Home Life in Louisburg Festivals and Special Events

Friday Nights on the Tar

Friday Nights on the Tar is our annual concert series held the 3rd Friday night of each month during the summer, typically May - September. This event is hosted by the Town of Louisburg's Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by community stakeholders and businesses. This event is open to public. A variety of bands and food trucks are selected for each event.

BBQ in the BURG

BBQ in the BURG is our annual whole hog cooking competition that takes place in Downtown Louisburg each year. Pigs on the Cooker and Cooks with a plan. This event is hosted by Louisburg Economic Development along with the Franklin County 4-H and the NC Pork Council. Cook-teams come in to Downtown Louisburg from all over NC, SC and VA to cook whole hogs all night and compete for the top prize and become the winner of peoples choice award.

Trick or Treat in the BURG

Trick or Treat in the BURG is hosted by Louisburg's Economic Development and Parks and Recreation. Residents, Businesses and Vendors set up in the parking lot in Downtown Louisburg and pass candy out to all the kids and families that attend. This event has been huge and we love to see all the great costumes that come out.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is held in late November at the Franklin County Court House Square.

Downtown Louisburg Christmas Market & Parade

The Town of Louisburg's annual Christmas Parade is held the first Sunday in December and is hosted by Louisburg Parks and Recreation. In 2021, Louisburg's Economic Development incorporated a Holiday Market with the Christmas Parade that housed vendors selling hand crafted items and/or baked goods from all over Franklin and surrounding counties. We welcomed Santa, funnel cakes, bounce houses and train rides for families. This event is sponsored by community businesses and we look forward to hosting this event annually.