12 Food Events this Summer

Nashville likes to eat. And not just in restaurants. We like to celebrate food. Take a look at some of the events happening this summer all dealing with the art of food.

Nashville Hot Chicken Festival

Some of the Summer events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. All information on this page is subject to change. Please check with event organizers directly for details.

June 20-September 12
Food Truck Feast

The Food Truck Feast is every Saturday starting June 20, 2020, from 11am to 7pm in East Nashville (400 Davidson Street). ​​​​​​ While you are munching on some delicious cuisine, live music will play, beer will be available to purchase, and local vendors will offer their goods for you to purchase. Admission is free!

July 8-September 30
Goo Goo Summer Chef Series

During the Summer Chef Series, each participating chef collaborates with Mike Colón, Pastry Chef of the Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar, to bring to life a candy creation that is reflective of their cuisine, style, or background.

July 13-19
Nashville Scene's Burger Week

The Nashville Scene has partnered with several Music City eateries to present Burger Week for all burger lovers to enjoy. Multiple restaurants will serve their best of this American classic at discounted prices. Participating restaurants include Double Dogs, Makeready Libations & Liberation, Mane & Rye, and more.

July 18
Community Farm Day

Visit the Nashville Farmers' Market at the peak of the growing season during the annual Community Farm Day. Live bluegrass music will fill the air as you shop local produce, enjoy fun contests, and check out live demos in the Edible Kitchen.

July 23-24
Wine Love Dinner

Guests can gather at Frothy Monkey Franklin and Frothy Nations in Nashville to taste wines together that have been perfectly paired with coursed menus designed by our Chef, Chase Ingalls and bakery pastry chefs.

July 31
Red, White & Zoo

Savor the evening in Music City during Red, White & Zoo as you explore the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere's exotic habitats while tasting wine from around the world. Patrons to the event will also enjoy live music and food bites from local restaurants.

August 7-8
Tomato Art Fest

The Tomato Art Fest is an art show celebrating the tomato during late summer. The festival is FREE and takes place in East Nashville’s Five Points area. There are multiple stages throughout the area, which host FREE music for everyone to enjoy.

August 8
Nashville Wine and Food Festival

Get ready for Nashville Wine & Food Festival celebrating wines paired with Music City's own local chefs & cuisine along with some great live music at Omni Nashville Hotel. The festival will feature winemakers from around the country. 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.

August 14
The Wizards Beer Festival

Explore and drink your way through Marathon Music Works' Lair of Secret Cider and Potions as well as the Boozy Cauldron Tavern Bar, known for their Adult Butterscotch Beer and other delectable drinks. The enchanted shops of the magic village will be full of characters, photo ops, wizardy vendors, and plenty of food. Guests can also enjoy live music from the Slytherin Sisters and DJ DumbelDore.

August 21
'Watermelon Throwdown' Night Market

Nashville Farmers' Market will be celebrating everyone's favorite summer time fruit with contests, cocktails, and live music during the Watermelon Night Market. The fun lasts from 5pm to 9pm. Be there! 

August 22
Sweet Corn Fun Festival

Lucky Ladd Farms, Tennessee's largest petting zoo, plans to celebrate corn on the cob with family fun activities like Corn Eating, Corn Shucking, and Sweet Corn Selfie Competitions.

July 4, 2021
Music City Hot Chicken Festival

Each year, hot chicken lovers gather to celebrate Nashville's unique dish on the traditional July 4 date. Nashville's best hot chicken creators offer up 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.