Fall for 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. 

Arts & Culture

It’s fall in Boston, which means theater companies are on, the BSO is back on stage, and Celebrity Series of Boston is set to entertain.   This year, Hamilton is here for its Boston debut.

Activities & Events

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour
Sep 19 - Nov 12
Boston’s original Frightseeing Tour is an evening of phenomenon and fun, a chance to...
Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
Sep 19 - Nov 5
Ghosts and Gravestones is a 90-minute spine-tingling “frightseeing tour” on a...
Hamilton
Sep 19 - Nov 18
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail,...
India Festival
Sep 19
AGB (India Association of Greater Boston) will celebrate its much-anticipated...
Plymouth - The Pilgrim's Path, Plimoth Plantation Tour
Sep 19 - Oct 26
Celebrate Thanksgiving in America's Hometown - Plymouth! Follow in the steps of the...
34th Annual Boston Film Festival
Sep 20 - 23
The Boston Film Festival endeavors to present a program of films that entertain,...
Autumn on the Cape
Sep 20 - Oct 25
Autumn is a special time in Cape Cod. Summer’s warmth still lingers, yet the...
Fall Foliage Spectacular!
Sep 20 - Oct 28
Experience the gently rolling New England countryside awash with the colors of an...
Freedom Trail® After Dark: Lantern Tours
Sep 20 - Oct 27
The official Freedom Trail Lantern Tour offers a first of its kind experience in...
The Dark Side of Boston Tour
Sep 20 - Nov 17
Get off the Freedom Trail and explore the darker side of Boston! This original...
28th Annual KidsFest
Sep 22 - 23
This one's all about kids and families! Two days filled with entertainment, shows,...
DBco Oktoberfest
Sep 22
Join Dorchester Brewing Company to celebrate the official Oktoberfest Kick-Off with...
Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class: Apple Bread Pudding
Sep 22
Join us in The KITCHEN for a series of cooking classes for kids ages 6-12 to learn...
Night Shift Oktoberfest
Sep 22
Got stein on your mind? Well so does Night Shift Brewing. They're preparing for the...
Pumpkin Spice Brunch
Sep 22 - 23
Fall is cool and all... but honestly, what would it be without pumpkin spice!? It's...
Cider Sundays
Sep 23 - Oct 21
Boston, MA – September 6th, 2018 – The perfect tour for all things you...
Let's Talk About Food
Sep 23
The sixth Let’s Talk About Food Festival returns to Copley Square on Saturday,...
Historic Pub Crawl
Sep 25
Revolutionary ideas may have come from speeches at Faneuil Hall or a meeting of the...
Boston Latino International Film Festival
Sep 27 - 30
Since its inception in 2001, the Boston Latino International Film Festival has been...
Glow Boston Fall Fest 2018
Sep 27
Buy your tickets here For additional ticket buying options visit...
Samuel Adams After Hours: Red Seat IPA Bottle Release
Sep 27
At historic Fenway Park, a single red seat stands out amongst a sea of green. This...
2018 Harpoon Octoberfest
Sep 28 - 29
Come hoist a pint with us at our Boston Brewery at our biggest festival of the year!...
9th Annual BBQFest
Sep 29 - 30
There's BBQ and then there's good BBQ! We've assembled some of the finest vendors in...
Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival
Sep 29
Come out to Berklee's Beantown Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 29! This massive...
Harpoon Dogtoberfest
Sep 30
On September 30th, we’re welcoming all dog lovers and their furry friends down to...
New England Patriots VS Miami Dolphins
Sep 30
The New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins in week 4 action at Gillette...
36th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings
Oct 1 - 31
A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, more than 50,000 people...
Columbus Day Sale & Swap
Oct 4 - 8
New England's largest Ski & Snowboard Sale & Swap! a 5 day equipment...
Salem Horror Fest
Oct 4 - 14
A lot of people are saying this is a scary time to be alive. No matter whose side...
The Whisky Extravaganza
Oct 4
Since 2000, The Whisky Extravaganza has been fostering a broader and deeper...
Columbus Day Sale Event
Oct 5 - 8
Shop the Kittery Outlets Columbus Day Sale Event for the latest in boots, sweaters,...
HONK! Festival
Oct 5 - 7
Throughout the country and across the globe, a new type of street band movement is...
Not So Spooky Halloween at Edaville
Oct 5 - 28
