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Pilgrimage Festival 2019

The Pilgrimage Music Festival is scheduled for September 21-22 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm (239 Franklin Road).

The festival will run from 10 a.m. unto 8:30 p.m. on both days and is anticipated to draw up to 25,000 residents and visitors per day.  Festival organizers have worked extensively with the City of Franklin to create the most efficient traffic flow possible. 

The following traffic plans will be utilized (map of traffic plan):

Both Days (beginning at 6 am on Saturday)

  • Northbound Franklin Road from First Avenue to Harpeth Industrial Court will close to vehicles beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday. This lane will be reserved for pedestrians and bicycles.

6:30 am-8:00 pm Both Days

  • Franklin Rd from Harpeth Industrial Court to Mack Hatcher - Both traffic lanes will be utilized to permit southbound only traffic flow.
  • Franklin Rd from Harpeth Industrial Court to First Avenue - only southbound traffic flow will be permitted while the northbound lane will be reserved for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Liberty Pike from Franklin Rd to Eddy Lane – No change to the normal traffic pattern.

 8:00 pm-10:00 pm Both Days

  • Franklin Rd from Harpeth Industrial Court to Mack Hatcher - only northbound traffic flow will be permitted. No southbound access to Franklin Road from Mack Hatcher
  • Franklin Rd from Harpeth Industrial Court to First Avenue - only southbound traffic flow will be permitted while the northbound lane will be reserved for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Liberty Pike between Eddy Lane and Franklin Rd – only eastbound traffic flow will be permitted with the following exception: a Police Officer at Eddy lane will assist westbound traffic for residents who live in the Everly Apartments, Jamison Station, Old Liberty Pike and Daniels Drive areas. Franklin Rd at Liberty Pike will not be passable.

Franklin Police Officers will direct traffic along these routes. Lt. Charlie Richards with the FPD discusses the changes and updates that you can expect for this year's Pilgrimage traffic flow.

Traffic updates will be issued throughout the day via the City's social media Facebook (facebook.com/cityoffranklin) and Twitter (@cityoffranklin) feeds

Map of Traffic Plan

Parking

Free parking is available in downtown Franklin at two parking garages on 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue. Click here for parking availability in the garages. There will be a pedestrian walkway from downtown Franklin to the festival. Other off-site parking locations are available, possibly for a fee.  Onsite parking is sold out. If you purchased advanced parking, please see the festival website at www.pilgrimagefestival.com.

Festival Safety

This year there will be enhanced efforts to respond to any medical, fire or other safety related issues inside the park during festival hours. The City helped create an incident reporting feature for festival goers that will be included in the Pilgrimage mobile app. Incident Commander Glenn Johnson and GIS Specialist Andrew Southern breakdown these new safety additions.