Sidewalk Walking Tours - May 4
Memphis in May presents a series of 90-minute walking tours with Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle on the sidewalks, alleys, parks and plazas of Downtown Memphis that covers all aspects of historical events and places, tall buildings and limitless facts throughout Downtown. All tours are open to the public, free and handicapped accessible. If you need more information or have questions about the walking tour, please contact Jimmy Ogle at info [at] jimmyOgle [dot] com or 901-604-5002.
Saturday, May 4
1:00 p.m. Pinch District
Considered the original neighborhood of Memphis, where the first lot was conveyed, site of the original waterfront, first Post Office and first tavern. Sites include Auction Square, Pyramid, Convention Center, Market Square, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lauderdale Courts (where the Presley family lived), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Gayoso Bayou and more. Assemble at Westy’s Restaurant, 346 N. Main at Jackson.
3:00 p.m. Civic Center Plaza, Adams Avenue & Judge D’Army Bailey Courthouse
Gather in the shadows of the City, State and Federal buildings at the Memphis In May Plaza of Flags recognizing previous honored countries. Public art, QuiltSurround, Claridge House, Downtown Memphis Commission, Calvary Episcopal Church Magevney House, St. Peter Catholic Church, Fire Museum, topped off by an exclusive tour of the century-old Courthouse.
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- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
- Great American River Run
- Celebrate Memphis
- 2019 Salute