Salem celebrates Halloween with gusto. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
Salem celebrates Halloween with gusto. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Free Halloween Parades, Crafts, and Parties for Boston Kids

With decor, costumes, and candy on this month's shopping list, we're all in the market for some cheap Halloween fun to keep kids busy until October 31. From Halloween parades to parties to pumpkin festivals, Boston and Massachusetts are home to plenty of free spooky and crafty activities that won't break the bank! 

Our Halloween Fun Guide has more ideas for embracing kids' favorite holiday, while families who are a wee bit Halloween'd-out can find plenty more affordable activities in our roundup of free October activities. Save your pennies for those UNICEF boxes!

Fenway Community Center
1282 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

Lakeshore Learning
352E Broadway
Saugus, MA 01906

Lakeshore Learning
230 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02464

Salem Common
Shetland Park
Salem, MA 01970

Wilson Farm
10 Pleasant Street
Lexington, MA

Downtown Salem
Salem, MA

Frog Pond
Boston Common
Boston, MA

Jamaica Pond
507 Jamaicaway
Boston, MA

Market Square
Newburyport, MA

Lexington Battle Green
Massachusetts Avenue Lexington Center at the Visitor Center
Lexington, MA 02421

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109

Marshfield Center
Marshfield, MA

Francis William Bird Park
135 Polley Lane
Walpole, MA 02032

Castle Island
Boston Harbor
Boston, MA

Jamaica Plain Library
30 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Charlestown Branch Library
179 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 617-242-1248

Jamaica Plain Branch Library
12 Sedgwick St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Grove Hall Library
41 Geneva Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show
Naumkeag House & Gardens - 4:00 PM Pick
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Phantoms and Fire at Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village - various times Pick
Tiqets’ Festival of Fright
- various times Pick
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