Holiday Calendar

Rahway Halloween Parade and Monster Mash @ City of Rahway
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rahway Halloween Parade and Monster Mash @ City of Rahway | Rahway | New Jersey | United States

Calling all ZOMBIES, VAMPIRES, AND CREATURES!! Halloween in Rahway is BACK!

Join us for our annual celebration which will include our Costume Contest, Street Parade and Monster Mash Party at Train Station Plaza. The town will stay creepy well into the night with events and parties happening in our local restaurants and venues. Stay tuned for more detailed info as the date approaches.

This year, the Halloween Costume Contest will begin at 3PM at the Hamilton Stage, followed by the start of the parade at 3:45 which will march towards Train Station Plaza. From 4:00pm to 6:00pm registered children will be able to participate in the Monster Mash Party on train station plaza which will include carnival style games, prizes, music, and giveaways.

Costume contest categories include children aged: 0-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-17, 18+ (Creative, Funny, and Scary), and group (family, senior citizen. Awards will be announced at 6PM at the Train Plaza during the Thrill The World Dance.

Local businesses are welcomed and encouraged to participate in this free, fun community event.

$5.00 Pre-registration fee required for Monster Mash Party entry. Each registered child will also receive a goody bag.

Register in person at the Recreation Center or online at

Registration Deadline and entry bracelet pickup is Friday, October 26th at 4:30pm at the Rahway Recreation Center.

Cranford 2018 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’ @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm
Cranford 2018 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin' @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford 2018 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’
1:00 pm Gathering & Registration (Cranford Community Center Parking Lot)

1:30 pm Judging
2:00 pm Parade
2:30 pm Pumpkin Chunkin (Gazebo at Fire Department)
Awards to follow

Prizes for Best Costumes in Age Groups

0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-16 and for Adult/Child, Group, Pull Float, and Pets

Please enter only 1 prize category per person (or creature)

Halloween Concert in the Gazebo Park @ Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Halloween Concert in the Gazebo Park @ Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States

Halloween Concert in the Gazebo Park

The Borough of Roselle Park, Casano Community Center is pleased to offer a Halloween treat to local families at the Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Come dance and sing with Joe Caroselli and his talented group of musicians and singers in this highly entertaining and educational family program designed to celebrate the various customs and traditions of Halloween.  Union County residents are encouraged to join in the festivities by dressing up in their own costumes. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes thanks to generous donations from Chestnut Hardware, Chestnut Hill Market, Costas Restaurant, and Brennan & Sons.

Mayor Carl Hokanson and Councilmembers invite family, friends, and neighbors to pack a lawn chair or blanket and come together for an evening of entertainment in the heart of Roselle Park! The concert is free and open to the public.

Don’t forget the annual Harvest Festival follows on November 1 as we prepare to welcome the fall season!   For more information on this or other future events, please call the Casano Community Center at 908-245-0666 or visit

This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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