Things To Do This Week In Boston (& Beyond)

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday. If you’re looking for things to do this week in Boston and beyond, enjoy this roundup of event ideas for Monday through Friday!

Recurring Events

October 15-November 4: Walk along the half-mile, tree-lined Jack-O-Lantern Journey to see more than 5,000 carved pumpkins at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

October 15-31: Check out Zoo Boo Days (Mendon)

October 18-31: Wilson Farm hosts its 4th Annual Hay Maze with apple cider and fresh cider donuts (Lexington)

Monday, October 15

Stop by the Boston Public Library to create a paper scene inspired by the art featured in Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras (Boston)

It’s time for this year’s Pumpkin People in the Park display (Chatham)

Wear your PJs for children’s music, puppets, activities, and creative movement before bed (Salem)

This Fairies & Gnomes event features face painting, live animals, indoor and outdoor fun,, sand play, pedal carts, and more (South Easton)

Tuesday, October 16

Discover the what, why, and how of composting (Acton)

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

Enjoy nature, play, hike, and listen to stories during the Fall Nature and Art Discovery program (Canton)

Super Science Story Time offers a lively storytime with science-related activities (Easton)

Wednesday, October 17

Miss Kerry’s Music Jam offers singing, rhyme-making, and other creative musical activities (Easton)

Explore the forest and pond edge, make collages, search for woodland animals, and learn about nature through songs and stories (Georgetown)

Wicked Wednesdays in Salem promises family fun including Halloween crafts, kid-friendly walking tours, make-your-own pumpkin collages, trick-or-treating, and a costume celebration (Salem)

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

Thursday, October 18

Play doggie dress-up and help Abby the therapy dog choose a Halloween costume (Acton)

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

The Boston Asian American Film Festival begins (Boston)

Discover autumn leaves and wildlife on a See, Think and Wonder Walk (Rowley)

Bats take center stage during this story hour featuring nature activities and a walk (Worcester)

Friday, 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)

Catch a special viewing of Monsters, Inc. (Boston)

Edaville offers a Not-So-Spooky Halloween (Carver)

Find out who is haunting the streets of historical Charlestown during a 90-minute guided walking tour (Charlestown)

Visit the candle lit hallways, spooky scenes, and resident spirits during the Halls of Darkness Tour (Gloucester)

Head to Pumpkin Fest 2018! to carve pumpkins, play pumpkin games, and take a moonlit stroll (Norfolk)

Celebrate Halloween in spooky style with costume contests, a scavenger hunt, building challenges, a pumpkin trail, and more at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Brick or Treat (Somerville)

Embark on a Halloween journey through this magical forest dotted with glowing luminaries, carved pumpkins, and creatures of the night (Topsfield)

Attend Frightful Friday at Gore Mansion for spooky tales and haunted activities (Waltham)

It’s time for Great Pumpkin Nights, the EcoTarium’s annual spectacular with more than 1,000 professionally carved and lit pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and more (Worcester)