With Easter weekend right around the corner, Franklin is pulling out all the stops. Check out a few activities coming up, perfect for the whole family:
Arbor Day Celebration
Where: Pinkerton Park, Franklin
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Get your fill of trees — and climb one while you’re at it — as the Franklin Tree Commission and the city of Franklin Parks Department host an Arbor Day celebration Saturday at Pinkerton Park. Visitors to the event can enjoy kids’ activities and tree climbing, and can also get free tree saplings. Food trucks will be on hand as well for lunchtime.
Attendees will also get to see the park’s new ADA-friendly pavilion that includes a ping-pong table.
Audrey Hepburn films
Where: Franklin Theatre
When: Various days, times
Fans of Audrey Hepburn have a reason to be indoors this weekend as the Franklin Theatre shows three of her films that also star Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and George Peppard. First up is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” a 1961 movie based on the Truman Capote novel and featuring the classic character Holly Golightly. It shows Friday at 7 p.m. and again Sunday at 7 p.m. Sabrina (1954), also starring Bogart and Holden, shows Saturday afternoon at 4. The trio concludes with what may be the favorite of most Hepburn fans, “Roman Holiday” (1953), which also stars Peck. Hepburn won an Oscar for her performance of a royal princess who wants to break free of her structured life and experience Rome on her own (and with Gregory Peck, of course). It shows Saturday and Sunday, both at 7 p.m.
Franklin Farmers Market
Where: Adjacent to The Factory at Franklin
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Now that spring is fully in bloom, farmers are making their way to the Franklin Farmers Market with springtime produce as well as other fresh and homemade items that could be a part of Easter dinner. In addition to leafy vegetables, there are meats, eggs, breads, jams and scores more. There are also food vendors for breakfast or lunch and craft vendors for browsing and buying. The next big event at the Franklin Farmers Market is the Strawberry Festival May 18.
Where: Strahl Street Park Pavilion, Franklin
When: Saturday, Noon-3 p.m.
Bring a dish to share at a potluck lunch and plan to come for entertainment in this event hosted by the Williamson County Democratic Party. Among the performers and activities:
- Danza Tonantzin De Smyra Aztec Dance Group
- The Major Minors, LFBTQ Youth Choir
- Classic Car Show presented by Cumberland Region of Lambda Car Club International
- El Jefe 96.7 FM will be broadcasting live on site!