Looking for some Instagram-worthy shots of autumn colors? Load your family into your Buick Encore and head over to the Memphis Botanic Garden. Here, you can explore 96 acres of lush, landscaped beauty, complete with a variety of trees that provide a dazzling array of seasonal red, orange, and yellow hues.
Wolf River Greenway
Even though Wolf River Greenway is located at the heart of the city, it feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. It boasts 26 miles of walking paths, including many paved, wheelchair- and stroller-accessible routes. You can even load your canoe or kayak onto your Buick Envision and go on a journey down the river.
Natchez Trace State Park
Want to spend a weekend getting in touch with nature? Pack up your Sierra 1500 with camping gear and head out to Natchez Trace State Park. Located two hours away from Memphis, this woodland getaway offers hiking, fishing, camping, boating, and horseback riding trails. With so many options, you can enjoy the Volunteer State’s breathtaking views however you prefer.
Looking for something fun to do this February? Memphis, TN, has no shortage of entertaining events to enjoy for your Valentine’s season date night, family bonding time, or friends’ night out.
Passport to Oregon: On February 27th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at 409 South Main, the 9th annual Passport to Oregon wine tasting event will be held here in Memphis. True to its name, the Taste of Oregon event aims to introduce Memphis wine-lovers to the charms of Oregon wines. Brand new wineries to the Tennessee market and established vendors will be in attendance, virtually guaranteeing a fun — and informative — afternoon in the city.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend: Grab your blue suede shoes and head to Graceland from February 28th to 29th to enjoy a weekend in honor of the king himself – Elvis Presley. Special VIP hotel packages are available for those who aim to make the most of the event, which features tribute performances from a number of Elvis impersonators.
When you want to head out to enjoy some of the amazing events for fun and entertainment in Memphis, Tennessee, you’ll probably need a quality vehicle to get there. If you need a new ride — or expert service to keep your current one in tip-top shape — please pay us a visit at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.
Here in Tennessee, summer lasts a little bit longer than the
northern part of the country. This means we still have time to celebrate the
end of summer in Memphis with festivals and other events. Here are a few that
are sure to help you usher in the fall season in style.
Orion Free Music Concert Series
This music series is all about the end of summer. It occurs every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through October 12th. If you want to listen to some quality local music, the concerts are held at the Levitt Shell and start at 7:00 pm.
Hot Rod Night on Beale Street
If you love cars as much as we do, be sure to head to Beale Street on September 24th and October 22nd for Hot Rod Night. You can see these smoking hot cars from 6:00 to 10:00 pm each night. If you don’t have a Beale Street parking pass, be sure to park somewhere else.
Memphis Japan Festival
If you have always been curious about The Land of the Rising Sun, the Japan-America Society of Tennessee will host its annual Japan Festival on September 29th at the Memphis Botanic Garden. There will be martial arts demonstrations, arts & crafts, a children’s area, and music and dance performance.
As fall starts to take hold, all of us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike want you to enjoy the seasonal charms of Memphis in safety and comfort. If your vehicle is due for any routine maintenance, schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable service department.
This year’s Memphis in May event features a special salute to Columbia this year, including performances, food, and more. The festival will also include a 5K and half-marathon, the renowned barbecue cookoff, and a special music festival. With more than 70,000 guests expected, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.
Beale Street Music Festival
The Beale Street Music Festival will kick off events, starting May 3 and running to May 5. Buy a three-day pass, single-day ticket, or special VIP passes to get backstage. Guests include the Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Cardi B, and Khalid, performing on four stages. With a wide variety of genres and acts, the music festival is welcoming for all music lovers.
International Week and 5K and Half-Marathon
Many residents recognize the festival for its International Week and the 5K and half-marathon. You can learn about Columbia this year, as there will be live shows, lectures, exhibits, Columbian food, and more. The 5K and half-marathon event on May 25 also draws a crowd, and it features a post-race party for participants and spectators to enjoy.
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
Finally, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held from May 15 to 18 — an even named as the most prestigious in the business by USA Today. There are more than $115,000 in prizes that will spread over categories like best ribs, shoulders, and sauce, as well as a whole hog and “anything but pork” contest.