Bring The Kids To The Family-Friendly Fall Pumpkin Float

Boston will host a lot of scary events throughout the month of October, but you can count on the city's Parks and Recreation Department to present a few family-friendly gatherings.

One of the city's most beloved Halloween events is the Annual Fall Pumpkin Float at the Boston Common Frog Pond.

Each year, guests bring their own carved pumpkins which are illuminated and set afloat on the pond. Expect to see hundreds of shining jack-o'-lanterns bobbing by throughout the evening.

Keep in mind, your carved and decorated jack-o’-lanterns must be 8” in diameter or smaller. They must also be hollowed out or they will not float. 

After the event all pumpkins will be composted by The Trustees of Reservations.

The 6th annual festivities will take place Friday, October 18, from 5 - 8 p.m. Parks and Rec have also arranged for music, refreshments, and several festive family activities to accompany the main event.

There will also be a display of larger, more expertly-carved pumpkins created by local businesses, teams, organizations and colleges.

Halloween costumes are encouraged, so dress up the entire family, carve your masterpiece, and head to the Frog Pond for a one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration!