Raise the Roofs 2017
4:30 pm16:30

Raise the Roofs 2017

The sixth-annual Friends of Franklin Parks “Raise the Roofs” event promises to be the best party of the summer, including bites from some of Franklin’s most wonderful restaurants, plenty of equestrian-themed entertainment, and a polo match to cap off the evening.

The event, to be held Saturday, August 19th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will take over the Tractor Supply Co. Arena at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm, with a tented grass berm and the natural beauty of the farm as a back drop. Tickets to the event, which includes food, drinks, live entertainment and a live and silent auction, are available for $100 per person. And for the first time, a general admission ticket is available to watch the polo match for $15. All proceeds benefit Friends of Franklin Parks and the organization’s efforts to continually enhance and connect the City’s 16-park system.

Click here for more information. Tickets can be purchased here!

Raise the Roofs Tickets

Coffee with Parks
8:00 am08:00

Coffee with Parks

  • Eastern Flank Event Facility

What's going on in our Parks with Friends of Franklin Parks and Lisa Clayton, City of Franklin Parks Director.

Join us for coffee and conversation about the City of Franklin's 16 parks, The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, trails, Riverwalk & connectivity. This discussion will take place at the Eastern Flank Event Facility (1368 Eastern Flank Circle). For questions, contact Torrey at torrey@friendsoffranklinparks.org. 

Independence Day Fireworks & Celebration
6:00 pm18:00

Independence Day Fireworks & Celebration

  • The Tractor Supply Co. Arena

The City of Franklin, WAKM, and Friends of Franklin Parks are partnering to enhance the Fireworks show at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm, at 239 Franklin Road, with live music and refreshments at Tractor Supply Co. Arena in the park.

Residents are invited to come to The Park at Harlinsdale farm to park their cars and enjoy the fireworks show. Now Friends of Franklin Parks are encouraging folks to get out of their cars and enjoy the show from the prime viewing area inside the Tractor Supply arena!

Gates to the park open at 5 pm with the Music, Food and Fun starting at 6 p.m., Events and Catering by Suzette will be grilling burgers, brats and hot dogs at the concessions stand, and cold beverages and treats will be available for purchase. This year, Mantra Artisan Ales will be there pouring their locally brewed ales. Guests can grab a seat on the terraced berm or set up blankets and chairs in the arena. At 6:00 pm, live music will begin with The Frank Hurd Band and then local favorite Rubiks Groove will keep the entire family entertained until the fireworks show which begins just after 9 pm.

The Independence Day event is free and open to the public, with food and beverage available for purchase. Donations to Friends of Franklin Parks will be appreciated, and proceeds will be used to make further improvements to the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Friends of Franklin Parks is currently raising funds to add additional amenities to the Tractor Supply Co. Arena, other structures at Harlinsdale Farm and work on connecting our parks through trails and a riverwalk.

Presenting Sponsors for the Music inside the Tractor Supply Arena are Coca Cola, and Mantra Artisan Ales.

Keep an eye on the City and Friends of Franklin Parks Facebook pages for any weather-related updates.

10:00 am10:00

Arbor Day Celebration

Come celebrate Arbor Day at Pinkerton Park. Sapling giveaways and tree climbing!