Downtown Events

Franklin Farmers Market

The Franklin Farmers Market is open for the 2024 season and welcomes you to come out and support area farmers and Virginia Grown products. The Franklin Farmers Market features locally grown/seasonal produce, artisanal goods, crafts, and more! Swing by and support your community farmer’s market.  

Date: April – October

Time: Saturday 9am – 3pm

Location: 210 S. Main Street (next to Depot Visitors Center)

Third Thursdays Concert Series

The City of Franklin is thrilled to present the Third Thursdays Concert Series!  These free community concerts will take place on the 3rd each month from June to September.  Barrett’s Landing Park on the downtown riverfront will be filled with summer vibes and live music featuring local and regional bands. 

Date: June – September 

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: Barrett’s Landing Park

Franklin Cruise-In

Enjoy this weekly Wednesday night cruise-in for car enthusiasts who meet in a family-friendly environment. Open to all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks, and bikes.  Join the Cruise-In Kickoff celebration on May 1st!

Date: Weekly Each Wednesday

Location: 100 S. Main Street 

Time: 4pm 

Franklin Fall Festival

Crafts – Vendors – Food – Live Music – Fun! More info to come as we get closer to the event.

Date: September 28, 2024

Location: Historic Downtown

Time: 9am – 3pm 

Trick or Trot 5K

Join the City of Franklin and Franklin-Southampton United Way for a spooktacular time in Downtown Franklin for the Trick or Trot 5K & Pumpkin Dash. Visit for event details, registration links and volunteer/sponsorship opportunities.

Date: October 12, 2024

Time: 8am (check-In) | 9am 5K | 10:30am Dash

Location: Barrett’s Landing Park | Downtown Franklin, Va

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