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Halloween Fun in the Neighborhood

Pumpkin Parade

Wear your Halloween costume and bring a carved pumpkin to the Pumpkin Parade on the Neponset River Greenway Trail at Pope John Paul Park on Hallet Street in Dorchester! Enjoy music, candy and the pumpkin patch! The fun takes place on Thursday, October 28th at 5:30pm. Your costume or pumpkin will allow you to enter a raffle for a DCR annual parking pass, a pumpkin full of candy, and more!

Trunk or Treat

It’s #TrunkOrTreat time at the Boston Police VFW Post at 500 Talbot Ave! Saturday October 31st, 5:00pm-7:00pm! Bring the kids to Trick or Treat in a safe spot! To be a Trunk, call the Post at 617-282-4055 to reserve your spot!

Weekend Long Halloween Celebrations at dbar

Frightening good fun at dbar!  Kick off Halloween weekend on Friday with Scream Queens Karaoke from 10pm-2am. On Saturday its Dorchester Horror Stories complete with costume contest and DJ Jay Ine 10pm-2am. It’s a Spook’d Halloween Tea Dance featuring DJ Joe Bermudez on Sunday from 4pm-8pm!

Dia De Los Muertos

Yellow Door is celebrating Dia De Los Muertos all weekend long at both locations! Enjoy large format seasonal Sangria and Marigold Margaritas Friday – Tuesday!

Dorchester Brewing Co: All Horror’s Eve

Halloween Greatest Hits True Crime Night with Sarah Cailean -Assemble your crew… There will be talk of killers, infamous and obscure cases, and attendees will even get to play trivia and try to win prizes. If you’re into true crime podcasts and TV specials, this is a must-see! Each ticket includes a flight of 4, 5oz. pours of your choosing. Food will be available for purchase from M&M BBQ until 10pm.$30 per person. *Minimum 4 tickets per purchase. Purchase your tickets here! 

Zoo Howl

Franklin Park Zoo is getting into the Halloween spirit with a scavenger hunt, set up a trick-or-treat trail, and “mystery animal encounters.” This family friendly event takes place on Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. You can purchase your tickets here!

Halloween Decorating Kits via Top Shelf Cookies

Get into the Halloween spirt with a cookie decorating kit from Top Shelf Cookies!  They are available through October 31st.   You’re encouraged to preorder and pick up! Limited amounts will be sold in shop!  You can preorder here! 

Halloween Movies + Takeout Pairings

Our own Heather Foley shares some Halloween Movies and Takeout Pairings for you to try this weekend!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest 

BCYF Leahy Holloran Community Center is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest.  Pumpkins can be painted, carved or decorated! Submissions must be received by October 31st. You can scan or email your submission!  Get the QR code here!  Or you can email at [email protected]

Explore an Eerie Place in the Neighborhood

Explore the The Abandoned Bear Cages of Franklin Park

Check back! This list will be update! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.