30+ Ways to Spring Into March in Memphis

Memphis is blooming with spring vibes!

We are welcoming March with open arms. This means warmer weather, flowers blooming, and 30+ exciting things to do in Memphis!

This is your go-to guide for ways to make the most of this month.

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1. Kick off each weekend with all that Jazz

Back by popular demand, 5 Fridays of Jazz will be a showcase of smooth sounds, satisfying sips, and more. Starting Friday, March 1st, and following every Friday thereafter, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will play host to talented artists, of which include famed names like Joyce Cobb and Gary Topper. Here's our blog on 5 Fridays of Jazz.

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2. Channel your inner Picasso 

The "Painting on River" series is dedicated to celebrating the remarkable contributions of women artists. Throughout March, every Saturday will be dedicated to spotlighting a distinct female painter as a tribute to Women's History Month.

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3. Catch the last full month of Grizzlies games this season

This Grizz season is almost over, and March is the last full month of games– 7 home games and 8 away games. There are some fun promotional games this month that you can’t miss!

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4. Tour women-owned businesses and learn about women’s history

The SHE 901 Tour is meant to be an immersive and inspiring bus tour to highlight women's history here in Memphis while supporting local women-owned businesses. The tour service which will operate each Saturday in March. Read our blog on SHE 901 Tour.

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5. Witness a Candlelight concert at Overton Chapel

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Memphis. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Classic Rock on Strings at Overton Chapel under the gentle glow of candlelight. If Neo-Soul is your vibe, they're having a concert you'll definitely enjoy on March 21!

6. Uncork some fun and learn about the Science of Wine

This 21+ event on March 8th mixes wine tasting, food pairing, and fun activities that explore the science of making wine. Winemakers and chefs will be on hand to help you discover which wines go with which foods, and why. 

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7. Go see The Carole King Musical at Theatre Memphis

This jukebox musical takes you on a journey that realistically documents Carole King’s rise to fame and superstar status as a songwriter and performer. Her story of perseverance, tenacity, heartache and recovery of her self–confidence to become one of the most beloved talents of her time is supported by the music she is known for making popular. The production runs March 8-30.

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8. Cheer on the Beale Street Boys at a 901 FC game

The home opener against the Las Vegas Lights is on March 9th at AutoZone Park. The second match this month is March 16th. Join the Bluff City Mafia at The Brass Door for the pre-game march. Get tickets in the supports section with them to have a rowdy, good time. Check out our blog on 901 FC.

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9. Party like an ogre at a Shrek Rave

If you’ve seen the viral clips of Shrek raves, there’s not much else I can say! Be part of the hype on March 9th at Growlers. This event is 18+. 

10. Hit the red carpet and watch The Oscars

The Oscars, The Academy Awards, whatever you call it, you can watch it at Black Lodge on March 10th. Enjoy the festivities or make fun of it, the choice is yours! Fill out your ballots and compete to win a prize!

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11. Go see the hilarious Broadway musical– Mrs. Doubtfire

Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to Memphis in an internationally acclaimed new hit musical critics call “wonderful, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud funny.” The show takes place March 12-17. Get tickets now or check out the rest of the Broadway lineup this year.

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12. Take an all-inclusive beer tour with City Brew Tours

City Brew Tours offers two brewery tours: The Original Brew Tour (four stops) and Sip of Memphis Brew Tour (three stops). Both tours allow guests to sample beer at each stop while getting behind-the-scenes tours and insight from brewers. Tours are offered Thursdays through Sundays. Read our blog on City Brew Tours.

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13. Plan fun Spring Break activities for your kiddos

Memphis-Shelby County Schools Spring Break is March 11-15, 2024. Keep your kids busy with some fun activities in Memphis from free opportunities to camps. Our blog breaks down many ways to keep the kids engaged and entertained.

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14. Attend a live WWE: Friday Night Smackdown event 

CAN YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKING!? WWE’s Road to Wrestlemania stops in Memphis on March 15th with WWE fan-favorite superstars including THE ROCK (omg), Jimmy USO, Solo Sikoa, Kevin Owens, LA Knight, Damage CTRL, and many many more. Keep the Wrestlemania vibes going with 901 Wrestling or events at Black Lodge– there’s always something for wrestling fans.

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15. Feel lucky at the Silky’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Beale Street

Spend your St. Patrick's Day on America's most iconic street. Beale Street will be decked out in green and people as dozens of floats make their way down one of the biggest parades of the year on March 16th. Expect marching bands, steppers, twirlers, floats and all sorts of sights!

