Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! I did a lightning fast work trip to and from DC yesterday and am trying to shake off what feels like airplane germs (yuck) before this weekend's festivities. And on that: if you're looking for something to do this weekend -- in addition to your neighborhood trick or treat! -- here are 28 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration. Enjoy and share with friends! And have a fun and safe Halloween!

1. Create sand pictures of jack o'lanterns, owls, spiders, cats, and more (Arlington)

2. Discover the History of Halloween at this party with an historical focus (Arlington)

3. Celebrate Day of the Dead at Capitol Square with Mexican food, music, and festive activities (Arlington)

4. A Boo Bash at the Auburn Mall, with trick-or-treating from store to store, Halloween crafts, and more (Auburn)

5. Celebrate Halloween with the pumpkin-eating gorillas at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

6. Also at the Franklin Park Zoo: Run Wild during a 5k race (Boston)

7. Learn how to create handmade messages during this free Play Date at the ICA (Boston)

8. Dia de los Muertos at La Piñata, with festive music, dance workshops, and Mexican food (Boston)

9. The Museum of Science’s Haunted Halls include a dance party, costume show, and a spooky scavenger hunt (Boston)

10. A Halloween food truck festival, along with live performers, games, and lots of fun (Boston)

11. Curious George leads this Halloween Parade, and stories and games are all part of the fun (Boston)

12. Trick or treating, spooky stories, and more at Halloween at the EMK Institute (Boston)

13. A free day of Halloween activities at the KITCHEN at Boston Public Market (Boston)

14. Len Cabral shares some scary stories at the JFK Library (Boston)

15. Boo Bash at the South Shore Plaza, with treats and crafts (Braintree)

16. Halloween Happenings at the Westgate Mall, with plenty of candy (Brockton)

17. Make a halloween-themed puppet during Trick or Treat on Station Street (Brookline)

18. A Day of the Dead family event with music, crafts, and artwork on display (Cambridge)

19. Drop in to learn how to make Halloween-themed paper circuits at the MIT Museum (Cambridge)

20. Wayne Potash performs a family-friendly concert at Club Passim (Cambridge)

21. Edaville USA's first ever Halloween party, with parades, treats and more (Carver)

22. A free Halloween cooking class, where families can make delicious "witches brooms" (Dedham)

23. Halloween Week wraps up, with lots of Halloween-inspired crafts and activities (Easton)

24. Cyber Tricks and Cyber Treats takes kids through a cyber "House of Horrors" and teaches them how to stay safe online (Lexington)

25. The annual Halloween Parade around the Lexington Battle Green, with lots of fun activities to follow (Lexington)

26. Be sure to check out all of the Haunted Happenings going on this weekend (Salem)

27. Take in a kid-led production of The Witches at Watertown Children's Theatre (Watertown)

28. A send-off of the Halloween season at Rails from the Crypt, where costumed skiers and snowboarders dodge Halloween props (Westford)

Image credit: Franklin Park Zoo

LocalChristine KohComment