Harvard Square's 44th annual Oktoberfest will feature Live Music, Dance, and Street Performers, Family-friendly Activities, Sidewalk Sales, Arts and Craft Vendors, Vintage Goods, Free Goodies, and Food from all over the world!
The ritual of the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade began in 1984
Join yout neighbors in this yearly ritual as approximately 4,000 people arrive at Jamaica Pond at sunset with their lanterns; many children arriving in full Halloween costume as well. The parade proceeds around the pond, bringing a trail of bouncing lights into the darkness that can be seen from all directions.
In preparation for the Lantern Parade, Spontaneous Celebrations and community members host lantern making workshops in which youth and adults of all ages create beautiful handmade lanterns from recycled soda bottles decorated with colorful tissue paper. Stay tuned for where to pick up supplies.