5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 4/17 – 4/19

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 17th 2015 1107 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend (a couple of them are two-fors!)

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1. Brewery Revival, Tennessee Brewery (495 Tennessee St.), Thursday – Sunday, all ages/kid-friendly
This weekend at Brewery Revival is and extra special one because the beer that started it all is back, and you can drink it! Goldcrest 51 was tapped yesterday morning and will be available while supplies last at the Brewery all weekend. Goldcrest 51 rep Kenn Flemmons will give history talks on the brew at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, and a screening of Brian Manis’ “Brew House: The Tennessee Brewery Story” documentary will play at 8 p.m. on Saturday. You can watch the Grizz playoff game on Sunday night, too. For all the Grizz playoff info, go here. For more about the TN Brewery Revival, go here.

2.  Africa in April, Robert Church Park, all weekend, free, all ages
Celebrate the Republic of Gabon with five 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. Read more here.

3. Downtown Crawfish Festivals, Saturday and Sunday, $0-$5 to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
We have two crawfish festivals going on this weekend in downtown Memphis. First up is the Harbor Town Crawfish Festival on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. It’s $5 or two canned goods to enter. Sunday is the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and general admission is free. For more info on prices for crawfish, exact locations, and the local nonprofits that benefits from all this mudbug madness, go here.

4. East Buntyn Art Walk, Midland Avenue, Saturday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages
Head to Midland Ave between Prescott Street and Reese Street for the sixth annual East Buntyn Art Walk , where residents will turn their front yards into galleries for local and regional artists. There’s also a silent auction, food trucks, live entertainment, and directions. Go mingle with the neighbors at this kid, people, and pet-friendly event.  Read more here.

5. Memphis Beer Week Events, Auto Zone Park and Wiseacre Brewing, Saturday and Sunday, various prices, 21+
The week’s first event is Memphis Brewfest at AutoZone Park on April 18th from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Barrel-Aged Ball at Wiseacre is on Sunday April 19th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features hard-to-find aged beers, a dodgeball tourney, and live music. If you want to see the full schedule for Beer Week events, go here.

One more thing: If you’re a fan of Rick Trotter,  you’re going to love this weekend’s Cerrito Live radio show on Sports 56.  You can call in and starting at noon at have Rick Trotter say whatever you like! For more info, go here.

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Have a great weekend!


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. […] 2. Africa in April, Robert Church Park, all weekend, free, all ages Celebrate the Republic of Gabon with five 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 …read more […]

  2. Pamela Hauber says:

    Great happens on Brookhaven Circle Sunday!

  3. Ned says:

    Memphis!  Why for you have so much going on!  Too…many…options.  Must…choose…

    Okay, well I choose Midtown Opera Fest, but boy do I regret giving up my cloning experiments on a weekend like this one.  Have fun, wherever you go!

  4. Chris Carson says:

    How could you forget the Food Truck rally (28 total food trucks from Memphis, Missouri, and Nashville)on Tiger Lane, Saturday. Immediately after is the Memphis Roller Derby…at the same place.

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Chris: I definitley didn’t forget about it! I wrote about the Food Truck Fest and derby games several weeks ago, have been promoting very heavily on social media, and even helped find judges for the food competition. Isn’t it awesome that we have about 70 events to choose from in Memphis this weeekend? The only downside is that they all can’t fit on this post!

  5. And Wedding Dress Ball, too! Got my dress all cleaned and pressed, some new shiny shoes, and a boutonnière on order for my handsome date! Sounds like it'll be a great weekend all around, Memphis!!

  6. Amy Lenkszus says:

    Sumits Yoga Memphis is kicking off our Community Classes on Earth Day!  Join us on Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30pm for Sumits Yoga.  $7 cash only please.

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