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10 Things to do this weekend in Memphis: October 29th - 31st

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It's not too late to make your plans for the weekend! There's plenty of spooky fun to be had, as well as live music, costume parties, and Fall festivals. Whether you're looking for family fun or adults-only, there's something for everyone in Memphis this weekend.
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1. Thumpdaddy

Lafayette's Music Room

Friday, October 29th @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Thumpdaddy is a collection of entertainers intent on shaking the masses' money makers. Playing the greatest dance music from the 60's through today, they're sure to get the party going.

2. Saturday Morning Nature Talk & Walk

Lichterman Nature Center

Saturday, October 30th @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Get up close and personal with some creep crawly critters at the Lichterman Nature Center. Learn about and meet some insects and arachnids, then go on an insect hunt and see what you can find.

3. Zootoberfest

Memphis Zoo

Saturday, October 30th @ 10 am - 4:00 pm

Free with general admission, you can purchase a commemorative stein to sip beer from while you enjoy a fall afternoon at Memphis Zoo. You must have a stein to participate in Zootoberfest. All steins are available for purchase after you enter the Zoo. Zootoberfest will also be taking place during Zoo Boo from 6 pm - 9 pm.

4. Millington Fall Festival

5152 Easley Street, Millington

Saturday, October 30th @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Millington Parks and Recreation at the Millington Farmers' Market for their Annual Fall Festival, with free booth-or-treating, inflatable obstacle course, games, face painting, a hayride for the kids, and Sherry Oke playing music. There will also have a prize giveaway for the adults in attendance. Kids can wear costumes for the costume contest starting at 1:00 pm.

5. Halloween Bar Crawl

Atomic Rose Club and Grill

Saturday, October 30th @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tickets & info:

Join the scariest bar crawl ever, with a costume contest, exclusive drink specials, and amazing local food! The cover is waived at all venues, there will be a professional photographer on hand, access to a special bar crawl map, and an awesome after-party! The event starts at the Atomic Rose Bar & Grill, then you'll take a self-guided crawl to some of the best bars in downtown Memphis. Here's a rundown of the specials.

$3 Beers | $4 House Drinks | 15% Off All Apps

$3 Jell-O shots | $3 Pink Whitney Shots | $3 Fireball Shots | $3 Jager

$3 Jello Shots | $4 Bud & Bud Lite | $5 10oz Coyote Punch | $5 Well Drinks | $5 32oz Draft Beer

$3 Coors Light, Blue Moon, & Budweiser Draft | $5 Skrewball & Fireball Shots | $10 Patron Shots

$3 Jell-O shots | $3 Pink Whitney Shots | $3 Fireball Shots | $3 Jager

$3 PBR Cans | $5 Fireball | $5 Jameson

$4 Spooky Laffy Taffy Shot | $4 Wiseacre Oktoberfest | $6 Peach Ring Shot| $7 2 BBQ Sliders | $8 Cheese Fries | $8 Green Lantern Slush | $18 Bucket Special

AFTER PARTY 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Please drink responsibly and DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!

6. Loflin Grave Yard

Loflin Yard

Saturday, October 30th @ 6:00 pm – 12:00 am

Celebrate Halloween at the Loflin Grave Yard! Party Halloween eve with a DJ in the Coach House, an adult costume contest at 9 pm with singles, couples, and group prizes for winners, plus spooky specials. Bring your kids and fur babies on Halloween, there will be candy for trick-or-treaters and a doggie costume contest at 3 pm!

7. Heady Halloween

831 S. Cooper in Midtown

Saturday, October 30th @ 6:30 pm

What's more fun than live music and art with a costume party? Doors open at. 6:30, and the music starts at 7:15, with Shorty and the Grooves playing at 7:15 and Grape on at 9:00.

8. Twin Soul Halloween Party


Saturday, October 30th @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

It's a Halloween Costume Party at Neil's Music Room. The party starts at 5pm, then dance the night away with Twin Souls playing at 8pm.

9. Grassfire Bluegrass Band

Loflin Yard

Sunday, October 31st @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy amazing Bluegrass jams from the beloved Grassfire band over brunch at Loflin Yard's open air Coachhouse. Dogs and all ages are welcome, so bring the whole family out for a Sunday Funday!

10. Big Brass Brunch with Mighty Souls 4

Sunday, October 31st @ 11:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mighty Souls 4 continues Sunday Funday at Railgarten this weekend for the last October Sunday brunch. It's an all-you-can-eat brunch and an all-star music lineup that includes Renardo Ward on drums, Tom Link on saxophone, Gerald Stephens on keys, & Sean Murphy on sousaphone.

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