The streets of Lambertville will be filled with costumes of all kinds on Sunday, October 27, as children and adults of all ages participate in the more-than-75-year tradition of the Lambertville Halloween Parade.



The parade will step-off from Mary Sheridan Park, at the corner of York and George streets, and end at Ely Field’s little league baseball diamond, where costumed participants will be judged in a variety of categories.

On-line registration is available at Pre-registration is strongly recommended; an express line will be available to attendees who have pre-registered on parade day. Online registration will close by midnight on Saturday, October 26.

Day-of registration will be available at Mary Sheridan Park from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Costume categories include [please note these categories subject to revision]:

  • Classic Halloween
  • Comic
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fancy Dress
  • Fictional Character
  • Scariest
  • Historic
  • Impersonations
  • Original
  • Homemade
Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each category. In addition, judges will select the following special awards:

  • Cheryl Pittore Memorial Award
  • Best in Parade
  • Most Creative
  • Most Artistic
  • Most Patriotic
  • Best Representation of a Famous Person
  • Best Representation of a Person from Movies or TV
  • Best Homemade Costume
  • Best Use of Recycled Materials
  • Dorothy Kitchen Memorial Award.
The names of all prize winners will be posted at City Hall by Tuesday morning, October 29 and listed on the parade website at Winners must claim their prizes by Friday, November 15.

The parade route follows from York Street to north on North Union Street, making a right onto Perry Street. Once on Perry Street, participants will cross Main Street (Rt 29) to enter the Little League Field for judging. Spectators are welcome to enjoy judging from the bleachers (area inside the fence will be reserved for participants only). Refreshments and a Halloween treat will be available for all participants after they have passed by the judges’ table.

All prizes are provided through generous donations from local organizations and businesses.

In case of inclement weather, all activities will take place in the All-Purpose Room at Lambertville Public School.

The coordinators for this year’s parade are Council President Beth Asaro, Filomena Hengst, and Jane Wesby.  Anyone wishing to assist with registration or organization should phone City Hall at 609-397-0110.