Raleigh is a small suburban community nestled in the middle of Memphis, Tennessee. Living there provides residents with the ability to get away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city, while also enjoying all the amazing cultural, sporting, and music events that Memphis has to offer. Here are a few of the best unique and recurring events in Raleigh, TN, that will make you appreciate the Southern cultural hub in which you live.
Soccer Tournament: Kick it 3V3 Soccer
What better way to feel connected to your community than to play a game of soccer with your fellow Memphis residents? The Kick it 3V3 Soccer tournament has been running for 23 years and is the largest national grassroots soccer tournament in all of the US. Join more than 5,000,000 families and children with a fun, interactive experience. It is an excellent way to get the whole family together to have fun outside while getting some exercise. It does not matter what skill level or age you are, as there is a division for everyone.
Annual Children’s Film Festival: Wacky Wednesday at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Each Wednesday in June and July the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art showcases children’s animated and short films in their auditorium for Wacky Wednesday. This is a wonderful way to get out of the summer heat and expose your kids to the art of film. Additionally, families have the chance to create art in the museum’s drop-in studio and look through the special exhibitions, such as the Art of the Video Game.
Drag Racing: Midnight Madness
Join in on the fun at Memphis International Raceway for a bit of racing madness. Midnight Madness takes place once a month in the city’s drag strip. You can just enjoy the show or bring your own street vehicle to race through the drag strip. If you have a motorcycle, car, or truck worth displaying, then you can do so at the drag strip’s car show. Come to enjoy some loud, roaring fun.
Celebration of the King: Elvis Week
You live in the hometown of the King of Rock n Roll, so it is only fitting that you celebrate him with Elvis Week. For a week every August, thousands of the King’s fans pour into Graceland to celebrate his work and life. The week is chock full of exciting and entertaining events like the Elvis Tribute Contest, in which Elvis impersonators from around the world compete for first place. Don’t forget to take the Hound Dog Tour to see all of Elvis’s favorite Memphis hangouts.
Folk Music Festival: Moon River Music Festival
Dance the night away at one of America’s premier southern rock, folk, and Americana music festival. The Moon River Music Festival brings talent from all over the Country to celebrate the breezy, magical sounds of these genres. The venue is located on Levitt Shell, which is where Elvis Presley’s very first rock ‘n’ roll concert took place.