Thousands are expected to attend the popular Franklin on the Fourth celebration on the square happening Thursday, July 4th in Franklin and sponsored by the Franklin Lions Club and the City of Franklin.
Festivities begin at 10 a.m. on the Franklin Public Square, and continue for the next 11 hours until fireworks begin over The Park at Harlinsdale Farm.
The street festival features music, food and craft vendors, antique cars, a kid’s zone and much more. A Children’s Patriotic Parade at begins at 5 p.m. Registration for the parade will be at the Lions Club’s booth on the square; line-up for the parade begins at 4:45 p.m. There will be prizes for best costume and decorated bikes and wagons.
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm is the prime spot for viewing the fireworks show, sponsored by the City of Franklin and WAKM. Friends of Franklin Parks is hosting the community in the Tractor Supply Co. Arena featuring live music, concessions for purchase, and a kid’s area with old-fashioned kids games and crafts. Rubiks Groove is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Presenting sponsor for the event at Harlinsdale is Jackson National Life Insurance Company. Other sponsors working with Friends of Franklin Parks include Berry Farms; First Tennessee Bank; 906 Studio Architects; Lipman; and Puckett’s. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The fireworks are expected to begin at approximately 9 p.m.
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought into City Parks; concessions, including alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase at the event. Fireworks and sparklers are illegal within Franklin City limits and are strictly prohibited in City Parks.