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
July 15-21
Nashville Scene's Burger Week

The Nashville Scene has partnered with several Music City eateries to present Burger Week. Multiple restaurants will serve their best of this American classic at discounted prices. Participating restaurants include Fido, Gino's East, Nashville Underground, and more.

July 19
Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival

Music City will host the second Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival at Cumberland Park featuring live music from two time GRAMMY winner Paul Brown.

July 20 & July 26-27
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. The events include the Patron's Dinner on July 20, Vintners' Tasting on July 26, and l’Eté du Vin on July 27. 

July 26
Red, White & Zoo

Savor the evening in Music City during Red, White & Zoo as you explore the Zoo's exotic habitats while tasting wine from around the world. Patrons to the event will also enjoy live music and food bites from local restaurants.

July 27
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 9-10
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.

August 10
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.

August 17
Sweet Corn Fun Festival

Lucky Ladd Farms, Tennessee's largest petting zoo, plans to celebrate corn on the cob with family fun activities like Corn Eating, Corn Shucking, and Sweet Corn Selfie Competitions.

August 31
Internashional Food Crawl

Each year, the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rigts Coalition origanizes the InterNASHional Food Crawl showcasing Nashville's diversity community and its food. Patrons to the event are guarenteed to try at least 8 different restaurants. This year's fun will take place at Plaza Mariachi.

September 1
Old School BBQ Festival

Get down with After 7, Avant, Keke Wyatt, and more during the annual Old School BBQ Festival happening at Fairgrounds Speedway. Make sure to bring your appetite, too, as food will be a major feature during this Nashville event.

September 7
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 20-22
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.