Happy Friday! Here are the five events you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend:
If you've got something metal that needs a little love, bring it to the National Ornamental Metal Museum's annual fix-it festival. During Repair Days, the museum's blacksmiths will work on whatever you've got. While you’re there, check out the hands-on activities, blacksmithing demos, museum exhibits and auction. It’s free to get into the festival, but any work will be at a fee.
I understand that it's kind of wrong to start thinking about the holidays before Halloween, but make an exception for Mistletoe Merchants this weekend. The giant, three-day expo at the Agricenter has vendors selling everything from toys and books to jewelry, clothing and other gifts, so you can get all of your holiday shopping done in one go.
On Saturday, more than 40 local authors will showcase their books at the main library's Bookstock. In addition to readings, there will be a sushi making demonstration, makeovers, face painting, food trucks, zine making and more activities for all ages.
The Children's Museum is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday with an afternoon of family activities centered around Hispanic culture. The celebration will feature Latin music and dancers, crafts, storytelling, and mosaic making.
The annual Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade is the biggest LGBT pride event in Tennessee with tons of vendors, bands, speakers, food and a parade through downtown Memphis. The festival starts at 10 a.m. in Robert Church Park and the parade steps off from Fourth and Beale St. at 2 p.m.
If none of these events keep your skillet good and greasy, check the calendar for a ton more. Whatever you're doing this weekend, I hope you have an amazing time.