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Free Things to Do This Weekend in Franklin and Williamson County, TN

Free Things to Do This Weekend in Franklin and Williamson County, TN

Are you looking for some budget-friendly fun this weekend? You’re in luck! Whether you’re a fan of outdoor movies, car shows, farmers’ markets, or live music, Williamson County has it all. And the best part is you don’t need to spend a dime to enjoy it.  Embrace the warm weather, engage in the community, and make the most of your weekend with these free events in Williamson County!

Franklin Farmers Market Tennessee

Meet Local Artisans and Farmers at the Neighborhood Farmers Markets

Enjoy socializing with neighbors, browsing fresh produce, and discovering unique finds at the farmers markets in Franklin and Nolensville, Tennessee. These markets offer a delightful weekend outing, providing a chance to connect with the community.

Start your Saturday morning at the Franklin Farmers Market, open from 8 am to 1 pm. Located at The Factory at Franklin, this market offers a wide variety of fresh produce, artisanal baked goods, and handmade crafts from local artisans. The market’s lively atmosphere and diverse offerings make it a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. After browsing the market, take some time to explore The Factory itself. This historic building is filled with unique shops, art galleries, and interesting nooks, providing a fun place to explore. • 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 592-1337 •

Alternatively, head to the Nolensville Farmers Market at the Historic Nolensville School, open from 8 am to 12 pm. This market is known for its organic produce, various types of meats, baked goods, and farm-fresh eggs. In addition to these goodies, you can enjoy live music and a variety of food trucks, making it a fun experience for the whole family. • 7248 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN 37135, (931) 284-9295 •

Both markets offer a wonderful way to spend your weekend mornings, providing a free opportunity to mingle with neighbors and enjoy the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of these community gatherings.

Fast Car Show Cars Franklin TN

Join the Fun at the Fast Franklin Monthly Car Event

Car enthusiasts will love the Fast Franklin Car Show, held every third Saturday of the month from 8 am to 10 am. Showcasing a wide range of vehicles from exotics to project cars, this free event features family-friendly activities, refreshments, and complimentary Tiny Little Donuts.

On Saturday, June 15th, the event will feature a showcase of vehicles from Ferrari dealer Prancing Horse of Nashville and Porsche of Nashville, giving car enthusiasts a chance to admire some high-performance machines up close. • 308 Mallory Station Road, Franklin, TN 37067, (615) 975-7276 •

Leiper's Creek Gallery Front

Experience the Artistic Vibe of Leiper’s Fork

Spend a day exploring the charming village of Leiper’s Fork. Originally settled in the late 1700s, Leiper’s Fork offers a unique blend of Southern hospitality and vibrant artistry.

The community is known for its friendly atmosphere and unique shops. Stroll through local antique shops like Props Antiques, where you’ll discover fascinating finds from various eras, offering everything from antique furniture to rare collectibles. Visit art galleries such as Leiper’s Creek Gallery, The Copper Fox Gallery, and David Arms Gallery to experience works by local artists, including paintings, sculptures, and mixed media.

Arrington Vineyards Picnic

Listen to Music in the Vines at Arrington Vineyards

Spend an afternoon at Arrington Vineyards during the Music in the Vines event on Sunday, June 16th, from 12 pm to 8 pm. This free event offers a blend of beautiful scenery and live music, creating an idyllic setting to spend some time outdoors. Enjoy live jazz by 9 Volt Romeo and bluegrass by Howlin’ Brothers while relaxing on the lush vineyard grounds. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Bring a picnic or enjoy the food trucks, including Cousins Maine Lobster and Mac Shack, which will be available from 12 pm to 4 pm. • 6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014, (615) 395-0102 •

Peacock Hill Nature Park Visitor Center

Connect with Nature at Peacock Hill Nature Park

Recently opened in College Grove, Tennessee, Peacock Hill Nature Park spans 246 acres and features six walking trails that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the picturesque scenery of Williamson County. The park also includes a visitor center with educational and informational displays, making it a great spot for learning about the local ecosystem and history.

Visitors can enjoy multiple scenic overlooks, picnic areas, and rest areas with chairs for relaxing and reading. The trails provide a peaceful environment for hiking, bird watching, and enjoying the natural beauty of the area. 

Additionally, Peacock Hill Nature Park hosts a variety of educational and recreational programs, including free guided nature hikes that highlight the park’s diverse flora and fauna. On Sunday, June 16th, at 2 pm, the park will host a Weekend Guided Hike, where you can join a Ranger to explore the park’s natural beauty. The event is free, but registration is required. • 6990 Giles Hill Rd, College Grove, TN 37046, (615) 368-2911 •

Franklin Flea Market in Franklin, TN, shop antiques, collectibles, crafts, jewelry, clothing, bath & body, art, overstock and more!

