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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, May 6th, 2016

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Friday, May 6, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 4:30 pm – Oaks Day Festival, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Experience the excitement of Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition–bourbon. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings all day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live festive Bluegrass music while treating yourself to bourbon ice cream made with our Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

Oaks Day Festival at Buffalo Trace Distillery - 5-6-16

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

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Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday


(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

Click HERE for special Spring 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. 352-2600.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – JAKE WALZ, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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5:30 – 11:30 pm – CASA Derby Eve Gala, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero

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Lloyd’s of London presents the CASA Derby Eve Gala on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY. Doors open for the “black tie optional” event at 5:30 p.m. and begins at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, including a wine/bourbon tasting sponsored by Buffalo Trace, Beam Suntory, and Elk Creek Vineyards, along with previews of the silent auction items. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. and catered by Chef Beth Greenwell Carter, owner of Fork, Knife and Spoon. Chef Carter has culinary experience in France and Italy; has been part of the traveling tour with Taylor Swift as well as the Food Network Production Company for the Pioneer Woman. The Swing Street Band will regale the attendees beginning at 8:15 p.m. Swing Street is a six-piece, high energy band that features four distinctive vocals. They play dance music for all ages, from the 50’s to current hits.

Join us in supporting CASA of the Bluegrass. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that provides advocacy services for abused, neglected and dependant children under the protection of the Family Court. The CASA Derby Eve Gala is a major fundraiser for CASA of the Bluegrass which serves Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, and Mercer Counties. Please join us in supporting this worthy cause while enjoying the hospitality of our Commonwealth.

CASA Derby Eve Gala - 5-6-16

Download your CASA Derby Eve flyer HERE

6:00 – 9:00 pm – REMEDY REVIVAL, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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Remedy Revival is a four-piece progressive acoustic band consisting of guitars, mandolin, bass, and a female lead vocalist. We have a unique blend of musical flavors that include quite a bit of blues, folk, and bluegrass. Being raised on Southern gospel, rockabilly, and bluegrass, we put forth powerful harmonies, stompin’ southern influenced acoustic rock, and heart gripping bluesy original music.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

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Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.

8:00 pm –  Derby Eve entertainment with Yeller Dog and the Barktones, at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 West Broadway

Lost John (John Harrod), Paducah Pearl (Tona Barkley), String Tickler (Don Rogers), Cornbrett (Brett Ratliff), and the Kentucky Warbler (Barbara Rosner) playing Kentucky roots on Derby Eve at downtown Frankfort’s favorite gathering place. A full evening’s entertainment. Get your glad rags on and come on down. Reservations recommended: http://www.kentuckycoffeetree.com/live-music/derby-eve-yeller-dog-and-barktones

Yeller Dog and the Barktones at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe - 5-6-16

Live jazz featuring the Bill May Quartet, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Live music at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

Derby Eve Party! Featuring Mojo Flo. Grill open 5:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

9:00 pm – Shaun J. Cohorn and Broken Dreams, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S, Frankfort

Rock/Blues. $5 cover. Must be 21 or over.

Shaun J. Cohorn and Broken Dreams at the Knights Club - 5-6-16

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