The best time to visit Memphis is subjective. For those who want to enjoy hiking, walking and biking in the huge parks and trails can choose spring and fall season. The temperature ranges between 50s – 70s and air is not humid. Sun is shining and heat is not high. Temperature is moderate and flowers are blooming. This allows tourists to enjoy the city’s outdoor beauty.
If you are one who desires to explore the plethora of museums then you can visit in the month of July and August. Temperature hovers near 90s and outdoor is very miserable. The humidity is high and plenty of mosquitoes. Fortunately, the museum tours revealing the history and culture take hours. In August, Elvis fans pay their respect to his home in Graceland and Meditation Garden as it is his death anniversary.
Winter is not bad because in January temperature is around 50s. The air is humid making it feel colder but the wind chill is lower. Snow and ice occurrence is rare. You can pay your homage to the King of rock n roll Elvis Presley on his birthday in this month.
Music lovers choose the month of May, even though high temperature is 82° high and 62° low. There is the Barbeque fest, Beale Street Music Festival and more. Click for more information about the dates and details of May music fest.
Memphis festivals are worth
Memphis Fashion Week – In April you will get a view of latest designs from the local designers.
Beale Street Music Festival – It is held annually in the 1st weekend of May, where greatest artists and bands from around the world gather here for a memorable performance.
Barbeque competition – Another weekend in May is World BBQ cooking competition hosted along the Mississippi River, where amateur and professional chefs compete to create the most delicious Memphis-style ribs.
Cooper Young Festival – In September all the neighborhood stores open up and host crafts, food and music as well as fun activities for public.
Memphis Pride Fest – For more than 15 years Memphis celebrates Big Gay Dance Party including food, drinks, music, and entertainment all weekend in September. There is also a parade on the Beale Street, where best costumed groups receive prizes.
Memphis ZooBoo – In October, ZooBoo is hosted, where families are welcome at the Zoo to enjoy hayrides, stargazing, candy stations and more.
Pink Palace Crafts Fair – Artisans from the country share their crafts and skills with Memphis.
Cooper Young Beerfest – Beer from the local craft breweries are found and it is a good get-together of the community enjoying the music, food and dance in the month of October.
River arts Fest – In October, families get familiar with the works of many national and regional artists along Mississippi River, a gorgeous backdrop.
Indie Memphis Film Festival – In November, at seven venues more than 200 films get released and seen. In addition there is block parties, filmmaker talks, live music and more.
On New Year, Beale Street party is awesome. All night there is live music and dancing on the road, as it is closed to cars.