5 Things To Do This Weekend: 7/5 – 7/7

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 4th 2019 1629 0

Happy holiday weekend Memphis! I hope you’ve enjoyed some fireworks and parades this week (if you’re reading this on Thursday, check out what’s going on tonight here) but don’t worry – the fun’s just getting started. Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

Photo courtesy of Big River Crossing

But first, don’t miss anything new on the blog this week: a comic anthology created by Memphis artists, your guide to live music this month, and a few ideas for exploring The Pinch District, and an updated list of ways to stay cool during the hot swampy Memsummer.

OK, here’s your weekend guide:

1. Broad On Ice, Broad Avenue Arts District, Friday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Enjoy First Fridays on Broad with a “keeping it cool” theme, from frozen and summer drinks menus at restaurants, sno cones, music, and more. Check out the full list of activities here.

2. Memphis Roller Derby v. Clarksville, Pipkin Building, Saturday, 6 p.m., $10 adults, all ages/kid-friendly
The Memphis roller derby hosts Clarksville in a bout this Saturday. Expect beer, snacks, and merch for sale, plus your favorite Memphis derby people. It’s $5 for kids ages 12 to 5 and free for kids 4 and under, and doors open at 5 p.m. After party at Memphis Made Brewing.

3. 6th Annual Red, White, and Brew Tour, starts at Alfred’s on Beale, Saturday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., $39, 21 and up
Backbeat Tours hosts their annual brewery tour, with stops at High Cotton in the Edge District and Memphis Made in Cooper Young, plus they’ll point out historical sites along the way. Price includes beer samples, guided tours and discussions, Aldo’s Pizza, and the music-infused bus tour that Backbeat is known for. Call 901-527-9415 for last minute reservations.

4. The Grey Matter Show: Unapologetic Youth Showcase, The CMPLX, Saturday, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., free, all ages
The Collective and Unapologetic hosts a Youth Showcase show on Saturday night, featuring their Youth Scholarship winner AJX. Expect live music, a debut of AJX’s music video, merch for sale, and guest performances from other Unapologetic artists, and more.

5. Friends for Life Cookout, Overton Park, Sunday, 11 am. – 5 p.m.., $20-$40, all ages
Enjoy a day of cooking contests, free food, beer, yard games, and a hot wing-eating contest. $20 admission gets you two drink tickets, and you can get more for $5 each. Benefits Friends for Life.

For even more ideas, 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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