Save the Dates: Memphis Festivals 2017

Memphians are known for throwing epic festivals every month. Don’t want to miss any of them? Check out the festivals below and bookmark this post since info will be updated as festival dates are announced.

March 10 – March 12 – Vintage901 Festival

Vintage901 is a wine, food and music festival to benefit The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Enjoy wine tastings, tapas, salsa, soul and jazz. Vintage901’s sommelier and grand tasting host for the weekend is Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach, as seen on Dr. Oz, Martha Stewart Living and Fox Morning News.

Saturday, April 8 – Overton Square Crawfish Festival – 12pm-6pm – Free – Family friendly

Enjoy tons of crawfish, live bands all day, a kids area and great shopping in the vendor market.

Saturday, April 29 – East Buntyn ArtWalk – 1pm – 7pm – Free – Family and pet friendly

Each spring, the East Buntyn ArtWalk celebrates local artists and musicians with an open-air bazaar of galleries set up in the front yards and porches of the historic east Memphis neighborhood. This unique arts fair offers visitors the opportunity to visit and engage with local artists while enjoying the hospitality of East Buntyn residents. There will be a silent auction tent featuring special items from the artists, local food trucks, live music, and more. Rain date is April 30th.

Dates TBA – Mid-South Book Festival

The Mid-South Book Festival is taking over Cooper Street for a literary street fair. Shop for books, mingle with authors, enjoy the kid’s tent, and visit the festival vendors in between panels. Food trucks will be on site, and the festival is mere steps from Overton Square. The festival will kick off on Wednesday, September 7th with a Literacy Summit (a conference for nonprofit employees, parents, grandparents, and teachers.) Other events include a Well Read Reception to kick off the weekend on Friday, the free Street Fair on Saturday, and the Mid-South Book Festival Writers Conference and Student Writers Conference on Sunday.

September 30 – October 1 – Bona Fide Blues Festival – Free – Family Friendly

The Bona Fide Blues Festival will take place at Overton Square. Stay tuned for the line up details.

 

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