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Let Jersey Family Fun help! We do the hard work so you don’t have to. We know many kids love the joy of marching in a neighborhood Halloween parade around their community. Kids march in Halloween costumes. Floats toss candy and treats. What’s not to love? We get it and over the past few years we’ve seen more and more New Jersey towns add a Halloween parade to their local Halloween events.

Last year, just like we did with New Jersey Trunk or Treats we decided to make it easier than ever to help our readers find Halloween Parades in their New Jersey communities, by listing them all in one place.

We know this is a unique year. In my heart, I believe that towns across New Jersey really want to have their annual Halloween parades. Their biggest concern is can they keep YOU and your kids safe and still pull off the parade. Do they put in all the hours to organize it and risk state mandates coming down that parades are cancelled?

Town by town, conversations are going on about whether or not to have the parades and if they have them can they do it safely. We’ll go through all of our listing multiple times between now and Halloween to monitor the status of Halloween parades. The work parade organizers are doing is not easy. Please be patient with them. If your parade has been cancelled or is suddenly cancelled on short notice, understand the decision was not done lightly and may have been completely out of their hands.

If it turns out your Halloween parade is cancelled and there is not one local to you, check out our guide of ways to make sure Halloween doesn’t suck for kids to find alternate Halloween activities you can do with your kids.

Below you’ll find our listing of New Jersey Halloween Parades organized by region. For each one we’ll tell you the name of the parade and the date and its current status. We encourage you to click the link for each parade event to find out more details such as the address, if registration is required for participants, and if there’s an alternate date in the event of rain. Keep in mind too, that some Halloween parades may have special requirements to participate. 

Jersey Family Fun guide to halloween parades in New Jersey

5 Tips for having a great time at a Halloween Parade

  • Arrive early for the best seating to watch the parade.
  • Dress your kids in glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces if the parade is at night. (Link is an amazon affiliatle link.)
  • If your kids are marching in the parade dress up their shoes to match their costumes.
  • If your kids are watching the parade bring healthy snacks to balance out the treats that will be available.
  • Bring something comfortable to sit on while watching.

BONUS TIP: Bring a bucket to catch Halloween candy being tossed from Halloween Parade floats.

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Halloween Parades in New Jersey

We will be updating this list OFTEN for Halloween 2021. 

North Jersey Halloween Parades

These Halloween parades are happening in Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Passaic County, Morris County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, and Warren County.

Bergen County Halloween Parades

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Confirmed for 2021

As of October 23, 2021, there were no details for these Bergen County Halloween Parades. We believe they are canceled.

Canceled for 2021

ESSEX County Halloween Parades

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Confirmed for 2021

As of October 11, 2021, there were no details for this Bergen County Halloween Parade. We believe it to be canceled.

HUDSON County Halloween Parades

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These Hudson County Halloween Parades have been confirmed for 2021.

As of October 23, 2021, there were no details for these Hudson County Halloween Parades.

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MORRIS County Halloween Parades

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Confirmed for 2021

These Morris County Halloween Parades have been canceled for 2021.

PASSAIC County Halloween Parades

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SUSSEX County Halloween Parades

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These Sussex County Halloween Parades have been confirmed for 2021.

Canceled for 2021

UNION County Halloween Parades

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These Union County Halloween Parades are confirmed for 2021.

We believe these Halloween Parades to be canceled for 2021.

WARREN County Halloween Parades

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These Warren County Halloween Parades are confirmed for 2021.

As of October 23, 2021, no details have been publicized about this Warren County Halloween Parade. We believe it has been canceled.

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Halloween parades in Central New Jersey

These Halloween parades are happening in Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County and Somerset County.

HUNTERDON County Halloween Parades

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These Halloween parades in Hunterdon County, NJ have been confirmed.

As of October 23, 2021, there are no publicized details about these Hunterdon County Halloween Parades. We believe they are canceled.

MERCER County Halloween Parades

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These Halloween parades in Mercer County have been confirmed for 2021.

As of October 23, 2021, there have been no details released about this Mercer County Halloween parade. We believe it to be canceled.

MIDDLESEX County Halloween Parades

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These Halloween parades in Middlesex County have been confirmed for 2021.

We believe these Middlesex County Halloween Parades to be canceled for 2021.

There are over 20 Halloween Parades in New Jersey

MONMOUTH County Halloween Parades

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These Monmouth County, NJ Halloween parades have been confirmed for 2021.

As of October 23, 2021, there are no publicized details for these Halloween parades. We do not believe they are returning for 2021.

These Halloween parades in Monmouth County, NJ have been canceled.

SOMERSET County Halloween Parades

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These Halloween Parades in Somerset County have been confirmed for 2021.

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Halloween Parades in South Jersey

These Halloween parades are happening in Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Ocean County, and Salem County.

ATLANTIC County Halloween Parades

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These Atlantic County NJ Halloween parades have been confirmed for 2021.

We believe these Halloween parades to be canceled at there is no 2021 information for them.

BURLINGTON County Halloween Parades

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These Halloween parades in Burlington County, NJ have been confirmed for 2021.

The following Burlington County NJ Halloween parades have been canceled for 2021.

CAMDEN County Halloween Parades

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The following Camden County Halloween parades have been confirmed for 2021.

CAPE MAY County Halloween Parades

Click the event titles to see our event listing. We’re happy to report that all of Cape May County, NJ’s Halloween parades are back for 2021.

New Jersey has over 20 Halloween parades this year

CUMBERLAND County Halloween Parades

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GLOUCESTER County Halloween Parades

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OCEAN County Halloween Parades

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These Ocean County, NJ Halloween parades have been confirmed for 2021.

As of October 23, 2021 there are no details for this Ocean County Halloween Parade.

SALEM County Halloween Parades

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New Jersey Halloween Parades

Need more ideas for a spooktacular New Jersey Halloween?

Let us help you have a great New Jersey Halloween with Amazing New Jersey Halloween Activities to Try This Year.

Our Spooktacular Guide to New Jersey Halloween Family Fun With Your Kids includes

  • New Jersey Trick or Treat Times,
  • Cheap and Free Events for Kids in New Jersey,
  • New Jersey Halloween Attractions,
  • New Jersey Haunted Houses & Halloween Displays,
  • New Jersey Scarecrow Trails,
  • New Jersey Pumpkin Patches,
  • New Jersey Trunk or Treats
  • and Where Kids Can Eat Free on Halloween.

Click over to Amazing New Jersey Halloween Activities to Try This Year

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