It's Festival Time — Here's What's Happening in August & September
Music, crafts, and fair food can only mean one thing: fun. Mark your calendar for these festivals and get out there!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30—SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Delta Fair & Music Festival. The Agricenter. Features live musical entertainment, midway rides, educational expo, Delta Livestock Show, contests, a Kid’s Zone, and fair food. $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. Midway Wrist Band: $25. deltafest.com | 213-7469.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Memphis Music and Heritage Festival. Peabody Place Trolley Stop. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Showcases musicians, dancers, talkers, and cooks of the Memphis/Delta region. Free. • southernfolklore.com | 525-3655.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6—SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Hummingbird Migration Celebration & Nature Festival. Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hummingbird Banding ends at 3 p.m. Sunday. Live animal shows, kid’s nature activity tent, guided wagon rides, nature walks, nature trade show, native plant sale, and expert speakers. $15/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. 12 Passenger Vehicle: $10/adult, driver is free. Concessions available. • strawberryplains.audubon.org | (662) 252-1155.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Germantown Festival. Germantown Civic Club Complex. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Features nearly 400 arts & crafts vendors, live stage entertainment, children’s activities, rides and games, car exhibits, community displays, and food. The Saturday “Running of the Weenies" Dachshund Race at the Charity Horse Show Arena benefits Germantown Animal Shelter. FREE. Free shuttle service from Union University and GPAC. • germantownfest.com | 757-9212.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12—SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Tennessee State takes on Jackson State at this celebration of music, fashion, and football. • southernheritageclassic.com | 398-6655.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
24 Annual International Goat Days Family Festival. USA Stadium, 4351 Babe Howard Boulevard, Millington. Goats take center stage here, in addition to kid-friendly fun. You'll find an antique tractor display, the Up a Jump kid zone, and a Junior Fishing Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Food vendors, an artist market, music, and goat demonstrations makes this event one-of-a-kind. FREE. Parking $5. Friday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. • millingtontn.gov/index.aspx?NID=367 millingtontn.gov/index.aspx?NID=367 | 873-5770.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Cooper Young Festival. Cooper Young Historic District. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Come spend a day at Memphis’ largest historic district celebrating music, arts, culture, and heritage. No pets. Rain date: September 15. Free. • cooperyoungfestival.com | 276-7222.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
2013 Bartlett Festival & Car Show. W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett. Friday, 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. This family festival features a midway carnival, vendors, and live musical entertainment. Saturday highlights include a car show, an amateur barbeque cooking contest, children’s activities, musical stages, arts & crafts, and food. Free. • cityofbartlett.org | 385-5589
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
EuroFest. Youth Villages Bartlett Campus. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy an exhibit of European classic cars including the Porsche 911, which is celebrating the 50th year of its introduction. Admission. Benefits Youth Villages. • Youthvillages.org | 251-5000.
Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival. AutoZone Park. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Features children’s activities, bands, face painting, and local ice cream and food vendors. $10/person. Advance discounts available online. • rmhc-memphis.org | 312-7466.