Boston hosts plenty of events and festivals all year round, but some of our very favorites are in the autumn months. Here are several must-see events coming up within the next few weeks.
Still no Halloween plans yet? If you’re celebrating the holiday with children, there are plenty of fun and free outdoor events for kids of all ages. The Halloween Festival in Jamaica Plain, for example, will include carnival games, activities, arts and crafts, and free treats! For older teens, the Roxbury Innovation Center is hosting their annual SPOOKS NIGHT at the Roxbury Innovation Center, with movies, lab experiments, and candy. Both events are free, as of course is trick or treating. Be sure to check your neighborhood’s trick or treating dates and hours.
For those who want to get their Christmas shopping done early, on November 2nd, Boston Christmas Festival comes to Seaport World Trade Center. From Friday November 2nd until Sunday the 4th, 350 different pop-up boutiques and artisans bring everything Christmas-related under one roof. From home decor to handcrafted gifts and one-of-a-kind crafts, you’ll surely find something, at all price ranges, for everyone on your list. The event also includes a farmers’ market, and a gingerbread house contest, whose proceeds will benefit the charity Housing Families. Buy your tickets now!
On November 3rd, Boston is hosting its seventh annual Korean Cultural Festival. On Saturday at the Korean Church of Boston, experience Korean music, food, and other cultural displays. Admission is free, but space is limited, so be sure to make a reservation.
For food lovers, on Friday, November 9th, the Boston Beer and BBQ Fest will be held at Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts. The annual festival is now in its 4th year, and hosts 7 local barbecue spots, alongside 25 craft breweries and cideries based in New England. The BBQ includes all the pulled pork, ribs, beans, cornbread, chili, and coleslaw you can eat! All attendees must be 21 years or older, and one ticket gives you access to unlimited samples of beers and ciders, barbecue samples, a biodegradable tasting cup, and a guide to the festival. It typically sells out, so make sure to buy your tickets as soon as you can!
If the Boston Beer and BBQ Fest isn’t enough, the very next day is the Maine Craft Beer Coaster. This is a truly special event — ticket holders will get round trip travel From Boston to “America’s craft beer capital,” Portland, Maine. They will also get to see the Maine Beer Box, a 40ft. Refrigerated shipping container with 78 taps. This event is part of the Global Brewers Trade Project, which sees a Maine brewery sharing craft beer with a new country every year. This year is with England, so join beer lovers enjoying British brews, fresh off the boat, in Portland’s Brick South venue.
Be sure to book your transportation to and from the event as soon as possible!
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