Upcoming events to ring in fall at Franklin parks

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Friends of Franklin Parks has announced multiple upcoming events to get residents into the fall spirit.

From a multicultural celebration to the Unite Williamson Interfaith Breakfast and more, the events are diverse and will showcase the best of Franklin’s parks.

See below for upcoming events.

Celebration of Nations

Celebration of Nations a community-wide multicultural food, drink and arts festival with free admission. It will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Bicentennial Park in historic downtown Franklin. 

This year's event will be bigger and more exciting than ever, with two live music and dance stages, a variety of international food vendors, featured drinks and beers, and a special headline performance by the popular Rubiks Groove band. The host organization, Sister Cities of Franklin and Williamson County, is also honored to welcome a local delegation from the country of Panama to share special entertainment and events in honor of Panama's 500th birthday. 

In addition, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., attendees can enjoy a VIP experience under the Global Beer Tent, which includes a curated tour of international beers, souvenir cups and specially prepared tastings by "Super Chef Panama." 

All proceeds will support Franklin's Sister Cities, a non-profit organization, to build and share local cultural and educational experiences in the community. 

To purchase a Global Beer Tent VIP ticket, go to the event page.

Unite Williamson Interfaith Breakfast

Unite Williamson will host its second annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park in Franklin. Community residents of all ages and interfaith leaders from across Williamson County are invited and encouraged to participate in this unifying event. They ask those not able to attend in-person to join the group in praying for the county.

The cost is $5 per person. Purchase tickets through the Unite Williamson Facebook page or their website, www.unitewilliamson.com.  

Family Day at Harlinsdale Farm — Volunteers Needed

The Franklin Parks Department will host its annual Family Day at Harlinsdale Farm on Nov. 2. This free, family friendly event will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and includes a petting zoo, inflatable zone, fall festival, face painting, hay rides, food trucks, horse demonstrations, crafts, pony rides, miniature train rides and more. 

Friends of Franklin Parks will also host equine exhibitions in the Tractor Supply Co. Arena. 

Volunteers are vital to the success of this event. They’ll spend a few hours on the farm facilitating fun in Franklin. Those interested in volunteering can contact Rob Thomas with the Franklin Parks Department at robert.thomas@franklintn.gov.

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