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16. Or celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these 10+ Ideas

The parade may be the biggest St. Patrick's Day event but it's not the only one! Not even close. From special Irish beer releases, bar crawls, more parades, music, and more--this year's St. Patrick's Day weekend is stacked. Check out our St. Patrick's Day guide here.

17. Eat at 32 restaurants for Memphis Black Restaurant Week

Said to be the biggest Memphis Black Restaurant Week yet– with 12 restaurants being brand new, Black-owned restaurants participate in this week-long celebration of the Memphis culinary scene. From March 17th to the 23rd enjoy $15.00 two course lunches and $25.00 three course dinners from delicious restaurants across the city.

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18. Get movin’ and groovin’ with Hustle & Flow Step

This free Hip Hop Step Aerobics is led by instructor Ayanna on March 20th and 27th from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Sunset Canopy of Tom Lee Park.

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19. Make brunch plans for Easter

Easter is on March 31st, so wear your best pastels for an Easter brunch. We have a huge list of the best brunch spots in Memphis. Plus the Memphis Zoo is hosting their Bunny Brunch with exclusive animal encounters!

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20. Experience March Madness in Memphis

The University of Memphis is hosting the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at FedExForum on March 22nd and 24th. Or head to one of our favorite bars to catch the big games on screen.

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21. Head to the Agricenter for Jurassic Quest

Experience the largest & most realistic traveling dinosaur experience from March 22nd til 24th. You’ll see life size dinosaurs, dino rides, fossils, bounce houses, Jurassic Jeeps, and lots more.

22. Check out the Everyday People: Snapshots of the Black Experience at MoSH

This new photography exhibition gives visitors a glimpse of history not often seen. Memphis artis Eric Echols’ brings his photo collection of twentieth-century African Americans. Through studio and candid photos dated back to 1900, Everyday People: Snapshots of the Black Experience is a window into history providing a deeper understanding into Black culture.

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23. Find out what’s love got to do with it at a Tina Turner tribute show

It’s a night filled with back to back hits by the talented Tina Turner on March 23rd at Neil’s Music Room. 

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24. Call the shots at the Casa Palooza Tequila Festival

On March 24th, ticket holders will have access to over 30 flavored tequila stations ranging from strawberry, peach, and blueberry casamigos, tequila flights, Mexican tea shots & more. This is the optimal oasis for all tequila connoisseurs highlighting Casamigos, Don Julio Reposado, Patron & more.

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25. Get the T. rex experience at MoSH’s newest exhibit

This is an immersive experience where you come up to a full-size, fleshed-out replication of SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered. Feeling brave? Take a whiff of SUE’s putrid breath or stick to feeling the texture of dinosaur skin.

26. Head to Tiger Lane for the Soulful Food Truck Festival

To round off Memphis Black Restaurant Week, dozens of Black-owned food trucks will gather at Tiger Lane on March 24th. It’s a day full of food, drinks, and lots of fun.

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27. Witness the vocals, steps, and dances at Sing, Sistah, Sing! presented by Hattiloo Theatre

Hattiloo Theatre’s, "Sing, Sistah, Sing!," celebrates the resilience and creativity of black women. Powerhouse vocalists Stefani Bolton, Wendy Moten, Lil Rounds, and Grammy-nominated Angie Stone take the stage while four black sororities electrify the audience with step routines. The empowering event takes place on March 30th.

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28. Experience the official Memphis Tacos & Tequila Street Festival

Enjoy giveaways from local organizations, tequila bars, taco food trucks, $5 shots, live DJ, and much more fun on March 30th.

29. Escape from the magical world of Oz

The streets of Memphis will turn into the magical world of Oz in an outdoor escape room-style experience on March 30th. You will use your phone to follow hidden clues, solve witty puzzles and complete fun challenges as you walk around the city. The event is entirely based on the original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz novel by L. Frank Baum.

30. Catch a Memphis Showboats game under the newly merged United Football League

The new league will kick off on Saturday, March 30, with a matchup between the two 2023 champions: Arlington Renegades and Birmingham Stallions. Season tickets start at $20 per game for five games.

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31. Go to Pickle Fest at Growlers

Pickle lovers, this one’s for you! Enjoy pickle themed food & beverage at the 1st annual intimate pickle fest at Growlers on March 31st. This is a 21+ event.

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32. Volunteer at a local nonprofit organization 

When you do good, you feel good. Volunteer to plant native trees, support little ones in Challenger Basketball games, and many more opportunities. 

Don’t miss out on all the Memphis goodness!

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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