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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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!