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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Small Business SaturdayFranklin, North Carolina

The Town of Franklin, NC invites you to #ShopSmall during Small Business Saturday - November 25th. We're proud to be a Neighborhood Champion of this event sponsored by Amercian Express.

Small Business Saturday runs in conjunction with Winter Wonderland.

WINTER WONDERLANDNov. 25 & Dec. 02, 2017

Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" featuring living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, FREE wagon rides (weather permitting), refreshments, hot cider, great sales from downtown merchants and so much more.


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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!

Click here for complete details of our historic event!