5 Things To Do This Weekend

October 15 - 17

Here are the events you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend! Submit your events to the blog's calendar here.


Masks are required indoors in Shelby County according to the Shelby Co. Health Department. If you’re going somewhere this weekend, please bring your mask and wear it properly! 

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Soulsville USA Festival is this Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Stax Museum.

It's Memphis Music Month! Head over to the October Live Music Guide for our top picks.

For more, check out the blog's calendar here and submit your own events here.

1. Halloween Events! 

There’s a ton of them! Be sure to check out the full list of Halloween and fall events in Memphis by clicking right here. Here’s a sampling of haunted houses and ongoing family fun: 

2, Soulsville USA Festival, Stax Museum, Saturday, noon - 6 p.m., free, all ages

Head to the Soulsville neighborhood for loads of live music and more fun! More info.

3. Brewfest and Brunchfest: two for one!  

Memphis Brewfest, Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., $54.18, 21 and up
Local, national, and import brews and seltzers, food trucks, music, fun, and games await at the annual Memphis Brewfest.

Brunchfest, Liberty Bowl, Sunday, noon - 3:30 p.m., $60, 21 and up 
Brunch food and drink samples from local vendors, plus music and games. 

4. Day of the Dead, Crosstown Concourse, Saturday, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

In partnership with Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group, Crosstown Concourse presents a Day of the Dead celebration with music, folklore, dancers, altars, and crafts. Featuring performances by Cazateatro Catrinas/Catrines, Ballet Meztli , Mariachi Guadalajara, Tropical Fusion Latin Band, DJ Alexis White, and more! Milis Flowers and Gift flower cart will be on-site. And don't miss a special FREE matinee screening of Coco in Crosstown Theater at 2 pm. 

5. Memphis Food & Wine Festival, Memphis Botanic Garden, Saturday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., $200 per person, 21+ 

Yeah, it’s most expensive event I include in our weekend roundups, but Memphis Food & Wine is the biggest, best, and nicest foodie event in town. Sample food dishes and wines from dozens of local chefs and wineries, enjoy live music, and a lovely ambiance at the Radians Amphitheater at the Botanic Garden. There’s so much you won’t be able to try it all, so just follow your heart (and your stomach) and ascend to foodie heaven.

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For more ideas, check out the blog's calendar here and then submit your own event (at least 3 weeks in advance is best, 1 week minimum!) 

    Have a great weekend and stay safe! 

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    I was telling a friend this morning that I am challenging myself to get takeout from at least 3 "new" places before I can reorder from one of my standing places. We'll see how I do :)
    January 6, 2021 4:49pm


    Wondering if most restaurants downtown are open? Specifically Itta Bena or Majestic?

    Coming from an hour away just wanting to know if things are open?

    Is there music on the street on Beale? 

    Is Wet Willies back open?


    April 22, 2021 2:13pm

    Holly Whitfield

    Hi Michelle, 

    Almost everything is open all over town, including Itta Bena, Majestic, and Wet Willy's. I strongly suggest making reservations and calling ahead because while places are open, they may have limited space or hours. I can't say if they will have music literally outside on the street, many clubs on Beale will have live music inside.

    April 24, 2021 1:40am


    Thanks for telling us about the free kayak rental with kayakmemphistours downtown! First time to kayak on the Mississippi. Nice cool weather today and great pictures!

    May 29, 2021 8:43pm

    Courtney Fly


    We’ve got free Halloween movies screening all through October every Saturday at Crosstown Concourse starting October 2nd! A matinee for kids at 2pm and a feature for adults at 7!  Also the Crosstown Arts Film Series has spooky features programmed for October , including a live score/silent film screening of THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI along with a performance by the local industrial goth/pop band, THE POP RITUAL on October 28th! 

    September 25, 2021 3:25pm

    Alexandra Lowe…

    What is happening this week at the Iconic Woman’s Exchange of Memphis?

    Tennessee Crafts Southwest show, “Gail Laughlin Tribute; gardening, food and Fashion” Tuesday, October 5-15. Open M-F 10-4. 88 Racine Street, Memphis 38111.

    October 3, 2021 2:33pm