City Events Memphis is home to some of the country s largest and most unique festivals. Perhaps the best known is the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. This Memphis festival draws over 100,000 pork lovers from all over the world and is the biggest pork cook off of its kind. The Beale Street Music Festival is also part of Memphis in May. This citywide festival takes place over three days and features some of the best rock, blues, gospel, soul and R&B in the world. Elvis Week attracts die hard Elvis fans and features various events celebrating everything Elvis. Memphis Music & Heritage Festival features performers on several stages and is a large, family friendly festival during Labor Day weekend. The diversity of the Memphis culture makes it one of the best places to attend exciting festivals. Whatever kind you re in the mood for, Memphis is sure to have it.