They say a city never sleeps, and Memphis is no exception. May in Memphis is the perfect time to travel or simply walk outside your apartment into the fresh air. Here are some ways to spend these May days in Memphis, Tennessee.
Attend a Few Baseball Games.
An old American staple, baseball is always a fun sport to watch. Whether you’re rooting for the home team or not, there’s no better way to spend a summer afternoon. The Memphis Redbirds are starting their season and always need a few fans to cheer them on. To check out their schedule and plan accordingly, click here.
Sing a Little at Karaoke.
Whether you’re from out of town or simply enjoying a night out with locals, don’t feel embarrassed when your favorite song comes on. Karaoke is your chance to jam out. Fox and Hound Sports Tavern and T.J. Mulligan’s are two premiere karaoke hot spots. Looking for more options? Simply walk the streets and listen for someone belting out the blues. They’ll let you join in.
Enjoy Numerous Festivals.
The fun this summer won’t stop. Chow down on Spanakopita then learn traditional Athenian dances at the Memphis Greek Festival. And, during the entire month of May, you can celebrate the city and the world at the Memphis in May International Festival. Starting with the Beale Street Music Festival, big names in music will serenade the crowds that line Beale Street. Every week brings a new event and a new time to explore. Check out the calendar of events here.
Spend a Night on Beale Street.
This famous street lives up to the rumors. Everything from live music to delicious food can be found on Beale Street. With so many bars and shops, you may want to clear your schedule and take your time. Why spend time worrying about finding things to do all over the city, when Beale Street has it all?
Tour the City with the Amazing Scavenger Hunt.
For those who prefer to learn about the history of the city — with a little excitement, of course! — there’s always the Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure. With clues and riddles, teams of 2 to 5 people are guided around the city. By the end of the hunt, you’ll be able to tell everything there is to know about the great city of Memphis.
Text by Jazelyn Little