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Spring Fest

Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

We plan to kick off the spring season with Spring Fest! It is officially set for Saturday, April 22, 2023! Similar to the beloved Franklin Fall Festival, numerous blocks of our downtown historic district will be closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to showcase local businesses, crafters, food vendors, artists, educational exhibits, entertainment, and more! Stay tuned for updates and additions as we count down the days until this can't miss event!

Lumberjack Festevent

Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The Franklin Experience is thrilled to host the second annual Lumberjack Festevent, in downtown Franklin! The event will pay homage to the role lumber has played in the City of Franklin. Stay tuned for more information.

Juneteenth Cultural Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 12:00 AM to Monday, June 19, 2023 at 12:00 AM

The City of Franklin is thrilled to partner with Amun Ra to present the first annual Juneteenth Cultural Festival! This 3-day event is designed to bring awareness and celebrate the Juneteenth Holiday. Stay tuned for more information!

Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM

The City of Franklin and Blackwater Community Events are thrilled to co-host the 2023 Independence Day Celebration! We hope you and your family will join us in Downtown Franklin for an evening of fun, festivities, and fireworks! The celebration will include: - Franklin Cruise In (Starting at 4pm) - Franklin Market on Main (Starting at 4pm) - Live Band at Barrett's Landing (6pm-9pm) - Free hotdogs & watermelon courtesy of Franklin Experience (Starting at 6:30 - while supplies last) -FIREWORKS (9:15pm) Our local shops and restaurants will also be open, and we encourage you to visit them as well! **Stay tuned for more details!**

Franklin Fall Festival

Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fall is right around the corner and we are thrilled to announce that the City of Franklin will be hosting the 2023 Franklin Fall Festival on Saturday October 7th from 9am-3pm! Join us in Downtown Franklin to help kick off the fall season! The streets will be filled with food, vendors, photo booths, music, kids crafts/games, and more! Perfect for the entire family! Our downtown shops and restaurants will also be open and ready to help you fill your shopping bags and appetites!

Downtown Boo Bash

Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Downtown Franklin is a one stop shop for family Halloween fun! Join us on Thursday, October 26th 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 a Halloween movie! 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!

Holiday Open House & Craft Fair

Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

We invite you to shop all of our beloved local shops during the 2023 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-3pm. 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

Franklin Christmas Parade

Friday, December 1, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The City of Franklin is thrilled to present the 2023 Christmas Parade, which will be held on Friday December 1st at 7pm. Stay tuned for the theme, registration information, etc.