Thursday, April 9, 2015

Franklin Cultural Festival – Summer 2015

The Franklin Cultural District Committee is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the first Franklin Cultural Festival from Wednesday, July 29 to Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Celebration will take place in various locations in downtown Franklin including: The Black Box Theater (inside and outside on its stage) and Historical Museum, in locations along Main, Daniel McCahill and Oak Streets that may include but are not limited to The Cake Bar, Dean College, the Public Library, the Town Common, the Senior Center, and the Horace Mann Middle School, and in private business locations (banks, restaurants, etc.) within the district footprint. 

Franklin Town Common bandstand
Franklin Town Common bandstand

Significant streetscape work is planned for downtown Franklin during summer 2015. The Cultural District Committee hopes to have a better understanding of space restrictions resulting from construction sometime during the month of April. At that time it should be able to specifically name the available spaces for events and performances.

The Franklin Cultural Festival Committee will supervise and facilitate the performances and fine arts/culinary arts events from Wednesday, July 29 to Sunday, August 2. Individuals, businesses, and organizations may wish to have events/performances before or after the Festival dates. 

While the Festival Committee’s work is limited to these five (5) days, it will include other cultural events/performances in program materials. To be included in the Festival, as well as in the program materials, the information needs to follow the submission guidelines and all information needs to be submitted by April 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Applications to participate in the fine arts, performing arts, or culinary arts events associated with the Festival may be obtained from the Cultural District Steering Committee members or requested by email. 

The Franklin Cultural District Steering Committee includes: Alan Mercer, Roberta Trahan, Sue Sheridan, Jim Schultz, and Pandora Carlucci. If you would like to receive a copy of the participation application packet, please email the Cultural District Steering Committee at

 If you are interested in learning more about the Franklin Cultural Festival please attend our next meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 PM at The Black Box

The application is also available here

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