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Things To Do This Weekend in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee (October 20-22)

Things To Do This Weekend in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee (October 20-22)

This fall weekend in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee has plenty in store for you! From nature hikes and artistic opportunities to annual events and charity dinners, there are so many activities to choose from, no matter what you are interested in. Keep reading to learn more about how you can have a great weekend with family and friends!

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FREE Tai Chi in Bicentennial Park Franklin Tenn.


Tai Chi in Bicentennial Park (Oct. 20th)

The Harvest Concept is a local martial arts school that will be hosting free classes in Franklin’s Bicentennial Park every Friday morning in October! This Friday at 9am, you are invited to learn about the revitalizing practice of Han Tai Chi while being surrounded by the beautiful fall weather and scenery! 


Friends of The Brentwood Library book sale in Brentwood, TN.


Friends of the Brentwood Library Book Sale (Oct. 20-22)

The Friends of the Brentwood Library is a non-profit organization committed to serving our community through the library, and they are holding a book sale this weekend, from October 20-22! The book sale kicks off on Thursday with a member’s only shopping day and continues Friday-Sunday with the sale open to the public! Featuring a large range of genres and variety, you are sure to find your new favorite story at the Friends of the Brentwood Library Book Sale! 


Downtown Franklin Historic Walking Tours Downtown Franklin - Franklin and The Factory - Molding the 20th Century 


Historic Walking Tours (Oct. 20th)

Join Historic Walking Tours in exploring The Factory at Franklin and learning about its eventful past! Discover how a former industrial plant was transformed into The Factory we all know and love. Join the tour covering 93 years of history in 45 minutes this Friday at 10:30am to discover more about this local landmark’s past while seeing all of the shops, restaurants, and events that you can enjoy now!


Mercy Fall Dinner


Mercy Community Healthcare Fall Dinner (Oct. 20th)

Mercy Community Healthcare will be hosting their 2023 Fall Dinner this Friday from 5:30-8:30pm at the St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church. You are invited to attend this evening of dinner, a silent auction, and important speakers in support of the Naomi Judd: A Bridge to Hope Mental Health Clinic at Mercy. 


Franklin Stampede Pro Rodeo Franklin TN


Franklin Stampede Pro Rodeo (Oct. 20-21)

The Franklin Stampede Pro Rodeo will take place at the Williamson County Agricultural EXPO Park this Friday and Saturday. Hosted by the Twisted Horn Rodeo Company, this weekend event features competitions involving barrel racing, roping, bull riding, and much more! Check out this action packed show and browse a selection of food and Western-themed vendors!  


Oktoberfest at Persimmon Pub Franklin, Tenn.


Oktoberfest at Persimmon Pub (Oct. 20th)

Franklin Bridge Golf Club invites you to attend their Oktoberfest event at Persimmon Pub this Friday evening at 6pm. Enjoy a 5-course meal with German inspired beers, located at the golf course’s 18th hole! 


LIVE Telescope Night! - Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, Brentwood, TN


Live Telescope Night (Oct. 20th)

The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory in Brentwood will be hosting a Live Telescope Night this Friday night from 7-9pm for guests to view their exhibits, speak with astronomers, and use telescopes to look for various celestial objects in the Spring sky! 


Grey Ghost 5K:10K Fun Run Spring Hill, TN.


Grey Ghost Fun Run (Oct. 21st)

The 15th Annual Grey Ghost 5k/10k Fun Run will be held at the Historic Oaklawn Mansion in Spring Hill this Saturday morning from 7am- 12pm. This family-friendly event supports local elementary schools and has raised thousands of dollars throughout the years! Bring the whole family to participate in this fun event for a great cause! 


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Farmers Markets (Oct. 21st)

These weekly farmers markets provide the perfect opportunity to support local farmers, kitchens, and artisans! 

  • You can find The Franklin Farmers Market every Saturday morning from 8am- 1pm behind The Factory at Franklin with numerous vendors offering fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, and local art.
  • The Nolensville Farmers Market will be taking place every Saturday from 8am-12pm at the Historic Nolensville School. Local farmers and artisans will offer fresh, seasonal foods and unique crafts! 


Bubbly Cauldron Buttercream Cake Class in Franklin, TN at Sugar Drop.


Sugar Drop Cake Class (Oct. 21st)

Sugar Drop Cafe & Dessert Boutique will be hosting a Bubbly Cauldron Buttercream Cake Class this Saturday at 8am for ages 8 and older. This class will guide you through turning buttercream cupcakes into a halloween themed pull-apart cake that looks like a bubbly cauldron! 


Fall Color Hikes in Brentwood, TN at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary.


