Williamson Weekend: 5 Things to Do This Weekend

Williamson Weekend

1.Williamson County Schools Fine Arts Festival
March 3rd 6p-9p & March 4th 10a-5p
The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, 37064

Where can you see 36 performance ensembles, 1,350 performers and 250 artists all in one day? At the 2017 Williamson County Schools Fine Arts Festival!

Students from across the county will showcase their talents March 3-4 at The Factory at Franklin. It all starts March 3 with a student art show sneak peek from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The festival continues Saturday, March 4 and will be split up into two separate concert halls where performances will take place from 9:45 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Click here to view the full schedule.

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2. Franklin Art Scene
March 3rd 6p-9p
Throughout Downtown Franklin

The March edition of the Franklin Art Scene is set for Friday, March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Franklin. Coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association, the free monthly art crawl will feature a group of very special artists, visual art students from across Williamson County Schools.

Artwork by students, ranging in grades from kindergarten through 12th grade, will be on display in the Art Gallery at the Factory at Franklin, located at 230 Franklin Rd. Students’ work will feature a broad spectrum of media and techniques integrated into the different Williamson County Schools’ art programs.

The trolley will run throughout the 16-block historic district, allowing art lovers to hop on and off at the participating locations, which include The Bagbey House, Gallery 202, Hope Church, Imaginebox Emporium, Landmark Booksellers and many more.

Read more here.

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Taste of Williamson3. Taste of Williamson
March 5th,  7p-9p
CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, 37067

Taste of Williamson, presented by Nissan, is an annual favorite of the local and regional community, featuring the area’s best food and beverages. All proceeds benefit United Way of Williamson County and its partner agencies.

CoolSprings Galleria hosts this sampling event, where ticket holders meet chefs, sip a favorite beverage, taste local restaurant offerings and enjoy musical entertainment as they stroll from station to station. Proceeds from Taste of Williamson support programs that are creating opportunities for a better life for all in Williamson County. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people have good health.

Buy tickets here.

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4. Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
March 2-5th, 10a-8p Thurs-Saturday and 10a-5p Sunday
Nashville Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, 37203

The Nashville Lawn & Garden Show will return to The Fairgrounds Nashville on Thursday, March 2, through Sunday, March 5, 2017. The four-day, indoor show will celebrate Plant a Forest: Gardening for the Future with garden displays, lectures, vendors, floral designs, and some special features for children.

The centerpiece of the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show is the walk-through, interactive garden displays from some of Middle Tennessee’s top landscape and gardening companies.

The Show will again partner with the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance to present a one-day-only Wine Festival during its traditional four-day Show at The Fairgrounds Nashville on Saturday, March 4. Featuring wines from more than a dozen wineries, the Saturday Wine Festival will be noon until 6 p.m.

Learn more here.

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5. Mardi Gras Party at Kimbro’s Pickin’ Party
March 3, beginning at 6pm
214 S Margin St, Franklin, 37064

On Friday, March 3 starting at 6pm,  Kimbro’s will celebrate Mardi Gras with a mask contest, King Cake, and Mardi Gras-themed drinks served throughout the night. Four different bands will take to the stage throughout the evening. The line-up includes Little Raven, The Cosmic Collection, Wooly Mamas, Brineaboy, and Cody Brooks. Kimbro’s is a legendary venue where artists like John Prine, Vince Gill, and Emmy Lou Harris have played; you don’t want to miss this party.

Learn more here.

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