Events picks

Halloween 2018 events, parades, parties, and more throughout the greater Jersey Shore area


Halloween may still be a few weeks away, but between now and then, there are plenty of Halloween related events happening in-and-around the greater Jersey Shore area. From town parades, to special nighttime parties, and even some unique things, there’s a wide range of events that’ll be great for everyone!

We’ve collected all of the Halloween related events below that are happening between now and Halloween throughout the Jersey Shore area. Click on the titles to find out more about them, but make sure to check back soon because we’ll be constantly updating our listing as more events become official.


Halloween movie in the park

When: Fri, October 12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Riverside Gardens Park, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Description: Join the Red Bank Parks Department of Parks and Recreation for Halloween Movie in the Park, as they show the movie Hotel Transylvania.

Halloween Movie in the Park Hotel Transylvania

Red Bank Ghost Tour

When: Fri, October 12, 19, & 26, 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: Dublin House, 30 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Description: Red Bank has some history to it, and just in time for Halloween, Jersey Shore Ghost Tours will be providing its annual ghost tours for those who are curious about some of the town’s more interesting history. The tours have actually been running since last month, but they’ll continue to be held every Friday night until November 9th! And yes, there’s also ghost tours being held in Keyport as well.

Jersey Shore Ghost Tours

Pumpkin Festival At Happy Day Farm

When: October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, & 28th 10am – 5pm

Where: Happy Day Farm, 106 Iron Ore Rd, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726

Description: It doesn’t happen quite often, but when it comes around, you know it’s something worth checking out! Join Happy Day Farm in Manalapan for its upcoming Pumpkin Festival during select dates in September and October.

Pumpkin Festival At Happy Day Farm

Kids Halloween Concert

When: Fri, October 19, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Where: Coco Beans Play Cafe, 70 Apple St, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Description: Take the kids to the fun, Halloween-themed concert at Coco Beans Play Cafe in Tinton Falls on Friday, October 19th, featuring live music, pizza, and drinks for the kids and adults!

Kids Halloween Concert

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

When: Sat, October 20, 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Where: Feed & Seed, 1624, 154 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732

Description: October’s eventual arrival means that we’re going to be seeing quite a few Halloween related events in the coming weeks. The first one you should be aware about is the Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest that’s being hosted by the Highlands Business Partnership on Saturday, October 20th, where you can dress up along with your furry friend in the chance of winning prizes!

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

4th Annual Highlands Zombie Parade

When: Sat, October 20, 10am – 3pm

Where: Huddy Park, 325-, 329 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732

Description: It’s the attack of the zombies! The 4th annual Highlands Zombie Parade will be held on Saturday, October 20th, where participants are encouraged to come in the best zombie costumes for a parade and contest in town!

4th Annual Highlands Zombie Parade

Pick, sip, & paint at Coffee Corral

When: Sat, October 20, 11am – 5pm & Sat, October 27, 11am – 5pm

Where: Coffee Corral, 177 Drs James Parker Blvd, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Description: It’s going to be quite a showing over at Coffee Corral this coming weekend, October 20th, seeing that the popular coffee shop will be hosting a Halloween themed pick, sip, and paint event! Better yet, they’ll be hosting the same event the following Saturday, October 27th.

Coffee Corral Halloween

Freehold Spooktacular Monster Mash

When: Sat, October 20, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Hall Of Records, Freehold, NJ 07728

Description: Freehold is getting into the Halloween spirit with its first big event, the Freehold Spooktacular Monster Mash, which is slated for Saturday, October 20th, featuring a night of family fun for all ages!

Freehold Spooktacular Monster Mash

Halloween Ball III

When: Sat, October 20, 7pm – Sun, October 21, 2am

Where: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Description: Are you ready for to be spooked? If so, then you’ll want to attend Two River Theater’s Halloween Ball III on Saturday, October 20th, transforming the theater into one of the scariest places on earth with decor centering around a mad scientist theme!

Two River Theater Halloween Ball III

Haunted Carousel Halloween Party

When: Sat, October 20, 8pm – Sun, October 21, 1am

Where: The Carousel Building, 104-108 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Description: Get your costumes ready, especially as we continue to approach Halloween! If you’re looking for a fun nighttime activity to do, then check out the Haunted Carousel Halloween Party that’ll be happening in Asbury Park on Saturday, October 20th.

Haunted Carousel Halloween Party

Red Bank Halloween Parade

When: Sun, October 21, 1pm – 4pm

Where: Red Bank, NJ

Description: If you’ve been waiting all year-long to dress up in your favorite costume through downtown Red Bank, then you’ll absolutely want to come out for the annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 21st.

