Fall Fun to Support Local Nonprofits
By Kevin Dean
The kids are back in school, and fall is upon us! Get ready for a gorgeous display of falling leaves, Halloween decorations, and – best of all – a flurry of upcoming events that will keep your family entertained while you support important nonprofits in Memphis. This issue, we’re covering some of the best upcoming events provided by nonprofits in September and October. Join these incredible organizations as they raise money and awareness for their causes.
Halo Golf Classic
Supporting Angel Street
Support Angel Street’s 3nd Annual Ring Container Technologies Halo Golf Classic, presented by The Gilliland Family. The event takes place on September 25, at Spring Creek Ranch. More information at angelstreetmemphis.com/golf.
Memphis Country Blues Festival
Provided by Overton Park Shell
The annual Memphis Country Blues Festival is returning on September 23 to Overton Park Shell with North Mississippi Allstars and Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory. The best part? It’s a free event! More information at overtonparkshell.org/eventpage.
Taste of the District
Provided by Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC)
Taste of the District is an annual tasting event that celebrates Medical District restaurants and strengthens connections among institutional partners, the unique food and beverage options available in the District and the community. This event will take place October 3 from 4-6 PM. The event is free but registration is required. Visit mdcollaborative.org/mmdc-event-calendar for more information.
Annual Paint Festival
Provided by Paint Memphis
Paint Memphis will hold its annual paint festival with over 100 artists in The Edge District on October 7 at 484 Union in the Ravine Park and throughout the Edge District. The event is free and open to the public. More information at paintmemphis.org.
Fire Prevention Week
Provided by Fire Museum of Memphis
October 9 through 14 is Fire Prevention week, a time to learn about fire safety and prevention with fun exhibits and extra activities at the Fire Museum. More information at firemuseum.com.
Witches Ride and Run 5K/10K
Supporting Junior League of Memphis
Calling all witches for a spooky, fun 5K/10K that circles through historic East Buntyn neighborhood. In addition to the traditional 5K/10K, the event will feature a 1-Mile Bike Parade and 1-Mile Fun Run. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 21 at the Junior League of Memphis’ Community Resource Center. More information at jlmemphis.org/events.
5th Annual Frayser Local Arts Festival
Provided by Arkwings
Join Arkwings for their 5th Annual Frayser Local Arts Fest on Saturday, October 21 from 11am-4pm at 2034 James Rd. The event features all-day performances, community art exhibits, artisan vendors, food trucks, and interactive creativity stations in The Art Yard. The event is free and open to the public. More information at facebook.com/arkwings.
Memphis Child Advocacy Center Gala
Supporting Memphis Child Advocacy Center
The Memphis Child Advocacy Center’s elegant 34th Annual Gala, held at the Hilton Memphis on Thursday, October 26, will feature a delicious multi-course dinner, silent auction, popular teddy bear surprises, and dancing to music by the Soul Shockers. More information at memphiscac.org/gala.
Binghampton Fall Festival
Provided by Arrow Creative
Arrow Creative is hosting a free festival with Binghampton businesses on October 28. Shop local artists, create kids crafts and enjoy Halloween treats with Arrow Creative and the Binghampton community! The event is free and open to the public. More information at arrowcreative.org.
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