Celebrate Memphis: Free festival for Memphis’ 200th birthday & Local 24 special Saturday 8PM

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MEMPHIS, Tn. (localmemphis.com) – Join Local 24 as we head down to the river for a huge party celebrating Memphis’ 200th birthday!

Celebrate Memphis takes place starting at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Tom Lee Park. And best of all? It’s free!

“There is no admission (fee), so there’s no reason not to come down. Find a great place to park. Come on down to the river. Bring a lawn chair. Bring a blanket to spread out, whatever you need to do, because this is going to be a great opportunity to have a celebration with your family on the river,” said Memphis in May Vice-President of Marketing Robert Griffin.

Outside food, drinks, and coolers are also allowed inside the park.

“This year, for this event specifically, we are going to allow coolers to be brought in. We are going to allow picnic baskets to be brought in. So, if you have food insensitivities and aren’t sure what you can get at the concession stands, bring your food in,” Griffin said.

With music and a day-long list of events, Celebrate Memphis is a way to pay tribute to the bicentennial while also bringing visitors and Memphians together.

More than 20 musical acts will be spread across five stages. And it’s not just music! Celebrate Memphis’s lineup includes a cornhole tournament, an air show, and an opportunity to be a part of breaking a world record at the world’s longest picnic table. (UPDATE: It’s official. Memphis now holds the record for the longest picnic table.)

The night will conclude with Memphis’ first public drone light show, set to music, and a 30-minute firework show. Griffin said the display will be the largest fireworks show the Mid-South has ever seen.

A full list of events can be found on the Memphis in May website HERE.

Local 24 is a proud supporting partner of ‘A New Century of Soul,’ the official Memphis bicentennial celebrations.

If you don’t make it down, join us Saturday, May 25, 2019, for a live two-hour prime-time special, ‘Celebrate Memphis’, beginning at 8:00 p.m. only on Local 24, in association with Memphis in May.

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