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5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/18 – 9/20

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 19th 2020 667 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the 5 things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog lately:

1. Makeda’s Cookies: CHEERS to 21 years!, 488 S. Second Street, various times all weekend, all ages
Makeda’s celebrates 21 years of delicious butter cookies and homemade treats at their downtown location (behind the Central BBQ). In addition to Makeda’s bakery offerings, there will be additional food trucks and vendors, including Pickles & Co, Respected Crown, Artreaan’s Italian ice, and more. Check FB for the schedule.

2. Free Skate Rentals, Beale Street Landing, Fridays – Sundays, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages
Riverside Drive is closed to cars on weekends so you can skate—wear your own or borrow a pair for free while supplies last.

3. Home Tour Detour, Central Gardens National Historic. District, all weekend, free/donations accepted, all ages
The Central Gardens Home Tour is happening this year, it’s just social-distanced style! Walk the self-guided architectural tour of more than 100 homes’ exteriors.

4. Yellow Fever: A Tour of the Plague at Elmwood, Saturday, noon – 1:30, $20 per person, 13+
Learn about the multiple epidemics that decimated Memphis. Pre-registration is required and space is limited in this all-walking tour. Call 901-774-3212 or go online to register.

5. Pride on Wheels Caravan Parade, starts at Tiger Lane, Sunday, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Since we can’t celebrate Pride Fest this year, Mid-South Pride and Memphis Pride Fest are bringing the parade to the people. To participate, decorate your vehicle, and show up t that starting point by 1 p.m. The caravan will take off at 2 p.m. and drive around town. It’s free but you should register online. Wear a mask if you have to exit your vehicle for any reason.

Plus a few more ideas…

Brewery Bike Tour, Downtown/ The Edge, Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., $49, 21 and up
Take a tour of three Memphis breweries: Crosstown, High Cotton, and Ghost River while on a guided tour from Curious Bike Tours. Capacity is limited to 8 people, and rentals include bike, helmets and tour. Beer is not included (expect $6-$8 per brewery for beer and tips).

Canoes + Cocktails, Shelby Farms Park, Friday, 5:45 p.m. – 9 p.m., $50 single kayak, 21+
From Shelby Farms:Experience an unrivaled sunset paddle on Hyde Lake followed by cocktails and snacks in a socially distant setting at Hyde Lake Pavilion! Rent a canoe or kayak or BYO Boat.” Check in starts at 5:45 p.m., Lake Tour starts at 6:15 p.m., and cocktail hours begins at 7:10 p.m. Limited capacity and they sell out fast. Masks required.

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