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Change in Traffic Pattern Coming with Pilgrimage Festival

Franklin Road Northbound Only from Harpeth Industrial to First Avenue,Pedestrian Walkway from downtown to and from the festival will be created

Post Date:09/20/2017 2:50 PM

Franklin-More than twenty-five thousand people a day are expected to attend the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm this weekend, September 23 and 24.  Add that to the Franklin Farmers Market at the Factory and drivers will likely see some delays in the area. 

Beginning Saturday 6:00 a.m. through Sunday evening at approximately 11:00 p.m. drivers will only be able to drive south on Franklin Road from Harpeth Industrial Court to First Avenue.  The northbound lane from First Avenue to Liberty Pike will be reserved for pedestrians and bicycles.  Those driving west on Liberty Pike will only be allowed to turn left (or south) towards downtown.  There will be no vehicle access to the festival from Liberty Pike.  Those with paid passes parking at Harlinsdale park for the festival will need to access the park from Mack Hatcher and Franklin Road (southbound).  .

“We ask citizens to be patient this weekend when driving to the festival or the Farmers Market,” said City Administrator Eric Stuckey.  “For those that are attending the Farmers Market and want to leave going north, they need to turn left onto Liberty Pike away from the festival. We know many people will carpool and park in other locations and that will help alleviate traffic tie ups. We ask anyone not attending the festival or the Farmers Market to avoid the area if they can.”

Event parking is available at Liberty Elementary, which also offers the Franklin Transit Shuttle from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Parking is also available in Downtown Franklin at Ligon Field off First Avenue, the two parking garages on Second Avenue and Fourth Avenue, and also Bicentennial Park on Second Avenue. Drop-off and pick-up for Lyft is located at Liberty Hall at The Factory. For more information on Parking and Shuttles please to the Pilgrimage Website at

See map below for changes in traffic flow.

Pilgrimage Traffic Plan 2017

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