Memphis in May

Downtown

A month long celebration that kicks off the first weekend in May with its annual Music Festival, Memphis in May International Festival promotes and celebrates Memphis culture, by fostering economic growth, and engaging the community to enhance international awareness through education.

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Graceland

Memphis

Visit the home of one of the world's greatest musical icons in history.  Graceland will remind you how and why Elvis had such a cultural impact on America and the entire music industry.  In one part of the museum, you will see this impact in the quotes from some of the most popular musicians and entertainers of the past.  "Nothing affected me until I heard ElvisWithout Elvis, there would be no Beatles." - John Lennon 

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Civil Rights Museum

Downtown

The National Civil Rights Museum is a complex of museums and historic buildings in Memphis, Tennessee; its exhibits trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present.  In addition,  through multi-sensory and multi-media innovations, historical artifacts and structures, events, speakers and online resources, the National Civil Rights Museum champions educational programming and offers visitors a full immersion experience.

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Cooper Young Festival

Cooper Young

In September, The Cooper-Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association (CYBA), is Memphis' most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis' largest historic district, the Cooper Young Festival is a true celebration of the arts, people, culture, and Memphis heritage.  Guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 435 artisans from around the country. 

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Shelby Farms

East

At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Park is both a vibrant community hub and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.  The Park features more than 40 miles of trails, both paved and unpaved, that are popular for walking, biking, running and hiking. The Park's trail network includes Shelby Farms Greenline, an iconic 10.65 mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail that connects the heart of Memphis to the heart of Cordova through Shelby Farms Park.   The Park is also home to more than 20 bodies of water which provide plenty of opportunities for fishing.  Whether you play the Park on foot, on wheels, in the trees, in the open or on the water, Shelby Farms Park has something for everyone!

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