Spirits and Soul Festival
"Spirits & Soul is a 2-Day Festival that brings the Tennessee Whiskey Trail to downtown Memphis, TN as part of the kick-off to the city’s Bicentennial Celebration, A New Century of Soul."
Mid-South Food Truck Fest
"70+ trucks from cities along the mighty Mississippi River and beyond come together to celebrate food and help local non-profits raise funds for their organization. This is an event to encourage people from all over to visit Memphis, TN and see that the city has a lot to offer. "
Taste the Rarity Wiseacre Brewing Co.
"TASTE the RARITY will feature the release of UNICORNUCOPIA 2019. Live Music from Mighty Souls Brass Band, Obruni Dance Band, the Griz Line, circus acts, some surprise entertainment, and more with backyard games and food trucks."
Foster Care Awareness Community Festival and Parade
"Vendors from the health care industry, government agencies and private sector will be onsite to provide free services and support to the residents of our community."
Lucy Music & Arts Festival
"Vendors will be selling food, art, and other home-made crafts. There will be a variety of fun games for children to participate in. We will also be featuring a number of musical acts from various musical styles and genres. This event is FREE"
Grind City Flow Festival
"The Grind City Flow Festival is a one day festival that will include workshops throughout the day in a variety of flow arts, aerial, yoga, and dance. The goal is to create a welcoming environment in which all performance artists, beginners and experts, can practice their craft safely under the guidance of trained professionals."
CommUnity Festival at Snowden
"Free to attend, there will be free food, a dunk tank, rock climbing, face painting, an obstacle course, food trucks, Mempops, local businesses and vendors, and other fun activities as well!!"
Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
"Enjoy live music on three stages from nationally-known and local award-winning artists in Memphis, games including crawfish bobbing, eating, and racing, arts & crafts vendors, and a play zone for children ages 12 and under all for FREE."
Memphis in May International Festival
May 3rd-5th, 15th-18th, & 25th
(Multiple dates in May. Please click the link below for full event list)
"The mission of Memphis in May International Festival is to promote and celebrate Memphis culture, foster economic growth, and enhance international awareness through education"
Cinco de Mayo Popup Festival
"A Cinco De Mayo Popup Festival at Primas Bakery and Boutique!
The festival will host local artists and makers in the outdoor space directly next door to Primas Bakery and Boutique! There will be Cinco de Mayo deals and dessert specials inside Primas!"
Memphis Greek Festival
"This will be a two day festival filled with delicious Greek food, music, dancing, pastries, activities for the children, and more"
Water Lantern Festival
Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone.
Memphis Margarita Festival
"The festival includes 15 margarita samples from your favorite restaurants, with awesome entertainment! Food will be available for purchase, and there will also be a cash bar with full-sized drinks available. "
"Memphis BrewFest highlights quality beers from the local region and beyond. The festival features a wide variety of American craft beers as well as exotic international brews, with a background of live music and the scenery of downtown Memphis."
Memphis Local Music Festival
"The Memphis Local Music Festival is a Celebration of Memphis’s Greatest Natural Resource - Our Talent! Come out and enjoy a day of Fun, Local Memphis Food, and Great Local Music!"
Ruby Bridges Reading Fest
"Children pre-K through elementary school receive free books at the festival, enjoy storytelling and entertainment. Educators, with their valid school ID, can also get free books for their classroom. The event will feature fun activities including face painting, balloon animals, dance and musical performances and food trucks."
Hattiloo Black Arts Festival
"Free festival showcases the diversity, energy, and exceptional talent of various local Black arts groups and artists."
Memphis Italian Festival
May 30th-June 1st
"The Memphis Italian Festival presents family-oriented fun in music, food, events, games, and more for the benefit of the children of Holy Rosary Parish School."
Tour de' Toast
"Tour Dé Toast is designed to educate a diverse group of cultured individuals in the community about champagne through a physical tasting while enjoying food curated by local chefs, libations, musical entertainment and art all under the sun and green lawn of the historic Pink Palace Museum."
Juneteenth Urban Music festival
"This free three-day festival provides fellowship, fanfare and a great time. Don't miss the Ultimate Juneteenth Showdown featuring majorettes, drummers, cheerleaders and steppers. They'll be a Kids Zone and health and wellness stations, rap, R&B, pop, hip-hop and gospel music entertainment."
Craft Food and Wine Festival
"It'll be a day of tastings of artisan breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, oils and more paired with beer, wine and cider. Craft Food and Wine Festival benefits Church Health so you will be enjoying your favorite craft foods and beverages for a great cause!"
Mid-South International Festival
June 29th-June 30th
"Come celebrate the many cultures of the world! Marvel at the performances of traditional dancing and costumes. Eat and drink from an International menu. Shop through clothing and jewelry!"
"CAPA will host an APA Festival with Asian Cuisine, Music, Culture activities and traditions shared by multi-generations as community celebration and family fun day."
Bacon & bourbon Festival
"Bacon & Bourbon Festival hosted by the Memphis Flyer, we have creative bacon-inspired dishes of all kinds from some of Memphis' best restaurants, plus a vast array of distilled spirits to tempt your tastebuds. Music and entertainment provided"
Beale Street Cigar Festival
"Relax, eat, drink, smoke and play at the 5th Annual Beale Street Cigar Festival! Whether you’re a serious cigar connoisseur or new to the joy of a smooth smoke, you will appreciate this festival during Labor Day Weekend."
Cooper Young Festival
"Held in Memphis' largest historic district, guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 435 artisans from around the country. "
September 27th- 29th
"This festival is the safe space for black and brown travelers from around the world, to build ideas, meet travel influencers, and experience parts of the world through on site activations. The day includes panels, one-on-one fireside chats, international music & DJs, celebrity appearances, food, vendors, and community love."
Memphis Japan Festival
"A family-friendly, interactive and hands-on experience of Japanese culture featuring food,
entertainment, games, crafts and more!"
Soulsville USA Festival
"One of the goals of the Soulsville USA Festival is to educate the city about those who have contributed to Memphis's soulful musical history and introduce them to those of us who are contributing to the city's soulful future."
Mempho Music Festival
October 19th-October 20th
"Mempho Music Festival blends today's top performers with Memphis' rich musical history, creating a festival experience filled with music, food, and nature for people of all ages."
All descriptions quoted from the actual event websites