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Downtown Franklin Association, Inc.

The Downtown Franklin Association, Inc. (DFA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose Mission is “to ensure the long-term viability of the downtown district as a cultural, civic, historical and commercial center through public and private commitments.”

The DFA is headquartered at the Franklin Train Depot / Visitor's Center and is responsible for community events including the We Be Jammin' Summer Concert Series, Franklin Fall Festival, Downtown Trick or Treat, Christmas Open House, Elf Parade, and more.

DFA Programs

DFA Grants

Facade Grant
Security Grant

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DFA Events

Franklin Fall Festival
We Be Jammin'

We Be Jammin' was established in the mid 1980's by a hard working, dedicated woman named Nanci Drake.  It was started along the Blackwater River near the old Be-Lo shopping center.  In July of 1998, We Be Jammin' took a giant leap when Katherine Barrett donated the land that is now known as Barrett's Landing.  It was completed on March 31, 1999 in which We Be Jammin' was then moved to its present location at Barrett's Landing.  We Be Jammin' is now held every Thursday night starting in May, running through September.

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