Top 5 Things Not to Miss in March

several cherry blossom trees in full loom in a park
Cherry Blossom Food Truck Party is March 25th at the Memphis Botanic Garden.

Mid-terms are over and Spring Break has come and gone, but there’s plenty of March left to enjoy. We’ve gathered some events to check out, from the free to the fairly inexpensive, featuring a little something for everyone.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 17 

Stop by the historic Cooper Young district at 10am this Friday for the Memphis Irish Society’s 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! There will be floats and live music! You can check out the Facebook event page for parade routes, locations, and details.

Cookies on Tap – March 23

Memphis’ own High Cotton Brewing Company will be benefitting Girl Scouts Heart of the South with their Cookies on Tap event. $20 gets you a growler of beer of your choice and a box of Girl Scout cookies to take home, in addition to the four craft beers and cookie pairings. The event is go at your own pace from 4-7pm. You must be 21 or older to attend. Get tickets and information here.

Black Art Experience – March 25

Orijennal Art will be hosting Black Art Experience at the Starlight Event Center. The event includes artists from the Memphis community showcasing all kinds of art, along with jewelry, beauty products, and styling advice. The event goes from 6-9pm. Advance tickets are $15, and $20 at the door. The ticket price includes wine, food, and door prizes. Check out the list of artists and more details on their Facebook event page.

Cherry Blossom Food Truck Party – March 25

The Memphis Botanic Garden will be hosting a food truck party in the Seijaku-en Japanese Garden of Tranquility. Starting at noon, the trucks will be selling ramen, sushi, hibachi, and lots of appetizers and snacks. There will be calligraphy, origami, and simple language lessons, along with a tea ceremony. Admission to the food trucks and gardens is $10. Enjoy what’s left of the good spring weather before it gets too hot – or freezes over! Check out the details here.

LEGO at the Zoo – March

On Friday March 3rd, the Memphis Zoo opened the LEGO exhibit to the public. This traveling exhibit features fifteen giant LEGO sculptures, which will remain on display until July. Admission to the exhibit is included in the $15 general admission (Note: Tennessee Tuesdays resume in April). You can learn more about the LEGO exhibit, ticket prices, and hours on the zoo’s website.

By Swaneet Mand '18