Friday, July 4th Highlights of Frankfort Events
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8:00 am – The Great Buffalo Chase 5K, Walk or run the thirteenth annual 5K that winds through the scenic grounds of the Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace. Cash prizes for top three men and women. Register HERE
The Great Buffalo Chase 5k, Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s the race with a view. Walk or run our thirteenth annual 5K Race that winds through the scenic grounds of the historic Distillery. Cash prizes for top 3 men and women. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. $15 prior to June 25. $20 day of race. Limited to first 1,000 registrants. Register online at buffalotracedistillery.com/events starting Apr. 1st.The Annual Great Buffalo Chase will be July 4th beginning 8 a.m. This year’s course will once again start on distillery grounds and wind through historic aging warehouses, production facilities and lots of beautiful scenery before finishing up at the gift shop. T-shirts will be given to all runners. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on July 4, 2014. Packet Pick up and pre-registration will also be available on July 3, 2014 in the Visitor’s Center from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from the race will again go towards funding VFW Post 4075’s Annual Fourth of July fireworks show. Post 4075 has sponsored the fireworks show in Franklin County for over 40 years. Please fill out the registration forms below. Registrations forms are also available at Buffalo Trace Distillery as well as at numerous Frankfort-area locations. Registration is limited to first 1000 registrants. Runners can also obtain a form by contacting Sarah Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to dress in festive patriotic attire.
Minors accepting prize money may affect their eligibility status.
Registration is $15 if submitted by June 25, 2014 and $20 day of race.
Please Click Here to view The Great Buffalo Chase brochure with more details, including prize money and a map of the race course.
11:00 am – The South Frankfort Neighborhood Association invites everyone young at heart to join in the annual 4th of July parade! Dust off and decorate your bicycle, tricycle, stroller, wagon, or person and meet on the corner of Paul Sawyier Drive and East 4th Street about 11:00 a.m. Afterwards, meet at Dolly Graham Park on East Second Street for a picnic lunch complete with frozen treats for the kiddos! For additional information or to volunteer for the event please e-mail at email@example.com or call Katie at 330-7072.
Independence Day Parade, Sponsored by the South Frankfort Neighborhood Association, Decorate your bike, trike, stroller, or wagon in red, white, and blue!!! Then meet everyone at the corner of Paul Sawyer Drive and East Fourth Street for the start of the parade. Join us afterwards at Dolly Graham Park for hot dogs and dessert!!! Contact: Katie Carney, 330-7072 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to volunteer. Download your flyer HERE
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Old-Fashioned 4th of July, Liberty Hall will open its doors on Friday, July 4th, to welcome the public to this annual free event with activities and games for the whole family, including croquet, corn hole, and “Quoits”, an early type of ring toss. Bubble blowing, rolling hoops, prize games, and a flag-making craft activity will be available for all ages. Free tours of Liberty Hall’s first floor will be available, along with free lemonade and watermelon! Come meet “Froggy” from 104.9, who will be celebrating the holiday in historic costume. To beat the heat, have a patriotic popsicle, and take a run through the sprinklers when Liberty Hall will turn on its large irrigation system!
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Celebrate our nation’s 238th birthday with historical games and a run through the sprinklers at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St. FREE event, Info: 227-2560 or http://www.libertyhall.org
4:00 – 7:00 pm – Red, White and Brew, Wine & Beer Wine Tasting, Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Info: 352-2600… Try LUNCH at Capital Cellars, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm daily. Serving sandwiches, salads and homemade soups!
7:00 – 9:00 pm – THE SAMMY COULTER SHOW starring SAMMY COULTER at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Lights! Music! Showtime! Come and celebrate with Capital Cellars and Sammy Coulter! http://www.sammycoulter.com
7:00 – 10:00 pm – Saint Clair Live! Live Music on the Bricks of Saint Clair Street, Featuring the Keith Hubbard and Friends with Bill May. Sponsored by Serafini’s, La Fiesta Grande (The Little Monkey) and the Brick Alley.
9:00 pm – City of Frankfort Fireworks, Want to watch the fireworks? SFNA has once again requested that the top level of the Capitol Annex parking garage be closed to vehicular parking. We want to provide as safe of an environment as we can for our families in town to watch the spectacular fireworks show the city puts on.
9:30 pm – Fireworks, beginning at Capitol View Park. The City of Frankfort, Buffalo Trace Distillery and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission encourage you to come to Capitol View Park on July 4th to enjoy a fireworks display, and to celebrate the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner,” our national anthem.
A free BBQ dinner will be available for veterans and their families beginning at 7pm. For details and reservations, contact VFW Post 4075 at 502.227.2483.
Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30. Listen to STAR 103.7 for patriotic music during the fireworks
Please note: Parking will not be allowed on the East-West Connector or on Glenn’s Creek Road.