FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Valentine’s Day glimmers on the horizon and Franklin wants to help you share the love. Love, Americana Style is a five-day celebration that will take place February 10-14, 2016 to commemorate Valentine’s Day, from break-up to make-up and everything in between.
Whether it’s a candlelight dinner and live Jazz with a romantic stroll beneath the twinkling lights of Main Street or rejoicing in the single life with happy hour and singer/songwriters live on stage, there is something for everyone during this holiday of love. The experience can also be shared with friends and family on social media through the hashtag #AmericanaLove and individual hashtags for each day.
Wednesday, February 10, is Galentine’s Day and all about the ladies. Gather your girlfriends for a night out including 2-for-1 admission for ladies and special Galentine’s drink promotions at Music City Roots, followed by the “Music City Roots After Party” at Kimbros Café. You can also enjoy Jazz Night at Lyrics Restaurant or Lady’s Wine Down Wednesday at Frothy Monkey. #GalentinesDay
Thursday, February 11 is dedicated to “Puppy Love,” for those with “puppy love” in their hearts or furry friends in their lives! Have your picture taken with your dog by acclaimed photographer David Braud at the Franklin Visitor Center from 1-4 p.m., or if you are looking for a new furry friend the Williamson County Animal Shelter will be on hand with rescue dogs looking for a new adopted home. That evening grab a date and head to the Franklin Theatre for a night with the Olate Dog Show, the amazing canine theatrical act and winners of America’s Got Talent, or visit one of the many local venues for some great live music. #PuppyLove
Friday, February 12 is specifically for all those saying “Stupid Cupid” and proudly proclaiming the joys of single life. Grab your other single friends and head out to Kimbros Café to hear Tumbleweed & Company or the Franklin Theatre to see the country-rock band Pure Prairie League. You can also meet for a three-course dinner at Frothy Monkey, check out Gray’s on Main and Puckett’s for dinner specials and live music to help you say “Stupid Cupid,” or simply browse the shops on Main Street for a treat to yourself. #StupidCupid
Saturday, February 13 celebrates “Everlasting Love,” and is the perfect day to share with the whole family. Spend the day with the kids and plan an evening of live music and dinner. Live music can set the mood of your dinner at Lyrics Restaurant or Puckett’s in Leiper’s Fork, while Brian James and The Revival will perform at Kimbros Cafe. #EverlastingLove
Sunday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love to make that someone special feel extraordinary. If you need to pick up any last minute gifts, Walton’s Antique Jewelry is offering 10 percent off and a free rose with every purchase. After the gift is taken care of, plan for brunch at Lyric’s Restaurant or Grey’s on Main. If you prefer to dine with live jazz music, you can find that at Puckett’s in Leiper’s Fork during the day or at Grey’s on Main for dinner. #ValentinesDay
Additional events and special offers will be added in the coming weeks so visit us online at VisitFranklin.com for a full schedule of events.
ABOUT THE WCCVB The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee. The WCCVB stimulates economic growth through the promotion of travel and tourism assets such as history, music, attractions, entertainment, the arts, and events to visitors from around the world. For information on Franklin and Williamson County, visit us on the web at VisitFranklin.com.
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With a passion for new experiences, taking the back roads, and seeing everything possible, Matt serves as Visit Franklin's Senior Director of Public Relations connecting the many unique stories in the Franklin community with great journalists and storytellers worldwide. When not pitching a story idea to travel writers, you’ll likely find him working as a photographer on the sidelines of college and professional sports events across the Southeast.