In between learning how to fly and getting one step closer to your pilot’s license, it’s important to take some downtime.  The great news for our Tennessee flight school students is that there are some great things to do in Memphis this Spring!

Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball 

From April – August you can join the Memphis Redbird faithful and watch one of the best Minor League baseball teams in the country. The Redbirds are a St. Cardinals affiliate team. You may be watching a future major league player in the making. The stadium is great and often ends with a fireworks show at the end. But only if the Redbirds win. 

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

Come April, you can venture to the heart of Midtown Memphis to enjoy delicious crawfish (as well as barbecue, carnival food, and more). Thousands of local Memphians and tourists take over the streets of Overton Square for this all-day festival to celebrate Cajun country’s favorite dish. If you can’t make the Overton Square Crawfish Festival try attending the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival or Harbor Town Crawfish Festival. Crawfish is always in season in Memphis! 

Peabody Rooftop Parties

From April through august you can party on the most popular rooftop in Memphis! If you’re 21+, start your weekend at the Peabody Memphis hotel’s weekly rooftop party. Every Thursday throughout Spring and Summer, the Peabody welcomes a live DJ and weekly headliner. Several bars, a large dance floor, a VIP area await. And last but not least, a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. 

Bacon & Bourbon Festival

In April the Memphis Flyer’s Bacon & Bourbon Festival is a sellout affair that combines savory bacon, BBQ, and distilled spirits for an unforgettable time. Locally-owned restaurants offer dozens of food samples and up countless samples of smooth bourbon throughout the event. If you’re over 21 this event is a can’t miss.  

Beale Street Music Festival

In early May get ready to enjoy three days, four stages, and over 60 world-class acts at the Beale Street Music Festival. The largest music festival in Memphis takes over Downtown’s Tom Lee Park every year and features every genre of music in an amazing lineup of talent. Unfortunately, the 2021 event has been canceled due to COVID concerns. It should return strong next year in 2022. 

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