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.

Summer
Nashville Farmers' 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.

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.

September 5-October 17
Internashional Food Crawl

Each year, the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition organizes the InterNASHional Food Crawl showcasing Nashville's diverse community and its food. Patrons to the event are guaranteed to try at least 8 different restaurants. This year, InterNASHional Food Series is a two-month lineup of events, both virtual and take-out, that will highlight the most talented chefs in the region. 

September 19
International Garlic and Pepper Fest

Enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations while checking out dozens of different types of colorful peppers at the Nashville Farmers' Market on September 19, starting at 10am.

June 3, 2021
YUM!EAST

East Nashville's food scene is on display for all to see during Yum!East. Over twenty different restaurants from this Nashville neighborhood will be there to provide a taste of their goods. And like any great Music City event, there will be live music to keep the party going until closing time. It all takes place at Pavilion East on June 3, 2021

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.

July 23-24, 2021
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.

July 2021
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. Past participating restaurants included Double Dogs, Makeready Libations & Liberation, Mane & Rye, and more.

August 2021
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 2021
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 2021
Taste of Music City

Taste of Music City is Nashville's largest food and drink festival happening at Public Square Park. One ticket offers unlimited samplings of food and drink from some of the best restaurants and beverage crafters in Nashville and beyond. Taste Music City's best - all in one festival.