Located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis, Franklin has become a regional destination for entertainment, shopping and dining.
What to Do in Downtown Franklin
Our downtown boasts traditional main street shops, coffeehouses and restaurants - all surrounding one of Indiana's most beautiful courthouses and streetscapes. Our new outdoor amphitheater features concerts and special events, and local parks and trails are nearby.
What to Know About Franklin
Franklin is also a city on the move. It is home to state-of-the-art public schools, a bustling nightlife, a leading healthcare and hospital system and nonprofit groups that are committed to an outstanding quality of life. Whether you live in the area or are just coming for a visit, Franklin has much to offer.
Where to Park
There is a drop-off area for guests at the main entrance. Our center is fully accessible to guests with disabilities. Free public parking is available in three lots - immediately to the west, northwest and north of the Garment Factory Events center. Additional free public parking is available around the Johnson County Courthouse Square. Parking on the neighborhood streets is limited and not recommended. For some events, shuttle service will be available. If you have a special transportation request or need special accommodations to access the facility, please contact us at 317.868.8227.
Where to Stay
If you are in town for a special event, accommodations are available and close by to spend the night. Festival County, our community’s tourism website, provides a list.