5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 7/3 – 7/5

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 3rd 2020 4231 0

Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend in Memphis while you’re social distancing and wearing face coverings, please.

If you’re looking for more Independence Day celebrations across the Mid-South, click here for my I Love Memphis Guide to the 4th of July.

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But first, here are some posts that you might find helpful:

1. Movies & Music at The Grove, Germantown Performing Arts Center, through July 5, all ages/most are kid-friendly
GPAC’s new outdoor seating area is open! They’ll screen movies on the Video Wall and have some music and a food truck. Attendance is limited and must be reserved in advance; in fact, one of the screenings is already sold out. Go to GPAC’s website to purchase your tickets ASAP. You can bring chairs and kids, and purchase drinks from the full bar and food from the food truck. “Doors” open at 5:30 p.m. and the movies start at 6:30 p.m.

Captain America: The First Avenger + Digital Fireworks: Saturday, July 4 (video DJ Mark Anderson and Memphis Mojo Cafe)
Captain America: The First Avenger + Digital Fireworks: Sunday, July 5 (video DJ Mark Anderson and Stick ‘Em Food Truck)

2. Quintessential Summer Celebration, downtown and the riverfront, through July 5, all ages/kid-friendly
Instead of everyone swarming to Mud Island for fireworks this year, the MRPP is encouraging five days of riverfront fun with picnics from your favorite local restaurants, kayak rentals, light shows, sunset paddles, bike rentals, kids’ activities, and more. No fireworks downtown this year. Every day’s offerings will be the same, so consider going on a day besides the 4th to beat the crowds.

3. 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).

4. Backbeat Tours Walking + Bike Tours, Downtown Memphis, Every Day, Times Vary, $25 adults/$15 youth / kids 6 and under free 

Backbeat Tours offers multiple tours outside in downtown Memphis this weekend:

– Historic Memphis Walking Tour: July 4th at 9:30 a.m.
— Memphis Bike Tour: July 4th and July 5th at 10 a.m.
— Beale Street Walking Tour: July 4th 1:30 p.m.

Sign up on their website. The tours continue during the week as well.

5. Orion Virtual Concert Series: Patriotic Pops, Facebook, Friday, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., free/all ages
The Levitt Shell will stream a 2018 recording of the Patriotic Pops concert live on Facebook on Friday night. That concert featured the Memphis Symphony Orchestra with the Second Presbyterians Chancel Choir singing “yay America” songs, and then live fireworks. Order some delivery and sit back to enjoy!

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  1. Alanna says:

    Literally none of this is possible to do while social distancing. Encouraging these activities is incredibly irresponsible.

  2. Gina says:

    This promotion showed on Sunday. Your events were mostly Friday and Saturday. Now would be a good time to note if area churches have parking lot services by just listing them, and how about library,? Some eateries are just drive thru still, so keep us posted.

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Gina,

      We didn’t do any promotions for this article, so I’m not sure where you ae seeing that. The article was posted on Friday as per our usual schedule. Due to the holiday being on Saturday, there weren’t as many events on Sunday. Bummer!

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