Zoom Through the Zoo
Join the Memphis Zoo for their annual four-mile race and one-mile fun run. Participants follow the course through the Zoo and Overton Park. The race ends in the Zoo with post-race party that includes food, drinks, and live music.
WHEN: Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Memphis Zoo
Urban Dictionary says that if a song is unbelievably tight or just ridiculously awesome it’s a banger. So, that begs the question: What happens when a bunch of bands get together for Memorial Day weekend and play a bunch of really great songs?
WHEN: Friday, May 24 at 6:00 PM until May 26 at 11:45 PM
2019 Great American River Run
The Great American River Run is a half marathon and 5K race taking place in downtown Memphis on Memorial Day weekend. The half marathon course leads racers along the banks of the Mississippi River while 5K runners experience a route through downtown Memphis. The fun all culminates with a massive post-race party that includes food, drinks and live music.
WHEN: Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Downtown Memphis
Bluff City Jazz at the Shell
Bluff City Jazz at the Shell will be one of the “Hottest Smooth Jazz Festivals of the Summer.” This festival is more than an outdoor concert, it’s an event! It’s a place to people-watch, eat, drink, mingle, relax soak in the rays, and of course hear some of he coolest music performed by national recording smooth jazz artist. This Jazz Festival features classy veterans who have set the standard to young lions taking the jazz scene by storm, all capturing the spirit of smooth jazz that knows no boundaries in exhilarating, intimate performances. Bring a chair and a blanket then sit back and relax to smooth jazz performed by some of the best musicians in the world.
WHEN: Saturday, May 25 at 12:00 PM
WHERE: Levitt Shell
2019 Celebrate Memphis
The City of Memphis and Shelby County turn 200 this year, and in celebration of the bicentennial, Memphis in May International Festival has broken with its tradition of saluting the history and culture of a country and will instead celebrate the rich culture and colorful history of Memphis at a unique event Saturday, May 25, appropriately titled “Celebrate Memphis.”
WHEN: Saturday, May 25 at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Tom Lee Park
Memphis Bicentennial Tour, "Memphis 200"
Join Backbeat Tours and Elmwood Cemetery in celebrating Memphis’ bicentennial with this fun and unique living history tour!
With a modern day bluesman and the colorful Boss Crump as your guide, you’ll meet an eclectic mix of men and women, both famous and not-so-famous, who have made this city great: a frontier trader who knew Memphis before it was Memphis; a Civil War spy; yellow fever survivors; a Beale Street businessman who made the street a home for the African-American community; politicians, merchants, civil rights crusaders, and WC Handy himself, who made Memphis the Home of the Blues.
WHEN: Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
WHERE: Backbeat Tours
Spring Concert in Chimes Square
Bring the kids and get ready to move! Join Overton Square at their annual Spring Concert featuring the 41st Army Band and Graber Gryass.
A Cornhole Tournament benefitting the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee will kick off the evening fun at 4 p.m. The cost to enter is $20 per team.
Michael Graber and Graber Gryass will get your toes tappin’ to hard-hitting, sweet-sounding Bluegrass music during the tournament.
The 41st Army Band will play from 6 – 8 p.m. The band has been playing music for audiences young and old more than 50 years and plays an assortment of music including rock, jazz and country, and western music.
Additionally, there will be Art Play available for the kiddos and there’ll be complimentary balloon art from Memphis’ favorite 901 Balloon Guy. Mili’s Flowers And Gifts Flower Truck will there, MEMPopS will be selling their frozen treats, and The TapBox Mobile Beer Garden will have local drafts available for purchase.
WHEN: Sunday, May 26 at 4:00 PM
WHERE: Overton Square
Memorial Day Weekend Cookout + Postgame Fireworks
Starting at just $21, you can enjoy a baseball game and an all-you-can-eat hamburger/hot dog buffet at AutoZone Park on Sunday, May 26 as the Memphis Redbirds take on the San Antonio Missions.
WHEN: Sunday, May 26 at 6:35 PM
WHERE: AutoZone Park