Boston-Area Halloween Events for Kids and Families :: 2018

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The pumpkin spice latte returned to coffee shops in August. Halloween candy entered the stores in September. If you’ve been anticipating the additional ways to celebrate Halloween, the wait is over! Here’s a list of family-friendly Halloween events in and around Boston that will let you and your kids celebrate for the entire month of October!

October 5–28

Not So Spooky Halloween at Edaville Theme Park :: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Carver)

October 5–November 4

Jack O’Lantern Journey at Franklin Park Zoo :: 6–10 p.m. (Boston)

October 6

Pumpkinfest at the Boston Nature Center :: 1–4 p.m. (Mattapan)

October 12–14, 19–21, and 26–28

Great Pumpkin Nights at the Ecotarium :: 6–9 p.m. (Worcester)

October 13

Fall Family Festival at UMass Dartmouth :: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (Dartmouth)

Pumpkin Fest at 75 Chestnut: 12–3 p.m. (Boston)

Halloween Spooktacular at Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary :: 4:30–8:30 p.m. (Attleboro)

October 19–20

Halloween Happenings at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary :: 6–9 p.m. (Ipswich)

October 19

Pumpkin Float at the Frog Pond :: 5–8 p.m. (Boston)

October 20

Trick or Treat at the Street Chestnut Hill :: 12–3 p.m. (Chestnut Hill)

October 20–21

Boo at the Zoo at the Stone Zoo :: 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (Stoneham)

October 25

All Treats, No Tricks at the Shops at Chestnut Hill :: 4:30–6 p.m. (Chestnut Hill)

October 26

Pumpkin Decorating at the Belmont Public Library :: 3–5 p.m. (Belmont)

The Enchanted Forest at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary :: 5:30–7 p.m. (Barnstable)

Halloween Prowl at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary :: 6:15–7:45 p.m. (Sharon)

Friday Fright Night at Hill House :: 7:30 p.m. (Boston)

October 27–28

Zoo Howl at the Franklin Park Zoo: 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (Boston)

Pumpkin Palooza at the Lawn on D: 12–11 p.m. (Boston)

Halloween Celebration on Castle Island: 12–4 p.m. (Boston)

October 27

Spooktacular on the Natick Common :: 12 p.m. (Natick)

Faneuil Hall Pet Parade :: 12–2 p.m. (Boston)

Boo in the Barnyard at Weir River Farm :: 12–2 p.m. (Hingham)

Pumpkinfest at Volante Farms : 1–6 p.m. (Needham)

Ghouls in the Garden :: 4–6 p.m. (Jamaica Plain)

Dress Up And Dance Halloween Bash :: 4-5:30 p.m. (Newton)

October 28

Pru Boo — Trick or Treating at the Prudential Center :: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (Boston)

October 30

Halloween Boo Bash at Legacy Place :: 4:30–6:30 p.m. (Dedham)

Did we miss anything? Let us know! And happy Halloween, my little ghosts and goblins!


Rachel is a native of the West Coast and didn't know that her straight hair could frizz until she made the move East! After earning a Master of Environmental Management from Yale, she moved to Boston for a job opportunity and, on her first Saturday night in the city, met the man who would become her husband. They married in 2012 and are learning more every day about how to be parents to daughters Annabel (2013) and Eleanor (2016). Rachel and her family recently relocated from Charlestown to the Metrowest suburbs and are enjoying their yard, but dislike shoveling snow from their driveway. Rachel currently works as an energy and environmental consultant, and wore Birkenstocks before they were trendy. Likes: her family, her in-laws, cooking ambitious meals and leaving the dishes for someone else, hiking, running, yoga, climbing mountains, reading books, farmers' markets and her CSA, dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the sound of her daughters' laughter, and coffee Dislikes: running out of milk, New England winters, diaper rash, wastefulness, cell phones at the dinner table