Brilliant & Epic Halloween Parades in New Jersey

Posted on: September 13th, 2020 by

Searching for a New Jersey Halloween Parades near me? 

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 2020. Anything that looks like this is cancelled for 2020.

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

  • RIVER EDGE HALLOWEEN PARADE AND MONSTER MASHOctober 26, 2019. For more information on the RIVER EDGE HALLOWEEN PARADE AND MONSTER MASH event click on this event listing.
  • RAGAMUFFIN PARADE IN MOONACHIE – October 26 2019. For more information on the RAGAMUFFIN PARADE IN MOONACHIE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • HILLSDALE HALLOWEEN PARADE October 24, 2020.  For more information on the HILLSDALE HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • OAKLAND HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TRUNK– October 26, 2019.  For more information on the OAKLAND HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TRUNK event click on this event listing. As of 9/15/20 the organizers have submitted a plan for a Halloween parade and other fall events and are awaiting approval. We hope to have an update by October 13, 2020.
  • LEONIA HALLOWEEN PARADEOctober 26, 2019.  For more information on the LEONIA HALLOWEEN PARADE  event click on this event listing.
  • CLOSTER HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST– October 25, 2020.  For more information on the CLOSTER HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST event click on this event listing.
  • GLEN ROCK HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRUNK OR TREATOctober 27, 2019.  For more information on the GLEN ROCK HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRUNK OR TREAT event click on this event listing.
  • TENAFLY HALLOWEEN PARADE WITH CELEBRATION– October 26, 2019.  For more information on the TENAFLY HALLOWEEN PARADE WITH CELEBRATION  event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • LYNDHURST HALLOWEEN PARADE– October 26, 2019.  For more information on the LYNDHURST HALLOWEEN PARADE  event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • NORTH ARLINGTON HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRUNK OR TREATOctober 31, 2019.  For more information on the NORTH ARLINGTON HALLOWEEN PARADE  AND TRUNK OR TREAT event click on this event listing.
  • OLD TAPPAN RAGAMUFFIN HALLOWEEN PARADEOctober 26, 2019.  For more information on the OLD TAPPAN RAGAMUFFIN HALLOWEEN PARADE  event click on this event listing.

ESSEX County Halloween Parades

  • CALDWELL HALLOWEEN PARADE– October 26, 2019.  For more information on the CALDWELL HALLOWEEN PARADE  event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • MAPLEWOOD HALLOWEEN PARADE– October 31, 2019.  For more information on the MAPLEWOOD HALLOWEEN PARADE  event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.

HUDSON County Halloween Parades

  • KEARNY HALLOWEEN PARADEOctober 27, 2019.  For more information on the KEARNY HALLOWEEN PARADE  event click on this event listing.
  • NORTH BERGEN HALLOWEEN PARADEOctober 31, 2019. For more information on the NORTH BERGEN HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
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MORRIS County Halloween Parades

  • LONG HILL HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 18, 2020.  For more information on the LONG HILL HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • LINCOLN PARK HALLOWEEN PARADE AND PARTY – October 25, 2019.  For more information on the LINCOLN PARK HALLOWEEN PARADE AND PARTY event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • MORRIS PLAINS HALLOWEEN PARADE October 31, 2019.  For more information on the MORRIS PLAINS HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • DOVER TRUNK OR TREAT AND HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 26, 2019.  For more information on the DOVER TRUNK OR TREAT AND HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet. The Mayor has had a conference call with Governor Phil Murphy and is still waiting for a response. We hope to have an update by October 5, 2020.

PASSAIC County Halloween Parades

  • WOODLAND PARK HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 24, 2020. For more information on the WOODLAND PARK HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • HAWTHORNE HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 30, 2020. For more information on the HAWTHORNE HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • CLIFTON HALLOWEEN PARADE, COSTUME CONTEST AND HARVEST FEST – October 27, 2019. For more information on the CLIFTON HALLOWEEN PARADE, COSTUME CONTEST AND HARVEST FEST event click on this event listing.

SUSSEX County Halloween Parades

  • HOPATCONG HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST – October 11, 2020.  For more information on the HOPATCONG HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST event click on this event listing.
  • STANHOPE HALLOWEEN PARADE  – October 24, 2020.  For more information on the STANHOPE HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • NEWTON HALLOWEEN PARADE  – October 31, 2020.  For more information on the NEWTON HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.

