The Best Way To Spend Halloween: Hoboken Edition
Halloween is just around the corner and residents of Hoboken are eagerly anticipating the holiday. Every year, Hoboken goes all out to celebrate October 31st. Expect to see outlandish costumes and spooky decorations as you go out to party for Halloween in Hoboken. Check out some of the many things you can do in Hoboken to celebrate the season.
Hoboken Harvest Festival
Hoboken gets into the Halloween spirit starting as early as October 21st. From 11 am to 3 pm, Pier A Park will be home to a host of Halloween and autumn-themed activities. A majority of activities are free to the public. Highlights include pumpkin painting, hayrides, face painting, moon bouncer, and a hay maze.
HoBOOKen 5K Halloween Run
Every year, the HoBOOKen 5K Halloween Run is a fun-filled event for all ages. This year’s run will be held on October 28th at Pier A with funds collected going toward the Hoboken Shelter, who we are currently collecting donations for. Costumes are encouraged with racers giving the chance to win contests for best individual and best couples costume. There is also a Scary Scurry Race for children ages two to eight. Kids in the race are costumed and must have a parent or guardian present to run with them. The Scary Scurry will be hosted by our friends at Little Hoboken and Pure Pita will be one of the sponsors. Stop by for a scary fun time!
Fun For Adults
Boos and Brews Halloween Bar Crawl
If you’re ready to celebrate Halloween early this year, register for this pub-crawl on October 21st. Your paid admission includes special entrance to eight venues across the city. Each registrant is given an LED bracelet to help guide them from venue to venue. Other inclusions: 40% off drinks, detailed maps, and a color-changing cup. Participating bars include The Shannon, 1Republik, and Hoboken Bar & Grill. Adults 21 and older only.
Another adults-only Halloween event is to head out to a massive costume party at Biggies on Newark Street. The party will be held on October 28th at 9 pm and is expected to continue on until the wee hours of the morning. For one low cover price, you’ll get to enter the costume contests and get to listen to the spookiest DJs in the area all night long.
Fun For All Ages
Trick or Treating Guide
If you live in Hoboken and have little ones, trick or treating is a must. Head out early if you have very young kids. Start going door to door right at sundown to avoid the crowds of older kids. Young kids are likely to get tired out in less than an hour so head to neighborhoods with tightly clustered homes. Another option for trick or treating safety is to check around for local organizations holding trunk or treat events. Trunk or treat gatherings are typically safer and still offers up the chance for kids to bring home bags full of candy.
Ragamuffin Parade and Costume Contest
A highlight of Halloween in Hoboken is the annual parade featuring live music, elaborate floats, and amazing costumes. The parade heads down Washington Street and is scheduled to begin at 3:30 on October 31st. At the conclusion of the parade, a contest costume will be held at Little League Field on River Terrace. Awards for best costumes will be handed for five different age groups.
Pure Pita is the perfect place to stop in while enjoying Halloween in Hoboken. Instead of eating your fill of candy, enjoy a platter of fresh Mediterranean options using clean ingredients. Menu highlights include hummus, fish tacos, quinoa bowls, tuna rice bowls, and homemade pita chips. Dine in or take your order on the go. Bring your favorite wine if you decide to stay for dinner—Pure Pita is a BYOB location. Costumes are not only welcomed this Halloween but also encouraged. Happy Halloween Season!