5 Things To Do This Weekend: 7/15 – 7/17

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 15th 2016 1033 1
Beale Street Landing Splash Park

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

Fountain Friday, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free to attend, all ages
Enjoy a food truck gathering sponsored by Mid-South Food Truck Festival. They’ll have Sushi Jimmi, Monkeytrain Grazing Co., Grillmaster Chew, and El Mero Taco food trucks, plus

Memphis Mini-Thon, Tiger Lane, Saturday, 9 a.m., $10, all ages
Not so much for the 26.2 miles of a full-length marathon? Me either. Go for 2.62 miles instead in this weekend’s Mini-Thon, with all of the proceeds going directly to Youth Villages. You’ll get a 2.62 car sticker, beer, and a medal,.

Memphis Caribbean Jerk Festival, Broad Avenue Water Tower Pavilion, Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., $10 adv./$15 gate, all ages/kid-friendly
The inaugural Memphis Caribbean Jerk Festival is Saturday. Expect lots of jerk-spiced and Caribbean food, live music, family activities, and a dominoes tournament. I don’t have a lot more info than that, so be prepared for a first year festival still figuring things out.

Time-Warp Drive In, Malco Summer Drive In, Saturday, 7 p.m., $10, 18+
It’s another all night movie night at the drive-in, and the theme is “Return of the Burn”, a smoke-filled night of hopped-up heroes. Movies: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, Half-Baked, and I Drink Your Blood. Malco opens at 7 p.m., movies begin at dusk, and local band Terry Prince and the Principles performs in between. All ages are allowed but due to the drug content of the films, I’m saying 18+.

JustLarry’s Paradise Variety Show, Hi-Tone Cafe, Saturday, 8 p.m., $15, 18+
Enjoy a tropical-themed evening of entertainment, including burlesque, comedy, magic, music, contests and much more, led by international circus performer and all around entertaining dude, “JustLarry”.

If you’re looking for a full monthly guide, click here. (Full disclosure: this is a shameless plug for my contribution to Memphis’ new About.com page.)


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.

Leave a Comment