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Kentucky River Historical Frankfort Tour

River View Park

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

We are proud to partner with Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites to offer this fully guided river history cruise. This tour was formerly offered by the park department on the "Nancy Wilkinson." As of 2019, we are now offering the same tour on our flagship vessel, the "Trace of Kentucky." This discounted tour is offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:30 PM. We cruise for 1 hour checking out all of the great sites and sounds of Frankfort, while interpreting the history and culture of the area. This is a great tour for any group, and it makes a great date night! These trips meet at Kentucky Riverview Park in Downtown Frankfort.

Reservations are REQUIRED !

Cost $7.00 per person

Kentucky River Historical Frankfort Tour

River View Park

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites to offer this fully guided river history cruise. This tour was formerly offered by the park department on the "Nancy Wilkinson." As of 2019, we are now offering the same tour on our flagship vessel, the "Trace of Kentucky." This discounted tour is offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:30 PM. We cruise for 1 hour checking out all of the great sites and sounds of Frankfort, while interpreting the history and culture of the area. This is a great tour for any group, and it makes a great date night! These trips meet at Kentucky Riverview Park in Downtown Frankfort.

Reservations are REQUIRED !

Cost $7.00 per person

Halloween

The Grand Theatre

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Hocus Pocus

The Grand Theatre

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

Rated PG

A November to Remember – ArtWalk

Downtown Frankfort

November 7

Explore the public art infusing Downtown Frankfort while shopping our independently owned businesses.

Our downtown ArtWalk will feature amazing original art from local / regional artists and artisans. Come enjoy a lovely, creative experience in downtown Frankfort, meet and mingle with our talented artists, and enjoy a nice meal or drink at one of our downtown restaurants. Please mask up, keep a 6ft+ distance, and practice good safety. And don't forget to check out the amazing public art located throughout downtown Frankfort!

2020 Participants (this is updated regularly, check back for more information!)

The Capital Gallery will feature paintings, prints and sculpture by regional artists.

The Kentucky Historical Society will feature "Poetry in Color" paintings from Paul Sawyier's two villages.
The Capital Cellars will feature new paintings by Gina Morales.
Broadway Clay will begin their holiday ceramics, and Teen/Tween Classes.
Silo Ridge Makers Market will feature various exhibits and demonstrations.
Mortimer Bibb will feature their studio artists.
Artist Bob McWilliams featured outside the McClure Building

Guided Tour of Downtown Murals and Sculptures 1:00 - 2:00pm.  $10   

Register here:  https://www.evenbrite.com/november-saturday-sculpture-tour-arts-downtown-frankfort-tickets-123515473105

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Grand Theatre

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A feisty misfit sent to a mental hospital inspires his fellow patients to assert themselves, much to the chagrin of the strong-willed head nurse, who turns out to be more dangerous than any of the inmates. Based on the novel by Ken Kesey and the play by Dale Wasserman.

A November to Remember – Candlelight Weekend

Downtown Frankfort

November 12 @ 9:00 am - November 15 @ 9:00 pm

This year marks Candlelight's 40th Anniversary and while it will look a little different, our merchants are working to make this experience safe for all visitors and shoppers.

Please mask up, keep a 6ft + distance, and practice good safety.

2020 Schedule (updated frequently - check back here for updates or follow our Facebook Event Page)

Thursday, Nov. 12: Family Night
9am-10pm: Completely Kentucky with special events, food tastings, artist trunk shows, gift card giveaways, make and take kids art activities and much more.
11am-10pm: Mortimer Bibb's Public House and Irish inspired pub.
11am-9pm: Wicked Glass & Wanderlust Design with giveaways and a special "Make Your Own Potpourri" by Kim's Cakes & Catering beginning at 5 pm.
12-9pm: Old Capital Antiques with 20% off all items.
4-8pm: Kentucky Dance Academy hosts a meet and greet with characters from The Nutcracker and drop-in hip hop classes.
4-8pm: Broadway Clay with take-home holiday projects, try the pottery wheel, and gallery sales.
4-8pm: Silo Ridge Market with arts and crafts demonstrations, make and take crafts, and giveaways.
4-8pm: Kentucky History Center with free admission to museum exhibits, store discounts, and take-home crafts.
4-9pm: B’s Bakery with Christmas treats and sweets.
4-9pm: Nitro of Frankfort with candy cane discounts, hot apple cider, free gift wrap with purchase, and register to win a Nitro of Frankfort $100 Gift Certificate while you're there.
4-9pm: Poor Richard’s Books with 20% off Children’s books.
4-10pm: Serafini’s with special food and beverage options.
4-10pm: Mi Fiesta with breaking pinatas, food specials, and winter margaritas.
4-11pm: KY Coffeetree Café with special food options and holiday beverages.
5-7pm: Frankfort Tourist Commission with event details and visitor assistance.
6-8pm: Hoggy’s Ice Cream with a Grinch Meet-and-Greet.
6-8pm: Horse Carriage Rides sponsored by Harrod Brothers. Present your online ticket at the pick-up on St. Clair.
Other activities: Local jazz ensembles and musicians playing outside!

