Bands play for the community during the Spirit of Hodges festival each October.

Summer brings Franklin County fun

Whether you’re missing spring, celebrating summer, or a little bit of both, Franklin County has plenty of fun to offer close to home this summer. 
 Familiar favorites, our festivals are treasured traditions that help bring us together with special events to plan and look forward to enjoying together each year.

Other yearly favorites for many include attending or otherwise participating in vacation Bible schools or summer camps. 
 Our lakes, swimming pools, splash pads and other outdoor activities are also much anticipated activities.

For others, perhaps seeking the perfect tomato sandwich or enjoying other summertime treats, including watermelon, is high on your list.

Among the activities on the agenda this summer are the Phil Campbell Hoedown, June 16-17, the July Fourth Jam on Sloss Lake in Russellville, Vina’s July Fest on July 29, and, of course, Russellville’s Watermelon Festival August 18-19 and its related activities.

The deadline for the Watermelon Pageant is June 16, and the pageant takes place July 15. Other seasonal favorites include trips to the drive-in for movies and snacks, as well as events at the Roxy.

See our community calendar in the paper each week for more information and stay tuned to The Franklin County Times for additional details about all these events and more.

If you have an upcoming event you’d like to share, let us know. While summer is still in its early days, we’re already thinking about our fall and winter festivals and other activities, and we can’t wait to see what the rest of this year brings.

So, whatever you’re looking forward to this summer, we hope you can make it a good one and find time to relax, sit back and enjoy all that Franklin County has to offer.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Thomas Randall Miller

Franklin County

Community Spirit Bank announces promotion

Franklin County

Police search underway for man wanted in three states

Franklin County

Local students earn collegiate honors

East Franklin

PHOTOS: East Franklin Junior High awards honors

News

Traveling band makes stop at Phil Campbell High School

News

Russellville Parks and Rec holds adult sandlot softball game

Galleries

PHOTOS: Community celebrates Fourth of July with annual Jam on Sloss Lake

News

Second Canadian Phil greeted by town

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools lead nurse school nurse named administrator of the year

News

Former Russellville resident performs in ‘Miracle Worker’

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville, Red Bay public libraries enjoy summer reading program events

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight: Robbie Richardson

News

University of Mississippi announces spring Chancellor’s Honor Roll

News

PHOTOS: Community turns out for Phil Campbell Festival

Franklin County

University of Alabama announces spring graduates

Franklin County

Dean’s, president’s lists students named for UA spring term

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Hugh Plott

Galleries

PHOTOS: Inaugural downtown Russellville Art Crawl winners

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville Public Library holds princess, pirates bounce party

Franklin County

Northwest Shoals Community College signs 24 students in FAME class

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Tony Chard

News

Car show benefit helps raise needed funds

News

Russellville High School varsity cheerleaders attend UCA cheer camp

x