Frankfort and nearby
The Frontier Band and Blind Corn Liquor Pickers will perform at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Capitol on Broadway as part of the Farmers Bank Summer Concert Series.
The next offering in the series is July 18, featuring Sunset Blond and Vintage VooDoo. Additional dates are Aug. 1, 15 and 19. Visit downtownfrankfort.com for a complete listing of bands performing.
The Capital City Classics will sponsor a car show from 6-9 p.m. along Broadway.
The 5th Annual Sunshine Center Benefit, A Storybook Evening, will be held at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road. The gates open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 6:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic.
The event features music by the Downtown County Band, a table decorating contest, a children’s activity area, and more.
Tables of eight are available for $200. Tickets are $10 per person with a maximum of $30 per family for those wanting to sit on a chair or blanket. For more information, to reserve a table or to buy tickets, contact, Angela Holechek at 502-875-3495 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The March for the Memorial 5K Walk is 7:30-9:30 p.m. to raise funds for the Kentucky National Guard Memorial. The walk is through downtown Frankfort beginning on Broadway and taking the Black Cat route to the Capitol and back. The streets will be closed during the event.
July Fourth events
The 13th annual Great Buffalo Chase 5K begins at 8 a.m. July 4, winding through the grounds of Buffalo Trace Distillery off Wilkinson Boulevard. There are cash prizes for the top three men and women.
The South Frankfort Neighborhood Association will hold its annual July Fourth Parade beginning at 11 a.m. at the corner of Paul Sawyier Drive and East Fourth Street. The event is open to those walking, on a bicycle or tricycle, in a stroller or wagon.
After the parade there will be a bring-your-own picnic at Dolly Graham Park on East Second Street with frozen treats for the children. For more information or to volunteer to help, visit email@example.com or call Katie at 502-330-7072.
Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson St., will hold its annual Old Fashioned July 4th free community event on the grounds of Liberty Hall from 2-4 p.m.
Activities include children’s games with prizes, arts and craft activities like flag making and rolling hoops and games intended for every age level. Adults and children can play croquet, corn hole and a game called “Quoits,” an early ring toss game. Free tours of the first floor of Liberty Hall will be available, as well as refreshments like free watermelon.
In addition, the site will turn on its irrigation system for a “run through the sprinklers” to beat the hot weather.
Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historical Sites NatureCamps continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Each week will be at a different location with a themed activity.
There will be no camp the week of June 30, however, because of the July 4th holiday.
Camp resumes July 8 and 10 and will feature “Plants we Eat and Flowers we Love” at Cove Spring Park.
The camp is for children ages 4-10 who are accompanied by a “keeper” 14 years or older. Camp is free but pre-registration at the Juniper Hill Park office is required by Friday before the camp week or at the previous week’s camp. Space is limited.
For more information about NatureCamps or NaturePrograms, visit our website at www.frankfortparksandrec.com. Campers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to eat after each session.
MILLVILLE — Kentucky Heartwood invites young people to register for the music competition at the 9th Annual Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival to be held July 26 at the Millville Community Center.
The competition is open for those ages 8-12 and 13-18. Winners receive a $100 prize and a trophy created by Jeff Alexander. For more information about the competition and the festival visit www.kyheartwood.org.