UNION County Halloween Parades

  • FANWOOD HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST  October 31, 2019.  For more information on the FANWOOD HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST event click on this event listing.
  • LINDEN HALLOWEEN PARADE  October 27, 2019.  For more information on the LINDEN HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. Watch past parades on LindenTV Channel 36/42 starting at 8 am.
  • SUMMIT HALLOWEEN PARADE  – October 24, 2020.  For more information on the SUMMIT HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • RAHWAY HALLOWEEN PARADE AND MONSTER MASH – October 31, 2019.  For more information on the RAHWAY HALLOWEEN PARADE AND MONSTER MASH  event click on this event listing.
  • CRANFORD HALLOWEEN PARADE  – October 27, 2019.  For more information on the CRANFORD HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet. Organizers we will be meeting with Township Officials to discuss. Stay tuned!

WARREN County Halloween Parades

  • EASTON-PHILLIPSBURG HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 27, 2019.  For more information on the EASTON-PHILLIPSBURG HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • BLAIRSTOWN HALLOWEEN PARADE October 31, 2019.  For more information on the BLAIRSTOWN HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • BELVIDERE HALLOWEEN PARADE October 23, 2019.  For more information on the BELVIDERE HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • GREENWICH TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN PARADE October 18, 2019.  For more information on the GREENWICH TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • HALLOWEEN PARADE IN DOWNTOWN HACKETTSTOWN – October 26, 2019.  For more information on the HALLOWEEN PARADE IN DOWNTOWN HACKETTSTOWN event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
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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

  • CALIFON HALLOWEEN PARADEOctober 31, 2019.  For more information on the CALIFON HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • LAMBERTVILLE HALLOWEEN PARADE– October 27, 2019.  For more information on the LAMBERTVILLE HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • HAMPTON HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TREATING – October 31, 2020.  For more information on the HAMPTON HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TREATING event click on this event listing.
  • FLEMINGTON HALLOWEEN PARADE– October 31, 2020.  For more information on the FLEMINGTON HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • MILFORD HALLOWEEN PARADE– October 27, 2019.  For more information on the MILFORD HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.

MERCER County Halloween Parades

  • PRINCETON HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN PARADEOctober 25, 2019.  For more information on the PRINCETON HOMETOWN HALLOWEEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • HOPEWELL HALLOWEEN PARADEOctober 27, 2019.  For more information on the HOPEWELL HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.

MIDDLESEX County Halloween Parades

  • SAYREVILLE HALLOWEEN PARADE WITH TRICK OR TREAT TRUNK – October 25, 2019.  For more information on the SAYREVILLE HALLOWEEN PARADE WITH TRICK OR TREAT TRUNK event click on this event listing. All recreation activities are cancelled until further notice!.
There are over 20 Halloween Parades in New Jersey

MONMOUTH County Halloween Parades

  • RED BANK HALLOWEEN PARADE– October 20, 2019. For more information on the RED BANK HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • BRADLEY BEACH HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 30, 2019. For more information on the BRADLEY BEACH HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. Yes, the 2020 parade will happen but a date has not been announced yet.
  • ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HALLOWEEN PARADE– October 24, 2020. For more information on the ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • HIGHLANDS ZOMBIE PARADE – October 19, 2019. For more information on the HIGHLANDS ZOMBIE PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • MARLBORO HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRUNK OR TREAT– October 27, 2019. For more information on the MARLBORO HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRUNK OR TREAT event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • OCEAN GROVE HALLOWEEN PARADE FOR PETS AND KIDS October 26, 2019. For more information on the OCEAN GROVE HALLOWEEN PARADE FOR PETS AND KIDS event click on this event listing.
  • LITTLE SILVER HALLOWEEN PARADEOctober 20, 2019. For more information on the LITTLE SILVER HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • ALLENHURST HALLOWEEN PARADEOctober 19, 2019. For more information on the ALLENHURST HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • KEYPORT HALLOWEEN PARADE– October 26, 2019. For more information on the KEYPORT HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.

