5 Things To Do This Weekend: 8/30 – 9/1

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 29th 2019 1328 0

Happy Labor Day Weekend and Happy 901 Day, Memphis!

If you’re reading this on Thursday: a) there’s a Toby Keith giveaway on Insta, and b) tonight there’s a huge 901 Day event at FedExForum called Exposure, with 100 Memphis orgs, music, entertainment, food, bicentennial games, and more. Be sure you read all the details here, and I’ll see you tonight.

Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend. If you’re looking for the extras, be sure to check out this guide to Labor Day In Memphis and 901 Day.

But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog lately:
I can’t stop watching this video about Memphis
Win Tickets to the Memphis Rox Yoga Festival 
Labor Day Guide + 901 Day Guide
ways to volunteer in September 2019 

OK, here are the five things to do:

1. Memphis v. Ole Miss Football Game, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Saturday, 11 a.m., ticket prices vary, all ages
The Memphis Tigers football team embarks on its 2019 season at the Liberty Bowl by taking on our rivals to the south. It’s an early game, so wear lots of sunscreen, STAY HYRDARATED, and be prepared for breakfast tailgating. 

2. Crosstown Splashdown!, Crosstown Concourse, Saturday, noon – 5 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Crosstown hosts live music, sprinklers, sandboxes, yard games, entertainment, and free snow-cones.

3. Klondike Smokey City Block Party, 1235 Brown Ave., Saturday, noon – 4 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods celebrate Labor Day with a block party on Saturday with food, vendors, entertainment, and more. If you RSVP online (free) you’ll get $10 in “block bucks” to be used at the event’s community market.

4. Stone Soul Picnic, Levitt Shell, Saturday, noon – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The annual Stone Soul Picnic, hosted by WLOK Radio, features local gospel and soul musicians including special guests The Bar-Kays. IT’s totally free and family friendly, with food trucks, vendors, stuff for the kids. Of course, you can bring your own picnics and chairs or buy some there. Leashed dogs in designated areas only.

5. 901 Day Celebration, Railgarten, September 1, 11 a.m. – ’til,  $10 at the door, all ages/kid-friendly
Railgarten throws down for September 1 with a big lineup of local bands including CCDE, Lucky 7 Brass Band, Star & Micey, 8Ball and MJG and DJ Siphne Aaye…plus Memphis vendors and a dance party.


There really is a lot more, including the Wiseacre 6th Birfday Party, Trolley Night, Soulin On The River, so check it out here.


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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