Fall Family Events in Jersey City

Fall Family Events in Jersey City

Fall marks the shift from summer to winter; from long warm days to considerably short cooler days. Although it’s almost the end of the long sunny days of eating ice-cream and taking a dip in the pool and beach, fall has something special to offer! It calls for our favorites: sweater-weather and pumpkin spice lattes. Fall foliage looks beautiful too of course. Fall can be a great time to enjoy outdoor events with your families, so we have created a list of the best fall events below:

The Great Jack O’Lantern

September 20-22; 26-29; October 3-31; November 1-3; 8-10; 15-17; 22-23; 29-30

Location: Van Cortlandt Manor

525 S Riverside Ave

BlazeMeander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans! Tour the brand-new Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, see who let the (pumpkin) dogs out, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats! Click here for tickets. 

Hoboken Harvest Festival 


Saturday, October 19th: 11am-3pm

Location: Pier A Park, Sinatra Drive & 1st St.

Free activities for children including live performance, pony rides, petting zoo, horse & carriage, trackless train, inflatables, pumpkin painting, face painting, spin art, hay maze, craft activities, giveaways, food for purchase and more!

Annual Halloween Parade 2019

Wednesday, October 23: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Hamilton Park

Get ready to dress up the whole family (or just the little ones) for the Annual Halloween Parade in Jersey City! Drummers, stilt walkers, and jugglers will guide children and families along the parade route. The parade takes participants ¾ of the way around the park and begins near the gazebo. The parade will start at 5:30 PM and will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. There will be performances and other fun activities for kids too. Additional activities include a DJ dance party and a picture corner. This is also a great opportunity to visit a farmers’ market and local food trucks. The farmers’ market and food vendors will be operating as usual from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Halloween Pet Costume Walk in Jersey City

Wednesday, October 23: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Hamilton Park

Join JCFamilies, Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and Trusty Tails Pet Care for the Halloween Pet Costume Walk in Jersey City. Register your pooch ahead of time at JCFamilies or on the day of the event at the JCFamilies’ or HPNA’s table between 6-6: 30 pm. The costume walk will start at 6:30 pm.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place comPETitors. ? Winners will receive raffle prizes and gift basket from Trusty Tails Pet Care.

Hallowboken Halloween Event

Friday, October 25th from 4-7pm

Location: Shipyard Park, 1, 13th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

There’s something spooktacular going on in Hoboken around Halloween! This event will be great fun for the whole family, kids will be entertained and parents will get the opportunity to know other families from the area, this will be your perfect Family Halloween event in Hoboken. Magic Show by Cisco the Magician, Carnival Games, Picture Corners, Face-painting, Fun Characters, Cotton Candy station, Popcorn station, Halloween Costume Family Parade and much more…

Bring your friends and family for this free -family event and don’t forget to wear your BOOOOtiful Halloween costume…

Jersey City Fall Half Marathon

Tuesday, October 27, 8 am-12 pm
Location: Lincoln Park

JCFamilies is partnering with two amazing organizations, Sustainable JC and Citytri Sports for this event on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 8 AM – 12 PM. We are proud and excited to hold the inaugural Jersey City Half Marathon to support the nonprofit environmental organization, Sustainable JC. They have created an unforgettable course that includes paved, unrestricted roads, bridges, paths, a lake, and historic monuments. This is going to be a great event that we’re sure will be around for years to come.

Join us to support this amazing organization that does grassroots work to educate, empower, and advocate for a more sustainable Jersey City. Run 13.1 Miles on a course with clear markers, tons of support, and a finish line like no other. We can’t wait to make this happen!

JC Halloween Spooktacular

Tuesday, October 27:  12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Location: Harborside Atrium (Rain or shine; Indoor event)

Our annual family Halloween event is going to happen in Jersey City. We’ll be sheltered under the Harborside Atrium in case of inclement weather and kids can enjoy an array of activities and entertainment. The entry fee includes a costume competition, a dance party, carnival games, a bubble show, kids favorite characters and other entertainment for the kids. Make sure to stop by the picture corner to snap a family photo. Join us for this annual family Halloween event!

Halloween Family Bash

Thursday, October 31st 3-7pm

Location: Newark Ave Pedestrian Plaza

Halloween is coming soon! Get ready to have a ghoulishly good time on The Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall this Halloween! We have partnered with HDSID to bring you some fun activities! We will be at the event coordinating fun art activities, pumpkin painting, and a magic show!

There will be face-painting, a bouncy house, music, and CANDY! Face -painting and the bouncy house are $5.00 total.

Kids Super Hero Run 2019


Saturday, November 2nd, 10AM-1PM

Location: Lincon Park

Before you get rid of your kid’s Halloween costumes this year yet there will be one more exciting event coming up where your kids can show off their amazing costumes!

JCFamilies and United Sports Clinic will be hosting the Kids Super Hero Run this year! Kids Super Hero Run will be a small run for children ages 1-12 years old. They will run wearing their costumes. All participating kids will receive a cape, a mask, and a finishing medal.

Register HERE:


We will be updating this blog with more events.

We hope to see you in any of our Fall events. Please don’t forget to give us your feedback after you attend the events.

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