5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/27 – 4/29

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 27th 2018 1999 0

Looks like it’s going to be a sunny, gorgeous weekend in the Bluff City. Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend! Check the calendar for more.

1. Shelby Farms Earth Day Celebrations, Shelby Farms Park, Saturday, prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate Earth Day in the month of April at Shelby Farms with four events. The Down To Earth Festival is the big one, on April 28 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with activities, food, and music (free admission; $5 parking).

2. Mid-South Food Truck Festival, Liberty Bowl Stadium, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., adults $8, kids $3
The Food Truck Festival at Tiger Lane features 49 regional trucks and DeAngelo Williams Foundation’s ‘Throw-in for a Cure’ Cornhole Tournament. Food trucks will offer $5 items on a sample menu as well as their full menus.

3. V&E Greenline Art Walk, V&E Greenline, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, all ages
Local artists and vendors will line the V&E Greenline in Midtown for the 7th annual V&E Art Walk. In addition to dozens of local artist booths, the festival will have food vendors, kids’ activities, live music and a silent auction. If you’ve never been there, the V&E Greenline is an unpaved trail that starts at Cleveland and North Parkway and runs to Rhodes College.

4. Beale Street Wine Race, Beale Street, Sunday, 1 p.m., free, 21+
Cheer on your favorite Memphis restaurant workers as they compete in an adult version of elementary school field day, complete with relay races (involving carrying wine over hurdles), a beauty pageant / dance off, and grape-stomping competition. It’s weird and wonderful. Leave the kids at home for this one.

5. River Series with Los Cantadores and Mark Edgar Stuart, Harbor Town Amphitheater, Sunday, 3 p.m., $5 donation, all ages/kid-friendly
The beloved concert series on the banks of the Wolf River returns for another year with a confirmed lineup that is sure to delight. The final installment in the three-part series, DJ Hot Tub Eric spins records at 3 p.m., Mark Edgar Stuart goes on at 4 p.m., and Los Cantadores take the stage at 5 p.m. There will be beer and food available.


Plus a few more…

South Main Trolley Night, South Main, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages
Get downtown to enjoy the monthly open houses, giveaways, free drinks and snacks, and live music.

Arlington In April, Depot Square in Arlington, April 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Vendors from around the Mid-South will display and sell handmade crafts and boutique items. They’ll have lots of activities, great music and entertainment.

SISTER HAZEL TO HEADLINE THE BLUFF

South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #85

Trap. Drank. Paint. 901! Part II

“A Serving for Tennis”

Irish Cap Giveaway on Silky O’Sullivan’s Irish Heritage Night and Free Stuff Friday featuring $100,000 Dice Roll

Tennessee Ballet Theater’s ‘These Walls: Tales from Annesdale’

Memphis Mineral, Fossil Jewelry Show

Independent Bookstore Day

Wolf River Conservancy’s Spring Birding Paddle on the Wolf River

Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit

The Great Inflatable Race

Sea Isle Park 5K

Make Your Own: Rivet Pendant

V&E Artwalk

CommUnity at Snowden Festival

BrewRuck901: Hike With A Pack, Drink, Give Back To The Mid-South Food Bank

Jubilee’s Mardi Gras in Memphis – Crawfish Boil, Gumbo Cook-Off & 5K

Postgame Fireworks and Patrick Wisdom Statue Giveaway

TheatreStage – First Baptist of Ivy Gap

The Ballout Tour

Obscura: Smoke & Mirrors

A School Daze Brunch

Human Flow Screening and Livestream Q&A with Ai Weiwei

People’s Custom Rx Bark in the Park

Opera Omakase: Looking Forward / Looking Back

River Series featuring Los Cantadores with Mark Edgar Stuart

Ragtime Tea Party with DJ Mark Richens

BOOKSTOCK 2018 featuring Renowned Radio Personality Michael Baisden!


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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