5 Things To Do In Memphis: 5/11 – 5/13

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 11th 2018 968 0

Happy Friday, Memphis, it’s time for a warm, sunny weekend in the Bluff City! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss.

1. 60th Annual Memphis Greek Festival, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., $3, 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. Take a trip to the “little Greek island on Highland” for dancing (don’t worry, there are lessons), a marketplace, tours of the church sanctuary, live music and yes, tons of food. If you can’t stay for dinner, you can always get food in the drive-thru.

2. Bluff City Nationals, Memphis International Raceway, Friday – Saturday,$20-$25, all ages/kid-friendly
Head to Memphis International Raceway for this weekend’s show of super crazy vehicles pulling other vehicles. Like a tractor pull on steroids, and totally family-friendly, this event features – and I quote “four-engine, 5000+ horsepower tractors, to flame throwing jet turbine powered semi-trucks”. Sign me up for the flame throwing! The event is on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. both nights. 

3. Pink Wig Music Festival, The Edge District, Saturday, noon – 6 p.m., $5 – $15, all ages/kid-friendly
Take mom to The Edge District on Saturday to enjoy local music from the likes of Lucky 7 Brass Band, Marcella & Her Lovers, Cassette Set and Island 45, plus food and High Cotton beer for sale. Ticket proceeds benefit the Pink Wig Project, which provides pink wigs to cancer patients and their supporters and raises awareness.

4. Celebrate Memphis In May’s International Week: A Salute To the Czech Republic through the consumption of beer at these two events:

Brake Czech Release Party, Crosstown Beer, Saturday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., free to attend, 21 to drink
Try the official MIM International Week beer, “Brake Czech” on Saturday afternoon, plus live music.

Pilsner Fest, Wiseacre Brewing, Saturday, 1 p.m., $30, 21+
Wiseacre teams up with Bounty on Broad to pair their award-winning Tiny Bomb with appetizers and a dessert. You’ll get a tour and inside info on the making of Tiny Bomb, plus the pairings.

5. Redbirds Games, AutoZone Park, Saturday and Sunday, prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly 
The Memphis Redbirds play at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, it’s Grizzlies night, and there will be fireworks afterwards. They also play on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. and have special brunch tickets for Mother’s Day (also, dogs are allowed on this day!)

For many more ideas, check out the blog’s calendar here, and the Mother’s Day guide here.


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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