The bustling month of April reintroduces a forecast of sunshine and special events for West Tennessee. Whether an outdoor springtime festival or underwater escape, the opportunities and options are endless for a day trip or drive-by. A few favorite events are as follows:
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To celebrate the centennial year of the Brooks Museum of Art, New York artist Kurt Perschke will bring his world-traveled RedBall Project to the Bluff City from April 28-May 7. The installation will be strategically placed in 10 sites around Memphis, hand-selected by Perschke. Sites will be revealed in early April. Stay tuned.
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The 20,000-gallon Aquarium "playground" in Union City is a perfect day trip for the family, introducing hands-on learning experiences and eye-opening indoor and outdoor activities for every type of visitor. The sprawling aquarium reveals the underwater life of Reelfoot Lake with 15 saltwater and freshwater tanks of varying sizes!
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Downtown Memphis' backyard—entitled Loflin Yard—officially opened its doors April 7. The restaurant and bar concept invites locals and tourists of all ages to eat, drink and enjoy the category-of-one atmosphere.
Across the landscaped lawn, which hosts fire pits, chairs and picnic tables, is the "Coach House," a barn that once housed Peabody Hotel carriage horses, featuring an expansive tin-covered wooden deck for additional lounging. Menu items include smoked meats and sides from the Smoke House.
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Collierville's annual town fête draws hundreds to Incarnation Church, with engaging tournaments ranging from golf and tennis to cornhole. Craft and food vendors line the space with local music acts. The can't-beat backdrop of the quaint town square is beautifully appealing to the neighborhood and greater city.