6 events to check out in Franklin, Brentwood this June

Carnton was the site of the Civil War's Battle of Franklin in 1864 and served as a field hospital during the battle. The gardens on the grounds today replicate the same gardens on the day of the Battle of Franklin. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

Carnton was the site of the Civil War's Battle of Franklin in 1864 and served as a field hospital during the battle. The gardens on the grounds today replicate the same gardens on the day of the Battle of Franklin. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

With schools closed and summer approaching, Franklin and Brentwood are hosting a number of events to keep the whole family busy in June.

Fishin’ on the Farm

June 3-4

The city of Franklin hosts an event for children age 12 and younger to fish at the city’s catch-and-release pond. Poles and bait will be provided; however, individuals can bring their own. Parents must accompany children, according to the city. 9-11 a.m. (both days). Free. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin. 615-794-2103. www.franklintn.gov

Brentwood Summer Concert Series

June 6 & 20

The city's Summer Concert Series, which was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will kick off at Crockett Park, located at 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood. The series will feature four concerts each beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Concerts will also feature food trucks such as Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, Bradley's Curbside Creamery and Roadhouse Grille. June 6 will feature the Bicho Brothers, a classic rock and Latin percussion band, and June 20 will feature Sixwire, a country music group. 6-8 p.m. Free (admission). 615-371-0060. www.brentwoodtn.gov

Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival

June 12

The festival is set to return at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin and will feature multiple hot air balloons, food trucks, live music, vendors and a children's zone. The event was previously held at Westhaven. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Price TBD. 239 Franklin Road, Franklin.

Movie in the Park

June 18

The city of Franklin hosts a movie night at Pinkerton Park. Residents are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to sit on during the movie, and concessions will be available for purchase. The movie shown will be the 2019 Disney film, “Frozen 2.” 8 p.m. Free (admission). 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. 615-791-3217. www.franklintn.gov

Juneteenth Celebration

June 18-20

The Franklin Justice & Equity Coalition has partnered with the Battle of Franklin Trust, Fuller Story and the city of Franklin to host the inaugural Juneteenth Gala at Carnton, a festival in the Public Square in downtown Franklin and a Sunday worship service at Strong Tower Bible Church. Times and locations vary. Free (admission to festival and worship service), $100 (per person for gala). http://fjecwilco.org

Carnton Sunset Concert Series

June 27

The Battle of Franklin Trust kicks off its annual concert series at the Franklin historic home Carnton with a performance from Rubiks Groove. Food and drinks can be purchased at the event, or guests can bring their own. 6-8 p.m. (gates open at 4 p.m.). $12-$15 (adults), $5.50-$8 (children). 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. 615-794-0903. www.boft.org
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.


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