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901 Day Primer: Things To Know

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.


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


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!

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

and do our best to keep everyone informed.

UPDATE – The 901 Day Celebration at Railgarten hosted by Choose901 has been rescheduled for Friday, September 8.

The 901 Day Make-up Party 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. Go here for more details.

901 Day Events

901 Day Discounts:

  • Memphis Redbirds: For $9.01, get a Dugout ticket and a hot dog/soda voucher for the playoff opener on Wednesday
  • Ivory Closet in Overton Square: Get 20% off
  • The Attic in Overton Square: Get 20% off
  • Hammer & Ale: $1 of every pint sold will be donated to the Great Houston Community Foundation as part of hurricane Harvey Relief efforts.
  • Celtic Crossing: $9.01 beer buckets all day
  • Young Avenue Deli: $1 off Wiseacre Ananda, Memphis Made Fireside Amber, and High Cotton Scottish Ale, and Meddlesome Watermelon Wheat
  • Cafe Palladio: Anyone wearing Memphis related gear or with a photo in front of a Memphis mural gets a free drink with their meal at Cafe Palladio
  • Stock & Belle: 20% off purchase for anyone wearing Memphis or 901 related gear
  • Crazy Beautiful: 20% off purchase for anyone wearing Memphis or 901 related gear
  • 387 Pantry: $1 off any coffee drink for anyone wearing 901 or Memphis related gear
  • Downtown Memphis Yoga:
    • Free classes all day w/ donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
    • 12 noon all levels yoga
    • 3pm Tai Chi demonstration class
    • 4pm community class
    • 530 pm Roll and Restore
    • 645 pm Candlelight Vinyasa followed by wine and nibbles for additional donations.

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 comments!