Fall in Boston

Fall Festivals

Food festivals, pumpkin pageants, Oktoberfests and more, fall in Boston is a celebratory occasion for all.  The city’s autumnal flair will create colorful and memorable moments. 

Foliage

Boston is at its most beautiful in the fall. As the leaves turn, Boston's parks put on an unforgettable show, complementing the historic architecture.

A walk along the city's Freedom Trail now doubles as a foliage tour. It's a great time to visit Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, as the crowds thin out, but the weather is still pleasant. On a cooler day, take a stroll through the gorgeous indoor courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Upcoming Events

HOT 96.9 Presents: Fatman Scoop
Nov 20
He’s notorious for shouting his name and requesting that you do whatever he tells...
Banda MS
Nov 21
Banda MS will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage November 21! There is perhaps...
Celebrate! with Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers
Nov 23
Join the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers as they share stories of both their...
Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama at TD Garden
Nov 24
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one...
Boston Tuba Christmas Concert
Nov 24
Join us on Saturday, November 24, at 2:00 pm as we host the Annual Boston Tuba...
Boston's Biggest Disco
Nov 24
Boogie Down to Boston’s Biggest Disco! It’s almost time to Do The Hustle down to a...
Small Business Saturday
Nov 24
On Nov 24, get out and shop the small businesses in your community! Be sure to share...
Emmanuel Music: Mendelssohn Psalm 95
Nov 25
This work is a culmination of the Sunday service at Emmanuel Church in the City of...
John Legend: A Legendary Christmas
Nov 25
Newly anointed EGOT winner and critically acclaimed, multi-platinum singer...
Copley Square Tree Lighting
Nov 26
Light up the season with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting! Enjoy family fun...
Meet Author Elin Hilderbrand at the Hampshire House
Nov 26
We invite you to join us for a festive evening with New York Times best-selling...
Blink! Holiday Spectacular!
Nov 27
The official Blink! Tree Lighting takes place on November 27 during the live...
245th Anniversary Boston Tea Party Reenactment
Dec 16
Presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum...
Boston Wine Festival
Jan 11 - Mar 29, 2019
The Boston Wine Festival features an all-star lineup of intimate winemaker hosted...
Celebrate! with Benkadi Drum and Dance
Jan 21, 2019
The multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group returns to perform new dances...
10th Annual Taste of Chocolate Weekend
Jan 25 - 27, 2019
Harvard Square establishments pull out all the stops to celebrate all things...
11th Annual “Some Like It Hot” Chili Cook Off
Feb 2, 2019
The illustrious 11th Annual “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-off returns to Harvard...
Celebrate! with Tanglewood Marionettes - The Dragon King
Feb 9, 2019
Journey below the sea in this story of fantasy, courage and wonder from Chinese...
Celebrate! with Flying Ship Productions - Rosa's Ride
Feb 20, 2019
This moving production with original songs, inspirational scenes, and exciting...
Professor Brian Cox
May 3, 2019
Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and...

Check out the full Calendar of Events

Sports

Boston’s unparalleled sports scene swings into full gear every fall, from the famous Head of the Charles Regatta, to the return of the PatsBruins, and Celtics.  

Catch a Game

Fenway Park Tours "America's Most Beloved Ballpark"
Nov 19
"America's Most Beloved Ballpark" is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. Fenway...
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Nov 21
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Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Nov 21
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Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Nov 23
The Boston Bruins take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. on...
Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders
Nov 29
The Boston Bruins take on the New York Islanders. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Nov 30
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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Nov 30
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Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings
Dec 1
The Boston Bruins take on the Detroit Red Wings. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
New England Patriots VS Minnesota Vikings
Dec 2
The New England Patriots take on the Minnesota Vikings in week 13 action at Gillette...
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Dec 6
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Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Dec 6
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Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Dec 8
The Boston Bruins take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans
Dec 10
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Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans
Dec 10
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Boston Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes
Dec 11
The Boston Bruins take on the Arizona Coyotes. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,...
Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks
Dec 14
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Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks
Dec 14
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Boston Bruins vs. Buffalo Sabres
Dec 16
The Boston Bruins take on the Buffalo Sabres. The puck drops at 5 p.m. on Sunday,...
Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns
Dec 19
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Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns
Dec 19
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Beyond Boston

No other region of the country displays fall's colors like New England. A trip north of Boston to Kittery, Maine, will make for a dazzling show-and provide plenty of great shopping opportunities at the Kittery Outlets. The Cape in the fall is made for romantics.

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Museums & Attractions Our museums are renowned! Our attractions are fun and dynamic!  View great...

Fall Weather

 Monthly Avg  High Avg Low Avg   Precipitation
 September  73°  57°  3.5"
 October  62°  46°  3.8"
 November  58°  38°  4"

Temperatures are Fahrenheit

What to Wear:
Bostonians dress smartly and simply. It can be unpredictably hot in early fall and quite cold late in the season. Be prepared for anything.

Day: If you're touring, wear comfy sneakers or sandals for walking. A light to heavy jacket is a good idea later in the season. Most tourist venues don't have dress codes, but check to be sure.

Evening: Consider your agenda; the theater tends to be dressier and some upscale restaurants require jackets. Nights are generally cool to cold.

Great Deals

Discounted Parking in Boston's Theatre District
Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019
Enjoy discounted parking rates at Motor Mart Garage or 200 Stuart Street when you...
Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy
Jan 22 - Dec 31
BosTix Deals! Save up to 50% off year-round on Greater Boston’s best theatre, music,...
20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston
Jan 18, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine...
10% Off Take Out Orders
May 6 - Dec 31
Sometimes cooking can be a real drag. But that’s where Sumiao Hunan Kitchen comes in...
Up to 55% Off Boston Attractions
Feb 8 - Dec 31
Heading up to Boston? Grab a Go Boston Card and save up to 55% off at top...
Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille
Apr 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019
Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by an adult, with the order of a qualified...
$5 Tuesdays at Showplace ICON Theatres
Jul 3 - Dec 25
$5 Tuesdays on all movies (when purchased via our website or app), all guests, all...