Fun Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in Memphis

Thanksgiving - Memphis, TN

If you plan on spending Thanksgiving in Memphis this year, there is a lot more to do than eat dinner with your family. Whether you live in Memphis or are just visiting, here are some fun activities you can do around to celebrate the holiday in style.

 

Haunted Pub Crawl

If you are still going through Halloween withdrawal, get the spooky thrills you crave with a Haunted Pub Crawl. It will be held the Friday before Thanksgiving on November 22nd. This event will take you to a variety of Downtown Memphis restaurants and bars as you enjoy some ghost stories along the way. It starts at 7:30 pm, and tickets cost $25 each.

 

Memphis Christmas Parade in Whitehaven

If you want to get your Christmas season started early, Memphis kicks it off the weekend before Thanksgiving with the Memphis Christmas Parade. This annual celebration will be held on November 23rd at 10:00 am and will travel down Elvis Presley Blvd.

 

Turkey Trot

Burn off some calories before you stuff with turkey and stuffing by running in the Memphis Turkey Trot. Choose between a four-mile run and a relay with a partner. You can also walk the course if you want. The race will be held Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, at the Memphis Botanical Gardens at 9:00 am.

 

All of us here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington wat you to enjoy these Thanksgiving events in safety, so make sure your vehicle is up to date on its routine maintenance. If not, set up an appointment with our service department and let us give your car a tune-up.

Memphis Fall Festivals

three fall festivals worth attending - Memphis, TN

Known as the birthplace of rock-n-roll and the home of the blues, Memphis is the perfect place to celebrate autumn’s bounty of local music, art, and brews. Here are three fall festivals worth attending this season.

Olive Branch Oktoberfest – Oct. 5

Olive Branch City Park is hosting the 42nd annual Olive Branch Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is free to the public, so you’ll have a bit more cash to splurge on food and beverages. Crafts and games help round out the festivities for a family-friendly day of fun.

Pink Palace Crafts Fair – Oct. 11-13

Celebrate the plethora of homemade crafts in the Memphis area when you participate in the Pink Palace Crafts Fair the weekend of Oct. 11-13. Now in its 47th year, this festival spotlights the work of more than 100 local crafters in a variety of mediums, including pottery, glasswork, wood-working, woven goods, jewelry, and more. Child-friendly attractions like the petting zoo and train rides will help young ones stay engaged. Live music and a spectrum of food and drink offerings make this fair the complete package.  

Agricenter Harvest Festival – Oct. 19

Set on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River, the River Arts Fest is an extravaganza for the visual and aural arts. It attracts more than 180 musicians and artisans from the Memphis area and beyond, making it one of the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festivals in the Mid-South, according to Memphis Travel. Hands-on art activities and artist demonstrations offer interactive fun for attendees of all ages.

We here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase hope to see you at one or more of these popular fall festivals. If your vehicle is in need of seasonal maintenance, contact us to schedule a service appointment. We’re here to ensure that your autumnal outings are as safe as they are pleasant.

Visit the Memphis in May Event this Summer

Memphis in May

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

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.