Just in case some of you fellow Memphians happen across this blog and are looking for a cost-effective staycation or inexpensive date night, here are some of the witzs favorite things to do that are either free or pretty cheap in and around Downtown!
Concerts at the Levitt Shell (in Overton Park)
If you have been wanting to hit up Live at the Garden, but can’t quite bring yourself to fork over the cash, the Levitt Shell is for you. It’s perfect for an evening outdoors spending time with family and friends. Grab your lawn chair, favorite take-out, and enjoy a night of good music… thats completely FREE! Click for a look at the schedule.
Monday nights at Spindini (Talbot and South Main)
Dinner at Spindini on Mondays are a steal… get half priced flatbreads and bottles of wine. It’s a great night for a date or a catch up with a friend, and a pretty great deal if you are feeling some pizza. Spindini’s menu can be found here.
Ride the Trolley
If you splurge on dinner and would like to stay Downtown, but don’t want to spend a lot more money, hop on the Riverfront Loop trolley. All trolley rides are only a dollar, and in my opinion the Riverfront Loop gives you the most for your money. Ride down Main Street and Riverside Drive and just enjoy some good people watching time and a good view of the river, of course!
Movie Night at the Orpheum
Broadway goes on hiatus during the summer and so do the high prices that come along with most of those tickets (even though I am huge fan of the Broadway series). Tickets for the Summer Movie Series at the Orpheum are general admission and cost under $10. I’m headed there myself on the 25th of this month for a girls night to see Dirty Dancing! See what movies are playing this summer.
Tuesday and Wednesday Night RedBirds Games (Autozone Park)
Any night at Autozone Park is a good time, but Tuesdays and Wednesdays seem to give you more bang for your buck (okay unless its a fireworks night). TWOsdays offer you 2 for 1 tickets, $2 hot dogs, $2 popcorn, $2 sodas, and $2 off all 16 oz Budweiser draft beer. Wet Your Whistle Wednesdays is just as a good of a deal. Pay $10 per person and receive a Field Box ticket, a 16oz PBR and PBR koozie. Check out the Birds schedule.
Everyone has heard about the Peabody Rooftop Party and its a good time, for sure, especially if you are a girl. It’s free for ladies if you get in before 7p. After that and for everyone else its $10 per person, plus your first drink FREE!
But don’t forget about The Madison rooftop , Twilight Sky Terrace. They are open every night and only have cover on nights when a DJ is present or on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after 7:30p. It’s a pretty fun place with an awesome view!
Downtown Memphis Farmers Market
You have to go… at least once! Shop around for some fresh produce, flowers and products while enjoying live music. Food trucks are also there should you get hungry while looking around at all the food. We love to just walk around… and thats completely FREE! Be sure to stop at Healthylicious for a smoothie, its our new fav! (The pizza pictured here is from Aldo’s Pizza Pies, on Main Street)
We love downtown and hope you do too! If you know of a thrifty event or place, we would love to know! So, please share!