5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/1 – 9/3
Happy 901 Day! If you haven’t read the 60 Reasons To Love Memphis in a while, head over there for some feel-good Memphis facts.
It’s also Labor Day Weekend. Tag your pics #ilovememphis to be featured on the I Love Memphis Photo page.
Here are the 5 things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.
IMPORTANT: Y’all, I’ve been on vacation this week so I can’t keep every post updated with inclement weather changes. If something gets cancelled, I won’t be able to change this post. Please check with the individual sources to make sure things are still happening.
1. Delta Fair, Agricenter International, all weekend and through September 10, $10 adults / $5 kids and seniors
The Delta Fair is a classic week of games, rides, livestock and homemaking competitions, exhibits, and other activities. The fair is open every day until at least 10 p.m. $25 wristbands for unlimited rides.
2. 901 Day! (Exposure), AutoZone Park, Friday, 6-8 p.m., free, all ages
Celebrate your city with 150 awesome Memphis organizations – expect free samples of food and drink (plus more sale), an hilarious celebrity kickball game, Grizz Drumline and Beale Street Flippers and much more. Make sure you stop and take a photo at the I Love Memphis mobile mural! Read more here.
3. MLK Soul Concert Series, National Civil Rights Museum, Fridays in September, 6-8 p.m., Free
In honor of MLK50, the National Civil Rights Museum is hosting a free outdoor concert series for music lovers of all ages. Music will include jazz, soul and oldies, and everyone is invited to boogie on the lawn.This Friday’s show is the first of the month, featuring Memphis Neosoul queen Tonya Dyson.
4. Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, Center for Southern Folklore, Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., free, all ages
The Center for Southern Folklore’s annual Memphis Music and Heritage Festival features two days of southern-fried live music, dancing, cooking, storytelling and vendors over Labor Day weekend. The festival is completely free and family friendly, so don’t hesitate to bring everyone you know.
5. Light It Gold Memphis, Tiger Lane, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., free, all ages
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and you can join The City of Memphis and Chris Hope Foundation to observe this at Tiger Lane on Saturday evening and show solidarity for the 300,000 kids around the world dealing with this disease. Expect entertainment, food trucks, stuff for the kids, and a gold-lit Liberty Bowl.
Plus a few more ideas…
Friday, September 1
– First Friday: Rest in Peace at Woodruff Fontaine House
– Broad Avenue Sidewalk Sale in Broad Ave Arts District
– Exposure on 901 Day at AutoZone Park
– 901 Day Party w/ Choose 901 at Railgarten
– Pure Memphis Party at Old Dominick Distillery
– Ryan Peel at Lafayette’s
– Tori Tollison at Hard Rock Cafe
– US Men’s Soccer Watch Party + Houston Hurricane Relief Fundraiser at Brass Door
– MLK50 Soul Concert at National Civil Rights Museum
– 901 Day Bingo w/ Cerrito at Memphis Made Brewing
Saturday, September 2
– Dance Open House at Ballet on Wheels
– Fall Into Fashion at Dillard’s Oak Court
– Small Shop Saturday at Ghost River
– Rusty Pieces at MMH Fest + The View Rooftop Bar
– Me & Leah at Ghost River Taproom
– Hops & Hammers Habitat for Humanity fundraiser at Memphis Made taproom
– Faith Evans Ruch “I’m Yours'” Single Release Show at The Cove
– The Band Perry at Horseshoe Casino
– Vinnie Hines at HRC
Sunday, September 3
– Brunch at the Brewery and Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River
– The Rusty Pieces at Belle Tavern
– Live Music at Huey’s
– Memphis Adult Prom at VIP Ballroom
– The Skitch at HRC
– Oyster Roast at The Front Porch at Beale Street Landing