Autumn Activities in the Boston Area

There are many fun autumn activities for families to enjoy in the Boston area this year. Check out our list of autumn activities and events happening around Boston and have a wonderful fall season!

Colby Sunflower Farm
When: Sat 9/16/23 – Tues 10/3/23
Where: 50 Scotland Road, Newbury, MA
Age: toddlers, kids, teens, adults
Cost: $10 per car
Come experience a sea of sunflowers at Colby Farm in Newbury! Due to the rain in July, the farm lost their first planting. The second planting is going strong and the sunflowers are expected to bloom in late September this year, so please keep this in mind when planning your visit!

High Street Place Fall Fest
When: Sat 9/23/23
Where: High Street Place Food Hall, 100 High Street, Boston, MA
Age: toddlers, kids, teens, adults
Cost: free
Celebrate the best of the fall season with your friends and family at High Street Place’s Fall Fest! Seasonal Fall eats & drinks from 18 restaurants and bars, beer garden, live music all day and a DJ at night, and family fun including face painting and pumpkin decorating, games and more. Rain or shine!

Onset Harvest Moon Festival & Fireworks
When: Sat 9/23/23
Where: Onset Pier, 186 Onset Ave., Onset, MA
Age: kids, teens, adults
Cost: free
Join us for the reimagined Harvest Moon Festival with vendors, food trucks, live music, an antique car show, and a carved pumpkin contest. Bring your own pre-carved pumpkin to the Bandshell for people’s choice voting at The Gazebo in Bay View Park. Fireworks will take place around 7:45 P.M.

Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Spectacular
When: Thurs 9/28/23 – Tues 10/31/23
Where: Roger Williams Zoo, Providence, RI
Age: toddlers, kids, teens, adults
Cost: $15-$21
Celebrate the wonders of New England and all its glory and magic at the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Stroll through a trail of thousands of intricately hand-carved pumpkins at the Roger Williams Park Zoo! The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is sure to impress this year with ‘Pumpkins Around the World’.

Ghosts and Gravestones Ghost Tour
When: Sun 10/1/23 – Tues 10/31/23
Where: 200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA
Age: kids, teens, adults
Cost: $36-$48
Prepare yourself for an evening of fun, scares, and ghost stories as you are guided through Boston. In a city nearly 400 years old – troubled with war, murderers, strife and the occasional bout of stray molasses, it’s hardly any wonder that Boston remains one of the most haunted cities in America.

When: Sun 10/8/23
Where: Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA
Age: toddlers, kids, teens, adults
Cost: free
This yearDiwalifest will be hosting 40 booths (including youth run booths, local businesses, food/drink, and South Asian-run buisnesses), a rangoli competition, a diya exhibition, various cultural performances, speeches, our supporting non-profits, politicians, henna, and more.

Allison Green
Boston Tutoring Services

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