Friday, Nov. 13: Shop 'til You Drop
6am-11pm: KY Coffeetree Café with special food options and holiday beverages.
9am-10pm: Completely Kentucky with special events, food tastings, artist trunk shows, gift card giveaways, make and take kids art activities and much more.
10am-8pm: Silo Ridge Market with arts and crafts demonstrations, make and take crafts, and giveaways.
10am-5pm: Kentucky History Center with museum exhibits and store discounts.
11am-8pm: Broadway Clay with take-home holiday projects and gallery sales.
11am-9pm: Nitro of Frankfort with candy cane discounts, hot apple cider, free gift wrap with purchase, and register to win a Nitro of Frankfort $100 Gift Certificate while your there.
11am-11pm: Mortimer Bibb's Public House and Irish inspired pub.
11am-11pm: Mi Fiesta with breaking piñatas, food specials, and winter margaritas.
12-9pm: Old Capital Antiques with 20% off all items.
4-9pm: Poor Richard’s Books with 20% off Calendars.
4-9pm: B’s Bakery with Christmas treats and sweets.
4-10pm: Serafini’s with special food and beverage options.
5:00-6:30: Kentucky Dance Academy with drop-in youth classes and photo opportunities with the Sugar Plum Fairy.
5-6pm: Frankfort Tourist Commission with event details and visitor assistance.
6-8pm: Hoggy’s Ice Cream with a Grinch Meet-and-Greet.
6-8pm: Horse Carriage Rides sponsored by Harrod Brothers. Present your online ticket at the pick-up on St. Clair.

Saturday, Nov. 14: Date Night with Cocktail Stroll
7am-10pm: KY Coffeetree Café with special food options and holiday beverages.
7am-2pm: B’s Bakery with Christmas treats and sweets.
9am-10pm: Completely Kentucky with special events, food tastings, artist trunk shows, gift card giveaways, make and take kids art activities and much more.
10am-5pm: Kentucky History Center with museum exhibits and store discounts.
10am-8pm: Poor Richard’s Books with 20% off any 2 books.
10am-8pm: Silo Ridge Market with arts and crafts demonstrations, make and take crafts, and giveaways.
11am-6pm: Nitro of Frankfort with candy cane discounts, hot apple cider, free gift wrap with purchase, and register to win a Nitro of Frankfort $100 Gift Certificate while your there.
11am-8pm: Broadway Clay with a pottery workshop for couples and gallery sales.
11am-11pm: Mortimer Bibb's Public House and Irish inspired pub.
12-9pm: Old Capital Antiques with 20% off all items.
12-11pm: Mi Fiesta with breaking pinatas, food specials, and winter margaritas.
1-3:30pm: Grand Theatre showing of The Polar Express
4-10pm: Serafini’s with special food and beverage options.
6-8pm: Hoggy’s Ice Cream with a Grinch Meet-and-Greet.
6-8pm: Horse Carriage Rides sponsored by Harrod Brothers. Present your online ticket at the pick-up on St. Claire.

Sunday, Nov. 15: Fun Day with Tweed Ride!
8am-9pm: KY Coffeetree Café with special food options and holiday beverages.
10am-3pm: Silo Ridge Market with arts and crafts demonstrations, make and take crafts, and giveaways.
11am-6pm: Completely Kentucky with special events, food tastings, artist trunk shows, gift card giveaways, make and take kids art activities and much more.
12-6pm: Broadway Clay with painting holiday ceramics, ceramic tree workshop, and gallery sales.
12-5pm: Old Capital Antiques with 20% off all items.
12-6pm: Nitro of Frankfort with candy cane discounts, hot apple cider, free gift wrap with purchase, and register to win a Nitro of Frankfort $100 Gift Certificate while you're there.
12:30-5pm: Poor Richard’s Books with 20% off puzzles.
1-4pm: Kentucky History Center with museum exhibits and store discounts.
1-5pm: Wicked Glass & Wanderlust Design with giveaways.
1-5pm: Mortimer Bibb's Public House and Irish inspired pub.

2020 Downtown Frankfort Candlelight Tradition

Downtown Frankfort

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - November 15 @ 9:00 pm

The annual Candlelight Tradition is the start to Frankfort’s holiday season and a beloved tradition for all generations. From carriage rides to hot chocolate and visits with Santa, this four day festival offers something for everyone. Make plans to join us for this time-honored tradition, visit our 40+ shops and restaurants, and illuminate your holiday season with Candlelight!

The Polar Express

The Grand Theatre

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Rated G

Bourbonanza

The Grand Theatre

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bourbonanza is back and you won't want to miss this year's live & socially-distanced auction of rare bourbon! The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street 21 & OVER 6:45pm Doors Open 7:30pm Auction Begins 8:30pm Auction Ends & Cashier open for payment 9:00pm Doors Close Tickets are $35 pre-sale available by calling the Grand Theatre at 502.352.7469 (Monday-Friday 10am-3pm). You can also purchase tickets at the door ($45), however please note that due to social distancing this event will only…

Frankfort Public Art

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission
300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601

800-960-7200
502-875-8687