Discover Treasures at the Franklin Flea Market

Join the vibrant community at the Franklin Flea Market on Saturday, June 15th, and  Sunday, June 16th. This free event at Williamson County AG Expo Park features over 500 indoor and outdoor booths, offering a wide array of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, clothes, and more. It’s a perfect opportunity to explore unique finds and support local vendors. Whether you’re an avid collector or just looking for a fun day out, the Franklin Flea Market promises hours of treasure-hunting fun. The event runs from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Admission is free, and parking costs $5. • 4215 Long Ln, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 595-1227 •

Harlinsdale Farm Franklin, TN

Enjoy the Outdoors at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN, offers a variety of free activities for visitors. You can explore scenic walking trails, enjoy a relaxing picnic, and let your pets have fun in the off-leash dog park. Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck at the small catch-and-release pond. Additionally, the park features historic buildings that showcase its rich equestrian heritage. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful stroll or a day out with family and pets, Harlinsdale Farm provides a beautiful and historic setting. • 239 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 794-2103 •

The Sandlot Movie

Catch a Movie in the Park

Enjoy an evening under the stars with Movies in the Park, a free presentation by the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department. Bring your family and friends to Fieldstone Park on Friday, June 14th to watch The Sandlot, a beloved coming-of-age sports comedy film directed by David Mickey Evans. Set in the summer of 1962, it follows the story of Scotty Smalls, a new kid in town who struggles to fit in until he joins a group of local boys who play baseball at the sandlot. The movie starts at approximately 8 pm, but arrive as early as 5 pm to enjoy pre-movie activities and delicious food trucks. Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs! • 1377 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069, (615) 794-2103 •

Williamson County TN Museum

Learn About Local History at The Williamson County Museum

The Williamson County Museum offers a deep dive into the region’s history through its extensive collection of objects and records that date back to the founding of Williamson County in 1799. Located in Franklin, Tennessee, this museum provides a family-friendly environment where visitors can explore the events, communities, and individuals that have shaped the county’s development. Additionally, the museum offers interactive experiences such as scavenger hunts and activity books for visitors of all ages. The museum is open to the public on Saturdays from 9 am to 5:30 pm from May 4 through October 26. Admission to the museum is free. • 611 W Main St, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 790-5462 •

Toddler boy draws father's day card

Get Creative at the Williamson County Library

On Saturday, June 15th, the Williamson County Public Library main branch in Franklin is hosting two free events:

The Williamson County Writers Group offers a free gathering for writers at the Main Library every first, third, and fifth Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 1 pm. This volunteer-led group provides a supportive environment where both new and experienced writers can present and critique works of various genres including fiction, non-fiction, essays, and poetry. New members are encouraged to join by bringing their pieces to the Learning Center on the second floor. 

From 2 pm to 3 pm, the library invites families to a special Father’s Day card-making event. Held in the Children’s Activity Room, this creative session offers an opportunity for children to craft personalized cards for their dads. No registration is necessary for this drop-in event. • 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 794-3105 •

Winstead Hill Park Franklin, Tenn.

Explore Williamson County’s Historical Sites

Delve into the rich history of Williamson County with free visits to two significant Civil War sites. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply enjoy scenic outdoor spaces, these sites offer a blend of educational experiences and natural beauty, perfect for a thoughtful or leisurely outing.

Winstead Hill Park located south of downtown Franklin, Tennessee, is a significant historical site related to the Civil War, particularly the Battle of Franklin. The park encompasses 61 acres and offers facilities such as a 3/4 mile walking trail, picnic tables, parking, and restrooms. It features tranquil wooded areas and open spaces. Admission to the park is free, and visitors can learn about the park’s historical significance through interpretive signs detailing the Battle of Franklin and the role of Winstead Hill. The park is open from dawn until dusk. • 4023 Columbia Ave. Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 794-2103 •

Explore Fort Granger for a free historical adventure. Constructed by Union forces in 1862, this 14-acre park offers a rich Civil War history. Positioned on a hill overlooking the Harpeth River, it provided strategic artillery cover during the Battle of Franklin. Today, visitors can walk trails lined with interpretive signs that explain the fort’s crucial role. Enjoy scenic views of the river and delve into the past at this pivotal site. 113 Fort Granger Dr, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 794-2103 •

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Enjoy Your Weekend in Franklin and Williamson County!

With so many free events and activities, there’s no reason to stay indoors this weekend. Whether you’re exploring farmers’ markets, enjoying live music at a vineyard, or taking in an outdoor movie, Franklin and Williamson County offer endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. Gather your family and friends, embrace the community spirit, and make memories without breaking the bank. Have a fantastic weekend!