Art Festivals + More Things to do in Memphis

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Welcome back to the Weekend Guide, Memphis!

In this week’s edition for stuff to do in Memphis, we are featuring the return of a series from Shelby Farms Park, an event in Downtown Memphis that’s ready to make some treble (get it?), an art festival with all levels of skills to showcase,  an event with some floral flare to ring in spring, and sunsets at Shelby Farms. 

Friendly reminder: please follow all business guidelines at any events in Memphis and neighboring cities! Remain socially distanced from others to protect yourself and those around you, wear your mask, and most importantly: have fun!

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1. Shelby Forest Campout | Meeman Shelby Forest

Take a trip to the forest— the Shelby Forest! This is a whole weekend experience to camp out, enjoy hiking, level up your skills, or take home new ones. This is a 3-day, 2-night experience that will be perfect for your adventurous friends or family! 

Event details are listed below for more info on registering!

Event Details
🗓 APR 16 | 5PM–APR 18 1PM
📍Meeman Shelby Forest | 1100 Organized Camp Road, Millington, Tennessee, 38053

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2. Art in the Loop 2021 | East Memphis

Artists in the surrounding area are coming together for this three-day event is taking place in East Memphis. This event will feature a variety of craftsmanships ranging from metalworks to paintings, photography, and more! 

Listed below are event details for the festival!

Event Details
🗓 APR 16 | 1PM–6PM
🗓 APR 17 | 10AM–6PM
🗓 APR 18 | 11AM–4PM
📍The Halloran Centre| 225 South Main Street Memphis, Tennessee, 38103

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3. Buds + Blooms | Arrow Creative

Now that Spring is in full swing outdoors, we can bring it indoors with seasonal flowers to compliment our home. Arrow Creative is hosting the Buds + Blooms event lead by Aisha Crivens in their studio to build your own blooming centerpiece. All vases, flowers, tools and supplies will be included at the event!

Event Details
🗓  APR 16 | 6:30PM–8PM
📍Arrow Creative | 653 Philadelphia St. Memphis, Tennessee, 38104

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4. Spring Bass | Carolina Watershed

Get the bass bumping, the vibrations can be heard from Downtown Memphis. This outdoor bar and venue is throwing an event featuring EDM DJ Holy Smokes and Garyg, with support from Two Oceans and  local Memphis artist DJ Mo.

Ticket and event details will be listed below!

Event Details
🗓 APR 16 | 8PM–12AM
📍Carolina Watershed | 141 E Carolina Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38126

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5. Canoes + Cocktails | Shelby Farms Park

At Shelby Farms’ very own Hyde Lake, we wanted to feature Canoes + Cocktails! This returning event will feature the best views of Memphis sunsets! Enjoy a guided evening sunset paddle on the lake followed by socially-distant cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, yard games and music at Hyde Lake Pavilion! Rent a canoe, kayak or BYO-Boat. This event will be taking place every Friday from April to September!

Event, tickets, and more future dates are listed in the links below!

Event Details
🗓 APR 16| 6PM–9PM
📍Shelby Farms | Great View Dr N, Memphis, Tennessee, 38134

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See You Next Week!

Get out and enjoy the city! If you didn’t find stuff to do in Memphis this weekend from this guide, head over to our app where there are plenty more events to choose from!

Don’t forget to wear a mask and to follow all social distancing protocols. Let’s stay safe together, Memphis! 

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Delaina Carreras

Delaina Carreras

Delaina is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Memphis City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Memphis area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinMemphis on Instagramand Facebook.