Each year, millions of tourists descend upon the beautiful city of Memphis for fun, food and festivals. A number of Memphis events take place year-round to celebrate the city's rich culture and diversity. Visitors can explore everything from art exhibits to street parties to international heritage events. Many things to do and see take place downtown on Beale Street, which is considered one of the hottest fun spots in the U.S.
The Memphis music festivals are always a huge draw to the city. Memphis in May is a month-long cultural festival that takes place annually in Tom Lee Park. The World Champion Barbecue Cook-off and the Beale Street Blues Festival are the main events. International festivals in Memphis such as Israel Fest, India Fest and the April In Africa Cultural Awareness celebrates diversity, education and a greater appreciation of the country's culture.
Music lovers will appreciate the city's musical diversity with festivals to celebrate all genres. The Memphis International Jazz Festival is a celebration of the elders of Jazz, including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and others. Rock for Love 8, Delta Fair and Music Festival and Gonerfest are also well-worth checking out.