Williamson Weekend: 5 Things to do This Weekend

1. Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival

WHAT: While there are lots of things to do at the Ballon Festival, the most popular moment of the night is the illumination of 5 hot air balloons at dusk.

It wouldn’t be a festival without live music. You and your family will be able to enjoy local live music as well as food trucks, craft vendors and for all you beer lovers out there – a beer tent! Plus, there’s a “KidZone” to keep the young ones entertained all night with face-painters, balloon artists (of course!) and more.

General admission tickets cost $15 and VIP tickets, which are available to guests over the age of 21, cost $50. VIP tickets include all-you-can-eat barbecue, two alcoholic beverage tokens, a commemorative T-shirt and designated seating. Kids five and under are free! To purchase tickets click here!

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 4pm-8:30pm

WHERE: Westhaven Community, Franklin

Learn more here.

2. Leipers Fork Lawnchair Theatre Presents “Finding Dory”

WHAT: Bring the family to the Lawnchair Theatre to enjoy a showing of “Finding Dory.”

WHEN: Friday, July 28, 8pm

WHERE: Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Rd, Leipers Fork, Tennessee 37064

Learn more about the Lawnchair Theatre here.

3. Free Community Band Concert

WHAT: Enjoy a free community band concert for all ages at the Williamson County Enrichment Center.

WHEN: Sun, July 30, 3pm-4:30pm

WHERE: Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

4. Sunset Concert Series at Carnton Plantation

Photo of Carnton by Madi Flournoy Photography

WHAT: This weekend’s Sunset Concert Series at Carnton Plantation features Resurrection – A Journey Tribute. Tickets are $10/advance or $12/gate for adults and $5 for children (6-15). Guests are welcome to pack picnic dinners or take advantage of on-site food and beverage vendors. Learn more about this event and buy tickets here: http://boft.org/sunset-concert

WHEN: Sunday, July 30, gates open at 5:00 pm, music is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

WHERE: Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

5. Saturday Night Live Art

WHAT: Ansbach Artisans presents their Saturday Night Live Art this weekend. On the last Saturday of every month, Ansbach Artisans hosts Saturday Night Live Art, where you can meet, watch, learn, and collaborate with local artists as they paint, sketch, sculpt, etc. while listening to local musicians playing smooth jazz. Refreshments provided. These special events are free and open to the public.

Featured Artists:
– Shari Lacy
– Karen Renée Robb
– Laura Neal
– Liz Kelly Zook
– Katrin Keiningham
Musician: Mel Deal

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 6p-9p

WHERE: Ansbach Artisans Fine Art Gallery, 1974 Wilson Pike, Franklin, Tennessee 37067

Learn more about Ansbach Artisans here.

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