9 Can't-Miss Spring Events

Sunny weather brings the Bluff City to life. Check out these unforgettable experiences while you're here.

It doesn't matter which weekend you decide to visit this spring, there's something happening in Memphis. Whether it's a food festival, cultural celebration, award winning play, or rockin' concert, you'll find the party or maybe the party will find you. 

Lantern Light Festival

Dates: March 31 – May 7
About: Experience Chinese culture in Memphis when this nationally touring showcase arrives at Agricenter International. Enjoy the pageantry of hand-crafted lanterns featuring architecture from around the world, creatures, holiday traditions and mythical stories. Plus, the family-friendly event features interactive activities like face painting, train rides and lantern making.
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Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball

Dates: March 30 – August 31
About: Have a grand slam of a good time with the best Minor League baseball team in the country. The St. Louis Cardinals affiliate serves up a home run at every Redbirds game with fun activities and games to keep everyone in their seats beyond the 7th inning stretch. Select games even include a fireworks show at the end!
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Taste Of The Caribbean Food Festival

Date: April 1
About: Connect with the Caribbean at their annual food festival. The indoor event features a delightful mix of island foods like jerk meats, barbecue, island vegetables, desserts and Caribbean cocktails and punches. Doors close midday only to reopen for the Caribbean Night Show: a Bob Marley tribute that includes a reggae band, DJ, and seven talented acts.
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Check Out Our Favorite Annual Food Festivals

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

Date: April 8
About: Venture to the heart of Midtown Memphis to enjoy delicious crawfish (as well as barbecue, carnival food and more) amongst a sea of your new best friends! Thousands of local Memphians and tourists take over the streets of Overton Square for this all-day festival to celebrate Cajun country’s favorite dish. Can’t make the Overton Square Crawfish Festival? No worries. Memphis loves crawfish! Attend the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival or Harbor Town Crawfish Festival during your visit.
Catch Some Flavor.
 

Peabody Rooftop Parties

Dates: Every Thursday, Starting April 13
About: Party on the most happenin’ rooftop in Memphis! If you’re 21+, kick off your weekend at the Peabody Memphis hotel’s weekly rooftop party. Every Thursday throughout Spring and Summer, the Peabody welcomes a live DJ and weekly headliner for the ultimate Memphis party. Several bars, a large dance floor, a VIP area and a beautiful view of the Mississippi River’s sunset set the tone for a memorable dance party in Memphis.
Join The Fun.
 

Bacon & Bourbon Festival

Date: April 15
About: Welcome to the epitome of Southern comfort. The Memphis Flyer’s Bacon & Bourbon Festival is a sellout affair that combines savory bacon, BBQ and distilled spirits for a delicious time. Locally-owned restaurants offer dozens of food samples and up to 15 samples of smooth bourbon throughout the event. All guests must be 21+.
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Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival

Dates: April 13-17
About: Experience West Africa in Memphis at this annual multiday festival. Traditional foods, authentic garb, a cultural marketplace, arts and crafts history and soul-stirring music bring Downtown Memphis to life during this rich celebration of African heritage and culture.
Don’t Miss Out.

Check Out Our Favorite Annual Cultural Festivals

Beale Street Music Festival

Dates: May 5-7
About: Three days, four stages, and over 60 world-class acts. The largest music festival in Memphis takes over Downtown’s Tom Lee Park every year and features every genre of music in an unmatched lineup of top talent. This year’s performers include Jill Scott, Kings of Leon, Soundgarden Widespread Panic, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, Ludacris, Death Cab for Cutie, Wiz Kahlifa and MGMT among others.
Rock The Bluff.
 

Chainsmokers @ The FedEx Forum

Date: May 19
About: The Grammy-nominated and American Music Award winning duo, The Chainsmokers, is taking over the Bluff City during the Southern leg of their national tour. With the viral success of their first major release “#SELFIE” (over 480 million views on YouTube) and the chart-topping singles “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer,” this hot EDM sensation will have the FedExForum blazing!
Feel The Energy.

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