5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 8/23 – 8/25
Happy Friday! Here are the five events you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend:
The fourth annual Forrest Spence 5K is happening at Overton Park on Saturday morning. It’s more than a 5k though – there’s also a one mile fun run, a 100 yard dash for kids, music, food and activities (like slides, games and bounce castles) for the whole family. The money raised at the event benefits the Forrest Spence Fund, which assists to the families of LeBonheur patients with their non-medical needs.
This weekend, take a little vacation around the world without ever leaving Shelby County. The Germantown International Festival is celebrating the music, food and cultures and dances of countries from Ethiopia to the Phillipines.
If you missed the last acual Big Star concert at Levitt Shell a few years ago, you've got a second chance. Indie Memphis is showing Big Star: Live in Memphis as part of their free concert film series. Bring a blanket, a picnic and the family and enjoy some great music (and the super nice weather).
Forget the bike lanes: Midtown's streets become super accessible to cyclists during the Midnight Classic Bike Tour on August 25th. The leisurely 17-mile escorted ride starts and ends at Tiger Lane (by the Liberty Bowl). Before and after the ride, there will be live music, food trucks, bike vendors and more. Don't forget your helmet or your bike light.
Finish the weekend strong with the Dead Soliders monthly Sunday show at the Cove. The format is a little more casual than the hardcore country band's usual stage shows, but special guests, cover songs and other shenanigans make it just as much fun.
If none of these events butter your biscuit, check the calendar for more. No matter what you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Come back and tell me about it on Monday.