September isn’t slowing down with events, and there are plenty of ways to get involved with the Memphis community this month. From virtual races that benefit nonprofits to jam sessions in your living room, we have rounded up 10 great September events in Memphis.

Virtual St. Jude Walk/Run, a Memphis event in September 2020

The virtual St. Jude Walk/Run takes place on September 26, 2020. Image: Mike Brown, ALSAC

10 Memphis Events: September 2020

September 1, 2020: 901 Day

Celebrate all things Memphis on September 1 with 901 Day festivities. From shopping at our favorite small businesses to donating to local charities, it’s an entire day dedicated to showing off our city pride. No matter what your schedule looks like for that weekend, we’ve listed some celebratory options for you.

901 Day events:

September 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020: Virtual Lunchtime Meditations with Dixon Gallery & Gardens

It’s important to take time for yourself, and what better day than a Friday afternoon? At noon each Friday, Amy Balentine, of Memphis Center for Mindful Living, leads participants through free meditation practices to reduce stress and help individuals find balance. In collaboration with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, sessions take place on the Memphis Center for Mindful Living’s Facebook page.

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September 5, 2020: Virtual 5th Annual Jockeys & Juleps

Hosted by Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, the annual Jockeys & Juleps party is set to take place virtually this year on September 5. With watch party packages available, you can enjoy bourbon and wine pulls, a live auction, and more from the comfort of your home. The event also provides participants with a celebration box to enjoy during the running of the last races of the Triple Crown. Tickets are $100 each.

September 10 – 15, 2020: Go the Extra Mile for Special Olympics Greater Memphis

Stroll, walk, jog or run along your favorite trail or course for the Special Olympics of Great Memphis’ virtual 5K and 10K. You can run at any time through September 10 and September 15. Registration for both races is $30 through September 7 and $35 through September 15. Participants also receive race swag sent directly to their homes. Happy running!

September 15 – 28, 2020: Virtual Latin Fest 901

Experience Latin Fest 901 virtually this year while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Held September 15 through September 28, the event includes Latin dance classes, conversations with experts on topics relevant to the Memphis community, artistic performances and more. Presented by the Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre, festivities take place on their Facebook page.

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September 18 – October 4, 2020: The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 2020 Heritage Ball Online Auction

This online auction features amazing items, ranging from a luxurious trip to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico to a virtual chat with country superstar Kelsea Ballerini and her singer/songwriter husband Morgan Evans. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the Heritage Foundation, which works to preserve the stories and places of Williamson County. Registration for this free event opens September 13, and bidding runs from September 18 through October 4.

September 19, 2020: Fortitude Trail Race 50k/25K

Lace up your tennis shoes for the Fortitude 50K/25K run at Nesbit Park benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The 50K race begins at 7 a.m. and the 25K begins at 7:30 a.m. This is a no-waste race, so they ask that runners bring their own water bottles and cups. Registration is $75.

September 24 – 27, 2020: Virtual Gonerfest

Although Gonerfest is an online extravaganza this year, you can still have jam sessions in your home with friends and family. Stay tuned for all the details and upcoming virtual concerts! Tickets are $80.

September 25 & 26, 2020: Memphis Greek Festival

Whether you want to go to the dining hall or drive-thru, you can still attend the Memphis Greek Festival for food, drinks, music and dancing! Your pre-paid ticket includes a $15 value for food or pastries and a salad.

September 26, 2020: Virtual St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

The St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer is an annual 5K race that raises money to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue its work toward ending childhood cancer. Although you won’t be around other runners, you can do this race in the comfort of your neighborhood or treadmill.

Happy September, Memphis!


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