Weekend Fun for Boston Kids November 1-2: Day of the Dead, Cartoon Festival and More

Things to do with families in Boston November first and second

Start your November by celebrating the Day of the Dead in Arlington or Cambridge. If you aren't quite ready to say good-bye to Halloween, this weekend gives you one last chance to see the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular and the Marini Farm Corn Maze. Or, if you'd like to say a very dramatic good-bye to Halloween, check out the Smolak Farms Pumpkin Smash.

In performances this weekend, don't miss the Billy Jones Band making music from everyday objects. TIm of Tim and the Space Cadets performs at the Coolidge Corner Theater. And the music of Woodie Guthrie comes to life in a puppet show

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Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check out the full events calendar!


Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular - Providence, RI
This is the last weekend to see the famous display of pumpkin art at the Roger Williams Park Zoo.

The Hard Times of Woodie Guthrie - Brookline
The music of Woodie Guthrie accompanies puppetry to bring the adventures of the iconic folk singer to life.


Kids' Shows: Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets) - Brookline
Tim sings about pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations.

Classic Cartoon Festival - Boston
Symphony Hall puts classic Warner Bros. cartoons up on the big screen, plus visits from PBS characters, and more.

Circus Minimus - Natick
An entire circus emerges from Kevin O'Keefe's suitcase at this delightful family performance.

Dia De Los Muertos Festival - East Arlington
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with Mexican food, folk music, kids craft activities, and more.

Billy Jonas Band -Arlington
Billy Jonas makes music from found objects in this delightful all ages show.

Open Arms Fall Festival - Bedford
Come in costume, bring your excess candy for the troops, and participate in a fund raiser for the Open Arms Christian Preschool.

Art Discovery Classes - Boston
The Guild of Boston Artists offers free classes for kids. This week, learn more about light and shade in paintings.

Marini Farm Corn Maze - Ipswich
Today is the last day to explore the corn maze this season.

Tobin School Family Volunteer Fair - Natick
Bring a donation of Halloween candy or gently used books and participate in activities to support non-profit organizations.

Fall Harvest Festival - South Dennis
The Children's Workshop sells handicrafts to raise funds for field trips and other activities for its students.

Smolak Farms Pumpkin Smash - North Andover
The festival will include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin darts, mallet smashing, bouncy house, and more.


Belmont Day School Open House - Belmont
Tour the school, meet the teachers, and learn more about Belmont Day School.

Celebrate Kambiri's Birthday - Dorchester
Kambiri the Gorilla turns four this month. Come celebrate at the Franklin Park Zoo.

Urbanity Dance Open House - Boston
Learn more about dance classes for all ages at Urbanity Dance.

Dia de los Muertos - Cambridge
The Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology has a day full of family activities to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

Musifiesta -Arlington
Robbins Library celebrates the Day of the Dead and the migration of the monarch butterflies with a musical program.