5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/13 – 9/15
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend.
Be sure you don’t miss the 26 Things You Need To Know About Cooper Young Fest, the guide to the 30th Annual Southern Heritage Classic, guide to live music for September, list of Memphis fall events, or the list of beer festivals and Oktoberfests.
1. Mid-Autumn Festival, Crosstown Concourse, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The Vietnamese Association of Memphis and The Crosstown Concourse host a tradition Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday night in the Concourse with a lantern lighting, crafts, moon cakes, music, food demos, crafts, and things for kids.
2. The 30th Annual Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration, September 11-14, various locations and prices, all ages
It’s been a busy week for the Southern Heritage Classic, which continues with a full day of fun on Saturday starting with the Orange Mound Community Parade Committees’s Classic Parade at 9 a.m., high school Battle of the Bands at 11 a.m. at Whitehaven High School, and Tennessee State v. Jackson State at 6 p.m at the Liberty Bowl followed by the 5th Quarter Battle of the Bands. Check out the full schedule and tickets here.
3. Memphis Farmers Market, GE Patterson + S. Front Street, Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
If you’re steering clear of Midtown and Orange Mound altogether, head Downton to the Memphis Farmers Market, which is going strong every Saturday through October. Shop for local produce, flowers, prepared foods, and the Cousins Maine Lobster food truck.
4. Cooper-Young Fest, Cooper and Young, Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., free, all ages
What else is there to say about Cooper-Young Fest? (Read the whole guide here.) Buy some art + crafts, see live shows on three(!!) stages, eat two funnel cakes and a Pronto Pup, and people watch. Don’t forget, Memphis Made hosts Cooper York Fest at the same time, with music from Apologetic and Friends, food trucks New Wing Order and Soi Number 9, special releases, and more.
5. Rec Room Rumble, Rec Room, Saturday, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m., $5, 21 and up
The Memphis Armored Fight Club has another fight this Saturday night at 9 p.m. This is real fighting in real armor with real weapons. Something totally different from the Classic or Cooper Young Fest, for sure!
If it’s been a little quiet around the blog and online, it’s because I took some time off this week. Even bloggers need vacation, y’all. Stay tuned for more Memphis fun, food, and the latest in fall festivals next week. Subscribe here to be sure you don’t miss a thing.