5 Things To Do This Weekend

Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend—plus a few extra ideas!

Submit your events to the blog's calendar here.

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June 11-13, 2021

1. Memphis Redbirds v. Gwinnett Stripers, AutoZone Park, June 8 - 13 (Tuesday - Sunday), prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly

The Redbirds have a home series this week and weekend—if you haven’t been back to the ballpark, what are you waiting for? They’re hosting all kinds of fun specials, including free nachos on Tuesday, free dog hots on Friday, postgame fireworks on Saturday, and ice cream for kids on Sunday. 

2. Star & Micey + Reba Russell Band, Appling Lake (Bartlett), Friday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center hosts Music By The Lake! This Friday, it’s Memphis favorites Star & Micey and the Reba Russell band. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics, and they’ll have food trucks on site, too. Alcohol is not allowed on the premises. 

3. Sweat The Greenway, Mud Island / Epping Way / Kennedy Park, Saturdays, free, all ages

The Wolf River Conservancy is hosting free one-hour fitness classes every Saturday morning all summer through October 5th! Sign up online and then show up to one of the three locations: Mud Island, Epping Way, or Kennedy Park for barre class, fun & fitness class, or temple tantrum class. See details and sign up here. They’re also hosting free kayak and canoe paddling at the Epping Way Section every other Saturday.

4. A. Schwab Memphis Vinyl Collection Launch, A. Schwab on Beale, Saturday, noon - 5 p.m./ticketed event 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., all ages

Beale Street’s general store is launching an exclusively Memphis vinyl music department, curated by local music experts, and they open it up on Record Store Day, Saturday June 12th. It’s free to the public from noon to 5 p.m., after which the special ticketed event ($25) begins. This includes an interview and appearance by gospel soul artists Elizabeth King. Read more. Fr tickets, email Amy at [email protected]

5. BIPOC Memphis Matters In Celebration of Juneteenth, Online Event, Saturday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., $12 - $15

From Playback Memphis: “Playback Memphis presents a special BIPOC only Memphis Matters, in celebration of Juneteenth made up of a BIPOC ensemble and audience. There is levity, laughter, tears, beauty, cultural richness , the shared understanding and the feeling of home that people of color can experience when they are able to come together in a safe space.” 

More Ideas for the weekend:

J. Buck Experience (Live Music), Health Sciences Park, Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

J. Buck will perform live at Health Sciences Park during lunch on Friday. Cousins Main Lobster and Smurfey’s Smokehouse food trucks will be there, too!

Opera Memphis presents Scalia/Ginsburger, The Grove at GPAC, Saturday, 6:15 p.m., $35, all ages

Opera Memphis will present Derrick Wang's comic opera Scalia/Ginsburg for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. The performance will take place at The Grove, GPAC's lush, outdoor performance space on Saturday, June 12 at 7pm with a preshow talk beginning at 6:15.

Family Fishing Event, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, Saturday - Sunday, free, all ages/kid-friendly

Bass Pro Shops will host two weekends of free, family-friendly fishing activities at the Pyramid this June (12-13 and 19-20). They’ll have catch-and-release ponds, giveaways, crafts, and a free copy of the “Fishing 101 Guide” while supplies last. 

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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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