Food Events in Nashville

Food Events

Every single day of the year, Music City offers plenty of ways to try its ever-growing food scene.

January

Nashville Restaurant Week
Each January, 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.

February

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.

March

Nuit Belge
At this unique event, you may sample Belgian beers paired with small plates from some of Nashville's top restaurants at Marathon Music Works.

April

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 goes to benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.

Whiskey Warmer
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.

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.

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.

Oyster Easter
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.

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.

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.

May

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.

Big Guitar Brewfest
Big Guitar Brewfest at First Tennessee Park will bring over 50 local and craft breweries and liquor sampler 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.

Nashville Street Food Month
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 of the 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.

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 the entertainment for the day.

Savor Nashville
The Celebrity Chef Dinner is a multi-course dinner prepared by James Beard award-winning chefs.

Yum!East
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.

June

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.

Taste of Music City
Nashville's largest food and drink event happens at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville. Tickets include unlimited tastings from some of Music City's best restaurants and beverage makers.

Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival
Need a moment away from the summer sun? Head to the coolest beer festival in town, the Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival. Each patron at this fine event can experience unlimited tastings of a great craft beer selection.

July

Music City Hot Chicken Festival
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.

Music City Brewers Festival
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.

L'Eté du Vin
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.

August

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.

September

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 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.

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.

Music City Food + Wine Festival
Demonstrations from world-class chefs, tastings from local restaurants, wine tastings, book signings, and more make up the Music City Food + Wine Festival.

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

October

Oktoberfest
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.

Nashville Beer Festival
The annual beer festival features more than 45 breweries offering samples of 120+ craft beers at The Fairgrounds Nashville.

November

Taste Nashville
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.

December

Cheekwood LIGHTS!
Make lasting holiday memories with fun activities at the Holiday LIGHTS experience. With one million lights glowing throughout the gardens, this has become Nashville’s favorite new holiday tradition.

Music City Winterfest
Join us in Centennial Park for holiday cheer. Shop the Holiday Market for unique gifts from Nashville craft artisans, enjoy live music by local performing groups, treat yourself at our food trucks, s'mores stations, pet portraits, and tons more.

Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville
Spend the last night of the year with thousands of your closest friends, hours of live music, fireworks, and the signature midnight Music Note Drop.

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