About 2 year(s) ago by Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown
While spring, summer and winter here in Memphis have their charms, the local experts at the Crowne Plaza Memphis want to let you in on a secret: autumn is a fantastic time to explore our vibrant river city. Truth be told, Memphis has a fall festival season second to none – from blues to food, we've got it all. Held in Memphis' largest historic district on September 17th, the Cooper Young Festival (http://cooperyoungfestival.com) is now in its 29th year. As one of the most highly attended Memphis fall festivals, Cooper Young draws more than 130,000 folks with its eclectic vibe and celebration of Memphis heritage. While 435 artisans show off their wares at the craft fair, three stages feature live rock, blues and folk from morning 'till night. Top that with local food vendors and a welcoming atmosphere and you'll understand why Cooper Young was named one of the "Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America" by the American Planning Association in 2012. Presented by the Memphis Blues Society on September 30th & October 1st, the Bona Fide Blues Fest (http://bonafidebluesfest.com/) spotlights blues musicians from within a 100-mile radius of Memphis. The main stage in Overton Square hosts local musicians all day, with additional evening performances at clubs around town. Showcasing local talent and authentic blues, the festival brings the true music of the delta into the heart of the city.