Rain threat moves fireworks to Saturday

Fireworks-Rescheduled-1024x876The forecast for heavy rain this week has postponed the Franklin Fireworks in the Park event until Saturday.

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce says all the events and activities are still on at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Park for the same time—just on Saturday, instead of Thursday.

There will be one change in the music lineup: My Highway will not be able to perform due to a scheduling conflict.

Cindy Cavendar with the Chamber says Saturday is shaping up to be a much better day for the Independence Day Celebration, “Our biggest concern is that it’s a safe and fun day for everybody. We want them to have an entire day out at the park, not just a window for the fireworks to be shot. We’re looking forward to the day. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and we’ll be praying for great weather.”

And as always, Fireworks in the Park will be loaded with lots of great contests, food, live entertainment, a salute to the Armed Forces, and the largest fireworks show in western North Carolina at dark.

One new feature for this year’s event will be a free Funland for kids, which is being sponsored by the Biltmore Baptist Church.

Patrick Trawick is the pastor of Biltmore’s forthcoming Franklin campus. He encourages all to come out, “You won’t have any problem finding us, just look for some big orange tents right next to the baseball field and about six huge inflatables. They’re completely free of charge, we just ask you come by and get an arm band. Just sign up, give us your name and maybe an email address that way we can give you arm band and the kids can go on there all afternoon. Also that will register both kids and adults for some pretty neat prize we will be giving away.”

Those coming out to Fireworks in the Park are also encouraged to take advantage of the free shuttle buses which will run from Franklin High School beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information about all the activities contact the Chamber at 524-3161 or visit their website www.Franklin-Chamber.com


The Fourth of July Parade scheduled in downtown Franklin on Thursday will still take place. The Parade line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and will get started around 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

The annual Lions’ Club Barbecue will also remain as scheduled on Thursday at the Macon County Fairgrounds from 12 to 7.