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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, August 5th, 2016

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

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Friday, August 5, 2016

World’s Longest Yard Sale – The 127 Corridor Sale, more information HERE

The traffic.  The people.  The miles and miles of vendors and tables of stuff. The 127 Yard Sale is billed as “The World’s Longest Yard Sale”.  And it goes straight through the heart of Frankfort!  Many people set up tables and sell everything from old stuff, antiques, overstocks, crafts, furniture, the list is endless.  The 127 Yard Sale is at now 690 miles long!  It starts in Georgia.  And ends in Michigan.  And it runs (officially) for 4 days each year.  Many people see this opportunity as a “picker’s paradise”.  Others are just gawkers.  Whatever your opinion of this yearly event, one thing is for certain – Frankfort will be busy!  More traffic.  More people.  More tourism dollars in our community.  Just remember when you are out there scouring for that great deal, be patient and be kind to strangers.  Those strangers may fall in love with the charm of our city and come back and make Frankfort a destination!  Oh!  And HAVE FUN!!!

127 Yard Sale - Aug 4-7

127 Yard Sale


Download your 127 Yard Sale Flyer HERE

127 Yard Sale Long Banner - Aug 4-7

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 – 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 – New Mex Hex – ceramic tile painting & botanical printmaking, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Dates: Aug. 3 & 5 from 10 am – 4 pm (plan to be present both days)

Cost: This is a FREE workshop, supported by KY Foundation for Women
*Please bring your own lunch and dress to explore the park grounds. Bring sunblock and bug spray if you need them. Water is provided.

Description: No experience needed, all materials will be included. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you have one, or we will give you one. Appropriate for all ages and abilities, perfect for the whole family!

The NEW MEX HEX workshop uses the botanicals and habitat of honey bees of the Bluegrass Region to draw inspiration for an ephemeral and permanent installation at the Josephine Sculpture Park. Participants will learn about the creative process and work of the visiting artists and will engage in a sketch walk, a ceramic tile painting session and a botanical print-making workshop.

Each participant will illustrate at least two hexagon tiles and create two botanical prints. The tiles will be kiln-fired between sessions. One of the tiles and one of the prints will be used for permanent and ephemeral installations at the park, and others may be taken home.

Participants may expect to be inspired and learn about their regional landscape via short lectures, conversation, focused observation and the creative process of making.


Faith Gelvin is a multi-media artist and educator living and working in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Faith’s sculpture reflects a strong connection to her New Mexican roots with influences from European, Hispanic and Native American cultures. Faith is inspired by the qualities and processes of the materials she uses (particularly ceramic, metal and wood) in crafting the story of her experiences.

Katya Crawford is an Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at The University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning. Katya’s research focuses on the ephemeral landscape and the use of photography and film to hone landscape literacy. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally.

Both instructors grew up in the small, agricultural village of Dixon, New Mexico surrounded by wild and cultivated nature with artist and inventor parents.

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.”
Albert Einstein

New Mex Hex at Josephine Scuplture Park JSP - Aug3-5-2016

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 Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit http://www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Research Rave, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join the Kentucky Historical Society’s Martin F. Schmidt Research Library for a fun-filled evening of family history research and consultations. As an added bonus to the extended research hours, people who need a little extra help with their research can sign up for one-on-one consultation with local professionals. Walk-in. Admission $5.

Research Rave at the Kentucky Historical Society KHS - 8-5-16

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

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6:00 – 9:00 pm – Double Dog Dare, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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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

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

7:00 pm – Farmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters

Bill May Band

Summer Concert Series 2016

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.

Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Outside grill open! Live music featuring Dually Noted, Slugger, and DJ Jesse Penn. at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

9:00 pm – Killin Time Band, at My Bar, 610 Ridgeview Drive

Come out and join us with some wonderful people and awesome music. These guys are great. Must be 21, $5.00 cover at the door.

Killin Time Band

Killin' Time Band at Bourbon Street on Main - 1-2-16

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