What You Need to Know

The Hottest Festival in Memphis

April 25, 2015 in Downtown Memphis at the Mississippi River Park. | 11AM to 7PM

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!


Where you’ll find us…


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.

Getting to the event …

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.

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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.

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Hop on the trolley*

The trolley passes right by the event so feel free to hop on the MATA Riverfront Loop Trolley to ~ Jefferson Davis / Mississippi River Park 9AM – 9PM.  For more information visit the MATA Website

Adult Base Fare $1.75
Student Base Fare* $1.35
Senior Citizens* $0.85
Individuals with Disabilities* $0.85


*Rates as of 8/2014 for one way only fares. Subject to change. See website for details.

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Cabs / Taxis*

For locals or out of towners looking to commute by taxi from/to downtown, the following resources can assist you with arranging such transportation.

Handicap and Special Needs Parking

Limited spaces will be available for those requiring special assistance and have the appropriate handicap stickers and designations.  Please contact us for inquiries

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
  • Econolodge

Weather Information

Weather, particularly severe weather, is a very real and serious threat to any outdoor event and can have very serious consequences if left to chance.  The safety and well being of everybody in attendance is of the utmost concern and priority to any large scale / outdoor event organizer and so we continually rely on the full cooperation of everybody involved … patron and participant alike in the event of such situations.

Severe Weather:

Official announcements regarding inclement weather will be most easily accessible and available through our website and associated social media accounts.  We thank everybody for their understanding.

Rain Date:

Lets all face it.  Nobody likes moving to a rain date, least of all us after putting in a lot of hard work and effort to produce this event.  But I ask you what is worse: Being able to attend our festival on a (hopefully) better, brighter, less gloomier day or the alternative of having to wait another whole year to come around so that we can try again (that’s like 600+ days of waiting)?  We know many of you would surely not prefer the latter, and therefore usually establish a RAIN DATE (aka “Alternative” date) should severe weather threaten our ability to put on WingFest.  Typically this the next day (a Sunday).  Again, website and social media will provide relevant details on any RD decisions.

OUT OF TOWN GUESTS  Please account for this RARE BUT OCCASIONAL possibility when making your travel plans and do not purchase tickets if you are unable to attend the scheduled rain date (if any).
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*DISCLAIMER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED HEREIN OR ON OUR WEBSITE, SOUTHERN HOT WING FESTIVAL DOES NOT ENDORSE NOR DOES IT EXPLICITLY RECOMMEND ANY SERVICE OR BUSINESS WHICH MAY BE LISTED ON THIS PAGE TO THE EXCLUSION OF OTHER ALTERNATIVES. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TRIP PLANNING INFORMATION FOR OUT OF TOWN VISITORS BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THIS SITE.
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