Nashville Food Events
Every single day Music City offers plenty of ways to try its ever-growing food scene. Head to one of its many food events held every single month. Each event has its own theme, and all celebrate the culinary arts. Events range from celebrating bacon and bourbon, to craft beer, to tacos, and more. Most importantly, find out why Music City's food scene is something you must experience yourself.
Nashville Food Events
Twice each year, in January and August, Nashville Originals member restaurants offer special menu items and deals that you won’t want to miss. More than 40 locally owned fixtures of the middle Tennessee dining scene offer special menus and price points for all to try. A great way to try Nashville's food scene.
Every January, the Nashville scene helps celebrate one of Music City’s staple dishes – hot chicken! You can find $5 hot chicken dishes for lunch and dinner at various locations around town.
Presented by the Nashville Wine Auction, this wine-filled weekend offers multiple events featuring pairings from Celebrity Chefs and California Vintners. It's a great way to connect with other wine lovers in Music City. Each event is individually ticketed.
The FREE Music City Irish Fest offers the best in Irish music, food & drink, and more. Join the party at Public Square Park.
Say bye to winter and hello to warm weather during the annual Whiskey Warmer. There will be samples of whiskey from around the world, the opportunity to chat with master distillers, samples of local food, and live music during the event.
The annual East Nashville Beer Festival welcomes guests to taste craft breweries from all over Music City. Nashville food trucks and East Nashville restaurants provide food to soak up the brew.
Celebrating the craft of the cocktail, the Nashville Cocktail Festival includes multiple events that will bring together alcohol brands and the local cocktail culture, allowing guests to learn, taste, and engage.
An annual Nashville tradition for over 50 years, Oyster Easter features delicious Cajun food, beer, wine, spirits, and, of course, oysters. The event also hosts fun contests such as the Oyster King and Queen and benefits the Community Resource Center.
The Nashville Veg Fest promotes a plant-based, healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle. The festival is hosted at The Fairgrounds Nashville and features prominent guest speakers, cooking demos, and lots of veggies.
The Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Festival features all-you-can-eat crawfish, Louisiana-style sides, beer, and live music. Each year the Nashville Junior Chamber hosts over 2,000 people and consumes 4,000 pounds of fresh crawfish at this charitable riverfront event.
A televised Nashville Predators game, over 200 wine samples, food from 25 local restaurants, and more happen at the annual Wine Festival & Tasting. The event located inside Bridgestone Arena goes to benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.
Nashville Wine & Food Festival celebrates wines, from around the world, paired with Music City's own local chefs & cuisine along with some great live music. All guests will have the opportunity to talk with the creators of both wine and food, learn from them, and enjoy the delights of the pairings.
Big Guitar Brewfest at First Tennessee Park will bring over 50 local and craft breweries and liquor samplers to Nashville's ballpark. Enjoy beer samples from a mini-mason jar while enjoying exclusive access to the ballpark's outfield lawn, typically only reserved for Sounds players.
Do you like food trucks and benefitting local charities? Then, let us tell you about Nashville Street Food Month! The Nashville Food Truck Association celebrates the month of May by donating a portion proceeds to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Nashville's famed food trucks can be found parked at various events around town and also at regularly scheduled weekly stops like Street Eats which happens on Tuesdays & Thursdays on Deaderick Street.
Have yourself a great drink during the Margarita Festival at Music City Walk of Fame Park. Patrons to this event are offered multiple margarita samples from popular Nashville restaurants while live music provides the tunes for the day.
The Celebrity Chef Dinner is a multi-course dinner prepared by James Beard award-winning chefs.
Pavilion East plays host to this annual East Nashville food & drink festival during Yum!East. This is a great opportunity to try the thriving culinary community that resides in one of Nashville's unique neighborhoods.
Sampling brews from so many craft breweries, while strolling through the Nashville Zoo is most definitely a unique experience. An animal show, live music, and food from local food trucks fill out this Nashville event offering a unique night with unforgettable memories.
At this unique event you may sample Belgian beers paired with small plates from some of Nashville's top restaurants at Marathon Music Works.
Nashville's largest food and drink event happens at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville. Tickets included unlimited tastings from some of Music City's best restaurants and beverage makers.
Need a moment away from the summer sun? Head to the coolest beer festival in town, the Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival. Each patron to this fine event can experience unlimited tastings of a great craft beer selection
The annual beer festival celebrates brew from local, regional, national, and international breweries. Live music and hot food also play a key role in this summer staple event happening at Music City Walk of Fame Park.
Every year on the 4th of July, hot chicken lovers gather at East Park for the Music City Hot Chicken Festival. Nashville's best hot chicken creators offer up tastes of their spicy dishes for the masses.
Every July, some of Nashville's favorite eateries offer a week of $5 specialty burgers for Burger Week!
Each year Nashville Wine Auction brings together wine enthusiasts and collectors to fund the fight against cancer during the annual l’Eté du Vin or A Summer of Wine.
The annual l’Eté du Vin fun continues in August.
One of Nashville’s most well-known (and unusual) festivals, Tomato Art Fest's 2-day celebration welcomes everyone to East Nashville for a fun and wacky day of art, music, food, costumes, contests, shopping, kids activities, and more.
You cannot miss Nashville Originals Restaurant Week. It happens twice a year, in January and August, as more than 40 locally owned restaurants of middle Tennessee offer special menu items and deals that you won’t want to miss. This is your chance to experience the best of Nashville’s culinary scene.
The Music City Bacon & Barrel Fest celebrates two commonly appreciated southern traditions: hearty food & distilled spirits. Attendees can enjoy healthy portions of unique and delicious bacon dishes while listening to live music, chatting with distillers, and sipping fine bourbons, whiskeys, and more.
Wine enthusiasts gather on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge each year for the annual Wine on the River, tasting wines from local wineries as well as sips from international vineyards.
Demonstrations from world-class chefs, tastings from local restaurants, wine tastings, book signings, and more make up the Music City Food + Wine Festival.
Local Nashville restaurants pledge a percentage of the day’s sales to The Land Trust for Tennessee to support their work protecting local farms and the state's natural landscapes.
More than 50 breweries, food trucks, music, lawn games, and more are featured at the inaugural Nashville Brew Festival.
The Nashville Whiskey Festival celebrates whiskeys and bourbons, offering the opportunity to guests to meet distillers, taste whiskeys, learn about the whiskey-making process, and more.
Each year Nashville's Germantown area transforms into a celebration of German tradition that is fun for the whole family. There will be live German music, German food, German beer, and even polka dancing. The event is always free & open to the public.
The annual beer festival features more than 45 breweries offering samples of 120+ craft beers at The Fairgrounds Nashville.
Taste of Nashville is an annual celebration of restaurants, bars, brewers, distillers, dessert-makers, and other fine food and beverage creators.
Some of Nashville's best chefs will display samples of their food during the LGBT Chamber's TASTE Nashville. The event typically takes place at Nissan Stadium offering a great view while tasting tasty treats.