The popular Ragamuffin Parade in Hoboken features local live music, floats, lots of great costumes, and much more. Photo courtesy of the event
The popular Ragamuffin Parade in Hoboken features local live music, floats, lots of great costumes, and much more. Photo courtesy of the event

25+ Free Halloween Events and Parades for NJ Kids

No tricks here—just a list of more than 25 FREE Halloween events happening all around New Jersey. The weeks leading up to your kids' favorite holiday are full of festivals, parades, and plenty of opportunities for them to dress up and score some scary-good treats.

Read on for our top picks, and be sure to check out our Fall 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.

Happy Halloween, New Jersey!


Psycho Trail
311 Harrison Ave
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Downtown Cranford
Cranford, NJ 07016

Village Green
356 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901

45th to 40th St. & Landis Ave.
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Westfield Train Station
South Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090

Historic Smithville Village
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville , NJ 08205

Perry Street and Carpenter Lane
Cape May, NJ

Marty's Place Senior Dog Sanctuary
118 Route 526
Upper Freehold , NJ 08501

6th Street & Asbury Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08223

iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
474 Upper Mountain Ave.
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Cape May County Zoo
707 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Historic Smithville Village
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ 08205

Veteran's Memorial Park
Continental Ave
River Edge, NJ 07646

Olde New Jersey Avenue betwen 2nd and Walnut Ave
North Wildwood, NJ

Brookdale Park Dog Park
Grove Street
Montclair, NJ

Scotch Plains Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

various Union locations
Union, NJ 07033

Bernardsville Train Station
Route 202 & Depot Sq Lot 1
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332

Toms River Shopping Centre
corner of Rt. 37 & Rt. 166 (Main St.)
Tom's River, NJ 08753

Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204

New Glassboro Town Square
220 Rowan Boulevard
Glassboro , NJ

Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Downtown Somerville
Main Street and Division Street
Somerville, NJ 08876

Downtown Morristown
Morristown, NJ 07960

Montville Community Park Amphitheater
Montville, NJ 07045
Giant Corn Maze Adventures
Alstede Farms - 9:00 AM Pick
Swallow Hill Farm Alpaca Open House
Swallow Hill Farm - 10:00 AM Pick
Movie Night at the Farm
Snyder's Farm - 5:30 PM Pick
Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival
Tymor Park - various times Pick
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