Cape May Halloween Parade & Trick or Treating on the Mall

Linda Ewing, 1st place winner in the 18 & up category at the 2015 Halloween parade.

CAPE MAY – Cape May’s annual Halloween parade is scheduled for Sunday, October 23 beginning at 3 p.m. Prior to the parade, trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall will be held from noon to 2 p.m., which is sponsored by the Washington Street Mall Business Improvement District.

The Parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenter Lane, proceeds down Carpenter Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington St.

Parade registration is free and begins at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Perry Street and the Washington Street Mall. Divisions are as follows: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, 18 and older, Groups and Floats. Prizes will be awarded to all divisions at the conclusion of the parade at the Emlen Physick Estate.

The Grand Marshals for the parade are Cape May City Mayor Dr. Edward J. Mahaney, Jr., Deputy Mayor Beatrice Gauvry-Pessagno and Council members Terri L. Swain, Roger Furlin and Shaine P. Meier.

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

The parade is sponsored by the City of Cape May, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

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