Lower Township’s Annual Halloween Costume Parade & Contest
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Ghouls and goblins of all ages are encouraged to show off their costumes either as parade participants or spectators during the event, which takes place during the Lower Township Rotary Club’s 26th Annual Pumpkin Festival. For those interested in participating in the parade and costume contest, the age divisions are as follows: age 2 and under, age 3 to 5, age 6 to 8, age 9 to 12, and group/family or float. It is free to register and participate. Registration can be done on site, or at the Lower Township Recreation Center. For more information, call (609) 886-7880.
Sea Isle City Halloween Parade & Dance Party
Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
45th Street to 40th Street & Landis Avenue
During the Sea Isle City Halloween Parade, a wide variety of eye-catching participants will walk, cruise along on floats and entertain spectators lining the parade route. Categories include: Walkers (up to age 12); Walkers (age 13 to adult); Families; Clubs & Organizations; Floats; and Non-Judged Entries. A panel of independent judges will determine the parade’s top entries, and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Cape May Halloween Parade
Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.
Perry Street & Carpenter Lane to the Emlen Physick Estate
Cape May’s annual Halloween 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). 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. Pre-registration is available at Cape May Convention Hall, or download the form at www.discovercapemaynj.com. For more information, visit the website or call (609) 884-9565.
Middle Township Halloween Parade
Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
15 W. Pacific Avenue to OceanFirst Bank parking lot, Cape May Court House
Please come out and join the Middle Township Recreation Department in this community parade. All are welcome to attend or participate! Parade participants are to line up at 6 p.m. Judging categories include: Floats, Walking Groups, Individuals and Emergency Vehicles. Judging will be held in front of the Bellevue, and trophies will be given for first, second and third place in each category. Register online at middletownship.recdesk.com by Oct. 19. For more information, call (609) 465-8743 or (609) -465-8747.
Ocean City Halloween Parade
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7:15 p.m.
6th Street to 11th Street on Asbury Avenue
Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club, Ocean City continues this nighttime tradition for the 70th year. The parade will feature local children, families, bands, entertainers, businesses and organizations costumed for the occasion. Register for free online between Oct. 1 and Oct. 24 at www.ochp.blogspot.com. Participants must line up starting at 6:30 p.m. at 6th Street & Asbury Avenue. There are multiple divisions, and all award winners will be notified by phone the day after the parade. For parade details and additional registration information, visit the website or call the parade hotline at 1 (800) 813-5580.
Be on the lookout for more Halloween parades happening in Cape May County!