Memphis Thanksgiving Survival Guide
Greetings on this frosty Thanksgiving day! Before I get to the Memphis Thanksgiving Survival Guide, here’s what I’m thankful for:
I’m thankful for you.
I’m thankful that you read this blog, that you follow me online share an article, or even if you just check every Friday for the weekend guide. You’re helping us spread Memphis love, and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, truly.
And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
Need something to occupy the family on during Thanksgiving time? Need to escape the family? Need something to do with the family. This post is just for you.
If you’re looking for bars open on Thanksgiving night, click here.
1. Things To Do
– Click here for a list of places the are open on Thanksgiving Day (in case you don’t want to cook) and in the evening.
– A couple of bars are doing something extra on Thursday night:
– DJ Frogg at Celtic Crossing
– Sheiksgiving at Bar DKDC
– The Hi-Tone will have a Super T Thanksgiving show.
– Ashton Riker and Ghost Town Blues Band at Lafayette’s
– DJ at Railgarten
– Turkey Twerk at The Tin Roof
– Jackie Flora Band at Neil’s Music Room
– Zoo Lights is open on Thanksgiving night from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It’s $9 for non-members, plus extra for ice skating, the Ferris Wheel etc. The Zoo is closed during the day on the 23rd, but both the Zoo and Zoo Lights are open the rest of the weekend.
– Starry Nights at Shelby Farms opens on Friday, November 24 and is open nightly thereafter from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (on weekends until 10 p.m.) It’s $20 per car (more for vans and buses) and $3-$5 for other activities like the petting zoo, camel rides, s’more roasting, all ages/kid-friendly
– The Peabody Christmas Tree Lighting is an all-day affair on Friday starting at 11 a.m. They’ll turn on the tree after the 5 p.m. Duck March.
– Holiday Wonders at the Memphis Botanic Garden kicks off on Friday at 5:30 p.m. (tree lighting at 6:15 p.m.) and is open on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., too.
– Wiseacre Taproom will be open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
– Memphis Made Brewing is open regular hours this weekend (Fri 4-10, Sat 1-10, Sun 1-7). Friday night they’ll have Cerrito Bingo at 8 p.m. and Arepa 901 food truck will be on site. Saturday, they’re giving a free tour at 4 p.m. and Yippie Trippie & The Porkstars food truck will be on sit.e
– High Cotton Taproom is open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, with Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and free trivia at 7 p.m. On Saturday, they’re open 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a Brewery Tour at 3 p.m. Regular hours Sunday.
– North Mississippi Allstars along with Al Kapone and Frayser Boy have a show at Minglewood Hall, Friday on Friday. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.. It’s $20 adv./$22 day of show, all ages.
– Junie B. Jones The Musical opens at Circuit Playhouse on Friday.
– Take the Soul Train to Christmas holiday musical is at Hattiloo Theatre with a few tickets available for this weekend.
– Peter Pan is at Playhouse on the Square through Dec. 31.
If you want to do some shopping this weekend (Small Business Saturday is happening!) here are some ideas:
– Memphis Arts Collective Market at 1501 Union Avenue opens Friday Nov. 24 through Dec. 24
– Gift: A Christmas Holiday Market at Saddle Creek opens Saturday Nov. 25 through Christmas Eve
– Holiday Makers Market is at 7743 Church Street in Millington on Saturday November 25