There are plenty of cool shops and boutiques to visit while in Downtown Franklin. Whether it’s clothes, art, home goods, books, or home made soaps one is in the market for, they can find it here. The Franklin Factory is just minutes from downtown which houses Third Coast Clay. This unique experience lets customers choose between mugs, plates, and other pieces to paint and bring home after it is glazed and fired in their kiln.
More than twenty-five locally owned restaurants are proud to call Franklin, TN home. These restaurants are showcased monthly through the Southern Food Tour which takes participants on a stroll through downtown Franklin and stop along the way at six of one of the following: Chapman’s Pie Wagon II, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Merridee’s Breadbasket, IveyCake, Puckett’s Boathouse, Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Café and Franklin Mercantile Deli. This month’s event is Saturday from 2-5pm and costs $45.
Another food event is the Nissan Taste of Music City. This all-inclusive event allows attendees to experience unlimited local food and drinks from wonderful restaurants, breweries, and wineries in the Music City. This year the Taste of Music City will be held in Public Square Park on Saturday at 5pm. General Admission is $55 and $65 day of.
The 20th Annual RC Moon Pie Festival is this Saturday in Bell Buckle, TN. The day starts with a ten-mile run with a grueling hill to push runners to their limit. The course takes runners through back roads and allows them to see the beauty of the countryside. Deep-fried Moon Pies will be waiting at the finish line. After the run, the festivities begin. The day is filled with fun for the whole family with music, clogging, games, skits, and food. All the entertainment must come to an end, but not before cutting the world’s largest Moon Pie.
The 4th Annual Westhaven Porchfest is kicking off on Saturday with musicians performing on porches throughout the community. Everyone is invited to wander through the streets listening to each musician as they indulge spectators in their respected genre from a front porch. Food trucks will available and restaurants in the Town Center will have food specials. This event is free for all.
Love to dance? Don’t know how but want to learn? Big Band Dance at Centennial Park may be the solution. This event supplies free dance lessons and an orchestra where people gather to dance the night away. This event is happening every Saturday at 7pm through August.