Save The Dates! A List of Memphis Fall Festivals & Events 2018

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 5th 2018 4872 0

Here’s a super quick guide to Memphis fall festivals and events: think beer festivals, cultural events, Memphis art events, and more. This list is a great way to see it all at a glance and to mark your calendars.

Stay tuned for a more detailed guide like we always do coming next week. Got something to add? Submit it to the blog’s calendar.

Mempho Fest. Photo credit: Adrian Berryhill


Delta Fair: Aug. 31 through Sept. 9
Levitt Shell Shows: Sept. 6 – 29
– Live at the Garden: Big and Rich: Sept. 6
30 Days of Opera: Sept. 1-30
Southern Heritage Classic Weekend: Sept. 6 – 8
Outflix Film Festival: Sept. 7-13
Millington Goat Days: Sept. 7 – 8
Art On The Rocks: Sept. 7
Memphis Redbirds v. OKC: PCL Playoffs: Sept. 7 – 9
Ballet Memphis Presents SHELTER: Sept. 8 – 9
Germantown Festival: Sept. 8 – 9
Zoo Rendezvous: Sept. 8
Sunset Jazz at Court Square: Sept. 9
Central Gardens Home Tour: Sept. 9
Hispanic Film Festival: Sept 12, 25
Pure Memphis Music Series: Alanna Royale: Sept. 13
Memphis Football v. Georgia State: Sept. 14
Cooper Young Festival: Sept. 15
Mid-South Fair: Sept. 20 – 30
Tour de Brewer #4: Sept. 22
Memphis Yoga Festival: Sept. 22
Spillit Center Stage: Time Out: Sept. 22
Memphis Football v. S. Alabama: Sept. 22
Time Warp Drive-In: John Waters: Sept. 22
Gonerfest 15: Sept. 27 – 30
Pure Memphis Music Series: Tia Henderson: Sept. 27
Mid-South Pride Parade & Festival: Sept. 28-30
Memphis Japan Fest: Sept. 30

cooper young fest shenanigans

Hispanic Film Festival: Oct. 2, 9, 19
Levitt Shell Shows: Oct. 4 – 21
Creative Works Conference: Oct. 4-6
Memphis Football v. Connecticut: Oct. 6
A Day of Merrymaking: Oct. 6
Mempho Fest: Oct. 6 – 7
– Pure Memphis Music Series: Liz Brasher: Oct. 11
Science of Wine: Oct. 12
Pink Palace Crafts Fair: Oct. 12 – 14
Memphis Football v. UCF: Oct. 14
Mid-South Renaissance Fair: Oct 13-14, 20-21
Metal Museum Repair Days: Oct. 18 – 21
Grizzlies First Home Game Of the Season: Oct. 19
Memphis Tequila Festival: Oct. 19
Spillit Slam: Falling Out: Oct. 19
Cooper Young Beerfest: Oct. 20
Time Warp Drive-In: Shocktober V: Oct. 20
Soulsville USA Festival: Oct. 20
– Pure Memphis Music Series: Dale Watson: Oct. 25
RiverArts Fest: Oct. 27 – 28

cheers to fall

Indie Memphis Film Festival: Nov. 1 – 5
India Fest: Nov. 3
Grilled Cheese Festival: Nov. 4
Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball First Home Game: Nov. 6
– Pure Memphis Music Series: The Wealthy West: Nov. 8
Greenway Soirée: Nov. 10
Memphis Football v. Tulsa: Nov. 10
Spillit Center Stage: Soulsville: Nov. 10
Time Warp Drive-In: Get T The Choppah!: Nov. 10
Memphis Comic & Fantasy Convention: Nov. 16 – 18
Spillit GRAND SLAM: Nov. 17
Memphis Football v. Houston: Nov. 23

Which one is your fave? Let me know in the comments.

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. Wilfredo Cogar says:

    Love all the fall festivals, which i lived closer to go to them all! .

  2. Sybil Humphries says:

    Hey!! I am looking for something to do on Friday Nov 23rd.. The day after Thanksgiving. Thinking of surprising my husband and taking a road trip to there. Was hoping to find a play of A Christmas Carole somewhere in Memphis that evening. And have some BBQ on Belle St.
    Any suggestions?


    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Sybil! Stay tuned as I’ll be posting updates here for Thanksgiving and Black Friday openings and events. I imagine most places on Beale will be open, but I can’t confirm at the moment. If you must have BBQ on Beale, go for Blue City Cafe. Most locals will suggest you go up the street to the Rendezvous, Central, Bar-B-Que Shop, or Cozy Corner, though I’m unsure if those places will be open. (Update: Rendezvous is open on Black Friday!) I’ll try to post everything here (it’s not up yet, working on it this week) >> Check out the list of holiday performances here: Unfortunately, A Christmas Carol starts on Nov. 30 at Theatre Memphis!

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