5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/9 – 9/11

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 9th 2016 982 1
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Happy Friday, Memphis. Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

Southern Heritage Classic Weekend, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (and other locations), Friday – Saturday, priced per event
The Southern Heritage Classic is so much more than an annual football game between Tennessee State University and Jackson State University. It’s also a weekend-long celebration that includes golf tournaments, music, fashion shows, marching bands, comedians and tons of tailgating. Here’s a full schedule of events.

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27th Annual International Goat Days Festival, USA Stadium, Friday – Saturday, $5 parking/free admission, all ages
Millington’s annual celebration of the noble goat includes vendors, demonstrations, a petting zoo, kids’ area, BBQ contest, tractor shows, and much more.

Art on Tap, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Friday, $30 – $40, 21 and up
The Dixon’s annual beer tasting event features beer from around the world and tons of food from one of the best food cities in the world: Memphis. Wine is available for purchase as well.

Mid-South Book Festival, Playhouse on the Square & Circuit Playhouse, Saturday, all ages
More than 50 local and national authors will come to Memphis a day of literary bliss. Expect speakers, book signings, vendors, workshops, and entertainment, all benefitting Literacy Mid-South. They’re blocking off Cooper at Union

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45th Annual Germantown Festival, Germantown Civic Club Complex, Saturday – Sunday, free
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.


Also: Zoo Rendezvous on Friday night still has some tickets ($200) left.

You can find much more on the blog’s calendar.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Come back here and tell me all about it next week.


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. Crystal says:

    I was looking forward to a Zoo Rendezvous ticket giveaway!

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