Spooky Season Arrives in the LBI Region

A calendar full of fun and frights awaits at this Coastal Destination

The legendary Pinelands, historic downtowns, and solitary beaches set the tone for the fun and frights, as the Long Beach Island region of New Jersey embraces Halloween-related events. The Southern Ocean Chamber has assembled a list of the top events that are happening in October 2023. Perfect for friends, and families to make the most of the coast with spirituality shops, dining, and unique activities. 

October 20 Ship Bottom Police Dept hosting a Trunk or Treat at Municipal Boat Ramp 4-6 pm

October 20 – Tuckerton Seaport – Trick or Treat Around the Boardwalk – Join the Tuckerton Seaport Crew for trick-or-treating around the Boardwalk at the Seaport on Friday, October 20, 2023. from 4 pm to 6 pm. This family-friendly event is open to trick-or-treaters of all ages. Costumes are welcome (please leave masks and props at home for everyone’s safety as well as pets). Guests will be given a Halloween Treat Bag as they enter and then will visit stations along the boardwalk for more fun and games, plus candy of course! Bring your own camera for family fall photo ops! This community event is free of charge and co-sponsored by the Tuckerton Pride & Celebration Committee

Oct 20-31 Legends & Lore Boat Tour Special Halloween Themed Family Friendly Boat Rides – Includes photo ops and make-and-take crafts for kids Tickets are $15 online at Tuckerton Seaport 

Operation Halloween October 20 & 21  Terror in the Pines fundraiser presented by Rotary Clubs of Ocean County and the Boy Scouts of the Jersey Shore Council held 4-10 p.m. at the Citta Scout Reservation in Brookville. Activities include a Hay Maze, a non-scary hayride and scary haunted walk, pumpkin painting, inflatables, consumed characters, and a zombie outbreak maze.  

October 21 – Catch a live version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Bird & Betty’s beginning at 11 p.m. at 529 Dock Road, Beach Haven Details

October 22 – Halloween Drag Brunch at Bird & Betty’s 529 Dock Road, Beach Haven starting at Noon. Click for tickets

October 27 – Joe Pop’s Halloween Party – beginning at 930pm. 2002 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom 

October 28 – 15th Annual Fall Fur Fest  Pet Costume, Parade, Prizes & Ribbons, Giveaways, and adoption event 1 -4 pm Southern Ocean Animal Facility 360 Haywood Road Manahawkin 

October 28 – LBI Historic Association Ghost Fest in the Haunted Museum for afternoon tricks and treats 12-4 pm R 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven 

October 28th – Saturday: Bonfire & Storytelling – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, sponsored by the Borough of Barnegat Light & Ocean County Parks, there will be a bonfire & storytelling with Robin Moore, bring your own chairs &/or blankets

October 28 – Kubel’s Halloween Party 10 pm – close. 7th Street Bayview, Barnegat Light. 

October 28 – Surf City’s 9th Annual Trunk or Treat at Surf City Volunteer Fire Company 713 Long Beach Blvd from 5-7 pm

October 28 – Bird & Betty’s Halloween Party  – 8 pm. 529 Dock Road, Beach Haven

Nov 4 – Jersey Devil Show at Albert Hall doors open 5:45 pm with Jersey Devil appearance, live music, and snack stand located at131 Well Mills Road Waretown