Franklin on the Fourth
This year’s 4th of July Celebration will focus on family fun and include great music, quality crafts, tasty food, antique cars and a large kids zone.
The free “Franklin on the Fourth” festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4, with bluegrass music playing from the stage. Food vendors include everything from roasted corn on the cob to BBQ, ice cream, nachos, corn dogs and smoothies. Craft vendors will fill the area with wood working, jewelry and other handmade items.
Presenting sponsors, Kroger and Williamson Medical Center, will have booths right on the Square. Antique cars will line Main Street between the square and Fourth Avenue, and the kid’s zone on Third Avenue North will have inflatables, a petting zoo and pony rides.
The always fun Children’s Parade begins lining up at 4:45 and starts at 5 p.m. Registration for the parade is free and goes on all day at the Lions Club booth, which also will be selling water.
Live entertainment, including popular groups Mersi Stone, Tommy Jackson’s Rocky Top Revue, Williamson Branch, Adam Searan, and John England and the Western Swingers, continues throughout the day with a variety of music genres including Bluegrass, Country, Soul, Patriotic Music and Big Band Swing. The final group of the day will be the 129th Army Band, “Guardians of Swing.” preceded by the presentation of colors and the “National Anthem.”
The event ends at 8 p.m. to give attendees time to get to the fireworks display at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The display, put on by the City of Franklin and its sponsors, will begin at approximately 9 p.m.
Franklin on the Fourth is coordinated by the Franklin Lions Club and TN Events in conjunction with the City of Franklin. All proceeds benefit the Franklin Lions Club Charities. For more information on the event, please go to TnEventInfo.com.
Franklin on the Fourth Entertainment Schedule
- 10 a.m. – Marty Crum Bluegrass
- 11:15 a.m. – Mersi Stone
- 12:05 a.m. – Williamson Branch
- 1:05 p.m. – Tommy Jackson’s Rocky Top Revue
- 2 p.m. – John England and the Western Swingers
- 3:10 p.m. – Adam Searan
- 4:15 p.m. – The Fabulous Suedes
- 4:45 p.m. – Line up children for the Parade (In the Alley next to the garage on 4th Avenue)
- 5 p.m. – Children’s parade with the Dixie Strutters Band
- 5:15 p.m. – Parade Awards, Recognitions,
Dixie Strutters – Dixieland Band,
- 7 p.m. – 129th Army Color Guard Presentation
The National Anthem (Played by the 129th )
129th Army Band – “Guardians of Swing”
After enjoying the festivities in downtown Franklin, head over to Harlinsdale Farm. Friends of Franklin Parks and the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival are partnering to bring live music this Independence Day to the new Tractor Supply Co. Arena at Harlinsdale. Music starts at 6:45p and a fireworks display will close out the evening. Learn more about the Independence Day Celebration at Harlinsdale.
Harlinsdale Farm is located at 239 Franklin Road, across from The Factory at Franklin.