5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/29 – 10/1

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 29th 2017 2939 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! It’s the first day of fall, so be sure to check out the Fall Events Guide, theHalloween/Pumpkin Patch/Day of the Dead Guide, and the Oktoberfest/Beer Fest Guide. Photo at the top of this post via artists Peelander-Yellow on Instagram. That mural is at Crosstown Arts.

Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend:

1. GonerFest 14, Cooper Young Gazebo / Hi-Tone / Murphy’s / Murphy’s, all weekend, $5 – $25 individual shows/$75 festival pass
Gonerfest, Goner Records’ annual four-day celebration of garage, punk and indie rock, is back for its 14th year. It’s time for more loud music, spilled beer and good times that bring in rock fans from all over the world. This one’s not for the kids.

2. Mid-South Pride Parade and Festival, New Daisy/Robert Church Park/Beale St./Cooper Young, all weekend, free
The annual Mid-South Pride Parade and Festival has expanded to three days of events,including a dance party on Friday night at 8 p.m. at the New Daisy, the big festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Robert Church Park (including the parade on Beale at 1 p.m. on Saturday). Sunday closes out the weekend with a brunch crawl at Celtic Crossing at 1 p.m. that will end up at Railgarten around 4 p.m.

3. Southern Junkers Vintage Market, Agricenter International, Friday – Saturday, $8 day/$12 weekend, all ages
Southern Junkers bring you the best in vintage, farmhouse, antiques, repurposed, art, handmade goods, jewelry, junk, music, food, and fun. Indoors at the Agricenter on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4. Paint Memphis, 787 S. Willet Street, Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. , free, all ages/kid-friendly
This annual mural and art festival takes place this year under the bridge at Willet Street between Central and Lamar and Altown skate park (at Roland and Lamar). About 50 artists will paint the city block, making the largest collaborative mural in the state. They’ll have live music plus Sushi Jimmi, Crepe Maker, MEMPops, and TapBox on hand with food and drink available for purchase.

5. Wiseacre Oktoberfest, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to enter, all ages/21+ to drink
Wiseacre will celebrate Oktoberfest with $8 stein fills (you can bring your own, up to a liter), Mighty Souls Brass Band from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a 5 percent discount to anyone in German garb. I bet they’ll have a food truck, too.

Plus a few extras…

All Weekend





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. Billy says:

    Thanks for making it easy to find something to do in Memphis. I’ll be back!

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