Residing in the city of blues, barbecue, and Elvis Presley, it’s easy to find things to do in the Bluff City during the fall. However, there are some events not as famous as Elvis and legendary Memphis barbecue that are equally or more exciting. These fall festivals in Memphis are culturally entertaining, as well as beautifully artistic. Here are two exciting fall festivals happening in Memphis during October and November that your entire family can enjoy.
Fine Arts Festival a Main Artistic Attraction
The RiverArtsFest is a fine art festival held every year in the city of Memphis’ South Main Arts District. The festival combines the Arts in the Park and the South Main Arts Festival previously held in Memphis into one extravagant art festival, with over 180 fine artists from across the country bringing more beauty to the fair city of Memphis. The RiverArtsFest allow artists of all ages to express their creativity with the Hands on Art activity. There will be musical entertainment spanning four stages including rock, jazz, blues, dance, Latin, Motown and classical. There are many events scheduled for this exciting fall festival, which goes from October 25th to the 27th. The location will be the Historic South Main Arts District. The organizers are also offering free admission Friday night and $5 admission on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00a.m. To learn more about this event, please visit the website, and prepare to have a great time.
Indie Memphis Film Festival a Star This Fall
The Indie Memphis Film Festival is great for those who love new, engaging documentaries and short films. This festival offers film enthusiast something fresh and exciting in the area of cultural arts, with a focus on regional talent. This is the festival’s 16th year and carries the honor as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” by “MovieMaker Magazine.” The films hit the big screens in Midtown Overton Square, October 31st starting at 5:00pm to November 3rd at 11:00p.m., showing on five screens at the Playhouse on the Square. The opening film, Escape from Tomorrow, is a horror flick perfect for Halloween. It is ironically filmed at Mickey’s playland Disneyworld and Disneyland, which means it should be interesting. Other films featured at the film festival are Julia Roberts’ August: Osage County, and Idris Elba’s film, portraying the South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela, Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom. These are just a few films starring in the lineup. Please visit the Indie Memphis Film Festival website to learn more and purchase your festival passes.
Although there are many things to do during the fall in the city of Memphis, these two festivals garner a lot of attention, because they revolve around the arts. Creativity fills the air as festivalgoers visit these unique Memphis Fall festivals.