by Jennifer Sammons
Here are our top picks for fun, local family events and activities this week and on the weekend (October 21-27, 2013). Just click on each event for more details. And be sure to check out full calendar at BostonParentsPaper.com for additional events.
Very Not Scary Halloween Parade & Party
Join Boston Parents Paper at Linden Square for a Halloween parade, storytelling, face painting and more not-so-spooky fun!
Great Pumpkin Float
Bring a jack-'o-lantern and wear your costume to this annual Dorchester event where hundreds of lit pumpkins are floated down the river.
Karen K and the Jitterbugs
Karen and her band play catchy, carefree tunes. Dress up in your costume for this Halloween-themed show./p>
Mad Scientist Halloween Romp
Mad Scientist magic shows, creepy creatures and hands-on experiments await at the Children's Museum in Easton.
Celebrate the sights, sounds and spirit of the Indian Festival of Lights at the Boston Children's Museum.