Saturday, July 25, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, we got together to put some answers out there for what we anticipate might be some questions that you would ask.

If we covered them all, great.

If we missed any, please let us know.

Arts Happen Here! - Franklin Cultural Festival
Arts Happen Here! - Franklin Cultural Festival

Where do the events take place? 

The events will take place in a number of downtown locations including the Town Common, THE BLACK BOX, The Sculpture Park, the Franklin Historical Museum, the Franklin Library and many other downtown locations. Check the locations tab for more information. 

When should I arrive? 

The opening ceremony is on Wednesday, July 29th at 6:00 P.M. The first performance begins after the opening ceremony on the Common. Events and performances will continue through Sunday, August 2nd. Check the schedule of events for the time and location of each event. 

Do I need a ticket to attend? 

All performances and events are free and open to the public with the exception of “School House Rock” at THE BLACK BOX on Saturday, August 1st which is a ticketed event. You are welcome to come and enjoy all of the performances or just for select performers. 

What happens if it rains? 

Some of the events scheduled for Saturday will be moved to Sunday. Check the website for updated information. 

Are there events specifically for children? 

All events are for both children and adults, but on Saturday the Franklin Art Center will have a special art project for children at the Sculpture Park, and on Saturday on the Town Common, the Franklin Art Association will facilitate a number of interactive art projects for both children and adults. 

Can I bring my own chair? 

Yes, in fact you are encouraged to bring chairs and or a blanket for any of the outdoor events. 

Will there be food available onsite? 

There will be food available for sale from local restaurants at “The Taste of Franklin” on THE BLACK BOX property on Sunday, August 2nd, 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. 

Can I bring my own food? 

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own prepared food for the outdoor events and concerts. Please note, cooking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. 

Where should I park? 

Around the Town Common, there is parking available on the streets. For Sunday and the stage at THE BLACK BOX, there will be parking available at the Rockland Bank parking lot in addition to the normal street parking. 

Will there be restrooms onsite? 

Yes, there will be portable public restrooms for use on the Town Common on Saturday. The restrooms at THE BLACK BOX will be available during the outdoor concert on Sunday. 

Is the event handicapped accessible? 

Yes. Will there be any security on site? There will be a police detail on Sunday during the outdoor event on THE BLACK BOX property. We ask that you be vigilant of your surroundings and contact security personnel immediately if you see something of concern. 

Will there be medical personnel onsite? 

No. In the case of an emergency, please contact the nearest festival volunteer or police officer. If someone is not around, please call 911. 

What do I do to report or find a missing child? 

Immediately report any missing children to the nearest festival volunteer, or police officer. 

Can I bike to the events? 

Biking and walking would be good ways to get around Franklin. 

May I bring my dog to the Festival? 

Yes, for the outdoor activities. However all dogs must remain on a leash at all times. 

Can I make a donation to the Festival? 

Yes, a GoFundMe site has been established to help defray some of the costs of the Festival. Go to A donation in any amount is appreciated.

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