Don’t Miss These 6 Fall Festivals in and Around Boston

Now that it’s technically fall, it’s time to mark your calendars with all of the best seasonal festivities around Boston. What better way to enjoy the weekend than to go on a stroll and enjoy the beautiful weather while checking out locally made arts and crafts, delighting in pumpkin spice flavored goodies, and enjoying live music! Here are six popular festivals coming up this season that you won’t want to miss:

What the Fluff?

Where: Union Square, Somerville

When: September 23, 2017

Come celebrate the invention of Fluff at Somerville’s annual What the Fluff? festival in Union Square. This fun-spirited and free fest is perfect for families with fluff themed games and activities that are fun for all ages!

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

Where: Columbus Ave. to Burke St. (west of Massachusetts Ave.), Boston

When: September 30, 2017

​The BeanTown Jazz Fest is a big, free block party with performances from world-class musicians, kid’s activities, an instrument “petting zoo” and lots of food vendors. Check out the performance schedule here.

HONK! Festival

Where: Somerville and Cambridge

When: October 6-8, 2017

HONK! Festival is a three-day fest that brings brass bands from all of the country to celebrate music, community, and activism. The festival begins on Friday night with a lantern parade, and ends on Sunday with another parade from Somerville to Harvard Square.

Boston Book Festival

Where: Back Bay, Boston

When: October 28, 2017

The Boston Book Festival is an annual event that includes a schedule of author talks, panels and a street fair to celebrate a culture of learning and ideas. There are always activities for both kids and adults such as costumed characters and cooking demos that make this festival both educational and fun for everybody!

Opening Our Doors Festival in Fenway

Where: 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston

When: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM October 9, 2017

Opening Our Doors has all kinds of family friendly activities including art-making, live music, salsa dancing, storytelling, walking tours, and food trucks. This day also offers free admission to several of Boston’s best museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MassArt’s Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Wheelock College’s Towne Art Gallery, and The Mary Baker Eddy Library Mapparium.

Pumpkin float

Where: Frog Pond at Boston Common

When: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM October 20, 2017

This Pumpkin Festival features floating pumpkins, a magician, kids’ activities, and music at Boston Common Frog Pond. Bring a hollow pumpkin under 8 inches in diameter.

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