Summer has almost arrived in Memphis! With the return of warm weather comes tons of fun-filled events, including outdoor concerts, festivals, fun runs, and more. Here are some of the top Memphis events happening this June. Enjoy!
June 1, 2023: Whiskey Pairing Dinner at Bog & Barley
Bog & Barley hosts its inaugural Whiskey Pairing Dinner with owner DJ Naylor, Chef Reny Alfonso, and Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley on Thursday, June 1. Cocktails are served from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., along with a silent auction that benefits 901 Girls with Goals. The dinner begins at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $250. eventbrite.com
June 1 – 3, 2023: Memphis Italian Festival
The Memphis Italian Festival offers three full days of fun! You can sample tasty Italian dishes, buy goodies from local vendors, and hang out with friends and family. Tickets are $10 for adults, and kids 10 and under are free. Event hours are Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. memphisitalianfestival.org
June 1, 3, 8 – 10, 15 – 17, 22 – 24, 29, & 30, 2023: Orion Free Concert Series
Live music is back at Overton Park Shell! Bring your picnic baskets, preferred beverages, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy free music at the Orion Concert Series. The event also offers food and drinks for purchase, and dogs on leashes are permitted in designated areas. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. overtonparkshell.org
June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2023: Food Truck Fridays
Visit Dixon Gallery & Gardens every Friday to enjoy a tasty lunch from one of Memphis’ beloved food trucks. This month’s eateries include Cousins Maine Lobster, Sips and Sammies, and more. Bring your coworkers and enjoy the beautiful scenes of Dixon! Events run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. dixon.org
June 2, 16, & 23, 2023: Canoes + Cocktails
On select Fridays in June, Shelby Farms Park hosts Canoes + Cocktails, an experience that gets you out on the water to enjoy nature. Tickets start at $35 if you bring your own boat or $50 if you wish to rent. The event also includes food, beverages, and live music at Hyde Lake Pavillion. (Note: This is a 21-and-up event.) shelbyfarmspark.org
June 3, 2023: Headspace at Grind City Brewing Co.
Grind City Brewing Co. is slated to release four new IPAs and four new sours on Saturday, June. The fun begins at noon, and the event also includes live music, food trucks, games, and more. facebook.com
June 3, 2023: Lady A at Radians Amphitheater
Country music band Lady A makes their way to Memphis this summer! The show begins at 8 p.m. at Radians Amphitheater at Memphis Botanic Garden. Tickets start at $65. ticketnetwork.com
June 3, 2023: 8th Annual Miles for Melanoma
Melanoma Research Foundation’s annual Miles for Melanoma 5K is held on Saturday, June 3. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Shelby Farms Park. Feel free to run or walk; all registered and in-person participants receive a commemorative UPF 50+ shirt. join.melanoma.org
June 3, 2023: Made in Memphis Summer Series
You can shop local businesses, makers, and artists while enjoying drinks and live music at The Shops of Saddle Creek. Featured vendors include Feast & Graze and others. The fun begins at 10 a.m. shopsofsaddlecreek.com
June 3, 2023: Marketplace in Motion
June 3, 17, 21, & 24, 2023: 901 FC Home Games
Love soccer? You’re in luck! Memphis’ 901 FC team has four home games you can attend at AutoZone Park this month. All games begin at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the match on Wednesday, June 21, which starts at 7 p.m. Tickets begin at $10. memphis901fc.com
June 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023: MoSH Summer Camps
Explore MoSH’s natural resources and wildlife at Camp Lichterman or MoSH Central Summer Camp! Experiences include plenty of outdoor fun, exploring topics like our Earth’s prehistoric past and various animals. Camps begin at 9 a.m., and registration starts at $285. mpv.tickets.com
June 6 – 10, 2023: Germantown Charity Horse Show
The annual Germantown Charity Horse Show returns for another year. Attendees can experience beautiful horses while supporting Kindred Place. General admission is free on Tuesday and $5 Wednesday through Saturday. Children under 3 receive free admission. gchs.org
June 6 – 11 & 28 – 30: Memphis Redbirds Home Games
Baseball season is here, and you can cheer on your Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park all summer! With multiple dates in June, you can attend all the games or find one that best fits your family’s schedule. Tickets start at $18; you can view the entire schedule at milb.com.
June 10, 2023: Conservation & Cocktails
Join the Memphis Zoo in its mission to save wildlife. Conservation & Cocktails includes specialty conservation-themed cocktails, appetizers, live music, and more. Cocktail attire is encouraged, and tickets are $75 for zoo members and $100 for non-members. memphiszoo.org
June 10, 2023: Memphis Crafts & Drafts Festival
Head to Crosstown Concourse to enjoy a day of free, family-friendly fun! The Memphis Crafts & Drafts Festival hosts over 80 local makers and artists, along with local drinks and food. The fun begins at 10 a.m. memphiscraftsanddrafts.com
June 17 & 18, 2023: Memphis Juneteenth Festival
Juneteenth is one of the longest-running celebrations that commemorates the end of slavery after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Memphis Juneteenth Festival is a free, fun-filled event full of music, arts and crafts, food vendors, dancers, and more. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both days. juneteenthfreedommemphis.com
June 18, 2023: Memphis Vegan Festival
At Fourth Bluff Park on Sunday, June 18, you can eat delicious vegan food, listen to live music, and shop for plant-based health and beauty products at the Memphis Vegan Festival. The fun starts at 11 a.m., and admission is free. eventbrite.com
June 21, 2023: The Longest Day & Old Dominick Bottle Release Event
Old Dominick is slated to release a new single-barrel whiskey on Saturday, June 21, that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition to whiskey, the evening also includes great drinks, food, and music. More details are yet to be announced, so check the event’s Facebook page for updates.
June 24, 2023: Women in Memphis Music Fest
Head to the Hi-Tone on Saturday, June 24, for its first-ever Women in Memphis Music Fest. This event includes a diverse lineup of music and comedic acts, and a portion of the proceeds benefit scholarships for women students at STAX Music Academy’s Soulsville Foundation. The festival begins at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30. wimmfest.com
June 24, 2023: 5th Annual Love Well 5K
Hosted by Redeemers Group, the annual Love Well 5K benefits the Serenity Recovery Center, a treatment center helping those battling alcoholism and addiction. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Semmes Murphey Clinic on Humphreys Boulevard; registration is $25. raceroster.com
June 25, 2023: 4th Annual Craft Food & Wine Festival
On Sunday, June 25, at The Columns, you can experience a tasting of artisan breads, cheese, fruits, cured meats, and more while listening to live music. The event begins at 3 p.m., and tickets start at $65. citytastingexperiences.com
Enjoy this month, folks!
To see even more great Memphis events, check out our Happenings calendar.