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901 Day Primer: Things To Know

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What’s up with 901 Day?

901 Day is the unofficial grassroots holiday founded by Kerry Crawford and Jen Clarke during which all Memphians are encouraged to celebrate what we love about our city.

901 is the area code for Memphis.

901 Day is observed on September 1st.

9/01.

It’s fun and will be here before you know it plus, this year it falls on Labor Day weekend!

Epic.

901 Day

Photo by Kerry Crawford

There’s no one right way to celebrate 901 Day…

Want to love on the city by participating in a service project with a nonprofit that inspires you? That’s awesome!

Want to put together a group bike ride to your favorite park and play in the sun? Go for it!

Parades, trivia, block parties, flash mobs, make some art, learn a bit of history you didn’t know before, organize a photowalk, support a locally owned business or run a special promotion if you’re a small business owner, throw a 901-themed party… The possibilities are endless!

Engage in something  that’s meaningful to you because, while we have a long way to go on multiple issues, it ain’t all bad, either.

Think about your bright spot in Memphis and how you plan to honor it on 901 Day.

Join us and our friends at I Love Memphis and New Memphis, and let’s make this citywide!

Use the form below to let us know what you, your street, your workplace, your community, etc. are planning.

We’ll maintain a list of all of the fun 901 Day happenings

and do our best to keep everyone informed.

Are you a Memphian living elsewhere? You can participate, too. Tell us if you’re thinking about hosting a 901-themed party. If you need party favors, we got you covered! 

901 Day Events

The Choose901 901 Day celebration will be at Railgarten from Noon to Midnight. Stop by for live music, games, drink specials, and lots of cool made-in-Memphis swag available for purchase from local vendors. More details to come.  By the way, did you party with us last year? Maybe you’re in this recap above.

Exposure  – Join New Memphis at AutoZone Park from 6-8 p.m. and connect with organizations that can help you turn your love for Memphis into action. We’ll be there with some giveaways. Enjoy food and drinks while you cheer on familiar faces during the Local Celebrity Kickball Game. RSVP!

MLK Soul Concert Series Kickoff with Tonya Dyson – While not specifically a 901 Day event, it is the kickoff to the MLK50 Outdoor Concert Series which will run throughout September. Take in a performance by singer/songwriter and soul goddess Tonya Dyson and grab a bite at the food trucks outside the National Civil Rights Museum. 

901 Day at Memphis Escape Rooms

901 Day at Loflin Yard

Dr. Brown + Bar DKDC

How do you plan on celebrating 901 Day? Are you gonna host an event or offer a discount to Memphians this year? Let us know in the form above so we can add it to our list.

Well, ok, not everything, but we try to keep a close pulse on the great things going on in the city, and it is our joy to share those things with you, three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). No spam, cross our hearts.