A Day of Merrymaking

Bungee wallIt’s back! Overton Park Conservancy’s family festival, A Day of Merrymaking, will return this year on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring the kids and dogs to the park’s Greensward for a day of entertainment, fun activities, and delicious treats.

We’ll have music, food trucks, local vendors, arts and crafts, and lots of water activities to help you beat the heat. Our beer garden will be serving brews courtesy of Memphis Made. Hollywood Feed will be on hand with all kinds of fun for the dogs to celebrate the fifth anniversary of opening Overton Bark.

Suggested donation for this event is $5, which benefits Overton Park Conservancy. Invite your friends on Facebook.

Parking and Shuttles
Traffic will be one-way in the park for this event, so plan to enter at Poplar & Tucker and exit at Poplar & Veterans Plaza Drive. We encourage you to use one of our free shuttles, which will stop at First Baptist Church at Poplar & East Parkway (enter on East Parkway and follow signs), as well as the Overton Square garage (pickup is on the plaza behind Gould’s, next to the cornhole sets). Shuttles will run every 20 minutes from 10:00 to 3:30. Here’s a map of how traffic will flow in the park.

A Low-Waste Event
This year, we’re aiming to make A Day of Merrymaking a low-waste event. With a grant from TVA, we’ll be offering free stainless steel water bottles to the first 500 people to visit the Overton Park Conservancy booth, and you can use them at hydration stations throughout the event. Clean Memphis and Get Green Recycleworks will also be on hand assisting attendees with recycling bottles and cans.

What If It Rains?
The festival will be held rain or shine except in the event of thunderstorms or lightning. Keep an eye on this page or on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for information about the festival.

How Do I Volunteer?
We need many volunteers to make this event run smoothly! You can work a setup shift on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, help out at the event, or help us tear down afterwards. You can sign up for your shift of choice at Volunteer Odyssey.

Presented by:
Hollywood Feed



PrintAlong with:

  • A2H
  • The Art Project
  • Lydia & Rehim Babaoglu
  • Belleair Woods Neighborhood Association
  • Celtic Crossing
  • Central Gardens Association
  • Children’s Dental Center
  • Diane’s Art Gift & Home
  • Diversified Trust
  • Ecco on Overton Park
  • Eclectic Eye
  • Edible Memphis
  • Evergreen Historic District Association
  • Huey’s
  • Hyde Family Foundations
  • Independent Bank
  • Lipscomb & Pitts
  • M. Palazola Produce Co.
  • Mahaffey Tent & Event Rental
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
  • MLGW
  • Morningside Neighborhood Association
  • Pinnacle Perpetual Services
  • River Inn of Harbor Town
  • Shipt
  • Soul Fish Cafe
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Urban Forestry
  • Utopia Animal Hospital
  • West Cancer Center
  • Young Avenue Deli
  • Young Avenue Sound

(Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here.)

With Entertainment By:

  • Teneia
  • Red Hot Lindy Hop
  • Zigadoo Moneyclips
  • Nick Black

2017 Vendors

Food Trucks

  • Arepa 901
  • Bakes No Mistakes
  • Cariflavor
  • Eddy’s Pepper
  • El Mero Taco
  • EZ’s Water Ice
  • First Class Ice Cream
  • Kabob Street Grill
  • Kona Ice of Memphis
  • Memphis Mojo Cafe
  • Parker’s Concessions
  • Say Cheese!
  • Smurfey’s Smokehouse
  • StaMar’s Concessions

Other Vendors

  • Alpargatas Colombianas
  • Benefizz
  • Bridgman Pottery
  • CasaLuz
  • Crafty Chicks
  • Cricket Wireless
  • Emkat Design
  • Euphoric Creations
  • fancifullart
  • Generation
  • Gifts From Nature
  • Green Party of Shelby County
  • International Student Exchange
  • Jamila Naturals
  • Lenny’s Eco Jewelry
  • Lily Rose Face Painting
  • The Links at Overton Park
  • LuLaRoe by Jamey Shelden
  • Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services
  • Mobile Front Porch by BLDG Memphis
  • Modere
  • Mutt Island
  • Normal Things LLC
  • Overton Park Community Farmers Market
  • The Parkview
  • The Pink Oyster
  • The PuppyUp Foundation
  • Real Time Pain Relief
  • ShopMucho
  • Sierra Club, Chickasaw Group
  • Streetdog Foundation
  • The Willow Stone
  • Thirty-One Gifts
  • Windchime in Time
  • Wootton Family Chiropractic
  • Youngblood Studio

(Interested in becoming a vendor? Click here.)

Read about 2016’s event here.