Franklin, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Franklin Nebraska


14 4-H Kidz Fest - The annual 4-H Kids Fest, held the 3rd Sunday in March, earned a state "leadership award" presented by the Nebraska Community Improvement Program. This event features a fun, learning experience involving the help of many local organizations including EMTs, Blaze Blaster Fire Prevention Team, Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce and many local merchants.

Over 300 youths and their parents attend this event. Anyone wishing to attend this youth-oriented festival can call the Extension Office for more information and the exact date.

Ph: 308-425-6296 (Always call and confirm events)


12 June Jamboree - It's time for Franklin's Annual Summer Celebration! Saturday begins early with sidewalk sales on main street, followed by a parade at 10:00 am and classic cars. The rest of the afternoon you can relax at the City Park and enjoy everything from games to crafts to food.

5K and one mile Fun Run. Prizes will be awarded!!! 7a.m. Registration.
Horseshoe Tournament
Turtle Races and Frog Jumping Contests
Big Wheels 500
Coed Volleyball and Human Foosball
Inflatables and kids games, Vendors
Dueling Pianos
Saturday winds down with a street dance on main street. BARBECUE and entertainment in the park.

Ph: 308-470-1583 (Always call and confirm events)


1 - 5 Franklin County Fair - The Fair features carnival rides, 4-H Club and FFA livestock competitions and awards, livestock scrambles, tractor pulls and demolition derbies. Live entertainment, dances and a free barbeque along with lots of arts, crafts, cooking and baking competitions round out the attractions at this popular event.

Address: County Fairgrounds , Franklin, Nebraska
Ph: 308-775-3135 (Always call and confirm events)


7 City Wide Garage Sales - 2nd Saturday

Ph: 308-425-6295 (Always call and confirm events)

7 BMW Bikers Rally - BMW motorcycle enthusiasts unite at Franklin County Fairgrounds for the annual rally the 2nd weekend in August. There’s camping and campfires, great vittles, some pickin’ and grinnin’ and good ole Franklin hospitality.

Address: Franklin County Fairgrounds , Franklin, Nebraska
Ph: 308-425-6295 (Always call and confirm events)


1 - 3 Heritage Highway Trail of Treasures - Discover Miles of Treasures Along Nebraska’s Heritage Highway! 1st Weekend in October.

A 14-county area spanning Nebraska’s Heritage Highway 136 has organized a three-day event to promote our towns, our businesses and our people. There will be open stores, garage and yard sales, antiques to be found and much more.

Our Trail of Treasures Shopper Guide contains Vendors and Sponsors for each participating town. Vendor sites are mapped and listed within each town. Each Vendor listing provides a brief description of their “Treasures” and the times they will be open to assist you as you plan your route for each day. Official Vendor sites will be marked with our official Trail of Treasures signs. We look forward to seeing you.

Ph: 800-404-1315 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


6 Parade of Lights - 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, band music and lots of other entertainment. 6-7pm.

Ph: 308-425-6295 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 308-425-3304
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Rose Bowl Theater

The newly renovated Rose Bowl Theatre draws visitors to Franklin every weekend. Movies are shown four times a week, Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 5:00 and 8:00 pm, and Monday at 8:00 pm.

Franklin, NE Theatres

Franklin Country Club

Franklin is fortunate to have a beautiful 9-hole, grass green golf course with watered fairways. Green fees are very reasonable and cart rental is available. A modern clubhouse is available for anyone's comfort, offering showers, beverages and food during your golf outing.

Franklin, NE Golf Courses

Franklin County Courthouse

The Franklin County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1925, and stands as a significant marker of a long county seat feud between Bloomington and Franklin which was not finally resolved until 1925, as the new building was built in Franklin. In 187

Franklin, NE Historic Courthouses

Franklin Academy

Franklin County is rich in its cultural achievements. In 1880, Franklin was chosen as a site for one of few Academies in Nebraska. Franklin's City Park is now located where the Academy once stood.

Franklin, NE National Register

Franklin County Museum

The Franklin County Museum, bursting with history, is operated by the Franklin County Historical Society. It occupies two large buildings with a spacious parking lot.

Franklin, NE Museums

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