Nashville March 01, 2018
These 10 Fantastic Street Fairs Will Show You The Best Of Nashville
If Nashville is known for anything, it’s three things: music, food, and hospitality. And there’s nothing that quite combines those three elements as perfectly as a street fair. So, it’s no wonder that Nashville has an abundance of street fairs, and it’s also no wonder that every one of them is an absolutely must-attend event. From the crazy crowds on lower Broadway to the tightly packed streets of Five Points, Nashville’s street fairs are truly amazing parties, and you don’t want to miss any of them.
10. CMA Music Festival
The CMA Music Festival takes place every June, and it's a party that you won't soon forget. The whole of lower Broadway gets closed off, and stages, parades, and parties take over.
9. Tomato Art Fest
East Nashville's most famous street parade is the Tomato Art Fest, appropriately dedicated to art and tomatoes. But most importantly, it's dedicated to tomato art. Wear your read and head out to Five Points in August.
8. Nashville Oktoberfest
Did you know Nashville's Germantown neighborhood has one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the entire country? It's 9 blocks of food, music, beer, and crafts, and it essentially shuts down the entire neighborhood. Don't miss it come October.
7. Music City Hot Chicken Festival
The Hot Chicken Festival is a celebration of Nashville's spiciest culinary creation. There's a parade, and the first 500 attendees get free chicken! It happens every July 4th.
6. Music City Midnight
Nashville's New Year's Eve celebration is also known as one of the best and biggest in the country. Plus? You know you'll always get to see some incredible music before the fireworks start.
5. Edgehill Rocks
Edgehill Rocks is one of Nashville's lesser-known street fairs, but it's one of the best. It shuts down the intersection of Edgehill and Villa Place every April and features live music, food trucks, and craft booths.
4. Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
Taking place on the green in front of the courthouse every April, the Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Spring and Asian culture. Parking can be hard to come by, so get there early.
3. Italian Lights Festival
The Italian Lights Festival is a free 4-day festival that celebrates all things Italy. From food to wine, they have it all. It takes place every summer on the Bicentennial Mall.
2. East Nashville Beer Festival
Easily the most exclusive festival on this list, the East Nashville Beer Festival is known for selling out its tickets within minutes of them going on sale. It takes place in East Park every April, and it's worth the ticket price if you can find a ticket.
1. Music City Food and Wine Festival
Have you caught the theme with these festivals yet? Nashvillians love to party about their food. And maybe their drink. The Food and Wine Festival is another Nashville long weekend on Bicentennial Mall, and it's definitely worth going for the free samples if for no other reason. It takes place every September
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these stunning pictures of Nashville from the early 1900’s.