Community Event Notices Kids & Families

Your Halloween Guide to all the Halloweekend Events!

Looking to go all out this year on Halloween? Whether you are looking to Trick ‘r Treat, have a few beverages, or simply get dressed up to have a good time, there is surely an event or two for you! The North End / Waterfront is packed with events for you and the entire family, so although we wouldn’t recommend dressing up as a clown this year, put on your spooky costume and get in the on the festivities!


Featured below are events from the North End / Waterfront, West End, Seaport, Beacon Hill, and more – providing one complete list of Halloween events:

Friday, October 28th

7:00pm Halloween Party for Boston Community Collaborative. Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) will hold its annual Fundraiser Halloween Party for adults, friends and neighbors on from 7-11 at Fillipo’s Restaurant (283 Causeway Street). Contact for more information.

7:00pm – 10:00pm Halloween on the Harbor. Come in costume and get ready for some massive Halloween fun at Halloween on the Harbor party crawl along the South Boston Waterfront. A $10 ticket (donated to benefits Friends of the Port Point Channel) gets you rides on a Boston Duck shuttle departing from Seaport Hotel to all the Halloween parties at The Barking Crab, Jerry Remy’s, Whiskey Priest, Atlantic Beer Garden, and more top spots along the waterfront, must be 21 years of age.

Saturday, October 29th

10:30am I Piccoli Lettori – Halloween-inspired reading (costumes welcome!). Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning. [189 North Street, Boston].

12:00pm Pet Costume Parade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association will host its fourth annual Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest, register here for a chance to win several great prizes. More information

1:00pm North End Halloween Parade at Hanover & Battery Streets. The 65th Annual Outdoor Halloween Party and Parade will begin at Hanover and Battery Streets in Boston’s North End. Sponsored by the Madonna Della Cava Society and the Mayor’s Office.

9:00pm Haunted Mansion The Greatest Bar (262 Friend Street) hosts the Haunted Mansion, enjoy great music and wear your scariest costume. Tickets required, call 617-335-5582.

Monday, October 31st  – Happy Halloween!

Planning to Trick ‘r Treat? Starting the afternoon of Halloween, keep an eye out for Orange signs in the door of local businesses!

2:00pm Halloween Carnival at the Nazzaro Center Yard. ROC Teen Saturday Halloween Carnival and Haunted House with rides, bounce houses, free pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving station, free pizza, candy, crafts and music. All welcome are welcome, view more information.

5:30pm NEMPAC 11th Annual Halloween Party on the Prado.  Post Trick-O-Treating, neighborhood friends and families gather together in the Prado for an annual pizza treat! NEMPAC provides pizza, ambiance and music this year! Families or volunteers interested in hosting their own craft, game or activity table to make our party even more fun – please contact Sherri at [Paul Revere Mall, Boston].

7:00pm Trick or Treat Dance at the Gassy. Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) will hold its annual trick or treat dance party for children and their caregivers! (DeFilippo Playground, Prince Street).

6:00 – 7:30pm Beacon Hill with a BooDiscover the haunted side of Beacon Hill and wander through the narrow streets filled with trick-or-treaters and elaborate decorations. The Boo! tour, hosted by Boston by Foot, will showcase the mysterious and gruesome history of the historic Boston neighborhood. Visit the home of Dr. George Parkman, who was gruesomely murdered, hear the tales of witch hangings, and more. Tickets are $20, view more information.

Looking to venture out beyond the neighborhood?

Boston’s nightly Ghosts and Gravestones Tour combines a trolley ride with walking to visit the scariest sites in the city. As you travel the darker side of Boston, guides entertain you with haunted tales about the city’s earliest days and strange discoveries – the mysterious North End tunnels, the haunting ghost of Boston Harbor, the Lady in Black and more!

Beacon Hill Photography Walking TourYour guide will make sure you see the neighborhood’s famous cobblestone lanes and other photo-worthy attractions, entertain you with stories about the famous residents who live here, and photograph you at various points along the way. For the full Halloween experience, come in costume! More about the Beacon Hill photography tour.

Looking for a costume?

The Garment District – 200 Broadway at Portland Street intersection; Central Square T station) in Cambridge. View website.

Dorothy’s Boutique – Famous Boston Costume Shop – 190 Massachusetts Ave, near Huntington Ave. View website.