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October 9, 2015

Whether your goal is to lead the pack, to have a good time, or to soak up a bit of info, here are three fun ways you can make your way around downtown Memphis and have some fun this October.

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Run, walk or flock at this month’s Duck Dash, a family-oriented event that supports Ducks Unlimited. The race begins and ends at the south entrance of Bass Pro Shops-Pyramid. “Fun fowl” attire is highly encouraged. Duck Dash 5k’s route passes over the Wolf River Harbor, comes within the length of a football field of the Mississippi river, and then, doubles back inside of Mud Island River Park. Register to race and support Ducks Unlimited!

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Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2015, will be the first time the Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure will be held in downtown Memphis! A half mile stretch of the 5k race is along the Memphis riverfront, where the RDC will post a band to give runners an extra boost as they turn up Beale Street. Thousands of supporters will be painting the town pink in an effort to raise awareness and funds on behalf of the fight against breast cancer.  The expo festivities will begin early Halloween morning before the race at AutoZone Park.  Afterwards stop by Riverfront Bar & Grill for lunch or return to the river later that evening for Mud Island River Park’s season closing event, Halloween on the Island! For more information click here.

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Halloween on the River 2015

Mud Island River Park closes the 2015 season with a transformation into a family fun Halloween Trick or Treat with candy stops, hayride, kiddie train rides, games and costume contest! Only $5 per person!

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Since 2008, official Shelby County Historian, Jimmy Ogle, has been giving tours of downtown Memphis and more recently the Memphis Riverfront and its eleven parks around it. On the tenth minute of the tenth hour of the tenth day of the tenth month of 2015 (10:10am on October 10, 2015) Jimmy Ogle will embark on a 10-hour tour of downtown Memphis. This will be his longest tour yet.  Feel free to pop in and out as your time allows using the tour schedule and map below.

10 hr Tour schedule

10 hr Tour route


American Duchess

American Duchess Docking

Monday, November 27th 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 all […]

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