Free Halloween Parades, Crafts, and Parties for Boston Kids

No better place than Salem to celebrate pirates, witches, and haunted happenings. Photo courtesy of Destination Salem
Cheap family activities in October for Halloween in Massachusetts

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!