4th of July in Franklin & Brentwood: Events, road closures and more

Both Brentwood and Franklin will host fireworks displays July 4. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Both Brentwood and Franklin will host fireworks displays July 4. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Both Brentwood and Franklin will host fireworks displays July 4. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The 4th of July is quickly approaching and the cities of Franklin and Brentwood are gearing up for area events.

Events on the 4th

The city of Franklin will host Franklin on the Fourth beginning with a festival in the Public Square sponsored by the Franklin Lion's Club featuring vendors, food, antique cars and live music. The festival will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the Children's Patriotic Parade at 5 p.m. and a performance from the Jason Lee McKinney Band at 6:30 p.m.

Down the road at The Farm at Harlinsdale Park, doors will open at 5 p.m. for the Fourth of July Celebration hosted by Friends of Franklin Parks featuring live music and a fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m. While attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets, outside coolers will not be permitted. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The city of Brentwood will host its annual Red, White and Boom July 4th Celebration in Crockett Park's amphitheater, located at 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood. Live music from Tim Akers and the Smoking Section will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a fireworks show at 9 p.m. The park will open at 5 p.m., and food trucks, including Roadhouse Grille, Nashville Chicken and Waffles and Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, will be on-site.

Road closures

In Franklin, residents can expect to see road closures in downtown's Public Square beginning in the morning as festival vendors set set up.

Drivers should also be aware of traffic along Franklin Road near Harlinsdale Park before and after the fireworks show, which is slated to begin at 9 p.m.

In Brentwood, the city has announced all roads into Crockett Park will be closed at approximately 8 p.m., and drop-offs for residents hoping to go to the event will not be permitted.

The following roads will be open for one-way traffic only for drivers exiting the park:

  • Wilson Pike: northbound from Crockett Road to Concord Road

  • Wilson Pike: southbound from Crockett Road to Moores Lane

  • Crockett Road: eastbound from the rear park exit to Arrowhead Drive

  • Crockett Road: westbound from Volunteer Parkway to Wilson Pike


Personal fireworks use is not permitted within the cities of Franklin and Brentwood, including the use of sparklers or bottle rockets. Violators are subject to fines.

Residents can report violations by calling non-emergency lines at 615-371-0160 for the city of 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.


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