2.9 min readBy Published On: October 6th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – October 6th

Although this week may have felt more like August than October, don’t let the cooler temps get you down. There’s plenty to see and do around Dorchester this weekend! 

Food Truck & Music Festival

Head down to Quincy High School this Saturday for entertainment, food trucks, live music, kid-friendly activities and much more from 12pm to 6pm. There are over 20 different food trucks to choose from, including dessert trucks and adult-beverage ones! 

Celebrate National Pizza Month

Move aside, apples! October is National Pizza Month and we’ve got the deets on where to find Dot’s top pies. Don’t forget to cast your vote if you haven’t taken our poll yet.

Kids Portrait Workshop

Children of all ages are invited to the Local Hand this Sunday from 3pm to 5pm for an expressive arts workshop. Kids ages 6-12 will create a self-portrait, while younger children will participate in other craft activities. 

Chic Boutique Crawl

Boston Caribbean Fashion Week invites you to join for a stylish adventure that’s stopping in Dorchester this Saturday. Step into the world of fashion at Eden Natural from 11:30am to 1:30pm to discover the latest trends, get stylist advice and enjoy light bites. 

Get moving!

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) are pleased to announce the 2023 Boston Parks Fall Fitness Series!  The series will offer free weekly classes both virtually and in 18 City of Boston parks through November 4th and offers everything from Zumba to Yoga and more! Get the full details and schedule here!

Harvest Party at the Loring Greenough House 

Come together with neighbors and friends this Sunday from 11am to 3pm for this free pop-up Harvest festival in Jamaica Plain. Stop by for plenty of food, sweet fall treats, beekeeping discussions, cider pressing demonstrations and children’s activities. 

Last Call for Thompson Island and George’s Island

On Saturday or Sunday, take a ferry over to Thompson Island and explore the beach and conservation area. The ferry leaves at 9 am and returns to the mainland at 1pm. Round trip is 10$. Get tickets here! George’s Island is also offering a $5 for their last trip of the season. The ferry departs at 10am and 12pm and returns to Boston at 1:45 and 3:45pm. Get tickets here!

BFD Local 718 Memorial Race

Lace up your running shoes and join the Boston Fire Department and Local 718 on Sunday at 9am for a 5k walk or 10k run. The event helps raise funds to benefit cardiovascular and cancer screenings for the BFD. 

National Pierogi Day

Celebrate by dining in or getting takeout from Cafe Polonia on Dorchester Ave. This cozy spot is known to many from being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, but known to locals as some of the best Polish food around.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is one of many institutions offering free admission and specialized programming on Monday in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The day will start with a Land Acknowledgment at 11:30am and will also feature art-making, storytelling, performances and conversations with local Indigenous artists.

Patriots vs. Saints on Sunday

On Sunday at 1pm, the Patriots face the Saints!  It hasn’t been easy to be a Pats fan this season but at least while you watch, you can have snacks and drinks to make up for your frustrations. Here are 9 Places to Watch the Game! 

What other events are you checking out this weekend? Let us know the details in the comments below. 

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