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The Memphis Weekend: September 2-4

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If you're not spending the entire Labor Day weekend at the pool or by the BBQ, then there are tons of events for you to enjoy!


Delta Fair and Music Festival 

It's the 10th year of music, rides, food, shows, and livestock at the Agricenter! The fair starts Friday at 2 p.m. and runs through next Sunday. Check their website for daily times and events!

Memphis Music & Heritage Festival 

Downtown Memphis is about to be transformed into a two-block celebration of all things Memphis music, art, dance, and food!

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union. More than 100 performers, craftspeople, dancers, and cooks will be present!

Beale Street Cigar Festival 

If you're a fan of the "finer things," head to WC Handy Park for an all day celebration of cigars, music, liquor, and food.  Try premium cigars from all over the world, attend rolling demonstrations, watch a whole pig grilling, and watch sports on HDTV screens.

The event is 1-5 p.m., but you can get a VIP access pass for an evening event from 6-9 p.m and a concert from 9-midnight. Tickets are $65 for general admission and $95 for VIP.

Mourning Tea 

Spend an afternoon sipping tea and learning about the bizarre mourning traditions of Victorian times at the Woodruff Fontaine House.  Tour the museum and see the rare collection of mourning textiles, and hear stories of the people who lived and died inside the mansion.

The presentation begins promptly at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Carriage House.

Buffy Trivia at Chardonnay 

Are you ready to slay (pun intended) the trivia game? Head to Chardonnay/Bayou Bar and Grill for a night of Buffy the Vampire Slayer themed questions.

The event is free, but get there early to ensure your spot!  Trivia starts at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Family Domestic Violence Awareness Festival 

This free festival promises a full day of fun for the whole family Saturday!  The party kicks off at 8 a.m. with a community walk/run, then includes carnival rides, entertainment, food, merchandise, games, a movie, and fireworks!

Head to Fountain of Living Praise International for the festivities, all meant to put a stop to domestic violence.

Rock for Love

Rock for Love, which benefits Church Health, has events all over the city this weekend.

Saturday, catch the party at Loflin Yard. It's a $10 suggested donation while you enjoy music all afternoon starting at 2 p.m. 

Otherlands will pick up the torch for the evening, starting at 7 p.m. with a spotlight on folk, acoustic, and singer/songwriters. Cover is $10. 

Then on Sunday, head to Levitt Shell for a concert starting at 6 p.m. The event is "give what you can." 

Dog Day at the Garden 

Grab your furry best friend and head to the Memphis Botanic Garden for a day of fun! Dogs and owners can compete for best trick, most fitting name, and best costume.

Entrance is $5 for MBG members and $10 for non-members. Gates open Saturday at 2 p.m.

September Story Time 

If you have young kids, this is a must!  From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, follow the story trail in the Memphis Botanic Gardens to a discovery station and activity. Every Saturday in September, the garden will celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday with one of his stories. This week is James and the Giant Peach!

The trail is free to members and comes with paid garden admission.

Sports and Fitness

Chick-fil-a 5k 

Lace up your shoes and join Chick-fil-a for a morning jog through Downtown Memphis. All ages, abilities, and speeds are welcome. This year even includes a kid's dash!

The race begins at 8 a.m. Monday at AutoZone Park and proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South. Registration is $25 before the event at $30 on race day. The kid's dash is $10.

Memphis Tigers vs. Southeast Missouri State 

Go Tigers Go! The football season is officially here. Grab all of your blue and white and head to Liberty Bowl to cheer on our guys!  The game starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $15.

Tour de Collierville 

Grab your bike and hit the trails for a 20, 40, or 60 mile ride!  Or, if you don't want to go that far, there's a 5 mile family fun ride, and family events for those who just want to enjoy a beautiful day at the park.

The rides start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration costs between $20 and $40 and goes towards the non-profit programs of the Collierville Literacy Council and the Collierville Rotary.

Furry Fitness Frenzy Day 

Support Guardian Angel Pet Rescue while getting a great workout at CycleBar Germantown!  Friday, work up a sweat at a 9Round kickboxing event starting at 6 p.m. Then, Saturday you can take part in a CycleBar event starting at 1:30 p.m. Each event is $25 individually or $45 together.

Introductory Aerial Arts Series 

Have you ever wanted to fly? Well, I've been trying to learn this year, and I can tell you, it's the most fun I've ever had.  If you dream of Cirque du Soleil, try High Expectation Aerial Arts' introductory class series, starting this Sunday!  Learn the basics of aerial fabrics, aerial hoop (lyra), and trapeze, along with basic toning, conditioning, and flexibility practice.

This class is for beginners, so if you've never sat up in the lyra before, try it out!  Each class is 90 minutes and classes meet once a week for five weeks. All five sessions together cost $95. The first class is Sunday at 5 p.m.


Live Up Fest 

If you love Reggae music, you're not going to want to miss this night at the Hi Tone. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are just $10. Enjoy a night of music and an art auction to support Carpenter Art Garden.

Harry Potter Fan Painting 

I wish there was a spell that would make me a good artist, because I'm pretty much a step below stick figures. However, I love Harry Potter, and I might just take my chances anyway at Pinot's Palette-Sanderlin. For $45 you can paint Starry Night over the Hogwarts Castle. Feel free to dress up and bring food or drinks!  Get painting Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Never Ending Story 

Catch this showing of the 1980s fan favorite and find yourself diving into the mystical world of Fantasia. The show starts at 2 p.m. Sunday at Malco Paradiso. Tickets are $13.50.


Pyramid Wine & Spirits Wine Tasting 

If you haven't been to Pyramid yet, it's worth the trip. They really know what they're talking about, and they always have great specials!  Grab a bottle for your Labor Day pool party.

Bounty on Broad and Wiseacre: A Beer Brunch 

There are definitely some food gems on Broad Avenue, and Bounty on Broad and Wiseacre Brewery are two of my favorites. This brunch pairs four Wiseacre beers with a four course brunch featuring fresh, seasonal cuisine. My mouth is already watering.

The brunch starts at 12 p.m. Saturday at Bounty on Broad. Tickets are $55.


Fall Seasonal Market 

It's never too early to start shopping for Christmas presents! Several local vendors will be present at Midtown Crossing Grill on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.

First Saturday Sale 

Rummage through the booths of Southern Vintage Company to see what you can find at their First Saturday Sale!  Find a great deal starting at 10 a.m. at their Bartlett location.

Know of more events happening this weekend? Send an email to and we'll add it to our list. Did you snap a picture at one of these events? Email it to or tag #WMCandMe on Twitter or Instagram!

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