Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! Are you excited for the holiday weekend? Enjoy planning with this curated roundup of 29 event ideas!

1. See native animals up close with a trained naturalist (Acton)

2. Celebrate creativity at ArtWeek Boston with events and experiences throughout the city (Boston)

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

4. Take in a magic show and decorate a pumpkin at the Boston Public Library’s Fall Fair (Boston)

5. Al Petty and Deirdre Sweeney perform Colonial Dance Tunes and Love Songs (Boston)

6. The Columbus Day Parade makes its way through East Boston (Boston)

7. The fairy tales continue with Puppet Showplace Theater’s performance of Puss in Boots (Brookline)

8. Meet the author and hear Newbery Winner Grace Lin read her newest book, When the Sea Turned to Silver (Cambridge)

9. Enjoy free admission at the Peabody Museum to celebrate its 150th birthday (Cambridge)

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

11. Enjoy hayrides, PYO pumpkins, games, contests, live music, and more at Verrill Farm’s Harvest Festival (Concord)

12. The Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour is the nation’s oldest and longest running studio tour (Gloucester & Rockport)

13. Check out the Northeast Sea Glass Expo (Hyannis)

14. Celebrate Autumn in New England at the Fruitland Museum’s Harvest Festival - learn about Native American winter preparations from seasons long ago, visit with local livestock, make seasonal crafts, and sample some switchel, a tonic used by farmers of old (Harvard)

15. A live performance by Decades of Rock kicks off Appleton Farms’ Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series (Ipswich)

16. It’s free second Saturday at the deCordova Museum (Lincoln)

17. Explore Wilson Farm’s spooky Halloween Hay Maze (Lexington)

18. Compare your wingspan to a wild raptor, go on a hawk scavenger hunt, make owl crafts, and enjoy a food truck feast at the Trailside Museum’s Wind Rider Festival (Milton)

19. Take a walk along the Winslow Nature Trail’s Halloween Octoberfest Kids’ Trail (Norton)

20. Have a Teddy Bear Picnic in the garden (North Andover)

21. The Columbus Weekend Fall Festival takes place all weekend at Smolak Farm and friendly newfies transport PYO pumpkins from patch to vehicle with a Newfoundland Dog Pumpkin Pull (North Andover)

22. The Big Draw offers ongoing STEAM activities all month at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem)

23. Bring a blanket to watch Goosebumps under the stars (Salem)

24. Listen to ghost stories, sip cider, and enjoy a new Halloween tradition at Pumpkins in the Village (Salem)

25. Dance and play - it’s time for HONK!, the Annual Festival of Activist Street Bands (Somerville)

26. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center celebrates Halloween in spooky style every weekend and on Halloween with their annual Brick or Treat event (Somerville)

27. It’s time for the Topsfield Fair (Topsfield)

28. Celebrate fall with pony rides, pumpkins, live music, and of course, food truck fare at the Union Point Fall Festival Food Truck Rodeo (Weymouth)

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