Welcome to historic Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee located just 20 miles south of downtown Nashville where you will enjoy a Great American Main Street experience...
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Franklin Tennessee's 2015 Fourth of July celebration begins at 10:00 a.m. downtown Franklin, then move to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm at dusk for a spectacular fireworks show. The event is coordinated by The Franklin Lions Club and Zia Music in conjunction with the City of Franklin, and benefits The Franklin Lions Club.
This year's 4th of July Celebration will focus on family fun and include great music, quality crafts, tasty food, antique cars, and a large kids zone. Downtown Franklin is the perfect location to have a festival and community event such as "Franklin on the Fourth".
The free festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th, with bluegrass music playing from the stage. Food vendors include everything from roasted corn on the cob to BBQ; ice cream to nachos; and corn dogs to smoothies. Craft vendors will fill the area with wood working, jewelry and other handmade items.
Our presenting sponsors, Kroger and Williamson Medical Center, will have booths right on the Square. Antique cars will line Main Street between the square and 4th Avenue. The kid's zone on 3rd Avenue North will have inflatables, a petting zoo, and pony rides. The always fun Children's Parade begins lining up at 4:45 and starts at 5 p.m.
The Weiner mobile is coming to Franklin on the Fourth. They will have Wiener Whistles to hand out as well as hot dog cutouts for fun photos at the vehicle and iPads for people to try their hand at the new Wiener mobile racing app.
The fireworks at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm are sponsored by WAKM and the City of Franklin. People are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to view the show. The fireworks are expected to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.
No alcohol is allowed in City Parks. Fireworks and sparklers are illegal within Franklin City limits and are strictly prohibited in City Parks. Dogs must be kept on leashes at all time, unless inside the K-9 Korral. Please keep in mind that large crowds, repeated flashing lights and loud noises are likely to have a traumatic effect on your dog, so we recommend leaving pets at home.
The following is a list of the day's activities:
10:00 a.m. Festival begins, kid zone open!
3:15 p.m. "Big Shoes" Band
4:45 p.m. Line up for the Children's Parade Begins
5:00p.m. The Children's Parade
5:15 p.m. Speeches, Recognitions, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem
5:30 p.m. "Franklin Dixie" Band
6:30 p.m. "Radio Days" Big Band and Swing Dance
9:00 p.m. Fireworks Begin Sponsored by WAKM & City of Franklin
(Park at Harlinsdale Farm)
After nearly 150 years, a Civil War-era style of baseball will once again be played in Tennessee. Vintage base ball (yes, it was 2 words in the 1860s) was revived in the Mid-South when the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball was formed in 2013. Carnton Plantation is pleased to be the home field for the Franklin Farriers.
Studio Tenn's ONE NIGHT ONLY has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated, knock your socks off entertainment events of the season! Experience an unbelievable night of live music and entertainment to help raise money for the 6th season of this world class professional theatre company!
Season tickets for Studio Tenn Theatre Company's 2015-16 season go on sale to the public May 4. Tickets for individual shows will be available closed to show dates.
Fairview Parks Department is offering a whole new concert series that include picking parties starting in April as part of their Starlight Jam series at Bowie Nature Park. Starlight Jams will be Friday night of the New Moon from April through October from 7-10PM. Each month will include live Americana music on the main stage. Pickers are encouraged to bring their instruments and find a spot under the trees to jam. The goal is to provide a palce for musicians to get together and play and for music lovers to have a place to go and enjoy great music in a laid back, family-friendly environment under the stars.
Enjoy home grown goodness at the Farmer's Market at the Factory. Nearly 100 vendors with fresh produce, cheeses, herbs, flowers and crafters! All of the "staples" you need will be there and then some! Thanks for your support of the best "producer only" market in Tennessee!
Downtown Franklin is home to more than 25 locally-owned and operated restaurants, serving everything from BBQ sliders and fried green tomatoes to oysters and gumbo. We invite you to savor the flavors of Franklin on our Southern Style food tours.
Led by one of Franklin on Foot's guides, the Southern staples will come with a bit ofbackground on each morsel and the five-block walking tour will include some history along the way, including photos of Franklin restaurants from back in the day.
We mix it up each tour, choosing 6 eateries from among Chapman’s Pie Wagon II, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Merridee’s Breadbasket, IveyCake, Puckett's Boathouse, Papa Boudreaux's Cajun Cafeand Franklin Mercantile Deli. All selections are always made fresh for our group and you'll enjoy meeting each restaurant's chef or proprietor.