5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/25 – 5/27

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 25th 2018 2685 0

Say farewell to May with these fun weekend events! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras. Also… you’re invited to the I Love Memphis Meetup at 901 Fest, where we are giving out a bunch of free alcohol and snacks. I have more details below.

1. Memphis Zombie Walk, Beale Street/Handy Park, Friday, painting 3:30 p.m./walk 7 p.m., canned goods/donation
Trudge with the undead down Beale Street on Friday night – and it’s all for a good cause, as all zombies and victims should bring $5 worth of canned goods or donation – especially if you’re getting to Handy Park early to get painted.

2. South Main Trolley Night, South Main Arts District, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The trolleys are back! It’s the first Trolley Night with actual trolleys in four years, so get downtown for an evening of gallery openings and business open houses, free refreshments, music, and more. Primas Bakery will have a pop-up in anticipation of their summer opening, too!

3. 901 Fest, Tom Lee Park, Saturday, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., $9, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate all things Memphis (and close out Memphis In May for 2018) at this event dedicated to local food, music, and fun. There are four stage of live music – lineup here – a bunch of food trucks – lineup here – and activities like knockerball. Plus, an airshow and fireworks.

But wait, there’s more…

3…continued… Come say hey at the I Love Memphis Meetup at 901 Fest! Grab a free drink and a seat in our tent, take a photo with the mobile mural, and play games. Yes, I’m serious, we are giving out a bunch of free alcohol from our friends at Memphis Made and Old Dominick, plus snacks from Primas, Milk Dessert Bar, and Nikki’s Hot Chips. 

4. Summer Symphony with Wynonna, Memphis Botanic Garden, Saturday, gates 5:30 p.m./show 7:30 p.m., $30 adults/$10 kids, all ages/kid-friendly
Take the whole family to the Garden for Sunset Symphony with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra feat. Wynonna this Saturday evening.

5. Grind City Meet 3.0, GE Patterson and Main, Sunday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., free, 18+
Calling all photographers, creatives, models, and Instagram lovers – this is the meetup for you. Join this group on Sunday afternoon as they tour around downtown and even get access to the top of the Exchange Building. (You’ll have to sign a waiver.)

Plus a few more…

Great American River Run, Downtown Memphis, Saturday, 7 a.m., $45 – $90, 13+  
Close out Memphis In May by running off all that bbq and beer in this 5K and half marathon along the Mississippi River and through downtown Memphis. There’s a post-race party with food and drinks and Star & Micey, plus you’ll get a free entry to 901 Fest.

Zoo Brew, Memphis Zoo, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., $50, 21+
They brought it back this year! This fundraiser allows you to try samples for a bunch of breweries while hanging out in the Zoo.

For even more, check out the blog’s calendar.

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. Dawn says:

    What is going on Monday

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Dawn,
      On Monday, there’s a Redbirds game, live music at Lafayette’s, Hi-Tone, and Shelby Forest General Store, and something called a “Summer Slay Day” party at The Bluff.

  2. Real Allen Pope says:

    I would rather work for food, but free is good

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