Get outdoors and explore your community in your Buick or GMC vehicle. It’s just a short drive to the Memphis in May International Festival, which includes a music festival, barbecue cookoff, a 5K, and a special tribute to Columbia. You can learn about other cultures, eat some great food, and enjoy music.
Beale Street Music Festival
The Beale Street Music Festival is unlike any other music event in the region. From May 3-5, catch world-renowned artists like The Killers, Khalid, the Dave Matthews Band, and Cardi B. Buy tickets for three days, a single day, or for a VIP experience. In total, more than 60 bands will appear on four stages.
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
If you are looking for some delicious treats, check out the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest from May 15-18. Organizers are expecting a whopping 75,000 attendees at this year’s contest, which USA Today calls “The Most Prestigious Barbecue Contest” around. Prizes amount to $115,000 for best ribs, shoulders, and sauce. You can also enter into contests for a whole hog and “anything but pork,” too.
International Week features a special salute to Columbia and includes a 5K. This event has lectures, shows, and food from Columbia to celebrate the culture, while the 5K will occur on May 25. It’ll also feature an after-party following the race for participants and attendees.
Plan your visit now, before tickets are gone. While you are in the area, stop by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase in Bartlett.