If you haven’t noticed, take a look up at the next maple tree your eyes lay sight on. You will probably notice at the top that some spotty patches of yellow and orange are starting to appear. That can only mean one thing – it’s fall! Although summer brings out the most in outdoor fun and beach-combing, fall is the season of outdoor adventure and comfort. Say goodbye to the days of 90 degrees and humidity, and enter mid 60’s with clean air, perfect for a long sleeve and shorts. With fall comes a number of fun events in the Boston area.
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The Book of Mormon –From the creators of South Park, Matt Stone & Trey Parker, comes their first Broadway musical. The Book of Mormon has been recognized worldwide as one of the funniest musicals in years. Just like the other works of Stone and Parker, The Book of Mormon might not fit under the umbrella of “family-friendly”, but it is a must-see for those looking to laugh!
Salem Halloween Festival – With the exception of maybe New Orleans, Salem outdoes every other Halloween festival in the United States, and rightfully so. Century old tales of witch trials that took place up on the seaside North Shore city bring out the annual fright-filled festivities all throughout Downtown. The week of Halloween features live shows, haunted houses, local food and drink specials, and much more!
Honk! Festival – Both recognized and independent musician and bands from around the United States will flock to Davis Square in Somerville on Columbus Day weekend to play in a marching-band style parade through the streets of Somerville and Cambridge. There will be lots of colorful attire, creative facepaint, and lots of quirky fun for the whole family at Honk!
New England Patriots Football – After a successful opening night performance versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Patriots will return home on Sunday September 27th to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. The title defense is going to be tough this year, but with an easier slate of home games this year against weaker opponents, the Patriots should be in the mix come January. Other fall home games include, Sunday October 25th versus Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets and Thursday October 29th versus the Miami Dolphins.
Boston Halloween Pumpkin Festival – On Saturday October 17th on Boston Commons is the annual pumpkin festival to kick off the Halloween festivities. Perfect for the whole family, if you bring an 8” or smaller pumpkin that has already been carved, and it will be lit and floated on the frog pond. Enjoy refreshments, food stands, and what should be a beautiful day in the common.
Boston Celtics and Bruins at the TD Garden – the boys of winter return this fall to the TD Garden. Coming off their surprising season last year, Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics face the likes of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and more this year as the NBA season tips off late October. The Bruins are looking to rebound after a tough 14-15 campaign. They drop the puck Thursday October 8th against the Winnipeg Jets.
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