Festivals
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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival
Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival

(901) 947-2133

1234 Mississippi Blvd
Memphis, TN 38106   Directions Website

Learn about a featured African country at Memphis's Africa in April. This unique event brings African dignitaries, ambassadors, and culture to the area through events and workshops. Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc. works hard to bring training sessions, networking opportunities and marketing outlets to this festival and to various events throughout the year.

Carnival Memphis
Carnival Memphis

(901) 458-2500

4735 Spottswood Ave
Memphis, TN 38117   Directions Website

Formerly the Memphis Cotton Carnival, Carnival Memphis has been around since 1931. This annual celebration consists of a series of parties and festivals similar to Mardi Gras. During the month of June, the Carnival Memphis Association and its krewes select a King, Queen, and Royal Court to reign over the festivities, including parades and events celebrating local industries.

Memphis in May International Festival
Memphis in May International Festival

(901) 525-4611

56 S Front St
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions Website

Party away the month of May. Join residents as they celebrate Memphis in May, a month-long festival featuring four main events: the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony. Bring the family out for awesome music, delicious food and Memphis heritage.

The Cooper-Young Festival
The Cooper-Young Festival

(901) 276-7222

2120 Young Ave
Memphis, TN 38104   Directions Website

Stop by The Cooper-Young Festival for live music all day long. Bands play everything from classic blues and rock to alternative and indie music. This popular outdoors market and arts festival draws out the best local and regional talent. Buy locally made clothes, jewelry, art, pottery and other textiles from vendors, as well as delicious food from local restaurants.

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