1

Arts, Beats and Eats

In Bloom, 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of art, music and food in New Albany. Several local restaurants will showcase delicious food from their menus. Admission $10. Call 662.534.3438 or visit newalbanymainstreet.com.

 

11-13

Fringe Festival — the Art-er Limits

Downtown Oxford, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

From interactive events to exclusive tastings, this two-day celebration in Oxford features art, music, performances and food all connected to Mississippi. Admission $5-50. Call 662.236.6429 or visit oxfordarts.com.

 

2

Bikes, Blues and Bayous

Downtown Greenwood, 8:15 a.m.

Riders can participate in a 20-mile, 46-mile or 62-mile route, each kicking off in historic downtown Greenwood, during the seventh annual bike tour. Admission $25-45. Call 662.453.4152 or visit bikesbluesbayous.com.

 

 8

Wine Down at the Dixon

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and more at the sunning Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. Admission $25-35. Call 901.761.5250 or visit dixon.org.

 

8-9

Mississippi Delta Dragon Boat Festival

Greenville Yacht Club, 6:30 p.m. Fri.

Lake Ferguson, Greenville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.

Kick off the weekend at the Chinese Gala Friday evening, wake up early on Saturday for the 5K, and cheer on your favorite boat during the race. Admission $60 Friday. Admission free Saturday. Call 662.822.9664 or visit deltadragonboatfest.com.

 

8-10

Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

1 Blues Alley, 5 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m. Sat., 4 p.m. Sun.

Featuring entertainment from both locally and nationally known blues and gospel artists, this three-day festival in Clarksdale honors Mississippi’s rich musical heritage. Admission free. Visit sunflowerfest.org.

 

9

2nd Saturdays Folk Art on the River

Downtown New Albany, 7:30 a.m.-Noon

Shop the Biscuits & Jam Farmers Market, listen to live bluegrass, take part in a community yoga session and more. Admission free. Call 662.534.4354 or visit visitnewalbany.com.

 

9

Ramcat Rhythm and Blues

Ramcat Alley, 6-10 p.m.

Grab some great food, cold brews and enjoy live blues in historic Ramcat Alley in Greenwood. Admission $10. Call 662.453.7625 or visit greenwoodms.com.

 

10

Cat Head Mini Blues Fest

Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art Store, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Feel the rhythm of the blues during this daylong festival in Clarksdale. Admission free. Call 662.624.5992 or visit cathead.biz.

 

15

Heartlight

Hope Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m.

Hear Geoffrey Canada, the president and CEO or Harlem Children’s Zone, discuss education in our country at this event in Cordova. Admission $20-45. Call 901.323.3600 or visit agapemeanslove.org.

 

16

12th annual Memphis Tri-State Blues Festival

Landers Center, 6:30 p.m.

Listen to performances by Bobby Rush, Millie Jackson, Shirley Brown and more in Southaven. Admission $35-60. Call 1.800.745.3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

 

16

Grape Gatsby Gala

The Columns at One Commerce Square, 7-11 p.m.

Savor local cuisine and delight in an evening of extraordinary entertainment in Memphis. Admission $250. Call 901.725.8620 or visit cancer.org.

 

23

Sounds of Summer Music & Arts Festival

Byhalia Walking Park, 3-10 p.m.

Ingram Hill, Shy Perry and Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry will perform in Byhalia. Admission $5. Call 662.838.8127 or visit byhalia-ms.com.

 

23

Art of Caring

Memphis Botanic Garden, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Bid on artwork donated by local artists in Memphis while benefitting the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House and Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Grief. Admission $40. Call 901.227.7123 or visit bmhgiving.org.

 

23

Paw Prints Party

Woodland Hills, 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy a seated dinner, open bar and live music by Front & Beale in Cordova while benefitting the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. Admission $125. Call 901.3937.3900 or visit memphishumane.org.

 

23

Spirit of SRVS

The Hilton, 7-11:30 p.m.

Participate in Memphis’ premier auction, food and wine tasting. Admission $75-85. Call 901.869.7787 or visit srvs.org.

 

 29-30

Celebration of the Arts 2014 and Jazz Festival

Ella Darling Elementary School, 6-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.

Delight in the rich musical history of the Delta during the Jazz and Heritage Concert, attend the Talent Sensations Competition and take advantage of unique workshops in Greenville. Admission $5. Call 662.374.0215 or visit gvillecelebrationofthearts.com.

 

30

5th annual City Wide Scavenger Hunt

Gale Community Center, 8:30 a.m.

Test your knowledge of the historic Hernando community by competing in a citywide scavenger hunt. Admission $20. Call 662.429.2688 or visit hernandoparks.org.

 

30

5K for Relay

Landers Center, 7 p.m.

Join hundred of runners in Southaven to run 3.1 miles in support of the American Cancer Society. Admission $25-30. Call 901.361.4192 or visit 5kforrelaydesoto.com.

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