Franklin has a number of terrific festivals. The Fourth of July celebration ranks among them. There are events for the whole family through the afternoon and evening, culminating with a beautiful Fireworks display you can see from many places. Come to downtown Franklin to enjoy Franklin on the Fourth!
The evening’s entertainment is the Retro Specs – a band that was formed by Disney and that plays music from varied decades. The description reminds me of some of the terrific shows they had at Opryland before, well, before it became a mall. They have 12 band members and sing fun cover tunes. Sounds like a band I would like. Bring your own chairs. They are not providing chairs.
Other events include a patriotic parade for kids of all ages. Registration from 3-3:50 with the parade starting shortly after that. They will have bungee jumping, food, craft vendors, antique cars – something for everyone to enjoy. I would imagine that many of your favorite restaurants downtown will be open too.
The fireworks are set off near the corner of Mack Hatcher and Hillsboro Rd. Harlinsdale Park, off Franklin Rd near the Factory, is a great place for viewing the fireworks. There are many areas around there to watch from – possibly the Rec Center, and the street in front of BGA. We sometimes just park along the road, but it is probably not the ideal location for me or my car. And, by the way, these are the only fireworks legally allowed in Franklin. The city does not allow fireworks in the city limits. So, come on by and see the biggies!