Events this Week: Oct. 25 – Nov. 1, 2023

Happy Halloween! Some last-minute additions to the Halloween lineup were announced, including a trunk-or-treat in Woodbine and trick-or-treating along the trails at the gorgeous Cape May Point State Park. Find something to do this week with our weekly events guide. Halloween events are highlighted in orange.

Middle Township Halloween Parade 

Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. 

Middle Township’s Halloween parade runs from the Elementary School to the Municipal Hall and lasts about half an hour. Local dance groups will give performances during the parade; come out for a spooky time! 

Lower Township Pumpkin Painting 

Thursday, October 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. 

Lower Township Library, Joseph Millman Room 

Make your very own spooky, crazy, or just plain funny painted-pumpkin! Just in time for Halloween! Supplies will be provided. 

Afternoon Kids’ Activity: Wetlands Touch Tank 

Thursday, October 26 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. 

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St. 

Stop by the library at 4:00 pm for a kids’ interactive activity! Suggested for ages 3-6. 

Cape May Halloween Crafternoon 

Thursday, October 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Cape May Library Children’s Room 

Kids ages 4 and up are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun! 

Ocean City Halloween Parade  

Thursday, October 26 at 7:15 p.m. 

The parade starts on Asbury Ave. from 6th – 11th Street.  Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. For more information call 1-800-813-5580 or visit 

Ghostbusters at Rotary Park  

Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. 

Rotary Park, Cape May 

Bring your beach chair or blanket as Ghostbusters is shown on a big screen in Rotary Park, just off the Mall. In the event of rain, the movie is moved to Convention Hall. 

Cape May Point Trick or Treat 

Saturday, October 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Cape May Point State Park’s trailhead by the parking lot 

Trick or treating on the trails!  Don’t miss a spooky night complete with candy and other treats. $2 per person, bring exact change.  Costumes encouraged!  Flashlights are mandatory! 

Beacon Animal Rescue “Howloween”  

Saturday, October 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  

382 Route 9 

Join Beacon Animal Rescue for a night of Howloween Fun! Walk through the property to view some great Halloween animatronics, special effects, and decorations. Enjoy wrapped sweet treats and visit with some of the shelter’s adoptable dogs. Feel free to come in costume – donations are encouraged, and Beacon’s swag will be on sale. 

Avalon Trunk or Treat 

Saturday, October 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

30 Street Parking Lot 

There will be a costume parade, hayrides on the beach, cotton candy, caramel apples, and more! No registration is necessary, but cars must be parked by 4:45 and can not exit until 7 p.m. Please decorate your car!  

Wildwood Haunted Gym and Trunk or Treat  

Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.    

Byrne Community Center, 406 W Youngs Ave, Wildwood 

Join the City of Wildwood’s fun-filled family event at the J. Byrne Community Center! Trunk or Treat will take place on Friday from 5-8 p.m. (rain date Saturday 5-8 p.m.) On Friday and Saturday from 5-8 p.m. walk through the haunted gym! Register your car in advance to participate in the Trunk or Treat.  

Halloween Crafts & Collectibles Show 

Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street 

Stone Harbor Business District Trick or Treat 

Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Stone Harbor 96th Street and Surrounding Businesses 

Bring your little ghouls, ghosts & goblins downtown Stone Harbor and Trick or Treat in and out of our Stone Harbor Chamber Member businesses. Shop & support our small businesses. Look for the ghost signs on participating businesses’ windows or doors. 

Olde Tyme Harvest Festival   

Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House   

Middle Township celebrates fall with one of its biggest festivals of the year. This fall-fest will have rides, vendors, food trucks, live music, and more.   

Woodbine American Legion Halloween Dance 

Saturday, October 28 from 7 to 11 p.m.  

525 Washington Ave, Woodbine  

This dance party is “oldies themed” and featured four decades of rock and roll. Prizes go to the best costume! Cost is $10 at the door and proceeds benefit the Legion.  

North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Block Party 

Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. 

Olde NJ Ave in North Wildwood 

Music, Magic, Balloon Twisting and more! Families are encouraged to bring their vehicles decorated for Halloween. Children will come in costume and visit each car where families will provide treats from the trunks of their cars. Prizes for best decorated vehicles. Vehicle check-in is at 4:30 p.m. 

Halloween – A Haunted History 

Saturday, Oct 28 at 1 p.m. 

Tennis Building, 250 39th St, Avalon 

Author and photographer Kevin Woyce explores the strange history of Halloween, from Old World harvest festivals to our modern family holiday, with an eerie slideshow filled with original photographs and antique Halloween cards, advertisements, artwork, and movie posters. Discover the origins of seasonal traditions including jack-o’lanterns and trick or treating. 

Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House 

Saturday, October 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 

Elks Lodge, 109 West 1st Avenue, in North Wildwood 

Trick-or-treaters walk through a “haunted house” and receive treats. 

Secluded Acres Fall Festival & Auto Show 

Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Secluded Acres Farm and Garden Center, 1024 Route 47 South, Rio Grande 

This annual festival has an antique car show, vendor market, steam tractor-pulled hayrides, and more, to benefit the North Wildwood United Methodist Church. 

Classic Movie Night: American Graffiti  

Monday, October 30 at 6 p.m. 

Ocean City Public Library Room N110 

Red Cross Blood Drive 

Monday, October 30 from 12 to 5 p.m. 

Women’s Civic Club, 96th Street and Beach  

Sea Isle Trunk or Treat 

Tuesday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Sea Isle City Library’s parking lot 

During this event, trick-or-treaters will walk from vehicle to vehicle collecting candy and treats. Community members can participate by distributing treats from their cars or trucks. A prize will be given to the “Best Decorated Vehicle.”  To register your vehicle or to get more info, please phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050 

Woodbine Recreation’s Trunk or Treat 

Tuesday, October 31 from 6 to 7 p.m.  

Woodbine Bike Path, between Washington and Adams Ave