SOMERSET County Halloween Parades

  • HALLOWEEN PARADE IN NORTH PLAINFIELD October 25, 2020.  For more information on the HALLOWEEN PARADE IN NORTH PLAINFIELD event click on this event listing.
  • PEAPACK-GLADSTONE HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 27, 2019.  For more information on the PEAPACK-GLADSTONE HALLOWEEN PARADE  event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • SOMERSET HALLOWEEN ON HAMILTON WITH PARADE AND TRUNK OR TREAT – October 26, 2019.  For more information on the SOMERSET HALLOWEEN ON HAMILTON WITH PARADE AND TRUNK OR TREAT  event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • HILLSBOROUGH HOWL-O-WEEN WITH PARADE – October 26, 2019.  For more information on the HILLSBOROUGH HOWL-O-WEEN WITH PARADE  event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet. As of 9/12/2020, they are working to finalize details and plan to release information within the next 1-2 weeks!
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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

  • EGG HARBOR CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE – Friday, October 30, 2020.  For more information on the EGG HARBOR CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • KIWANIS HALLOWEEN PARADE IN DOWNTOWN HAMMONTON October 23, 2019.  For more information on the KIWANIS HALLOWEEN PARADE IN DOWNTOWN HAMMONTON event click on this event listing.
  • MAYS LANDING HALLOWEEN PARADE October 30, 2019.  For more information on the MAYS LANDING HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • ABSECON HALLOWEEN PARADE AND FESTIVITIES IN THE PARK – October 20, 2019.  For more information on the ABSECON HALLOWEEN PARADE AND FESTIVITIES IN THE PARK event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.

BURLINGTON County Halloween Parades

  • BORDENTOWN HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 27, 2019.  For more information on the BORDENTOWN HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • PALMYRA HALLOWEEN PARADE October 30, 2019.  For more information on the PALMYRA HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • MAPLE SHADE HALLOWEEN PARADE October 31, 2020.  For more information on the MAPLE SHADE HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • MEDFORD HALLOWEEN PARADE October 26, 2019.  For more information on the MEDFORD HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • MOORESTOWN PUMPKIN PARTY AT PERKINS CENTER – October 25, 2019.  For more information on the MOORESTOWN PUMPKIN PARTY AT PERKINS CENTER event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.

CAMDEN County Halloween Parades

  • HADDON TOWNSHIP WESTMONT LIONS HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 30, 2019.  For more information on the WESTMONT LIONS HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • AUDUBON HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 30, 2019.  For more information on the AUDUBON HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • MAGNOLIA HALLOWEEN PARADE AND PARTY October 26, 2019.  For more information on the MAGNOLIA HALLOWEEN PARADE AND PARTY event click on this event listing.
  • STRATFORD HALLOWEEN PARADE October 24, 2020.  For more information on the STRATFORD HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.

CAPE MAY County Halloween Parades

  • SEA ISLE CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE AND DANCE PARTY – October 18, 2019. For more information on the SEA ISLE CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE AND DANCE PARTY event click on this event listing.
  • OCEAN CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 24, 2019.  For more information on the OCEAN CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • CAPE MAY HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TREAT AT WASHINGTON MALL – October 20, 2019.  For more information on the CAPE MAY HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TREAT AT WASHINGTON MALL event click on this event listing.
  • MIDDLE TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 28, 2020.  For more information on the MIDDLE TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
New Jersey has over 20 Halloween parades this year

CUMBERLAND County Halloween Parades

  • GREENWICH-STOW CREEK HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 31, 2019. For more information on the GREENWICH-STOW CREEK HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet. As of 9/12/2020 the township does not have a decision regarding the Halloween parade.

GLOUCESTER County Halloween Parades

  • HARRISON TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 26, 2019. For more information on the HARRISON TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.
  • FALL FESTIVAL AND HALLOWEEN PARADE IN MONROE TOWNSHIP – October 19, 2019. For more information on the FALL FESTIVAL AND HALLOWEEN PRADE IN MONROE TOWNSHIP event click on this event listing.
  • PITMAN HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 31, 2019. For more information on the PITMAN HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing. No 2020 information has been announced yet.

OCEAN County Halloween Parades

  • POINT PLEASANT HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 27, 2019. For more information on the POINT PLEASANT HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • BAY HEAD HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST – October 31, 2020. For more information on the BAY HEAD HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST event click on this event listing.
  • LAKEHURST HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 24, 2020. For more information on the LAKEHURST HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
  • TOMS RIVER HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 31, 2019. For more information on the TOMS RIVER HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.

SALEM County Halloween Parades

  • ALLOWAY TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN PARADE – October 26, 2019. For more information on the ALLOWAY TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN PARADE event click on this event listing.
New Jersey Halloween Parades

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  • Cheap and Free Events for Kids in New Jersey,
  • New Jersey Halloween Attractions,
  • New Jersey Haunted Houses & Halloween Displays,
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  • New Jersey Pumpkin Patches,
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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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