6 events to check out in Williamson County in July, August

The Main Street Festival returns in July with in-person events. (Courtesy The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County)
The Main Street Festival returns in July with in-person events. (Courtesy The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County)

The Main Street Festival returns in July with in-person events. (Courtesy The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County)

Summer is in full swing, and there are a number of community events to add to your calendar to make the most of the season.

Main Street Festival

July 17-18


The Heritage Foundation will host the annual Main Street Festival in downtown Franklin with artisans; vendors; activities games; and food from eateries such as Kona Ice, Loveless Cafe and Cousins Maine Lobster as well as a beer garden. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). Main Street, Franklin. www.williamsonheritage.org

Listen to musicians at Bluegrass along the Harpeth


July 23-24


This annual event benefiting the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission will be held in Franklin’s Public Square and feature live music performances as well as contests. 7-10 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.). Free (admission). Third Avenue, Franklin. www.bluegrassalongtheharpeth.com

Celebrate Franklin Pride

July 31


In partnership with PFLAG-Franklin, Franklin Pride will host its inaugural event at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The event will feature a craft fair, vendor booths, food trucks, beer and wine, and live music. 12:30-6 p.m. Free (admission). 239 Franklin Road, Franklin. www.franklinpridetn.com

See cars at a veteran fundraiser

July 31


The Vietnam Veterans of America will host its inaugural Benefit Show at The Elks Lodge. Participants can register to showcase their vehicles for $20. Admission for spectators is free; however, donations will be accepted. 8 a.m.-noon. 485 Meadow Oak Drive, Franklin. 615-870-2294. www.vva.org

Visit the county fair

Aug. 6-14


The Williamson County Fair returns to the Ag Expo Park with games, rides, exhibits, contests and food. Hours vary by day. $9 (adults), $5 (children). 4215 Long Lane Franklin. 615-794-4386. www.williamsoncountyfair.org

See live music at FirstBank Amphitheater's inaugural season

The FirstBank Amphitheater kicks off its inaugural season with a music lineup.

4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin • 615-763-3367

www.firstbankampitheater.com

Aug. 3: Together Feeding Nashville benefit

Aug. 5-6: Greta Van Fleet

Aug. 12: Counting Crows

Aug. 27: Lady A

Aug. 29: Harry Connick Jr.

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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