June marks the official arrival of summer, and we’re celebrating with these fun-filled Nashville events. From art exhibits to festivals, live music, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month. So strap in and get ready for an abundance of summer fun!

21 Nashville Events & Happenings: June 2022

Throughout June 2022: Online Intensives

Have you tried therapy before but didn’t get the breakthrough you longed for? Onsite’s three-day Online Intensives provide the opportunity to get clear about where you are, how you got there, and how to get where you want to be. Using experiential tools and techniques, these online therapy experiences are customized to meet your unique needs and goals. Offered for individuals, couples, or families, Online Intensives offer a world-renowned experience from the comfort of your own home. The event takes place throughout the month of June. Contact Onsite about fees and upcoming session dates. onsiteworkshops.com

June 1 – 30, 2022: Hike-a-Thon

Hosted by TennGreen Land Conservancy, Hike-a-Thon raises funds and awareness for land conservation by encouraging people to get outside this month. Registration is free, and participants can participate from anywhere! Those who raise $35 receive a one-year TennGreen membership and a T-shirt. Plus, if you raise $100, you qualify for inclusion in the grand prize competitions! mightycause.com

June 3, 2022: Brew at the Zoo

Enjoy delicious libations as you stroll through the Nashville Zoo during Brew at the Zoo. The annual event features more than 65 craft beers, live music, local food trucks, access to Night Visions, and more. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., and breweries include Fat Bottom Brewing, Diskin Cider, Hap & Harry’s, and more. Tickets start at $95 and increase by $10 during the week of the event. nashvillezoo.org

June 3 – September 4, 2022: Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the Frist Art Museum’s newest exhibition and features sculptures, paintings, and immersive installations from a group of Southern California artists, including Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and more. Taking place in the Ingram Gallery, the exhibit showcases the link between art and technology. Entry is included with museum admission. fristartmuseum.org

June 6, 2022: Rock N’ Jock: Celebrity Softball Game

Head to First Horizon Park to enjoy a softball game played by Nashville’s most prominent musicians, athletes, and comedians, including Chris Lane, Shawn Johnson, and more. The event raises funds for Folds of Honor Tennessee, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen and disabled military members. Tickets start at $19.39, and the fun begins at 6:30 p.m. firsthorizonpark.com

June 9 – 12, 2022: CMA Music Fest

One of Nashville’s most anticipated music festivals returns for another year! A four-day event, the 2022 CMA Music Fest includes performances by Darius Rucker, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson, Tyler Booth, and many more. Attendees can also head to Fan Fair X for additional performances, shopping, games, and more. While most daytime performances are free to attend, single-day general admission tickets for evening performances at Ascend Amphitheater and Nissan Stadium begin at $16. cmafest.com

June 10, 2022: Jazz Under the Stars

Enjoy New Orleans-inspired food as you listen to live music from Grammy Award-winning musician Nicholas Payton at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. Bring a blanket to spread out and get ready to enjoy a spectacular evening of live music. The event begins at 7 p.m., and tickets for Cheekwood members are $55. Non-member tickets are $65. cheekwood.org

June 10, 2022: The Night Out

Celebrate Thistle Farms’ 25th anniversary with bowling, food, cocktails, and live music from Beatles cover band Forever Abbey Road. Taking place at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, The Night Out begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $100. (Note: This is a 21-and-up event.) thistlefarms.org

June 10 & 11, 2022: Porter Flea Summer Market

Porter Flea’s summer market returns to the Nashville Fairgrounds for another spectacular shopping event! Featuring over 200 vendors, attendees can peruse everything from clothing to home decor, jewelry, and more. The ticketed preview market takes place on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the market opens to the general public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. porterflea.com

June 10, 17, and 24, 2022: Friday Night Fireworks with the Nashville Sounds

Friday Night Fireworks at First Horizon Park is the perfect event to start your weekend. After every Nashville Sounds game through the end of the season, the Nashville skyline lights up with a post-game fireworks show. Single-game tickets begin at $15 each, and most games start at 7:05 p.m. milb.com

