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Ghosts in the Garden

Liberty Hall Historic Site 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort, KY, United States

A Liberty Hall Costume Party
This open-air scare event includes batch cocktails, light fare,and an immersive tour experience you won't want to miss!

This event is 21+

Registration & advance payment required.


2023 Capital Pride Festival

Old Capitol Lawn 300 W Broadway St, Frankfort, Kentucky

Join us in downtown Frankfort and on the Old Capitol Lawn to help celebrate Pride! There will be drag shows, music, food trucks and beer, vendors, and kid’s activities! Happening October 14th from 11am-5pm. We hope to see you there!

Capital Pride is a family-friendly LGBT Pride Festival that will feature drag shows and other entertainment. There will also be children’s entertainment, Pride merchandise, a vendor fair and food trucks.

The Creek

The Grand Theatre 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort, KY, United States

Neat Kentucky Tours presents a short documentary "The Creek," which traces the development of bourbon along Glenn's Creek. The forefront of bourbon distilling with Old Crow Distillery, E.H. Taylor and others drawing the fresh limestone water from Glenn's Creek to turn into the amber liquid that is over a $9 Billion Industry today.

The Rocky Horror Show

The Grand Theatre 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort, KY, United States

The Rocky Horror Show performed by the Paramount Players, a cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, as their innocence is lost, live on stage.

This show is RATED R for mature themes, and contains adult language, partial nudity, sexual content, and simulated violence. “The Rocky Horror Show” may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 18. Parental discretion is advised.

Kentucky History Half Marathon

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY, United States

Come run the "Greatest Half in History!"Join us for the 8th Annual KY History Half, 10K and 5K presented by Expree Credit Union on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 8am…

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MET Opera – Dead Man Walking

The Grand Theatre 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort, KY, United States

Jake Heggie’s powerful work—based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer—receives its highly anticipated Met premiere in a new production by Ivo van Hove, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.?

Haunting on the Hill

Fort Hill 400 Clifton Ave., Frankfort, KY, United States

Don't miss the 2023 Haunting of the Hill presented by the Capital City Museum. Have a spooky time trick-or-treating, taking a hayride, painting a pumpkin, listening to spooky stories and…

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The Birds

The Grand Theatre 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort, KY, United States

Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two love birds and they strike up a romance. One day birds start attacking children at Mitch’s sisters party. A huge assault starts on the town by attacking birds.

2023 Black Cat Chase

Downtown Frankfort High St., Frankfort, KY, United States

The Black Cat Chase 5K, sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union, will be held on Friday, October 27 at 7pm, and is one of the region's most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement, from both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family. Whether you choose to participate by yourself, with a friend or spouse, school or work group, or with the whole family, the Black Cat Chase 5K will be sure to deliver high quality entertainment for everyone involved. Also, the start/finish of the race will once again be held in Downtown Frankfort in front of the Old Capitol lawn!

July 24 - Aug. 6, Race Fee: $25
Aug. 7 - Sept. 17, Race Fee: $30
Sept. 18 - Oct. 15, Race Fee: $35
Oct. 16 - Oct. 27, Race Fee: $40

A Thriller – Trick or Treat & Pumpkin Lighting

Downtown Frankfort High St., Frankfort, KY, United States

Join us for a Thriller Parade down St. Clair St., jack o'lantern display, trick or treating, face painting and more.

Frankfort Public Art

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