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
Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar Classes
Goo Goo Candy making class

Visit the Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar for a sweet treat, a little history lesson, and the chance to make your own candy bar. Taste your way through a sample of classic Clusters or customize your own.

Nashville Farmers' Market
Nashville Farmer's Market

The Farm Side is open with local produce, meats, cheeses, and more. The Market House restaurants and shops have special hours and menus. Cooking demos, wine & beer, and more make for a great night out at the Farmers' Market.

Saturdays, July-September
Food Truck Feast

The Food Truck Feast is every Saturday in July through September from 11am to 4pm at the Marketplace 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!

September 9
Wine on the River

Each year guests are welcome to sample wine, beer, and spirits from different regions spanning the globe, and enjoy live jazz music during the annual Wine on the River at Riverfront Park. Regions featured include Australia, New Zealand, California, France, Germany, Italy, South America, Spain, Tennessee, and the US.

September 9
Nashville Cocktail Festival

Nashville Cocktail Festival is Tennessee's premier celebration of the craft of the cocktail, highlighting award-winning authors, boutique spirits, small-batch mixers, and the trend-setting bartenders who put it all together. It's the perfect event for those who love the art of mixology. 

September 23
Internashional Food Series

Each year, the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition organizes the InterNASHional Food Series showcasing Nashville's diverse community and its food. The second event of the series is the first-ever InterNASHional Night Market which will bring 15+ immigrant and refugee-owned food vendors together for a culinary experience like no other. The event will feature live music performances and a DJ.

September 30
Nashville Food Faire

Shop from dozens of Music City-based food vendors selling hand-blended teas, delicious pastas, hot sauces, jellies, jams, and honey. Try gourmet treats like milkshakes, ciders, and cheeses. Whether you prefer savory or sweet, there is a vendor for every palette!

October 7
Nashville Whiskey Festival

The Nashville Whiskey Festival celebrates whiskeys and bourbons, offering the opportunity for guests to meet distillers, taste whiskeys, learn about the whiskey-making process, enjoy live music, good food, and more. 

May 2024

East Nashville's food scene is on display for all to see during Yum!East. Let the fun come to you and join the online auction featuring exclusive and priceless experiences.

May 5, 2024
Cinco de Mayo
Saint Anejo Taco

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage. It commemorates the date of the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. Celebrate with tacos or a meal inspired by Latin American flavors. Nashville area restaurants serve authentic, flavorful meals that will have you singing for more. Nashville’s Hispanic & Latin American culture is lively and growing. Discover something new by exploring the Hispanic & Latin American culture through businesses and events celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

July 4, 2024
Music City Hot Chicken Festival
Nashville 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.

Summer 2024

Each year the Nashville Wine Auction brings together wine enthusiasts and collectors to fund the fight against cancer.