Summer in Memphis

May 1, 2023 - September 4, 2023


Break out the sunblock because live events are back! Summers in Memphis sizzle with buzzy concerts and hot ticket activities matched only by the spirit of the community these events inspire. Here’s a roundup of some of the more exciting happenings for you and your friends, and families to explore. 


Strangewaze Wednesdays

Now – May 31, 2023
Coming back with a host of new sponsors for the third year, Strangewaze Wednesdays is a free happy hour event in the Edge District featuring live music, axe throwing, makers market, free food, and free drinks.



Food Truck Fridays at Health Sciences Park

Now – September 29, 2023
Food Truck Fridays features a rotating cast of six food trucks, serving everything from American fare, to Tex-Mex, to Italian ice. Good Groceries Mobile and Dynamic Duo Memphis serve brunch and bbq, respectively. For more information, visit:



Made in Memphis Summer Series at Saddle Creek

July 1, 2023 – August 5, 2023
Made in Memphis Summer Series invites you to shop the work of local businesses, makers, and artists while enjoying live music, drinks from Tipsy Tumbler, and bites from Feast and Graze. For more information, visit:



Overton Park Nature 101

May 20, 2023; September 26, 2023
Overton Park offers Nature 101 walks, guided group walks in the Old Forest to help beginners identify the wildlife and plants living in the heart of Memphis. Groups depart hourly from 8 to 11 am. For more information, visit:



Sunset Symphony in Partnership with Memphis Symphony Orchestra

May 28, 2023
Spend an evening under the stars listening to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra as part of the Orion Free Concert Series at Overton Park Shell. Picnic baskets, beverages, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome, as are dogs on leashes. For more information, visit:



Germantown Performing Arts Center Family Movie Night

June 3, 2023 – Encanto
Kick off the summer right with Family Movie Night at the Grove. For dinner, food and drinks are available on the First Horizon Foundation Plaza, and then settle in for a viewing of Disney’s Encanto. Lawn chairs are encouraged. For more information, visit:



Peabody Rooftop Parties

Now – August 10, 2023
Named among “The Top 10 Rooftop Bars,” the Peabody kicks the weekend off on Thursday nights with hot bands, cool drinks, and sky-high views of the sun setting over the Mississippi River. For more information, visit


photo of malco drive-in sign

Nothing says summer like a drive-in theater.


Overton Park Shell 2023 Free Concert Series

Select dates
The Orion Free Concert Series features an exciting lineup of musicians and performances, including the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Magic!, Tre Burt, The Heavy Heavy, Aveva, Jenny and the Mexicats, a Country Blues Festival in September, and Shakespeare at the Shell on October 15. For more information, visit:



Live at the Garden Concert Series

Select dates through October
The 2023 Live at the Garden Concert Series features performances by your favorite pop rock  and rock musicians, including Lady A, Matchbox Twenty, Brothers Osborne, Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, and Train. For more information, visit:


photo of 2 people at Jerry's Sno Cones

Jerry's Sno Cones is a Memphis institution.


Memphis Juneteenth Festival

June 17 & 18, 2023
The Memphis Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of freedom and love, featuring food, fun, and fellowship, as well as a special guest DJ and raffle prizes. For more information, visit:



Graceland’s All-American July 4th Weekend

July 2 – 3, 2023
In honor of the 4th of July, Graceland will celebrate  in style, with rock and roll, fireworks, and bbq. The mansion will  be lit up in red, white, and blue. The King would approve. For more information, visit:



FedEx St. Jude Championship

August 9-13, 2023
St. Jude has been the designated charity of this golf tournament for more than 30 years, bringing world-class golfers and St. Jude patients together. A Daily Grounds ticket provides fans access to several open-to-the-public venues, the opportunity to taste local food from notable Memphis favorites, and stand alongside the rope line to watch the best players from the PGA TOUR season in action. For more information, visit:


Elvis Week

August 9-17, 2023
Elvis Week will feature a lineup of concerts, conversations, tributes, and more, all honoring the King of Rock 'n' Roll. A highlight includes the August 16 Aloha from Hawaii 50th Anniversary Concert featuring Elvis on the big screen backed by a live band. For more information, visit:



Authentic Riverboat Cruises on the Mississippi

Variety of activities for families & adults
Experience the Mississippi River like never before. Memphis Riverboats offers a variety of cruises, including a sightseeing cruise, a dinner and music cruise, a midnight booze cruise, and a Sunday blues lunch, among many others. For more information, visit:



Memphis Redbirds

Select dates – home games - fun for the whole family
Watching a Memphis Redbirds baseball game at AutoZone Park is a great way to spend a wholesome summer day with the family. On certain Sundays, all kids 12 and under will receive a free ice cream sandwich from Prairie Farms Ice Cream. For more information, visit: