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

Neko Case
Jan 24
Presented by Bowery Boston Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Neko Case has partnered...
11th Annual Taste of Chocolate Weekend
Jan 25 - 27
Harvard Square establishments pull out all the stops to celebrate all things...
Scotty McCreery: Seasons Change Tour
Jan 25
Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly...
Darrell Nulisch with Duke Robillard & Band
Jan 26
Blues Summit! Darrell Nulisch returns to the "R bar" Saturday night, January 26 for...
Roomful of Blues
Jan 26
For nearly half a century, Roomful of Blues has been delivering its signature blend...
Stanley Jordan
Feb 1
In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar...
Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni: No Tenors Allowed
Feb 1
Baritone Thomas Hampson returns for his fourth Series appearance alongside his...
11th Annual “Some Like It Hot” Chili Cook Off
Feb 2
The illustrious 11th Annual “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-off returns to Harvard...
Mark Morris Dance Group Pepperland
Feb 8 - 10
Mark Morris Dance Group Pepperland will take the Boch Center Shubert Theatre stage...
Red Bull Crashed Ice Boston
Feb 8 - 9
On February 8 and 9, Boston will experience an exhilarating sport unlike any other...
Castle of Our Skins Performs in A Fiddlefest
Feb 9
Castle of our Skins is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating...
Celebrate! with Tanglewood Marionettes - The Dragon King
Feb 9
Journey below the sea in this story of fantasy, courage and wonder from Chinese...
Unconditional Love: The Letters of John and Abigail Adams
Feb 14 - 16
What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring love letters of John and...
Chinese New Year Parade
Feb 17
Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Boston's Chinatown with the annual Chinese New Year...
Celebrate! with Flying Ship Productions - Rosa's Ride
Feb 20
This moving production with original songs, inspirational scenes, and exciting...
Disney DCappella
Feb 24
DCappella is Disney Music Group’s new a cappella group featuring 7 world class...
Bourbon & Bacon Fest
Mar 9 - 10
Taste your way through a spectacular array of specialty bourbons and unique whiskeys...
Professor Brian Cox
May 3
Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and...
Boston Calling
May 24 - 26
Now in its 10th season, Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage...
June Day Parade
Jun 3
Bring the family to the largest military parade on the East Coast! Each year on the...

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

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Jan 23
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Fenway Park Tours "America's Most Beloved Ballpark"
Jan 23
"America's Most Beloved Ballpark" is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. Fenway...
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors
Jan 25
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Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets
Jan 28
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Boston Bruins vs. Winnipeg Jets
Jan 29
The Boston Bruins take on the Winnipeg Jets. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday,...
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets
Jan 30
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Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Jan 31
The Boston Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Feb 3
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Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders
Feb 5
The Boston Bruins take on the New York Islanders. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs LA Lakers
Feb 7
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Boston Bruins vs. Los Angeles Kings
Feb 9
The Boston Bruins take on the Los Angeles Kings. The puck drops at 1:00 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs LA Clippers
Feb 9
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Boston Bruins vs. Colorado Avalanches
Feb 10
The Boston Bruins take on the Colorado Avalanches. The puck drops at 3:00 p.m. on...
Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Feb 12
The Boston Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons
Feb 13
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Boston Bruins vs. San Jose Sharks
Feb 26
The Boston Bruins take on the San Jose Sharks. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers
Feb 27
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Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Feb 28
The Boston Bruins take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards
Mar 1
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Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils
Mar 2
The Boston Bruins take on the New Jersey Devils. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. on...

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.

More Things To Do

Concord Bridge in Autumn
Beyond Boston As a port city in a historic region, Boston provides easy access to a number of day...
Eataly Italian Food Market
Foodies Boston is a world-class culinary destination.  Foodies will enjoy succulent...
beer-samadams
Craft Beer & Breweries Boston has emerged as a bodacious beer haven: beer gardens, taproom and brewery...
sports and recreation
Sports & Recreation Boston offers a wide array of recreational opportunities  for everyone
outdoor enthusiast cycling
Trip Ideas Check out these sample itineraries to help guide your visit to Boston and beyond.
Illuminus Light Festival
Free Things to Do Boston offers an abundance of free activities for everyone.
Museum of Fine Arts
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

$15 one-way fares in January 2019!
Jan 1 - 31
Book a trip in January 2019 and ride the Amtrak Downeaster from Brunswick to Boston...
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...
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...
BostonUSA Passport to Savings
Nov 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019
Check out the BostonUSA Passport to Savings for museum, attraction, restaurant,...
10% Off Any Tour
Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020
Award-winning Off the Beaten Path Food Tours offers f ood tours and chocolate tours...
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...