Over 2,000 runners hit downtown and the riverfront Bringing the 2021 Memphis in May to a close on a high not
Each year, Memphis in May International Festival aims to bring the world to Memphis and Memphis to the world. There are several ways to experience the culture of this year’s honored country and the thrills are unlike any you’ve ever seen.
While the honored country will be visible in all our event themes, we dedicate a whole week of our month’s programming to each year’s honored country during our International Salute. Typically taking place during the second week of May, the International Salute features special performances, exhibits, lectures, shows and experiences that are unique to the honored country. The International Salute is the perfect chance to wrap yourself in another country’s culture by tasting their food, seeing special performances and getting up close to history through various exhibits throughout the city.
- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
- Great American River Run
- Beale Street Music Festival
- International Salute To Ghana
- 2022 Salute to Ghana