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Franklin on the 4th

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Franklin on the 4th

Franklin Tennessee’s 2015 Fourth of July celebration begins at 10:00 a.m. downtown Franklin, then move to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm at dusk for a spectacular fireworks show. The event is coordinated by The Franklin Lions Club and Zia Music in conjunction with the City of Franklin, and benefits The Franklin Lions Club.

 

This year’s 4th of July Celebration will focus on family fun and include great music, quality crafts, tasty food, antique cars, and a large kids zone.  Downtown Franklin is the perfect location to have a festival and community event such as “Franklin on the Fourth”.

The free festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th, with bluegrass music playing from the stage.  Food vendors include everything from roasted corn on the cob to BBQ; ice cream to nachos; and corn dogs to smoothies.  Craft vendors will fill the area with wood working, jewelry and other handmade items.

Our presenting sponsors, Kroger and Williamson Medical Center, will have booths right on the Square.  Antique cars will line Main Street between the square and 4th Avenue.  The kid’s zone on 3rd Avenue North will have inflatables, a petting zoo, and pony rides.  The always fun Children’s Parade begins lining up at 4:45 and starts at 5 p.m.

 

The Weiner mobile is coming to Franklin on the Fourth.  They will have Wiener Whistles to hand out as well as hot dog cutouts for fun photos at the vehicle and iPads for people to try their hand at the new Wiener mobile racing app.

 

The fireworks at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm are sponsored by WAKM and the City of Franklin.  People are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to view the show.  The fireworks are expected to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

 

No alcohol is allowed in City Parks.  Fireworks and sparklers are illegal within Franklin City limits and are strictly prohibited in City Parks.  Dogs must be kept on leashes at all time, unless inside the K-9 Korral.  Please keep in mind that large crowds, repeated flashing lights and loud noises are likely to have a traumatic effect on your dog, so we recommend leaving pets at home.

 

 

For information on the Fireworks, tune in to WAKM AM-950 or call the Parks Department Event hotline at 615-550-6947.  You can also go to http://www.tneventinfo.com/fr_4thofjuly.cfm

 

The following is a list of the day’s activities:

 

10:00 a.m.                  Festival begins, kid zone open!

3:15 p.m.                    “Big Shoes” Band

4:45 p.m.                   Line up for the Children’s Parade Begins

5:00p.m.                    The Children’s Parade

 5:15 p.m.                   Speeches, Recognitions, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem

5:30 p.m.                   “Franklin Dixie” Band

6:30 p.m.                   “Radio Days” Big Band and Swing Dance

9:00 p.m.                   Fireworks Begin Sponsored by WAKM & City of Franklin

                                    (Park at Harlinsdale Farm)