Weekend Roundup

HAPPY FRIDAY! And thank goodness the rain is breaking as we move into the weekend! Here are 25 fun event options for you to consider:

1. Make a Mess with a bit of Spooky Science (Acton)

2. Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Arlington)

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

4. It’s time for PRU BOO! with trick-or-treating, face painting, live music, magic shows, and more to benefit Home for Little Wanderers (Boston)

5. OUT’hood FEST features original performances of five LGBTQ artists of color from local neighborhoods (Boston)

6. The Boston Book Festival brings author talks, panels, live music, costumed characters, and more (Boston)

7. Take a stand at the State House when Boston Takes a Knee for Justice (Boston)

8. The Lawn on D hosts Pumpkin Palooza, with pumpkin carving, train rides, a circus workshops, juggling, magic, puppet shows, fire dancers, and more (Boston)

9. The Autism Spectrum Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and SPARK offer their annual Fall Autism Festival, including a resource fair and sensory family fun (Boston)

10. Trick-or-treat among the animals and discover chills, thrills, and critters around every corner during Zoo Howl (Boston)

11. Enjoy a Halloween pARTy with tricks, treats, artwork, activities, and fun (Brookline)

12. This Halloween Spooktacular offers games, tricks, and treats (Burlington)

13. Imagine Playspace hosts four days of Spooktacular Halloween! fun like a haunted hotel, pirate’s cove, rotten egg races, spooky stories, goblin gook, monster bowling, and more (Cambridge)

14. Bring a carved pumpkin to float on Heart Pond for the Pumpkin Armada (Chelmsford)

15. Fruitlands Museum hosts  Hillside Halloween--bring a goodie bag, collect treats, go on a scavenger hunt for natural items, enjoy a Fall Hike-and-Seek, play historic games, enjoy seasonal crafts, and take a turn throwing the atlatl at the Native American Gallery, plus partake a longhouse story time (Harvard)

16. Stop by Boo in the Barnyard to see costumed farmer friends, build a scarecrow, trick-or-treat around the barnyard, and create a spooky Halloween craft (Hingham)

17. Attend the annual LexFUN! Halloween Parade (Lexington)

18. It’s the last weekend to enjoy Wilson Farm’s Halloween Hay Maze (Lexington)

19. Test your Halloween costume on the trails at the Monster Dash 5k & Trick or Trot Kids Fun Run (Medfield)

20. Take a Fairy Walk at this year’s Fall Festival (Methuen)

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

22. Join a Family Halloween Skating Party (Peabody)

23. This Halloween Festival offers a dance party, family photo shoot, tractor-pulled hayride, a pumpkin broom sweep, haunted maze, fortune teller, carousel crafts, fireside storytelling, and STEM activities (Sandwich)

24. 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)

25. It’s the 7th Annual Día de los Muertos Block Party at the Taza Factory with free hot chocolate, tacos, tamales, and more (Somerville)