9 Things to Do in Memphis this Spring

As the weather warms up and flowers bloom, Memphis also finds new life. Springtime in Memphis is a favorite season for residents, with some of the city’s most famous events returning and endless possibilities for fun. If you’re traveling to Memphis this spring or a resident looking forward to springtime fun, check out these events coming to Memphis in spring 2019.

Silky O’Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 16th

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Come out to the 46th Annual Silky O’Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade – the largest in the city, right on historic Beale Street. Attendance is free, so grab a drink on Beale Street and come out to enjoy live music, floats, cars, dancers and more.

Memphis Redbirds Games

Opening Day Thursday, April 4th

Come out to Autozone park to see the back-to-back Pacific Coast League Champions, the Memphis Redbirds. Catching a game with this minor league baseball team is a favorite Memphis pastime, so spend a sunny day at the ballpark. Their season begins with a home game on April 4th and lasts until early September.

Peabody Rooftop Parties

Every Thursday beginning April 11th

Every April through August in Memphis the famous Peabody Hotel holds rooftop parties featuring live music, drinks, and a view of the city. Rooftop parties are held every Thursday night throughout the spring and summer, so if you find yourself in Memphis check out the amazing nightlife above the city.

Memphis Comedy Festival

Thursday, April 4th – Sunday, April 7th

The Memphis Comedy Festival returns this April, offering a weekend full of stand-up, improv, podcasts, and more. Comics come from all over the globe for this festival, and this year’s lineup includes comedians like Willie Macc, Peggy O’Leary, and many more. Tickets are on sale now!

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 13th

The Children’s Museum of Memphis is hosting their Easter Eggstravaganza, a family-friendly event for children of all ages. This year’s Eggstravaganza starts with a pancake breakfast followed by crafts, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a scavenger hunt, and more fun and goodies for the kids.

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

Saturday, April 13th

Live music, beer, and crawfish provided by Bayou Bar and Grill – what more could you want? Come out to this free festival and buy all the drinks, crawfish, and merch your heart desires while local bands play. You can also participate in their Crawfish Eating Contest to win prizes and bragging rights for the year.

Southern Hot Wing Festival

Saturday, April 13th

Once you’ve had your fill of crawfish, head over to the Southern Hot Wing Festival for tasty wings, contests, live music, and more. With over 70 teams entering their wings into a competition for best wings and other categories, you can try the South’s best hot wings. This festival is family-friendly, so bring the kids and settle in for some food and fun.

Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival

Friday, April 19th – Sunday, April 21st

Get an international perspective at the Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival. This festival includes food, fun, and culture through a variety of mediums, including fashion, art, music, history, education, food, and a marketplace with a variety of goods.

Memphis in May International Festival

May 1st – May 31st

Perhaps Memphis’ most famous event, the Memphis in May Festival returns this May with a variety of events including the Beale Street Music Festival. Some big names coming to the music festival this year include Dave Matthews Band, G-Eazy, The Killers, Cardi B, and more.

Memphis becomes a cultural hub during the month of May, with art exhibits, food festivals and competitions, films, lectures, tours, and much more. The festival includes the city’s Bicentennial celebration on May 22nd, as the city celebrates its 200th year in style.