Massachusetts Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Massachusetts.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

Boston Halloween

2020 Events

Salem Haunted Happenings - Salem, MA - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2020
Salem’s haunted happenings will keep you busy in the days leading up to Halloween, with something for everyone. Check out the full event listings on their website.

Festival of the Dead - Salem, MA - Oct 19 to Oct 29, 2020
A host of Halloween offerings in Salem, MA, including a ball, seance readings, witches market, and more.

Halloween Pubcrawl - Boston, MA - Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2020
Roam the city of Boston on the most exciting night of the year with your entire squad and create those memorable moments that people won’t believe! With three days of crawling, Boston will surely not disappoint. Grab your friends, put on your wildest costumes, and enjoy fright night!

Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball - Salem, MA - Oct 30, 2021

Past Events

Boo at the Zoo – Stone Zoo - Stoneham, MA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the trick-or-treat trail, while other haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests, and a haunted maze! Throughout the day, guests can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch many of the animals receive pumpkins.

Tricks and Treats at the Waterworks: Not-So-Spooky Crawlies - Chestnut Hill, MA - Oct 26, 2019
Head to the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum for a family friendly Halloween event for a ghoulishly good time where you can learn the science behind magic tricks and special effects while collecting candy. Also enjoy carnival games, face painting, a visit to the Allis Pumps in the basement, and more! Costumes encouraged. Free to all

Zoo Howl - Boston, MA - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo. Throughout the day, guests can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch as many of the animals receive pumpkins as enrichment items.

Halloween Pet Parade - Boston, MA - Oct 26, 2019
Head to the West End for the annual Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest! Dress up your pet and parade around Faneuil Hall Marketplace then walk the red carpet in front of a panel of judges!

Halloween Horror Movie Marathon - Brookline, MA - Oct 26, 2019
Watch classic Halloween movies at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Boston Costume Dash - Boston, MA - Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Grab your craziest costume, lace up your running shoes and get ready for some spooky fun, because the Boston Costume Dash is returning with an all-new course on the Charles River Esplanade, an afternoon start time and awesome after party, the revamped event will be can’t-miss

Halloween Party at Howl - Boston, MA - Oct 31, 2019
Howl at the Moon Boston hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Party at Howl - Foxborough, MA - Nov 1, 2019
Howl at the Moon Foxborough hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Crawl in Boston - Boston, MA - Nov 2, 2019

Zoo Boo Days – Mendon, MA – Oct 13 – 31, 2018

Great Pumpkin Nights – Worcester, MA – Oct 12 – 28, 2018

Boo at the Zoo – Stoneham, MA – Oct 20 – 21, 2018

Halloween Parade – Pittsfield, MA – Oct 26, 2018

Halloween at Hancock – Pittsfield, MA – Oct 27, 2018

Zoo Howl – Boston, MA – Oct 27 – 28, 2018

Halloween Costume Party and Contest – Hull, MA – Oct 28, 2018

Creatures of the Deep Halloween Party – Pittsfield, MA – Oct 28, 2017

Spooktacular Halloween Party – Great Barrington, MA – Oct 28, 2017

Ariel’s Annual Halloween Reading: “A Bottle of Perrier” – Lenox, MA – Oct 31, 2017

For more Halloween fun in Massachusetts, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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