Visit Nashville / / Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

We went to Sevier Park Fest on Saturday and it was the perfect way to end our three-week vacation. My hometown hosted a very similar weekend festival every summer. The streets of the traditional downtown area would close for cars so that shops and restaurants could open out onto the sidewalk. There was music, games and lots of good food. It was a popular event and in high school I would often stay late into the evening doing who knows what. Just kidding we were most likely eating Dairy Queen Blizzards in the park. 😉

I was very excited to discover that our neighborhood in Nashville puts on a similar event! Jordan was in London for last year’s fest, but I made a mental note to go with him this year.

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest begins on Friday evening with a concert that requires tickets (the band this year was Blues Traveler). Saturday is free to the public with music acts all day long and a bike race. The humane society was walking adoptable dogs, tempting all of us with cuddly, furry cuteness. Local Nashville stores and artisans were selling their wares in booths and of course, there was lots of yummy food. Nashville has many food trucks and I saw a few during the fest I hadn’t seen before!

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

We chose to eat at The Grilled Cheeserie. I see the truck parked all over town and our sandwich did not disappoint! Grilled cheese and tomato soup was a staple growing up and it still is one of my favorite food combinations. I sorely missed eating grilled cheese sandwiches when I wasn’t having dairy.

Jordan and I shared a make-your-own version with pulled chicken, tomatoes and avocado on sourdough bread. I was slightly tempted to order the tomato soup, but it really was far too hot to carry soup around.

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

Is there anything cuter than a flower truck? I think not. These flowers from Jordan came from Amelia’s Flower Truck over the weekend. I love that Nashville supports businesses in all shapes and (quirky) forms.

Sevier Park Fest

While perusing the different tents, The BRANDED Collective bracelets caught my eye. After hearing the mission behind their business, I purchased a copper bracelet. They are super cute too!

“The BRANDED Collective employs survivors of human trafficking from Nashville-based non-profit End Slavery Tennessee. The women work with local artisans to design and handcraft the jewelry collection. 25% of the profits go to the rescue and restoration of survivors.”

It’s a good feeling when the purchases I make can go to support an awesome movement.

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park Fest

Does your town put on a local summer fest?

14 thoughts on “Visit Nashville / / Sevier Park Fest”

  1. I am so excited for summer I can hardly stand it! I haven’t been to any festivals yet, but since this is our first summer in Charlotte, I definitely need to attend at least a few.

  2. Looks like so much fun, and you had the perfect weather. I love those bracelets, and I can’t wait to show my husband that flower van. He has a VW and would love to see that.

  3. I enjoy the Epcot Food and Wine festival in Orlando. I miss several of the festivals in my home state of Louisiana including the French Quarter Festival.

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