Thousands are expected to attend the popular Franklin on the Fourth celebration on the downtown square on July 4, sponsored by the Franklin Lions Club.
Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with music, food and craft vendors, antique cars and much more. The event will also feature a Children’s Patriotic Parade at 5 p.m. Lineup for the parade will begin at 4:45; register at the Lions Club Booth on the square at the event. There will be prizes for best costume and decorated bikes and wagons. Pets are welcome.
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm is the prime spot for viewing the fireworks show, sponsored by WAKM and the city of Franklin. Friends of Franklin Parks will host the community in the Tractor Supply Co. Arena, featuring music by Mix Tape, a 1980s tribute band, starting at 6 p.m. There will also be family games provided by Games to Go and food trucks and concessions.
Sponsors working with Friends of Franklin Parks to bring the free, fun, family event include Jackson as the stage sponsor, Wesley Mortgage, Berry Farms Animal Hospital, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Concord Road Animal Hospital and Pet Spa, Berry Farms – A Boyle Development, and 107.5 The River. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to view the show. The fireworks are expected to begin at approximately 9 p.m.
No alcohol is allowed to be brought into city parks.
Fireworks and sparklers are illegal within Franklin city limits and are strictly prohibited in city parks. The grass is dry in the park, and sparks or flames could easily start a fire.
For more information about the Franklin Lions Club festival, go to www.tn.events/franklin-on-the-fourth. For information about Friends of Franklin Parks, go to www.friendsoffranklinparks.org.