Boston is one festive city, which means that large-scale celebrations are the norm throughout the year. With fall season fast approaching, we put together a short guide to the best Boston autumn festivals to look forward to.

Fenway Festival – Opening Our Doors

October 8th

Check out Boston’s largest day of free arts and culture events with Opening Our Doors. The single-day festival will feature over 80 music and dance performances, as well as art gallery openings, tours of the neighborhood and more.

WGBH Food & Wine Festival

October 11-14th

The Taste of WGBH Food and Wine Festival is the biggest event of its kind in New England, and for four days this fall you can sample its goods. Samplings and demonstrations from local chefs will accompany live music and and an array of global wine tastings.

Boston Book Festival

October 13th

The Boston Book Festival hosts literary-focused events throughout the year, but its main day of readings, special events, writing sessions, and kids activities takes place in the heart of Boston at Copley Square this October.

Boston Christmas Festival

November 2-4th

Christmas season will start a little early at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center this fall with the 32nd annual Boston Christmas Festival. Shop for gifts from nearly 350 artisan pop-up boutiques at this special event.

Boston Jewish Film Festival

November 7-19th

Every year, Boston plays host to a large collection of the best Jewish films and filmmakers in the world for a culturally-specific celebration of the arts. From narrative features to new VR stories, you can see a lot at this favorite annual Boston festival.