Summer Stargazing + More Things to do in Memphis

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Collierville, East Memphis, Cooper-Young, Downtown, all these places in Memphis are holding events for you to find + enjoy this weekend! In this week’s Weekend Guide update, we found a hands-on activity for our plant lovers. Midtown’s Irish pub hosts a tasting for all whiskey lovers to come together + enjoy the evening. A hot air balloon jamboree is even taking place in Collierville! All these events are happening this weekend along with more things to do in Memphis. And with that, let’s get into it.

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1. Terrarium Planter Party | Memphis Botanical Garden

Planter party? Planter party. 🌱  Over in East Memphis, the Memphis Botanical Garden is throwing you a Terrarium Planter event so you can create your own tiny world! Little figurines, animals, dinosaurs, glass jewels, plus more. And, you can bring yourself something to sip on while you craft your terrariums!

Event details are listed below for more info!

Event Details
🗓 JUN 18 | 6PM–7:30PM
📍 Memphis Botanical Garden | 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, Tennessee, 38117

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2. Celtic Crossing Whiskey Tasting | Cooper-Young

To our whiskey-lovers: this one’s for you! Three fine whiskeys will be served at this event: Flying Tumbler from County Carlow, Ireland, Dewar’s Blended Scotch 21 Year Old, and Nikka Single Malt Yoichi! You can learn more about these at the event, but know you’ll get a pretty sweet set of mini glass whiskey bottles to enjoy. 

Event details are listed below for more info!

Event Details
🗓 JUN 17 | 7PM–8:30PM
📍 Celtic Crossing | 903 Cooper Street Memphis, Tennessee, 38104

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3. Bluff City Balloon Jamboree | Collierville

Waaaay out in C-ville, balloons will be taking flight for this two-night event! The first annual Bluff City Balloon Jamboree takes over the Manyard Way in the Town of Collierville. Live entertainment, art, and more will be included in this event. Proceeds from the event will benefit education through Collierville Rotary Club, Collierville Education Foundation and others to be dispersed to school throughout the Mid-South!

Event Details
🗓 JUN 19 | 12PM–10PM
🗓 JUN 20 | 12PM–10PM
📍Manyard Way | Maynard Way, Collierville, Tennessee, 38017

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4. Stargazing at Shelby Farms | Shelby Farms Park

Weather permitting, the Memphis Astronomical Society will be hosting a stargazing event to learn about constellations, planets, and star clusters! This event is perfect for families, little ones, or your favorite astronomer you have in your life. This event will kick off at sunset, and roughly lasts 2 hours!

Event Details
🗓 JUN 19 | 7:30PM–9:30PM
📍 S. Hyde Lake Parking Lot | Shelby Farms Park

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5. Wine Down | Dixon Gallery & Gardens

The final event to wrap in our things to do in Memphis this weekend: the Wine Down. The first in-person event of the year will be taking place outside at the Garrett Court! Snacks and live entertainment will be provided as well as a fine selection of wine to be included in your ticket purchase. Check out the event details before for more info!

Event Details
🗓 JUN 18 | 6PM–8PM
📍 Garrott Court | 4339 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38117

More Things to Do in Memphis

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! 

Posting photos? Be sure to tag us on Instagram + Facebook, and use #stufftodoinmemphis.  Have a great weekend!


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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.