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Spring is fast approaching, and we are ready to welcome the change of season. This month is packed with fabulous local events worth adding to your calendar — from fundraisers and races to can’t-miss virtual wine pairings. Here are the hottest Memphis events happening this March!
11 Memphis Events & Happenings: March 2021
March 12, 2021: Vive Le Brooks: Savor at Home
Secure your virtual seat for Vive Le Brooks: Savor at Home. The dinner consists of three courses with bottles of white and red wine. Chef Jimmy Gentry walks you through all of the courses and his inspiration for each dish. The March 12 meal includes Frito pie, corned beef, and whiskey chess pie. All food and wine must be picked up from Buster’s Liquors & Wines on the day of the event. A two-person ticket is $150, and a single-person ticket is $90. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. eventbrite.com
March 12, 2021: Wine Down at Dixon Gallery & Gardens: Virtual Edition
Join Dixon Gallery & Gardens for a virtual “wine down” to learn about wine pairings. Tickets include wine and an appetizer pairing for two and must be purchased by noon on March 12. Admission starts at $30, and you can add more pairings for an additional cost. Orders must be picked up from Buster’s Liquors & Wines by 4 p.m. on March 12. The event begins at 7 p.m. blackbaudhosting.com
March 13, 2021: 48th Annual Silky O’Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade
It’s time to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish! Grab something green and your mask, and come out to this annual parade full of fun performances, music, floats and more St. Patrick’s Day fun! An official start time is yet to be announced, so check the website and social media for updates. bealestreet.com
March 13, 2021: Virtual Memphis Beer Festival
Grab some buddies for a fun, virtual beer fest on March 13. Festival-goers can enjoy virtual tastings, Q&As with brewers, interactive panels, trivia and live entertainment. A general admission ticket is $40 and includes access to the live stream, eight beers from local breweries, a souvenir koozie, and a local snack. A VIP ticket is $60 and includes everything from the general admission package plus three extra beers, an exclusive pint glass, and a VIP Memphis snack. You can also purchase a live stream ticket for $15 if you just want to be a part of the fun. You can pick up your goodies curbside or have them delivered if you live in Shelby County. eventbrite.com
March 15 – 19, 2021: Camp Lichterman
Camp Lichterman at Pink Palace Museum is the ultimate spring break camp where your kiddo can experiment in nature. Experiments include launching rockets, turning milk into plastic and making snow. Plus, children can enjoy nature walks and live animal encounters. The cost for the five-day camp is $200 for members and $210 for non-members. memphismuseums.org
March 18, 2021: Spring Botanicals Paint Night with Arrow Creative
Pour yourself a drink and enjoy a virtual painting class. The class starts with a brief practice session before artist Leana Fischer walks you through each step, so no painting experience is necessary. Be sure to check the event listing for any supplies you might need. Tickets are $25, and the class begins at 7 p.m. eventbrite.com
March 19 & 20, 2021: Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend
Head to Graceland’s fourth annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend on March 19 and 20 to enjoy live stage performances and concert experiences. Previous Elvis Tribute Contest winners are scheduled to perform on the Graceland Soundstage. More details are coming soon, so check the website for updates. graceland.com
March 20, 2021: Memphis Hightailers’ St. Patrick’s Day Ride
What better way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day than with a little exercise? For those who enjoy riding bikes, you can head to Central Church in Collierville on March 20 for Memphis Hightailers’ first ride of 2021. With four options to choose from (20 miles, 40 miles, 43 miles, and 63 miles), you can find a race that best suits your skill level. Sign-up begins at 8 a.m., and the ride starts at 9 a.m. Advanced registration is $15 for members and $40 for non-members. Registration fees for non-members include one year of membership to the Memphis Hightailers. memphishightailers.com
March 20, 2021: The Fast & The Furriest 5K Run/Walk
If you prefer getting exercise with your furry friends this March, this is the run for you. Benefiting the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, this is a fun run and walk where pups are the star of the show. Registration starts at $30, and the race kicks off at 9 a.m. for runners without dogs, 9:15 a.m. for runners with dogs, and 9:30 a.m. for all “Woof Walkers.” There is also a virtual option available. raceroster.com
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March 26, 2021: Trolley Night on South Main
Going strong for almost 20 years, South Main’s Trolley Night is the longest-running street party in Memphis. The entire neighborhood buzzes as art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars offer music, performances, and special discounts. Trolley Night takes place on the last Friday of every month and begins at 6 p.m. gosouthmain.com
March 27, 2021 – April 3, 2021: Easter at Falcon Ridge Farm
If you’re in the mood for a brief road trip, you can grab your kiddos and head to Falcon Ridge Farm for an Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, photos with the Easter Bunny, pony rides and more Easter fun. Admission is $10.95 per person on weekdays and $12.95 on weekends. Events like the petting zoo and pony rides are available at an additional cost. falconridge.farm
Have a lovely March, Memphis!
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