Main Street Festival

April 23-24, 2022

Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

 

Main Street, Downtown Franklin, TN

Celebrate Spring On Main Street!

The Main Street Festival attracts 120,000+ visitors annually to enjoy eclectic arts and crafts vendors, superb entertainment, great food & drink, and fun for the entire family right in the heart of historic downtown Franklin.  This beloved annual tradition produced by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN is consistently listed among the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

  • 150+ Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • 30+ Food & Beverage Vendors
  • KidZone presented by Grace Chapel
  • PetZone presented by Mars Petcare
  • Spring Street presented by Geico
  • Acoustic Stage presented by Lipscomb University
  • Beer Garden by Bavarian Bierhaus Nashville
  • Whiskey Lounge by Lieper's Fork Distillery
  • Main Stage Entertainment

Arts & Crafts

More than 150 artisans and craftspeople will showcase their work giving festival goers access to shop and experience unique local, regional, national and even international crafts, products, foods and giftables. New this year will be a Fine Arts Gallery with top artisans showcasing works such as pottery, photography, hand-crafted jewelry and more.

Fun Activities

Festival fans will find the return of many treasured experiences including the popular KidsZone presented by Grace Chapel featuring children’s activities, games, arts and crafts. Furry friends are also welcome with the return of PetZone by MARS Petcare featuring activities and promotions along with onsite pet adoptions through the Williamson County Animal Shelter. Spring Street presented by Geico will have plenty of interactive arts, movement and fun surprises.

Food & Drink

An enhanced food menu awaits with more cold snacks and beverages. Festival favorites return including fresh donuts, kettle corn, fried brussels sprouts, Kona Ice and Cousin’s Maine Lobster, but new food experiences include Loveless Café, 40 Below Joe and Jericho Coffee.

Live Entertainment

Don’t miss live entertainment on the Main Street Festival Main Stage, The Acoustic Stage presented by Lipscomb University, and The Franklin Theatre presented by School of Rock

Downtown Shopping

All Downtown Franklin merchants will be open and celebrating with specials, features and promotions for enhanced shopping, dining and entertainment throughout the historic district.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parking & Shuttles

Park & Ride

  • Franklin Transit will offer shuttle services to and from the festival starting at 10:00 AM Saturday morning and 11:00 am on Sunday morning. Shuttle rides are $1 per person, each way. All Franklin Transit vehicles are ADA accessible. No pets (except certified services animals), non- folding strollers, or food & drink (bottled water is permitted).
  • Franklin Transit Locations: Pick up locations will be the Park at Harlinsdale Farm and Franklin High School (last shuttle leaves 15 minutes before the end of the festival).

Handicap Accessible Parking

  • Please use the 2nd and 4th Avenue garages or Franklin Transit’s Park & Ride service.

Limited Downtown Parking

  • There is also limited parking downtown (no street parking within the festival footprint).

Weather and Other Emergencies

The festival is rain or shine. Please come prepared for the predicted weather. If there are high winds or storms that make the conditions unsafe, the festival will be closed.

First Aid & Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911. If you’re in need of first-aid or non-life-threatening medical attention, please visit the Williamson Medical Center EMS & First Aid booth on Public Square

Restrooms

  • Inside Visitor Center (4th Ave North)
  • Inside City Hall (3rd Ave South and Public Square, behind Stage)
  • Inside 4th Ave Church of Christ
  • Restroom Trailer (3rd Ave South, next to City Hall)
  • Portable Restrooms (4th Ave S next to parking garage, 3rd Ave N, 2nd Ave/Main at Landmark Bank)

Lost & Found

Visit the Heritage Foundation booth (C1) on Public Square for lost items and more information.

Pet-Friendly Features & Tips

  • Prepare for your pet – bring hydration & waste bags
  • Keep your furry friend leashed – This helps to ensure they are secure in the crowd and other attendees don’t get any unwanted attention.
  • Keep it clean – please be a responsible pet owner and pick up after your pet.
  • Weather 101 – Keep in mind any impending inclement weather and plan accordingly for your pet.
  • Be your pet’s best advocate – Know your pet, including what they link and do not like, so you can know if the festival environment will be appropriate for them.

Parking & Shuttles

Park & Ride

  • Franklin Transit will offer shuttle services to and from the festival starting at 10:00 AM Saturday morning and 11:00 am on Sunday morning. Shuttle rides are $1 per person, each way. All Franklin Transit vehicles are ADA accessible. No pets (except certified services animals), non- folding strollers, or food & drink (bottled water is permitted).
  • Franklin Transit Locations: Pick up locations will be the Park at Harlinsdale Farm and Franklin High School (last shuttle leaves 15 minutes before the end of the festival).

Handicap Accessible Parking

  • Please use the 2nd and 4th Avenue garages or Franklin Transit’s Park & Ride service.

Limited Downtown Parking

  • There is also limited parking downtown (no street parking within the festival footprint).

Weather and Other Emergencies

The festival is rain or shine. Please come prepared for the predicted weather. If there are high winds or storms that make the conditions unsafe, the festival will be closed.

First Aid & Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911. If you’re in need of first-aid or non-life-threatening medical attention, please visit the Williamson Medical Center EMS & First Aid booth on Public Square

Restrooms

  • Inside Visitor Center (4th Ave North)
  • Inside City Hall (3rd Ave South and Public Square, behind Stage)
  • Inside 4th Ave Church of Christ
  • Restroom Trailer (3rd Ave South, next to City Hall)
  • Portable Restrooms (4th Ave S next to parking garage, 3rd Ave N, 2nd Ave/Main at Landmark Bank)

Lost & Found

Visit the Heritage Foundation booth (C1) on Public Square for lost items and more information.

Pet-Friendly Features & Tips

  • Prepare for your pet – bring hydration & waste bags
  • Keep your furry friend leashed – This helps to ensure they are secure in the crowd and other attendees don’t get any unwanted attention.
  • Keep it clean – please be a responsible pet owner and pick up after your pet.
  • Weather 101 – Keep in mind any impending inclement weather and plan accordingly for your pet.
  • Be your pet’s best advocate – Know your pet, including what they link and do not like, so you can know if the festival environment will be appropriate for them.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Through the First Horizon Foundation, we are constantly investing in organizations across our footprint that do important work every day to make the places we serve better and stronger.

Since 1864, First Horizon has been committed to the customers and communities we serve. For more than 150 years we have strengthened communities by collaborating with nonprofit, community development and civic partners to meet community needs, encourage growth and support sustainability.  This commitment extends to supporting the Main Street Festival in Franklin, TN.

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About The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County

The Main Street Festival is one of three major, highly-anticipated festivals produced by the nonprofit Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN for the cultural and economic benefit of the community.  Between the Spring's Main Street Festival, the Fall's PumpkinFest, and Winter's Dickens of a Christmas, the seasonal festivals annually attract over 300,000 visitors and contribute an estimated $10 million in local economic impact.