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Memorial Day weekend… jam-packed with darties (day parties), Pride fest, the return of the Great American River Run, plus more happening this weekend! As always, we’ll keep your weekends stacked with things to do in Memphis with the newly updated Weekend Guide! 

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. Great American River Run | Downtown Memphis

Running through the heart of Downtown Memphis, The Great American River Run has made its return to close out Memphis in May! The course will take you through the Memphis landmarks like Beale Street, Mud Island, the Peabody, St. Jude, and more from the 5k + 10k routes! Can’t do the in-person race? No worries, GARR is providing virtual options as well!

Event details are listed below for more info!

Event Details
🗓 MAY 29 | 7:00AM–11:30AM
📍Beale Street  | Beale St, Memphis, Tennessee, 38117

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2. Vegan & Vino | Harbor Town

You might be familiar Vegan Chef Derek Richardson (Vegan D) from his food truck, Da Guilty Vegan, but now he’s throwing an event with vegan cuisines and wine! It’s the best of both worlds in this delish event located in Harbor Town.

Event details are listed below for more info!

Event Details
🗓 MAY 29 | 2PM–6PM
📍Harbor Town | 107 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

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3. The Kickback | Carolina Watershed

A classic in our things to do in Memphis: Darties. They’re back at Carolina Watershed for you to enjoy with music snobs or party people: the choice is yours. Don’t miss out on this sweet block party event; check the event details below for more information and tickets!

Event Details
🗓 MAY 29 | 5PM–11PM
📍Carolina Watershed | 141 East Carolina Avenue Memphis, TN 38126

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4. Memphis Pride Fest | Midtown

Making way from Downtown Memphis to Midtown, Memphis Pride is throwing a caravan parade to enjoy despite festivities moving virtually this year. Kicking off at Tiger Lane at the Liberty Bowl, the parade will showcase over 100 units of participants to celebrate + more brands taking part in this event! Check out the link below for more details about the event!

Event Details
🗓 MAY 30 | 2PM–4PM
📍The Liberty Bowl | 335 S Hollywood St MemphisTN 38104

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5. The Secret Show | Local

In Downtown Memphis, the Comma Comedians will be taking over the downstairs at Local off of South Main. While this is a free event to the public, reservations are required to secure a spot at the show! Check the link below for more event details!

Event Details
🗓 MAY 27| 3PM–11:30PM
📍Local on Main Street | 95 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103

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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.