What is there to do in Memphis?

Activities, sights, events, outdoor space and volunteer opportunities make Memphis a year-round playground for young professionals, empty nesters and families alike. 

Volunteer Memphis connects locals with volunteer opportunities at more than 300 nonprofits in the Greater Memphis area.

Volunteer Odyssey connects volunteers with meaningful experiences that help support communities in Memphis and Shelby County. 

The I Love Memphis blog features events listings and highlights the top things to do each weekend in the city and surrounding suburbs.

Edible Memphis spotlights the restaurateurs, purveyors and small business owners who create Memphis’s dining and nightlife scene.

I love listening to music, and there are tons of live shows here. And there’s always activity happening, from barbecue festivals to blues festivals to the big Memphis in May celebrations. There are unique and fun things going on here that other cities of our size just don’t offer.

Line drawing of Alex Switzer

Alex Switzer

Sous Chef Manager

Sherwood Forest

Mural that says I Love Memphis

Memphis has an abundance of street art like this mural on Cooper Street.

Here in Memphis, there’s a culture of warmth and friendliness. I can walk along the street and feel welcomed. I love music and the free concerts at Overton Park; when I’m there, I feel a sense of belonging—families hanging out together and kids running around.

Line drawing of Chenchen Sun

Chenchen Sun

Project Coordinator