October is almost done — which means it’s time for Halloween. Dressing up for Halloween is one of the best parts of October, but what makes celebrating Halloween even more fun is showing off those costumes at local parties and events. While you start to shop for costumes, buy candy for trick-or-treaters, and begin thinking about plans, we’ve rounded up a list of things to do for Halloween in Hoboken and Jersey City to take all the stress out of last-minute planning. Read on to discover Halloween parties, events, and fun things to do for Hoboken + Jersey City Halloween 2022.
Halloween Events at Hoboken Public Library | 500 Park Avenue, Hoboken
Enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed events for all ages, including a Halloween mask craft-to-go; a Halloween book discussion and movie screening; a witchy Halloween-themed kitting group, and more. Browse the full list of events here.
Halloween Events at Jersey City Free Public Library | 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
Enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed events, including a Halloween candy contest, Halloween crafts, and more. Browse the full list of events here.
Hudson County Family Fun Fest at 902 Brewing Co. | 101 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City
Saturday, October 29th | 12PM – 5PM
Enjoy a day of family fun featuring live music. Learn more about this festival here.
The HoBOOken 5k presented by The Hoboken Shelter | 100 Sinatra Drive
Howl-O-Ween Scavenger Hunt Hosted by Wise Animal Rescue at Elks Lodge 74 | 1005 Washington Street, Hoboken
Saturday, October 29th | 12PM – 4PM
Bring your pup for spooky celebrations like a scavenger hunt, drinks, bites, and more adorable dogs than you can shake a tail at. Learn more about this event here.
Skare House | 837 Hudson Street, Hoboken
Saturday, October 29th | 5PM – 7PM for Kids, 8PM -10PM for Students
The brothers of Phi Sigma Kappa, along with the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Delta Tau, come together at Stevens Institute of Technology to turn their house into a haunted house. Every room in the house is decorated into something Halloween themed, and guests will be entertained and scared as they venture through the house. There’s a $5 suggested donation, and the proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics.
Carnival of Horrors Halloween Bash at The Rooftop at Exchange Place | 837 Hudson Street, Hoboken
Saturday, October 29th | 6PM – 1AM
Enjoy music by DJ Wallah of Hot 97, food, drinks, a costume contest, access to the roof + terrace, and more. Learn more about this event here.
Knock, Knock, It’s Halloween Presented by Hoboken Elks Lodge | 1005 Washington Street, Hoboken
Saturday, October 29th | 7PM
Enjoy food, cheap drinks, a costume contest, and more at 1005 Washington Street in Hoboken.
Dueling Pianos — The Halloween Edition at House of ‘Que | 304 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Saturday, October 29th | 8PM – 11PM
This event is a food, drink, and music extravaganza — and it’s a Hoboken favorite. Reservations are required. This event will be held at 304 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Jersey City Happy Hour Halloweekend Bar Crawl at Grove Station + Various Venues
October 29th + 31st
This event includes a social media costume contest and goes to various bars throughout Jersey City. Learn more here.
Hoboken Halloweekend Hangover Bar Crawl at Texas Arizona + Various Venues | 76 River Street, Hoboken
October 29th + 31st
This bar crawl includes free entry to Hoboken bars, an after-party, Halloween-themed drinks, live music, and more. Learn more here.
Halloween Fest at 902 Brewing Co. Hosted by HC Shows + Goes | 101 Pacific Avenue
Saturday, October 29th | 12PM – 2PM
This family-friendly event will have live music, drinks, food, and more. It will be held at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Saturday, October 29th | 6PM
Enjoy this once-a-year, spooky broadway show. This event will be held at 25 W Hamilton Place in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Walkway Pops Halloween Bash Hosted by Cynsartshop | 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken
Saturday, October 29th | 2PM – 7PM
This dog costume contest will also feature a host of local vendors, free goodie bags, and more. This event will be held at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Howl-O-Ween Pet Fashion Show at Kevana Wellness Center | 342 7th Street, Jersey City
Sunday, October 30th | 10AM – 6PM
Watch your furry friends strut their stuff at this dog costume contest. This event will be held at 342 7th Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Howl-Oween Party for Dogs at House of ‘Que | 304 Sinatra Drive
Sunday, October 30th | 11AM – 3PM
This event includes brunch, drink specials, dog treats, and a canine costume contest, and will be held at 304 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Howl-O-Ween at Church Square Park Hosted by the Hoboken Community Center | 400 Garden Street
Sunday, October 30th | 2PM – 4PM
This dog costume contest + parade will be held at 400 Garden Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Halloween Family Bash at Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall + Plaza | Washington Street + 13th Street, Hoboken
Monday, October 31st | 3:45PM
This event is hosted by HDSID and includes games, a corn maze, pumpkins, sand art, design-a-doll, and more. Learn more about this family-friendly event here.
Hoboken’s Ragamuffin Parade | Washington Street + 13th Street, Hoboken
Monday, October 31st | 3:45PM
This parade features local live music, floats, lots of great costumes, and more. Learn more about this parade here.
Jack-O-Lantern Walking Tour at Lincoln Park Fountain | Jersey City
Monday, October 31st | 7:30PM – 9:30PM
This event has three prizes — a cash award for first place, and gifts for second and third places. Learn more about this walking tour here.
Harryween: Harry Styles Dance Party at White Eagle Hall | 337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Monday, October 31st | 9PM
Dance the night away to music from Harry Styles at this 21+ event. Costumes are encouraged. Learn more about this dance party here.
Halloween at Bear Brook Pediatric Dentistry | 727 Adams Street, Hoboken
Friday, November 4th | 2:30PM – 5:30PM
This family dentistry practice is hosting a Trade-Your-Treats Party to promote healthy diets and teeth, where children can trade in candy for entrance to the event. The activities include caricature drawing, balloon animals, music, and a photo contest. There is no minimum amount of candy required for entry, tickets are free for all parents accompanying children, and you do not need to be a patient to participate. Learn more about this event here.