5 Things To Do in Memphis This Weekend: 9/5 – 9/7

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 5th 2014 100 0

Happy Friday Memphis! Here are the 5 things you won't want to miss this weekend.

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1. Delta Fair, Agricenter International, Fri. – Sun., $10 adults / $5 kids and seniors
The Delta Fair is a classic. It's midway games, rides, livestock and homemaking competitions, exhibits, pig races ("not to be confused with Churchill Downs") and a demolition derby. The fair is open every day until at least 10 p.m. and this is your last weekend to check it out.

2. Art On Tap, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., $40, 21 and up

Last-minute date-night alert: tonight the beer and music will flow, the food will be plentiful, and the atmosphere elegant. It's the Dixon's annual beer tasting event, Art of Tap. There will be tons of beer from around the world, food from Rock 'n' Dough, Bosco's, Gus', Frost Bake Shop, and tons more. For another $10, you can get some wine into your system, too. 

3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Orpheum Theatre, Friday, doors at 7 p.m., movie at 8 p.m., $7 adults/$5 kids, all ages
Tonight is the final Orpheum movie this summer. Save for the 8 p.m. start time, the Orpheum is a traditional Rocky Horror Picture Show screening (costumes, audience participation, dancing – the whole thing). They're selling $5 prop bags – while supplies last – so make sure you get there early. 

4. Rock for Love, Crosstown Neighborhood / Overton Square / Levitt Shell, Fri. – Sun., various prices
The Church Health Center's eighth annual Rock for Love festival is going to be bigger than ever, with three days of music in a bunch of cool venues. On Friday, more than a dozen bands will play sets at several spots in the Crosstown neighborhood. Saturday is a day of shows in Overton Square with an after-party at the new Hattiloo Theatre, and Sunday has three acts at the Levitt Shell. 

5. Germantown Festival, Germantown Civic Club Complex, Sat. – Sun., free, all ages
You could go to the Germantown Festival for the crafts, demonstrations, live music, vendors, classic cars and overall sense of community. You wouldn't be wrong to do so. You would, however, be wrong to miss the annual Running of the Weenies, an adorably chaotic dachshund race.

Have a great weekend! If you want to apply to be a part of the I Love Memphis feedback gatherings, go 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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