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
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.

May 16

East Nashville's food scene truly shines during Yum!East, a vibrant festival that invites food lovers to explore the culinary delights this unique neighborhood has to offer. The event not only showcases the exceptional talent of local chefs and restaurants but also brings the community together through an online auction, offering exclusive and unforgettable experiences. It's a perfect opportunity for both locals and visitors to dive into the heart of East Nashville's rich food culture and celebrate the flavors that make this area so special.

May 18
Pups and Pints

Bring your canine companions to oneC1TY for an afternoon of dog-centric activities and local pet vendors, food trucks, beer tastings, and more. This free-admission fest will feature the best in local pet-product vendors plus pup-tastic activities for all. Humans can enjoy beer tastings or grab a pint in the craft beer courtyard, sip a Pickers Vodka or Tincup cocktail from the bar, play lawn games, and grab a bite to eat from tasty local food trucks. Don't have a pup? There will be adoptable pets onsite. Bar proceeds benefit the Nashville Humane Association, so every sip counts.

May 18
Nashville Rosé Festival

The Nashville Rosé Festival showcases a wide selection of global rosé wines in support of the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition. Held in Eat Park, the night will feature live music, pink attire, fabulous friends, and endless pours.

June 14
Brew at the Zoo

Sampling brews from over 60 craft breweries while strolling through the Nashville Zoo is a unique experience you can't miss. Animals, live music, and food from local food trucks fill out the evening.

June 15
Peach Jam Festival

Make this summer sweeter at The Peach Jam Festival at the Nashville Farmers' Market. This event showcases the versatility and deliciousness of peaches through a variety of vendors offering everything from fresh peach pies to savory peach salsas. Wander through the market sampling different peach-themed foods, participate in cooking demonstrations, and even take part in peach pit throwing contests.

June 22
Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival

Get out of the summer heat and join the Preds for craft brews, food, games, and entertainment at the Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival. This event is guaranteed to be the coolest beer festival in town!

June 29-30
Crafty Bastards

Don't miss the Nashville Scene's summer edition of Crafty Bastards! Check out the night market featuring over 50 curated artisan vendors showing off their homemade goods, including home decor, clothing, pet products, jewelry, visual art, and so much more!

July 4
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 13
Tomat-O-Rama Festival

Join the Nashville's Farmers' Market for the Tomat-O-Rama Festival! Celebrate all the colorful varieties of tomatoes you can imagine with Bloody Marys, a salsa contest, tomato-themed crafts and specialty foods, live music, food trucks, a kids’ zone, and more!

August 9-10
Tomato Art Fest

The Tomato Art Fest is a vibrant celebration that pays homage to tomatoes in late summer. Situated in the bustling Five Points area of East Nashville, this free festival delights attendees with its multiple stages featuring live music, creating a lively atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

August 17
Music City Jerk Festival

Take part in Nashville’s Annual Jamaican and Caribbean Food Festival at Music City Walk of Fame Park this summer. Enjoy the tantalizing flavors of authentic Island cuisine while basking in the atmosphere rich with Culture from the Tropical Islands of the Caribbean, live music, and activities for the entire family. Free general admission to food & craft vendors with the option to purchase picnic-style seating stageside for live music and entertainment!