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300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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May 2021

Capital City Walking Tour

May 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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In celebration of Frankfort Heritage WeekHosted by the Kentucky Historical Society and guided by KHS Staff . Capacity: 10 people. $8 per person.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 for a stroll through our beautiful downtown and hear stories about the people and places that have helped make Frankfort…

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Capital City Walking Tour

May 22, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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In celebration of Frankfort Heritage WeekHosted by the Kentucky Historical Society and guided by KHS Staff . Capacity: 10 people. $8 per person.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 for a stroll through our beautiful downtown and hear stories about the people and places that have helped make Frankfort…

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July 2021

2021 Downtown Concert Series – Alex Key & The Locksmiths

July 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Alex Key is a 24 year old rising country singer and Nashville recording artist.

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2021 Downtown Concert Series – The Pour Decisions

July 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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The Pour Decisions is a high-energy, live music band that plays covers of your favorite rock songs.

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2021 Downtown Summer Concert Series – Tom the Torpedoes

July 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Tom The Torpedoes is a band dedicated to the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

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August 2021

2021 Downtown Concert Series – Ben Lacy Guitar Virtuoso

August 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Ben Lacy has taken solo finger style guitar and arrangements to an extraordinary new level.

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2021 Downtown Concert Series – Conch Republic

August 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Conch Republic is more than just a band – it's a high-energy beach-themed show that includes crazy characters on stage performing your favorites from artists like the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Zac Brown, Harry Belefonte, plus some great originals while engaging the crowd in sing-along, conga lines, limbo and dance contests, topping it off with colorful costumes, lights, stage props and party favors for those who like to join in the fun.

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Historic Frankfort Walking Tour

August 28, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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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.

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September 2021

Historic Frankfort Walking Tour

September 4, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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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.

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2021 Downtown Concert Series – Bill May’s All-Stars

September 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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The Bill May All Star Band will close out the 2021 Summer Concert Series with some of the best music of the year! The band includes both a Grammy nominee and an Emmy nominee. Don't miss this great show!

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Historic Frankfort Walking Tour

September 11, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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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.

Find out more »

Historic Frankfort Walking Tour

September 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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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.

Find out more »

Historic Frankfort Walking Tour

September 25, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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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.

Find out more »

October 2021

Historic Frankfort Walking Tour

October 2, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Historic Frankfort Walking Tour

October 9, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Historic Frankfort Walking Tour

October 16, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Bourbon on the Banks Tour: The Old State Capitol Experience

October 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Guided by museum staff, visitors will explore the Old State Capitol building’s unique architectural features and works of art. We’ll also delve into the politics and personalities of 19th and early 20th century Kentuckians, getting to know the leaders who walked these halls and discussing some of the major issues they debated, such as slavery, response to the Civil War, women’s rights, and civil rights.

Cost: $5 (in addition to General Admission)

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Bourbon on the Banks 2021 – Bourbon Street on Broadway

October 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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 Prepare to be enchanted as we transform Broadway Street. Enjoy performances from aerialists to fire eaters and enjoy live music while dining on offerings from our downtown merchants as well as regional food and beverage vendors.THIS IS A FREE FESTIVAL FOR THE COMMUNITY TO ENJOY

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Haunted by History: Nighttime Tour of the Old State Capitol

October 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 30, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Come experience the darker side of Kentucky’s Old State Capitol! Feel the shadows of the past on this special nighttime tour of Frankfort’s iconic Greek Revival edifice, highlighting spooky stories from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections. You’re in for a frighteningly good time! Reserve your spot. Registration deadline is noon on the day of the event. Questions? Call 502-782-8070 or send an email to [email protected]

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Historic Halloween Party at the Old State Capitol

October 30, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Spend the afternoon with the Kentucky Historical Society and our community partners on the Old State Capitol lawn for our first-ever Historic Halloween Party! Compete in a costume contest and enjoy a wide variety of traditional games and hands-on activities that are fun for the whole family! This event is weather permitting. No registration is required.

Schedule of events – all events take place on the Old State Capitol Lawn (.pdf flyer available for download):

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jack-O-Lantern Drop Off
Kentucky Historical Society Historic Halloween Party
Community Partners
Pumpkin Decorating
Photo Opportunites

5:00 pm

Costume Contest

5:30 pm

Thriller Dance with Kentucky Dance Academy

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Trick-or-Treating
Pumpkin Illumination

7:00 pm 

KHS Haunted by History: Nighttime Tour of the Old State Capitol (SOLD OUT)

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Haunted by History: Nighttime Tour of the Old State Capitol

October 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 30, 2021

Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map

Come experience the darker side of Kentucky’s Old State Capitol! Feel the shadows of the past on this special nighttime tour of Frankfort’s iconic Greek Revival edifice, highlighting spooky stories from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections. You’re in for a frighteningly good time! Reserve your spot. Registration deadline is noon on the day of the event. Questions? Call 502-782-8070 or send an email to [email protected]

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December 2021

Gideon Shryock – His Life and Architecture 1802- 1880

December 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Join co-authors Winfrey P. Blackburn, Jr. and R. Scott Gill who will present their new biography Gideon Shryock: His Life and Architecture 1802-1880, followed by a book signing.
Gideon Shryock, Kentucky’s first formally trained architect, brought the international style of the Greek revival to Kentucky and the American West, and in the process imparted a template of architectural and professional dignity for others to follow. Over the course of a half-century career distinguished by a considerable body of projects, he became one of the state’s – and the era’s – most important architects. While he is most known for his monumental Greek Revival buildings in Frankfort, Lexington, and Louisville, his body of work was quite varied and included numerous houses, churches, commercial buildings, and even a patented “steam-boiler furnace.” He pursued competitions, including for the Washington Monument and Tennessee State Capitol. In his twilight years, he was honored as the first president of the newly created Kentucky Association of Architects. This book presents, for the first time, the story of the man and his work, all within the fascinating historical context of nineteenth-century Kentucky.

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May 2022

Downtown Derby Celebration

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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The 2022 Downtown Derby Celebration will take place in Historic Downtown Frankfort on May 7, 2022. Be sure to join us for a day of fun and festivities. Beginning at 8 am, our local restaurants will be serving up some derby specials to eat and drink! There will be live music, the YMCA's Kids Derby Dash, the Pedal for the Posies, and activities for the whole family. The afternoon will feature more live music, derby specials and a live broadcast…

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Frankfort Heritage Week – Kentucky Historical Society Walking Tour

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Hosted by the Kentucky Historical Society and guided by KHS Staff - Capacity: 10 people.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 for a stroll through our beautiful downtown and hear stories about the people and places that have helped make Frankfort – and Kentucky – so unique!The tour will last…

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2022 Frankfort Concert Series

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Live music in Historic Downtown Frankfort.

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June 2022

2022 Downtown Summer Concert Series

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Live music in historic downtown Frankfort.
The Band Encore of Lexington

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2022 Downtown Concert Series

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Live music in Historic Downtown Frankfort.

Ben Lacy Guitar Virtuoso

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July 2022

2022 Downtown Summer Concert Series

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Live music in Historic Downtown Frankfort.

The Pour Decisions

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2022 Downtown Concert Series

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Live music in Historic Downtown Frankfort.

Alex Key

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August 2022

2022 Downtown Concert Series

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Live music in Historic Downtown Frankfort.

Five Below

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Frankfort Public Art

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

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