2020 Cooper Young Festival will be celebrated on Saturday, September 19 from 9 am to 7 pm. See you then!
The Cooper-Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association (CYBA), is Memphis' most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis' largest historic district, the Cooper-Young Festival is scheduled for September 19th.
In its 33rd year, this event has grown tremendously and is one of Memphis' most highly attended Festivals. This year, over 130,000 guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 435 artisans from around the country. The Cooper Young Festival is a true celebration of the arts, people, culture and Memphis heritage.
Cooper Young was named one of the "Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America" by the American Planning Association in 2012. Come join us for the party and get to know why Cooper Young is Midtown!
*No Pets Please
Cooper Young Festival Kickoff Party
September 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Festival Friday 4 – Miler
September 18 at 7 p.m.
Calling All Young Artists – Grade 1st – Grade 12th
November 5 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Check back soon for more information!
Local Resident Picked to Design 2019 CY Poster Art
The Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper Young Festival is pleased to announce that local Memphian and Cooper Young resident, Mollie Riggs, has been named the 2019 Poster Artist.
Mollie Riggs is a native Arkansan, who attended Parsons School of Design in New York City before moving to Memphis in 1983. She is a graduate of Memphis College of Art and currently is a self-employed artist with a primary focus in decorative design, which includes faux finishes, murals, and restoration. Her fine art reveals her love of nature and the urban landscape.
Mollie lived in Cooper Young renting a home for several years and knew early on that the Cooper Young Historic District was the neighborhood she wanted to live in long term. In 1995, Mollie purchased a house, already knowing the other artists who lived on Elzey Avenue and she said, “It immediately felt like home.”
The Cooper Young Festival will be celebrated on Saturday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, September 15.
Our Festival is one of the biggest events in Memphis annually – HUGE. We can use alot of volunteers! Please call our CYBA offices at 901-276-7222 or email us at email@example.com if you would like to join in the fun as a volunteer this year!