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

COVID-19 UPDATE

Please Note: The rental of Memorial Park is suspended until the end of October 2020 pending the Governor's Executive Orders. . Festivals and Events at the Gazebo are suspended due to the Governor's Executive Orders. However, if anyone wishes to have a parade, demonstration, or rally they need to contact Chief Harrell at the Franklin Police Department.

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 2020 Events

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Pickin' on the Square • SEE NOTES BELOW

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in the State of North Carolina, Pickin' on the Square is postponed until further notice

Pickin' on the Square returns to Downtown Franklin. This free event is held each Saturday Night (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.

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The Town of Franklin Presents - Fireworks Over Franklin

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Town of Franklin, NC will be unable to hold its Annual Independence Day Parade and associated events.

However, this year we are proud to present a special July 4th fireworks display beginning 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 a 250 shell grand finale! This is a PARK & WATCH EVENT. Visit our Special Events Website for additional information.

» CLICK HERE FOR THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN EVENTS WEBSITE

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6th Annual Hometown Heritage Festival • CANCELLED

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the 6th Annual Hometown Heritage Festival has been cancelled.

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2nd Annual Hometown Fall Market Day • CANCELLED

Sponsored by over 30 Downtown Franklin, North Carolina Merchants ... Hometown Fall Market Day is in its second year. Hometown Fall Market Day will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm along Main Street as well as Iotla & Phillips Streets and the Gazebo on the Square area of Downtown Franklin.

Hometown Market Day features handmade and homemade crafts and products. You'll also discover small businesses that might not have a store front and other businesses around Macon County and Franklin, NC that will be showcasing their business . All Main Street Businesses will have tents in front of their stores selling there merchandise as well. And there will also be a section for non-profits.

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24th annual Pumpkinfest! • CANCELLED

With the Covid -19 pandemic continuing to evolve unpredictably and in accordance with state guidance on large gatherings, the Town of Franklin, NC has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 24th Annual PumpkinFest that was scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020.

The Franklin Town Council along with other local and state officials have concluded there is too much risk at this time to hold a festival of this size. PumpkinFest is Franklin's largest festival bringing over 8,000 people to downtown Franklin each year. The safety and health of our guests, vendors, partners, and staff are always our first priority and the Town of Franklin felt this was the responsible decision to make.

» CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Veterans Parade & Ceremony • CANCELLED

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Town of Franklin's Annual Veteran's Day Parade & Ceremony has been CANCELLED.

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Winter Wonderland Night One • November 28th

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to COVID-19 and the safety of all involved, this year's Winter Wonderland has been modified.
** Facemasks and Social Distancing required.

The Town of Franklin's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be live streamed at 7:00 pm. » CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIVE STREAM

» Visit the Town of Franklin's Events Website

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Winter Wonderland NIGHT TWO • December 5th

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to COVID-19 and the safety of all involved, this year's Winter Wonderland has been modified.
** Facemasks and Social Distancing required.

» CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE