8 Ways To Have a Fantastic Fiesta in Franklin This May!
Can you believe how fast this year is flying by? Just like that, we’re going to blink and it’ll be Christmas again in Franklin, Tennessee! Well, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, if you haven’t taken a look at all the incredible events happening in Franklin in May, then check them out below. With new accommodations like Dogwood Cottage opening up, you’ll want to check out the video below and start booking your weekend getaway today!
Ready? Here we go!
The Rambling at Southall
You must know about Southall and The Rambling, period. The Rambling, hosted by Chef Tyler Brown, is a series of family-style dining events, featuring a unique menu each week, crafted by the culinary team on the farm at Southall. As a farm-based culinary destination, there is no better way to enjoy the Southall culture than dinner under the stars, surrounded by the greenhouses and gardens that will soon be the engine of a world-class resort experience. Ticket price includes food, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, and tip. Complimentary beer and wine will also be served. If you get the chance to attend one of these, take advantage. You’ll love it!
Eat the Street Food Truck Festival
Everyone’s favorite food truck festival returns to Franklin Bicentennial Park! Eat the Street: Franklin’s First Festival of Food Trucks, on May 3. This is a great night to bring the whole family out to get some great grub and enjoy the beautiful park in Franklin. Plus, proceeds from the festival support the 21st District Recovery Court!
Find yourself in Franklin on the first Friday of every month for the free, monthly art crawl that takes participants through downtown Franklin’s historic buildings, and celebrates Williamson County’s unique artistic talent! Join the crew from Visit Franklin at the Visitor Center as well!
Westhaven 5k Memory Run
If you’re ready to stretch your legs, then make plans to participate in the inaugural Westhaven 5K Memory Run and Kids Fun Run to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is $30 on the day of the event.
Honor the Fallen 5k
The second 5k around Franklin in May honors fallen military heroes and benefits families of fallen military through Medals of Honor. Both the 5K and Memorial Mile takes you through the majestic landscape of The Grove. Located minutes from historic Franklin, Tennessee, The Grove is a 1,100-acre, private, gated community offering a distinctive club lifestyle, complete with Williamson County’s only Greg Norman Signature Golf Course. The Memorial Mile is an emotional, mile-long walk commemorating Tennessee’s fallen service members, as each of the fallen Service Members being honored has a sign along the course. The Memorial Mile is a FREE event, but registration is required.
Fiesta de Mayo
Who doesn’t love tacos? Mojo’s is marking their first anniversary with a “Fiesta de Mayo” celebration Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at The Factory at Franklin. The family-friendly event, hosted in partnership with Mockingbird Theater, will feature live music, drink specials, giveaways and more.
The 70th annual Franklin Rodeo will return to Franklin on May 16, 17, & 18. Doors open at 5:30. This year, featuring “Whiplash” the cowboy monkey! The rodeo will feature PRCA pro rodeo events each night plus kids calf scramble, mutton bustin’ and new this year, (adult) pony hop races! You’ll also find a new VIP corral featuring all-inclusive drinks, dinner & Rodeo ticket or add-on cocktails in the cantina.
The Still House Sessions
The Still House Sessions will thrill whiskey and music lovers alike with a series of monthly shows in one of Tennessee’s premiere distilleries, the Leiper’s Fork Distillery. “Runnin’ with Ol’ Waylon” – Music and Memories of Waylon Jennings, is a concert experience that chronicles one of the most powerful movements in Country Music history. In the mid-70’s, Waylon Jennings and his band The Waylors were a pivotal force that knocked Nashville and country music back on its heels. By Waylon standing up for the right to create music in his own way, a movement was born called Outlaw Music. This new sound and approach propelled him and other artists like Willie Nelson, and Jessi Colter to a level traditionally known to only rock and pop artists. Runnin’ With Ol’ Waylon gives the audience a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating personal stories, never before seen video and images as well as great performances of Waylon’s music, all from the band who lived it, Waymore’s Outlaws.
Naturally, there are dozens more of great events but these are just a few we wanted to highlight in May. If you know of others that we need to know about, be sure to mention them in the comments below! Hope to see you soon!