FIREWORKS OVER FRANKLIN

Presented by the Town of Franklin, NC

Join the Town of Franklin for "Fireworks Over Franklin"
Friday, July 5th beginning at 9:45 p.m.*

Please read the Official Press Release Below. Scroll for more of the latest information.

Please Note: This page will be updated often as the date approaches. Updates will also be posted on our Facebook page.

The Town of Franklin has had to make the decision to move the Fireworks Over Franklin to Friday, July 5th due to a change in pyrotechnic vendor. “Having worked with the same vendor for multiple years prior allowed us to have the best chance of scheduling for July 4th; however, when trying to develop a relationship with a new vendor, we are behind other established clients,” said Town Manager Amie Owens. The Town has requested permission from the Board of County Commissioners to have the fireworks display on July 5th.

Jeff Hale of Hale Artificier, the vendor that the Town previously used, has retired and as he explained, “Like myself, a number of my older operators are simply just aging out, and try as we might, we are facing a real shortage of qualified, licensed personnel to fill the need for the busy July season. In some cases, it can take nearly a year to get new operators through the training, federal clearances, and the licensing process.”

The plan is that the Town will still host the traditional July 4th activities downtown on the 4th including the parade, Little Mr. and Mrs. Firecracker and Patriotic Pet contests, food trucks, free water and free watermelon. On July 5, we will have food trucks and live music before the fireworks and Main Street will be closing at 8:00 p.m. to allow for seating on and premium viewing from town hill. The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. and will be shot from the Whitmire Property.

“We know that some will be disappointed that the fireworks are on a different day, and truthfully, we are too; however, the Town is working with the new vendor to ensure that in the future, July 4th displays are possible and hope that everyone will be supportive and come to the festivities on both days this year,” said Owens.

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.

Presented by the Town of Franklin NC.

* Weather Permitting / Rain Date: TBA

 
Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics Fireworks Over Franklin North Carolina

Produced by Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics

The Town of Franklin is pleased to be working with Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics to produce "Fireworks Over Franklin" for 2024.

Munnerlyn is unrivaled in their pyrotechnic artistry, incorporating the newest and best technologies in the industry into their amazing displays.

Munnerlyn promises one heck of a show this year that everyone will fondly remember!!

Town of Franklin NC Fireworks Safety Information

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION


On July 5th, the Town of Franklin will secure perimeter around the fireworks display site at 15 First Street in Franklin, NC, throughout the day and evening.

There is 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.

Spectators are not allowed to park or view the show within the "hot zone" or launching site. All vehicles parked in the restricted area will be towed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FIREWORKS OVER FRANKLIN:

Where is the fireworks display located?

Fireworks Over Franklin is launched from 15 First Street. This is also know as the Whitmire Property. (see map below)

The elevation of the property allows for great viewing from many locations including: East Franklin, Town Hill and many points in between.

 

 

How do I know if I can see the Fireworks Display?

Fireworks shells will be fired at 9:15p.m. and 9:30 pm. These test shells will help you determine if you need to move to a different location for better viewing.

 

What will happen in the event of rain?

In the event the show has to be postponed due to storms or heavy downpours, a rain date will be announced.

The rain date will be determined by the Town of Franklin and the display provider.

 

Please Note: This page will be updated often as the date approaches. Updates will also be posted on our Facebook page.