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Boo Bash!

Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Downtown Franklin is a one stop shop for family Halloween fun! Join us on Thursday, October 27th for an evening of safe Halloween festivities! ~ 5-6pm: Trick or Treat with our Downtown Businesses ~ 6-7pm: Pumpkin painting at Franklin's Market on Main pavilion ~ 7-9:30pm: Movie night in the park at Barrett's Landing! Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy a beautiful fall evening watching "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" While you make your way around town we encourage you to browse through the fabulous shops, grab dinner at one of our restaurants, and make plans to come back and visit soon! All above events are FREE to the public courtesy of The City of Franklin & Franklin Parks & Recreation!

Downtown Holiday Open House & Craft Fair

Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

We invite you to shop all of our beloved local shops during the 2022 Holiday open house! In addition to downtown businesses being open, we will be hosting a craft fair at the Two Sisters event venue from 10am-4pm. The event will include specials/deals at local businesses, craft vendors, music, food trucks, farmer's market, raffles, and more! Craft Fair - 205 South Main Street, Franklin, VA, United States, Virginia

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Join us in supporting local during Small Business Saturday! Stay tuned for more information.

Franklin Christmas Parade

Friday, December 2, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The City of Franklin is thrilled to present the 2022 Christmas Parade, which will be held on Friday December 2nd at 7pm. The theme for this year's parade is Gingerbread land! If you would like to participate, please complete the registration at the link below and submit it to Please note there will be a $15 entry fee this year to assist with operational costs. **Registration will close November 18th**

Elf Parade & Holiday Market

Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us at 10am in Historic Downtown Franklin for the Parade of Elves & the 2022 Holiday Market! Elves are to meet at Barrett's Landing at 10am where you will receive an elf hat & will march down Main St led by Santa himself! The parade will march from Barrett's Landing and end at the Market on Main pavilion. Market on Main will be hosting their Holiday Market from 9am-1pm and will include vendors, food trucks, crafts, inflatables, children's games, live music, Santa Claus, and more!