Thanksgiving Events in Memphis You Shouldn’t Miss

Happy Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. This is a great time of year to enjoy some delicious food and help those in need around us. Here are a few Thanksgiving events in Memphis where you can lend a helping hand or eat your favorite holiday treats.

  • Thanksgiving Fundraiser Dinner. All friends of the Lowenstein House are invited to this annual event. This is the 38th year for this special dinner that raises money to help those in the community with mental illness. The dinner will be held November 22nd and tickets cost $25 each.
  • ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving Trivia Night. If you love the show Friends and want to show off your trivia skills, head to the Red Room on Tuesday November 22nd or Wednesday the 23rd. Reserve a spot for your team now.

If you’re willing to travel, there are numerous musical events in the surrounding areas right around Thanksgiving.

  • Thanksgiving Experience 2016 Live Gospel Concert. Head to Little Rock on November 12th for this live gospel concert. See performances by Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Lisa Knowles, Joshua Rogers, and more.
  • Thanksgiving Weekend Ol’ School Cabaret. Head to Florence, Alabama on November 25th or 26th for this excellent event featuring The Midnighters.

Which events are you planning to attend this year?

How and When to Get Into Memphis Attractions for Free

If you have kids who have the summer off of school, you are probably looking for fun activities to do with them. Fortunately, Memphis, Tennessee has plenty of attractions to entertain. Visiting these attractions can be difficult if you are working on a tight budget. However, many of the museums and zoos of Memphis offer free admission to Tennessee residents during certain periods of the week. Here’s how and when to get into Memphis attractions for free!

ElephantThe Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3,500 species of animals, and you can see them all for free when you visit the Zoo after 2pm on Tuesdays.

National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum documents the events of one of the most important chapters of American history, and you can visit without charge on Mondays after 3 pm.

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

Soul music is the true soul of the city of Memphis. This museum can be experienced for free on Tuesdays between 2pm and 7pm.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Soul music isn’t the only form of art that Memphis is known for. On Wednesdays between 10am and 8pm, guests can enter the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art for an optional pay-what-you-can fee.

The Best Attractions on Beale Street

Whether you’re visiting Memphis or living nearby it, you know that it’s famous for a handful of things: Elvis, the blues, and barbeque. You’ll experience all of those things when you visit Beale Street, so let’s go over the best attractions on Beale Street.

  1. New Daisy Theatre

There’s not just food and drinks on Beale Street; there’s entertainment, too! The New Daisy Theatre is an all-ages concert venue where doors for most shows open at 7pm. But make sure you hit the ATM, because it’s cash-only!

 

  1. BB King’s Blues Club & Grill

BB King’s has it all: lunch, dinner, shopping, and late-night partying. They need to see I.D.’s starting at 10pm, but there’s also family friendly music on Sundays.

 

  1. The Orpheum Theatre

Another entertainment venue, The Orpheum has plenty of plays and musicals ranging from children’s shows to classics to Broadway shows.

 

  1. Tater Red’s Lucky Mojo’s

Tater Red’s has more unique memorabilia than you can imagine. Open at noon daily, this unforgettable spot has fun collectible items for your tourist visit or Mardi Gras celebration.

 

  1. King’s Palace Café

This Cajun/Creole restaurant has a homey feel and unique dishes. The gator nuggets are better than you ever thought an alligator could taste.

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Halloween CostumesOh no! It’s Halloween night and your child doesn’t have a costume for Trick or Treating! What do you do? Fortunately for you, there are plenty of creative and creepy last minute Halloween costumes.

Ghost

The ghost is always a classic. Not only is it super spooky, but it’s also easy to make. All you need is an old white sheet and a pair of scissors to make sure your little ghoul can see.

A Bag of Jelly Beans

This one is pretty creative. What you do is take a clear garbage bag and cut holes in it so your child can fit inside. Then, fill the bag with balloons of different colors. Their costume will be a treat in itself.

Secret Agent

If your child has a nice suit and a pair of sunglasses, than they have everything they need for the perfect secret agent costume. Not only is it simple, but it’s simply cool!