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July 22, 2024

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Parades, Crafts and More at Franklin on the Fourth

What to know about Franklin's popular Fourth of July event.

Celebrate America and bring the fam out to the annual Franklin on the Fourth celebration on the square happening Thursday, July 4th in Franklin.

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with music, food and craft vendors, antique cars and much more.


The event will also feature a Children’s Patriotic Parade at 5 p.m, line-up for the parade begins at 4:45, to register go to the Lions Club Booth on the square at the event. There will be prizes for best costume and decorated bikes and wagons. The Patriotic Pet Parade will be at 10:30 a.m., sign up is at

The Park at Harlinsdale is the prime spot for viewing the fireworks show in the Tractor Supply Co. Arena featuring music by the Nashville Yacht Club Band starting at 6pm. There will also be family games in the kids zone, including cornhole, can jam, face painting, football toss, giant Jenga and kids crafts.

Everyone can enter the contest to win the best star-spangled hat! And there will also be a Pilgrimage Tickets giveaway! Concessions will be provided by Smokey Dawggs, Cluckmasters Wings and Things, Haole Boys Teriyaki, Fat People in the Kitchen and Taco. Plus, enjoy desserts from Retro Sno, Moosic City and Padrino’s Pops. Adult beverages will be available by purchase.

Sponsors include Jackson as the stage sponsor and Battle Ground Academy, Medical House Calls, Boyle Cares/McEwen Northside, 107.5 The River, Kiser Vogrin Design, Sheridan Public Relations and City of Franklin Parks. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to view the show. The fireworks begin at approximately 9 p.m.

New this year is an after-party at the Factory at Franklin benefitting Friends of Franklin Parks and Ellie G’s Dreamworld, Franklin’s first inclusive Playground to be built at the City’s new SouthEast Park off Carothers Parkway in Franklin.

Bike Walk Franklin will have a dedicated bike parking area near the main barn and will also be distributing free bike lights for riders who need them heading home!





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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.