5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/11 – 10/13

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 11th 2013 90 32

Horray for Friday! We've got a gorgeous weekend ahead of us. Here are five events you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

1. Pink Palace Crafts Fair, Aududon Park, Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closes 5 p.m. on Sunday), $7 adults / $5 seniors / $3 children (under 12) / $12 two-day pass

The annual Pink Palace Crafts fair is three days of outdoor artisan demonstrations (in everything from candle making to metalsmithing), kids' activities, eating and shopping at booths run by artists and craftspeople from around the country. Proceeds benefit the Pink Palace Museum.

2. Spooky Nights, Shelby Farms Park, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. $5 – $10 per activity, kid-friendly

Every Friday and Saturday night in October, Shelby Farms Park celebrates Halloween with a Haunted Nature Trail, Zombie Laser Tag, and a Headless Horseman Hayride, as well as a Nocturnal Nature Hike.

3. MidSouth Pride, Robert Church Park at 4th and Beale, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., all ages, free

The annual Mid-South Pride Parade and Festival is the largest annual LGBT event in the Mid-South, and it's a fun one. Expect vendors, live music, drag queens (and kings), floats, beads, and more than 40 participating community organizations. The parade starts at 1 p.m.

4. SOUTHMEMFix, Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Street, Saturday,12 p.m. – 6 p.m. all ages, free

This intersection in the heart of Soulsville will receive a temporary facelift on Saturday in the form of fresh paint, pop-up shops, a food court and live music, all to give a vision of what could happen if more businesses returned to the area. Four Way restaurant will be serving up soul food and half price Stax museum ticket vouchers will be available.

5. Oktoberfest, Broad Avenue between Hollywood and L&N Railroad Track, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Broad Avenue is celebrating Oktoberfest with German malt beer from Wiseacre Brewing, polka music by the Mighty Souls Brass Band, several one-day-only art exhibits and more. Businesses will be open until 5 p.m. The Wiseacre Taproom and the Cove are ages 21 and up. 

If none of these float your boat, there are a ton more on the blog's calendar.

As you're out and about this weekend, tag your Instagram photos and Tweets #ilovememphis.  Your photos might show up here in the future. Have fun! 

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Hodi says:

    I love your blog!! And FB.. But I cannot believe you intentially forgot the gay pride weekend…. Or the kickoff at the new crosstown district!  Body painting, local les-gay bands!…. You know they make HER dance…  

  2. Holly Whitfield says:

    MidSouth Pride is number 3 on the list. Not forgotten!

  3. Desiree says:

    Just wanted to say great job! 

  4. It's shaping up to be a great weekend!  Thanks for the list!

  5. Desiree says:

    There is a Latin Festival tomorrow! Just saw the sign when I left the Kroc Center.

  6. Claire R says:

    So much to do in our beloved city!


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