2022 Memphis Summer Events Guide

2022 Memphis Summer Events Guide

If you've been outside for more than five minutes in the last week, you know what's up: summer has arrived. Here's your guide to things to do in Memphis this summer, including Memphis summer events, things to do with kids in Memphis, and summer festivals in Memphis.

Ongoing memphis summer Events

Wednesdays

Bike Nights, Beale Street, Wednesdays through Sept. 28, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., free to attend 
Motorcycle enthusiasts descend on Downtown every Wednesday night to park on the most iconic street in America. Weather permitting. Read the rules.

Thursdays

Yoga at Grind City, Grind City Brewing, Thursdays through Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m., $16
Join Envision Memphis every Thursday evening to enjoy the beautiful wide-open acreage at Grind City Brewing Co.! We’ll enjoy a 45 minute sunset Vinyasa Practice. 

Rooftop Parties, Peabody Hotel, Thursday nights through August 15, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., $15, 21+
Every Thursday night in the summer, hundreds of Memphians (and visitors) flock to the Peabody Hotel’s massive rooftop for live music, snack buffets, and drinks. These are decidedly adult affairs. Single and ready to mingle? This is for you. A cute date night out on the town? Also for you. This year the parties will be hosted by DJ Epic, with local bands every other week.

Last Thursday of each Month

Sunset Kayak Rentals, Mud Island Boat Ramp, last Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., free
Enjoy free 30-minute kayak rentals departing from Mud Island Boat Ramp and a smooth waterborne DJ, every last Thursday of the month through September. Kayak rentals are first come first served.

All Summer Long, multiple days

Memphis Redbirds Games, AutoZone Park, all summer, prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
It’s baseball at the ballpark! Two buck beers on Thursdays and post-game fireworks on Saturdays.

Memphis 901 FC Games, AutoZone Park, all summer, prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
Our very own soccer team takes on USL opponents at the ballpark. 

Thursdays Through Sundays

Riverside Taps, Beale Street Landing, Thursdays - Sundays through Oct. 31, costs vary, kids are welcome to hang / beers 21+
Grind City Brewing Company will have a pop-up Thursdays and Fridays (3 p.m. - 8 p.m.) and Saturdays and Sundays (noon to 8 p.m.) every week through Halloween this summer and fall. It’s the perfect chance to catch a sunset and sip a local brew at the Beale Street Landing dock. You can park at One Beale (2729 in the Premium Parking app) and Riverfront (P2722  in the Premium Parking app) or anywhere downtown. 

First Saturday of Each Month

Lightfoot Farms Market, 7422 Ward Rd. Millington, first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
A local farmers market full of fresh farm raised meat, produce, fresh eggs, baked goods & bread, artisan cheeses, jams & jellies, dry goods, gifts, and more. Plus pony rides, food trucks, coffee, and popcorn.

One Saturday A Month

Time Warp Drive-In, Malco Summer Drive-In, monthly on a Saturday, July 23 / Aug. 27, Sept. 17, $20 per car, parental discretion advised
Memphis’ drive-in movie theater offers monthly all-night movie marathons with cult classics, horror and more. There’s a different theme every month – for July it’s “Bedtime Stories” featuring Hook, Never-Ending Story; for August it’s “Bloody Highways” with all the Mad Max movies; for September it’s the Evil Dead trilogy. Full 2022 schedule here.

One Sunday A Month

Sunset Jazz, Court Square, July 10 and August 14, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Sunset Jazz at Court Square Concert is a free family friendly event hosted by Just Jazzin’. The series offers a great line-up of some of Memphis’ finest jazz artists, featuring different styles from straight ahead to swing. Grab a snack and a drink from one of the food trucks and sit down for an afternoon of great entertainment.  Limited seating is available. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Last Friday Of The Month

South Main Trolley Night, last Friday of each month March through Oct., 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., free, all ages
Trolley Night gets the entire neighborhood buzzing. Galleries, shops, restaurants, and bars open their doors to the masses and feature live music, dance performances, and more

August Events

Be sure to check out our 15 live music picks for the month of August— concerts, shows, and musical fun happening in Memphis this month. Here's the list.

Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival, Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, August 6, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., $40+tax, 21 and up
Join us on August 6th, 2022 on the field of the Liberty Bowl for the 4th Annual Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival. Tickets are $40+tax and include admission into the event, a souvenir glass, all beverage samples, and a portion to benefit the Dorothy Day House. We will have live entertainment throughout the event, as well as yard games, inflatables, and more.

FedEx St. Jude Championship 2022, TPC Southwind, August 8-14
The top 125 in the #FedExCup will begin their quest for the PGA TOUR’s Ultimate Prize this August at TPC Southwind.

Elvis Week 2022, Various locations, August 9 – 17, prices vary, all ages
Celebrate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll this August by attending one of the many Elvis events around the city, from official Elvis Tribute Artist contests to dance parties to the famous candlelight vigil that brings fans from around the world to the gates of Graceland.

Foreigner, Orpheum Theatre, August 11, 7:30 p.m., $49.50 - $125, all ages
With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal.

Kodak Black & Friends, FedExForum, August 13, 8 p.m., $69 - $159+
Kodak Black announced today he is coming to Memphis with his Back for Everything I Lost tour. The tour will visit FedExForum on Saturday, August 13, 2022, and will feature Big Walk Dogg, Fredo Bang, Toosii and Yella Beezy.

To Kill A Mockingbird, Orpheum Theatre, August 16 - 21, prices vary
It’s Broadway at the Orpheum! This one is not a musical, it’s Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of the novel. See the full season of shows here and get your tickets here. 

Blues on Beale: Toni Green, Handy Park, August 17, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Catch Toni Green for a free show on Wednesday night, August 17th at Handy Park on Beale Street! 

ARROW Pop-Up Market, 653 Philadelphia St. August 19 (4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) and August 20 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.), free to attend
Although ARROW’s retail store is open year-round, the pop up markets offer a special, community experience that you can't get at any gallery or store. Find unique local gifts from local makers and interact with the artists.

Marc Broussard In Concert, Railgarten, August 19, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., $20
Memphis-based singer-songwriter Marc Broussard takes the stage at outdoor venue Railgarten.

Lady A, Radians Amphitheater, August 20, 8 p.m., $61 and up
Live at the Garden presents Lady A on Saturday, August 20th.
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Buwtye’s Bazaar Musical, Overton Park Shell, August 20, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., $100 all-access pass
The Bazaar musical is sure to be a fun filled day of live entertainment, food, and fun at the Overton Park Shell! Enjoy delicious cuisine brought to you by Buwtye's Bytes sure to please your palate. There will be vendors, education, and services available all day long.

Grind City Fest, Grind City Brewing Co. (76 Waterworks Ave.), August 26 - 27, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m., all ages
Grind City Fest is a new, two-day music festival celebrating Blues, Brews, and Bluegrass. The event will be held on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 at Grind City Brewing Company. The venue features a backdrop of unique views of Memphis and sits on 1.75 acres of green space located just five minutes north of downtown.

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