free family events happening in massachusetts 10/6 to 10/9

Author: Marla Chaneta

Family events happening across the state

    BOSTON METRO

    Event: After School Play Day

    Date: Friday, October 6

    Time: 5PM- 6:30PM

    Location: 855 Worcester Road #8, Framingham, MA 01701

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fitness/p53370.php

    Description: My Gym is the place for after-school activities! Open for children ages 4.5 and older. This event is for families interested in what My Gym has to offer. My Gym will be running games, activities, puppet shows and more. Come meet amazing teachers and learn more about our award-winning classes and birthday parties.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: What’s the Buzz Party

    Date: Sunday, October 8

    Time: 4-5:30PM

    Location: 26 Ossipee Road, Newton, MA 02646

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/preschool/p53157.php

    Description: Come on over and see what all the buzzzzz...is about! Kidcasso Newton invites you to our “What’s the Buzz” Party! Learn more about our Kidcasso Art Studio fine arts programing for children from high chair to high school, parties, and special events!

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: HONK! Festival 2017

    Date: Friday, October 6 - 8

    Time: 9AM- 4PM

    Location: Davis Square, Sommerville, MA 02144

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fair/p38749.php

    Description: Every year, HONK! bands circle back to their HONK! birthplace in Somerville, to roost, squawk and strut their stuff. The shape of this year's schedule will adhere to what has now become the HONK! tradition of holding primarily outdoor events, all free and open to the public, held rain or shine during Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend, this year running from Friday-Sunday, October 9 through 1

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Spooky Haymaze: Wilson Farm

    Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 7- 8

    Time: 11AM- 5PM

    Location: 10 Pleasant Street, Lexington, MA 02421

    Website: https://bostoncentral.com/events/seasonalfun/p6449.php

    Description: Own Hay Maze is here to entertain and riddle your minds! Free and open to the public, find the exit and be rewarded with an apple! The Hay Maze will be open through October 30th, including Columbus Day.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Greenway Open Market

    Date: Every Saturday (May- October)

    Time: 11- 6PM

    Location: Wharf District Parks

    Website: https://www.newenglandopenmarkets.com/visit-the-greenway/

    Description: Explore the parks, stroll down tree-lined promenades at a vibrant open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. This event allows you to take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine (while it lastsJ) and shop local.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Boston Columbus Day Parade

    Date: Sunday, October 8

    Time: 1:00PM

    Location: Bennington Street, East Boston

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/parade/p3233.php

    Description: The parade on Sunday, October 8th 2017 kicks off in Boston and winds through the North End's narrow streets - Atlantic Ave, Hanover Street, Cross Street. Marching bands, vintage cars, performers, and floats make this parade a fun celebration of Italian heritage and has been an annual event since 1937. Each year it switches off neighborhoods, between the North End (odd years) and East Boston (even years). Boston's spectacular Columbus Day Parade features an eclectic mix of marching brass bands, vintage cars, performers, and floats, military units and Colonial militias, Italian-Boston organizations, Duck Boat floats, politicians, and more.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Opening Our Doors Festival in the Fenway 2017

    Date: Monday, October 9

    Time: 10-4PM

    Location: 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston MA 02115

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/artsculture/p33140.php

    Description: A variety of food trucks will be parked on the Christian Science Plaza with their delicious offerings. Event highlights below:

    • American Therapy Booth, an interactive art installation at Evans Way by Julie Ann Otis
    • Paint & Play Pianos at SMFA and the Christian Science Plaza
    • Interactive Dry-Erase Mural by ARCK at the Christian Science Plaza
    • Performances and activities at Northeastern University's Krentzman Quadrangle by students from Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Emerson College, Northeastern University, and more!
    • Performances by ZUMIX, Trillfit, Z-Spot, Bristol Studios, Bostons Childrens Chorus, Hyde Square Task Force, Sociedad Latina, Zili Misik, and more!

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Fall Open House at the MFA

    Date: Monday, October 9

    Time: 10AM-4:45PM

    Location: 465 Hungtington Ave., Boston MA

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/seasonalfun/p27556.php

    Description: Enjoy free admission and special events at the MFA’s annual Fall Open House—and the Fenway Alliance’s 16th annual Opening Our Doors Day. Dance your way into the Museum with MetaMovements and Silent Rhythms, then hear a concert celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

    Join a tour exploring rivalries and showdowns in art! Enjoy a full array of art-making activities and tours for families and adults.

    Source: Boston Central


    NORTHEAST

    Event: Harbor Sweets Factory Tours

    Date: Thursday, October 6

    Time: 11AM- 12NOON

    Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/harbor-sweets-factory-tours

    Description: Harbor Sweets offers complimentary tours of the chocolate production area and shop. Tours are held at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See how these candies are made and take some home to enjoy with your family! Calling ahead to confirm tours is recommended as weekday chocolate production is subject to change without notice.

