Community Events


Friday Nights On the Tar

When: EVERY 3rd Friday in April - Sept | 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: Downtown Louisburg Amphitheatre
Description: Held each 3rd Friday in April-Sept featuring local groups in a family-friendly environment. 

Pickin' on the Square

When: EVERY Friday in late May - Oct | 7 - 9PM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Description: Held each Friday from May-October featuring local folk groups. A calendar of dates is to be set in the coming months.

Airing of the Quilts

When: May 11, 2019 | 9AM - 4PM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Description: Display of quilts by local businesses and homeowners, showcases the Appalachian heritage of Franklin County

Taste of Scotland Festival

When: Jun 15, 2019 | 9AM - 4PM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Description: Day of Scottish food and reenactments.

Independence Parade and Celebration

When: Jun 22, 2019 | 5PM - 10PM
Location: Mt. Pleasant
Description: Parade and festival to celebrate America's independence.

Stand Up for America

When: June 29, 2019 | 3pM - 10PM
Location: Franklinton Elementary School
Description: 4th of July celebration--anyone can attend. 

All-American 4th of July Celebration

When: Jul 4, 2019 | 10AM - 12PM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Description: 4th of July festival--anyone can participate.

Appalachian Heritage Festival

When: Jul 20, 2019 | 9AM - 4PM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Description: Craftsmen and musicians create the festival to celebrate the Appalachian heritage of Franklin County.

15th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival 

When: Aug 17, 2019 | 10AM - 4PM
Location: Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center
Description:  Celebrate the history of Franklin County and the heritage of its residents.

Youngsville Fall Festival

When: Sept 28, 2019 | 9AM - 2PM
Location: Faith Baptist Church
Description: Family festival including a car show, crafts, and food vendors. 

23rd Annual Pumpkin Fest

When: Oct 19, 2019 | 9AM - 4PM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Description: All things pumpkin: Pumpkin roll, pumpkin eating contest, etc.

Veteran's Parade and Ceremony

When: Nov 11, 2019 | 10:30AM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Description: Parade to honor Veterans

Winter Wonderland Night One

When: Nov 30, 2019 | 5 - 8PM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Description: Christmas/Winter festival complete with tree lighting. Coincides with Small Business Saturday.

Christmas Tree Lighting

When: December 5, 2019 | 6PM
Location: Downtown Louisburg
Description: A great family event with singing, snacks, and Santa.

A Christmas Carol

When: December 6, 2019 | 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Location: 100 East Washington St
Description: A performance of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story at the Nash Arts Center.

Christmas Parade

When: December 7, 2019 | 11AM
Location: Mt. Pleasant
Description: Parade to celebrate Christmas.

Winter Wonderland Night Two

When: December 7, 2019 | 5 - 8PM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Description: Extension of Winter Wonderland night one.

Free Shredding w/ Toys for Tots

When: December 10, 2019 | 11AM - 1PM
Location: Youngsville Town Hall
Description: A fantastic opportunity to get shred documents with the only cost being an unwrapped toy that will go to Toys for Tots.