Your guide to Tomato Art Fest 2022 in Nashville, TN

Five points if you can spot Booster the Rooster. | Photo via Tomato Art Fest

Have the urge to wear a tomato costume lately? Us too.

You’ll have the opportunity to do that and more at next weekend’s Tomato Art Fest. It kicks off Thurs., Aug. 11 with a preview party — so here’s a quick guide to enjoying this Five Points tradition.

Now in its 19th year, the free festival brings in tomato lovers of all ages with themed art, hundreds of vendors, quirky contests, kids activities, and live music across three stages. 

🗺️ Map out your tomato adventure

Five Points is bustling on a normal day, let alone when ~60,000 people flock to the streets. Use this festival map to find a list of road closures + hotspots like the parade route, concert stages, and the Bloody Mary garden party.

🎨 Parade + Art Show

Have you ever seen a gallery full of tomato-inspired art? Stop by the Tomato Art Show at 1106 Woodland St. on Fri., Aug. 12 (12-9 p.m.), Sat., Aug 13th (9 a.m -7 p.m.), and Sun., Aug. 14 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Take a break from perusing art to watch the “Push, Pull, and Wear” Parade on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.local bands and drumlines will bring the marching jams.

🗓️ Don’t miss events

Think you have the most beautiful tomato in East Nashville? Dress up your homegrown or store-bought contestant for the Beautiful Tomato Contest. Don’t worry, the festival loves ugly tomatoes, too. We’ve rounded up a few more activities below.