Upcoming Halloween Events Around Cape May County


Happy Halloween! Have you picked out your costume? Because there are a ton of fun, Halloween events this season! As Halloween approaches, we’ll have more information about these events, but here are some events to add to your calendar.

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CMCH Drive Thru Trunk or Treat
Wednesday, October 21 at 5 p.m.
Atlantic Cape Community College, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, CMCH

Stay in the spirit of the holiday and stay in your car! Enjoy a drive= thru trunk or treat event hosted by Caring for Kids on October 21 from 5-7 p.m. For more information, contact Caring for Kids at 609-675-5400 or email cmccyc2016@gmail.com.

Ocean City Halloween House Decorating Contest
Register by Friday, October 23 at 4 p.m.
Throughout Ocean City

Out-BOO your neighbors by entering our SPOOK-tacular Halloween House Decorating Contest! Judging will take place the evenings of October 28 and 29 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and judges will be looking at the decorations only and their overall creativity, special effects, lighting, theme, etc. The deadline to register your house is 4 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020. For more information, visit ocnj.us/Halloween or contact Mike at mhartman@ocnj.us or 609-525-9284.

Boo at the Zoo
Begins Saturday, October 24
Cape May County Park and Zoo, 707 North Route 9, Cape May Court House

Visit the zoo! Come in costume anytime between Saturday, October 24 and Halloween and take part in our pumpkin scavenger hunt. Take a photo in front of our Halloween backdrops and post your smiling faces with the hashtag #BooAtTheCMCZoo.

Family Halloween Magic Shows
Saturday, October 24
Freeman Douglas Field on Route 9, 676 Shore Rd, Cape May

There will be two afternoon Magic Shows to celebrate Halloween this year! The shows are free, but reservations are required. Time of shows and more information are to be announced. Check www.townshipoflower.org for the most up-to-date information.

Drive Thru Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 24 at 6 p.m.
Richard M. Teitelman School Parking Lot, 687 Route 9, Lower Township

Dress up in costume and take a spooky drive through the parking lots of the school where guests will be given a socially distant treat from decorated trunks. Please remember to remain in your vehicles at all times, drive slowly and carefully, and arrive at the lineup no later than 7:45. Remember to share your creative costume ideas! Lower Township residents are encouraged to send photos of their families in Halloween costumes to EKreis@townshipoflower.org, which will be displayed on a big screen during the event. Please email your photos no later than Wednesday, October 21 at noon to have them included during the event. Trunks are needed! Sign up at the township website, townshipoflower.org to show off your creative Halloween spirit and have your decorated vehicle as part of the event. No candy purchases needed! Lower Township will provide all candy for the event. For more information or questions, call 609-886-7880.

Middle Township Halloween Parade
Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Start at Memorial Field – Travels North on Route 9 to OceanFirst Bank

Join in on the fun at the Middle Township Halloween Parade! All are welcome to participate, but entries must be received by October 26. If you are interested in participating, register online at middletownship.recdesk.cpm or mail registration to Middle Township Special Events at 626 Goshen Road, Cape May Court House, NJ, 08210. The parade will begin at 7 p.m.; lineup starts at Memorial Field at 6 p.m. The parade will travel north on Route 9 to OceanFirst Bank. There will be no performances or judging this year. All candy must be bagged separately and children must pick it up themselves. Masks, gloves, and trays are required for people giving out candy. Please practice safe social distancing and all participants must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth. If you have any questions, please contact the Special Events Department at 609-465-8728.

Howl-o-ween Virtual Pet Costume Contest
Now through Wednesday, October 28
Sea Isle City

Upload your pictures to Sea Isle City Recreation Facebook page or email them to sicrec@seaislecitynj.us. by October 28 to enter the Virtual Pet Costume Contest! They are also doing a donation drive for the CMC Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. You may drop off donations to 4501 Park Rd. Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 609-263-0050 or 609-263-6163 for info.

Outdoor Halloween Movie Night: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Friday, October 30 at dusk
Excursion Park Band Shell, 2 41st St, Sea Isle City

Head to Sea Isle City to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas at Excursion Park! For more information, visit www.visitsicnj.com/recreation.

Dennis Township Family Movie Night
Friday, October 30 at 6 p.m.
Dennis Township Recreation Complex, 565 Dennisville Road, South Dennis

In honor of Halloween, Dennis Township is hosting a double feature Family Movie Night on October 30! The night kicks off with Toy Story of Terror at 6 p.m., and continues with The Nightmare Before Christmas starting at 6:45 p.m. Free admission, drinks, and popcorn. Bring your blankets and chairs and spread out on the soccer field. There is plenty of room to practice social distancing. Masks are required in the restrooms. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 609-861-1045.

Wheels and Reels Drive-In at the Cape May Ferry: Ghostbusters
Friday, October 30 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May

This fall, Cape Assist will host two free Wheels and Reels movie nights at the Cape May Lewes Ferry. Before Halloween, there will be a movie night on October 30, which will be 1984 classic Ghostbusters. The following month, there will be a second movie night on November 16, which will be the Goonies. There is a 150 car limit for each movie and registration is open now. You can register at Eventbrite website or www.capeassist.org/ghostbusters or www.capeassit.org/goonies. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin promptly at 7 p.m. A snack bag will be handed to each car upon entering. Bottles of water will also be available at no charge. If you leave your vehicle during the event, please observe social distancing and please wear your mask. For more information about each event, visit the Eventbrite pages above.

Stone Harbor Business District Trick or Treating
Saturday, October 31 at 11 a.m.
Stone Harbor Business District, Stone Harbor

Enjoy brunch, or lunch, shop downtown and bring the kids (and yourselves) dressed and ready for tricks & treats! The fun takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. For more information, visit stoneharbornj.org.

The City of Wildwood Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 31 at 1 p.m.
Fox Park, 4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood

Join us for a safe, social distancing trunk-or-treat event featuring fun, games, candy, DJ entertainment and prizes from 1-3 p.m.! The event is free to attend and prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated vehicles. For more information, email smaxwell@wildwoodnj.org or call 609-522-2444.

North Wildwood Trunk or Treat Block Party
Saturday, October 31 at 3 p.m.
Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood

North Wildwood Recreation and Tourism will host a Halloween Trunk or Treat Block Party on Saturday, October 31 from 3-4:30 p.m. Event is subject to change/cancellation due to current restrictions. For updates, visit NorthWildwood.com or call 609-522-2955.

Ocean City Skate Park Halloween Costume Skate
Saturday, October 31 at 4 p.m.
Ocean City Skate Park, Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City

Join in on the fun at the Ocean City Skate Park Halloween Costume skate on Halloween from 4 p.m. to dusk. There will be free candy and music, plus prizes for the best trick and best costume.

As the events get closer, keep checking DoTheShore.com for the most up-to-date information. Happy Halloween!