From fairies, zombies, minions, and more, dressing up is one of the best parts of Halloween.   Get more out of your child’s costume this year by bringing them to one of the many town parades in New Jersey.   Enjoy the Halloween holiday with fun decorated floats, trick or treating opportunities, and costume contests.

Halloween Spooktacular 
Oct 2, 13, 22, & 30
Downtown, Freehold 
A multi-day series of different family events including Window Painting, Haunted Hayride, Jack-O-Lantern Judging, Halloween Costume Judging and Parade. 

Cape May Halloween Parade
Sun, Oct 16
Perry St. to Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ 
The Cape May annual Halloween Parade is one of the highlights of the fall season. The Parade travels down Carpenter's Lane onto Ocean Street and then down Washington Street where it ends at the Emlen Physick Estate where there’ll be a little party for the participants. Register at 1:30pm, Judging starts at 2pm, Parade begins at 3pm, Rotary Park Awards will be given in many different categories, groupings, and age ranges. Be sure to bring a sweets bag for trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall, starting at noon. 

Ocean City Halloween Parade 
Thurs Oct 27 @ 7:15 PM 
Asbury Ave. from 6th - 11th Street Ocean City 

Halloween Hootenanny at Garden State Discovery Museum 
Fri, Oct 28 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100, Cherry Hill
Come into the museum for a happily haunted Halloween! Make your way through each Halloween themed exhibit. You’ll have a chance to do Halloween crafts and show off your best dance moves. Then, come outside for Trunk or Treat! You can trick or treat from the trunks of cars in the museum parking lot. Kick off Halloween early with the Discovery Museum.

Fair Lawn Halloween Costume Parade 
Sat, Oct 29
Memorial Park 
Children and adults are asked to assemble in costume behind the Memorial Pool bathhouse at 10:00 AM. The parade begins at 10:30 AM led by a police car and banjo band and Holiday Celebrations Committee Grand Marshal. The parade continues down the Avenue of Heroes and around Memorial Pool to the main concession stand. All participants receive a full size Halloween treat bag that can be used for trick or treating on Halloween plus treats already inside! Free donuts and cider will be given out and costume prizes will be awarded. In case of rain, event is held inside at Memorial Middle School.

Ocean Grove Halloween Parade 
Sat, Oct 29
Fireman's Park Ocean Grove 
Prizes for best-dressed pets. Parade starts at Noon followed by trick or treating downtown.  

Point Pleasant Boro Halloween Costume & Float Parade 
Sun, Oct 30 1-3 pm 
Bridge Ave Point Pleasant
Down Bridge Avenue to Community Park.  Registrations is required for floats, groups, music acts, pets, individuals so that they can plan a successful parade.

Bradley Beach Halloween Parade 
Sun, Oct 30 @6pm (Rain date Oct 31st)
Riley Park Bradley Beach
Palmyra Halloween Parade
Sun, Oct 30th @ 7 PM.  Prizes for parade categories will be announced at Legion Field following the parade. The staging area is Riverton School at the blacktop and on Howard Street. Line up begins at 6:00pm and the parade starts at 7:00 PM. The parade Route is up Howard, right on Broad Street and down broad to cross over the tracks at Park Avenue and enter Legion Field. Prizes will be given out when everyone reaches legion field. There will be Goodie Bags, entertainment, and Chick-fil-a sandwiches for sale too.  

Toms River Halloween Parade
Sat, Oct 31 @ 7 PM (Rain Date Nov. 1 7 PM)
Toms River Center Main Street and Route 37
From simple masks to full blown articulated fire-breathing floats, Toms River has become the Halloween Capitol of the Universe!

Mall-O-Ween at Monmouth Mall 
Mon, Oct 31 @ 3 pm - 5 pm 
Routes 35 & 36, Eatontown
Lots of Halloween fun for the whole family.