5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/6 – 9/8

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 6th 2019 851 0

It’s time for another wonderful weekend in Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras.

1. 30th Annual International Goat Days Festival, USA Stadium, Friday – Saturday, $5 parking/free admission, all ages
Millington’s annual celebration of the noble goat includes vendors, demonstrations, a petting zoo, kids’ area, BBQ contest, tractor shows, and much more. The event starts with a goat parade on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

2. Art on the Rocks, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., $50, 21 and up
The Dixon is back with another year of Art on the Rocks, featuring botanical cocktails, craft beer, and wine, plus bites from local restaurants. This year’s color to wear (optional) is purple.

3. Memphis Rox Yoga Festival, Mud Island River Park, Saturday, gates open 7:30 a.m., $55 at the gate, all ages
Year two of Memphis’ first yoga festival changes the scenery a bit, moving from Midtown to the Mud Island River Park Downtown. The day includes more than 20 yoga classes, vendors, food trucks, a tea garden, and meditation areas. A portion of the proceeds go to Memphis Rox, an indoor rock climbing facility in South Memphis that’s one of the coolest and best things to happen in this city in a long time.  ⠀⠀⠀

4. Annual Germantown Festival, Germantown Civic Club Complex, Saturday- Sunday, free, all ages/kid-friendly
You could go to the Germantown Festival for the crafts, demonstrations, live music, vendors, delicious eats, classic cars and overall sense of community. You wouldn’t be wrong to do so. You would, however, be wrong to miss the annual Running of the Weenies, an adorably chaotic dachshund race. 

5. Central Gardens Annual Home & Garden Tour, Central Gardens, Sunday, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., $15 adv./$20 day-of, all ages
This year’s Central Gardens home tour features six homes, three historic homes and three new homes. The walking tour goes along Central Avenue between McLean and Willett. Get your tickets early to save a few bucks and get an in-depth, personal look at Memphis history.


A few more…

Ballet Memphis Launch, corner of Madison Ave. and Cooper Ave., Saturday, 12:30 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Ballet Memphis celebrates the start of their fall performance season with free classes for people of all ages, open rehearsals, and a pop-up from Edge Alley restaurant.

30 Days of Opera, Various Locations, September 1-30, free, all ages
You can’t get much more self-explanatory than this—Opera Memphis is giving us 30 days of free performances held at different locations throughout the city. Places and dates are TBA, but check the link for updates. 

For more, check out the Fall Events Guide and 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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