25+ Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Halloween in New Jersey


It’s getting a little spooky in New Jersey! Whether you’re participating in Downtown Trick or Treat events, visiting the Haunted Seaport in Tuckerton, or hanging at the Boo on the Boardwalk at Jenkinson’s, your little witches, ninjas, and pirates will have a blast this Halloween. Be sure to bookmark this post to check back at the events as the holiday creeps closer.

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are spooky and safe Halloween activities around New Jersey:

Halloween Parades:

October 18: Halloween Parade & Dance Party in Sea Isle City
October 19: Costume Pet Parade in Smithville
October 20: Cape May Halloween Parade
October 24: Ocean City Halloween Parade 
October 26: Halloween Parade & Monster Mash in River Edge
October 27: Point Pleasant Halloween Parade 
October 27: Belmar Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
October 30: Toms River Fire Company 81st Halloween Parade
October 31: Halloween Parade & Costume Contest in Fanwood


Downtown trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating:

October 19: Downtown Hammonton Annual Trick or Treat
October 19-20, 26-27: Boo at the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant
October 26: North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Block Party in North Wildwood
October 25-27: Trick or Treat Weekend at Storybook Land in Egg Harbor Township
October 26: Annual Big Halloween Trunk or Treat or Treat in Vauxhall
October 26: Downtown Trick or Treating and Scarecrow Contest in New Providence
October 26: Downtown Bernardsville Truck or Treat
October 31: Downtown Summit Trick or Treating
October 31: Downtown Morristown Trick or Treating 
October 31: Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate in Cape May
October 31: Fall Festival Trunk or Treat in Glassboro

More spooky Halloween events: 

October 16: Howell-o-Ween Spooktacular in Howell
October 17-20: Haunted Seaport at The Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton
October 18: Haunted Hayrides & Haunted Village at Allaire
October 18-19, 25-27: Brite Nites Pumpkin Displays in Warren
October 19-21, 26-28: House of Horrors and Haunted Hayride in Holmdel
October 19-20, 26-27: AddamsFest in Westfield
October 24: Halloween at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst
October 25: Halloween Hootenanny at Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill
October 26-27: Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns in Secaucus
October 26: Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Contest in Montclair
October 26: Monster Bash & Zombie Walk in Smithville
October 26: Boo at the Zoo in Cape May
October 26: Halloween Spooktacular Saturday in Vauxhall
October 26: Frenchtown Zombie Crawl and Scavenger Hunt in Frenchtown
October 27: Pumpkin Patch Day at Liberty Hall Museum in Union
October 27: HalloWheaton in Millville
October 31: Halloween Family Bash in Jersey City


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Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.