Today is the annual Franklin Fall Festival, with activities for the kids, food and music.

Here is a look at what is going on in downtown Franklin today:

Follow the parade: The annual parade starts at 1 p.m., but this year follows a new route due to construction downtown. The route begins at Northwood Elementary School, goes south on Walnut Street, east on Madison Street, south on Main Street, and then follows Jefferson Street east to Home Avenue, where it will head south to its finishing point on Caisson Drive.

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Watch the race: The annual Dachshund Derby race begins at 3:30 p.m. at Province Park. Think your dog’s got the stuff to win? Registration is from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. and requires a $20 donation to the Humane Society of Johnson County.

Check out the fireworks: The city will shoot off fireworks at 9 p.m. a few blocks south of downtown, near Jackson and Monroe streets.

Rain or shine: As of Friday, all events were still planned, despite rain in the forecast. But some events could be affected by the weather, parks director Chip Orner said. Check out Franklin parks and recreation on Facebook and Twitter for more details of any delays or cancellations today.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.