5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/6 – 10/8

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 6th 2017 1111 0

Happy Friday Memphis, here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend. (The photo is from Best Memphis Burger Fest, which is Saturday! Go to burger fest for some samples and fun before you hit up MEMPHO!)

BUT FIRST: There are some traffic delays this weekend because of a big fest at Shelby Farms + a parade in Midtown. I have maps at the bottom of this post.

Farm Road will be closed to through traffic between Walnut Grove and Mullins Station:
 * from 6 p.m. Friday, October 6 to 2 a.m. Saturday, October 7
*  from 9 a.m. Saturday, October 7 to 2 a.m. Sunday, October 8
You can imagine that Walnut Grove/areas surrounding park will experience some extra traffic, too.

1. MEMPHO, Shelby Farms Park, Friday – Saturday, $50 Friday/$60 Saturday/$99 two-day pass + fees
Music, food and nature, with a lineup that includes The Cold War Kids, Jason Isbell, Southern Avenue, and Steve Cropper & Friends. This is a brand-new event this year and it sounds like it’s going to be awesome. Read more here.

2. Maintaining Place | Making Space Opening, Orange Mound Gallery, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages
Arts Memphis and local arts advocacy group The Collective present the opening reception for “Maintaing Place | Making Space” art exhibit featuring work from Lawrence Matthews III, Matthew Thomas and Felicia Wheeler. This is part of the Community Supported Art program; read more here. More on this awesome org on the blog next week!

3. Best Memphis Burger Fest, Tiger Lane, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., $10, all ages
Best Memphis Burger Fest, now in its sixth year, is a day-long, family-friendly event featuring competitions, live music by Star & Micey, an inaugural bobbing-for-burger competition, and more. Teams cook throughout the day for the highest score in each category and the ultimate title of Grand Champion of Best Memphis Burger Fest, they’re encouraged to offer samples to festival attendees in exchange for a $1 donation. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Memphis Paws, Inc.

4.  Dia De Los Muertos Parade & Festival, Overton Square/Overton Park, Saturday, 10:30 a.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The Brooks Museum, Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group, and Danza Azteca Queztalcoatl will host a parade and fest in midtown this year to mark Dia De Los Muertos. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Tower Courtyard and makes its way to the Brooks Museum for a fest with face painting, art-making, music, dance, theatre, and more. It’s free. Click here for details + parade route.

5. High Cotton Oktoberfest, October 8, noon – 5 p.m., no cover, all ages/kid-friendly
High Cotton celebrates Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon with limited release beers, Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen, & German Light Lager, plus all your regular faves. Music from Zigadoo Moneyclips and Casette Set, and food from Edge Alley. They’ll have package/wristband options and the whole shebang is kid and dog friendly.


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. Donnie Linville says:

    I am Uber driver and I always point 2 ur blog for their visit & future visits.

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