1.Eat the Street
Fri, May 5th, 5p-10p
Bicentennial Park, 400 5th Ave N.
Eat the Street Foodtruck Festival, Franklin’s food truck-themed fundraiser, returns for its sixth run on Friday, May 5th, 2017. Since 2012, area food trucks have gathered to serve hundreds of enthusiastic diners, and to support the 21st District Recovery Court. Over 10,000 people attend annually.
2. Franklin Art Scene
May 5th, 6p-9p
The first Friday of each month, the Downtown Franklin Association presents the Franklin Art Scene, which includes dozens of sites dispersed through an area thriving with spots listed on the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Franklin. The free event celebrates Williamson County’s local craftsmanship, and provides both the novice and the art connoisseur an opportunity to see a sweeping variety of magnificent work–from blown glass to turned wood to mixed media and more.
Many of the galleries and working studios serve complimentary refreshments during the evening, and some offer live music.
Art crawl guests may begin at any participating location on the map: Free trolley rides, provided by Williamson Source, circulate among all the stops, and patrons can jump on and off at will from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come be seen at the Scene!
3. Studio Tenn Presents Spamalot
Performances Begin May 4
The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road
Two former Broadway actors will be taking to the stage in Studio Tenn’s production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Managing Director Jake Speck and Artistic Director, Matt Logan will perform together for the first time in this hilarious show that will guarantee a belly laugh. Show runs from May 4-21 at The Factory at Franklin.
Buy tickets online here.
4. Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival
May 6, 4p-8:30p
Westhaven Community, 1001 Westhaven Blvd, Franklin TN
Southern-fare, live music and entertainment for all ages will lead up to a hot air balloon “glow” on Saturday, May 6 in the Westhaven community in Franklin, Tenn. The Vanderbilt Health Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival, a family-friendly, fun-for-all event will take place from 4-8:30pm.
Tickets for the Vanderbilt Health Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival are on sale now and only available online.No tickets will be sold at the event. 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.
The event will culminate with the illumination of five hot air balloons at dusk.
5. Renaissance Festival
Opens May 6th
Hours this weekend: May 6 & 7th 10a-6p
2124 New Castle Road, Arrington TN 37014
(off Highway 96 between Franklin and Murfreesboro, just 25 miles south of Nashville)
Travel back to 16th Century England. Our Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Over 60 skilled Artisans from all over the country display their wares from silks to swords; from gems to jewels. Flavors, aromas and tastes of specialty foods and drinks greet the festival-goer. Hear the sounds of Renaissance musicians and merrymakers as they echo through the trees. Color, movement, and peals of laughter welcome those who thrill to the challenges of Games of Skill and Man-Powered Rides. Come join us at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival!
6. Stables & Silks
May 6th, 4p-8p
401 Cheltenham Avenue, Franklin, Tennessee 37064
Women of Williamson (WOW) is hosting their annual Sables & Silks event, a Kentucky Derby Party. WOW is a 501c(3) non-profit that raises money to empower women in need from Williamson Country better their lot in life.
7. Benefit Concert for Raymond Cruz
May 6, 6pm
Centennial High School, 5050 Mallory Ln, Franklin, TN 37067
A benefit concert for Raymond Cruz, a local teen who has been diagnosed with stage four Ewing’s-like Sarcoma cancer, with take place on Saturday, May 6.
Beginning at 6 pm, food trucks will be parked in the school parking lot followed by performances by Centennial Theatre, Centennial Choir, Pull-Tight Theatre, Kids On Stage, The Jam Camp, Franklin and Brentwood Arts Academy, Kandi Peppers and Band. The event will be hosted by Ryan Garrett.
8. Garden Festival
May 7th, 10a-4p
The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin TN 37064
The Williamson Co Gardener’s Association is teaming with the Franklin Farmers Market for the 2017 Garden Festival on May 7th from 10a-4pm at The Factory in Franklin.
Admission for the Festival is free. The Garden Festival is being held to support the WCMGA’s mission of providing and encouraging educational leadership for better horticulture practices and environmental stewardship in the community and providing an opportunity for everyone to enjoy and purchase plants and gardening related items to support the future WCMGA demonstration garden in Williamson County.
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