The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and our heads are on a swivel as we look ahead to the June events calendar! With so many different fun happenings slated for the month in Nashville, there’s something for the whole family. From artisan festivals and jamming out at CMA Fest to hot air balloons and a BLT party (yes, really), it’s about to be a wild ride. So strap the kiddos in and get ready for an abundance of summer fun this June!

19 Nashville Events & Happenings: June 2019

Head to Centennial Park to meet, celebrate and shop with talented makers from around the country at the American Artisan Festival, June 14-16! | Image: American Artisan Festival

June 1, 2019: Nissan Taste of Music City Festival

Hold on to your cowboy boots because one of Nashville’s largest food & drink festivals is back for its 17th year! The beloved Nissan Taste of Music City Festival is an all-inclusive food tasting event that will feature a tour of Nashville’s culinary neighborhoods, chef cooking demonstrations, plenty of tastings and great live music. Come out to Public Square Park and enjoy the food and beverage samples along with music from local artists! Adult General Admission tickets are $59, children’s General Admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $85. Check out the incredible lineup of chefs, cruise the schedule breakdown and reserve your ticket now! tasteofmusiccity.com

June 1, 2019: National Trails Day

On American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, outdoor enthusiasts come together for an entire day of educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail projects. While this takes place across the country, you can celebrate locally at Tennessee State Parks, which offer a variety of ranger-led hikes for folks of all hiking levels. For a full schedule and listing of hikes, visit their website tnstateparks.com.

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June 2, 2019: The Peach Truck Cookbook Launch Party

The Peach Truck season is back and these guys are celebrating in a big way – by launching The Peach Truck Cookbook! And on Sunday, June 2, you’re invited to celebrate the launch of the cookbook (officially June 25) in the backyard of City House. From 1 to 3 p.m., enjoy peach-themed bites and drinks by James Beard Award-winner and longtime friend of The Peach Truck, chef Tandy Wilson, a meet and greet with The Peach Truck co-founders Jessica and Stephen and also receive a signed copy of the cookbook. Grab your $40 ticket now for a fun afternoon with friends and peaches. eventbrite.com

June 2, 2019: The Sunday Trading Post

Don’t miss your next chance to experience a whole day of market fun in the Nations at The Sunday Trading Post! The monthly gathering kicked off in May but returns June 2 for another Sunday filled with local goods, produce, decor, music, clothing, beer and more! Stop by to shop, eat and drink from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 5012 Centennial Blvd. The market is free and open to the public of all ages. facebook.com

June 6, 2019: Gulch Night Market

Don’t miss the June gathering of Gulch Night Market. This market will feature extended hours, with the fun kicking off at 3 p.m. (instead of 5 p.m.) and lasting until 9 p.m. Mark your calendars now to catch one of these unique evenings of celebrating local vendors. Returning vendors include Aero Bar, Amelia’s Flower Truck, Apple & Oak, Pet Wants, Califarmia, Nash Collection and more. Families and pets are welcome to this free and open event. For an updated list of vendors, visit gulchnightmarket.com

June 1-27, 2019: Second Act and Preliminary Provocations at The Arts Company

During the month of June, don’t miss your chance to check out two solo exhibitions from talented Nashville artists at The Arts Company! Second Act will features black and white photography from Stacy Widelitz and Preliminary Provocations features the photorealistic paintings of Bob Durham. The two exhibits are the inaugural exhibitions for the two artists and will open during the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl on June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. After that, stop by the downtown gallery during regular hours Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to check them out! theartscompany.com

June 8, 2019: Swan Ball

Each year, hundreds of guests gather for Swan Ball. This premier charity event, which benefits Cheekwood, is set to feature jeweler John de Jong this year. In support of Cheekwood and eagerness to gather with friends, guests don their finest white tie attire for this festive invite-only affair. This year’s theme, Coming Home to Cheekwood: An American Country Era Estate, guarantees that this will be an elegant night at Cheekwood. swanball.com

June 6-9, 2019: CMA Fest

We would say “mark your calendar” but country music fans have had it marked for quite some time. June 6 through 9, CMA Fest returns to Nashville. Hundreds of artists will take the stage at various locations around Music City playing all the greats in country music. The legendary festival is Nashville’s signature Country Music event with 90,000+ attendees from all 50 United States and two dozen countries. With guests ranging from well-known country acts to up-and-comers, CMA Fest is the biggest country music event of the season. If you can’t score tickets to the big-name shows, check out free concerts and activities around town. Various pass options are available so you can experience CMA Fest exactly how you want to. cmaworld.com.

