Tips on How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Decorating your very own Christmas tree is always a fun activity. We came up with a few tips for you to have the best Christmas tree this year!

Add as many lights as possible. You can never have too many! Wrap your tree with lights starting from the bottom and making your way to the top. Place your tree in front of a big window so your neighbors can stare at its beauty!

Make your own ornaments. If you want something simple, grab some craft paper and scissors, and cut out a snowflake. Once you glue on the wire for hanging, you have your very own DIY Christmas ornament!

Pick a color scheme. This will give your tree a modern flare. Choose three colors you like together and get to decorating!

Get in the Holiday Spirit by visiting Memphis Zoo Lights

The Christmas light show at the Memphis Zoo has returned on select nights until December 30th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Besides the incredible LED Christmas lights, other activities include a 90 foot Ferris wheel, ice skating, and Santa and his reindeer! So what are you waiting for? Gather your friends and celebrate the season at the Memphis Zoo!

Zoo Lights admission is $7 for members, $9 for nonmembers and free entry for children under 2

Ice skating admission is $6 a person

Ferris wheel admission is $5 a person

For more information, or to purchase tickets online, please visit

Memphis Hungry Turkey 5K at Shelby Farms

Bring your family, and have some fun at the Memphis Hungry Turkey 5K held at Shelby Farms on November 22! Enjoy some exercise, and be rewarded with a cinnamon role once you cross the finish line!

Kids Dash will be held at 8:45am, and the 5K will follow right after at 9am.

For more information about the event, please visit

BurgerFest Returns to Memphis

Burgerfest Memphis is back, so get excited! This festival will be held on Saturday, October 27th, from 2pm to 10pm on Tiger Lane at the Liberty Bowl. There will be live music, a burger bar and all the beer you can drink. This event is for all ages and is kid friendly, there will be a children’s area.

General admission: $10

Sampling ticket: $25

VIP: $50

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Trivia Night at Huey's in Southhaven

If you know random facts then you don’t want to miss out on Trivia Night at Huey’s located on Malco Boulevard in Southhaven, MS. Gather your team, and put your brains together to try and claim the title of Trivia Champion! Prizes for second and third place will be rewarded as well.

Trivia Night will be held at Huey’s on 7090 Malco Blvd. Southhaven, MS 38671. This event begins at 7:30 PM every Thursday night. Entrance is free.

For more information, please visit

Overton Square is Bringing Back Free Movie Night

If you enjoy delicious popcorn, friendly fun, cozy blankets and movies, then you should put Fall Chimes Square Movie Night Series in your calendar! Overton Square partnered up with Malco Theaters and Woodstock Chimes so that we can enjoy a free movie every Thursday night until November 15th. The schedule is as followed:

  • September 27: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  • October 4: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

  • October 11: Moana

  • October 18: Hocus Pocus

  • October 25: Ghostbusters

  • November 1: Jurassic Park

  • November 8: Mulan

  • November 15: Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

    For more information, please visit

Mempho Music Festival Kicks off October 6th

Shelby Farms Park of Memphis, TN, is hosting their very first music festival, Mempho October 6-7, 2018. Mempho Music Festival was created to combine today’s contemporary hits with Memphis’ well known musical heritage. Mempho Musical Festival will be held outdoors and offering music, food and art to those who purchase a ticket.

Some of the lineup will include:

  • Post Malone, Beck, Phoenix, NAS, Janelle Monáe, Mac Demarco, Milky Chance, Rich the Kid, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Juicy J, Lucero, and Stones Throw featuring Chuck Leavell & Friends

For more information or to purchase tickets, you can visit .

Talk Like A Pirate Day Cheat Sheet

In honor of today being “National Talk Like A Pirate Day”, we put together a list of essential terms and phrases that you might hear when you run into one of those sea faring individuals. Here are some of the essentials to get you started:

Ahoy!: Hello!

Avast!: A sense of surprise — stop what you're doing and give it attention. "Wow!" or "Check it out!

Arrr!: Never argh, which is a sound of disgruntlement. There are a few things which translate as "arr," such as "yes," or "I agree." It can also be used as a term of contentment, or recognizing another pirate's cleverness.

Lad/Lass: A younger boy or girl.

Matey: A companion or friend.

Savvy: A sense of understanding. "Once ye read 'tis guide, ye'll be scurvy pirate savvy.

Smartly: Do something quickly. "Instagram me treasure smartly — and put a toaster filter, me matey!

Need something else translated? Check out and put in any phrase you need translated!

Sink me! Have a fine day ye Scallywag! (Have a great day you Scallywag!)

What's Happening Around Memphis This Weekend - September 7-9

There are some fun activities happening all around Memphis this weekend!  Here are some of the highlights we have on our calendar:

Read about all the happenings in the Midsouth here:

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Elvis Week Wrap-Up

Elvis Week 2018

Have you been celebrating the life and legacy of the "King Of Rock And Roll"? As Elvis Week comes to a close there are lots of fun activities still to be enjoyed.  

On Saturday, August 18, you can:

  1. Embark on the Mississippi Delta Blues Tour
  2. Indulge your taste buds during the Elvis Week Brunch at The Guest House at Graceland
  3. Catch TG Shepard for a special afternoon concert event
  4. Rock out to all of his greatest hits while watching Elvis in Concert.  There will even be a special appearance by TCB band member Ronnie Tutt!

Check out more information about the great events this weekend here:


5 things to do in Memphis this weekend 8/3 -8/5

There are so many great things to do in Memphis this weekend.  A few that caught our eye are:

- Swing by Autozone Park and check out a Memphis Redbirds game

- REI is having lots of fun activities all over town

- Broad Avenue is hosting a scavenger hunt

- Shelby Farms is hosting a showing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for their Summer Movie Series Sunday.  Cowabunga Dude!

Check out the full list of Memphis happenings this weekend here on the I Love Memphis Blog