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Columbus Day Weekend Activities

Columbus Day weekend is upon us! Not sure how you want to spend it? Weve got you covered with a breakdown of festivals, tours, shopping sales, and other fun activities!



Columbus Park Fall Festival

When: Monday, October 10, noon - 4pm

Where: Christopher Columbus Park, Bostons North End (100 Atlantic Ave. - next to the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel)

Price: Free

The Columbus Park Fall Festival is great for families; it begins with a childrens parade through the park and includes local performers and entertainment such as magicians, storytellers, and games. The day is sponsored by local North End and Waterfront businesses. It will be a beautiful fall day, so feel free to picnic in the park or venture over to local cafes, bakeries, or restaurants.


Cranberry Harvesting Festival

When: October 8-9, 10am - 4pm rain or shine

Where: A.D. Makepeace Company, 158 Tihonet Road, Wareham, MA

Price: Adults- $10, Seniors- $5, Free for children under 7; Free parking; Some activities have additional fees or donations

The annual Cranberry Harvesting Festival is taking place today and tomorrow. Tour the largest cranberry bog south of Boston and explore assorted gifts and goodies from local vendors. There are also carnival rides for children, so it makes for a great family outing.


Foliage Tours

When: Not date-specific

Where: In and around Boston

Prices: Self-guided tours- Free; Group tours- Prices vary

Bostons foliage is at its most vibrant during September and October. Wander some of Bostons best parks, including the Boston Common and Public Garden, the Esplanade, and the Arnold Arboretum. Boston also offers countless tours in and around Boston.

Shopping Sales

When: October 8, 9, 10

Where: In and around the Boston area

Countless stores are offering amazing discounts this weekend. Take advantages of the savings while you can! (Perhaps get a head start on your holiday shopping?)

Want more ideas? Explore the complete list of events and activities here!

Photos courtesy of Boston Discovery Guide

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