World Series of Barbecue: First weekend in October includes three days of concerts, poker tournaments, cooking demonstrations and, of course, barbecue masters at work, competing for the most coveted prize in the barbecue world.
First Friday Art Walks: The first weekend of every month in the Crossroads Arts District, it's the largest in the nation; runs from early Friday morning into late Sunday afternoon; and wraps up with a classic treasure sale in the West Bottoms historic area, featuring vintage finds, antiques, repurposed junk, street bands and food trucks.
Country Club Plaza: Modeled after the city's sister city of Seville, Spain, the Plaza is full of fountains, sculptures, mosaic tiles and Moorish architecture and shopping, shopping, shopping, much of it high-end. Any restaurant here is going to be great.
Liberty Memorial: This memorial to the soldiers who died in World War I houses the National World War I Museum. It's the nation's only public museum dedicated to the Great War, with a large collection of photos, weapons and more.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: Founded in 1990, this museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American baseball; multi-media displays, store, photographs and artifacts dating from the late 1800s through the 1960s. It shares the new 18th and Vine museum complex with the American Jazz Museum.