Things to know this Weekend in Downtown Memphis: Dec. 1-3, 2017

November 28th, 2017

St. Jude Marathon Weekend

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 starting at 7 am at AutoZone Park

This Saturday, runners get their chance to run through the home of the blues and American roots music of every stripe in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon & Half Marathon, which tests the hardiness and dedication of more than 2,000 full marathoners and 5,000 half marathoners.

Downtown will be packed, so here's a few things to remember:

  1. Several roads will be blocked for long stretches Saturday morning. Check out the race course map so you can be sure to plan your way in and out of Downtown accordingly.
  2. Trolleys will not be operating during the Marathon according to MATA. Click here to view details on Trolley and bus routes during the marathon.
  3. If you're running in the race, click here to check out race events such as registration, packet pick-up, post race events, course support, parking and more.

Memphis Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 2 pm on Beale Street

Be a part of the grandest holiday parade in the region! Join in the fun on America's most iconic street as we ring in the holiday season with marching bands, steppers, twirlers, floats, and all sort of sights!

Follow along on Facebook for up-to-date information regarding the parade.

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South Main Market Grand Opening Day

Saturday from 8 AM - 11 PM at 409 S. Main

The South Main Market, Memphis' first food hall, hosts its official grand opening and will feature its first seven vendors - including Civil Pour, City East Bagel & Grille, COCO, Java Cabana, Kinfolk, Magnolia and Wallflower Memphis - offering a wide range of small plates, drinks, coffees and baked goods, plus fresh floral. Live music will include Bill Thurman from 12-2pm and Outcry from 4-6pm. 

Read more about restaurant growth in Downtown Memphis via The Commercial Appeal here.

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More Major Events in Downtown this weekend

There's plenty to do in Downtown this weekend! Check out the following events happening and enjoy the day!

The Phantom of the Opera at Orpheum Theatre

Victorian Yuletide Open House at Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum

Grizzlies vs S.A. Spurs at FedExForum

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro at Bass Pro Outdoor World

Memphis Tigers vs Mercer at FedExForum

Holiday Open House at Metal Museum

Janet Jackson: State of the World Tour at FedExForum

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