7 Upcoming Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

10 upcoming festivals

It’s the season of festivals and Tennessee is known for some great family-friendly festivals, especially the Williamson County area. Check out these 10 festivals that take place in and around Williamson County this spring and summer.








1.Main Street Festival
April 29th 10a-6p
April 30th 11a-5p

Downtown Franklin
Cost: Free

Spring is back, and so is the Heritage Foundation’s Main Street Festival, presented by First Tennessee. The free popular spring celebration returns April 29-30, 2017, to downtown Franklin and is expected to draw a crowd of about 120,000 to historic Main Street for a fun-filled weekend of music, arts and crafts, food, and a children’s old-fashioned carnival.

This year, live music will take place in three areas: The Guitar Center Stage on the Public Square, Holler & Dash Music Corner located inside the Mantra Beer Tent and the music stage on the corner of First Avenue and Main Street. A full performance schedule is available on the Main Street Festival event page .

Photo opportunities on the Public Square give attendees a chance to capture and share spring photos. Third Avenue North will offer a kids’ zone with a variety of old-fashioned carnival games, cake walk, and a dunk tank, along with other fun activities. A children’s ferris wheel, kiddie swing, pony rides, and petting zoo are available for a small fee. The “big” kid’s attractions are available on 4th Avenue North for a small fee.

The centerpiece of Main Street Festival is the juried arts and crafts show featuring more than 150 artisans and crafters with handmade wares. Vendors will feature jewelry, pottery, furniture, woodworking, leatherwork, photography and more from First to Fifth Avenues and 3rd Avenue South. You can also cool down at the “Take-A-Break” misting tent sponsored by Lockwood Glen.

This year, more than 25 food vendors will offer an international assortment of food including original corn roast, barbeque, Greek food, Mexican cuisine, Italian ice and old fashioned soda.

See photos from previous Main Street Festivals: