May 17, 2012

Memphis in May

I always love my hometown city of Memphis. But especially in May. There are so many exciting events going on that it definitely makes for my favorite time of year.

This weekend, we have the World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest. Hundreds of teams set up tents/booths and compete. Each tent has a huge party Friday night and judging is on Saturday. I'm planning to head down there Friday afternoon with my girl Brittney, and our guys are meeting up with us later that night. We always have such a great time!

Yes, that would be me taking an ice luge shot a couple of years ago. Proud moment.

BTW if you're from out of town, definitely go with a local. You can't get in each tent unless you know someone.

Then next Friday is Zoo Brew. My best friend is coming in town from STL for the weekend, and we'll be hitting up the zoo for a night of beer tasting with friends. I. Can't. Wait.

And next Sunday is my other favorite event in Memphis...Sunset Symphony. The symphony plays on the river at sunset, and you can take your own picnic basket/cooler/etc. It's such a great time. Well, when it's not raining. Seems to rain every year...

Definitely check out one of these events if you're in the area!

13 comments:

Jess said...

The Baltimore Zoo has Brew at the Zoo, the same weekend!! It is so much fun.

Leslie said...

Wow! Both events look like lots of fun. :)

Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup said...

We have something similar called Brewfest. We never go though because it's seems pricey for the amount of beer you actually get. The BBQ and river event sounds awesome! Have fun!
xo

Rachel said...

Love, love, love Memphis' May festivities...didn't get to go to Beale Street Music Fest this year, but we're going to try to make the trip from Oxford for the BBQ Cookoff! There's nothing quite like the South in the summer. Super pumped to have found another Southern girl blog, with a little bit of running and recipes added in--my favorite! Can't wait to keep reading :)

Amanda said...

Why don't I live in Tennessee? This just makes me wish we lived closer together...

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

How much fun! We would definitely love that.

Sunset Symphony sounds like our Pops In The Park, which is every Sunday in June. I, too, feel like it ALWAYS rains ... but luckily we are close enough to walk or ride bikes to the ampitheater, so we can high-tail it home!

Tess said...

omg how much fun! I love that first picture of you and your hubby. It screams summer time love! <3

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, that all sounds SO fun!! I think that ths sunset symphony would be my favorite.

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

That all sounds amazing! I used to love doing all of that stuff when I lived in civilization! Now my weekends consist of cows, farming and gardening. I love it, don't get me wrong, but I MISS these sort of events terribly! Can't wait to see pictures next week!

Rebecca said...

looks so fun! Love your dress =]

Mrs. in Memphis said...

Fun Fun! We had a blast last night at bbq fest :) I think I might try to convince the hubs to go to the symphony!

Natalie said...

So far, the rain has held off for MiM. Music Fest was MOSTLY clear & it's gonna be perfect for BBQFest.

And? Pretty sure I took a few shots off that same ice luge.

The Presutti's said...

That sounds fun and delicious :) Have a great time :)