    Source: Northshore Kids

    Event: Western Avenue Artists Open Studios- 300 Artists

    Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 7&8

    Time: 12PM- 5PM

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/art/p53417.php

    Description: On the first Saturday of every month, Western Avenue Studios and Lofts artists and artisans open their doors to the public so that you can come browse their latest works. Come take a peek inside to learn more about us and support local arts.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Barks & Rec

    Date: Saturday, October 7

    Time: 11AM- 2PM

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/annimals/p53278.php

    Description: Animal lovers, Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa and Boston Animal Hospital welcome you all to attend our Saturday October 7, 2017 event from 11am – 2pm at Peter’s Park in the South End.

    This event will feature numerous pet and pet friendly vendors passing out samples, and information on adoption, food, and care, as well as items available for sale, and raffles to benefit 3 amazing animal organizations, Last Hope K9 Rescue, Survivor Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) and the Gifford Cat Shelter.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Smolak Farms Fall Family Fun

    Date: Weekends until October 30

    Time: 11AM- 2PM

    Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/smolak-farms-fall-family-fun

    Description: Take your first bite into a crisp and delicious New England apple this weekend at Smolak Farms located in North Andover, Massachusetts.

    Hay wagon rides, playground, animals, duck races, wee wagons, pick your own fruit….it all happens at Smolak Farms! Apple picking, pumpkins, hayrides, festival, food court, cider donuts and more!

    Source: Northshore Kids

    METROWEST

    Event: Maynard Fest

    Date: Saturday, October 7

    Location: Nason & Main Street, Maynard MA

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fair/p27740.php

    Description: The Maynard Fest draws thousands each year to enjoy downtown Maynard. This free family friendly festival -- celebrates commerce, community & culture in Maynard. Enjoy sidewalk sales, family entertainment, activities, festive food, 100+ vendors, Farmers' Market, etc. Free entertainment plays all day in Memorial Park, and includes Keith Jacques, Metrowest Ballet, the Mill Town Rounders, Mister Vic, the MHS Jazz Band, and others. In the morning, WAVM will be there to share tunes on Main St., while the Mill Town Rounders’ will play at Look Optical in the afternoon.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: PJ Pioneers Fall Holiday Treasure Hunt

    Time: 10AM-11:30AM

    Date: Friday, October 6

    Location: 10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/hiking/p53457.php

    Description: Discover fall Jewish holidays on a special hike in search of holiday treasure boxes at the Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Meet at the gathering circle for a story and then follow clues to find four boxes: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah and collect a treasure from each one. Celebrate with holiday-themed snacks.

    Source: Boston Central


    SOUTHEAST

    Event: PJ Library Tot Shabbat Hop

    Date: Friday, October 6

    Time: 6-7:30PM

    Location: 25 Canton Street, Sharon MA 02067

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/holiday/p53451.php

    Description: Celebrate Sukkot with PJ Library and other south area families at a fun and interactive service at Temple Sinai. After the service, enjoy a potluck dinner, tasty dessert and Sukkot craft. For families with children ages 0-8 years.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Free Figure Skating Lesson at Colonial Figure Skating Club

    Date: Saturdays, October 7

    Time: 3:15-5PM

    Location: 34 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough, MA 01719

    Website: https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/ice/p53293.php

    Description: Come Join the Colonial Figure Skating Club for a FREE Figure Skating Lesson at Our Annual Open House.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Big Kid Story Time- Millicent Library- Fairhaven

    Time: 10:30AM-11:15AM

    Date: Friday, October 6

    Location: 40 Center Street Fairhaven, MA 00000

    Website: https://newbedford.macaronikid.com/events/59b03d37305ab045fa13682c/big-kid-story-time-millicent-library-fairhaven

    Description: Come hear stories and songs with Ms.Jane. 30 minutes, followed by play time. Discover fall Jewish holidays on a special hike in search of holiday treasure boxes at the Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Source: Macaroni Kid


    CENTRAL

    Event: Springfield Museums Exhibit- Jeweled Objects of Desire

    Date: September 10- October 29

    Time: 10 – 5PM

    Location: The Springfield Museums, 220 State Street, Springfield MA

    Website: http://www.valleyvisitor.com/events-calendar-jump-to/events/springfield-museums-exhibit-jeweled-objects-of-desire.html

    Description: A sculptural ensemble by award winning master sculptor Andrew DeVries, on view outside of the Blake Café. The artist has been casting in bronze in his Huntington, Massachusetts studio since 1985. His work includes dance and figurative sculpture, abstract sculpture and portraits. DeVries follows in tradition of great Florentine masters like Ghiberti, Donatello and Cellini.

    Source: Valley Visitor

    Event: Six flags presents Fright Fest

    Date: Every weekend until October 29

    Time: 10 – 4

    Location: Route 159, 1623 Main St., Agawam MA 01001

    Website: http://www.valleyvisitor.com/events-calendar-jump-to/events/six-flags-presents-fright-fest.html

    Description: Fright Fest 2017, presented by SNICKERS, our park will be scarier than ever before. Experience the all-NEW CarnEvil as you wander through a twisted area full of freak-show fantasy. You'll encounter unforgiving clowns, jokesters, and sideshow wonders who all live for the thrill of fear.

    The stars of the carnival have broken loose from under the big top and will make you scream in sheer terror as they taunt and torture their newest “spectators.” You may have to close your eyes when approaching CarnEvil as you witness the extreme stunt show Creep Show FreakShow with crazier circus stunts than ever before.

    Source: Valley Visitor


    CAPE AND ISLANDS

    Event: Lego Club

    Date: Saturday, October 7

    Time: 11AM- 12NOON

    Location: Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main St, Brewster MA 02631

    Website: http://www.capeevents.com/event.cfm?Event_ID=55025

    Description: Calling all LEGO fans! The Library wants you to come build and play with our own big collection of LEGO pieces. Get creative and have a blast! Ages 4 and up.

    Source: Cape Events

    Event: Sandwich Porch Fest 2017

    Date: Saturday, October 8

    Time: 1- 6PM

    Location: Main Street Sandwich (view map)

    Website: http://www.capeevents.com/event.cfm?Event_ID=55221

    Description: The main streets of Sandwich Village will come alive with the sound of local musicians performing on the porches of historic homes and downtown businesses on Sunday afternoon, October 8th from 1 to 5 at the second annual Sandwich Porch Fest 2017- a free, family- friendly event. New this year is “Last Porch” from 5 to 6 pm, where all the musicians gather at Horizons on the Bay Restaurant for one last hour of playing together for the public. The talent, organized by Kim Moberg, singer/songwriter and founder of Sandwich Porch Fest, features an eclectic group of over two dozen musicians covering a range of genres from blues, pop and jazz to oldies, folk, country and Irish jigs and reels. Sandwich Arts Alliance suggests bringing a folding chair so you can sit back and enjoy the music, the people and the fun. Maps will be available online at www.sandwichartsalliance. org and at all porches starting with Beth's Bakery & Café.

    Source: Cape Events


    BERKSHIRES

    Event: Fun with Fine Arts

    Date: Saturday, October 7

    Time: 10:30- 11:30AM

    Location: Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St Housatonic, MA 01236

    Website: http://berkshirefamilyfocus.com/event/fun-with-fine-arts-housatonic/?instance_id=21091

    Description: Join library staff for a weekly hour of arts and crafts fun at the library using a variety of materials to make different crafts each week. This program is good for ages 4 and up.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: Family First Series

    Date: Saturday, October 7

    Time: 11AM

    Location: Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St. Lee, MA 01238

    Website: http://berkshirefamilyfocus.com/event/family-first-series-nutshell-playhouse-lee/?instance_id=56434

    Description: Families First is a free performance program for local families which takes place the first Saturday of every month at the Playhouse.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: Chow Time

    Date: Saturday, October 7

    Time: 12:30 PM

    Location: 39 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Website: http://berkshirefamilyfocus.com/event/chow-time-pittsfield/?instance_id=20446

    Description: Join museum staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. Free with Museum admission.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus


    FRANKLIN COUNTY

Event: Frontier Regional CFCE Playground Party in Sunderland

Date: Friday, October 6

Time: 9:30- 11:30AM

Location: Sunderland Elementary School, Swampfield Drive Sunderland, MA 01375

Website: https://deerfield.macaronikid.com/events/59cad66664bf303d39146748/frontier-regional-cfce-playgroup-party-in-sunderland

Description: Join the Frontier Regional CFCE at the Sunderland Elementary School for their drop-in playgroup for children ages 0 -5 and their parents/caregivers. Enjoy a morning of informal play, literacy activities, and socialization with other families/caregivers.

Source: Macaroni Kid

Event: Kids Craft at the Home Depot Lego Club in Sunderland

Date: Saturday, October 7

Time: 9:00- 12:00 PM

Location: The Home Depot, 264 Mohawk Trail Greenfield, MA 01301

Website: https://deerfield.macaronikid.com/events/59cad88264bf303d39146921/kids-craft-at-the-home-depot-in-greenfield

Description: Join the Home Depot in Greenfield for a kids craft. This month, participants can build a fire house bank.

Source: Macaroni Kid

Event: Kidleidoscope in Turners Fall

Date: Friday, October 6

Time: 10:30-11:30AM

Location: Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A Turners Falls, MA 01376

Website: https://deerfield.macaronikid.com/events/59cad8f90f9d801499ed9d7f/kidleidoscope-in-turners-falls

Description: Join the Great Falls Discovery Center for a Kidleidoscope. This hands-on program is recommended for children ages 3-6 with a parent/caregiver. Today's theme is squirrels.

Source: Macaroni Kid


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