Annual Events & Festivals




Below is a list of annual events in Downtown Franklin and at our Parks.  For other special events, please visit our calendar webpage.

Arbor Day (Pinkerton Park)

April 16, 2016

(Third Saturday in April)

Tree sapling give-aways, tree climbing, family activities, and environmental education.


Main Street Festival

April 23 - 24, 2016

(Fourth full weekend in April)
This annual festival brings more than 200 artisans & crafters, three stages of entertainment, two carnivals and two food courts to the historic Public Square and Downtown District.


Franklin Main Street Brewfest  
May 7, 2016

A free Irish street festival with a ticketed beer and Irish whiskey tasting in Main Street area shops.


Touch-a-Truck (Jim Warren Park)

May 20, 2016

(Third Friday in May)

Public Works vehicles and many other awesome trucks to climb on and try out.



Kids Arts Festival (Pinkerton Park)

June 4, 2016

(First Saturday in June)

Kids Arts Festival offering stage performances, art sale, master classes, art stops, and exhibits.

Franklin on the Fourth
July 4, 2016 

Patriotic festival in Downtown Franklin with arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. The event concludes with an incredible fireworks display at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm.



Bluegrass Along the Harpeth
July 22 - 23, 2016

(Fourth weekend in July)
Musical festival featuring Bluegrass music, fiddling, buck dancing, crafts, food and more.

Barktoberfest (The Park at Harlinsdale Farm)

October 15, 2016

(Third Saturday in October)

A fantastic dog event brought to you by Nashville Paw Magazine and the City of Franklin Parks Department.


October 29, 2016

(Saturday before Halloween) 
An annual fall festival for the entire family featuring entertainment, a children’s play zone, and the annual chili cook-off.

Family Day (The Park at Harlinsdale Farm)

November 5, 2016

Free fun, farm activities and entertainment for the whole family!




Wine Down Main Street 
November 5, 2016

(First Saturday in November)
A unique wine-tasting event in historic downtown Franklin that benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County.


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 1, 2016

(First Thursday in December)

A spectacular event featuring entertainment by local school children; musicians/performers; and Santa Claus.




Dickens of a Christmas
December 10 -11, 2016

(Second weekend in December)
Downtown Franklin is transformed in to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with over 250 costumed characters, street performers, Victorian food, and horse-drawn carriage rides.