Festivals & Events
4-H Kidz Fest
A celebration for 4-H parents and kids in and around Franklin to come together in November to continue their learning of leadership, citizenship and life skills.
Bargains on Byways
A three day, eight-county garage and yard sale extravaganza that winds through Nebraska's Frontier Trails Region in June. Enjoy a scenic drive, visit historical sites and museums, find an antique shop or a great eatery. Shop-til-you-drop at the stores, garage and yard sales along the way.
BMW Bikers Rally
BMW motorcycle enthusiasts unite at Franklin County Fairgrounds for the annual rally in August. There’s camping and campfires, great vittles, some pickin’ and grinnin’ and good ole Franklin hospitality.
Christmas in December
Local merchants light up the downtown business district with Christmas activities, celebrations and great promotions, discounts and values for the Holiday Season. The Franklin 4-H host a Parade of Lights parade, along with chili cookoff and other activities on the second Saturday of November.
Easter Egg Hunt
Mister Easter Bunny gets active at Franklin City Park. Hundreds and hundreds of eggs are hidden just about everywhere, just waiting for the eager youngsters to find them.
The June Jamboree was resurrected in 2016 with several activities for all ages, including a 5K run/walk, parade, car show, crafts n the park, games, sand volleyball, free entertainment, free swimming and much more. The event will end with the "Blazing Pianos" and a meal at the fairgrounds. FUN FOR ALL AGES! Please contact Renee' Schnuerle or Kelsey Sindt for more information or to volunteer to help with the 2016 event.
Franklin County Fair
The County Fairgrounds at the edge of town is the site of the County Fair in July. The Fair features carnival rides, 4-H Club and FFA livestock competitions and awards, livestock scrambles, tractor pulls and demolition derbies. Live entertainment and a free barbeque along with lots of arts, crafts, cooking and baking competitions round out the attractions at this popular event.
Franklin Public Schools Sports & Events
Few things bring hundreds of community members together like Franklin Flyers athletics. The public and school boosters alike attend any number of sporting events that take place in state-of-the-art facilities, including the gymnasium (volleyball, basketball and wrestling), football and track fields.
Bring the kids downtown for a Halloween parade and celebration. Candy giveaways, a costume contest, trunk-n-treat, free movie and activities for the ‘young-uns’ make downtown Franklin the place to be.
Macon Lions Club Auction
Held in March, this civic organization puts on one of the largest and most popular auctions in the region. Part of the Macon Lions proceeds go to charitable purposes including student scholarships. In addition to the good food and visiting with your neighbors, this venue provides a great way to sell unwanted items and a place to buy very interesting articles that are very hard to find.
Parade of Lights
This City of Franklin is awash in lights in November. This city-wide event features decorated and lighted floats sponsored by families, merchants, schools, law enforcement, emergency services and government. The parade ends in a downtown celebration with merchant discounts, free movies, chili cook-off and other activities.