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

Ultimate Halloween Guide for NJ Kids: Parades, Pumpkins, Parties

Halloween is way too spooktacular for just one day of celebrating! The weeks leading up to the big day are loaded with costume parades, trunk or treats, pumpkin displays, and plenty of FREE Halloween happenings, and we created an Ultimate Halloween Guide to highlight our favorites.

Whether your kids want to visit a haunted house, take a Halloween train ride, pick some pumpkins, trick-or-treat at the zoo, or parade through downtown streets dressed as their favorite superheroes, we’ve rounded up a monstrous list of ways to celebrate.

So get your ghosts and goblins ready, fuel up on candy corn, and don’t forget to brush! Look to our Halloween Guide for even more frightening fun, and check out our Fall Fun Guide for seasonal activities beyond October 31. 


Mainstage Center for the Arts
27 South Black Horse Pike
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462

Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Hwy
Woodstown, NJ 08098

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

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

Meadowlands Expo Center
355 Plaza Dr.
Secaucus, NJ 07094

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

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

various Union locations
Union, NJ 07033

Brookdale Park Dog Park
Grove Street
Montclair, NJ

Leonardo State Marina
102 Concord Ave
Leonardo, NJ 07732

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

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

Historic Smithville Village
615 E Moss Mill Road
Smithville, NJ 08205

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

Montville Community Park Amphitheater
Montville, NJ 07045

The Eclectic Chic Boutique
547 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Downtown Somerville
Main Street and Division Street
Somerville, NJ 08876

Downtown Morristown
Morristown, NJ 07960

New Glassboro Town Square
220 Rowan Boulevard
Glassboro , NJ

Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Echo Lake Park
151 Mill Lane
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Red Mill Museum Village
56 Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809

Wagner Farm Arboretum
197 Mountain Avenue
Warren, NJ 07059

Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Insectropolis
1761 Rt. 9
Toms River, NJ 08755

Allaire Village
4263 Atlanitc Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

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

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Bergen County Zoo
216 Forest Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652

Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960

Miller-Cory House
614 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090

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

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052

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

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527

Field Station: Dinosaurs
40 Fort Lee Road Overpeck Park
Leonia, NJ 07605

Diggerland
100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

iPlay America's Event Center
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

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

Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234