Celebrate Memphis with 901 Day
On September 1st, Memphis celebrates all of the incredible things the city has to offer with 901 Day. We’re excited to be a part of this year’s celebrations as a sponsor for The New Memphis Institute’s 901 Day celebration at Exposure. In addition, we wanted to share four of our favorite things to do in Memphis.
Whether you’ve lived in Memphis your entire life or are new to the area, you’ve likely heard about Beale Street. One of the most famous locations in the city, it’s the heart of all things entertainment. You can enjoy everything from shopping to restaurants throughout the day or into the night. You’ll also find great live music at many of the establishments on the block.
Graceland is another must-see in Memphis – especially for any Elvis fan. Tour Elvis’ mansion, see where he is buried, look at many of his most famous outfits, and even get a chance to admire the cars and airplanes he used during his entertainment career. Any music fan will love the history that is abundant in the late musician’s home.
If you’re looking for a unique experience the entire family will enjoy, stop by the Peabody Hotel and see the Peabody ducks. Every morning, five ducks line up and head into a fountain in the lobby. At the end of the day, they leave the fountain and go back to their spot on the roof of the hotel. This unique tradition has been going on for 80 years.
Shelby Farms is the perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors. Walk or bike on one of the many trails, fish in one of the 20 lakes, check out the herd of American Bison on the property, play disc golf, enjoy a picnic, and more. This morning, the ribbon was cut for the brand new Baptist Promenade, a beautiful trail around the lake.
The National Civil Rights Museum
Step back in time with a visit to the remodeled Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Now used as the National Civil Rights Museum, visitors can learn about the struggle for civil rights during that time. The museum houses many unique pieces of history that you won’t find at other locations in the United States.
There are also a wide variety of events planned for 901 Day, including the chance to meet over 150 local organizations, watch fireworks and live performances, and a local celebrity kickball game. Come eat and drink with us tonight from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at AutoZone Park.