Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, May 7-13, 2017
Week of fun with cookout, free seed packets, prize package giveaway and more

SHELBYKY – APRIL, 2017 – The communities of Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Shelby County, KY, have five days of fun planned in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week. Established by a congressional resolution in 1983, this week is a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the unique value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. Locally, ShelbyKY has an event scheduled for each day, Monday, May 8, through Friday, May 12, including a community cookout and a ShelbyKY Tourism Package giveaway.

“This year’s theme is ‘Faces of Travel,’ which will shine the spotlight on the people behind our nation’s travel industry,” said Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the ShelbyKY Tourism & Visitors Bureau. “Locally, we are putting that spotlight on some of the dynamic, hardworking, creative people behind our community’s travel sector. They are what make ShelbyKY a great place to visit and keep our industry strong.”

Mark your calendar

ShelbyKY kicks off the week with Voluntourism Day on Monday, May 8. Throw on some old clothes, roll up your sleeves and join the ShelbyKY Tourism in downtown Shelbyville for a day of beautifying the buildings located at 701 Washington Street with a landscape transformation.

On Tuesday, a Community Cookout is on the menu. Bring the entire family to Fred Wiche Park in Simpsonville for free food, with desserts provided by area high school culinary programs. There will be music, games and more – as well as state tourism officials putting on a road show.

The winner of the social media contest scheduled for Wednesday will win a grand prize giveaway – a ShelbyKY Tourism Package that includes tickets to the award-winning Shelby County Community Theatre, dinner at the charming Bell House Restaurant and other Shelby County goodies.

It’s Thirsty Thursday at Sixth & Main Coffeehouse in downtown Shelbyville on May 11. Join ShelbyKY Tourism from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. for coffee or your favorite caffeinated beverage, compliments of the Bureau, while learning about the impact of tourism to Shelby County.

Free seeds on Friday! Tourism is all about promoting a beautiful community, so stop in at the Welcome Center/Tourism Office at 1011 Main Street on May 12 for a free seed packet of flowers to help beautify ShelbyKY.

“We hope everyone will come out and help us celebrate the impact of travel and tourism on our community,” said Fussenegger.

For more information about ShelbyKY’s National Travel and Tourism Week of events, contact ShelbyKY Tourism at 502-633-6388 or tours@shelbyvilleky.com.



Katie E. Fussenegger, TMP, Executive Director, KatieF@VisitShelbyKy.com, 502-633-6388
ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau, www.VisitShelbyKy.com