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Franklin Porchfest is less than 3 weeks away!

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We are less than 3 weeks away from the premier of Franklin PorchFest! This community event is intended to showcase our local talent and share Franklin’s love of culture and music.

Our schedule is live on our website. There you will find the list of performers and the times and locations of their performances. Go to for all the information you need to enjoy this community event. PorchFest runs from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 1st with a June 2nd rain date.

Together let’s keep Porchfest Positive! Please be respectful of our generous porch owners and our performers. PorchFest is a free event.

Also, PorchFest is a walkable event. Please do not walk in the streets or on the yards of neighboring properties. Obey traffic signals and crosswalks. Obey parking rules; lots are available in addition to street parking. Lots include the lot at the former Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School, Franklin Senior Center and Davis Thayer School. Handicapped parking is available at Main Street and High Street, Franklin Senior Center and the Franklin Library.

Please obey our PorchFest Code of Conduct, applicable to all participants and performers. Public consumption of alcohol and marijuana is PROHIBITED. Massachusetts has a No Open Container law.

Dispose of trash properly … if trash cans are not available it is carry in/carry out.

Bathrooms will be available. We will have portable restrooms at Haywood Manor Parking Lot, 200 Main Street and at the Franklin Public Library Parking Lot, 132 Main Street. Additionally, restrooms are located at the Franklin Historical Museum at 80 West Central Street and inside the Franklin Public Library at 118 Main Street. Please do not ask homeowners to use their bathrooms.

If you’re not a porch owner or a musician and would still like to be involved, we invite you to sign up as a volunteer on our website.

Another way to help out is by supporting our local merchants as you enjoy Franklin PorchFest. Between band performances you can shop our independent Franklin businesses. Also, enjoy a lunch from one of Franklin's food venues and have a picnic while enjoying some great music.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to listen to great music and connect with Franklin's cultural community.

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