Christ Methodist Community Egg Hunt

10am-noon at East High School. Free food, games and fun.

Bellevue Baptist Egg Hunt

10:30 am at the Joy Fields at the Appling Road Campus. Families with children ages 2 years-5th grade will enjoy a morning of family fun at our annual Eggstravaganza (Family Egg Hunt).

Memphis Botanic Garden Family Egg Hunt

1-4 pm, members $6/non-members $8 ($10 at the gate), under 2 free (Special event admission does not include My Big Backyard). Age-specific hunts, eco-friendly crafts & activities, food, live music, and prizes for all ages. Find one of the special "Green Eggs" and take home a special environmental prize! Call 636-4100.

Easter Extravaganza

YMCA Schilling Farms (Collierville). Collect floating plastic eggs in the indoor pool. Times vary; 1:30pm for ages 3-5 (parent/guardian must accompany child in the water); 1:45pm for ages 6-9; 2pm for ages 10 and up. Don’t forget your basket. Free and open to the community.

Bunny Run 5K

9am, 5-kilometer run/walk around Audubon Park. Runners begin at 9am, walkers start immediately afterward. 1 mile Family Fun Run after race starts. Register online. Benefiting Special Kids & Families

Easter Eve Concert
Levitt Shell, 6pm, free. Drew & Ellie Holcomb acoustic performance sponsored by Independent Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, April 8th - Easter Sunday

Advent Presbyterian
Arlington. 10 am (between worship services) we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages in lieu of Sunday School.

Community Easter Sunrise Service

Levitt Shell, 6:30am. Midtown churches join together at the Levitt Shell at 6:30 a.m. for a community Easter service. Rev. Ron Buck from Lindenwood will give a brief Easter message and special music will be provided by Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist Church choir and First Baptist Church's 

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