Learn how government works at the Kid Convention. Photo courtesy of Edward M. Kennedy Institute
Learn how government works at the Kid Convention. Photo courtesy of Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Free Things to Do with Boston Kids in October

With Halloween fun lurking around the corner, there's no shortage of things to do this October in Boston. Parents can save their money for candy because (woo-hoo!) a lot of this month's best events also happen to be free. Here are our picks for seasonal fun that won't break the bank. 


Davis Square
1 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144

Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113

Fenway
Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Copley Square
Boylston Street
Boston, MA

Rockport Center
Rockport, MA

Edward M. Kennedy Institute
Columbia Point
Dorchester, MA 02125

Charles River
Eliot Bridge
Cambridge, MA 02138

Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
1350 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02130

Fort Point
Summer Street
Boston, MA

Taza Chocolate
561 Windsor Street
Somerville, MA 02143

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109

Lexington High School Field House
251 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting 2020
Rockefeller Center - 7:00 PM Pick
ZooLights at the Stone Zoo
Stone Zoo - 4:00 PM
Southwick Zoo Winter Wonderland
Southwick Zoo - 4:30 PM
ZooLights at Stone Zoo
Stone Zoo - 4:00 PM
Winter Lights 2020
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate - 4:30 PM
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