Food Holidays in August and Where to Celebrate in Memphis

By: Ariel Taranski

Though kids may be going back to school soon, summer still isn’t quite over! And what better way to beat the Memphis heat than by celebrating some delicious holidays in August? Memphis is every foodie’s dream city, so let’s see which food and drink holidays are coming up and the best spots in town for celebrating!

August 4th: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Nothing beats a classic chocolate chip cookie! Here are some spots you can snag one on this holiday:

August 7th: International Beer Day

A cold beer on a hot summer’s day? Perfection! Check out some of these local breweries:

August 10th: National Spoil Your Dog Day

Because the Dog Days of Summer aren’t complete without spoiling your pup! Check out these dog bakeries so your fur baby can join in on the food holiday fun:

August 18th: National Fajita Day

Let’s face it. When that sizzling fajita comes out at the restaurant, your mouth immediately waters! Here’s where you can celebrate this holiday in the 901:

August 19th: National Potato Day

“Potatoes! Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew.” Here’s where you can stop in Memphis for potatoes of all kinds:

August 24: National Waffle Day

A holiday Leslie Knope could get behind, here are some Memphis hot-spots for delicious waffles:

August 25: National Banana Split Day

You can pick up a banana split from some of these shops, or take some ice cream and make your own banana split at home with these delicious options:

August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day

We’re getting a little creative with this holiday, since some of these locations offer other kinds of frozen cherry treats! Cool off by stopping by one of these places:

August 28: National Red Wine Day

End this foodie’s dream month with a nice glass (or two) of the best red wines:

Time to plan out your August itinerary and mark these important dates in your calendar! Make this last bit of summer count by exploring the best of Memphis, and eating and drinking your way through the 901.

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