CAPE MAY — The city’s annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Prior to the parade, trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall will be held from noon to 2 p.m.

The parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenter Lane, proceeds down Carpenter Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Parade registration is free and begins at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Perry Street and the Washington Street Mall. Divisions are as follows: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, 18 and older, Groups and Floats. Prizes will be awarded to all divisions at the conclusion of the parade at the Emlen Physick Estate. The public is encouraged to participate by registering their children for judging or entering their own creations or antique autos and decorated golf carts.

The grand marshals for the parade are Mayor Clarence F. Lear III, Deputy Mayor Shaine P. Meier and council members Roger Furlin, Patricia Gray Hendricks and Beatrice Gauvry-Pessagno.

Participants should line-up on Beach Avenue at Perry Street and on Perry Street. Pre-registration is available at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., or download the registration form at

The parade is sponsored by the city, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Trick or treating on the mall is sponsored by the small businesses of the Washington Street Mall.

For additional information, see, email or call 609-884-9565.