Nashville Elvis Festival, whiskey tasting: 5 things to do in Franklin and Brentwood this weekend, March 29-31

The Franklin Theatre hosts nine events as part of the third annual festival.

The Franklin Theatre hosts nine events as part of the third annual festival.

From Elvis sightings to outdoor hikes, there is a lot to do in Franklin and Brentwood this weekend.

See the return of "The King" at the Nashville Elvis Festival

March 28-31
The Franklin Theatre hosts nine events as part of the third annual festival, which includes live music performances and a contest to crown the ultimate Elvis tribute artist. Times and prices vary by date. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 615-538-2076.

Shop for gifts and support Franklin High School

March 30
Franklin High School’s class of 2020 and the FHS parent association host the sixth annual Spring Market, offering a number of items, including gifts, home decor, jewelry and foods. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). Franklin High School, 810 Hillsboro Road, Franklin.

Check out the Kids Arts Festival

March 30
The annual Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee returns to downtown Franklin and includes a juried exhibit with a variety of multimedia pieces by artists from grades K-12. The event also features live music and theater performances. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. 615-791-3217.

Welcome springtime at the Whiskey Warmer

March 30
Whiskey Warmer Franklin hosts an event for adults age 21 years or older with live music, food trucks and whiskey samples. Tickets are good for 15 samples, and proceeds benefit the Westhaven Foundation. 6-9 p.m. $44. Westhaven Residents Club, 401 Cheltenham Ave., Franklin.

Take a hike to see spring flowers

March 30
Owl's Creek Nature Sanctuary hosts an adult-only hike along the trails to view flowers and wildlife in the area. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $12 per hiker. Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood.

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


The staff works with abused children and families in Middle Tennessee. (Photos courtesy Davis House Child Advocacy Center)
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President and CEO George Hampton and Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little (center) facilitated a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Currax's new headquarters Sept. 29. (Courtesy Currax Pharmaceuticals)
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Local officials will unveil a statue honoring members of the U.S. Colored Troops on Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Franklin, Battle of Franklin Trust)
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New Williamson County Schools Board Member Josh Brown was appointed during the Oct. 11 Williamson County Commission meeting. (Screenshot via Williamson County)
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Serrato's Steakhouse is slated to open Oct. 20. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch returns Oct. 16. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
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