June 11, 2022: 4th Annual BBQ & Bluegrass

Head to Stephens Valley on Saturday, June 11, for the annual BBQ & Bluegrass event. The summer celebration includes food trucks like Smokin’ Buttz and Roscoe’s, live music by Grasstime Band, and fireworks. The event is free to attend and begins at 5 p.m. stephensvalley.com

June 11 & 12, 2022: Sara Sells June Sales

Sara Sells is a once-a-month furniture shopping experience! Offering beautiful furniture, accent pieces, lighting, and much more, this two-day event offers both in-person and online shopping with prices that can’t be beaten. Items can be taken home the same day, but if you fall in love with a piece that you’re unable to transport, Sara Sells offers alternate pick-up days and local in-home delivery. This month’s in-person sale takes place on Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the online sale runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. sarasells.com

June 11, 12, 18, and 25, 2022: Goos & Booze

Spirits are guaranteed to be lifted during this chocolate and libation session at Goo Goo Chocolate Co. During this 90-minute class, attendees can enjoy hands-on candy making, chocolate sampling, and delicious beverage pairings. The class also includes an insider look at the history of Nashville’s official candy bar, Classic clusters and an apron to take home, and 10% off any in-store purchase on the day of your class. Classes begin at 4 p.m., and registration is $90 per person. experience.googoo.com

June 14, 21 & 28 + July 12, 19 & 26, 2022: The Happy Hour Book Club

This summer, The Happy Hour dives into Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton as part of its weekly book club. The book follows two women who struggle with their culture and identity, meeting family expectations, what it’s like to be an exile, and how to love and live when their identity has been shaken to the foundation. All six sessions are $135, or you can drop in for an individual meeting for $25. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. thehappyhournash.com

June 17, 2022: Gimme Gimme Disco: A Dance Party Inspired by Abba

Calling all dancing queens! If you can’t get enough ABBA, head to Brooklyn Bowl Nashville for its Gimme Gimme Disco event. The DJ-based dance party plays all of your favorite ABBA songs, plus plenty of other disco hits from the ’70s. Disco attire is encouraged, and tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m., and music begins at 9 p.m. brooklynbowl.com

June 17 – 19, 2022: 46th Annual American Artisan Festival

Taking place in Centennial Park, the American Artisan Festival offers unique artwork in various mediums from over 100 artists and makers. In addition to handmade goods, attendees can enjoy 25 live musical acts, food, cocktails, and free children’s art activities and artist demonstrations. Event hours are Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. While the event is free to attend, patron passes are available for purchase. americanartisanfestival.com

June 18, 2022: Made in TN Grand Re-Opening

Made in TN has moved to a new, larger space inside The Factory at Franklin! Join them on Saturday, June 18, as they host a grand re-opening celebration in their new space in suite 12E (next to Liberty Hall). The free event includes cotton candy, DIY Father’s Day cards, store giveaways, and more! shopmadeintn.com

June 18 & 19, 2022: Music City Freedom Festival

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Music City Freedom Festival! Taking place at Hadley Park, the free event includes two days of live music, delicious food, local vendors, and inflatables for children. The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. on both days. musiccityfreedomfest.com

June 24 – 26, 2022: NASCAR Weekend

Experience the best of racing at Nashville Superspeedway during the 2022 NASCAR Weekend. The series kicks off on Friday, June 24, with the Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and continues on Saturday, June 25, with the Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. The series concludes on Sunday, June 26, with the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race. Tickets for individual races begin at $35. visitmusiccity.com

June 25 & 26, 2022: Nashville Pride Festival

Nashville Pride Festival returns to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park! In addition to the annual parade, the celebration includes performances from Walk The Moon, Jessie James Decker, Tanya Tucker, and more. Be sure to also shop the 225+ vendors and stop by the kid and family zone. Tickets start at $5, and festivities begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday. nashvillepride.org

June 26, 2022: Heritage Fire Tour

Visit Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for this one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive tasting event. Heritage Fire Tour celebrates Nashville’s best chefs and food brands, from Kristin Beringson of Henley to Christopher Ayala of Ellington’s Restaurant and Billy Terrell of The Beached Pig. General admission tickets are $99, and the event begins at 5:45 p.m. heritagefiretour.com

Happy June, Nashville!

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To see even more great Nashville events, visit our Happenings calendar.