10 Memphis Spring Festivals

Fireworks on the River / Phillip Van Zandt

#1 MEMPHIS BICENTENNTIAL

2019
Memphis only turns 200 once! Join the party as we Celebrate Memphis during the Memphis in May Festival. An airshow, fireworks, cornhole tournament and of course tons of Memphis live music will fill Tom Lee Park. 

Peacock Lego Zoo Exhibit

#2 GIANT LEGO SCULPTURES AT THE ZOO

FEBRUARY THRU AUGUST
Giant Lego sculptures of sights commonly seen in nature will be located throughout the zoo. These sculptures contain a combined 460,000 Lego pieces and took more than 4,000 man hours to build and the exhibits are free with your general admission.

St. Patrick's Day Parade / Holly Whitfield

#3 SILKY O'SULLIVAN'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Get your green outfit on and get ready to party on Beale Street! Celebrate St. Patrick's day with the Silky O'Sullivan's annual parade. You won't want to miss parade floats, green beer and all that Memphis music up and down the most famous street in the world. 

River Series Harbor Town / Alex Shansky

#4 RIVER SERIES AT HARBOR TOWN

APRIL
Head down to Mud Island for some local Memphis music for the River Series at Harbor Town on Sunday afternoons. Relax by the river and take in the views.

People sharing crawfish at the crawfish festival memphis

#5 CRAWFISH FESTIVALS

APRIL 13 & APRIL 28
If you think we only have one crawfish festival a year, you'd be wrong. Overton Square in Midtown shuts down Madison Avenue for the mud bugs on April 13 and you'll find more boiling crawfish fun right along the Mississippi at the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival on April 28.

Africa in April / Nikki Boertman Commercial Appeal

#6 AFRICA IN APRIL

APRIL 19-21
For 33 years Africa in April brings Africa to America to celebrate their culture, celebrate their history, and recognize the importance of their past and their connections with Africa. This year's salute to the Republic of Nigeria will include music, dancing, food, a vendor marketplace and more! 
 

Kayaking at Shelby Farms Memphis

#7 EARTH DAY AT SHELBY FARMS PARK

APRIL 27
The Down to Earth Festival will have live music, high-adventure play, eco-friendly vendors, local food options, and more. 

#8 MEMPHIS IN MAY

MAY
A whole month of back to back festivities! Beale Street Music Festival, World Championship Barbecue Competition, Great American River Run and Celebrate Memphis will all commemorate Memphis' Bicentennial year. 

GreekFest / iStock

#9 MEMPHIS GREEK FESTIVAL

MAY 10 & 11
The Memphis Greek Festival returns for its 61st year to bring traditional Grecian cuisine, dancing, and more to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. 

Explore Bike Share Big River Crossing Skyline / Craig Thompson

#10 THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI

ALL YEAR LONG 
With new amenities like Big River Crossing, the pedestrian and bike bridge that crosses the Missississippi River, kayaking in the Wolf River Harbor or enjoying free events such as free yoga at River Garden Park. There are tons of ways to enjoy the beautiful river banks. 

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