City to co-host Independence Day celebration

Published 8:04 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019


The City of Franklin in conjunction with Blackwater Community Events will host an early Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 3, beginning at 4:30 p.m. In addition to the weekly Cruise-In event, and the Market on Main, Steve Owens and Summertime Band will be performing hit after hit from 6 to 9 p.m. Just as the music is ending, visitors will be entertained with a firework show, starting right at 9 p.m.

Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and bring the entire family to Downtown Franklin for an evening celebrating cars, music and community.

Special thanks to the event sponsors. This event is being paid for solely through private donations and volunteers.

Fireworks sponsors are: Blair Brothers Paving; Visit Franklin Southampton VA; Bronco Federal Credit Union; Prism Engineering; Enviva; and The Tidewater News.

Band sponsors: Blackwater Community Events; Bobby’s Tire and Auto; Don Poncho’s; Blake Ford; and Franklin Collision Center.

Hotdog sponsors: The Franklin Experience; Burgess and Company; The Main Event; Southside Gas; and Mackan’s.