Things To Do in Germantown

This upscale, family friendly suburb of Memphis offers plenty of fun and activities for the whole family. Below you will find some of Germantown's most popular things to do, including shops, restaurants, events, and more.

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Germantown Athletic Club

The Germantown Athletic Club (formerly known as the Germantown Centre) offers something for everyone. The facility boasts swimming pools, both indoors and out, fitness equipment, classes, and social events like parties, dances, and potlucks. The Germantown Athletic Club is located at 1801 Exeter Road.

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The Shops of Saddle Creek

You can shop 'til you drop at this upscale shopping center that really feels like an open-air mall. It boasts dozens of shops and restaurants including Anthropologie, The Apple Store, Madewell, Free People, J. Crew, Lucky Brand Jeans, Loft, and Vera Bradley.

There are also several places to eat, including Grimaldi's Pizza, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill, and Sur La Table.

It is located at Poplar Avenue and West Farmington.

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Germantown Parks

Visiting a park can be a simple but enjoyable outing for the entire family. There are more than 20 beautiful parks in the city of Germantown. These parks offer amenities such as fitness trails, walking paths, playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts, lakes, and more. Best of all, you can enjoy these amenities for free.

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Forest Hill Cinema 8

The Forest Hill Cinema is a Malco theater with 8 screens. It is located at 3180 Village Shops Drive.

Grab dinner before your movie. Nearby restaurants including New Asia, Sakura Japanese, El Porton, Mellow Mushroom, and the ever-popular Germantown Commissary.

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Germantown Performing Arts Center

Two performers on stage at Germantown Performing Arts Center

Courtesy of Germantown Performing Arts Center


If you love live entertainment, the Germantown Performing Arts Center is a perfect destination. Regularly scheduled events at GPAC include musicals, comedy shows, classes, and concerts. GPAC is located at 1801 Exeter Road.

You can see the current performance schedule for GPAC on their website.

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The Wolf River Nature Area

The Wolf River Nature Area offers picnic areas, meadows, aquatic plant and animal displays, butterfly gardens, and more. It can be accessed from the Chick-Fil-A parking lot on Germantown Rd. and from two access points on Wolf River Blvd.

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Germantown Charity Horse Show

Each June, Germantown hosts a large equestrian competition for several days. Since 1948, the event has attracted professional and amateur equestrians to compete in multiple events like Paso Fino, Western, English, Walking Horses and more.

In 2019, the dates are Tuesday, June 4 through Saturday, June 8. The Germantown Charity Horse Show has a fun, fair-like celebratory feel with families and groups decorating their boxes in the stands, plenty of delicious food vendors, and other festivities, like the Stick Horse Race for kids.

The event takes place on the Germantown Charity Horse Show Grounds on Poplar Pike. 

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Germantown Festival

Always the weekend after Labor Day, the annual Germantown Festival is a gathering of hundreds of arts, crafts, and food vendors, plus live entertainment, children's activities, and fun events like the Weenie Dog Race.

In 2019, the dates are Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8. The Germantown Festival takes place at the Germantown Civic Center on Poplar Pike.

Updated by Holly Whitfield February 2017

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