2019 Fall and Halloween Festivities

October is upon us and so much is happening in or around Hoboken and Jersey City that we can all be triple booked for days. Between Harvest Festivals, cookie decorating, open play, costume contests, pet parades, and Halloween itself, our families should plan to be very busy this fall!

NOTE: Please continuously check back as this list will be updated as frequently as new events get confirmed!

Saturday, October 5


Hamilton Park, Jersey City

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

It's our 14th year for games, crafts, live music, bounce house, food, and fun!

Family FUNday: Halloween Fall Stories

Hoboken Public Library

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tempest theater visits Hoboken Library to perform The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything and other Halloween tales.

Saturday, October 12

Mommy & Me AND Daddy & Me Pumpkin Carving

Hugs & Bugs Club - 529 Willow Avenue - Hoboken

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Mommy and Me

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Daddy and Me

Come with your kids, their pumpkins, and BYOB while everyone carves together. You are also welcome to bring your own tools. Pumpkin carving and play time included.

$45 per child

Sunday, October 13

Baby Bandstand Halloween Class

Celebrate Life Studio (12th and Park, Hoboken)

10:30 AM

Ages 0-3 (with parents or caregivers)

Halloween costumes encouraged!


JC Harvest Festival

City Hall - 280 Grove Street, Jersey City

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Pumpkin decorating, dance party, bouncy house, and kids' train.

Saturday, October 19

Hoboken Harvest Festival

Pier A - Hoboken

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pumpkin painting, face painting, hay maze, petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, and more.

Free (Food for purchase).

Liberty Science Center's Spooky Sleepover

Family Halloween Camp In

8:00 PM (October 19) - 10:00 AM (October 20)

4,000 sq. foot spider maze, fight zombies in a virtual reality game, hay bale scarecrow maze, Pepper's Ghost Illusion Chamber, Venus fly-trap feedings and so much more.

Ages 6+ (must also be accompanied by an adult 21+)

$65 per person; members can receive a discounted rate.

Pumpkin Cupcake Drop-Off Class at Sugarsuckle

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this 2 hour class, children will make pumpkin cupcakes from scratch and learn how to work with fondant to make cupcake toppers. Students will take home 10-12 cupcakes.

Ages 4-12

$50 per child; 10% off for each sibling (LH Hook-Up Cardholders receive 10% off)

Wednesday, October 23

Jersey City Halloween Pet Costume Walk

Presented by Trusty Tails

Hamilton Park - Jersey City

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The costume walk and contest begin at 6:30 PM

There will be a raffle and costume contest awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes.

Register in advance or day of beginning at 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 24

Spooky Sweets and Halloween Treats

The Little Play Co. - Hoboken, NJ

3:30 PM

Includes one hour of open play, snacks, and a cookie decorating activity. Feel free to come dressed in a spooky Halloween costume.

Ages 1-5 years

$55 per child

Friday, October 25

Family Halloween Party and Parade

Hosted by: Hoboken Families

Shipyard Park - Hoboken

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Magic Show by Cisco the Magician, Carnival Games, Picture Corners, Facepainting, Fun Characters, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Halloween Costume Family Parade, and more!

Free (Sponsored by Kidville, and Applied Shipyard Management Co.)

Saturday, October 26

HoBOOken 5K and Scary Scurry Kids' Run

Pier A, Hoboken

Proceeds go to The Hoboken Shelter. Costumes are encouraged!

HoBOOken 5K - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Scary Scurry Kids' Run - 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Ages 2 - 9 years - $20, Sibling Discount

Halloween Potion Party

Hugs & Bugs Club - 529 Willow Avenue - Hoboken

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Ages 2 - 4 with parent - $35

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Ages 4 - 9 drop off - $55

Parents bring your own brew for morning party, while children make a witches brew. Please bring a spill proof water bottle for afternoon drop-off children.

Wear Costumes!

Sunday, October 27

Costumes and Cookies at Sugarsuckle

600 Newark Street, Hoboken

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Second annual Halloween Party at Sugarsuckle-- co-hosted with Popseri Events and Kim Lorraine Photography. Decorate Halloween cookies, enjoy crafts and games, snacks, and spooky story time. Hi-res photos will be provided to all attendees.

Ages 3-10

$75 (sibling discounts of 10% off)

JC Halloween Spooktacular: A Family Halloween Event in Jersey City

Harborside Atrium

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A magician, Music by Rockasorri, DJ, characters, arts and crafts, a bubble show and more. Check out JC Families for a listing of events.

$7 per person (children under 6 months are free)

Monster Mash Halloween Party

Urban Jungle

Three 90 minute sessions: 9:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Ghoulish sensory play, pumpkin decorating, costume parade, dance party, story time, crafts, and snacks. Open play.

$25 per child (siblings $20)

To register email:

Thursday, October 31

Halloween Family Bash - Jersey City

Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall

3:00 PM -7:00 PM

Face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy house, music, magic show, crafts, and CANDY!

Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade and Costume Contest

13th and Washington Street

4:00 PM

The line of march sets up between 3:00 and 3:30 with the parade starting 3:45/4:00 PM

Music, floats, costume contest, and prizes.

Kidville Hoboken Indoor Halloween Party

1202 Shipyard Lane

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Photo booth, face painting, art projects, trick or treating, and time in their Big Muscle Gym.

Non-Members $20, Members $15, Adults $5, Siblings $10, under 6 months - free.

Tickets at door are $25 cash.

Urban Jungle Open Play

Special Complimentary Activities for Open Play attendees all day