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
Nashville Street Food Month

Nashville celebrates the month of May with Nashville Street Food Month. It’s day after day of Nashville's famed food trucks parked and ready to serve delicious treats to the masses. What’s really cool is a portion of all the profits from the individual food trucks go to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Join in on the celebration.


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 May 28, 2020

Brew at the Zoo

Sampling brews from so many craft breweries, while strolling through the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is most definitely a unique experience. An animal show, live music, and food from local food trucks fill out the evening.

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.

Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival

If you need a moment away from the summer sun then head into the coolest beer festival in town, the Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival at Bridgestone Arena. Each patron can experience unlimited tastings from a great craft beer selection at this unique festival.

Music City Hot Chicken Festival

Every year on the 4th of July, hot chicken lovers gather at East Park for the Music City Hot Chicken Festival. 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 you head over to Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th celebration.

Nashville Soul Music Festival

Check out the annual Nashville Soul Music Festival in Music City! The festival is all about highlighting traditional soul food cooking while bringing families and friends together for some great live music. This year's lineup includes Ginuwine, Tank, Jagged Edge, Confunkshun, Betty Wright, and more.

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.

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.

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.

Annual Harvest Party

The annual Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party offers a free day of music, hot air balloons, food, and wine, set among a beautiful backdrop of vineyards. It's a wonderful time to cherish the coming season with good friends and family.

Music City Food + Wine Festival

Music City Food + Wine Festival is the creation of Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, C3 Presents, and Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn. The country's top chefs and wine, spirit, and beer crafters join chefs from in and around Nashville at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Music City Walk of Fame Park for three days of panels, showcases, cooking demos, meals, and more.