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Community Events

One of the Community Activities Division’s favorite aspects of what we do is to create fun and engaging events for the residents of our community.  Nothing pleases us more than seeing our hard work and preparations culminate in families spending quality time having fun together, sharing smiles and laughter.  Our department is proud to say that we offer, on average, around 60 Community Events per year in all corners of Williamson County.  Annual favorites include Father & Daughter Dances, Touch-A-Truck, Egg Hunts, Santa Events, Pool Parties, Halloween Events and many more.

Upcoming Events: 

Skate Night Fairview Skate Night
 Fridays at the Fairview Recreation Complex
 $5 admission, $4 with multiple skaters

 Come enjoy a night of music and skating!
 All ages and abilities welcome!
 Must provide your own skates.
 February 14th
 March 13th
 April 10th

 For more information, contact Andrew Hawken at 615-799-9331 x2315 or


Father DaughterRock Around Williamson County
A Father / Daughter Sock Hop
6:00-8:00 PM
$18 per Couple / $6 for each additional child
Ages: 5-12

February 22 - Fairview
February 29 - Nolensville

Click Here
to register!


Interactive Little Mermaid Jr PerformancesThe Rising Stars present Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR
Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park
112 Everbright Ave, Franklin
Thursday, February 13 - 7pm
Friday, February 14 – 7pm
Saturday, February 15 - 10:30am (*Sensory-Friendly Performance)

Saturday, February 15 – 2:30pm
Tickets: $10
Buy tickets HERE.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

We've added a fun, interactive experience to this show! Come "be a part of this world"!

*For more information on our sensory-friendly performances, please click HERE.

Disney's The The Little Mermaid JR is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Learn to Cartoon   website imageCartoon Demonstration and Illustration-Signing
Williamson County Public Library - Franklin
1314 Columbia Ave.
Saturday, February 29
2:00 to 4:00pm
All Ages
FREE - Open to the public (No registration necessary)

Len Smith, an animator and cartoon designer with 38 years experience with Disney, Hanna-Barbera, and Warner Brothers Studios, is offering a live demonstration and illustration-signing for the public at a free event at the Franklin Library on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 2:00-4:00pm. The event will be a good way for the public to meet Len Smith, who will also be offering paid classes for children and adults at the Franklin Recreation Complex in March. For children ages 8-12, his 3-session class Learn to Cartoon will teach how to turn random squiggles and doodles into full characters with attitude and personality. For adults, Smith will teach Intro to Children's Book Illustration, an overview of the book production process for illustrators or those working with illustrators. For more information about either of Len Smith's upcoming classes at the Franklin Recreation Complex, Click HERE.
Questions? Contact or 615-790-5719 x2020


Kite Festival - FRC - FREE EVENTKite Festival
Franklin Recreation Complex Soccer Fields
Sunday, March 8
11:00am to 4:00pm
All Ages

Williamson County Parks & Rec is partnering with Chicago Kite to host WCPR's inaugural Kite Festival! Mark your calendars and set your reminders to come out to this FREE event to enjoy all different kinds of kites, some even reaching 100ft! At our Kite Festival, you'll be able to enjoy food trucks (cost incurred) and music at our new, FREE family event! Don't miss out!

For more information, contact Chase at!


Five Points Swing SpringSwinging Saturday Night at the PAC featuring 5 Point Swing Band
Performing Arts Center
Saturday March 28th
7:00 PM

Join us for a fun night of music featuring Williamson County's premier swing band favorite, "5 Points Swing." Sit back, relax and enjoy the music or bring your favorite dance partner to jump, jive and boogie on the dance floor. Optional dance lessons start at 6:00 pm as a part of your ticket and are provided by Champion Ballroom Center.


Willy Wonka KIDS Performances PosterThe Musical Theatre Experience Program classes present Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS

Franklin Cast:
Williamson County Performing Arts Center
112 Everbright Ave, Franklin
Friday, March 27 – 7pm
Saturday, March 28 – 1pm

Nolensville “Golden Ticket” Cast:
College Grove Artsitorium
8601 Horton Hwy, College Grove
Thursday, April 2 – 7pm
Saturday, April 4 – 11am

Nolensville “Everlasting Gobstopper” Cast:
College Grove Artsitorium
8601 Horton Hwy, College Grove
Friday, April 3 – 7pm
Saturday, April 4 – 2:30pm

Tickets: $7-Tickets available March 2.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Willy Wonka KIDS follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka KIDS is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.



2020 Egg DiveEgg Dive
Longview Recreation Complex - Indoor Pool
Sunday March 29th
2:00-4:30 PM
Ages: 12 & Under

$6 per person

Click Here to register!

