Nothing says Nashville like a festival. Nashvillians will celebrate anything and everything; perhaps it’s why we’re the new go-to city for a good time. This city loves to party and so does Las Palmas. That’s why we keep tabs on some of our favorite festivals in Nashville, participating where we can and always providing the perfect after-party at any of our nine locations.
Saturday, August 3
Nashville Scene’s FEST of Nashville is a kick-off to the 2019 Best of Nashville season coupled with the Nashville Scene’s 30th year celebration. Vendors at this event are all 2018 Best of Nashville winners, including Las Palmas, which was voted as the Best Mexican Restaurant in Nashville in the Scene’s Readers Poll. Come enjoy shopping, food, drinks, live music and more from the best Nashville has to offer. The event will also feature live voting for 2019, as all vendors will have voting kiosks by their tent.
Day of the Dead Tequila Festival — Come in costume for this spirited evening presented by Jose Cuervo! The annual Day of the Dead Tequila Festival at The Pavilion East will showcase over 30 different labels of tequila with food by Las Palmas, music, as well as full-sized cocktails and beer. Tickets include 15 tequila tastings, access to all areas of the event, and lots of spooky surprises with proceeds benefitting Fannie Battle Day Home for Children.
Thursday, July 4
Hot Chicken Festival – Bring everyone together to celebrate the uniquely-Nashville dish, hot chicken. The event starts with fire truck parade and free samples from Nashville’s best hot chicken establishments, plus other food, drinks, live music and kids activities for some red hot Independence Day fun.
Friday, August 9 - Saturday, August 10
Tomato Art Fest — Join fellow tomato-lovers for a full day of family-oriented fun in East Nashville with tons of tomato eating, tomato-themed games, contests, a parade, artwork on display, live music and kids activities.
Saturday, September 14
Green Hills Park Festival — Come enjoy food trucks, beer and wine vendors, booths for local shops, a Walk Bike Nashville bike rodeo, a football trailer for sports enthusiasts, an obstacle course, and a family-friendly movie at this free community festival benefiting the Friends of Green Hills Park.
Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22
African Street Festival — Don’t miss out on the city’s premiere African and African American cultural street festival in Hadley Park, hosted by the African American Cultural Alliance (AACA), which is now in its 37th year. The festival includes live music from genres such as gospel, reggae, jazz, blues, African drumming and R&B along with street dance, ethnic cuisine, and kids activities including arts and crafts, drumming, dance, and storytelling and more in the Children’s Pavilion.
Saturday, October 5
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival — Experience music, food and cultural traditions with performances on multiple stages, a market, food vendors and an interactive kids area. Plus, admission to the Parthenon is free that day.
Thursday, October 10 - Sunday October 13
Nashville Oktoberfest — Celebrate the traditions of Oktoberfest in the heart of Nashville during this raucous weekend of music and family fun in historic Germantown. Now in its 40th year, Nashville’s annual Oktoberfest festivities include live music, authentic polka dancing, strolling accordion players, a beer garden, authentic food, a pup parade, and more.
Friday, October 11 - Sunday October 13
Tennessee Craft Fair — This annual event brings more than 200 artisans to Centennial Park twice a year with handmade crafts and art for sale, along with artist demonstrations, kids activities, and food vendors, and more.
Friday, October 11 - Sunday October 13
Southern Festival of Books — Celebrate the joy of reading and lifelong learning at the 31st annual Southern Festival of Books where thousands of literature lovers can share their love of reading, hear writing and author panels, enjoy book readings and signings, peruse exhibitor booths, and view musical, theatrical and spoken word performances at War Memorial Plaza and the Main Public Library downtown.
Saturday, October 26
Haunted Museum Ghost Story Festival — This Tennessee State Museum tradition includes a costume contest, crafts, scary stories and games as well as a ghost trail and Tennessee characters such as the Bell Witch, Cherokee spirit Spearfinger and John Murrell's thumb. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in costume for this Spooktacular event at the Tennessee State Museum.
When visiting these festivals in Nashville, complete your go-to city experience by taking your after-party to local Mexican food favorite, Las Palmas. You can cool off from the Nashville heat with menu items such as guacamole made in-house with fresh avocados, Mexican shrimp cocktail, or salad with Palmas house dressing. And we have plenty of cold margaritas including the Margarita Tropical, the Margarona, the Vinorita, the Palmarita and even a Skinny Margarita. You can also skip straight to a cool dessert like Churros with ice cream!
Whatever you’re hungry for, you’ll find plenty of options for fresh, authentic Mexican food from Las Palmas’ new menu!
Come celebrate with us today!