Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re having a great week and are looking forward to lots of Halloween fun. This weekend’s roundup is HUGE (56 options!) and replete with lots of spooky and non-spooky options. Enjoy!

1. Make a last-minute Halloween costume with nature finds (Acton)

2. Use a little Spooky Science to create strange, ooey, gooey substances (Acton)

3. Attend the Fall Carnival for Kids (Arlington)

4. Learn about the Day of the Dead through food, arts, crafts, music, and more (Arlington)

5. It’s time for the Arlington International Film Festival (Arlington)

6. Join the Bedford Family Connection Halloween Party for magic shows, face painting, spooky balloon animals, games, prizes, crafts, and haunted cookie decorating (Bedford)

7. It’s PRU BOO! with trick-or-treating, face painting, live music, magic shows, and more to benefit Horizons for Homeless Children (Boston)

8. The Red Sox host a free Wally & Tessie Halloween Party with trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, storytelling, and other fun activities (Boston)

9. Faneuil Hall hosts its annual pet parade and costume contest (Boston)

10. A parade through the North End kicks off this 65th Annual Outdoor Halloween Party (Boston)

11. Trick-or-treat among the animals at Zoo Howl (Boston)

12. The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra performs Peter and the Wolf for young children (Boston)

13. Kids vote for President and whether to extend the school day at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s first Kid Convention (Boston)

14. Kids and their grownups enjoy free admission at this month’s ICA Play Date (Boston)

15. Roam the Haunted Halls of the Museum of Science (Boston)

16. See 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins at Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns (Boston)

17. Midnight Zoo partners with Puppet Showplace Theater to surround visitors with never-before-seen creatures from the farthest realms of the imagination all month (Boston)

18. Come in costume to Halloween Weekend at the Boston Children’s Museum for trick-or-treating (non-candy items), face painting, mask making, bag decorating, and more (Boston)

19. Take part in a Halloween parade (Brighton)

20. View a Halloween screening of ParaNorman (Brookline)

21. Catch a performance of The Bugtown Follies, Puppet Showplace Theater’s spook-free Halloween treat (Brookline)

22. Trick-or-Treat at Station Street, enjoy free admission, make your own Halloween-themed shadow puppet, meet Dr. Doohickey, explore his monster laboratory, and more (Brookline)

23. Enjoy a Halloween Open House with tricks, treats, artwork, activities, and fun (Brookline)

24. Celebrate the inventive creativity of skate culture during the Innoskate Public Festival (Cambridge)

25. Explore and draw real-life skeletons (Cambridge)

26.. Decorate sugar skulls, make papel picado, and write a message for the Dia de los Muertos altar (Cambridge)

27. Explore the sounds of one of the noisiest habitats on Earth and meet a primatologist who studies chimpanzees at Science on Saturday: Sounds of the Jungle (Cambridge)

28. Attend a Spooktacular Halloween Bash with crafts, games, costume parades, trick-or-treating, a dance party, and more at Edaville (Carver)

29. Indulge in Tea Time with Madeline (Carver)

30. Check out the garden of endless carved pumpkins at Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow (Carver)

31. Join the 2nd Annual Holly Hill Garlic Festival (Cohasset)

32. Design a dwelling for dolls using recycled materials at Family Design Day: [Doll]Houses Have Stories (Concord)

33. Listen to ghost stories and tour the seldom seen Haunted Attic at The Old Manse (Concord)

34. Go on a scavenger hunt for Halloween creatures, carve pumpkins, and take home treats (Cummington)

35. Listen to a Halloween Storytime with Anika Denise and Jannie Ho (Dedham)

36. Attend a Trick-or-Treat Magic Show (Dorchester)

37. Partake in a spooky storytelling event with candle-lit paths through thickets, hot cider, and popcorn (Harvard)

38. Take a harrowing Halloween Hike through haunted trails during the only “black moon” of the year (Ipswich)

39. Time for the annual LexFUN! Annual Halloween Parade (Lexington)

40. Take a walk through the Halloween Hay Maze at Wilson Farm (Lexington)

41. Play Halloween games and meet friendly costumed characters during an evening of non-scary Halloween fun (Milton)

42. Celebrate the season with an Alice in Wonderland Hayride Adventure (North Andover)

43. Walk along a pumpkin-lit garden trail as local woodland creatures share their stories (North Andover)

44. Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with traditional dances, games, and crafts (Roslindale)

45. Watch a spooky movie under the stars (Salem)

46. Take a twirl on a midway ride or play games at the Derby Street Carnival (Salem)

47. Make a bird mask and turn yourself into an owl, eagle, or any imaginary bird for Halloween (Shirley)

48. Celebrate Halloween in spooky style with costume contests, a Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt, Spooky Creations building challenges, and more at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Brick or Treat (Somerville)

49. Learn to use a sewing machine by sewing a furry, one-eyed monster bag (Somerville)

50. Catch Matt Heaton and more at Family Day at ONCE Ballroom (Somerville)

51. Test your Halloween costume on the trails at the Monster Dash 2k & Trick or Trot Kids Fun Run  (Southborough)

52. Warm up by the fire pit before exploring the Haunted House at Naumkeag (Stockbridge)

53. Have a happy Meowloween, dress up like a cat, and learn fun facts about snow leopards, jaguars, cougars, and the Canada lynx (Stoneham)

54. It’s Pumpkins in the Park, a pumpkin carving extravaganza with carving contests, cider, and donuts (Walpole)

55. Enjoy Halloween wagon rides, music, and games (Waltham)

56. Make your way through Mahoney’s Haunted Forest Halloween Maze (Winchester)