Fall Color Hikes (Oct. 21st)

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary is holding their series of Fall Color Hikes every Saturday morning at 9:30am from Oct. 7th – Nov. 11th! Veteran trail guides will lead you through this moderately difficult walk as you observe the progression of the fall season. This guided walk is for ages 15+ and minors must be accompanied by an adult – reserve a spot now!


Watercolor Landscapes Painting Class Franklin TN


Watercolor Landscapes (Oct. 21st)

Williamson County Parks & Recreation will be holding a Watercolor Landscapes class at the Franklin Recreation Complex this Saturday from 10am- 2pm. This class for teens and adults welcomes all skill levels and teaches you how to create your own landscape using watercolor paints as well as a variety of textural techniques!


3rd Annual Shrimp Festivus in Franklin, TN where you will enjoy shrimp, live music, silent auction, and more while helping to raise money for the local community.


Shrimp Festivus at Tony’s Eat & Drink (Oct. 21st)

We Care Williamson County invites you to attend their 3rd Annual Shrimp Festivus this Saturday from 12-5pm at Tony’s Eat & Drink. Enjoy an afternoon of live music, auctions, crafts, and delicious shrimp prepared in 5 different ways! This charity event will benefit Davis House Child Advocacy Center and The Arc Williamson County, so check out this year’s Shrimp Festivus (for the rest of us)!



GREYS Fine Cheeses and Entertaining Grand Opening (Oct. 21st)

GREYS Fine Cheeses and Entertaining will be hosting a grand opening celebration at their new store in The Factory at Franklin. This family-owned business offers gourmet cheese, charcuterie, and fine wine available for dine-in! To celebrate their grand opening, they will serve free cheese plates to the first 30 guests, along with a glass of champagne from The Skylight this Saturday from 1-3pm!


Godwinks at BrightStone Franklin TN


Godwinks at BrightStone (Oct. 21st)

BrightStone invites you to their Godwinks at BrightStone event this Saturday at 3pm. This evening will feature a tour of BrightStone’s facilities, a cocktail reception with live music, an auction, dinner, performances from BrightStone students, and a guest appearance from New York Times bestseller and TV Executive SQuire Rushnell!


Jazzmania Franklin TN - Jazz Event - Jazz Party of the Year!


Jazzmania (Oct. 21st)

Nashville Jazz Workshop will be holding its annual Jazzmania this Saturday night in The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall at 6pm. Connect with music from the city’s best local jazz musicians, and enjoy your time among friends and family with great food and great fun! This jazz party and fundraiser supports Nashville Jazz Workshop’s mission to build community and enrich lives through world-class jazz performance and education!


Soulful Juxtaposition Art Show Leiper's Fork TN

Soulful Juxtaposition Art Show (Oct. 21st)

Leiper’s Creek Gallery will host the Soulful Juxtaposition Art Show: A Visual Dance Linking Abstraction and Impressionism this Saturday evening from 6-9pm. Impressionist painter Roger Dale Brown will join Leiper’s Creek Gallery owner and abstract artist Lisa Fox in linking their styles together and celebrating art at this free event with music, food, and drinks!


Silent Movie of Phantom of the Opera Franklin Tenn.


Silent Movie of Phantom of the Opera (Oct. 21st)

The First Presbyterian Church of Franklin invites the community to enjoy the magic of silent cinema this Saturday at 6:30pm. They will be showing the 1925 silent film “The Phantom of the Opera” with theatre organist Walt Strony, so consider stopping by this memorable and unique experience! 


Haunted Hall Tours Downtown Franklin Walking Tours.


Haunted Hall Tours (Oct. 21st)

Franklin Walking Tours invites you to join their Haunted Hall Tour this Saturday! This tour will take you through the historic Masonic Hall in downtown Franklin from 10- 11pm, where you will hear about the many hauntings of this 200 year old building. Group sizes are limited for this three night only tour, so make sure to book soon!


Fear Fest The Franklin Theatre Downtown Franklin.


Fear Fest at The Franklin Theatre (Oct. 22nd)

The Franklin Theatre will be hosting Fear Fest throughout the month of October! This spooky series will highlight classic Halloween-themed movies and the theater will be decked out in Halloween decor! This Sunday, The Franklin Theatre will be showing Coraline at 10am, The Addams Family at 2:30pm, and The Blair Witch Project at 7pm!


Million Dollar Quartet Graphic Studio Tenn Franklin TN


Live Performances 

Guys and Dolls (Oct. 19-21): CYT Nashville will be presenting their rendition of Guys and Dolls this weekend at the Williamson County Performings Arts Center! 

Million Dollar Quartet (Oct. 19-22): Studio Tenn will be performing Million Dollar Quartet this weekend at Turner Theater! 

Michael Martin Murphey (Oct. 20th): Michael Martin Murphey will be playing at The Franklin Theatre this Friday at 8pm!


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