Franklin -- Independence Day Parade & Celebration Downtown Franklin, North Carolina

Thursday, July 4th • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Downtown Franklin, NC

The Town of Franklin, North Carolina invites you to join us for our Independence Day Parade & Celebration on Thursday, July 4th beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Franklin hosts one of the few July 4th parades that visitors and locals alike can actually participate in!

If you would like to be part of the parade, be in the lower parking lot of Town Hall at 10:30 am line-up. Entrants can walk, drive or ride and are encouraged to don red, white, and blue. The same applies to pets. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE! Just come join in the fun!

The Parade will travel down Main Street and disband at First Citizens Bank.

Following the parade, the Town of Franklin. We will be serving free cold watermelon as long as it lasts!

Plus there will be FREE inflatables for kids, a water feature from Franklin Fire & Rescue and lots of great food and snacks including ... Ben's Backdraft BBQ, Thai Spice, Kona Ice, M's Ice Cream, Red's Lemonade and 1100 Hotdogs!

"Fireworks Over Franklin" will be held to close day two of our celebration on Friday, July 5th.

Join the Town of Franklin for "Fireworks Over Franklin"
Friday, July 5th beginning at 9:30 p.m.*

Our celebration of Independence Day continues on Friday, July 5th, with a special afternoon and evening of live music, great food, and concluding with "Fireworks Over Franklin". Activities get underway at 5:00 p.m.


5:00 to 9:15 p.m. - Great food available including Ben's Backdraft BBQ, Thai Spice, Kona Ice, M's Ice Cream, and Red's Lemonade!

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Live Music with Mission Accomplished at the Gazebo on the Square

8:00 p.m. - Main Street Downtown closed to vehicular traffic

7:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Live Music from Intermission at the Gazebo on the Square

8:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Live Broadcast by 104.9 FM WFSC

9:30 p.m. - "Fireworks Over Franklin" produced by Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics ... Tune your radios to 104.9 FM WFSC for the fireworks display soundtrack featuring Patriotic and Americana Music.

Main Street in Downtown Franklin will be closed to traffic beginning at 8:00 p.m. This will allow for great viewing from the east end of Main Street.

In other areas note that this is a park & watch event.

A perimeter around the fireworks display site will be secured throughout the day and evening. No admittance by any unauthorized personnel on grounds of fireworks show. This area will be clearly marked and only authorized personnel will be allowed within the safety zone.

* Weather Permitting / Rain Date: TBA / Schedule Subject to Change


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