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July 12, 2024

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What to Know About the 2022 Main Street Festival

Enjoy local food and drink, childrenโ€™s activities, live music and outstanding arts & crafts.

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has revealed plans for the much-anticipated 38th Annual Main Street Festival held in downtown Franklin sponsored by First Horizon to be held April 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.

Itโ€™s a Free Event

Main Street Festival - Franklin, TennesseeOne of the areaโ€™s largest family-friendly arts and crafts street festivals, this free-to-the-public event attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the Franklin historic district each year.

Guests will enjoy local food and drink, childrenโ€™s activities, live music, and outstanding arts & crafts along with this yearโ€™s special features which include the KidZone, PetZone, the Main Stage, an Acoustic Stage, Spring Street, the Whiskey Lounge and Beer Garden and more.

โ€œWe are thrilled to announce the return of one of Franklinโ€™s most anticipated Spring events,โ€ said Bari Beasley, President and CEO of the Heritage Foundation. โ€œAn estimated 125,000 people attended Main Street Festival hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association last year.โ€

Shop Among 150 Artisans

More than 150 artisans and craftspeople will showcase their work at the festival this year. Visitors can shop and experience unique local, regional, national crafts, products, foods, and gifts.

Return of Popular Experiences Plus a New Attraction

Festival fans will find the return of many treasured experiences including the popular KidsZone, featuring childrenโ€™s activities, games, arts and crafts. Furry friends are also welcome with the return of PetZone, featuring pet photo stations, activities and promotions along with onsite pet adoptions through the Williamson County Animal Shelter. New this year will be the Spring Street, which is designed to be an interactive, multi-sensory arts experience across multiple arts disciplines.

All downtown Franklin merchants will be open and celebrating the event with specials, features and promotions for enhanced shopping, dining and entertainment. Enjoy live entertainment while browsing local shops from the Main Stage and the Acoustic Stage. Entertainers and vendors will be announced soon.

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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.