Food Events

Every single day of the year, 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.


New Year's
Each year, restaurants offer special menu items to accompany your New Year's Eve celebrations.


Dine Nashville: The Music City Way
A month-long celebration that featured collaborative chef experiences, a restaurant week, and discount offerings from local food retail outlets across Music City. 


Pairings: The Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend
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.

Wine Festival & Tasting
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 benefits the Nashville Predators Foundation.


Whiskey Warmer
Welcome the winter 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.

East Nashville Beer Festival
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.

Nashville Wine & Food Festival
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.

Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Festival
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.

Picnic with the Library
Picnic with the Library is an annual, family-focused event that raises funds for Nashville Public Library's Wishing Chair Productions, storytimes, Puppet Trucks, and early literacy initiatives reaching more than 100,000 children and their families each year. Attracting more than 200 families annually, Picnic with the Library features family-friendly activities including puppet shows, musical performances, crafts, face painting, photo booths, and more.


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.

Nash Veg Fest
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.


Brew at the Zoo
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.


Music City Hot Chicken Festival
Every year on the 4th of July, hot chicken lovers gather to celebrate Nashville's unique dish on the traditional July 4 date. Nashville's best hot chicken creators offer up the tastes of their fiery dishes to all. It's FREE and the perfect opportunity to try Nashville's staple food before watching the Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th celebration.

Sip TN
Sip TN, is Nashville's first all Tennessee wine festival and coming to the Nashville Farmers' Market this season. Wine producers from across the state will showcase their best selection during this festive food event. Plus, there will be live music, artisan crafts, and gourmet food.

L'Eté du Vin
Nashville Wine Auction brings together wine enthusiasts and collectors to fund the fight against cancer during the annual l’Eté du Vin.

Music City Jerk Festival
Take part in Nashville’s Annual Jamaican and Caribbean Food Festival. Enjoy the tantalizing flavors of authentic Island cuisine while basking in the atmosphere rich with Culture from the Tropical Islands of the Caribbean, live music, and activities for the entire family.

Music City Brewers Festival
The annual beer festival celebrates brews 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.

Red, White, and Zoo
Enjoy unlimited samples of wine from around the world while you stroll through the Nashville Zoo's exotic habitats. Live music, animal encounters, local food trucks, and a selection of craft beers & spirits make for a memorable evening.


Nashville Scene's Margarita Festival
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 entertainment for the day.

Tomato Art Fest
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.


Music City Bacon & Barrel Fest
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 On The River
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.

Nashville Cocktail Festival
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.

Nashville Whiskey 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.


Nashville Brew Festival
More than 50 breweries, food trucks, music, lawn games, and more are featured at the inaugural Nashville Brew Festival.

Old School BBQ Fest
Get down during the annual Old School BBQ Festival happening at Riverfront Park. Make sure to bring your appetite, too, as food will be a major feature during this Nashville event.

Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbeque
Each year domestic and international championship cook-off teams fight for Jack Daniel’s title of Grand Champion, and more than 25,000 people descend upon Lynchburg to bask in the aroma of award-winning barbecue and celebrate one of America’s favorite pastimes.

Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival
The Annual TN Beer and Wine Festival features more than 45 breweries offering samples of 120+ craft beers at Two Rivers Mansion.

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.


Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun, and food. Nashville has a great landscape for all of it during Thanksgiving week.


Winter Warmer
East Park plays host to guests looking to warm up with beer tastings at the annual Winter Warmer.