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Salem Common Neighborhood Association invites families to the Common for an afternoon of fun for the whole family!
There's nothing like October in Salem and the SCNA is thrilled to host two weekends of our annual Kids Carnival on the Common including rides, face painting, and family fun! There is no admission fee to enter the carnival. Tickets for rides are $3/ticket or $15 for an unlimited daily wristband. Each ride costs 1 ticket.
Location: Salem Common
Professor Wunder's Magic Show is a kid friendly exploration of Magic!
Come to the Gallows Hill: Museum and Theater for a kid-friendly magic show that is gauranteed to make your kids laugh and have fun.  Professor Wunder is a friendly wizard whose show is an exploration of magic, wizardry and Halloween!
Location: Gallows Hill: Museum and Theater
Come to the Biz Baz Fair to shop for things uniquely Salem and enjoy the anticip
Come to Downtown Salem to enjoy outdoor shopping on a crisp early fall weekend.  Shop for uniquely Salem items at over 100 vendor booths on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, Hawthorne Boulevard and surrounding areas. Entertainers, street performers and live music performances all add to the festive atmosphere.  Wear a costume or come to just feel the anticipation of Halloween in the air! Hosted by the Salem Chamber of Commerce.
Location: Downtown Salem
Haunted Happenings kicks off a month of spooktacular fun with the Grand Parade!
Come join or watch this Salem tradition to kick off Haunted Happenings that is filled with pageantry, music, and the enthusiasm of thousands of Salem’s students from kindergarten to college. This year’s theme is "Movie Monsters". Parade begins at Shetland Park and ends at Salem Common.
Location: Downtown Salem, Shetland Park, Salem Common
Salem Food Truck Festival Haunted Happenings Salem MA
The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, Ma. The event will feature 25 food trucks, live music and family fun. With a range from grilled cheese to whoopie pies, there is sure to be something for everyone! Save the date and save your appetites for one of the area’s biggest food truck events!
Location: Salem Common
Join the artists on Artists’ Row for Salem Mayor's Night Out and a free fun activity: Tap into your creative spirit one of several Halloween inspired works of art such as, miniature witch brooms, pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, vampires or Frankensteins from the materials provided! Keep what you make and be creative using paints, scrap wood, branches and more!
Location: Artists' Row
Come to the Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead for the annual pumpkin illuminati
The Annual Marblehead Museum Pumpkin Illumination in collaboration with the Marblehead Family Fund will take place in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion Gardens. All carved, painted and decorated pumpkins welcome. Judging by town “celebrity” judges for categories with prizes. All the town goblins and ghouls will want to stop by to take a peek at these wild creations during the town-wide Trick or Treat. Musical entertainment provided by Rick Goldin. 
Location: Jeremiah Lee Mansion
Join a pumpkin decorating workshop in Marblehead at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion!
The annual Pumpkin Decorating Workshop is back.  Bring your child to create their own pumpkin goblin or ghoul.  This popular program sells out every year. This workshop is held upstairs at the Museum Galleries 170 Washington Street with the backdrop of the J.O.J. Frost Folk Art Gallery. Hosted by the Marblehead Family Fund and the The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society
Location: The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society
Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford
Grab your favorite costume and join us at Boo at the Zoo for spooktacular fun for the whole family. There’s enough thrills and chills for all ages at Boo at the Zoo! Climb aboard a spoooooky train ride, stroll down the Trick or Treat trail and take a spin on our wild carousel. Plus, enjoy Halloween themed activities and animal encounters along the way!
Location: Buttonwood Park Zoo
Trick or treat in Downtown Beverly. Just look for this sign in storefronts!
Beverly Main Streets invites kids and families to Downtown Beverly for the Annual Downtown Trick or Treat event! It's a safe and fun way for little ones to put on their costumes and come out for this Halloween tradition! Stop in at businesses on Cabot and Rantoul Streets that have the orange Halloween flyer displayed in their windows and receive a fun treat.
Location: Downtown Beverly