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2023 Fall Activities Near Boston, MA You Need to Know

A new season means new possibilities to explore the surrounding area! The weather is getting colder and the aroma of pumpkin spice is back - hello, fall! Here at Jellystone Park™ Cranberry Acres, we have an abundance of fall events and activities planned right at our Massachusetts campground, but there's also plenty of other events your family must try! Less than an hour from our Camp-Resort, Boston offers an array of fall activities that are great for families! What are you waiting for?! Grab your fall jacket and explore all of the fall events in Boston!

Fall Family Festival: October 7th, 2023

Looking for fall events in Boston? The Old Colony YMCA is hosting a Fall Family Festival from 10AM - 3PM on October 7th! There will be over 40 crafting and food vendors available throughout the duration of the event. In addition to this, there will be make your own slime stations, crafts, games, family pool activities, face painting, and music! Admission is free and you can reserve your spot here.

Family Friendly Pumpkin Carving Session: October 7th, 2023

Granite Coast Brewing Company is hosting family-friendly pumpkin carving sessions! Tickets for adults are $18 and include a pumpkin, 16oz Granite Coast beer, and access to all necessary carving equipment. The children tickets are $12 and include the pumpkin, a juice box, and materials. Feel free to bring your own brunch and snacks and get carving!

Family Tales: October 14th, 2023

Join the Boston Public Library every other Saturday morning for a Family Story Time, a program where little ones can enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and playtime or a craft with their parents, grandparents, or other special caregivers in their life. This is best for children 6 and under, but the older siblings are more than welcome to join! 

Family Paint Night: October 19th, 2023

Want to test out your creative side? Learn how to paint a seasonal spooky gnome at Family Paint Night with Kath! Head over to Trillium Brewing Company to attend this event from 6-7:30PM. Paints and supplies will be provided - purchase your tickets here.

Mummies Night Out: October 21st, 2023

There are a lot of things to do in Boston with kids, but this one is for you, moms! Mummies Night Out is a moms-only Halloween party to give you a night to unwind and have fun! The party will have a night full of dancing, food, special drinks, costume contests, photo ops, activities, and more! Join in on ghouls-night at District Hall from 7PM-10PM for a well-deserved night out!

Annual Family Fun Run and Harvest Festival: October 28th, 2023

The Cushing Fun Run is a fun, easy, 1-mile walk or run for all ages and abilities, followed by a free Harvest Festival at the finish line! The Harvest Festival will include fun fall activities like pumpkin painting, face painting, food trucks, and more! Join the run from 9-10:30AM and enjoy the festival from 11AM-2PM when your register! 

80s Party for St. Jude Kids: November 4th, 2023

Get ready to travel back in time to the totally rad 80s at the ultimate party to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. Put on your neon leg warmers and tease up your hair, while you get ready to dance, bid on silent auction items, and play in the photo booth with friends. When you dress up in your best 80s attire you'll have a chance to win some totally tubular prizes. It's going to be a blast from the past that you won't want to miss! Click here for all the info.


When you plan a stay at Jellystone Park™ Cranberry Acres, there are always exciting activities and events in Boston that the whole family will love! Plus, the fall activities in Boston are a must-try - so be sure to book a fall camping trip to our Massachusetts camping resort to see all the events Boston has to offer. You can browse availability or book your fall stay here.