Celebrating 4th of July

Happy 4th of July Middle Tennessee!

The annual Franklin on the Fourth free, patriotic festival presented by the Franklin Lion’s Club will begin at 10 a.m. in historic downtown Franklin.  The celebration of freedom event will include music, food and craft vendors, kid’s zone, antique cars, petting zoo and children’s parade.  Franklin on the Fourth will conclude at 8 p.m. to allow ample time to get to the fireworks display at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm.  Live music at Harlinsdale Farm begins at 6 p.m.  The fireworks display put on by the city of Franklin and its sponsors begins at approximately 9 p.m.

Over 200,000 people are expected to attend the Nashville “Let Freedom Sing!” 4th of July celebration event that includes music, food trucks and a family fun zone with inflatables, water slides and climbing walls.  For security purposes, entry points are limited to Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Avenues at Demonbreun and Commerce.  The event begins at noon with music at the Broadway Stage.  Grammy Award-winning country group Lady Antebellum will headline a free concert before the fireworks display.  The Ascend Amphitheater doors open at 4 p.m. and the fireworks show starts at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Places where you can watch the Nashville fireworks that are free include: Lower Broadway, The Green at Riverfront Park and Music City Walk of Fame Park.  There are also many rooftop watch parties at various bars in the downtown area.

How are you planning to celebrate this year?



The Best Dog Parks in Williamson County

Hey Williamson County!  Who here has a dog? or Maybe you’re planning a move to the Williamson County area with a furry pal.

Here’s a list of all the best local dog parks where you can hang out with your furry friends.  Which one is your favorite?

K-9 Korral Dog Park: Located at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm (239 Franklin Road), this dog park features 4-acres of open space for your dog to explore. The entrance for this dog park is located at the north entrance of Harlinsdale Farm.

Freedom Run Dog Park:  Located at Liberty Park (2098 Turning Wheel Lane), this dog park is a 1-acre park that has a section for small dogs under 30 pounds and a large dog area for those over 30 pounds.

Maggie’s Bark Park:  Located at Williamson County Animal Center (106 Claude Yates Drive), this dog park offers a quarter mile walking trail and two fenced areas. The larger area features agility equipment for adult dogs.  The other area is for puppies and dogs under 30 pounds. Other features include a drinking fountain, covered benches and kiddie pools for the pooches.

Blake’s Bark Park: Located at Trinity Park (3680 N. Chapel Road), this dog park features a walking trail and an area for large dogs over 30 pounds as well as an area for small dogs under 30 pounds.

Nutro Dog Park:  Located in Thompson’s Station (4559 Columbia Pike), the entrance is visible from the intersection of Critz Lane and Columbia Pike and offers 4-acres of space and two fenced areas, one for large dogs and one for small dogs under 25 pounds and a covered bench seat.

The Bark Park:  Located at Evans Park in Spring Hill (563 Maury Hill), this dog park can be found behind the ball field and features an obstacle course as well as two separate sections, one for large and one for small dogs.

Nolensville Dog Park:  Located near Nolensville Elementary School (2310 Rocky Fork Road), this dog park features obstacle courses, a water fountain, separate areas for large and small dogs and a covered bench seat.

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