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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Thank You!We're working to make 2018 even better!

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!

Now that the New Year is here, we're working to make 2018's Town of Franklin events even better than ever! We can't wait to tell you about what we have planned!

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All American 4th of July...Downtown Franklin, NC!

Franklin's Annual Independence Day Celebration begins with our annual 4th of July Parade at 10:00am. While you go most places to see a parade, we actually invite you to participate! Deck out in red, white and blue and walk or drive down Main Street. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Following the parade the Town of Franklin has several great contests planned. Plus we'll have FREE watermelon as long as supplies last!


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22nd Annual Pumpkinfest!October 20, 2018

Get ready to let the good times roll during Franklin, North Carolina's 22nd Annual PumpkinFest! PumpkinFest rolls into action on Saturday, October 20th and Historic Downtown Franklin, North Carolina is full tilt with everything pumpkin including the World Famous Pumpkin Roll! Other highlights of the day inlcude great contests and entertainmnet! PumpkinFest runs from 9am to 4pm and is held rain or shine.