The Locals Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Events In Memphis 2018

The Locals Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Events In Memphis 2018

Saint Paddy’s Day is just around the corner and Memphis has plenty of ways to celebrate.

  • March 15th – 17th – Saint Patrick’s Weekend @ Overton Square
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    • The Art Project Memphis: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
      • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Art Project all week long with St. Patrick’s Day crafts and green kinetic sand out all week for Art Free Play. Don’t miss the annual Art Project St. Patrick’s Day themed story time on Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m. and check out their Spring Break workshops – Model Magic and Slime Making.
    • Belly Acres: St. Patrick’s Day Milkshakes
      • Belly Acres knows the perfect recipe for St. Patty’s perfection. Join Belly Acres on St. Patrick’s Day and try their famous Lucky Charms Milkshake or Green Mint Milkshake.
    • Breakaway Running: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Run
      • The annual Breakaway St. Patrick’s Day Pub Run on Thursday, March 15, is open to all! The run departs from the Breakaway store in Overton Square at 6 p.m. Don’t forget to wear green.
    • Lafayette’s Music Room: St. Patrick’s Celebration
      • Celebrate at Lafayette’s Music Room on Saturday, March 17, with a special St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! The live show featuring Greasy Tree starts at 6:30 p.m.
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Running legend Bill Rodgers visits Memphis Thanksgiving weekend

Running legend Bill Rodgers visits Memphis Thanksgiving weekend

On Saturday morning, Rodgers will run with a group led by Mike Cody, the former Tennessee Attorney General, U.S. Attorney and Memphis City Councilman who grabbed his first headlines as a 1950s running star at East High School who excelled on the track for Southwestern at Memphis, now known as Rhodes College.

After running, Rodgers will head for Breakaway Running in Overton Square for a book signing at 10 a.m. Rodgers will feel right at home at Breakaway. The running star and his brother Charlie operated a running store called the Bill Rodgers Running Center for 35 years, a must-see for running aficionados visiting Boston for its marathon. The Rodgers brothers closed the store in 2012.

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40 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Memphis 2017

40 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Memphis 2017

Looking for the best way to celebrate your Cinco de Mayo? Look no further, Memphis has so many great options and specials for you to choose from!

No, it’s not a celebration of Mexican independence, but it is a fun way to celebrate the beautiful parts of Mexican culture that we get to experience. You can read how Cinco de Mayo started while you start on that first margarita There are plenty of opportunities to take part from something as simple as chips and salsa to a pub run.

Join Breakaway Running for their annual Cinco de Mayo pub run starting at 6:00pm at their store in Overton Square. The first 200 to sign a waiver at the event get the 2017 edition of the Cinco de Mayo pub run t-shirt!

 

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Stars And Stripes 5K Benefits Red Cross

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is here and that means it's time to get out and hit the pavement for a good cause!

Thousands gathered at Overton Square for the Fifth Annual Memphis "Stars and Stripes 5K" benefiting the American Red Cross.

Local 24 cares is the exclusive television sponsor of the event.

Runners took their mark tonight at seven wound their way through midtown and raised money for the Red Cross "Ready Shelby" program

"It's raising money for the American Red Cross, but more importantly it's an incredible opportunity for us to honor all of those that protect us and respond to disasters each and every day. Our firefighters, our military, our first responders that's what today is all about Laura Vaughn/American Red Cross

Nearly 2000 people took part in the event.

See the full story at Local Memphis.