The Southern Hot Wing Festival® is a celebration of the chicken hot wing, the drummie, the flat, flap, and everything in between. Established in 2003 by a local Memphain who felt that the South had more to offer than just amazingly great BBQ, the Southern Hot Wing festival has become a staple event each April bringing with it the warmth and the fire to usher in the Spring!
Boasting, on average, around 70+ teams a year, the Southern Hot Wing Festival® glorifies the almighty chicken (wing) in much the same way that Memphis BBQ has done with the Pig. So whether you are looking to participate in our contest or are just a fellow hot wing afficionado, we warmly invite you for a taste bud blasting, fun and enjoyable experience here at the 2018 Southern Hot Wing Festival®. So bring your kids, bring your friends and come PIG out on some great wings from the best teams around!
As in years past the event will again pack the street with the sweet smell of hot wings, gregarious participants terrific music, and entertainment which the whole family can enjoy. So whether you are an aficionado looking to savor some of the best wings around town or you are looking to compete for a shot to show off your best wings… this is the right event for you!
When and Where
The festival will take place on April 21st, 2018 Downtown Memphis. The event times are 11AM-7PM.
Getting to the festival
The festival will be located just south of the Tennessee Visitors Center on Riverside Drive between Jefferson and Union Avenue. Jefferson Davis Park (Jefferson and Riverside) will provide lots of green space to relax and enjoy some great music while you feast on your wings.
Ways and Means…
Memphis offers many ways and means to get you down to wingfest, so if you are coming in from out of town or commuting from another part of town, you have plenty of options for getting around to consider. If you are coming in from out of town and are unfamiliar with the city of Memphis, the following resources may be helpful with your event planning.
Finding a spot to park**
There are 5 parking garages located just one block east of the festival grounds along Front Street. All are within easy walking distance. Otherwise there is ample free parking in and around the downtown area.
• Downtown Memphis Parking Map (Get Downtown)
• Best Parking: Down Town Memphis
Cabs / Taxis / Personal Transport**
For locals or out of towners looking to commute by taxi from/to downtown, the following resources can assist you with arranging such transportation.
• YellowCab of Memphis
• Premier Transportation
Hotels and Lodging**
Some nearby hotels within close proximity to the event grounds.
• Springhill Suites
• The Madison Hotel
• Residence Inn
• Courtyard by Marriott
• Sleep Inn
• Double Tree by Hilton
• Holiday Inn
** Information is provided for informational purposes only. Southern Hot Wing Festival® does not endorse, support, or otherwise recommend any of the third party services indicated on this page (unless otherwise noted). For out of town guests, please feel free to visit http://www.memphistravel.com/ to learn more about our city as you make any travel arrangements.