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Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, founded by Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin and co-produced by Justin Timberlake, takes place each September at 200-plus acre Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Photo Courtesy Visit Franklin.

April 27: Movies in the Park, 6pm, Crockett Park, 1490 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood. “Mary Poppins Returns” will be shown in the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater. Free. www.brentwoodtn.gov; (615) 371-0060.

April 27-28: 36th annual Main Street Festival, sponsored by Main Street Franklin and the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Music, arts & crafts, food, children’s activities. Draws 100k over 2 days. Free. williamsonheritage.org/mainstreet; (615) 591-8500.

May 2-5: Nashville Golf Open, Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, Brentwood. This is one of 27 PGA Tour-owned Web.com Tour events and benefits the Snedeker Foundation. Parking at Ravenwood High School, 1724 Wilson Pike, Brentwood. $10-$175. www.ngogolf.com;

May 3: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists on display.

May 4, 5,11,12,18,19,25,26, 27: Tennessee Renaissance Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington. Travel back to 16th Century England at Castle Gwynn. Free children’s activities. $23-$130. www.tnrenfest.com; (615) 395-9950.

May 9: 30th annual Steak & Burger Dinner, The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Dinner benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. $125. bgcmt.org; (615) 628-8188.

May 16-18: 70th annual Franklin Rodeo, presented by Franklin Rotary Club. Kicks off at noon, May 11, with annual parade in downtown Franklin. PRCA pro rodeo events, 7 p.m. each night

. Free parking, Williamson County Ag Expo, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. www.franklinrodeo.com

May 17: Touch-a-Truck, 5-8 p.m., Jim Warren Park, 705 Boyd Mill Ave., Franklin. Trucks, tractors, machines, police cars, fire trucks and more. Food trucks, music. Free. www.franklintn.gov; (615) 794-2103.

June 6-8: Swanky Plank Vintage and Handmade Market at Rippavilla Plantation. Vendors come from all over to showcase their vintage, antique, repurposed, handmade, small-batch and artisan goods. Friday, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

June 7: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists on display.

June 9: Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park, 1490 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood. Brentwood’s free summer concert series kicks off with Rubiks Groove; June 23, Six Wire; July 14, South Street Players. Free. www.brentwoodtn.gov; (615) 371-0060.

July 3-4: Independence Day festivities take place around the county. Among the largest: Franklin on the Fourth, July 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Franklin; Red, White and Boom featuring the Kadillacs, July 4, 7 p.m., Crockett Park, 1490 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood; July 3rd Celebration, Fairview City Hall, 7100 City Center Circle, Fairview; Nolensville, date TBA, Nolensville Park, 2310 Nolensville Park Road. June 15: Brentfest, 3-10 p.m., Crockett Park, 1490 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood. An afternoon and evening celebration of Brentwood’s 50th anniversary. Kid zone, food trucks, beer garden, live music. Free. www.brentwoodtn50.org; (615) 371-0060.

July 5: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists.

July 13: Experience Spring Hill is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is hosted by the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce. Bring out the family and get ready to shop, eat and play at this events which grows larger every year.

July 26-27: Bluegrass Along the Harpeth fiddler’s jamboree, Franklin Square. Friday night bluegrass bands; Saturday bluegrass competitions. Free. www.bluegrassalongtheharpeth.com; (615) 390-3588.

Aug. 2: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists.

Aug. 2-10: Williamson County Fair, daily hours vary, Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. Stage shows, midway, 4-H agricultural exhibits, Fair pageants, fireworks, competitive events in culinary arts, livestock, more. www.williamsoncountyfair.org; (615) 794-4FUN (4386).

Aug. 7: First day of school for Franklin Special School District (early dismissal).

Aug. 9: First day of school for Williamson County Schools students (early dismissal).

Aug. 10: Harvest Party at Arrington Vineyards. This is an all day event where Kix Brooks will take the stage and you can hear jazz by 9 Volt Romeo. Food trucks and other catering available.

Aug. 16 – Sept. 8: Studio Tenn presents Mamma Mia! This musical tells the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father through ABBA’s timeless songs. Tickets range from $35 to $90.

Sept. 6: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists.

Sept. 14, 2019: 35th annual Nature Fest, Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. Music and entertainment, kids’ activities, food, games, local vendors. www.fairviewchamber.org; (615) 799-9290.

Sept. 21-22: Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, The Park at Harlinsdale, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin. A diverse lineup of musicians plays on 5 stages. Pilgrimagefestival.com

Sept. 2019: 5th annual Walk in the Park, date TBA, 2-6 p.m., Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, 1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood. Rain or shine. Hiking, children’s events, music, food, beverages. Benefits Citizens for Brentwood Green Space and Smith Park. www.brentwoodgreenspace.org.

Sept. 28: Public Safety Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brentwood Place, 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood. Visit with Brentwood’s first responders, check out fire trucks and police cars, fire safety tips. Free. www.brentwoodtn.gov; (615) 371-0060.

Oct. 4: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists.

Oct. 5: 46th annual Heritage Ball, Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. Williamson County’s longest-running black-tie event benefits Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Seated dinner, music, live and silent auction. Tickets on sale in August. Williamsonheritage.org; (615) 591-8500.

Oct. 5: 8th annual Westhaven Porch Fest, with live music throughout the west Franklin development. 4-8 p.m. Free. westhaventn.com; (615) 791-6740.

Oct. 10: Rendezvous at Ravenswood, 6pm, Smith Park, 1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood. An evening of celebration at Ravenswood Mansion concludes Brentwood’s 50th anniversary events. Ticket price TBA. www.brentwoodtn50.org; (615) 371-0060.

Oct. 12: Spring Hill Art Walk takes place 12-4 p.m. on Main Street. This family-friendly event is packed with artistic and musical talent.

Oct. 25: 15th annual Franklin Wine Festival, 7-10 p.m., The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Franklin. Popular wine tasting event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Ticket price TBA. Mentorakid.rallybound.org/franklinwinefestival; (615) 522-5665.

Oct. 26: 36th annual Pumpkinfest, downtown Franklin, sponsored by Main Street Franklin and the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Family oriented fall festival. Costume contests, arts and crafts, food, music, entertainment. Free. williamsonheritage.org/pumpkinfest; (615) 591-8500.

Nov. 1: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists.

Nov. 2: Family Day at Harlinsdale Farm, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 239 Franklin Road, Franklin. Petting zoo, inflatables, hay rides, food trucks, more. Free. www.franklintn.gov/; 615-794-2103.

Nov. 2: Wine Down Main Street, downtown Franklin. Wine tasting stations along Main Street, 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue, food stations, live music. Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs. $75-$200pp. bgcmt.org/wine-down-main-street; (615) 628-8188.

Nov. 2019: Franklin Veterans Day Parade, 11 a.m., route begins at W. Main and 5th Ave., travels up Main Street to Second Avenue. Remembers and honors local veterans. Free. www.franklintn.gov/; (615) 794-1594.

Nov. 7-9: Blue & Gray Days, Carter House, 1140 Columbia Ave., Franklin, and Carnton, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. Guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and 1800s living histories. $10. Boft.org; (615) 794-0903.

Nov. 30: Battle of Franklin Illumination, Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. 10,000 luminaries are lighted at dusk to honor the Battle of Franklin’s casualties. Free. Boft.org; (615) 794-0903.

Dec. 2: City of Brentwood’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5 p.m., John P. Holt Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. Special music, holiday treats. Free. Readings of “The Polar Express” in the Reading Room (free ticketed event). www.brentwoodtn.gov; (615) 371-0060.

Dec. 6: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists.

Dec. 6-29: Studio Tenn presents Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, a family fun musical that will delight audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are from $35 to $90.

Dec. 6: Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square, 109 Third Ave. South in downtown Franklin. Music, free photos with Santa, more. Free. 4:30-6:30 p.m. www.franklintn.gov; (615) 791-3217.

Dec. 7: Historic Downtown Franklin Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Historic Downtown Franklin. Free.

Dec. 13: Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt, 5-8 p.m., Eastern Flank Battlefield Park, 1368 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin. Similar to an Easter Egg hunt but at night. Hot chocolate, cookies. Registration opens Nov. 4, entry fee. www.franklintn.gov; (615) 791-3217.

Dec. 14: Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade, date TBA, Historic Leiper’s Fork, Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Described as “almost famous,” this homegrown parade is country and quirky. Free. www.visitfranklin.com.

Dec. 14: Spring Hill Christmas Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Pre-parade festivities are held on the lawn of Tennessee Children’s Home.

Dec. 14-15: Dickens of a Christmas, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Franklin. Victorian holiday celebration featuring characters from Charles Dickens’ works, food, music, arts & crafts, more. Free. williamsonheritage.org/events; (615) 591-8500.

Jan. 3: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists.

Feb. 7-16: Studio Tenn presents Steel Magnolias, the quintessentially southern classic beloved play about the hope, healing and humor possible in the midst of heartache. Shows at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from $35 to $90.

Feb. 7: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists.

Feb. 8: Mardi Gras Ball & Krewe Party benefitting My Friend’s House. Enjoy a four-course dinner and dancing into the night at this special evening will be an opportunity to celebrate with those in our community who share the same vision and heart for the special youth served by My Friend’s House.

Mar. 6: Franklin Art Scene. Join hundreds of art lovers the first Friday of every month as you stroll through local shops and restaurants and celebrate local artists.

Mar. 26: Studio Tenn presents their Legacy Series which brings you an eclectic variety of best-selling music and medleys from the most beloved artists. Tickets $35 to $90.

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