We stand at a unique moment in time to reflect on the City of Memphis and Shelby County’s past 200 years and, more importantly, celebrate the potential for our next 100 – A New Century of Soul. Entire communities are joining in and finding new and existing ways to be part of the celebration; from community service activations to city-wide celebrations, there’s room for everyone to be involved.
FEATURED EVENT :: HARLEM WEEK
We stand at the horizon of a new century. We like to call it a New Century of Soul! This exciting Memphis/Harlem celebration will pay tribute to both iconic municipalities’ cultural impact on food and music throughout the world!
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OTHER FEATURED EVENTS
In the kick off to the Mid-South region’s “Bicentennial Summer,” the City of Memphis’ celebration gala will be held on the official 200th anniversary of the city’s founding, May 22, 2018. Seating is limited for this exclusive event which will feature live music and a decadent menu.
Capping off our region’s bicentennial festivities, we’ll honor the official bicentennial of Shelby County November 24, 2018 with a night of culture.
Coming March 2019, the Pink Palace Family of Museums has a special exhibit planned for Memphis’ bicentennial: “Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community.” The exhibit will bring together stories of Memphis’ past and present through technology to showcase our future.