5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 4/19 – 4/21
Happy Friday, y'all! Here are five events you won't want to miss on this, one of the busiest weekends of the spring.
Celebrate the Republic of Senegal with four days of fun in Robert Church Park during Africa in April. During the festival, the park will be packed with vendors, food, cultural activities, a parade, live music and plenty of opportunities to learn about the history, culture and people of Senegal.
Take a walk down Broad Ave. during the annual spring Arts Walk on April 19th. All of the galleries, shops and restaurants will be open late, and more than 40 local artists will have their work on display. Be sure to check out the three new MemShops (small businesses that bring retail to empty storefronts through an assisted six month lease) opening on Broad tonight: Vini Social Club, NJ Gallery and My Heavenly Creations.
Shelby Farms' annual Earth Day Celebration is a family friendly day of outdoor activities. Come fly kites, plant seeds, check out the park and listen to live music (schedule coming soon). Admission is free, but parking is $5 (which benefits Shelby Farms).
Local artists and vendors will line the V&E Greenline in Midtown on April 20th for the second annual V&E Art Walk. In addition to affordable art, 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. The rain date is Sunday, April 21.
The annual Rajun Cajun Crawfisg Festival is the city's largest, at least by amount of crawfish: during the single day festival, they'll serve 15,000 pounds. There will also be live music, a gumbo cooking contest, and all manner of crawfish-related activities. Bring a lawn chair and set up camp along the trolley tracks while you eat. Proceeds from the festival benefit Porter-Leath.
If none of these events are your thing, there are dozens more things to do this weekend on the blog's calendar. Have a great weekend, and come back and tell me about it on Monday.