Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! It's been a busy one here and I'm so looking forward to a mix of fun and downtime this weekend. I'm even going to try painting walls in our home (just a small space -- a bathroom) for the first time -- wish me luck! Meanwhile, if you're looking for something to do, check out this awesome roundup of 36 events, lovingly curated for your consideration. Enjoy and share with a friend!

1. Gustafer Yellowgold's Show is presented at the Regent Theatre (Arlington)

2. Zoo Howl at the Franklin Park Zoo, with hayrides, games, costume contests, a haunted maze, and animals enjoying pumpkins all feature as children trick or treat among the animals (Boston)

3. Pru Boo at the Prudential Center features face painting, magic shows, cookie decorating, and trick or treating at over 50 stores (Boston)

4. An urban pumpkin patch with delicious treats and fun pumpkin crafts. Choose a pumpkin and head to Pumpkinpalooza to carve it and even cook it (Boston)

5. The Boston Book Festival has a street fair, live music, costumed characters, authors and hands-on demonstrations (Boston)

6. Family Day at the Bakalar and Paine Galleries features interactive activities and art making (Boston)

7. The Trumpet of the Swan opens at the Wheelock Family Theatre (Boston)

8. A last chance to catch West Side Story, presented by the Fiddlehead Theatre Company (Boston)

9. The annual Children's Halloween Magical Castle, where Fort Independence is transformed into a Halloween Wonderland (Boston)

10. Get your toes tapping with Astrograss, performing bluegrass and folk music (Brookline)

11. Halloween Family Day at the Irish Cultural Center, with hayrides, costume contests, entertainment, and more (Canton)

12. Trick-or-Treat at The Street, and enjoy a photo booth, face painting, live music, and a pooch parade and canine costume contest (Chestnut Hill)

13. Halloween Romp at the Children's Museum in Easton, where highlights include crafts, games, science experiments, creepy animals, and music (Easton)

14. Wayside's Annual 5K4Kids fundraiser starts with a run/walk, then there's a Halloween festival and a raffle (Framingham)

15. It's Basket Weekend at the Fruitlands museum, with demonstrations, crafts and tours (Harvard)

16. Explore the great outdoors with all five senses at the Birches Nature Hike (Lincoln)

17. Fall Fun Day at Farrington Nature Linc, where you can paint a pumpkin, make apple sauce, and take a fun hike (Lincoln)

18. Solomon Pond Mall Kidgits Boo Bash, with games, crafts, snacks, and trick-or-treating in participating stores (Marlborough)

19. Family Campfire Cooking and Stargazing, where you can learn how to build a campfire, prepare and eat delicious snacks, enjoy games and look at the stars (Milton)

20. Learn about strange and creepy animals and get close to tarantulas, snakes, and cockroaches (Natick)

21. Halloween Family Free-For-All includes crafts, a nature treasure hunt, and messy science for younger kids; older children investigate creature kidnapping using forensics (Newburyport)

22. A Trick-or-Treat Treasure Hunt at Attleboro Farms (North Attleboro)

23. Family fun day with Snoopy (Revere)

24. Check out all of the Haunted Happenings going on this weekend (Salem)

25. Boo Bash at the Square One Mall, with trick-or-treating, arts, crafts, and photos available (Saugus)

26. Halloween Prowl at Moose Hill, where you’ll learn about the history of Halloween from a Druid, encounter costumed characters along a candle-lit trail, and then enjoy a campfire sing-a-long with popcorn and drinks (Sharon)

27. A Costume Party Brunch is a great way to introduce children to opera, with the added fun of a costume contest (Somerville)

28. Brick-or-Treat at Legoland with costume contests, scavenger hunts, and fun Halloween Lego builds (Somerville)

29. There's a FallFEST at Assembly Row, with trick or treating, photo opportunities, games, crafts, face painting, live music, and a costume contest for dogs (Somerville)

30. Halloween Happenings at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, with walk in a magical forest along trail lit with luminaries and jack o'lanterns, the bonfire, and the cider and Halloween cupcakes (Topsfield)

31. Trick or Treat hayrides at the Marini Farm Corn Maze (Topsfield)

32. Halloween Night Hike & Hayride features an educational night time hike, bonfire, Halloween crafts, and refreshments (Wachusett)

33. Bring your carved jack o'lantern to Bird Park and enter it in their pumpkin carving contest (Walpole)

34. Halloween Wagon Rides at Gore Place, with a chance to play games on the lawn and hear Halloween stories (Waltham)

35. Trick-or-treat at the Arsenal, and enjoy face painting, balloon art, delicious treats, and entertainment (Watertown)

36. Over a thousand pumpkins, spooky science, trick-or-treating, and lots of fun at the Great Pumpkin Fest (Worcester)

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