Italian Lights Festival
Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Music City, part of the Italian Lights Festival, Nashville’s annual celebration of all things Italian. Admission is FREE at the 4-Day Festival & Street Fair, held at downtown’s Bicentennial Mall. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event: our epic 2017 Solar Eclipse Party, the largest Eclipse Viewing Event in Nashville!
NASHVILLE’S ITALIAN FESTIVAL & STREET FAIR
Italian Lights mixes the culture & cuisine of the Italian old country with a dash of southern charm! Join us for 4 days of music, arts, food and wine celebrating the best of Italy – an elegant and family-friendly festival with free and fun activities for everyone!
FREE FUN ACTIVITIES WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Festival favorites include Free Grape Stomping, Wine Tasting Events & Seminars, the Annual Bocce Ball Tournament, and the Meatball Eating Contest. Additionally, specialty food vendors will be highlighted in food tents featuring favorite and traditional Italian food and cuisine.
FREE LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND
Music is center stage at the Italian Lights and it’s all free! A variety of music and free concerts, highlighted by the Frank Sinatra Music Celebration on Friday night – and the return of television and recording sensation, Italian-trained tenor Nathan Pacheco, on Saturday. Sunday Night music is themed “Italy Goes to the Movies,” and on Monday, our music celebrates the Music City Solar Eclipse of 2017.
UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCES
Dine under the stars and lights of Bicentennial Mall on the Italian Piazza with a pre-concert Four Course Dinner on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, including wine and reserved seating for the show of your choice! More of a morning person? Then join us for Sunday Champagne Brunch in Bicentennial Mall!
Admission to the Italian Lights Festival is FREE! However, we also have VIP Tickets available for an upgraded experience, which includes complimentary food & drinks, and reserved VIP seating inside the tent for all music and concerts. These tickets are extremely limited, you may learn about all the upgraded benefits of VIP Tickets on the website.
FAMILY AND KID-FRIENDLY!
We are excited to once again feature a Kids Zone area – a great place for the kids to have fun while Mom & Dad enjoy the sights and sounds of Italian Lights. Lots of free activities for kids and families as well: Children will also enjoy free Kids Grape Stomping, and can even enter the annual competition.
100 ARTS, CRAFTS & SPECIALTY FOOD VENDORS:
What’s a festival without artisans? This year the festival will feature some of the best local artists displaying their arts and crafts. From jewelry to rosary beads, from wood crafts to canned vegetables and produce, just to name a few. We are proud to feature a number of Tennessee Craft members at our festival.