30+ Free Halloween Events and Parades in New Jersey for Kids

Jenkinson's Boo at the Boardwalk offers some admission-free fun. Photo courtesy of Jenkinson's
Jenkinson's Boo at the Boardwalk offers some admission-free fun. Photo courtesy of Jenkinson's

There are no tricks here, instead, we've got a special treat: More than 30 FREE Halloween events and parades in New Jersey. The weeks leading up to Halloween are full of festivals, costume parades, and plenty more opportunities for ghosts and goblins to dress up and score some scary-good treats.

Read on for our top picks, and be sure to bookmark our Halloween Fun Guide for even more seasonal fun. From pumpkin picking and corn mazes to harvest festivals and Halloween train rides, we've got you covered with fun things to do during this spooky season. Happy Halloween, New Jersey!

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Perry Street and Carpenter Lane

6th Street & Asbury Avenue

Belmar Borough Hall

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Montville Community Park Amphitheater

Downtown Morristown
Go, Groundhogs, Go!
Cedar Grove Public Library - 3:30 PM Pick
Scavenger Hunt February: Love is in the Air
Frelinghuysen Arboretum - 8:00 AM
There & Back: The Journey to Vietnam and Home
New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Memorial Foundation - 10:00 AM
Barnes & Noble Storytime in Springfield
Barnes & Noble Springfield - 11:00 AM
Escape Room Adventure at American Dream
The Escape Game New Jersey at American Dream - various times
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