Memphis Summer Festivals

Attending a summer festival is a great way to make some memories and have some fun under the sun. Memphis is home to a number of fantastic festivals, many of which draw in visitors from throughout the state. We here at Gossett Kia South have a few recommended Memphis summer festivals that you won’t want to miss!

Memphis Summer Festivals

Memphis Caribbean Jerk Festival

The Memphis Caribbean Jerk Festival will be held for the second year in a row. The family-friendly festival features a variety of Caribbean foods and jerk. Live entertainment, including local Caribbean musicians, will play throughout the day. The event takes place at Tiger Lane on Saturday, July 15th, beginning at 12pm. The event runs until 10pm, so feel free to attend throughout the day!

Oh, and did we mention there will be a domino tournament and exotic car show?

Memphis Eats Food Festival

The Memphis Eats Food Festival is the official gathering of some of the best chefs in the area. The two-day event takes place on July 15th and 16th in Robert R. Church Park. Family, food and friends will gather for a summer celebration unlike any other!

Mid-South Renaissance Faire

The Mid-South Renaissance Faire takes place on the final two weekends of August. Located at the US Baseball Stadium in Millington, jousters, musicians, and more will be in full costume to celebrate the Renaissance Faire. Pay the festival a visit to see what it’s all about!

Memphis Haunted Houses and Trails

Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween from Gossett KIA South!

Haunted houses and trails are two fantastic ways to get a fright and thrill this Halloween. Children and adults alike can enjoy the thrill of the holiday this year all around Tennessee. Here are some of the best Memphis haunted houses and trails recommended by us at Gossett KIA South.

  • Shadowlands Festival of Fear – This attraction is open every Friday and Saturday from October 7th until Halloween night. Doors open at 7pm and close at 11pm. Prior to the main attraction, Jones Orchard holds a farmers market until 6 pm then maintains a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and child-friendly hayrides until 10 pm.
  • Spooky Nights – Hosted by Shelby Farms Park every weekend in October, Spooky Nights is home to Memphis’ first haunted trail. Families with children can check out the nocturnal wildlife on the Nocturnal Nature Hike then go pumpkin carving. The 4,500-acre park features a number of trails, exhibits, and activities that the whole family can enjoy.
  • Wicked Ways Haunted House – Possibly the largest indoor haunted attraction in the mid-south, Wicked Ways Haunted House is located in Memphis. The haunt includes zombies, psycho clowns, and more. The attraction is open from September 30th to Halloween on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

Don’t Fight the Feeling: See REO Speedwagon at 2016 Live at the Gardens

concertImagine enjoying a beautiful sunset surrounded by beautiful gardens, cold beer in hand, while rocking out to REO Speedwagon. You can make this dream a reality on August 25th as the Live At The Gardens concert series brings in these iconic arena-rockers.

In their prime, REO Speedwagon scored over a dozen Top 40 singles, including “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Keep On Lovin’ You.” For many, their show is sure to be the highlight of the 2016 Live at the Gardens concert series.

Now in its 15th year, Live at the Gardens is a series of five concerts that occur in the summer and fall months. The venue has consistently attracted only top-notch talents. Past acts include such superstars as Al Green, Kenny Loggins, Heart, and Duran Duran. The venue is located in the gorgeous surroundings of the Memphis Botanical Gardens.

The venue has two seating areas. Sit close to the stage at one of the white linen-clothed tables or party in the lawn. We at Gossett Kia South prefer the cool breezes and open air of the lawn!