5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/23 – 3/25

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 23rd 2018 3477 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! I have suggestions for your weekend, but first I want to make sure you didn’t miss any of the new posts on the blog this week:

 – Test your Memphis knowledge and win $100 
40+ Things To Do In Memphis This Spring
Best Non-Local Beer on Local Shelves 
Jalapeño Popper Fest
Maciel’s to open third location 

Now, here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.

1. Young Collectors Contemporary, Crosstown Arts, all weekend, $25 – $125, 18+
This cutting-edge art fair at Crosstown features multi-disciplinary work from emerging artists. It’s part exhibition, part party, and part contemporary arts conference for artists, collectors, and the arts community. The exhibit is on display through April 28.

2. MusliMeMFest, Agricenter International, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., free
This annual one-day festival, hosted by Muslims in Memphis, features food, shopping, exhibits, entertainment, and children’s activities.

3. Family Fun Day, AutoZone Park, Saturday, noon – 2 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Get pumped for the Redbirds season (starts April 10) at this free event for the whole family. They’ll have inflatable games, wiffle ball, chance for the kids to run the bases, tours, Cardinals spring training game on the video board, and at the end, they’re dropping candy on the field from a helicopter. Sounds wild!

4. Fun Day & Science Fair, Overton Park, Sunday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., free, all ages
Join Overton Park Conservancy for a free morning of fun, games, and science at East Parkway Pavilion and the Old Forest. Play badminton, cornhole, giant Jenga, and other games, and learn about the forest’s plants and animals with research partners from local colleges. Use your phone to help record as many species as you can find with iNaturalist.org and watch the finals of the International Society of Arboriculture Southern Chapter’s tree-climbing contest.

5. 901 Popper Throwdown, High Cotton Brewing, Sunday, noon – 6 p.m., free, all ages
Teams will compete to make the best jalapeño poppers while the general public – that’s  you – enjoys free admission to the festival to watch the competition, try samples, enjoy food front eh The Edge Alley and Beer from high Cotton, liv music, acivities for kids, and jalapeño eating contest.

A few more ideas…

– Graceland will commemorate the 60th anniversary of Elvis’ military service. Details:

Don Lifted concert

– It’s peak time for blooms at the Dixon (yes, tulips!) and don’t miss their exhibits, either.

Winnie the Hippo’s 1st Birthday Celebration at the Memphis Zoo, all weekend.

See more on the blog’s calendar here.

Photo credit: Allen Gillespie/ Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau / Memphis CVB

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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