Things To Do This Weekend in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee (Nov. 10-12)
Are you ready to spend a wonderful weekend in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee? There are plenty of things to do, so whether you are looking to spend some time in nature, learn something new, enjoy a live performance, or commemorate Veterans Day, you will want to add these selections to your agenda.
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The City of Franklin and local radio station WAKM AM-950’s Annual Veterans’ Day Parade will occur in downtown Franklin this Friday at 11am. Traveling down Main Street, the parade will include Williamson County marching bands, JROTC units, and students from the Franklin Special School District. A reception for local veterans and their families will be held before the parade at the Williamson County Archives at 9am.
The City of Franklin’s Civil War Historic Commission will be having a Dedication of U.S. Line Markers this Friday in honor of Veterans Day. These line markers show the main U.S. Army defense line in the Battle of Franklin on Nov. 30, 1864. This event will take place at Carter Hill Park at 1pm, after the Veterans Day Parade. Commissioners will speak on the importance of the markers and present a new plaque dedicated to Dr. Sam Gant before a live musical performance takes place and light refreshments are served.
Creative Girls Rock’s 4th Annual Sneaker Charity Ball will be held this Friday in The Factory at Franklin at 7pm. This annual black-tie fundraising event will support Creative Girls Rock’s mission to provide creative arts programming for young girls and women all over the world. Pair your black-tie attire with some snazzy sneakers to enjoy a fashion show, silent auction, art showcases, refreshments, and much more this Friday night!
The Shelli Huether Veterans Day Honor Run will take place this Saturday at Granny White Park in Brentwood, with packet pick-up starting at 6:30am. In support of Lantern Lane Farm and The National Guard Association of Tennessee, this Veterans Day Honor Run, Walk, and Ruck is in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Shelli Huether of the Tennessee Air National Guard. Participants will choose between a 5k, 10k, or 8-hour marathon with cash prizes – veterans and active military get 50% off.
The Harpeth Car Club will be recognizing Veterans Day with a Veterans Day Rally this Saturday from 7am- 2pm. This commemorative event will meet at the Global Motorsports Performance Center in Brentwood before riding to the FCM Cares Car Show in Murfreesboro for an auction. The day will end at Cars on the Lawn in Franklin.
This year’s Bourbon Bash will be held on Saturday at 6pm in The Factory at Franklin, raising money for the Freedom & Whiskey Foundation, in support of Special Operation Forces. This annual evening of philanthropy will feature bourbon tastings, tasty bites, live music from Ronnie Bowman & the Tim Shelton Syndicat, silent and live auctions, and much more!
An honorary Veterans Day performance of “Dearest Pauline: A Local WWII Healer Writes Home” will take place at The Franklin Theatre this Saturday at 7:30pm. The letters were written by Dr. Price Hope Duff and the stage play is by Paula Hope Blackman, while the original music is by Jordan Lehning and Caitlin Rose. To commemorate Veterans Day, active and retired service members are invited to attend for free.
The 7th Annual Pickin’ Leiper’s Fork Antique & Vintage Show will take place this weekend from Friday-Sunday at Props Antiques in Leiper’s Fork. This free event features a selection of vintage, antique, and collectible items with daily food trucks! Stop by on Friday from 12-6pm, Saturday from 9am- 5pm, or Sunday from 9am- 4pm!
Farmers Markets (Nov. 11th)
Williamson County’s weekly farmers markets offer the opportunity to support local farmers, kitchens, and artisans!
- You will find The Franklin Farmers Market behind The Factory at Franklin every Saturday morning from 8am- 1pm, featuring vendors with fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, and local art.
- The Nolensville Farmers Market can be found every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm at the Historic Nolensville School. Local farmers and artisans always offer fresh, seasonal foods and unique crafts!
Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary’s last session of their Fall Color Hikes series will take place this Saturday morning at 9:30am. Expert trail guides will lead you through this moderately difficult hike so you can observe the progression of the fall season! This seasonal event is for ages 15+ and minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Chestnut Grove Studios will be hosting their Saturday Morning Art Club this Saturday at the Oasis Health Center in Spring Hill from 10am- 12pm. Explore new techniques and tools at this fun, monthly workshop! November’s subject is watercolor, so participants will paint a snowman in the woods with supplies, instruction, and community included.
The John P. Holt Brentwood Library will be hosting their monthly Cross-Stitch & Talk session this Saturday from 10am- 4pm, led by cross-stitch pattern designer Ryann Mack. Spend this weekend afternoon working on your current cross-stitch projects, learning new techniques, and making new friends – there will even be a raffle at 1pm!
Sanctuary South in Franklin invites you to their Christmas Open House this Saturday from 10am- 5pm. Food and drinks will be served, so you can sip and shop at this winter wonderland of home decor, gifts, fashion items, and more! Anyone who makes a purchase between the Open House and Black Friday will be entered to win a $500 gift card – their biggest giveaway yet!
Landmark Booksellers (Nov. 11th)
Children’s Book Reading & Signing: Kendra Hudson, author of Flying Through Nashville, will be reading and signing copies of her book this Saturday from 11am- 1pm!
Author Meet & Greet at Landmark Booksellers: Author Steve Woodruff will be talking about communication strategies and signing copies of his book, The Point, this Saturday from 2-4pm!
Check out the Nashville Singles Night at The Skylight Bar in The Factory at Franklin this Saturday evening from 5- 10pm. Local singles are encouraged to mix and mingle with other solo residents that live in and around the Franklin and Nashville areas! Sip, shop, and chit-chat at this fun weekend event!
The Copper Fox Gallery in Leiper’s Fork will be hosting “The Power of Paper” this Sunday from 1- 4pm. This art exhibition will feature works from artists Lisa Jennings and Valerie Dunning Edwards. Stop by this weekend and become inspired by these pieces of creativity at The Copper Fox Gallery!
Stoney Creek Farm invites you to spend an afternoon learning all about turkeys this Sunday from 2-3:30pm. This Wild About Turkeys event will teach you about the history of Tennessee’s wild turkeys and show you how to make a turkey-themed craft – you may even see the flock of turkeys that live at Stoney Creek Farm!
Franklin Christian Academy: Radium Girls (Nov. 10-11): The Franklin Christian Academy will be performing their rendition of Radium Girls at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center this Friday and Saturday!
HeavyDrunk and The Heavy Horns (Nov. 10th): HeavyDrunk and The Heavy Horns will be playing at The Franklin Theatre this Friday at 8pm!
A Story To Tell… featuring Mavis Staples (Nov. 12th): Mavis Staples will be performing in The Factory at Franklin this Sunday at 7pm, in support of the African American Heritage Society!
Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue (Nov. 12th): Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue will be taking the stage at The Franklin Theatre this Sunday at 8pm!
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