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Great Pumpkin Float


Date: 10/26/2013

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States 02124


Good for: Family

Price: FREE

This is the twelfth year of a Dorchester tradition when hundreds of costumed children and their ... Read More >>

This is the twelfth year of a Dorchester tradition when hundreds of costumed children and their families, as well as enthusiastic individuals, will participate in the floating parade of illuminated jack-o-lanterns down Davenport Creek to the Neponset River.  

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., participants can bring a 6-8 inch hollow pumpkin that has been carved at home to the Hallet Street entrance to the park to be mounted on a special individual float.  Each jack-o-lantern will have a candle inserted and lit before being launched en mass in the water.  Floats and candles will be provided.  The result will be a beautiful water parade of spooky pumpkins.  Free hot cocoa and candy treats too. The event is free and no registration is required.  Pumpkins will be collected for composting and floats are recycled for next year’s event making this a green tradition. 

If inclement weather, please call DCR at 617-333-7404 for updates.

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is pleased to sponsor this popular event with the Boston Natural Areas Network.


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