Your Guide to Spring & Summer Festivals in Memphis

July Festivals in Memphis

Black Cream- Live From Studio A: July 12

  • Wanna hear some groovy music by some groovy Memphians. Stax Museum of American Soul Music will be hosting some of your favorite Memphis musicians every Tuesday during the month of July. Nothing but the vibes!

Lana J. at Crosstown Arts: July 17

  • Come and hear Lana J. bless us with her vocals. A young talented woman who attended Stax Music Academy which helped develop her music career.

Memphis Music is the Best Music

Microcinema - Best of Children's Film Festival Seattle Showcase: July 20

Dreamfest Weekend 11: July 22-24

  • In celebration of artistic collaboration, Dreamfest Weekend 11 is highlighting top-tier local talent, as an array of artists take to the Overton Park Shell stage to show off their skills. 

Memphis Summer Cocktail Festival: July 29

Crown Me Royal Film Fest: July 29-31

  • Crown Me Royal Labs founder Chassidy Jade—also the leading lady of Vibes and Visuals—has put together a Black film festival that features raw and innovative screenings, panels, and workshops from black and brown behind-the-scenes filmmakers.

August Festivals in Memphis

Chicken & Amp: Beer Fest: August

Elvis Week: August 9-17

September Festivals in Memphis

Delta Fair: September 2-11

  • Who doesn’t love a day at the fair? The annual Delta Fair is back again at the Agricenter! You can expect the festival to provide good ole wholesome family fun and entertainment. Take a look at what’s coming to the carnival this year here.

Southern Heritage Classic: September 8-10

  • Y’all wanna talk about a full on Memphis family reunion. The Southern Heritage Classic has been bringing Black Memphis, and beyond, together since 1990—and the 32nd annual celebration will be no different. HBCU’s will gather, the right people will be on the grill, rivalry games will go down, and there’s even more where that comes from.

Cooper Young festival: Sept 17

  • Cooper Young Festival is in its 34th year of operation, and hasn’t missed a beat since its beginning. What better way to spend a day than wandering down Cooper St. in search of good eats, impressive street vendors, and local musicians as they provide the soundtrack to our city? Oh, and it’s free! Check out the hippest of the festivals in Memphis. 

If we missed any incredible spring or summer festivals in Memphis, let us know! After all, you're what makes up the Choose901 community.

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