Classic cars, bungee jumping, food trucks, live music and art.
For more than 25 years, the Wheels of Time car club has been hosting cruise-ins along South Main Street in downtown Lawrenceburg, the second Friday night of each month, April-October.
Up to 250 cars line the street, with car owners and enthusiasts gathering to visit and appreciate the wide variety of vehicles on display. Some downtown shops and restaurants also stay open late to serve those who come downtown. Check the calendar of events for the schedule of upcoming cruise-ins.
If taking a header from great heights gives you a thrill, check out the bungee operation at Young’s High Bridge, a one-time railroad bridge spanning the Kentucky River next to Wild Turkey Distillery.
The bridge is also adjacent to the famed S-shaped Tyrone Bridge, the only one of its kind in the U.S. The cantilever-style High Bridge, once the crossing for the Louisville Southern Railroad, is now devoted full-time to bungee enthusiasts thanks to four long-time friends who purchased the bridge and established Vertigo Bungee.
The jump into the river below is thought to be the only one of its kind in the eastern United States. And that plunge of 240 feet is believed to make Young’s High Bridge the highest platform bridge jump in North America.
Advance registration is required. A brave soul is required to jump.
Food Truck Fridays: Summer Concert Series
The wildly popular Food Truck Fridays has been a mainstay since its beginnings in 2019.
The food event begins at 11AM with over a dozen different food styles. Whether you are looking for a snack or a meal there’s something for every craving. Popcorn and ice cream, ethnic foods, burgers, and BBQ. The adult beverage selection is as varied from craft beer, to wine slushies and of course, distilled spirits. There are plenty of options for those who want to keep it tame and lots for kids to choose from.
A DJ spins popular tunes of all genres throughout the day before the concert begins. At 6:00 pm the Century Bank Park Stage gets set for live music. The series runs the gamut from country to funk, throwback to classic rock and it’s always family-friendly and absolutely a fun time.
More information about each Food Truck Friday, including line-up and start times, can be found on our calendar of events.
127 Yard Sale
Thousands of people will come through Lawrenceburg as they travel along the 127 Yard Sale, the world’s longest yard sale, which stretches from Michigan down to Alabama. Eagle Lake is Lawrenceburg’s official stop during the yard sale, where dozens of vendors set up. Numerous independent yard sales are set up for miles and miles along US 127. More information is available at the 127 Yard Sale website.
March – October
Throughout the year, local paranormal investigator and historian Jeff Waldridge leads a series of ghost tours in haunted places throughout downtown Lawrenceburg. A variety of experiences await those who are not faint of heart. The curious can explore well-known haunted homes, or take a walking tour around town. There are even opportunities to book a group to spend the night in one of the towns most haunted locations — the Anderson Hotel. Join a tour and you’ll see and hear evidence he has captured during investigations. Find your fear, times and tours here.
Stave Fest is a music, arts and food truck event, held on the grounds at Century Bank Park in historic downtown. For two days, visitors and locals are treated to a juried arts and craft fair set up along Main Street, while local and regional musical acts perform live on stage. Plenty of food trucks and beverage vendors are also there to keep folks fed and to quench their thirst. For schedule and line-up visit our calendar of events.
Anderson County Burgoo Festival
Burgoo, strange name. Delicious stew. The Irish brought this stew to the region and Kentucky, particularly Anderson County have embraced its heritage for centuries. Made up of seasonal vegetables, a variety of meats from venison to chicken, pork and yes, originally, squirrel. Although it’d be near impossible to find someone making it that way now, attendees at the annual festival can taste different recipes and styles. Complete with food and craft vendors, carnival rides, pageants, live music, the Burgoo Festival is one of Lawrenceburg’s signature annual events. Find out more at the Burgoo Festival website.
Boots and Bourbon: A Nashville Songwriters Festival
Every October, the Lawrenceburg Performing Arts Academy turns the Barn at McCall Springs into a little Nashville with Boots and Bourbon: A Nashville Songwriters Festival. Grammy award-winning songwriters join local musician, Meredith Lewis for a rare–and super fun!– chance to talk directly to songwriters about their songs and process over a fantastic dinner, bourbon and, of course, boot scootin’!
Anderson County Art Trail
The first Saturday of each November, the members of the Anderson County Arts Council get together for the annual art trail. Watch as hand-blown glass is created or as blacksmiths transform raw steel into unique works of art. The event showcases a variety of artistic styles: photography, sculpture, painting, jewelry, ceramics and mixed media. The trail is free to attend and new features are added each year. Food and beverages available throughout the day.