5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/25 – 10/27

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 25th 2013 2235 0

Happy Friday, everybody. Here are five events you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

1. RiverArts Festival, South Main Historic Arts District, Friday through Sunday, $5 (free on Friday), all ages

This three-day Arts Festival begins on Friday, October 25 at 6 p.m. On Saturday the Festival will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday it’s open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids under ten get in for free, it’s $5 for adults to enter, but free for everyone on Friday. Here's more about it.

2. Memphis Farmer's Market, GE Patterson and South Front Street, Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., free to enter, all ages

Saturday is your last chance to go to the Memphis Farmer's Market this season, so head downtown and stock your cupboards, enjoy live music, and bring the kiddos. Note: there will be a one-day winter market on Decmeber 14.

3. Pit Bull Awareness Day "Bully Wash", Hollywood Feed on Germantown Road, Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., donations accepted, all ages 

"We're Pit Bull People" Humane Society Campaign, photo courtesy of Phillip Van Zandt Photography

As part of Pit Bull Awareness Day on Saturday, rescue group Memphis Pets Alive will be hosting a dog wash at Hollywood Feed on Germantown Road and accepting donations there. All types of friendly dogs are welcome. Note: If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at the Memphis Humane Society's photo project "We're Pit Bull People".

4. Hocus Pocus Movie Screening, AutoZone Park,  Saturday , 5 p.m., $10, all ages

AutoZone Park is showing this spooky, funny film on their 60-foot by 60-foot videoboard. The show starts at 6 p.m., but get there at 5 p.m. for pre-movie trick-or-treating and hayrides. Kids can wear costumes, and bring a blanket if you plan on sitting on the field to watch (you can also sit in the lower bowl seats). Buy tickets early for $6 per person or $20 for a Family Four Pack.

5. Art on Fire, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Saturday, 7 p.m., $75, 21 and up

For its largest fundraising event of the year, the Dixon brings out all the stops. A ticket gets you access to the bonfire, open bar, lots of great food from local restaurants, live music by Two Mule Plow, and entertainment by fire dancers, the Memphis Tigrettes baton twirlers, and performance artist Eli Gold.  For an extra fee, you can take a ride in a hot air balloon. 


If none of these float your boat, there are a ton more on the blog's calendar or on the 2013 Guide to Halloween Events.

As you're out and about this weekend, tag your Instagram photos and Tweets #ilovememphis.  Your photos might show up here in the future. You can also follow me on Instagram @hrwhitfield. Have fun!

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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  1. Gina fortner says:

    Don’t forget the hottest halloween party in town. Benefitting Friends For Life. Saturday at the Pink Palace. Starts at 9. 901-272-0855 for info

  2. Chelsea Glass says:

    Don’t forget Accendo Medias Fem-Fest this Saturday 1-5pm at the Levitt Shell

  3. It's Trolley Night!  Hope to see a crowd on South Main!

  4. Please support the dog wash on Saturday, hosted by Memphis Pet's Alive. 

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