Bring your kids to the annual Easter Egg Dive, where they will have a chance to find the Golden Egg and win a special Prize!  While kids are waiting their turn to dive for eggs, they can participate in small games, coloring activity, and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny.  Parents don't forget your cameras!

For more information contact Longview Aquatics at 615-302-0971 ext. 2222.


2020 Fairview Egg HuntEaster Egg Hunt
Fairview Rec Center - Soccer Fields
Sunday April 5th
2:00 PM
Ages: 10 & Under

FREE Event!  No Pre-registration Required

Kids get your Baskets ready for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Fairview Rec Center soccer fields.  Hunt starts promptly at 2:00 PM, so be sure to arrive early to ensure you are there at the start.  The Easter Bunny will be available for photos before and after the hunt, so don't forget your camera.  Parents, if you haven't had a chance to stop by the newly renovated Rec Center, feel free to do so before you leave.  You will not be sorry!  

For more information contact Andrew Hawken at 615-799-9331 or email 


2020 EggstravaganzaEgg-Stravaganza 
Timberland Park
Monday April 6th
10:00-11:00 AM

FREE Event!  Pre-Registration Required

Click Here to Register!

Parents, bring your children between the ages of 3 and 5 out to Timberland Park (located on the Natchez Trace Parkway) for and egg hunt, craft and photos with the Easter Bunny.  Space is limited so be sure to pre-register.  

For more information contact Erin Evetts at 615-786-0200 ext 2417 or email


Nolensville HuntEgg Hunt
Nolensville Recreation Complex
Tuesday April 7th
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Ages: 3-5

FREE Event!  Pre-Registration Required

Click Here to Register!

Boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 5 are welcome to come and get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny.  There will be an Egg Hunt and lots of great fun!  Space is limited, so be sure to pre-register.

For more information contact Erin Evetts at 615-786-0200 ext 2417 or email


2020 Mother   Son DanceMother/Son Dance
Longview Rec Center
Saturday April 25th
6:00-8:00 PM
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $18 per couple

Click Here to Register!

Mom's and son's, dress up in your best cowboy gear and head on over to the Longview Rec Center for this years "You've Got A Friend in Me" Mother/Son Dance.  We will have light refreshments, a photo booth for you to get a commemorative photo and plenty of music to dance the night away for a night you will never forget!

For more information contact Chase Cribbs at 615-302-0971 ext 2214 or email 

2020 Band Spring ConcertCommunity Band Spring Concert
Enrichment Center
Saturday April 25th
3:00 PM

FREE Concert!

Bring the family out and enjoy a Sunday afternoon of great music by Williamson County’s own Community Band.  Over 60 members strong, this is the department’s greatest inner-generational program featuring musicians ranging in age from 9 to 90+.  Enjoy patriotic marches, favorite tv and movie themes and standard classics.  Refreshments are provided.


2020 Choir Spring ConcertCommunity Chorus Spring Concert
Enrichment Center
Sunday April 25th
3:00 PM

FREE Concert!

Just back from their performance in New York’s famed music venue Carnegie Hall, the chorus is excited to present their Spring Concert for the community.  In just 3 years, they have grown to over 90 singers led by the talented Dr. Linda Bolding.  The lovely sounds of this chorus attract quite an audience with over 400 people attending their past concert in December.  Please arrive early for seating.  Refreshments are provided.


Poochapalooza  Flyer  finalPooch-A-Palooza Dog Show and Expo
Nolensville Bark Park
Sunday May 3rd

$10 for participants/ FREE for spectators!

*Click HERE to register your pooch for the dog show*

Enter your dog into Williamson County Park and Recreation's Poochapalooza dog show and expo! The show is open to dogs of all sizes and skill levels from the family dog who loves to play fetch to the pooch who can do all kinds of tricks. There will also be pet related vendors on-site to find something fun for your furry friend!

For more information contact Erin Evetts at or 615-786-0200 x2417.


Matilda PerformancesThe Star Bright Players present Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Freedom Middle School’s Shelby Theatre
750 Highway 96 West, Franklin
Thursday, May 7 - 7pm
Friday, May 8 – 7pm
Saturday, May 9 – 2pm and 7pm
Tickets $10 through April 30.
Tickets $12 beginning May 1.
Tickets available April 6.

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.



2020 Band Memorial Day ConcertCommunity Band Memorial Day Concert
Veteran's Park Downtown Franklin
Monday May 25th 
10:00 AM

FREE Concert!

The Williamson County Community Band strikes up their favorite patriotic marches for this annual downtown event.  Join us as the community gathers to honor and remember those that served, making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  During the event the band plays the National Anthem and America the Beautiful, but plays many other patriotic favorites before and after the ceremony.  Don’t miss this special occasion and performance.



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