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Bourbon History & Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide. You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee. Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

2021 Downtown Summer Concert Series – Tom the Torpedoes

Old State Capitol

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tom The Torpedoes is a band dedicated to the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

Historic Frankfort Walking Tour

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

July 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Get to know Kentucky through her capital city! As the Commonwealth’s seat of government since 1792, Frankfort has been the backdrop for countless events that impacted Kentuckians across the state and made headlines around the country.  Join us on Saturdays at 1:30 pm for a stroll through our beautiful downtown and stories about the people and places that have helped make Frankfort – and Kentucky – so unique! Sign up below or in person at the History Center at 100 W. Broadway St, Frankfort.

Length: 1 hour; Capacity: 10

Cost: Free with admission, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Meet on the front steps of the Old State Capitol at 300 W. Broadway Street five minutes before the tour.

Tours may be canceled due to adverse weather. To check the status of a tour, call 502-564-1792.

To register:

Admission tickets must be purchased in advance
KHS members are always FREE — no purchase required. Stop by the front desk at 100 W Broadway Street to get your sticker.
Non-members, click here to purchase tickets.

Bourbon History & Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide. You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee. Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

The Springhouse Music Series

Castle & Key Distillery

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 6, 2021

The Springhouse Music Series is a free event featuring live music, cocktails, beer, food, and more. Join us on the Springhouse lawn on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

127 Yard Sale

August 5 - August 8

The 127 Yard Sale is commonly referred to as “The World's Longest Yard Sale”. That’s because it really is the longest yard sale in the world. To be exact, it’s 690 miles long and the route travels through 6 states; Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The majority of the route follows Highway 127 from Addison, MI in the north to Chattanooga, TN in the south. From Lookout Mountain, GA to Gadsden, AL the route switches to Lookout Mountain Parkway. Both are scenic drives allowing you to appreciate the beautiful countryside of these states all while enjoying the fun and excitement of The World’s Longest Yard Sale.

Bourbon History & Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide. You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee. Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

Literacy in the Mountains: Community, Newspapers, and Writing in Appalachia, with Dr. Samantha NeCamp

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For decades, the popular media has often wrongly depicted Appalachia as a place of ignorance and isolation. Dr. Samantha NeCamp takes on these misrepresentations. University Press of Kentucky lauds NeCamp’s book as “reclaim the long history of literacy in the Appalachian region.” Focusing on five Kentucky newspapers published between 1885 and 1920, Dr. NeCamp explores “the complex ways readers in the mountains negotiated their local and national circumstances through editorials, advertisements, and correspondence…reveal an engaged citizenry specifically concerned with education…and demonstrat that Appalachians are not – and never have been – an illiterate, isolated people Join us via Zoom* to come and join the conversation!
Dr. Samantha NeCamp is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. She earned both her B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Kentucky and received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville.
The registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event. Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call 502-782-8070.

Live Music Fridays with Jeri Katherine Howell & Nat Colten

West Sixth Farm

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WE'RE BACK! After a year off, Nat Colten and I are about as giddy & grateful as our wedding day to once again kick off Live Music Fridays at West Sixth Farm! Join us monthly from May to August, and especially on July 9 for our CD RELEASE SHOW!

Nomadland

The Grand Theatre

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Frankfort Public Art

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

800-960-7200
502-875-8687