The weather is getting colder, August is ending, and school is starting. That can only mean one thing: fall is coming. As much as we love Summer we should welcome Autumn with open arms. With it comes apple cider, pumpkin pie, and some great events around the Boston area. Here are five to keep an eye out for.
OctoberFest (September 22nd and 28th)
Celebrate Boston’s brewing heritage with two of its most famous breweries. Sam Adams and Harpoon Brewery will each host their own OctoberFest on September 22nd and 28th respectively. The Sam Adams tickets are going for $16.25 while Harpoon’s are $20 and both come with free goodies. The events lasts for most of the day and feature a bevy of beers, games, and performances by both Boston and German bands. It’s the perfect way to kick off the season and enjoy some great Boston beer.
Boston Festival of Indie Games (September 22nd)
If drinking isn’t your thing don’t despair, there’s a great alternative to the Sam Adams festival on the same day. The MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies bring you the Boston Festival of Indie Games! This gallery of gaming is intended to celebrate the various independent gaming developers who work hard to put forth outstanding products despite working with a far smaller budget than that of EA or Blizzard. Talk to the developers, play their games, and watch movies, all for free! This gaming festival has three different locations within Cambridge and spans from 10 am to 10 pm. For more information visit their site.
The Color of Baseball in Boston (October 1st)
With October comes the great tradition of the MLB playoffs. Even if the Red Sox won’t make it this year, you can still celebrate America’s past time and learn about some of the greatest players you’ve never heard of. The Museum of African American History will be hosting an all-day event to honor the black teams and players in Boston before the integration of the sport. There will be a documentary shown throughout the day as well as scheduled talks from sports journalists and historians, as well as guided tours of the museum. All you need to pay for this great event is the admission fee of $5, then you’ll have access to in-depth knowledge of Boston’s baseball history.
The Boston Seafood Festival (October 6th)
If Boston is famous for any culinary category, it has to be seafood. If you’re a fan of chowder, clam bake, or any other dish then you cannot miss out on this event. The best Boston chefs will be demonstrating their skills and teaching you the best ways to make these delicious meals. Join the fun with the Healthy Chowder Competition or the Oyster Shucking Contest and win a prize! Even if you’ve never experienced seafood, it’s a great way to immerse yourself within the Boston culture and try something new!
The Haunted Ghost Ship (October 27th)
When we were children Halloween was one of the greatest days of the year. We got to dress like our favorite super hero, monster, or athlete and run around getting FREE candy. Despite the inevitable cavities and stomach aches it was a wonderful time. Fortunately there’s a way for adults to celebrate the holiday without being chased away from every neighborhood door. The Haunted Ghost Ship is a party on the bay that’s guaranteed to be a change from your usual night at the bars. For only $30 you can drink and dance the night away on one of the nicest boats in the harbor and reminisce of the days when candy was all that was important. Get your tickets now and start planning your costume!