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Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day Events for 2011 in Franklin, NC

Here is what is going on in Franklin, NC in celebration of our Independence from the British 235 years ago.

These activities are taking place in downtown Franklin...

4th of July 2011 in Franklin, NC (right click to download & printout to carry with you)

Macon County Veteran's Memorial Recreational Park:

Come out and enjoy the afternoon at the Recreation Park with food, vendors, inflatables and entertainment. We'll finish up the day with a fireworks display you have come to love... the largest display in WNC will begin at dark. Please note the later start time this year is 3 pm. We hope to see you there.

Horseshoe Tournament - 10am
Cornhole Tournament - 3pm
Plunger Toss (2 age groups) - 7pm
Bulls Eye Ball Drop - 9pm

Live Entertainment:
3 - 5 pm - Karaoke
5:30 pm - Pinnacle Brass Quintet
6:15 pm - Hayley Tucker
7:00 pm - Kiersten Hedden
7:30 pm - Luke & Rhonda Bateman
8:00 pm - Highlands Playhouse (music from SUDS)
8:45 pm - Eric Haggart
9:20 pm - Presentation of Colors
9:30 pm - National Anthem (Eric Haggart)
9:35 pm - WNC's Largest Fireworks Show
(begins with low level show which can only be seen inside park)

Great Food: BBQ, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Kettle Korn, Watermellon, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream & More!

Funland for Kids: Unlimied play bracelet only $15. Tickets for $2 each or 20 minutes of play for $5.

Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. 

Volunteers will be at the exit gates at the end of the show taking donations to help fund the fireworks show. 

The events in the Macon County Veterans Memorial Park are presented by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin Tourism Development Commission, the Macon County Veterans Memorial Park and the Town of Franklin.

And in The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts:

Southern Gospel - Free Chapel Service at 9am
Begin your day with workship at a free chapel service featuring stirring music, prayer, and a Bible message to get your Independence Day weekend off to an inspirational start.

Singing in the Smokies begins at 1pm
Featuring The Punches Family, Balsam Range, The Perrys and The Inspirations

Show Time: 1:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $20 - Adults / $10 - Children 6 and under - Buy Tickets

Artist Detail:

Each member of The Punches Family contributes vocally and instrumentally to their unique blend of bluegrass gospel music that appeals to a variety of audiences. In their five years performing together, The Punches have won numerous awards including SPBGMA's Entertaining Group of the Year in 2010 & 2011.

From deep in the Appalachians where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge comes Balsam Range, creatively blending bluegrass, folk, gospel and jazz into a new American music experience. These five outstanding musicians and singers from Haywood County will knock your socks off with their fabulous acoustic stylings.

The Perrys, a group of talented vocalists and musicians, will touch your heart and get your toes tappin' with their performances of traditionally based songs. In the 40 years that The Perrys have been on the road, they have proven that they have what it takes to rise to the top of southern gospel music.

The Inspirations are truly in a class by themselves. The group has sold well over a million records, been awarded numerous Singing News Fan Awards, and have charted more than 60 hit songs. The Inspirations sing from the heart, and they are true to their southern gospel quartet roots. They are The Inspirations, and they are truly an American treasure.
For additional information visit or call 828-524-1598.

There is something for every member of the family in Franklin, NC this 4th of July. 

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