Franklin, NC Festivals & Events

The Town of Franklin, North Carolina invites you to come "Discover Us!" and our many festivals and events. From great weekly music to some of the finest street festivals in the southeast, you'll discover great family entertainment and fun. Best of all, these events are free.

Franklin, NC is in the center of it all in western North Carolina. We're just over two hours from Atlanta, Georgia, Greenville, SC and Knoxville, TN. Asheville, NC is an 1.25 hours to our east.

More information can be obtained by calling 828-524-2516 or drop us an email at You can also follow Franklin, NC Events on Facebook to keep posted on the latest information! More on the schedule of events is below and we'll be updating the schedule so check back with us from time to time.

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Ruby Drop - New Year's Eve8:30pm - On the Square

Celebrate New Year's Eve and welcome the New Year during Franklin's 4th Annual Ruby Drop in Downtown Franklin. The event gets underway at 8:30pm on the Square in Downtown Franklin. Featured band this year is Emporium. Sponsored by the Motor Company Grill & Crabtree General Store, this annual event welcomes in the New Year in Franklin with the dropping of the "ruby" in the Gem Capital of the World.

More details coming soon!

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Thank you ...... for a tremendous year!

The Town of Franklin thanks you for making 2017 a year to remember. This year was highlighted by a once in a lifetime event for us, the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Your support of the many festivals and events in Franklin is greatly appreciated! We can't wait to show you what we have planned for 2018.

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Some 10,000 visitor came to Downtown Franklin for the 2017 Great American Eclipse. It was a magical moment as totality occurred at 2:35:28 pm.

Thank you to everyone who chose to share in this historic moment with Franklin, North Carolina! » READ MORE