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Top Five Thing to Do in Memphis This Summer

By Ellie Skochdopole ‘15

Staying in Memphis this summer? Here are some fun ways to beat the heat and keep yourself entertained while you aren’t working, tanning, or hanging out with friends.

1. Camp at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Looking for your fix of Mother Nature? This beautiful state park is nearby and hosts campers year round. Pitch your tent and breathe in that piney air.
More Information: http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/MeemanShelby/

2. Enjoy free outdoor concerts at the Levitt Shell
A mix of local and national bands perform Thursday through Sunday evenings at this outdoor venue in nearby Overton Park. Bring a blanket, a snack, and your best moves!
More Information: http://levittshell.org/2013-summer-fml

3. Catch a movie at the Orpheum Summer Movie Series
A Memphis summer tradition, the iconic theater screens a critically acclaimed classic film or cult favorite every Friday. The 2013 schedule hasn’t been released yet, but here is a sample of what was shown last year:
http://www.orpheum-memphis.com/events/2012-summer-movie-series

4. Attend Memphis in May
This is perfect for blowing off steam right after finals end. From the Beale Street Music Festival to the annual Barbeque cook-off, it’s everything great about Memphis rolled up into one month.
More Information: http://www.memphisinmay.org/

5. Join an Indoor Soccer League at Greenfield Arenas
While this one is a little more out there, it would be something really great for those athletic types. This venue has multiple leagues that play year round, including teams scheduled for the summer. Gather your friends and join today!
More Information: http://www.greenfieldarena.com/index.php

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