Official Website for Franklin, MA July 4th Celebration
2017 Franklin 4th of July Celebration

2017 Schedule

Thursday, June 29th

  • 6pm - 10pm Rides and food booths open (wrist bands from 6-10pm for $25)
  • 7pm - 10pm Swimmer Band

Friday, June 30th

  • 6pm - 10pm Rides and food booths open
  • 7pm - 10pm ZOD Band

Saturday, July 1st

  • 9am Adult Road Race (5k) / registration 8am-8:45am at the Gazebo
  • 10am Children's Road Race (1.2mi) / registration 8:45am-9:45am at the Gazebo
    Races sponsored by the Franklin Recreation Department. Pre-register for the road races at: and click on the Register Now button, then the Register for Activities link to access the 4th of July Road Race.
  • 11am - 11pm Rides and food booths open (wrist bands from 12-5pm for $25)
  • 12pm Children's Bike Parade (Sponsored by the Franklin Lions Club)
  • 1pm - 2pm Vics and Sticks
  • 2pm - 3pm Flippo the Clown
  • 3pm - 4pm Jamie Barrett
  • 4pm - 6pm Tyler Zajac (acoustic)
  • 7pm - 10pm Groove Doctors Band

Sunday, July 2nd

  • 1pm - 10pm Rides and food booths open
  • 4pm - 7pm Matt Zajac (acoustic)
  • 7pm - 10pm Phantom Band

Monday, July 3rd

  • 6pm - 10pm Rides and food booths open (wrist bands from 6-10pm for $25)
  • 7pm - 10pm Victory Shot Band
  • 10pm Laser Light Show (by Pinnacle Laser Productions)

Tuesday, July 4th

  • 12pm - 5pm Rides and food booths open
  • 2pm - 5pm Grateful Dead Tribute Band

The food booths are sponsored by various non-profit organizations in Franklin


Thank you to all our sponsors that help make this such a great event.

Franklin Resident Supporters

Thank you to all who generously gave money to the 35th annual Franklin July 4th Celebration.


The Franklin 4th of July Coalition needs your help. We have several volunteer opportunities over the course of the festivities. All volunteers will receive a 4th of July T-shirt and will receive community service hours. All types of jobs available.

If you would like to volunteer, click here to download the application form.

Volunteers greatly contribute to the success of our Celebration!
On behalf of the Franklin 4th of July Coalition, Thank You.

Special thanks to the following people and groups for all your help throughout the event.


The Franklin July 4th Coalition needs your help. This is our third year as a community volunteer group. We have the sole mission of preserving our 35th year of the July 4th celebration.

We rely upon fundraising events and donations to help provide fireworks, the parade and children events during our 5 day town celebration.  This year we need YOUR direct help.  A small tax deductible donation will help us reach our fund raising goal and thereby allow us to keep the celebration an exciting town wide event.

Thanks you for your support!

There are two ways to donate this year to make it easy for everyone.

Thanks to everyone who has made a donation this year.

Contact Us

2017 Coalition Members

Paul Kortick (Co-Chair) and Joe Carmignani (Co-Chair)