Hold on to your cowboy boots! One of Nashville’s largest food & drink festivals is coming back for it’s 16th year! The NISSAN Taste of Music City is an all-inclusive food tasting event that will feature a tour of Nashville’s culinary neighborhoods, chef cooking demonstrations and live music. Come out and enjoy the food and
Southern Events & Happenings
StyleBlueprint finds fun things to do in the South each month. No matter if you live in Virginia or Louisiana or somewhere in-between, you will find events perfect for a road trip or to embrace in your own backyard!
This tribute to rock and roll is a beach-inspired variation of “Woodstock.” National and regional tribute artists will cover songs from some of the greatest rockers in history. All performances, which are free to the public, are held on two “Dueling stages.” For more information and full lineup, visit beachstreetusa.com.
Formerly known as ‘Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5k,’ this fest and 5k embrace the weirdness that defines Austin. This event will feature live music, food, a costume contest, a 5K and more! Tickets for adults are $30. Learn more at funstop5k.com.
Head to the birthplace of R.E.M. and enjoy a three-day weekend filled with fabulous music and visual art by some of the most talented local and regional musicians/artists! Events take place through downtown Athens and celebrate AthFest Educates which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing funding for music and arts education for youth. Venue
The Bayou Boogaloo Music & Cajun Food Festival is Norfolk’s annual love-fest with New Orleans’ vibrant spirit and captures the melting pot of Bayou culture. This majorly popular three-day festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors of Town Point Park in true Cajun & Creole style. There will be two stages featuring
The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin® takes place every June off the Florida panhandle and has set the precedent for world-class, million dollar sportfishing tournaments. The tournament is timed to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season. In addition to the main event, there are other events taking place
Hampton County’s place among the state’s top watermelon producers is what gave birth to this festival. From the beginning, this festival has been a celebration of, for and by the people of this friendly county and is timed to the melon harvest every summer. The festival has grown into a course of events including a
Thunder on the Cumberland is a free, weekend-long festival hosted by Acme Radio and will feature the fastest boats in the world racing on the Cumberland River. On June 15 and 16, head down to Riverfront Park on Lower Broadway to enjoy boat racing, food trucks, family-friendly fun, cold beer and more! Visit visitmusiccity.com, for more
Five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers make for an unimaginably tasty event. Cochon555 is an epic culinary experience centered on 1500 pounds of heritage breed pork. Attendees will feast on dozens of chef-crafted tastings and sip on more than 40 types of boutique wines, craft cocktails and artisanal brews. Tickets start at $130 and a
Come and enjoy the 32nd annual French Market Creole Tomato Festival. This free, two-day event will take place at French Market, the nation’s oldest city marketplace. It will feature a cooking contest, live music, great food + drink booths and more! Learn more at frenchmarket.org.
Le Bon Appetit, hosted by Chef Kelly English and Le Bonheur Club, is a charity event benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital which is the region’s first and only comprehensive hospital dedicated to kids. Enjoy the finest delicacies prepared by more than 45 chefs from across the country, complemented by specially crafted cocktails from well-known mixologists,
Spend the week on the banks of the Tennessee River listening to nearly 100 different artists on five different stages. (Click here to see the full lineup.) General admission tickets start at $44 and if you want to bring the fam, kids ages 10 and younger get in free! Learn more at riverbendfestival.com.