Red Bank Halloween Parade 2017 9 of 55

Sandy Foot Society’s Halloween & costume party

When: Thu, October 25, 5pm – 6pm

Where: Scuba and the Beast, 409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732

Description: Enjoy Halloween time with the kids during at Halloween & costume party that’s being held by the Sandy Foot Society over at the Scuba & the Beast Restaurant in Highlands, NJ, on Thursday, October 25th.

Halloween And Costume Party

Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade

When: Sat, October 27, 11am – 4pm

Where: Pier Village, 1 Chelsea Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Description: Halloween is slowly creeping up on us! Case in point. the Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade, which is slated for Saturday, October 27th, featuring a costumed pooch parade, kids costume parade, arts & crafts, vendors, fun activities, and much more!

Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade 2018

Boo Bash Halloween Party

When: Sat, October 27, 5pm – 7pm

Where: Boscov’s, 180 NJ-35, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Description: Boscov’s over in the Monmouth Mall will be hosting its Boo Bash Halloween Party, featuring a costume parade through its store where attendees will have the chance tro trick-or-treat!

Boo Bash Halloween Party at Boscovs Monmouth Mall

Teak Restaurant 80’s costume party

When: Sat, October 27, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: Teak, 64 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Description: The 80s was a truly remarkable time! If you miss those days, or simply wonder what it was like, then check out the 80’s costume party that Teak Restaurant in Red Bank will be holding on Saturday, October 27th! You’ll definitely be transported back in time at this event!

80_s Costume Party with 10-string at Teak Restaurant

Berkeley Oceanfront Halloween Costume Bash

When: Sat, October 27, 7:30pm – Sun, October 28, 12:30am

Where: Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Description: If you’re looking for a fun Halloween party to attend this year, then check out the Berkley Oceanfront Halloween Costume Bash, which is being held on Saturday, October 27th. Your ticket purchase will include a buffet, drink specials throughout the night, and live music!

Berkeley Oceanfront Halloween Costume Bash 2

Pinot Palette’s Halloween party

When: Sat, October 27, 8pm – 11pm

Where: Pinot’s Palette, 12 Broad St 1st floor, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Description: Pinot’s Palette will be hosting a special Halloween painting class party on Saturday, October 27th, featuring a starry nightmare painting class, trivia, prizes, and much more!

Starry Nightmare - Halloween Party Pinot's Palette

Urban Coalhouse Halloween Bash

When: Sat, October 27, 9pm – Sun, October 28, 12am

Where: Urban Coalhouse Pizza + Bar, 2 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Description: Urban Coalhouse of Red Bank is throwing one Halloween Bash that you need to know about if you’re planning to be in Red Bank on Saturday, October 27th.

Urban Coalhouse Halloween 2018

MJ’s Pizza Bar & Grill in Middletown

When: Sat, October 27

Where: MJ’s Middletown, 1005 State Route 35, Middletown, New Jersey 07748

Description: Join us for this year’s Halloween Costume Contest and pre-Halloween party this Saturday, 10/27 where we will be awarding prizes for scariest, sexiest and funniest costumes!! Plus enjoy “spook-tackular” live music by Juke Box Hero and deliciously “spooked” drink specials!!

MJs Middletown Halloween 2018

Donovan’s Reef

When: Sat, October 27, 8am – 12am

Where: Donovan’s Reef, 1171 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, New Jersey 07760

Description: Put your best costumes on & come party with us Saturday night! Music by The Get Down Committee starting at 8pm! Beer & drink specials all night long! Prizes for best costume’s!

Freehold Spooktacular Costume Contest & Parade

When: Sun, October 28, 12pm – 3pm

Where: Freehold Raceway, 130 Park Ave., Freehold, NJ 07728

Description: For Halloween, it looks as though Freehold is gearing to offer a couple of great events for it! We already know about the Freehold Spooktacular Monster Mash, but supplementing that will be the Freehold Spooktacular Costume Contest & Parade, which is being held on Sunday, October 28th.

Freehold Spooktacular Costume Contest & Parade

‘Out of This World’ Halloween Party

When: Tue, October 30, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Where: Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Description: It looks like Bell Works is gearing up for Halloween with its upcoming ‘Out of This World‘ Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 30th, featuring live music, drink specials, acrobat performers, and much more!

Bell Works Out of this World Halloween Party 2

Holmdel Halloween Parade

When: Wed, October 31, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Where: Holmdel Montessori School, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Description: Holmdel will be holding its annual Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 31st, participants can take part in a fun parade while in costume!

Holmdel Annual Halloween Parade

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