Franklin on the Fourth will be held on the Square in Downtown Franklin on Saturday, July 4th. The event begins at 10 a.m. and includes great music, quality crafts, tasty food, antique cars, and a large kids zone. The festival concludes at 8 p.m.

Main Street from 2nd Avenue to 4th Avenue and Third Avenue from Church Street to Bridge Street will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 5 a.m. on the Fourth.

Get a map of street closures here.

The Fireworks at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm are expected to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. People are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to view the show. In order to prepare for the large number of visitors to the fireworks viewing, the entire Park at Harlinsdale Farm, including the K-9 Korral Dog Park, will be closed to patrons from Friday (July 3rd) at dark to Saturday (July 4th) at 6 p.m. Visitors will be able to enter the Park from either entrance beginning at 6 p.m. No vehicles will be allowed into the Park once the fireworks display begins.

From approximately 9:15 p.m. until 11 p.m., Franklin Road between Mack Hatcher and Liberty Pike will be closed. All vehicles exiting Harlinsdale from the north entrance will be required to go north on Franklin Road towards Mack Hatcher. All vehicles exiting Harlinsdale from the south entrance will be required to go south on Franklin Road towards Liberty Pike.

No alcohol is allowed in City Parks. Fireworks and sparklers are illegal within Franklin City limits and are strictly prohibited in City Parks. Dogs must be kept on leashes at all time, unless inside the K-9 Korral. Please keep in mind that large crowds, repeated flashing lights and loud noises are likely to have a traumatic effect on your dog, so we recommend leaving pets at home.

For more information on Franklin on the Fourth, visit  For more information on the fireworks, tune in to WAKM AM-950 or call the Parks Department Event hotline at 615-550-6947.


City officials have told us that with heavy rains predicted they will evaluate the situation and make a decision on Saturday afternoon if there needs to be a cancellation. The biggest concern won’t be if it’s too wet for fireworks, but if it will be too wet for parking at Harlinsdale. We will be monitoring the situation and let you know if they change plans. For more weather info Click Here.

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