September 9, 2015

1. Books on the Banks Book Signing: Sunday, September 13 from 1 – 3PM

Two local authors – Dorchelle Spence and Samantha Crespo – will be on site to read from, sell and sign their books. You can even ask them questions and get answers right there on the spot. While there, participate in the dedication of Mud Island River Park’s new Little Library – bring a book to add and receive free admissions to the Mississippi River Museum for the rest of the year! Dress as your favorite book character and enter the costume contest. There will be book games and activities for all ages.

2. Wine on the River: Saturday, October 10th from 5 – 9PM

Memphis’ Inaugural Wine Tasting event at the beautiful Mud Island River Park in Downtown Memphis. Sample wine from national and international vineyards. With an “Around the World” theme focusing on cultural regions, the event features wine and food in each selected area. Live music, entertainment, and lots of fun to benefit Youth Villages.

Breath taking views, wine and food at  Mud Island River Park will make for the perfect Saturday evening in October. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets!

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3. Mississippi River Museum: Tuesday – Sunday  from 10AM – 5 PM

If you have been – you know how interesting and neat this space is. If you haven’t been – it is a great way to get some history about the Mississippi River and what it means to Memphis and the US, plus there is a big river boat complete with cannons and a deck that you can explore. It really is quite neat. Teachers: this is a great field trip idea and, after touring the museum, your kids can head out to the River Walk and get an up close and personal look at all of the Mississippi’s twists and turns.

Make a day of it and have lunch at the cafe. Menu items include hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, chips, cookies, beverages and more. Prices ranging from $1 to $7.

To book a tour or for more information about the park visit


4. Pedal Boating with an Ultra Scenic View: Tuesday – Sunday  from 10AM – 5 PM

Follow the River Walk south, to Mud Island River Park’s Gulf of Mexico and climb aboard one of the unique pedal boats. This one acre water area has one of the best views of the Memphis skyline in the entire city. Relax and float or get active and pedal around the “Gulf” for some exercise.

And it makes for a great photo opp!


Photo by Melissa McMasters

5. Halloween on the Island: Saturday, October 31 from 6:30-8:30PM

Come out to Mud Island River Park to experience Halloween family fun for all. Admission is $5 per person. This ghouling good time will include a Haunted River Walk, costume contests, games, rides, trick-or-treating and more!





American Duchess docking

Monday, April 23rd 4:00 am

Beale Street Landing

The American Duchess will arrive in Memphis at Beale Street Landing at 4:00 a.m. and will depart the that day at 5:00 p.m. The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to feature single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and […]

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