Celebrate Independence Day in Historic Franklin, Tennessee
As the beauty of middle Tennessee comes to life in the summer, the community of Franklin comes out to celebrate! The town of Franklin definitely knows how to throw an Independence Day party that the whole family will love!
2018 Franklin on The Fourth Festival
The annual Independence Day Festival begins at 10 am on July 4th and lasts till the cows come home! As usual, Franklin is sporting plenty of food, fun, and entertainment for all ages.
We couldn’t imagine a Tennessee festival without amazing music. The line up this year is no exception!
- 10:00 am – Marty Crum Bluegrass quartet
- 11:20 am – John England & The Western Swingers six-piece band
- 12:40 pm – singer Jessica Miller
- 2:00 pm – Rafael Vasquez & The San Rafael (Latin jazz) Band
- 3:20 pm – Bluegrass/Old Country music singer Joe Hott
- 4:30 pm –Tommy Jackson’s Rocky Top Revue dance group
- 6:30 pm – Lydia Brittan singing the songs of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Young and old will enjoy wandering through beautiful downtown Franklin where food and craft booths will fill the downtown square. Antique cars will line Main Street between the square and 4th Avenue. The youngsters will have their own attractions at The Kid’s Zone filled with inflatables, a petting zoo, and pony rides on 3rd Avenue North.
The traditional Annual Children’s Parade begins at 5 pm. The parade is free but registration is required. Stop by the Lions Club booth on Public Square and register anytime during the day prior to the parade. Line up begins at 4:45 p.m. in the alley by the Fourth Avenue Parking garage and once again the Dixie Strutter’s Band will lead the parade. There will be Prizes for best costume and best-decorated bikes and wagons immediately following the parade!
Following the parade, the Old Glory Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will be Reading the Declaration of Independence followed by The National Anthem – Sung by a local Surprise Artist!
Franklin on the Fourth ends at 8 p.m. to give everyone time to get to the Fireworks Display at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The display, put on by the City of Franklin and its sponsors, will begin at approximately 9 p.m. and will include more live music from People on the Porch at 6 pm, and Rubiks Groove at 7 pm.
KickStart Your Summer
There’s no better way to kickstart your family’s summer than coming out to celebrate with the whole Franklin Community! The season continues with Farmer’s Markets, Music Venues, and all of the beautiful outdoor recreational opportunities right next door at Natchez Trace. During these summer months continue to enjoy all of the events that Franklin has to offer! If you’re new to Franklin, you’re going to love it here!
Special Thanks to the Lions Club
“Franklin on the Fourth” is coordinated by the Franklin Lions Club and TN Events in conjunction with the City of Franklin. All proceeds benefit the Franklin Lions Club Charities.
A Word of Caution
Consumer fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Franklin. The sale of fireworks is also not permitted anywhere in the city. But because many vendors set up fireworks stands just outside the city limits, residents may not realize when they purchase fireworks in the county that they cannot be used in the city.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals. For more fireworks facts and safety tips, please follow this link: Fireworks safety tips
Happy Independence Day from the Doctors and Staff of Aspen Grove Dental!
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