31 Cool Things To Do In October

Well, October! Hopefully you have made it through back-to-school season and are ready to embark on three months of holidays! If you’re looking for something to do this month in Boston and beyond, grab your calendar and peruse this list of events—one for every day of October!

October 1: The 9th Annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit features more than 50 works by artists from New England and beyond, and is the largest outdoor art display in the region (South Hamilton)

October 2: Check out Home School Weeks at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (Somerville)

October 3: Help out with morning farm chores - feed the cows, try some milking, and enjoy a dairy treat (Lincoln)

October 4: The Haunted Happenings Grand Parade kicks off the Halloween season (Salem)

October 5: Don’t miss the at Honk!, an annual three-day free festival that brings brass bands from around the world together for a celebration of music, community, and activism (Somerville)

October 6: It’s hayrides, PYO pumpkins, games, contests, live music, and more when the fields transform into fairgrounds at Verrill Farm’s Harvest Festival (Concord)

October 7: The Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival fills a 15-acre campus with children’s activities, pony and hayrides, games, live entertainment, over 100 regional artisan vendors, a farm market, tag and plant sales, and education offerings scheduled throughout the weekend (Stockbridge)

October 8: Free Fall Family Fun Day kicks off the fall season with a nature-based scavenger hunt, spectacular views, kite making, lawn games, and more (Andover and North Andover)

October 9: Walk along a half-mile, tree-lined Jack-O-Lantern Journey to see more than 5,000 carved pumpkins at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

October 10: Take a Wicked Walking Tour of Salem, designed especially for kids, to explore the Witchcraft Trials, a missing ship, a moving graveyard, and a mysterious phone call (Salem)

October 11: This month’s Cape Ann Museum Young at Art program focuses on Patterns & Poetry (Gloucester)

October 12: Take in an Afro-Latin dance performance (Boston)

October 13: Sample s’mores and cider, play lawn games, take a pinetum tour, then leave for this free annual Fall Foliage Walk at Farandnear (Shirley)

October 14: Live performances, pumpkin decorating, craft vendors, and amusement rides take over the streets at the Newton Harvest Fair (Newton)

October 15: It’s time for the annual Pumpkin People in the Park display (Chatham)

October 16: Go on a scavenger hunt for natural treasures to build Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes (Belmont)

October 17: Help with the harvest and farm chores during Tot Time on the Farm (Waltham)

October 18: Explore the colors of fall and learn about the science of trees (Attleboro)

October 19: With a costume parade, magic tricks, floating pumpkins, and other luminaries, the annual Frog Pond Pumpkin Float is always a gorgeous evening (Boston)

October 20: Explore hay mazes, hayrides, farm animals, live owl programs, live music, and more at the 38th Annual Daniel Webster Farm Day at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Marshfield)

October 21: Join 4,000 people at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade at sunset (Boston)

October 22: Mother Goose on the Loose is an interactive storytime that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more (Boston)

October 23: Listen to a story, find a special spot, and build a secret home (Belmont)

October 24: Fill your morning with art, play, stories, nature, and new friends at ARTfull Play (Lincoln)

October 25: Join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record to celebrate the power of reading (Boston)

October 26: Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures” adapts the Lois Lowry book for the stage (Boston)

October 27: Support Boston Children’s Hospital at Pumpkinfest while enjoying carving stations, storytelling, cider doughnuts, and a Jack-O-Lantern stroll (Needham)

October 28: Discover fog with drop-in activities at the Arnold Arboretum (Boston)

October 29: Listen to scary stories and spine-tingling tales (Boston)

October 30: Get your Halloween crafting on with spiders, skeletons, and ghosts (Boston)

October 31: Head out for a Halloween Trail Walk and Treasure Hunt (Acton)