June 8, 2019: Arcade Kids Grand Opening Party

This month, Arcade Kids is thrilled to invite you to celebrate its new, bright and bigger space at their Grand Opening Party. Swing by the shop’s new location at 1721 21st Ave from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the exciting expansion, check out all the adorable items for children as well as the huge assortment of lifestyle products for adults. Also enjoy donuts, music, a juggling performance, face painting, an old-school photo booth and more when you visit the gorgeous new space for this fun grand reopening day. arcadenashville.com

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June 14-16, 2019: American Artisan Festival

For three days this June, The American Artisan Festival returns to Nashville for its 45th year. This treasured event brings together talented artists from around the country for an entire weekend to celebrate art in new ways. When you visit Centennial Park during the festival, you will have the opportunity to see spectacular works, interact with the artists themselves and experience incredible artistry in fine art, photography, painting, fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, furniture, garden art, demonstrations and more. The festival is free and open to all on Friday, June 14, from noon to 8 p.m., on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See you there! americanartisanfestival.com

June 14-15, 2019: Jefferson St. Jazz & Blues Festival

Celebrate community, music and culture at the 19th Annual Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival. For two days, Bicentennial Mall will fill with music, vendors, food trucks and more. Jazz, blues and R&B artists will take the stage and wow the crowds. Tickets purchased in advance of the Bridge the Gap Mixer are $5, General Admission tickets on Saturday are $20 and VIP access tickets are $35. General Admission weekend passes are $35 and VIP weekend passes are $55. VIP tickets include preferred seating, no lines and bottomless Coke and water. Get your ticket and be ready to groove! nashvillejazzandbluesfest.com

June 15, 2019: Project 615 Presents: 6-1-5 Day

The date of this event is one you can’t possibly forget. Mark your calendar on 6/15 for Project 615 Presents: 6-1-5 Day! From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., stop by the Project 615 headquarters on 51st Ave. to enjoy discounts, food trucks, drinks, live DJs, games and more. Celebrate your 615 love for an entire glorious Saturday in Nashville. The event is free and open to all. project615.org

June 16, 2019: BLT Summer Party

Yes, this June, you can dedicate an entire day to the beloved BLT sandwich. On June 16, join Green Door Gourmet for the BLT Summer Party! From 4 to 8 p.m., try epic BLTs from talented chefs around Nashville for a seriously important tasting event. Adult tickets are $45, tickets for kids ages 6-10 are $10 and those under 5 enter for free. Your ticket includes your BLT tastings, drinks, food trucks, access to vendors and more. Grab your ticket and prepare to become a BLT expert. greendoorgourmet.com

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June 19, 2019: Ladies Happy Hour Book Club

Join Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill at the Fairlane Hotel for the next Ladies Happy Hour Book Club. This new monthly series will feature local female authors at the restaurant every third Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Reserve your spot for $15 to enjoy a delicious happy hour cocktail, plenty of small bites and a fun evening to celebrate local writers. On June 19, meet and learn from author Karman Meyer as she shares about her new book Eat to Sleep. Get your ticket at eventbrite.com

June 21-22, 2019: Nashville Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match

Bring your whole family to celebrate all the fun of the Nashville Hot Air Balloon Festival. Enjoy a great lineup of vendors, local musicians, artists, cooking demonstrations, pop-up art galleries and alcohol tasting. If the weather is good, enjoy tethered rides on Friday and Saturday, with the potential for a hot air balloon activation on Saturday morning. Beyond that, stay tuned Saturday evening for live music performances, a chefs tasting competition, a polo match and more. A weekend pass is $1o, so grab your ticket now! facebook.com

June 22, 2019: Craft Beer Festival

The Nashville Predators Foundation invites you to the 2019 Craft Beer Festival! On June 22, gather with friends at Bridgestone Arena for food, games and entertainment to benefit the foundation’s support for Middle Tennessee nonprofit groups and programs in the community. Tickets range from $69 to $129. Check out the extensive craft beer list, gather your friends and reserve your tickets now. nhl.com

June 22-23, 2019: Nashville Pride Festival

Celebrate LGBTQIA Pride and Equality on June 22 and 23 at Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville. Nashville Pride’s mission is to educate and maintain a sense of pride, community, and awareness of, about and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and culture in Middle Tennessee. Keep your ears open for a full entertainment announcement. General Admission weekend passes are $5, and VIP passes are $150 with access to drink tickets and private seating, restrooms, bar and finger foods. nashvillepride.org

June 28, 2019: NightLight 615’s Nashville’s 21+ Outdoor Movie Series

A great flick, delicious bites from food trucks, a great selection of craft beer and wine and a skyline view make for the essential summer evening, formally known as Nashville’s 21+ Outdoor Movie Series! For six evenings this summer, NightLight 615 brings you an incredible schedule of movies shown under the stars at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Single date tickets are $9 in advance and $15 at the door. Make your plans to see Fight Club on June 28 and mark your calendar for the two remaining gatherings in July and August! nightlight615.com

June 28-29, 2019: Porter Flea Summer Market

Porter Flea Market is back for 2019 and we’re so ready for it. Head to the Nashville Fairgrounds for two days this June to shop from hundreds of carefully curated vendors, thousands of the region’s best handmade wares, the city’s finest food trucks and, of course, a surprise or two! The main market is Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For an intimate early shopping opportunity, grab your $25 ticket for the Preview Market on Friday, June 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Returners can attest that this summer shopping opportunity is one you certainly don’t want to miss. porterflea.com

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