Edaville's annual "Not So Spooky Halloween," children's trick or treating event...
Boston Occupied: The Redcoats are Coming...Again!
Oct 6 - 7
In October of 1768 the British government sent troops to Boston to help Governor...
Free Ferry Day
Oct 7
Celebrate the end of the season with a free trip to Spectacle or Georges Island!
Oktoberfest and Honk! Parade
Oct 7
The Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to announce the return of the...
Fall Open House
Oct 8
Enjoy free admission and special events at the MFA’s annual Fall Open House—and the...
HUBweek
Oct 8 - 14
Every year, innovators from all around the world and from every industry flock to...
Local Craft Spirits Festival
Oct 12
Back by popular demand, Sustainable Business Network's Local Craft Spirits Festival...
35th Annual AppleFest
Oct 13 - 14
Our most popular fall festival celebration including over 100 craft exhibitors, a...
Apple Pie Contest
Oct 13
10th Annual Great New England Apple Pie Contest Join this amateur-only, two division...
Boston Book Festival
Oct 13
Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire,...
Pumpkins & Pints: An Octoberfest Celebration
Oct 13
Join us Saturday, October 13th for our Pumpkins & Pints event, which doubles as...
Wright Tavern History Festival
Oct 13
Celebrate the Museum’s partnership with the historic Wright Tavern (2 Lexington...
Kendall Square Eat Up
Oct 17
Taste the flavors of the world — from Kendall's best restaurants! Plus, cooking...
Boston Asian American Film Festival
Oct 18 - 28
New England's Largest Asian American Film Festival The Boston Asian American Film...
Frog Pond Pumpkin Float
Oct 19
Bring the entire family to the 5th Annual Pumpkin Float at Frog Pond featuring...
22nd Annual A Cappella Competition
Oct 20 - 21
Join us Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 for the 22nd Annual A Cappella...
2nd Annual Wachusett Mountain OktoberFest
Oct 20 - 21
This is the season for beautiful foliage, tasty beer and camaraderie among friends!...
Head of the Charles Regatta 2018
Oct 20 - 21
Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles® Regatta has welcomed the world's...
Autumn Night at Wright Tavern with John Holl
Oct 24
This may be the best time in the history of humankind to be a beer drinker. America...
Boo Bash at Battleship Cove
Oct 25
Trick-or-treat aboard the historic naval vessels at Battleship Cove on Thursday,...
Boston Public Market's Third Annual Harvest Party
Oct 25
Come share an evening with the Boston Public Market community! Proceeds support the...
Dorchester Short Film Festival
Oct 25
Celebrate an evening of world renowned, award winning short films! The DORCHESTER...
Hop Culture Presents: Spooky Brews Boston
Oct 26
Greetings boys and ghouls! Hop Culture is coming to Boston for a spooky scary...
4th Annual Halloween Thriller
Oct 27
As it does every year, the annual Halloween Thriller is coming to the Hard Rock in...
Halloween Pet Parade
Oct 27
Join us on Saturday, October 27 in the West End for our annual Halloween Pet Parade...
Halloween Pet Parade
Oct 27
Join us on Saturday, October 27 in the West End for our annual Halloween Pet Parade...
New England Harvest Feast
Oct 27
Take a savory journey into the past. An evening of entertainment and hospitality...
Tricks and Treats at the Waterworks: A Spooky Science Carnival
Oct 27
Join us for a ghoulishly good time! Learn the science behind some mind-blowing magic...
Zoo Howl
Oct 27 - 28
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at...
Sleepy Hollow-een Tour
Oct 28
Join us for this special Halloween event! Take a tour through historic Sleepy Hollow...
Black Pearl Halloween Cruise
Oct 31
VIP Nightlife & Boston Nightlife Presents… Pier Pressure™ Black Pearl Halloween...
James Beard Foundation's Taste America
Nov 1 - 3
The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the cities and dates for its sixth annual...
32nd Annual Boston Christmas Festival
Nov 2 - 4
Jumpstart your holiday shopping at this annual, award-winning show! The Boston...
3rd Annual Wachusett Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Nov 4
3rd Annual Food Truck Festival presented by the Food Truck Festivals of America....
Veterans Day Cruise
Nov 10
Honor veterans and active military with a special cruise highlighting the military...
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Nov 11
Our Mission The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the richness of the Jewish...

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 Pats, Bruins, and Celtics.  And this year, if we’re lucky, the Red Sox pennant race will bring postseason glory to the Fens.

Catch a Game

Fenway Park Tours "America's Most Beloved Ballpark"
Sep 19
"America's Most Beloved Ballpark" is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. Fenway...
Boston Red Sox host Baltimore Orioles - September 24th @ 7:10 PM
Sep 24
Boston Red Sox host Baltimore Orioles - September 24th @ 7:10 PM Buy your tickets...
Boston Red Sox host Baltimore Orioles - September 25th @ 7:10 PM
Sep 25
Boston Red Sox host Baltimore Orioles - September 25th @ 7:10 PM Buy your tickets...
Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings
Sep 26
The Boston Bruins take on the Detroit Red Wings. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
Boston Red Sox host Baltimore Orioles - September 26th @ 7:10 PM
Sep 26
Boston Red Sox host Baltimore Orioles - September 26th @ 7:10 PM Buy your tickets...
Boston Red Sox host New York Yankees - September 28th @ 7:10 PM
Sep 28
Boston Red Sox host New York Yankees - September 28th @ 7:10 PM Buy your tickets...
Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Sep 29
The Boston Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The puck drops at 5 p.m. on...
Boston Red Sox host New York Yankees - September 29th @ 1:05 PM
Sep 29
Boston Red Sox host New York Yankees - September 29th @ 1:05 PM Buy your tickets...
Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets
Sep 30
Buy your tickets here For additional ticket buying options visit...
Boston Red Sox host New York Yankees - September 30th @ 3:05 PM
Sep 30
Boston Red Sox host New York Yankees - September 30th @ 3:05 PM Buy your tickets...
New England Patriots VS Miami Dolphins
Sep 30
The New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins in week 4 action at Gillette...
New England Patriots VS Indianapolis Colts
Oct 4
The New England Patriots take on the Indianapolis Colts in week 5 action at Gillette...
Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators
Oct 8
The Boston Bruins take on the Ottawa Senators. The puck drops at 1 p.m. on Monday,...
Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Oct 11
The Boston Bruins take on the Edmonton Oilers. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on Thursday,...
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings
Oct 13
The Boston Bruins take on the Detroit Red Wings. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
New England Patriots VS Kansas City Chiefs
Oct 14
The New England Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs in week 6 action at Gillette...
Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Oct 25
The Boston Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens
Oct 27
The Boston Bruins take on the Montreal Canadiens. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
New England Patriots VS Green Bay Packers
Nov 4
The New England Patriots take on the Green Bay Packers in week 9 action at Gillette...
Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars
Nov 5
The Boston Bruins take on the Dallas Stars. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on Monday,...

Special Events

Holiday parades and local food festivals take over the Hub this fall, as do special events such as the return of HUBweek and the reenactment of British troops landing in Boston 250 years ago.

 

Foliage Tours

In Boston and beyond, foliage season will transform Massachusetts into myriad hues of red, orange, and yellow.  Take a stroll along the Greenway or Esplanade to enjoy this seasonal splendor or hop an excursion out to the countryside.

Tours & Trails

Fall Foliage Spectacular!
Sep 20 - Oct 28
Experience the gently rolling New England countryside awash with the colors of an...
Freedom Trail® After Dark: Lantern Tours
Sep 20 - Oct 27
The official Freedom Trail Lantern Tour offers a first of its kind experience in...
Ghosts & Gravestones Tour
Sep 19 - Nov 12
Boston’s original Frightseeing Tour is an evening of phenomenon and fun, a chance to...
The Dark Side of Boston Tour
Sep 20 - Nov 17
Get off the Freedom Trail and explore the darker side of Boston! This original...
Autumn on the Cape
Sep 20 - Oct 25
Autumn is a special time in Cape Cod. Summer’s warmth still lingers, yet the...

