Memphis Festivals & Shows

Memphis Festivals & ShowsCelebrate the spirit of Memphis throughout the year at some of these favorite local festivals and shows. Bring the whole family out for a day (or night) of fun and excitement in the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll. The Home of the Blues guarantees great music at all its festivals, especially the popular music festivals.

Memphis in May
Party away the month of May. Join residents as they celebrate Memphis in May, a month long festival featuring four main events: the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony. Bring the family out for awesome music, delicious food and Memphis heritage.

Address: 365 South Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 525-2425
Web: www.memphisinmay.org

Mid-South Fair
Come down to the Mid-South Fair for a spectacular time. Find thrills, chills and adrenaline rushes on the midway's multi-million dollar rides. Catch some of the big-time shows and amazing acts, with music, magic and demonstrations. Get caught up in the competition of the Youth Talent, Miss Mid-South Fair and Miss Youth Personality contests. You'll find plenty to do at this popular festival.

Address: 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, MS 38671 - MAP
Phone: (901) 274-8800
Web: www.midsouthfair.org

Cooper Young Festival
Stop by the Cooper-Young Festival for live music all day long. Bands play everything from classic blues and rock to alternative and indie music. This popular outdoors market and arts festival draws out the best local and regional talent. Buy locally made clothes, jewelry, art, pottery and other textiles from vendors, as well as delicious food from local restaurants.

Address: 2010 Young Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 - MAP
Phone: (901) 276-7222
Web: www.cooperyoungfestival.com

Al Chymia Shrine Circus
Head to the big top at the Shrine Circus. Watch performances by lions and tigers and elephants, oh my! Acrobats soar above the crowd as the clowns run around the ring and shoot themselves out of a cannon. This annual Shriner's fundraiser is fun for the whole family!

Address: 5770 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN 38134 - MAP
Phone: (901) 377-7337
Web: www.shrinecircus.com

Africa in April
Learn about a featured African country at Memphis's Africa in April. This unique event brings African dignitaries, ambassadors, and culture to the area through events and workshops. Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc. works hard to bring training sessions, networking opportunities and marketing outlets to this festival and to various events throughout the year.

Address: 1234 Mississippi Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38106 - MAP
Phone: (901) 947-2133
Web: www.africainapril.org

Elvis Week
Celebrate the King of Rock ‘n Roll at the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll. Elvis Week is the perfect time to dust off your blue suede shoes, coif your hair and don your best white suit. Located across from Graceland mansion, this festival features recorded music from the legend himself, as well as performances by a variety of Elvis impersonators.

Address: 3734 Elvis Presly Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38116 - MAP
Phone: (901) 332-3322
Web: www.elvis.com

Carnival Memphis
Formerly the Memphis Cotton Carnival, Carnival Memphis has been around since 1931. This annual celebration consists of a series of parties and festivals similar to Mardi Gras. During the month of June, the Carnival Memphis Association and its krewes select a King, Queen, and Royal Court to reign over the festivities, including parades and events celebrating local industries.

Address: 2693 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112 - MAP
Phone: (901) 458-2500
Web: www.carnivalmemphis.org