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

Kids are invited to bang a drum at HONK! Photo courtesy of Eric Haines via Flickr/cc by 2.0
Things to do with families in Boston this weekend

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

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