Kids are invited to bang a drum at HONK! Photo courtesy of Eric Haines via Flickr/cc by 2.0
Kids are invited to bang a drum at HONK! Photo courtesy of Eric Haines via Flickr/cc by 2.0

Columbus Day Weekend Things To Do in Boston: Parades, Indigenous People Fests, and HONK!

Ready to take a break from apple picking and pumpkin patches? Why not celebrate indigenous people with music and dance performances at the Museum of Fine Arts or at the JFK Library's Behind the Mask storytelling event (both free)? Feeling patriotic? The annual Columbus Day Parade returns to East Boston. Speaking of parades, don't miss three days of HONK!, with all the organized musical chaos that these jolly brass musicians bring to Somerville. Visit with fairies at the Enchanted Garden, listen to live music for a good cause at Mad Love Music Festival, and enjoy the arts and culture of the Fenway at Opening Our Doors (also for free!). 

Still craving some seasonal fun? Several annual Halloween traditions are off to a spooky start, like Edaville's (not-so-spooky) Halloween festivities, LEGOLAND's Brick or Treat, and Roger Williams Park Zoo's magnifient jack-o'-lantern display

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

Need more family fun ideas? Check out our full events calendar.


Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station St
Brookline, MA 02445

Topsfield Fairgrounds
207 Boston Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

Davis Square
1 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144

Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston
598 Assembly Row
Somerville, MA 02145

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Edaville Family Theme Park
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA 02330

Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186

Lakeshore Learning
230 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02464

Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Hammond Castle
80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

South Shore Conservatory
One Conservatory Drive
Hingham, MA

Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113

Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Fenway Community Center
1282 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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