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Explore Our Neighborhoods

Airport / Chelsea / Revere

Originally a center of shipbuilding, East Boston has always been a neighborhood of immigrants. Today its population is... Learn More

Back Bay

The Back Bay is a affluent neighborhood in the heart of Boston. The Back Bay is home to landmarks such as Copley Square,... Learn More

Beacon Hill

A 19th century residential area adjacent to Boston Common, Beacon Hill is named for the location of a beacon that once... Learn More

Brighton / Allston

Brighton/Allston (aka Brighton, MA and Allston, MA, 2 subdivisions of Boston proper) are known for their large... Learn More

Brookline

Located just minutes from Boston and serviced by the Green Line via the B, C and D lines, Brookline is  known for... Learn More

Cambridge

It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by... Learn More

Charlestown

Explore Charlestown, a neighborhood rich in history. Settled by English colonists in 1628, Charlestown is Boston's... Learn More

Dorchester

Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over 6 square miles. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated from... Learn More

Downtown / Financial District

The Financial District of Boston is located in the downtown area near Government Center and Chinatown. The area... Learn More

Fenway / Kenmore

Home of Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox, Fenway/Kenmore also boasts many of the City's top cultural institutions,... Learn More

Fort Point

The Fort Point neighborhood, where a fort stood in colonial times, is tucked between the Seaport District, South Boston... Learn More

Jamaica Plain

Once a summertime resort destination for Bostonians, Jamaica Plain is now a diverse and dynamic Boston neighborhood.... Learn More

Mattapan

Initially inhabited by the Native American Mattahunt Tribe, the name Mattapan translates to “a good place to be" or "a... Learn More

North End

The North End is Boston's oldest residential neighborhood and could best be described as the "Little Italy" of Boston.... Learn More

Roslindale

Explore the "streetcar suburbs" of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Hyde Park for the suburban flavor of the city. These... Learn More

Roxbury

Once a farming town on the outskirts of Boston, Roxbury began its transformation from agricultural, to industrial, to... Learn More

Seaport District

The fastest growing and newest neighborhood in Boston, the Seaport District is part of the Port of Boston on Boston... Learn More

Somerville

The most densely populated community in New England and one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation,... Learn More

South Boston

Explore South Boston, site of the Dorchester Heights National Historic site and Castle Island. "Southie" as the locals... Learn More

South End

Located just minutes from downtown and the Back Bay, the South End has become one of Boston's most popular... Learn More

Theatre District / Chinatown

Boston's Theater District hosts an endless array of Broadway shows. Productions at the Boston Opera House, the Citi... Learn More

Waterfront

Boston Harbor has always played an important role in the development, history and culture of the city. Today the... Learn More

West End

The West End neighborhood of Boston was once the most densely populated area of the city, with 174 persons per acre. ... Learn More

West Roxbury

Explore the "streetcar suburbs" of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Hyde Park for the suburban flavor of the city. These... Learn More

North of Boston

A short ride from Boston will bring you to the quintessential New England experience; lobster in the rough, whale... Learn More

South of Boston

Quincy, birthplace of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, lies minutes south of the Boston line. Peacefield was... Learn More

West Of Boston

The picturesque classic New England towns of Lexington and Concord are within an hour drive from Boston. Revolutionary... Learn More

  • Airport / Chelsea / Revere
  • Back Bay
  • Beacon Hill
  • Brighton / Allston
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Charlestown
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown / Financial District
  • Fenway / Kenmore
  • Fort Point
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • North End
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • Seaport District
  • Somerville
  • South Boston
  • South End
  • Theatre District / Chinatown
  • Waterfront
  • West End
  • West Roxbury
  • North of Boston
  • South of Boston
  • West Of Boston