5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/20 – 4/22
It’s another busy April weekend in Memphis! Here’s what you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras.
1. Africa in April, Robert Church Park, all weekend, $5, all ages
Enjoy a fun cultural celebration in Robert Church Park during Africa in April. The park will be packed with vendors, food, cultural activities, a parade, live music, and workshops on diversity, entrepreneurship, and health and wellness. Friday it’s open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and it’s Children & Seniors Day; there’s a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday is Health, Wellness, and Community Day and the hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday is International Music Day and the festival is from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
2. Southern Hot Wing Festival, Tiger Lane, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., $15 online / $20 at the gate, kids 12 and under free, all ages
Cooking teams compete for $5,000 in prize money for the best hot wings in Memphis, and most teams will give out samples for a $1 or $2 donation to Ronald McDonald House. Expect live music, a wing eating contest, a cornhole tourney, and more. Buy tickets online ahead of time and save $5. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m.
3. East Buntyn Art Walk, Midland Avenue, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free, all ages
Head to Midland Ave between Prescott Street and Reese Street for the 8th annual East Buntyn Art Walk, where residents will turn their front yards into galleries for local and regional artists. Mingle with the neighbors at this kid, people, and pet-friendly event.
4. Hopped Festival, Memphis Made Brewing, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to enter, 21+ to drink
It’s time for the 4th annual celebration of hoppy, springy beers. First 50 customers will receive a free Hopped glass. Live music by Amy Lavere, River City Tanlines and more. Kid friendly.
5. Kaleidoscope Food Festival, Wiseacre Brewing Co, Saturday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The 2nd annual Kaleidoscope Festival in Binghampton is a chance to sample food from the multicultural chefs from the neighborhood, paired with Wiseacre Beer, and enjoy African and Indian dance. It’s free to attend and kids and pets are welcome.
Plus a few more…
Bacon & Bourbon Fest, Memphis Farmers Market, Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m., 21 + , $39, Save $5 with early bird discount
Ticket price includes 15 bourbon tastings, pork dishes from a variety of local restaurants, live music and party activities. Benefits the Memphis Farmers Market.