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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, February 17th, 2017

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

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday & Saturday, February 17 & 18 – National Paddling Film Festival, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace


5:00 PM – Doors Open/Beer Starts Flowing/Films Start
8:00 PM – Guest Speaker
9:00 PM – Films Continue
11:00 PM – End of Day 1


10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Bourbon Tour on the Hour
12:00 noon – Not-NPFF Race check-in at Elkhorn / AW Acres
1:00 PM – Not-NPFF Race start
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Bourbon Tasting
5:00 PM – Films Start
8:00 PM – Chili Cookoff Served
9:00 PM – Director remarks, Raffles, Film Winners Announced
9:00 PM – Wrap-up Silent Auction bidding
9:20 PM – 11:00 PM Pick-up Silent Auction items
9:45 PM – Guest Host
11:00 PM – End of 2016 NPFF

It’s time for the 2017 National Paddling Film Festival! Every year in February, a motley crew of dirtbag kayakers and open boaters and single bladers and SUPers and rafters gather to watch paddling flicks, drink beer, eat food, bid on super bitchin’ silent auction items, and catch up with old pals–this all takes place at a bourbon distillery in the heart of central Kentucky.
We throw this big party to highlight the best in paddlesport films and still images and to raise money for organizations dedicated to river conservation and access.

Grab your tickets online early and save some cabbage. Online tickets are $20. That money goes directly to American Whitewater.
Tickets at the door are $25. Tickets includes admission for Friday night and Saturday night, as well as beer and a raffle ticket. Stay tuned for the online tickets sale link.

For more information about the festival, head over to our website:www.npff.org

A block of rooms have been reserved at Capital Plaza, which is close to the festival venue: http://www.capitalplazaky.com/

For tickets and more information, click HERE


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.

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

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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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

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

Capital Cellars

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

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:15 pm – Yoga Classes, for beginner/intermediate located on the third floor of the McClure Building, 306 W Main St. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio. Click HERE for a complete class schedule. 223-3276

5:30 – 10:00 pm – Frankfort Area Chamber Annual Meeting & Branding Launch Party, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Let’s Celebrate” Branding Launch and Annual Meeting on Friday, February 17, 2027.

Join fellow Chamber members as we Announce the Community-wide Brand and host a little business in 2017. Watch your Chamber E-news and mail for more details. Cost to attend is $55 per person/Reserved Table Of 8 is $550.

Discover Frankfort - Annual Chamber Dinner - 2-26-16


6:00 – 9:00 pm – Live Music with Elizabeth Weyer, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/songwriter Elizabeth Weyer will be playing Verona Vineyards this Saturday.

Come out and check out this amazing young talent.

Great wine, cold beer, free music and good friends.


6:30 – 8:30 pm – Sip & Savor Friday Nights: Nate Jones, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Every Friday night, Prodigy Vineyards and Winery brings in local talent to rock the sound stage! Musicians play from 6:30-8:30. We offer food from the grill such as; grilled chicken breast, hamburgers, hot dogs. Sometimes we will offer specials such as; BBQ Pulled pork, pork tenderloin, rib-eye sandwich, chili and other soups.
We have amazing wine and cold beer for your enjoyment.


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 or click HERE to check availability.

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

Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Live music featuring Vessel. National kayak/Paddle Film Festival after party!, at the The Brick Alley, 325 St Clair Street

8:00 pm – 12:00 am – Killin Time Band, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Join us with Killin Time Band with Barry Drury, Jerermy Richardson and rock the downtown!

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

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