Cooler weather, outdoor concerts, and comfort food are just a few of the things to indulge in this fall! Check out the list below for a rundown of fall activities to make the most of the season.

Hit a Festival (or two)

Celebrate brews, brunch, artisanal cheeses, music, and more at one of many festivals:

  • Cooper Young Beer Festival: October 9
  • Brewfest & Brunchfest: October 16–17
  • Craft Food & Wine Festival: November 21

Bike, Walk, or Run Big River Crossing

Get in a good sweat session while taking in the views of the mighty Mississippi at Big River Crossing. Mild temperatures and relief from the harsh humid summers make this an even more tempting option. If you are lucky, you might catch a breeze while making your way across the bridge.

Patio Perch

The Memphis food scene is booming with amazing offers from old favorites and so many incredible new restaurants. We have also seen a huge increase in patio options that make it even easier to grab a friend and dine al fresco. A few suggestions:

  • Barware
  • Salt | Soy
  • Wiseacre – Downtown
  • City Silo – Germantown
  • Hen House

Take an Outdoor Fitness Class

Tired of having your dog watch you sweat in the living room? Get some fresh air and fresh perspective at an outdoor fitness class. And what’s better than an outdoor class? A free one! Up your barre, cardio circuit, or bodyweight strength at a Sweat the Greenway class with the Wolf River Conservancy or practice your downward dog at Yoga on the River with the Downtown Memphis Commission.

Cheer on the Memphis 901 FC

We as a city love nothing more than supporting our home team and showing our Memphis pride. Grab a 901 FC scarf, hat, and shirt and head downtown to AutoZone Park to cheer on our very own professional soccer team. Catch home games through October.

Eat Your Veggies

Hearty dishes might be the center of meals during the fall, but that’s no excuse to miss out on fresh, in-season vegetables. Bring a tote and get ready to meet your local growers at the Cooper Young Farmers Market and Memphis Farmers Market. Both run through October.

Dance the Night Away at an Outdoor Concert

Who can think about Memphis without thinking about music? Performances are always happening around the city, but fall brings the fun of outdoor concerts and shows. Catch one during the Orion Free Music Concert Series at Levitt Shell or check the schedule to see who will be playing at the recently constructed The Grove at GPAC.

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