Experience Memphis In September

 Learn More About 11 Fairs, Festivals and Concerts You Can't Miss.

NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVALS

Germantown Festival (9/9-9/10): Visit this charming local suburb of Memphis for two days of family-friendly games, local music, carnival food and plenty of shopping.
 
While you’re in the area… East Memphis and Germantown offer plenty of shopping and delicious dining – from barbecue to fine dining and everything in between.
 
Cooper-Young Festival (9/16): The city’s largest neighborhood festival started at the intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Now, it extends throughout the entire neighborhood to accommodate it music stage, food and alcohol vendors, trendy pop-up shops and more.
 
Pro Tip… Take advantage of the nearby Overton Square parking garage and Ride The Roo for $2.
 
Bartlett Festival (9/29-9/30): W.J. Freeman Park turns into a barbecue cooking contest and car show every year for this high energy festival. Live music begins on Friday evening and doesn’t stop until late Saturday. Plus, hot air balloon rides, a carnival and a marketplace await. 

Young Avenue Deli in Cooper-Young, Memphis, TN
Germantown, Cooper-Young and Bartlett festivals offer a taste of Memphis and the 'burbs.

FAMILY FESTIVALS

1340 WLOK Stone Soul Picnic (9/2): For over 40 years, AM radio station 1340 WLOK has invited its family of listeners from all over the region to come together for an annual family picnic. This year, the 43rd Stone Soul Picnic will take over the Levitt Shell Park in Midtown for a day of music, games, giveaways and new memories.
 
Delta Fair & Music Festival (9/1-9/10): For ten days in September, the Agricenter International becomes the mecca for carnival relay games, Ferris wheels and amusement park rides. Fly high and spin fast at one of the area’s largest fairs, featuring adrenaline-pumping rides, livestock shows, live entertainment and more.
 
International Goat Days Festival (9/8-9/9): Take a visit to Millington for an unforgettable experience at the annual Goat Days Festival. The fun kicks off on Friday with the World’s Greatest Goat Parade and continues through Saturday evening. Expect a car show, antique tractor show, swap meet, fishing rodeo, corn hole tournaments, battle of the bands and lots and lots of goats!
 
Don’t Forget… If you make your way to the area, be sure to go for a taste at the Old Millington Vineyard and Winery.  

Memphis is perfect for making memories. Explore museums, playgrounds and other unique attractions for the kid in all of us.

MUSIC & CULTURAL EVENTS

Memphis Music & Heritage Festival (9/2-9/3): Celebrate southern culture Memphis-style with a Downtown Memphis block party that features music, arts, dance, food and local makers. With indoor and outdoor stages, some of the best talent in the region and a laid-back vibe, the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival offers the authentic local experience you crave.

Southern Heritage Classic (9/7-9/9): Join thousands of new friends for the football classic to jumpstart the season. Students, alumni and fans from Jackson State of Jackson, MS and Tennessee State of Nashville arrive in Memphis on Thursday for a jam-packed weekend of concerts, an expo and a football game featuring two of the best bands in the land in a head-to-head battle.
 
Three Big Concerts (9/15, 17 and 29): R&B superstar Mary J. Blige will take over the Landers Center on Friday, September 15 for a soul-full stop on her Strength Of A Woman tour. Bruno Mars will give things a little time to cool off before he heats things up at the FedEx Forum on Sunday, September 17 for one of the city’s most anticipated concert experiences – the 24K Magic World Tour. Finally, wrap up the month with bellyaching laughs when Daily Show host Trevor Noah takes over the Orpheum on Saturday, September 29.
 
Take the scenic route… with a carriage ride through Downtown Memphis before the Bruno Mars or Trevor Noah show.
 
Gonerfest XIV (9/28-10/1): Rock out at the city’s largest indie concert. Goner Records will take over the Hi-Tone, Memphis Made Brewery and Murphy’s for 30+ acts from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Japan.
 
Venture off the beaten path and check out Goner Records Elvis Presley Impersonator shrine for just a quarter.
 
Outdoor Music: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September, enjoy a free concert at the outdoor venue that hosted Elvis Presley’s first paid show, the Levitt Shell. Each family-friendly show starts at sunset. Food trucks are available but picnic baskets and coolers are welcome. Live at the Garden will wrap up its Summer Concert Series with the Steve Miller Band on Friday, September 15. Find lawn tickets before the show sells out.

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