Thousands are expected to attend the popular Franklin on the Fourth celebration on the square happening Wednesday, July 4th in Franklin and sponsored by the Franklin Lions Club. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with music, food and craft vendors, antique cars, a kid’s zone and much more. The event will also feature a Children’s Patriotic Parade at 5:00 p.m, line-up for the parade begins at 4:45, to register go to the Lions Club Booth on the square at the event. There will be prizes for best costume and decorated bikes and wagons. Pets are welcome.
The Park at Harlinsdale, 230 Franklin Rd, is the prime spot for viewing the fireworks show. The show is sponsored by WAKM, and the City of Franklin. Friends of Franklin Parks is hosting the community in the Tractor Supply Co. Arena featuring two bands, concessions for purchase, beer tents, and a kid’s area featuring old fashioned kids games and crafts. The two bands are People on the Porch at 6:00 p.m. followed by Rubiks Groove at about 7:00 p.m. Sponsors working with Friends of Franklin Parks to bring a free and fun family event include Sonic, and Berry Farms. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to view the show. The fireworks are expected to begin at approximately 9:00 p.m.
No alcohol is allowed to be brought into City Parks, as mentioned previously concessions will be available. Fireworks and sparklers are illegal within Franklin City limits and are strictly prohibited in City Parks. The grass is dry in the park and sparks or flames could easily start a fire.
For more information about the Franklin Lions Club and TN events festival go to http://www.franklinjazzfestival.com/4th-of-july . For information about Friends of Franklin Parks go to www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.