A Huge List of 2023 Memphis Events, Festivals, and Shows

A Huge List of 2023 Memphis Festivals & Events

My least favorite thing to hear from people is "there's nothing to do in Memphis". Because it's so untrue! 

Here's a big list of major events that only scratches the surface of things to do in Memphis this year. I'll add on to the list as things get announced. 

Take a look at our guide to Memphis Food and Drink Festivals.


Photo by Adarryll Jackson

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International Blues Challenge
Photo by Alex Shansky




Alcenia's owner, B.J. Chester-Tamayo with fried fish plate
Photo by Alex Shansky




Crawfish Festival
Photo by Andrea Zucker




People enjoying Beale Street Music Festival
Photo by Michael Butler





Juneteenth Festival
Photo by Noah Stewart





Farmers Market at the Agricenter
Photo by Andrea Zucker





Santa's sleigh on Beale Street
Photo by Allen Gillespie




Ed. Notes:

  1. Dates, times, and other information are subject to change at the discretion of the event organizers.
  2. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of every single event in Memphis, just an overview.
  3. Check out the calendar throughout the year and weekend lists of things to do (published every week) for more updates.
  4. Did we leave off your favorite events? Need to add a date? No worries, just submit it here or email me [email protected].

About the Author

Hey there! I’m Tyra Johnson, writer and content creator for the I Love Memphis Blog. I'm a Memphis native and after a few years away, I'm back home. I love art, good eats, and live music. Join me in reclaiming my passion for Memphis, mane.

Why do you love Memphis:

Memphis has so much personality-- the people, food, music-- it just all feels good! We have so much to be proud of when speaking about the city. Also, I'm big on memories, and most of my core memories involve Memphis.

What's on your Memphis playlist?

Stay Fly by Three 6 Mafia. It's the PERFECT hype song!

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I love this list each year - thank you for taking the time to put it together! Also, Giselle by Ballet Memphis opens on April 12 at the Orpheum.
April 3, 2019 3:58pm
Germantown Festival
48th Annual Germantown Festival is Sept . 7 and 8. Free admission, more than 400 vendors, rides, games, food and the Weenie Race!
May 21, 2019 3:48pm

Do some Memphians really not know how lucky they are to live in such a vibrant city? Wow. Cannot wait to return.

January 12, 2022 11:13pm

Italianfest is back this year June 2-4.

March 14, 2022 2:07pm
Connie S Allison

Planning to visit Memphis April 2nd anything going on?

March 23, 2022 6:16pm
Holly Whitfield

Hi Connie! You can check out our calendar here: Calendar. Here's what I pulled from the Huge List of 2022 Events for April 2: 

We'll be publishing a guide to that weekend by March 30! 

March 28, 2022 5:14pm
Dilraj Kaur

I am an artist new to Memphis. Would like to get updates on art shows in Memphis.

August 26, 2022 11:00pm