Run for Kids Races
Saturday, April 16 at Tennessee Baptist
Children’s Homes Brentwood Campus
Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a fun-filled Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 am on the Brentwood campus of Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes. The morning will include a 5K run/walk, two-mile family run, a one-mile kids’ run, and so much more. The annual event benefits the staff at Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes which provide a loving, nurturing environment for children. To learn more visit tennesseechildren.org.
Franklin’s Arbor Day
Saturday, April 16 at Pinkerton Park
You are invited to join the Franklin Tree Commission and the City of Franklin Parks Department for an Arbor Day adventure. With tree climbing, rock wall climbing, tree planting, games, snacks, education, free tree saplings and more from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Pinkerton Park, it is set to be quite the family event. Tim Kovar from Tree Climbing Planet will be on hand to assist with tree climbs. This event is free. Tree climbers must be at least six years-old and wearing closed-toe shoes. For more information, visit www.franklintn.gov/arborday.
Main Street Festival
Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 in
Historic downtown Franklin
Presented by First Tennessee, the Main Street Festival takes place in historic downtown Franklin on April 23 – 24. Saturday, April 23, it opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 9:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24, the event opens at 11 a.m. and runs until 6:00 p.m. With over 120,000 anticipated guests the streets will be filled with over 200 artisans, crafters, food vendors, live entertainment, a special kids’ section and much more. New to the Main Street Festival this year is a special “Worship on the Square” time led by WAY-FM and Centricity Music. The event will begin on Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. Visit historicfranklin.com to learn more.
Eat the Street
Friday, May 6 at Bicentennial Park
Come hungry to the fifth annual food truck-themed festival at Bicentennial Park. The event benefits the 21st Drug Court on Friday, May 6 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Delicious dining options are abundant for every picky eater at this well-attended event. For more information visit facebook.com/eatthestreetfest.com.
Stables & Silks
Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 7 at Westhaven Golf Club
Find your favorite fascinator and join Women of Williamson for the ultimate Derby party at the Westhaven Golf Club from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Tickets are $80 and include traditional Kentucky Derby fare, Mint Juleps, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit scholarships for deserving Williamson County women and Bridges Domestic Violence Center. To learn more visit
Main Street Brewfest
Saturday, May 7 along Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This long-time, local favorite has moved from evening to day and from March to May. The event will feature over 50 craft beers and 30 tasting sites. There is something for every beer enthusiast from micro brews to international options to local batches of beer. The event is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association. Sponsors include Lipman Brothers, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, Harpeth True Value Homecenter, Walton’s Antique & Estate Jewelry, and Twine Graphics and Screen Printing. Tickets are $55 for general admission and $85 for VIP admission. To learn more visit downtownfranklintn.com/brew-fest.
O’More College of Design’s Spring Events
O’More Fashion Show- Thursday, May 12
The Show House- Thursday, May 12 – Friday, May 27
O’More is busy this spring with two different events for the public. On Thursday, May 12, 18 student-designed and created collections will grace the runway at John C. Tune Airport at 8:00 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to an anticipated crowd of over 600 guests. Designs include apparel for men, women and children. It is an incredible evening that you don’t want to miss. The show benefits scholarships for O’More students. To purchase tickets and learn more visit omorefashionshow.com.
Visit the Show House presented by PARKS located at 1006 West Main Street Thursday, 12 – Friday, May 27. The home is filled with twenty-two spaces presented by 22 interior designers. Tickets are $20. Proceeds from the Show House benefit the O’More College Fund. The Show House is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. To learn more visit omoreshowhouse.com.
Voices for Children
Thursday, May 12, at the Franklin Theatre
Join Williamson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) for the “Voices for Children” fundraiser benefiting local children in the community at the Franklin Theatre on Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live entertainment by The Music City Hit-Makers with Brett James and some players from the Nashville Symphony. To learn more visit casa.pcsdesk.com.
Vanderbilt Health Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival
Saturday, May 14 at Westhaven
Up, up and away, watch beautiful hot air balloons launch from Westhaven on Saturday, May 14, at the Vanderbilt Health Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival. With Mercy Community Healthcare as the wellness and nonprofit partner, the event begins at 3:00 p.m. There will be hot tunes, live music, tasty eats from food trucks, craft vendors, and the popular KidZone. As the sun sets, guests will enjoy watching hot air balloons drift into the beautiful Williamson County sky. General admission is $15, and VIP admission is $60.
To learn more visit www.franklinballoonfestival.com
67th Annual Franklin Rodeo
May 19, 20 and 21
Join in the excitement as the Franklin Rodeo produced by the Franklin Noon Rotary Club takes center stage at the Ag Expo Center on May 19, 20 and 21 at 4215 Long Lane in Franklin, Tn. With bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, bareback riding, team roping and more, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Here is a breakdown of the main events:
• Franklin Rodeo Parade
Saturday, May 14, at Noon
The parade begins at 5th and Bridge Street; it goes through the Square and runs its course down West Main and to Culberson Blvd.
• Franklin Rodeo Experience
Wednesday, May 18, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Grab your cowboy hats and boots and go “Behind the Chutes” to line dancing, mechanical bull riding, food truck fare, and more. Meet Rodeo personalities; listen to live music featuring Kentucky Live Men and shop. The party is free and open to the public.
• The Main Event: Franklin Rodeo
Thursday, May 19, Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. every night
Ag Expo Center in Franklin
For more information and tickets visit franklinrodeo.com.