5 Things To Do This Weekend: 6/5 – 6/7
This weekend, it’s all about getting outdoors and respecting social-distancing—and staying safe and following all curfew rules and guidelines. It’s also time for my annual “summer is here” reminder: wear sunscreen even if you think you don’t need it, drink water and stay hydrated, and take breaks when you’re out there moving in the heat.
Get some sunshine and take care of yourself, Memphis. Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend.
1. SUP 901 Classes, Hyde Lake at Shelby Farms, Saturday and Sunday, $32 with board rental/$19 byo-board, ages 12+ (under 16 accompanied by an adult)
Standup paddle-boarding is back at Hyde Lake Shelby Farms. Space is very limited, so sign up for the Saturday 8:30 a.m. class or 5 p.m. Sunday class ASAP. Check out the info and policies on the SUP901 website. Stay hydrated for any outdoor activities during the heat this weekend!
2. Puck Food Hall One-Year Anniversary Patio Party, 409 S. Main, Saturday, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., price varies, all ages/kid-friendly
Puck Food Hall’s vendors will be open this Saturday afternoon and evening for a social-distancing friendly patio party—with new patio furniture! Bring your mask, be aware of your space from others, wash your hands, and then order up some delicious food (salad, pizzas, tacos, sandwiches, drinks, baked goods, gelato, and more). All tips will go to the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center.
3. Elmwood Cemetery Tours For Very Small Groups, Elmwood Cemetery, Daily, 10 a.m., $5 per person, all ages
Get eight friends and sign up for an expert-led “very small” group tour at the historic Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis this weekend. Pre-register, stay hydrated, and enjoy a social-distancing friendly fascinating morning tour at one of the city’s best hidden gems.
4. Blues City Kayak Urban Wolf River Tour, Lucius Birch Natural Area, Sunday, 8:30 a.m. or 4 p.m., $50 single kayak/$75 tandem kayak, 12+
Blues City Kayak will take you on a guided kayak tour of the Wolf River. Rentals include paddle, lifejacket, shuttle service, and guide. You will meet at the Walnut Grove access point and be shuttled to the Germantown Road access point. More info provided upon registration. Space is limited so call (901) 762-1133 for availability.
5. Memphis Ghost Walk, Downtown Memphis, Fridays through Sundays, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., $20 adults/$15 youth, ages 6 and up
Historical Haunts guides will lead you on a downtown tour of the macabre, spooky, and paranormal on weekend nights. It’s a walking tour, less than one mile with a “short walk or trolley ride” back to the the starting point. Meet at The Broom Closet on South Main near Central Station (546 S. Main).
The Levitt Shell hosts another virtual concert this Friday at 7:30 p.m.! Don’t forget to drop a donation in the virtual tip bucket.