Cape May Halloween Parade Returns on Oct. 23

Header photo from last year’s Halloween parade. Miss Linda, the mastermind behind many of the city’s Halloween parades, dressed as the “Bride of Frankenstein” while she pushed her wheelchair-bound husband in the parade.

Cape May’s Annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2022, beginning at 3 PM. The parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenters Lane, proceeds down Carpenters Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington Street.

Parade registration is free and begins at 1:30 PM on the corner of Perry Street and the Washington Street Mall. Judging takes place at 2 PM. Divisions are as follows:

  • DIVISION A – 3 and Under
  • DIVISION B – Ages 4 – 6
  • DIVISION C – Ages 7 – 9
  • DIVISON D – Ages 10 -12
  • DIVISION E – Ages 13 – 17
  • DIVISION F – 18 and Older
  • DIVISION G – Groups
  • DIVISION H – Floats

Prizes will be awarded to all divisions at the conclusion of the parade at the Emlen Physick Estate. The public is encouraged to participate by registering their children in costumes for judging or entering their own creations including antique autos or decorated golf carts.

The Grand Marshal for the parade is Miss Linda, last year’s first recipient of the Linda Ewing Halloween Achievement Award.

Pre-registration is available at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach venue, or download the registration form by visiting