Lantern glow makes for a magical evening at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade. Photo by
Lantern glow makes for a magical evening at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade. Photo by

Things To Do in Boston this Weekend: Lantern Parade, Boston Book Festival, Robots

It's finally time to give those Halloween costumes a test run at a few of our favorite spooky events this weekend, including the JP Lantern Parade, Boo at the Zoo, and Monster Mashed Up. Sing at the top of your lungs at Spongebob the Musical, the Annual A'Cappella Competition, and Can't Stop Singing That Song. Kids can geek out at the Robot Block Party and learn how they can make a difference at the Kid Convention at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. And of course, bookworms must not miss all the fun, literary goings-on for kids and grown-ups alike at the Boston Book Festival. There will be exhibits, music, and live characters from kids' favorite books on Saturday and Sunday.

Have a family member with sensory-related challenges or autism? Check out this special performance of Blue Man Group just for them

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

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


Jamaica Pond
507 Jamaicaway
Boston, MA

Stone Zoo
149 Pond Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Charles River
Eliot Bridge
Cambridge, MA 02138

Fort Point
Summer Street
Boston, MA

Boch Center Wang Theatre
270 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA

Alden House
105 Duxbury Street
Duxbury, MA 02332

Edward M. Kennedy Institute
Columbia Point
Dorchester, MA 02125

Farrington Nature Linc
295 Cambridge Turnpike
Lincoln, MA 01773

Copley Square
Boylston Street
Boston, MA

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
214 Wellesley St. Regis College
Weston, MA 02493

Charles Playhouse
74 Warrenton Street
Boston, MA 02116

Dudley Square
Roxbury, MA

Bereklee Performance Center
136 Massachusettes Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Somerville Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

Seaport District
11 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
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