Whether you're looking for family-friendly activities or adult fun like ghost tours and beer festivals, Boston has you covered this weekend. Here are seven of the most exciting events to attend in your area.
Frog Pond Pumpkin Float (October 19)
The entire family is welcome at this floating pumpkin celebration. The best part? Admission is free. Bring your own carved 8-inch pumpkin to a drop-off point along the pond, then let volunteers illuminate it and send it floating on the water. After, enjoy a heap of frightful fun and plenty of music and refreshments.
Not So Spooky Halloween at Edaville (October 19 - 28)
If you're looking for Halloween celebration fit for young children, head over to Edvaille Family Theme Park this weekend. Everyone is welcome to dress in their favorite costumes and join in some trick-or-treating while braving all sorts of rides. To buy tickets for this weekend, click here.
36th Annual Salem Haunting Happenings (Today - October 31)
More than 50,000 people attend this event every year in search of some creepy entertainment. Stop by to celebrate Halloween with special treats like ghost tours, haunted houses, delicious seasonal food, and of course, tons of elaborate costumes. To learn what's happening on the day you plan to attend, check out this list of upcoming events.
Ghosts and Gravestones Tour (Today - November 5)
During this time of year, there's no better way to spend a Saturday night than by embarking on a guided tour through the more terrifying parts of Boston's history. Sign up for an evening full of jumpscares, ghost stories and historical details. The descriptions of ancient torture and punishments aren't for the faint of heart, but if you're looking for a good scare, then reserving a spot on the Ghost and Gravestones Tour is an excellent way to celebrate this spooky holiday season.
2nd Annual Wachusett Mountain Oktoberfest (October 20 - 21)
This weekend, raise your stein and join in a variety of German festivities at Wachusett Mountain. There will be keg tossing competitions, live music, contests, shows, farmers' market vendors and tons of other family-friendly activities. Tickets are $9 for visitors 13-years-old and up, $4 for children six to 12, and free for kids five and under.
22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (October 20 - 21)
At the Boston Center for the Arts, adults and children can experience an impressive art show and sale featuring creations from more than 40 different exhibitors. Browse everything from artwork to sculptures, then decide if there are any masterpieces you want to take home. You should also make time to stop by some of the special events with speakers and book signings. Admission to the event is $15 for adults and free for children.
Boston Asian Film Festival (October 21 - 28)
The BAAFF works to empower Asian American by showcasing their experiences and providing resources to filmmakers. It's the largest Asian American film festival in New England, and with over 50 films and many filmmakers present, there's something to interest every attendee. Learn more about the film festival's schedule here.
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