Halloween is less than 2 weeks away, and festivities at the Jersey Shore are just about to start. Whether you like to watch a parade, dress up in funny outfits, do a bar crawl or be part of zombie invasion, here are some of your options.
On Oct 30th, Asbury Park will witness, hopefully, a record zombie invasion. A Guiness Book World Record, that is. Shamble around town for an incredible line-up of concerts, contests, parties, movies, horror artists and events all day long. Checkin at the Convention Hall between 11am-2pm. Make sure you wear your best zombie makeup and outfit and be ready at 4pm when Guiness World Record counting begins. Then party all night throughout the town.
The Tuckerton Seaport is getting busy too. This weekend (Oct 22-23) it’s the Haunted Seaport. Pirates and sea captains long lost at sea stroll the boardwalk for a night of screams. Hayrides, phragmites maze, food, refreshments and a non-scary pumpkin patch for the little ones will offer fun for the whole family. Then, on Oct 29, it will be the Halloween Costume Ball, from 6-9pm. The $30 ticket includes food, refreshments, ghoulish dancing, contests, door prizes and Jersey Devil cocktails.
Between Oct 28-31, Wildwood will celebrate the Halloween Weekend. Thu, 6:30pm: Annual Centennial Trunk or Treat. Fri, 6:15pm: Annual Halloween Parade, followed by a free Halloween Fun Fair at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Sun: Free Halloween Haunted House at the Elks Lodge.
For the upcoming Saturdays, Jersey Shore towns and bars will host some fun events for adults as well.
On Oct 23, you can take part in the Seaside Heights Zombie Boardwalk Bar Crawl. Join the undead in a raucous rampage. 8-10pm: Get Zombified at the Spicy Cantina or come dressed and made up yourself. 11pm: Take to the Boardwalk in a mock Zombie Attack. 12am: Partake in what we hope will be the biggest Thriller dance off the Guinness Book of World Records has ever seen!
The following Saturday, Oct 30, will be the Jenks Halloween Bash in Point Pleasant. There’s a $20,000 costume contest with categories including: Scariest, Most Creative, Sexiest, Best Group and Best Overall. Music By DJ Unique. Doors Open at 8pm, 21 and over.
Finally, here are a few Halloween Parades going on these days:
Oct 24: Cape May at 3pm
Oct 24: Bay Head at 10:45am. Lineup on Mount St, judging at Firehouse
Oct 28: Ocean City, on Asbury Ave from 6th to 11th St at 7:15pm
Oct 30: Atlantic Highlands, at 2pm on First Ave
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