Schedule of Events


  • The 2018 Block Party and Picnic for Peace Kickoff (7 am - outside)
(Free McDonald's breakfast while it lasts) 

  • Work ~N~ Progress Career Fair (10 am - 2 pm) 


This event for families will include development activities, information and support designed to engage men and women in making informed career decisions as well as opportunities in employment and education. From resume’ writing to employment opportunities to your education needs, Work ~n~ Progress will create a distinctive experience for the attendees and their families, giving them the kind of practical information they can act on immediately to begin or continue to develop their professional lives. 

  • Field Trip Friday! for daycare and elementary age kids (11 am - 2 pm) (outside stage)

Free hot dogs while they last. Free play for daycare and elementary school age kids

  • My School Rockz Talent Show (elementary and middle school)  (4:30 - 6:00 pm) (outside stage)

Pictured is Memphis' own Lil Peanut who finished 2nd place at the My School Rockz Talent Show in 2009 at the Block Party and Picnic for Peace and now stars in his role as the voice Atticus the rapping penguin in Happy Feet Two. He currently stars in the Nickelodeon TV series The Haunted Hathaways.[2] On July 7, 2015, it was confirmed that he was playing in a new Nickelodeon show from Dan SchneiderGame Shakers. The My School Rockz trophy is currently held by Delano Optional School.

The Experience After Party Live (7 pm - Midnight)
                                    Perignons Restaurant and Lounge - 2818 Coleman Road Get tickets here! 

Featuring E U (Experience Unlimited) Live!

  • Wake Up! Shape Up! Saturday (bootcamp and other exercise activities) (Saturday 8 - 10 am) (outside stage)

Come prepared to sweat with Tyrone Spencer, Rod Walls, Thomas Williams and other fitness experts! - Wake up! Shape Up Saturday!...will test you to your limits! 

  • Church and Family Picnics

  • Healthy City Health & Wellness Affair presented by Methodist North Hospital (10 am - 2 pm)

The Healthy City Health & Wellness Affair presented by Methodist North Hospital is arguably Memphis’ fastest growing and largest health and wellness event.  In its twelfth year, this event is poised to serve attendees of the Block Party and Picnic for Peace with multiple interactive health and wellness related offerings. 

Below is a partial list of what will take place at Healthy City Health and Wellness Affair:

•    Health screenings & Free physicals for kids
•    ​​Healthy Cooking demonstration

•    Blood pressures checks
•    Cholesterol checks
•    Blood glucose level checks
•    O2 Saturation checks 
•    Flu shots 

Live persons discussing
•    Healthy joints and joint surgery 
•    Congestive Heart Failure 
•    Hypertension 
•    Addressing wounds 
•    Breast cancer and mammography 
•    Signs of stroke

  • Lights, Cameras...YOU! (10 am- 2 pm)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                            Imagine are the star for a day being treated by an all star stylist team! This can come true for you at the Block Party and Picnic for Peace...Oh yeah...its all F.R.E.E.!

    Free natural hair styling
    Free nail care
    Free makeup
    Fress health advice
    Free exercise advise and demonstrations
    Free health assesments
    Free massages
    Free coutesy photo shoot!

    Services provided courtesy of:

    The Institute of Beauty (natural hair)

    Natural pinups
    Faux enhancements

    The Nail Institute (manicure)

    Hand and arm massage
    Color change
    (Must be at least 12 years of age)

  • Barbecue cooking contest (11 am - 5 pm - outside)

  • Success in the City Panel Discussion on ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) (1:30 - 2:45 pm - inside stage)

  • Live Performances Presented by Pro Beat DJ's (12 - 4 pm) (outside stage)


  • Battle for the Block! Greek Step Show (4:15 pm - outside stage)                        Come out to cheer on and support your favorite sorrorities and fraternities in the Greek step show for cash and prizes!

Come out to cheer on and support your favorite sorrorities and fraternities in the Greek step show for cash and prizes!

  • School of Marriage Enhancement (3:00 - 4:00 pm - inside stage)

  • Live Music Performance from the Dealers Band! (4:30 - 5:30 PM)



More announcements coming soon...

(Schedule is tentative and subject to change)
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