The summer temperature in Memphis can reach a high of 88.7 degrees Fahrenheit. But you shouldn’t let the heat dampen your interest in having a vacation in the birthplace of Elvis Presley, rock ‘n roll, and blues. If you want to bask in the rich culture, music, arts, and food that Memphis has to offer, summer is still the best time for you to experience all of these.
Another great reason to visit Memphis in the upcoming season is the Summer Festival. This renowned festival consists of a parade, fireworks show, and 5K Duck Dash. This year’s festival plan also includes an outdoor movie night which will be held at the Main Street and a water park event at the fire station.
Other Events and Festivals
Memphis also holds other annual festivals and events that take place during summer. These include:
The Memphis Italian Festival
This annual festival celebrates the rich Italian community and culture of Memphis. This event showcases savory traditional Italian foods and family-friendly events. The festival is also rich in entertainment which includes two stages for nationally renowned blues, rock, and pop acts, a Cooking Demo Tent hosted by local chefs, team cooking contests, bocce ball, and stalls and shops for Italian-style arts and crafts.
Memphis Bike Festival
If you’re into motorbikes, take part in this festival. The Memphis Bike Fest is an opportunity to celebrate motorcycling while giving back to the community. During the event, guests can check out great bikes and other rides, listen to live music, participate in the Biker Rodeo Games, join different individual and team events, and promote unity and bike safety. Proceeds from this event benefit local youth who are at risk and in need.
Get your fill of Elvis Presley and join Elvis Week in the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This week-long festival boasts of several Elvis-themed events, parties, contests, panel discussions, and more. Graceland is also the venue for several special concerts, dances, and a candlelight vigil at the location’s Meditation Garden.
Enjoying Your Stay in Memphis
To fully enjoy your stay in Memphis, book a room with us here at The Guest House at Graceland – our resort hotel, located steps away from the Graceland Mansion, the former home of Elvis Presley. It’s a 450-room resort which includes 20 stylish, specialty-themed suites, with designs supervised by Priscilla Presley.
Our hotel resort boasts of two full-service restaurants with both indoor and outdoor seating. It also has a 464-seat theater perfect for live performances and group events. There’s also a large outdoor pool if you are need of some cooling down or to work on your tan. It also has a complete fitness room where you can work out.
This summer, make the most out of all the fun, exciting events and festivals taking place in Memphis. When you need to get some rest, cool down, and get a glimpse of Elvis Presley’s former life, the right hotel can help you out and even give you more.