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
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.

September 16-17
Wine Love

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

September 18
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.

September 24
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 24
Bootlegger's Bash

Enjoy a bit of history and drinks during Bootlegger's Bash at historic Carnton Plantation. Each guest to this event will enjoy local whiskey and moonshine, supper, and live music.

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.

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.