10 Things to Do in Memphis This Fall

It’s fall, y’all! From witnessing the changing leaves to sipping on seasonal drinks, here are ten must-do activities to make the most of Memphis this season.

See the Changing Colors at Shelby Forest

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of fall is by taking a trip to Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. As the leaves transition to fiery shades of red, orange, and gold, you can enjoy hiking or biking through the scenic trails or have a leisurely picnic by the Wolf River.

Visit a Corn Maze

Get lost in the fun of a corn maze like the 10-acre one at Agricenter International. This family-friendly activity offers twists, turns, and a memorable adventure for all ages. If you’re looking for something a bit spookier, the Haunted Corn Maze happens on Friday and Saturday nights in October!

Try Out the Fall Menu at a Local Coffee Shop

The cooler temperatures call for a warm cup of coffee, and Memphis boasts a thriving coffee scene. Who said you need to go to Starbucks for a pumpkin or fall-themed drink? Head to places like City and State on Broad Avenue or any of the city’s cozy cafes to savor some locally roasted coffee and a variety of teas.

Enjoy the Cooler Weather at a Local Park

The newly renovated Tom Lee Park along the Mississippi River offers a serene escape in the crisp fall air. Take a leisurely stroll, enjoy a riverside picnic, or simply relax and soak in the atmosphere. Looking out east? Sit out at Shelby Farms to enjoy the great weather!

Get into Soup Szn at a Local Restaurant 

As the temperatures drop, there’s no better way to warm up than with a bowl of hearty soup. Visit local gems like Pho Saigon to savor comforting and flavorful dishes that will satisfy your autumn cravings.

See an Outdoor Concert

The Overton Park Shell is known for hosting free outdoor concerts, and fall is the perfect time to catch a live performance under the open sky. Bring a blanket, relax on the lawn, and enjoy the music.

Fall Festivals and Events

Memphis comes alive with fall festivals and events. Don’t miss Zoo Boo at the Memphis Zoo, where you can experience a family-friendly Halloween celebration filled with decorations, costumes, and fun activities.

See What Halloween Parties Are Going on Around Town

Memphis knows how to celebrate Halloween in style. Keep an eye out for Halloween parties and events happening around town, from haunted houses to costume contests.

Up Your Sweater Game at a Local Thrift Store or Boutique

Fall fashion means cozy sweaters and layers. Explore local thrift stores or boutiques to find unique pieces that will keep you stylishly warm during the season. Check out spots like City Thrift, Fox + Cat Vintage, Flashback, and more!

Keep Warm with Cocktails at a Local Bar

When you’re ready to unwind and relax, visit a local bar like Crosstown Arts Art Bar. Sip on seasonal cocktails and enjoy the artsy ambiance as you toast to the fall season!

In Memphis, fall isn’t just a season; it’s a colorful, flavorful, and festive experience waiting to be explored. Whether you’re into outdoor adventures, cultural events, or simply savoring the flavors of the season, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this dynamic city throughout the season!

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