In my humble opinion, May is absolutely the best month to be in Memphis. We have a month-long festival every year called "Memphis in May," which includes a killer Music Fest to kick things off and a beautiful Sunset Symphony at the end of the month. Spring is also the best time to catch our local triple-A baseball team, the Memphis Redbirds, in what I think is one of the most beautiful baseball parks in the country. Also, they serve BBQ-nachos at our ballpark, a dish which almost contitutes its own deadly sin.
Speaking of barbecue...
Memphis in May is, of course, most famous for the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest that takes place around the middle of the month. It's quite an event-- really hard to describe. But my favorite part is that, during the weekend of the BBQ Cook-off, the whole city smells like barbecue. I mean the whole city.
It's about as close to heaven as I get. I'm so glad to be back home.