5 Things to Do In Memphis This Weekend: 10/16 -10/18

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 16th 2015 1387 1

Happy Friday, Memphis! It’s another one of those Biggest Weekends Ever, and here are the five things you won’t want to miss.

Ed. Note: Wondering why the Cooper Young Beer Fest and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction aren’t on here? It’s because they’re sold out. You can read more about those events here and here, respectively.

Memphis Outdoor Festival Dock Dogs

1. Pinch Literary Journal Release Party, Storybooth, Friday, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., free, all ages (21 to drink)
Celebrate the release of the latest edition of The Pinch (the U of M’s awesome literary journal) with a party at Storybooth. Chow down on Hot Mess Burritos, sip a Wiseacre brew or some Pinch punch, meet some authors, and boogey down to some Prince. Plus, bid in a silent auction with some seriously awesome items (including David Sedaris tickets). All proceeds help keep the Pinch in print.

2. Memphis Outdoor Festival, Shelby Farms Park, Saturday – Sunday, , $5 and up, all ages
If you love trail running and biking, rejoice! The second annual Memphis Outdoor Festival is back this year. There are mountain bike races, trail running races, a beer garden, yoga, dock dogs competition, and a ton more things to do and see. Click here to read more.

3. Soulsville USA Festival, Corner of College and McLemore, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, all ages
At this totally free festival you can enjoy food trucks, kids actives and arts and crafts, but the focus is on the music. There will be three different stages and lineups jam-packed with local artists bringing everything from soul to gospel to hip hop and back.

4. Memphis v. Ole Miss Football Game, Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 11 a.m., $50+, all ages
The undefeated University of Memphis Tigers play Ole Miss this Saturday morning. It’s an early kickoff – 11 a.m. – but excitement for a Memphis football game is at an all-time high and crowds and traffic are expected to break records. If you’re heading to the Liberty Bowl, please please arrive early (parking lots open at 5 a.m.). If you can’t make it to the game, click here for a list of local places showing it on TV.

5. A Magical Night in Overton Park, Overton Park, Saturday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., $100 per person, 21 and up
Support the Overton Park Conservancy with music, drinks, and special treats in a dramatic atmosphere – the Park’s formal gardens will be transformed into a stunningly lit forest wonderland.

Of course, this is only a fraction of what’s going on in Memphis this weekend. Zoo Boohas its first weekend at the Memphis Zoo. The MJCC hosts a Literary and Cultural Arts Festival full of author signings and film screenings. Most of the haunted houses have their opening weekends. The Fast and the Furriest 5K is Saturday. Overton Park hosts its annual “A Magical Night” party fundraiser. You Look Like A Comedy Show is Saturday night at P&H Cafe. And that’s not even all. Know of more? Add ’em in the comments.

Have a great weekend and come back here and tell me all about it! Don’t forget to tag your photos #ILoveMemphis


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. Memphis Outdoor Festival, Shelby Farms Park, Saturday – Sunday, , $5 and up, all agesIf you love trail running and biking, rejoice! The second annual Memphis Outdoor Festival is back this year. There are mountain bike races, trail running races, a beer garden, yoga, dock dogs competition, and a ton more …read more […]

  2. Valo says:

    I am really would like to go .

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