Top Activities in Franklin TN

Franklin, Tennessee has a wealth of activities for singles, families, seniors and kids. There’s all sorts of public spaces, shopping opportunities, entertainment destinations and sports to enjoy. Let’s take a look at some of the top activities in Franklin, Tennessee.


The Farmer’s Market At The Factory

This glorious farmer’s market was created by eight local farmers in 2002 and has stayed true to Tennessee’s roots ever since. It offers fresh food from an diverse group of local farmers. There’s all sorts of produce, fruit, meat, dairy and baked goods. You’ll find something new each time you visit. Everything is ripe and ready to devour. In total, 70 farms contribute items to the market. The farmer’s market is open year round, every Saturday morning and includes more than just food. There’s also local crafts with an array of beautiful goods for sale. Once you check out this uber popular non-profit, you’ll find yourself coming back over and over again.

Franklin On Foot Southern Style Food Tours

This food tour is absolutely unforgettable. Participants enjoy an array of delicious local dishes throughout the duration of the three hour, five block walking tour. While you chow down, you’ll learn about Franklin’s storied history. It’s the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the area and its local restaurants. Some of the tour’s featured eateries include IveyCake, Merridee’s Breadbasket, Puckett’s, 55 South and Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Cafe. All in all, downtown Franklin has over two dozen locally owned eateries. You’ll find all sorts of amazing barbecue and seafood options. Franklin On Foot Southern Style Food tours are held on the third Saturday of each month and from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM on select days.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Franklin is the perfect place for a hot air balloon ride. It is one of the area’s most popular activities for good reason. Franklin’s hot air balloons will take you 2,000 feet in the air and last for upwards of an hour. Those looking for an extreme hot air balloon ride can reach altitudes up to 10,000 feet. Be sure to take a ride at sunrise or sunset for the ultimate Franklin setting. Some operators provide a champagne toast upon landing. You can enjoy a hot air balloon ride year round with operators like Middle Tennessee Hot Air Adventures, Dream Flights USA and Aerostation Limited Hot Air Balloon Rides.

Franklin Golf Courses

Middle Tennessee is home to some fantastic golf courses. Of particular note is The Grove. Its premier course has a gorgeous but minimalist approach that is quite challenging. The Grove’s beauty will leave an indelible imprint on your memory. The course features rolling hills, native grasses and lovely stream beds. It is one of the best courses in the state, having only been open for two years.

The Grove also offers some of the finest Franklin luxury homes, so if you’re an avid golfer, this may just  be gated golf community for you.

Other popular Franklin golf courses include Fairways on Spencer Creek, Vanderbilt Legends Club, The Little Course and Forrest Crossing Golf Course.

The Franklin Theatre

Check out a movie, live theater or a musical performance at The Franklin Theatre. It originally opened in 1937 and has since been restored. Here, you can enjoy all sorts of entertainment, whether it’s the latest hit movie or live music from a local band. The venue’s sound system and lights are state of the art. Take your family or significant other here to check out shows like Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians’ Kids, The Wizard Of Oz, Disney’s High School Musical and Zombie Prom, the musical. You’ll adore this charming theatre.


The Grove is an upscale, family-focused lifestyle community offering some of the best Franklin, Tennessee homes for sale. The Franklin luxury homes combine the great open spaces of country living with a touch of refinement to create a truly unique lifestyle. And its location allows you to easily enjoy all the benefits of living in Middle Tennessee. As an owner, you’re just a short drive from downtown Nashville and an even shorter drive to Franklin and the myriad attractions of Williamson County.

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