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
Ongoing
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.

Ongoing
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.

Summer 2022
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.

April 2022
East Nashville Beer Fest

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.

May 2022
YUM!EAST

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, 2022
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.

June 2022
Brew at the Zoo

Sampling brews from more than 80 craft breweries while strolling through the Nashville Zoo is most definitely a unique experience. Animals, live music, and food from local food trucks fill out the evening.

July 4, 2022
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.

July 2022
Music City Brewer's Festival

Grab your pretzel necklace for the annual beer festival that celebrates brew from local, regional, national, and international breweries. Live music and food also play a key role in this summer staple event happening at Music City Walk of Fame Park.

August 2022
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 or online. There are multiple stages throughout the area, which host FREE music for everyone to enjoy.

August 2022
Margarita Festival
Margarita

It’s tequila time! Join the Nashville Scene for the annual Margarita Festival. Your ticket gets you entry to the event and margarita samples from the city's best marg makers. Sip and vote for your favorite while DJs rock the park, enjoy food trucks, salsa dancing, photo booth fun, and more!
 

September 2022
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.