Franklin, NC Events Calendar

Incorporated 1855

Upcoming 2017 Events

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PICKIN' ON THE SQUARE - May 27 to OCTOBER 14, 2017

Come to Downtown Franklin to enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment at the Gazebo on the Square. Each Saturday night you'll enjoy a variety of entertainment (weather permitting). Be sure to bring your lawn chair. Come early and enjoy one of our great restaurants. Food vendors also available.

May 27 - Sundown (60's & 70's Music including Motown favorites)
June 03 - Johnny Webb Band - (Country)
June 10 - Gear Brothers (Great Young Bluegrass)
June 17 - NO PICKIN' (Taste of Scotland Festival)
June 24 - Dancing Bear Productions, Featuring Michael Harrell with Conrad & Donnie
July 01 - Mooshine Creek (Great Country)
July 08 - Tugalo Holler (Progressive Bluegrass)
July 15 - The Elderly Brothers (Beach Music, etc.)
July 22 - TBA (Bluegreass)
July 29 - Caribbean Cowboys (Great Jimmy Buffett Type Music)
August 05 - Johnny Webb Band (Country)
August 12 - Tom Floyd Band (Rock & Variety)
August 19 - The Blueridge Quartet (Great Gospel)
August 26 - Paradise 56 Band (Great Blues & Variety)
September 02 - Charlie Horse (Western Swing & Variety)
September 09 - Darren Nicholson Band (Do Not Miss)
September 16 - Remenince Band (Great R&R)
September 23 - Sundown (70's, 80's & Variety)
September 30 - Curtis Blackwell & the Dixie Bluegrass Boys
October 07 - Naturalist Day
October 14 - TBA

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Total Solar Eclipse

Join with the Town of Franklin for a special event marking the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Click here to see 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.