Franklin, NC Events Calendar

Incorporated 1855

Upcoming 2017 Events

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Franklin's All American 4th of July

Franklin's Annual Independence Day Celebration begins with our annual 4th of July Parade at 10:00am. While you go most places to see a parade, we actually invite you to participate! Deck out in red, white and blue and walk or drive down Main Street. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To join in, just be in the lower level of Franklin Town Hall for lineup beginning at 9:30 am. The route will take the parade down Main Street to Entegra Bank to disband. Following the parade the Town has several great contests planned including Little Mr. & Miss Firecracker at 10:30am. This contest is open to ages 3 to 6 and is judged on patriotic costume and one question. No registration is required. The Patriotic Pet Contest follows at 11:00am. Deck your pets out in red, white, and blue for this fun contest!

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Total Solar Eclipse

Join with the Town of Franklin for a special event marking the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Details are coming soon of our plans for this historic day!

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PumpkinFest!

PumpkinFest rolls into action on Saturday, October 21st, rain or shine! Historic Downtown Franklin 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 the great food, mountain arts & crafts, and entertainment including roving street performers. PumpkinFest runs from 9am to 4pm. More information can be obtained by calling 828-524-2516 or drop us an email at pumpkinfest@franklinnc.com. You can also follow PumpkinFest on Facebook to keep posted on the latest information!

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Winter Wonderland & Small Business Saturday

Night 1 of Winter Wonderland in Historic Downtown Franklin features our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Merchant Sponsored Candlelight Service and more including: living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, FREE wagon rides & pony rides (weather permitting), refreshments, hot cider, great sales from downtown merchants and much more. It's also the kick-off of the annual holiday shopping season as we encourage you to support small businesses during Small Business Saturday in cooperation with American Express.

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Winter wonderland Night Two

Night 2 of Winter Wonderland in Historic Downtown Franklin continues our annual celebration of the season with living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, FREE wagon rides & pony rides (weather permitting), refreshments, hot cider, great sales from downtown merchants and much more.