March Family Friendly Things To Do


Well, the groundhog was right last month — March is coming in like a lamb. We know we’re ready for Spring and bet you are too. So get out there and have some fun! Here’s a list of family friendly things to do in and around our city:

  1. Springtime Story Time with Memphis Public Library Connect Crew at Crosstown Concourse!

    Join the Memphis Public Library’s Children’s Dept. and the Connect Crew at the “Big Stairs” on the second floor of Crosstown on Thursday, March 5, at 11:00am. There will be a story time followed by a family crafting activity. Of course the theme is “Spring!”

  2. Ruck Memphis

    Everyone can ruck! It’s fun and brings people together for some social fitness! Ruck Clubs are for everyone too — kids and adults alike, no matter the fitness level.  There’s three family-friendly ruck opportunities a week: Saturday afternoon Ruck from 3-5pm, ending at Meddlesome Brewing, Sunday morning Ruck from 7:30-8:30am ending at Gibson’s Donuts, and Tuesday evening Ruck from 8-10pm ending at RP Tracks. Check out the Ruck Memphis Facebook page for specific details.

    Image courtesy of Ruck Memphis Instagram
  3. Orpheum Theatre Saturday Series: Diary Of A Wombat

    All families will enjoy this sensory friendly show on Saturday, March 14 at 10:00am. The multi-award winning picture book “Dairy Of A Wombat” now comes to life on the stage. Meet Mothball, the naughtiest Wombat in Australia! This theatre adaptation will include non-verbal acting, puppetry, movement, and live cello music. Tickets are only $15.

    Image courtesy of The Orpheum Facebook event page
  4. Wolf River Greenway 5K

    Lace up those running shoes on Saturday, March 28 at 8:00am.! Starting and ending at Kennedy Park, this race takes you on a beautiful tour of the Wolf River Greenway. Students from Memphis Rise Academy will be on hand to cheer you on and give you motivation along the course! 

  5. Workshop: Talking with Children about Racial Injustice

    Join co authors Dr. Marietta Collins and Dr. Marianne Celano as they discuss the importance of discussing racial injustice. Intended for parents and educators, the workshop will offer a multi-media and interactive discussion on why it’s important to discuss racial injustice with children, how to use children’s literature to facilitate such discussions, and overcoming your own anxiety about tackling sensitive topics. Childcare available. Hosted by Evergreen Presbyterian on Saturday, March 28 from 10-11:30am

  6. Calvary Episcopal Church Lenten Waffle Shop

    We love this so much we wrote a blog about this last year. Head downtown for a unique lunching experience only during the Lenten season (now until April 3). The volunteer run shop is open from 11:00am-1:30pm, offering the same delicious recipes since its opening in 1928. There’s even a special kids’ menu!

  7. Southern Women’s Show

    “Shop, sample and share the fun at Memphis’s favorite event for women!” Head over to the Agricenter on either March 6, 7, or 8 and discover boutiques, jewelry vendors, gourmet treats, fashion shows, and even celebrity guests! Adults are only $12 at the door, Childres 6-12 are only $6 and under 6 are completely free! Times vary daily.


  8. Dream Big!

    Head to the Landers Center on March 12 at 7:00pm for the newest Disney On Ice show: Dream Big! Watch Miguel journey through the land of the dead, Moana and Maui bravely restore the heart of Te Fiti, and favorites Anna and Elsa save their kingdom. Breathtaking ice skating and beloved songs will give you and your little ones a reason to Dream Big!

  9. Peanut Butter & Jam : Jose! 

    Jose! is New Ballet Ensemble & School’s newest touring show. Perfect for kids of all ages, Jose illuminates a variety of dance and music such as Flamenco and Spanish guitar. Peanut Butter & Jam shows are highly interactive and both parents and children are encouraged to get up and move and groove! Performances are held at the GPAC on March 21 at either 9:30am or 10:30am. Children’s tickets are only $8 and includes up to two adults! 

    Image courtesy of New Ballet’s Facebook event page
  10. Celebrate With Us!

    Head over to Strano by Chef Josh on World Down syndrome Day, March 21 (3/21). Sponsored by Dreamers Gives Back Foundation, this family friendly event is free to the public. From 2:30-4:30pm, there will be food, activities, and fun!


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Lori Parish
Originally from near Pittsburgh PA, Lori moved to Memphis in 2009. She has a passion for working with special needs children as an ABA therapist and also teaches swim lessons out of her own pool each summer. Lori is married to Ryan, an archaeology professor at the U of M. Together they have five great kids; Ali (April 2007), Asher (Dec 2009), Kates (Oct 2012), Paige (April 2014) and Gwendolyn (July 2019). Lori loves Jesus, lattes and grocery shopping alone. She's not a fan of getting up early in the morning!