5 Things To Do This Weekend: 6/30 – 7/2
Happy Friday, Memphis! It’s basically July 4th weekend, so here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras. Don’t forget to check out the 4th of July parade and fireworks guide.
1. Memphis Redbirds v. New Orleans, AutoZone Park, daily all weekend, $9 and up, all ages
What’s more American than baseball? Head to the ballpark daily June 30 through July 3 for games and promotions. There will be post game fireworks on Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3.
2. South Main Trolley Night, South Main Art District, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages
It’s the monthly night of shops and galleries open houses downtown, and this one’s a big one. The Memphis Second Line Jazz Band will march down Main St. starting at 6:30 p.m., the Grizzline performs next to Earnestine & Hazel’s at 7 p.m., live music on every corner, magicians, balloon artists, fire eaters, and new stuff at most shops and galleries.
3. Sweat Fest III, Shangri-La Records & Hi-Tone Cafe, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., free to attend, all ages
Head to the Madison Avenue record store on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. for thousands of deals on 45s, LPs, CDs, and other music, then scoot over to the Hi-Tone starting at 2 p.m. for a free show with half a dozen local acts.
4. Star-Spangled Celebration, Shelby Farms Park, Saturday, noon to 10 p.m., $8 and up, all ages/kid-friendly
Head out to Shelby Farms for a day of music, food, and fun (a slider contest, a tomato growing contest, water games and more) and a huge laser light show. All proceeds benefit Shelby Farms. Get your tickets before June 30 and save some money – it’s $10 per person or $30 for a family of four for non-members, slightly less for members. Children 10 and under are free.
5. Independence Day Celebration, Overton Square, Sunday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
This family-friendly celebration includes a concert from Mississippi’s 41st Army Band, Fire Museum of Memphis vintage fire trucks, local beers for sale. Bring your chairs and blankets, but leave the coolers at home.
Plus a few extras…
Randomly Refurbished Pop-Up Shop (all weekend)
Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Playhouse on the Square (all wekeend)
Celtic Crossing Patio Sessions (Friday)
Carriage Crossing Movie – The Jungle Book (Friday)
Shop Small Saturday, Loveland Duren at Ghost River (Sat.)
Party on the Patio at Amro Music (Saturday)
Mid-South Wedding Show (Saturday)
Red, White, And Brew Tour (Sat.)
Wine, Dine & Book Sign (Sat.)
Brunch at the Brewery at Ghost River (Sun.)
Rusty Pieces at Bell Tavern (Sun.)