The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced the Fall Pumpkin Festival will be coming to the Boston Common Frog Pond Sunday Oct. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The festival will be free a feature hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns to be floated on the water as well as ParkSCIENCE activities.
According to the city, attendees are asked to bring 8-inch or smaller carved pumpkins that will be lit and floated onto the Frog Pond. Participants will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pumpkin and children can light luminaries to line the edge of the Frog Pond.
The family-friendly event will feature "a Halloween Parade led by Frog Pond Freddie, a ghoulish Halloween puppet show by Rosalita’s Puppets, a dazzling magic show by Kayla Drescher Magic, and a giant bubble show by “Bubble Man” Jim Dichter," according to the city.
ParkSCIENCE's program will include the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Plantmobile, Boston’s Best Bee Company and the ART+BIO Collaborative.