3.1 min readBy Published On: October 13th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – October 13th

What’s spookier than a Friday the 13th in October? Not having any weekend plans. Don’t worry. We’ve got plenty of fall, family and fun activities for you to check out.

After Hours at The Crane

Put on your best costume and celebrate Friday the 13th at a spooky after-hours event at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy. This 21+ event will feature a cash bar, live music, horror movie classics, trivia, a scavenger hunt and more. 

Dorchester Food Co-Op Grand Opening

The much-anticipated opening celebration of Boston’s only community- and worker-owned grocery store is this Saturday from 11am to 1pm. We’ve got the details.

Pumpkin Palooza

This event is back at Lawn on D this Saturday with fall activities for everyone on Saturday from 12pm to 10:30pm. If you’re looking for family fun, don’t miss the animal adventures show, face painting, pumpkin painting, games, movies and pirate appearances. The festivities continue into the evening with local pop up vendors, live music and seasonal flavors like hot whiskey cider and apple cider donuts.  

Last Market Celebration

The last Codman Square Farmers Market of the season is Saturday from 11am to 2pm. Stop by for fresh produce, live entertainment, local vendors and giveaways.

Run the MR8K

Be One of 1,200 runners to Join Boston’s Team on Sunday, October 15th For a Special 8K Running through Martin’s Park and Boston’s Seaport District.  Volunteers wanted! Registration Now Open At MR8K.Org

Boston Veg Food Fest

Vegetarians, vegans and those who are curious about plant-based eating are invited to the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center this Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Shop for fresh produce, visit with exhibitors, hear from guest speakers, watch chef demonstrations and learn more at this free festival. 

B.A.A. Free Neighborhood Walk/Run

Join the Boston Athletic Association on Saturday for a free 2K to 4K mile run/walk course around Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester. The event is open to participants of all ages. Bib pickup begins at 11am with the race starting at noon.

Dorchester Art Project: Creative Accelerator

Artists looking to take their skills to the next level are invited to join a two-day creative accelerator program Oct. 14-15 from 12pm to 7pm featuring panel discussions from industry professionals, expert-led workshops and networking. Registration is required. 

Boston Water Lantern Festival 

Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA Today, this unique festival is making a stop in Boston this Saturday at George Lane Beach in Weymouth. Participants can decorate lanterns with messages of hope, goals, healing and remembrance and watch them peacefully along the waterfront.

The Great Mr. Swindles Traveling Peculiarium

Get ready, Southie!  The Swindler is back in town! The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden, the irreverent, outlandish and unpredictable traveling tented entertainment experience that won over Boston audiences last year, is returning to the Seaport District with a new show.  Audiences can look forward to new and unbelievable feats, bizarre comedy and other unexpected surprises on the grounds of Harpoon Brewery. The show will be running Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with shows at 5:30 and 7:30pm.  Tickets are on sale now — Purchase them here! Use the code CTN15 and receive 10% off – expires November 5th.

Fall Fitness Roundup 

As the weather gets colder and the couch starts looking a lot more comfortable, it may be time to switch up your workout routine for the fall season.  Check out our roundup here! 


Bruins face the Predators on Saturday at 7pm. Patriots play the Raiders on Sunday at 4:05pm. Here are 9 Places to Watch the Game! 

What other events are going on around Dot this weekend? Let us know the details by leaving a comment below. 

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