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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, May 6th, 2017

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

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

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.

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Market, at River View Park Pavillion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

8:30 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Ampitheater, www.thelightclinic.org

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Qigong Intensive, at The Light Clinic, 306 West Main St., Suite 609. Led by Joseph Fiala, L.Ac. For More info or to Register, Contact joseph@thelightclinic.org or call 502-330-4233

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 – 1:00 pm – Governor’s Derby Day Celebration, Downtown Frankfort

Join Gov. and Mrs. Matt Bevin for Downtown Derby Celebration May 6, 2017.

Gov. and Mrs. Matt Bevin cordially invite all Kentuckians and their guests to join them at the Governor’s Downtown Derby Celebration on May 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 pm. in downtown Frankfort.

“Glenna and I are honored to welcome everyone to the 2017 Derby Celebration,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “This year’s ‘Run for the Roses’ will be the highlight of a fun-filled weekend in the Commonwealth. We are thrilled to kick-off the ‘Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports’ here in the Capital City.”

The 2017 Derby Celebration will showcase Frankfort with new and traditional festivities for which the Governor’s Derby Celebration is known—offering plenty of color, excitement, entertainment, children’s activities, and food to suit all tastes.

The YMCA Derby Dash on Broadway and the stick horse races on the Old State Capitol lawn have become annual events which children love to race in. The 5th annual Pedal for the Posies adult tricycle race will also take place. Several downtown restaurants will be open and offering special Derby morning fare.

A free concert featuring bands from across the Commonwealth will headline the entertainment on the Jim Beam Brands Stage directly in front of the Old State Capitol. And the crowd-pleasing tradition of having Kentucky artists exhibiting and selling their work will continue this year.

The event is free and open to everyone. Parking is available

Summary of Downtown Celebration events:

• YMCA Derby Dash (Ages 2-12) – race started by Gov. and Mrs. Bevin
Pedal for the Posies (adult tricycle race)
• Old Capitol Lawn
o Stick Horse Races and Derby hat making
o Salato Center live animal exhibit
o Kentucky Art’s Council vendors
• KY Fire Commission Trailer featuring children’s activities
• KY State Police Drug Mobile
• KOHS Distracted Driving Simulator
• KY Horse Park Draft Horse photo opportunity
• Pony rides and inflatables in First Christian Parking lot
• Frankfort Mustang Club on St. Clair St.
• Cattleman’s Association food vendor
• Downtown restaurants and shops open
• Farmer’s Market open
• Old Capitol open for tour

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

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 – Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Daily Admission:

Adult – $5.00

Youth (5 to 18) – $3.00

Children 4 and under – Free

Scheduled school groups and chaperones –  $3.00 (age 5 and older)

Visit their full website HERE

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: $8 | Youth (6-18): $6 | Veterans: $6
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:30 am – 9:00 pm – KY DERBY PARTY, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

You are invited to Prodigy Vineyards and Winery 2017 Kentucky Derby viewing party. It will be a fun day of watching races that includes food from the grill, amazing wine, and live music. Have a chance to win prizes and give-a-ways. There will be a pot for each race!

Make Prodigy your Derby destination.

12:00 pm – Spring Tulips Fundraiser, at the Kentucky State Capitol, 700 Capital Avenue

A benefit for the Access Soup Kitchen. Help show how beautiful our capital is and plant tulips.

Kentucky’s internationally known springtime event, the Kentucky Derby, celebrates the beauty, culture and history of the Commonwealth. Especially in the Capitol city, Kentuckians like to dress up the landscape and create flower beds, floral arrangements, and greenery for this important season.

In the weeks before each Kentucky Derby, Kentucky’s state capitol landscape employees create lush beds gorgeous tulips in front of the Capitol building. Sometimes visitors can enjoy a sea of red tulips and other years they are a mixture of pink, white, yellow and lavender. But no matter the design colors, every year the Capitol’s landscape, with its lovely tulip beds, draws visitors from throughout the state and region.

After displaying their early spring beauty, the tulips are removed and replaced with other seasonal flowers. The tulip bulbs, once removed from the Capitol grounds, are donated to non-profit organizations. The ACCESS Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter has been the lucky recipient of the bulbs for a couple of years.

ACCESS Board member Robyn Kemper coordinates a group of volunteers, who divide the bulbs into bags of 20-25 and prepare them for distribution. ACCESS offer the bulbs to folks in the community in exchange for a monetary donation made to the Soup Kitchen. During the 2016 spring season, ACCESS distributed bulbs to hundreds of folks and raised much needed funds!

Many, many thanks to those who helped prepare the bulbs for distribution! And much appreciation to all who made donations to ACCESS in return for the tulip bulbs!

1:30 pm – Liberty Hall Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street, 502.227.2560

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall at 1:30 pm (Monday – Saturday). Tour begins at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. Admission: $6 for adults; $3 for youth (15-18); Free for children 5 and under. Free for Friends of Liberty Hall.

Kentucky Made: Decorative Arts from the Liberty Hall Collection – Ongoing

sugar chestFeaturing some of the finest examples of Kentucky-made pieces from the Liberty Hall collection, this exhibit explores the social and cultural landscape of 19th-century Kentucky through the work of silversmiths, weavers, furniture makers, and . Some of the artists represented include: Asa Blanchard, Matthew Harris Jouett, Oliver Frazer, and Paul Sawyier. Located on the 2nd Floor of Liberty Hall, the exhibit is only viewed through a guided tour.

2:00 – 7:00 pm – Jockeys, Juleps, and Jeptha!, at Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville

Come out and enjoy Derby Day with the Jeptha crew! Don’t miss out on a fun afternoon with games, drinks, music from Stir Krazy and food from Fresh Out the Box! Catch all the action as we celebrate the most exciting 2 minutes in sports with a cornhole tournament and Best Derby Hat contest!

Tickets are $5 and include a Derby inspired cocktail!

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Angel Rhodes, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Angel is a tremendous vocalist with multi-octave range, charming audiences with her infectious smile and Jagger-esque self conducting. She has one of the most resonant voices around – so full and rich and able to adapt to a wide range of material.

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Music with Slippery Creek, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

The hottest new Bluegrass band in Greater Cincinnati, Slippery Creek, will be playing Verona Vineyards on May 6th before they head out west on tour. This is a show you don’t want to miss.

As always, Great Wine, Free Music, Cold Beer, and Good Friends.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Losing Lucky/ DERBY Party, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

32 ounce lime margarita $8.99, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Derby Evening Block Party with Billy Goat Strut Revue

Following the “Run for the Roses” on Saturday night, the sidewalk and Broadway Street (between St Clair and Lewis) will serve as the site of an outside swing dance party featuring the bourbon jazz sounds of the renowned Billy Goat Strut Revue of Louisville.

This event is free. Donations are encouraged.

Sponsors include Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, Frankfort Tourism, Alchemy Salon and Quire’s Lawn Care. Post time for the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for 6:34 p.m. ET. The race will be aired by the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe.

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.

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

8:00 pm – 1:00 am – Moose’s DERBY PARTY Karaoke, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Moose is on the loose for the Rocking Derby Karaoke Party
8pm – 1am

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