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Events in Memphis, Tennessee

Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival - Africa in April emphasizes cultural diversity and ethnicity through music, food, arts and crafts and creative performances. Educational programs examine economics, transportation and African American history while attendees enjoy tasty African treats and cultural performances throughout the festival.

Carnival Memphis - Carnival Memphis, is a series of parties and festivities staged annually since 1931 in Memphis during the month of June. Carnival salutes various aspects of Memphis and its industries, and is reigned over by the current year's secretly selected King, Queen, and Royal Court of Carnival.

Elvis Week - Elvis Week is a festival that attracts die-hard Elvis fans from around the world to see the King’s Memphis hometown. Every year during the week surrounding the anniversary of his death, Memphis celebrates the music and life of Elvis Presley. Everything from Elvis Bingo to a candlelight vigil will keep Elvis fans young and old entertained while celebrating the King’s life in true Memphis form.

Indie Memphis Film Festival - Indie Memphis utilizes Memphis' rich cultural history to serve as a connecting point for Regional Filmmakers from all corners of the country and provides a showcase for Southern filmmaking, specifically highlighting the work of Memphis filmmakers.

Memphis in May International Festival - Memphis in May hosts the city's largest events like the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony. Memphis in May also produces extensive education, international, and economic programs for the city.

Memphis Italian Festival - The Memphis Italian Festival is a community celebration, demonstrating the values of family, faith and fellowship in the Italian-American tradition, for the benefit of the children of Holy Rosary Parish School. We present family-oriented fun in music, food, events, games, arts & crafts, and strive for excellence in customer service.

Memphis Music & Heritage Festival - Year after year diverse audiences come to Main Street to enjoy and celebrate the musicians, craftspeople, dancers, talkers and cooks on five stages for two days over Labor Day Weekend.

Mid-South Fair - The original and still the best, the Mid-South Fair has entertained families for 154 years. We’ve hosted superstars, launched careers, and made memories for people of all ages. So when you visit the Fair, you’re not just having a great time. You’re helping to keep tradition alive.

The Pink Palace Craft Fair - The Pink Palace Crafts Fair is sponsored by the Friends of the Pink Palace Museum with all proceeds benefiting the Memphis Museum System. With over 35 years of experience, this all volunteer event attracts over 25,000 visitors annually.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest - Nearly 100,000 pork aficionados from all over the world gather each year to sample delicious barbeque from Memphis’ and Tennessee’s top vendors. Keep an eye out for costumed grills: anything from fire trucks to pot-bellied stoves can be found competing. For a laugh, check out the Ms. Piggie competition, featuring men donning snouts and tutus.