Although this August looks a little different than last year, there are still plenty of fun Memphis events happening all around the city. Most events are virtual, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t any less enjoyable. Grab a couple of friends, check out these events, and make the most out of this month!
10 Memphis Events & Happenings: August 2020
August 1, 15 & 29 2020: Twilight Tours: DINOS After Dark
Starting August 1, head to the Memphis Zoo for some after-hours, family-friendly fun from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Take a peek at what the animals like to do for fun at nighttime and even catch a glimpse of some dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. This event is for ages 5 and up, and masks are required for any portion of the tour that is held inside. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. memphiszoo.org
Through August 2, 2020: World Golf Championship — FedEx St. Jude Invitational
The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational is Memphis’ PGA tournament that continues to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Held at TPC Southwind, experience four days of golf action. Although the event is not allowing fans, you can still watch the excitement on television or live stream it with friends. The tour takes place through August 2. pgatour.com
August 8 – 17, 2020: Virtual Elvis Week at Graceland
Elvis fans, are you ready for the weeklong celebration of your dreams? Enjoy a week of celebrating the music, movies and legacy of Elvis Presley at Graceland. All programming is pre-recorded and features exclusive interviews with tribute artists and Elvis’ friends as well as a look back on previous Elvis Weeks and the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. If you’re unable to make the in-person celebration, there is also a virtual option that takes place in a private Facebook group. Day passes are $50, and the virtual option is $39. guesthousegraceland.com
August 13, 2020: Elvis Dinner and Music Cruise
Listen to the music of Elvis Presley while cruising on the Mississippi River on August 13. With adult tickets for $66, youth tickets for $60 and children’s tickets for $50, you can enjoy a Southern-style meal and great entertainment. Boarding time is 6 p.m. and departure is at 7 p.m. memphisriverboats.net
August 15, 2020: Virtual Miles for Melanoma Race
This virtual 5K run/walk takes place on August 15. There is no registration fee, but if you fundraise a minimum of $100, you receive a t-shirt in the mail. So grab your tennis shoes and run in your neighborhood for a great cause! join.melanoma.org
August 21 – 23, 2020: Memphis Runs for Autism Virtual 5K
Lace up your tennis shoes and get ready for a fun run in your neighborhood on the weekend of August 21. Run any time during race weekend, and anywhere you’d like. After your run, post your time to the results page. All registered participants receive a race bib and t-shirt. theangelprogram.com
August 22, 2020: 9th Annual Virtual SpeakEasy Gala
Just because this event is virtual doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious food from the top restaurants in town! The SpeakEasy Gala features entertainment, an auction and a wine pull. More details to come on this virtual event with proceeds going to Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. mosd.schoolauction.net
Every Tuesday Through August 25, 2020: Virtual Our Yoga Downtown Session
Every Tuesday, tune in to a live yoga session with Our Yoga Downtown. Get a quick sweat in while relaxing — all in the comfort of your home. Each session begins at 6 p.m. and lasts an hour. All live sessions are streamed on their Instagram page.
August 28 – 30, 2020: 12th Annual Forrest Spence 5K
The Forrest Spence 5K supports the work of the Forrest Spence Fund, which helps families facing childhood illnesses. This year’s event has gone virtual, and registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children. With your registration fee, you receive a t-shirt, race bib, access to an interactive training group, and awards from the weekend. Once you’ve completed your 5K, post your time on the results page. forrestspencefund.com
August 29, 2020: Beer and Bagel Run
The Beer and Bagel Run is held at Wolf River and starts at 9 a.m. on August 29. To keep this race as safe as possible, groups of six to 10 people are set to start at a time. At the finish line, you can pick up your swag, grab a cold brew and the chance to enjoy post-race music if you’re comfortable. Online registration is now closed, but participants can still sign up on race day for $45. A virtual option is also available for $38. getmeregistered.com
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