5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/18 – 4/20

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 18th 2014 1123 0

Happy Friday and happy Easter weekend! Here are the 5 things you won't want to miss in Memphis.

1. Africa in April, Robert Church Park, all weekend, free, all ages

Celebrate the Republic of Burkina Faso with four days of fun in Robert Church Park during Africa in April. During the festival, the park will be packed with vendors, food, cultural activities, a parade, live music, and workshops on diversity, entrepreneurship, and health and wellness.

2. Record Store Day, Cafe Keough/Goner Records/Shangri-La Records, Friday – Saturday, free but donations encouraged, all ages

Celebrate Record Store Day all weekend, starting tonight at Cafe Keough at 5:30 p.m., when the Memphis Music Foundation will host a Memphis-music themed DJ night and Record Store Day Pre-Party until midnight. On Saturday, support your local record stores by stopping by Shangri-La Records or Goner Records (the latter is hosting A Record Store Day Celebration, with store specials, beer, and live music at the Cooper Young Gazebo starting at 2 p.m.)

3. Down to Earth Festival, Shelby Farms Park, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., free, all ages

Shelby Farms' annual Earth Day Celebration is a family friendly day of outdoor activities. Go plant seeds, check out the park and listen to live music. This year Shelby Farms is starting a Children's Fishing Rodeo ($8 for kids 4 – 14). Admission is free, but parking is $5 (which benefits Shelby Farms).

4. Family Egg Hunt, Memphis Botanic Garden, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., $10 admission at the door while supplies last, all ages

Explore 96 acres worth of garden while hunting for hidden eggs on Saturday afternoon. After they've filled their baskets, kids will enjoy music, a magic show, and crafts. If you buy tickets today, they're $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers; otherwise, you can buy tickets for $10 at the gate as long as space is available. The Easter bunny will be there for photos (for an additional fee). 

5. Harbor Town Crawfish Festival, Harbor Town, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., $5 or two canned food items donation, all ages

Stuff your face with crawfish during the annual Harbor Town Crawfish Festival. Enjoy food and drink specials and live music from Charvey McLemore. A $5 or  two canned food items are the options for price of admission, and it all benefits the Mid-South Food Bank. Last year's fest generated more than 21,000 (yes, thousand) meals for hungry Mid-Southerners. 


Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Tag your pics #ilovememphis and they might show up on the blog. Don't forget to follow I Love Memphis on TwitterFacebookInstagram, or Pinterest or listen to the  April I Love Memphis Podcast if you're into that sort of thing. 

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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