5 Things To Do This Weekend

April 16-18

Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend!

Submit your events to the blog's calendar here.


Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend! 

1. Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival, Minglewood Hall / Malco Cordova, Saturday and Sunday 

Porter Leath’s Ragun Cajun crawfish festival will be drive through with two different locations this year: Saturday, April 17 from noon to 5 p.m. at Minglewood Hall and Sunday, April 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Malco Cordova Cinema. You can pre-order your crawfish online

2. Cooper Young Porchfest, Cooper Young Neighborhood, Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

A grassroots celebration of spring and music on the eclectic porches of Cooper Young residents. 

3. Victorians & Dinosaurs, Mallory-Neely House, Saturday, 6 p.m. $10 per person, all ages

Manager of Exhibits for the Museum of Science & History leads a chat about Victorians’s love of dinosaurs. First chance back in the Mallory-Neely House in a while!

4. Almost Famous, Radians Amphitheater at Memphis Botanic Garden, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $20, all ages

Locals Live concerts at the Botanic Gardens kick off this weekend with Memphis group Almost Famous. The show as at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. Bring your chairs or blankets; leave food, drink, and coolers at home—they'll have food trucks and bars onsite. More info.

5. Planters NUTmobile, Edge Motor Museum, Sunday, noon - 4 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

This Sunday, the Planters NUTmobile—including Mr. Peanut himself—will be hanging out at the Edge Motor Museum in The Edge District (645 Marshall Ave, near Chef Tam’s and Sun Studio, just down from High Cotton Brewing).

More ideas: 

Canoes + Cocktails, Shelby Farms Park, Friday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., $50 single / $75 double, 21 and up
Take a guided sunset paddle in a kayak (single or double) followed by socially-distant cocktails, snacks, yard games, and music. 

The last Spring Blooms weekend is at the Botanic Garden on Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Live Music Pop-Ups, Crosstown Concourse, Thursday - Saturday, free, all ages
Crosstown Concourse hosts live music pop-ups this weekend in the Central Atrium each day this weekend. Grab dinner at a Crosstown restaurant, grab a seat in the socially-distanced area, and don’t forget your mask. 

30 Days of Opera, Various Locations, All Weekend, Free, All Ages/Kid-FriendlyOpera Memphis is bringing back free, pop-up opera performances all over town in April. In fact, they’ll have at least one show in every Memphis zip code this month! See the schedule.

For more, check out the blog’s calendar—we’ve been adding a ton of upcoming events! Plus, with the new calendar you can search by date or by topic, like family friendly, theater, sports, and more. You can submit your events here.

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@sir.meatball / Mary Lauren Stewart
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