Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2017 Italian Lights Festival?

The Italian Lights Festival runs for four full days from Friday, August 18 through Monday, August 21.  The first events kick off at 2pm on Friday and we don’t stop until 6pm on Monday evening, following the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! Admission at the festival is FREE!

Nashville's Largest Eclipse Event? Tell me more!

We were selected by NASA as an Official 2017 Eclipse Viewing Location, and our event has unobstructed views of the Total Eclipse and Totality. We’re hosting the #1 Eclipse Party in Music City, and it’s FREE! Learn more here: Where to watch the 2017 Eclipse in Nashville

Where is the Italian Lights Festival?

The 2017 Italian Lights Festival will be at the beautiful Bicentennial Mall State Park in north Nashville. Click here a map, directions and more contact information.

Is Italian Lights family-friendly?

Absolutely! The Italian Lights Festival is appropriate for families and kids of all ages. We even lots of children’s activities like face painting, kids areas and more. Click here for more information.

I heard the festival is FREE. Is this correct?

Yes, it’s FREE! The festival is an event free to the public – with no admission cost.

There are various craft vendors selling their products, plus delicious food vendors offering your multiple dining options – so you may want to bring a few dollars to sample the tastes of Italy!  We also will be having our annual Wine Dinner featuring Italian Tenor Nathan Pacheco, learn more by clicking here.

What about parking?

We are working on parking options and will be publishing them on the site soon.

How do I sign up for the events?

I have a business and want to participate. How can I?

There are many ways to be involved. More more information about being a vendor, please click here.

Is the festival Handicap Accessible?

Yes. This is an outdoor event spread out across Bicentennial Mall State Park.

Can I bring my pet?

Sure, as long as it is on a leash.

Will the event be canceled?

This is a Rain or Shine event. Short of a flood or tornado we will be there!

How can I contact you?

Hop over to the CONTACT US page and use the contact form. We’ll be in touch quickly!