Franklin, NC Events Calendar

Incorporated 1855

Reserving Town Facilities & Requesting Street Closures


The Town of Franklin, NC receives many requests to reserve Memorial Park and the Gazebo on the Square for special events.

RESERVING MEMORIAL PARK

To Reserve Memorial Park » Click Here (you will be redirected to a special page)

RESERVING THE GAZEBO ON THE SQUARE
Reservations must be received a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to reserve date

To Reserve the Gazebo on the Square » Click Here (you will be redirected to a special page)

REQUESTING STREET CLOSURES

Some events require street closures. All street closings must be presented to the Town Council for approval. All requests must be submitted to the Town Manager one week prior to the scheduled Town Council meeting. The Franklin Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Boardroom located at 95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

To request a road closure for a special event click here to » Download Road Closure Request Form (PDF Format)

 

Upcoming 2021 Events

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Pickin' on the Square • SEE NOTES BELOW

PLEASE NOTE: Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions.

Pickin' on the Square returns to Downtown Franklin in 2021. This free event is begins Saturday evenings at 7 o'clock (weather permitting) and features live entertainment each week. Bring your lawn chair for a great evening of family entertainment during Pickin' on the Square. Come early and enjoy one of our great restaurants. Food vendors also available.

» SEE 2021 SCHEDULE

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FIRST FRIDAY MOVIES (in conjunction with Ruby Cinemas)

JULY TO OCTOBER 2021!

Join the Town of Franklin and Ruby Cinemas as First Friday Movies are back for 2021. A great way to enjoy an evening under the stars in Downtown Franklin and enjoy a FREE movie with your family. Movies begin at dark. Bring a chair or blanket. Weather permitting.

July 2nd - Disney's Moana
August 6th - The Princess Bride
September 3rd - Top Gun
October 1st - Batman (1989)

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The Town of Franklin All-American Independence Day Celebration

SUBJECT TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Join the Town of Franklin, NC, on Saturday, July 3rd as we celebrate Independence Day in a whole new way!

» CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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The Town of Franklin Presents - Fireworks Over Franklin

SUBJECT TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Join the Town of Franklin, NC, on Saturday, July 3rd as "Fireworks Over Franklin" returns with an even bigger and better show! The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 pm on Highlands Road across from the Shops at Riverwalk, formerly East Franklin Shopping Center. "Fireworks Over Franklin" will feature hundreds of aerial fireworks plus an incredible grand finale! The fireworks display is being produced by Hale Artificier of Lexington, Nc. This is a PARK & WATCH EVENT.

» CLICK HERE FOR THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN EVENTS WEBSITE

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25th annual Pumpkinfest! • October 23rd

SUBJECT TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Get ready to let the good times roll during Franklin, North Carolina's 25th Annual PumpkinFest! This street festival and celebration of Autumn is pure familiy fun! Children and adults alike will have a blast taking part in traditional and some very non-traditional fall festivities during Western North Carolina's premier autumn festival.

PumpkinFest rolls into action on Saturday, October 23rd at 9:00am and Historic Downtown Franklin, North Carolina is full tilt with everything pumpkin. Bring your pumpkin (or purchase one downtown) and sign up early for the World Famous Pumpkin Roll. The Costume Parade and Contest is another highlight of the day as well as the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest. And don't miss out on more than 80 vendors including mountain arts & crafts along with great food! Don't miss our annual special attractions and more!. PumpkinFest runs from 9am to 4pm and is held rain or shine in Franklin, NC.

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Veterans Parade & Ceremony • November 11th

SUBJECT TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

10:30am - Parade (Line-up at 10:00 am in the lower level parking lot of Franklin Town Hall)

11:00am - Veterans Ceremony (Gazebo on the Square)


Join the Town of Franklin as we, along with our citizens, honor Veterans on Wednesday, November 11th with a parade & ceremony. Once again in 2020 featuring the award winning FHS Marching Panther Regiment.

The parade will leave the lower level of Franklin Town Hall at 10:30 am and travel to the Gazebo on the Square for the ceremony. Special banners, carried by the Scouts, lead each group of Veterans along the parade route according to the war or time period of service. Lineup begins at 10:00am for Veterans that wish to participate in the lower level parking lot of Franklin Town Hall.

The Veterans Ceremony begins at 11:00am and is always very moving featuring special music, speakers along with a wreath laying ceremony and the playing of Taps. Come, bring the entire family and show your appreciation of these men and women who have served. We also encourage you to show your patriotic pride by dressing in red, white and blue!

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Winter Wonderland Night One • November 27th

SUBJECT TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Join with us for this most wonderful time of year as Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" featuring: living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, great sales from downtown merchants and much more! Plus, you can meet and take your photo with Santa!

Winter Wonderland coincides with Small Business Saturday® founded by American Express®. Plus, we will hold our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:00pm on the Square! Remember, our Downtown Merchants are open late during Winter Wonderland with great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list! Winter Wonderland is held rain or shine.

» CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Winter Wonderland NIGHT TWO • December 4th

SUBJECT TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Join with us for the Second Night of Winter Wonderland as Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" featuring: living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, great sales from downtown merchants and much more! Santa will also be back for the second night of Winter Wonder to meet and greet all ages and for photos! Merchants will also be open late with tons of great gift ideas for everyone on your gift list! Winter Wonderland is held rain or shine.

» CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE