Admission & Tickets.

A nonprofit organization, RiverArtsFest, Inc. charges just $5 for admission on Saturday and  Sunday. Friday evening admission is FREE. Children 10 & under are FREE. Our modest admission fee allows us to sustain our festival and expand our offerings for the coming years. We also continue to support community art projects, area college RAF Art Scholarships, Artists in the Schools and other arts-related organizations and events throughout the year.


  • Friday, 6 pm to 9 pm — FREE admission
    FREE CONCERT Friday Night, 7 pm to 10 pm — Sponsored by Downtown Memphis Commission and the South Main Merchants Association
    Preview Party $30, 6 pm to 8pm — tickets available at the door and is sponsored in part by Whole Foods
  • Saturday, 10  am to 6 pm — $5 per person
  • Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm — $5 per person
  • Children 10 and under FREE.

Also, as part of a great festival weekend, the Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum, 545 S. Main, is offering FREE admission throughout the weekend. And, the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St., is offering a special discount of $3 off the price on their general admission (when presenting your official RAF wristband) on Saturday & Sunday, October 24th & 25th. RiverArtsFest has some really great neighbors like the these participating museums, local restaurants, shops and more! We appreciate your support of RiverArtsFest and the South Main Historic Arts District.

Tickets/Wristbands will be available at entry points throughout the festival. Credit cards accepted only at the Huling entrance. ATMs will be available.

  • NO BIKES – except Midtown Bike customers for service – bike racks will be available at festival entrances.

Residents with complementary official RAF wristbands will be permitted to enter and exit the secured festival perimeter with their pets and bikes (walking) only as needed to reach an exit, grassy area, etc. and return as needed.