New Jersey Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. We’ve located holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in New Jersey.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2020 Events

Haunted Happenings in Cape May - Cape May, NJ - Oct 9 to Nov 7, 2020
Once again, the grounds of the Physick Estate will be transformed for a spooky Halloween. Scarecrow Alley showcases homemade scarecrows — from the ghoulishly gruesome to the foolishly funny! Enjy murder mystery dinners and fascinating teas where you’ll learn more about the Victorian obsession with the spiritualism and the mysterious. Enjoy an evening trolley tours and spooky house tours as well.

Haunted Seaport - Tuckerton, NJ - Oct 15 to Oct 18, 2020
Visit Tuckerton Seaport, if you dare, for a frightastic adventure known in local lore as Haunted Seaport. Haunted Seaport will take place from 6:00pm until 9:00pm each night (last admission will be at 8pm or earlier dependng on capacity). Pirates and Sea Captains long lost at sea will stroll the Seaport’s boardwalk for a night of screams. Climb aboard a hayride for a ghostly howling good time through the Haunted Woods. Be on the lookout for the Jersey Devil. There will also be a non-scary area full of activities as well.

Bradley Boo & Halloween Parade - Bradley Beach, NJ - Oct 30, 2020
3-5pm, trick or treat at local participating businesses. Head to the firehouse at 5pm to register for the parade, which begins at 6pm, and runs from the firehouse to Riley Park.

Trunk or Treat at the West Orange Farmer’s Market - West Orange, NJ - Oct 31, 2020
The West Orange Farmers Market is having a Trunk or Treat on Halloween from 11am-2pm! It’s free for cars to enter the contest for the grand prize, and it’s free for the kids to come collect candy. Cars will be spaced out appropriately.

Chiller Theatre - Parsippany, NJ - Apr 23 to Apr 25, 2021
Postponed to April 2021.

Toms River Halloween Parade - Toms River, NJ - Oct 31, 2021
Annual event. Parade formation and start is at the Toms River Shopping Centre on the corner of Highland Parkway & Rt. 166 (Main St.).

Past Events

Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run - Wildwood, NJ - Oct 5, 2019
5K Halloween run, Kids Pumpkin 1 mile challenge, first timers 5K and 1 mile family walk.

Halloween Parade & Dance Party - Sea Isle City, NJ - Oct 18, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: The parade features a wide variety of eye-catching costumes, floats, musical entertainment and mascots. Parade Route: 45th Street – JFK Blvd. & Landis Ave. Dance Party Immediately following parade at Excursion Park.

Boo at the Boardwalk - Point Pleasant Beach, NJ - Oct 19 to Oct 27, 2019
Two weekends of fun. Trick or treating, crafts, games and pumpkin patch.

Barktober Halloween Dog Parade - West Orange, NJ - Oct 26, 2019
Free admission. It’s a regular WO Farmer’s Market plus some Halloween fun with your pooch! They will have plenty of festive activities, organizations, vendors, and of course… CANDY! Halloween costumes for all ages (and dogs) are encouraged. In fact, they recommend joining in for the Barktober Dog Parade contest, too!

Medford Halloween Parade - Medford, NJ - Oct 26, 2019
Why has the Medford-Vincentown Rotary put on this fantastic parade year after year? All you need to do is walk down Main Street and see the hundreds of kids all dressed in custom and excitedly waiting for the first float to come by. It’s a magical night that brings the community together and has grown to attract well over 20,000 spectators and participants. With marching bands and cheerleaders, princesses and fireman the Medford-Vincentown Rotary Halloween parade is a family friendly site to see.

Lambertville Halloween Parade - Lambertville, NJ - Oct 27, 2019
One of the oldest Halloween parades in NJ.

Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate - Cape May, NJ - Oct 31, 2019
Some spooky characters are waiting on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. with treats for all the good little boys and ghouls. Trick or Treating is free!

PEX Halloween - Camden, NJ - Nov 1, 2019
Two floors of Halloween fun at the Warehouse on Watts

Ocean Grove Halloween Parade – Ocean Grove, NJ – Oct 28, 2017

Goblins in the Garden – Camden, NJ – Oct 28-29, 2017

Bradley Beach Halloween Parade – Bradley Beach, NJ – October 30, 2017

For more Halloween fun in New Jersey, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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