Sunday, August 1, 2021

Morris Arts’ 37th annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival returns on August 28, 2021

Celebration is in order: Morris Arts’ much beloved Giralda Music & Arts Festival is returning—as pandemic restrictions continue to ease.

Scenes from Giralda, 2019

Enjoy the beauty of a performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra while relaxing on the lush grounds of the Giralda Farms Corporate Park, (the former Dodge Estate). There will be plenty to see and do, with children’s activities and an art show and sale. Morris Arts’ traditional creative picnic contest is also expected to return...with prizes awarded to the most inventive picnics that day. 

This will mark Morris Arts’ 37th Giralda Music & Arts Festival—and the return of a much treasured tradition in the area. 

Scenes from Giralda, 2019

As quoted in Kevin Coughlin’s article for, Morris Arts’ Executive Director, Tom Werder, stated: “I’m thrilled to be planning an event that can bring our community together again—to enjoy beautiful music in the great outdoors...It brings me hope that this event and many others that will start to reappear throughout New Jersey are a signal that we are returning to a sense of normalcy,” he said. To insure everyone’s safety, CDC guidelines will be followed.

WHEN: Saturday, August 28, 2021 (raindate: Sunday, August 29, 2021). Gates open at 3pm, Concert starts at 5pm
Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ
(take advantage of lower pricing for advance tickets!). In advance: Adults: $20 adults (over 12); Children: $4; under 4, free. (Group sales, 10 or more, $15 adults) At the gate: Adults: $25 adults (over 12); Children: $5; under 4, free.  
Tickets can be purchased online at

Individuals needing special assistance or accommodation should contact Bethany Russo (973) 285-5115, x 18 or at least 14 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.

In the event of uncertain weather, please check the website AFTER 12 pm on the day of the concert for the latest updates.

Morris Arts wishes to thank our generous sponsors:

Giralda Property Sponsors:  Open Spaces Management Association Inc., GRC Management Corp., Lincoln Equities LLC, Giralda Farms RE LLC, Linque Management Company, Inc., American Realty Capital, 1 Giralda Farms LLC, Onyx Management Group LLC, Fazio Farms LLC, 7 Giralda Realty L.L.C., Mack-Cali Realty Corp., Atlantic Health System

Community Sponsors: Crum & Forster Insurance, MetLife Foundation, County of Morris, Township of Chatham and Morris County Park Commission

All proceeds benefit the many programs and services provided to artists, arts organizations, schools and the community by Morris Arts. So, invite that special someone, friends, family, neighbors, club members or college chums to share a picnic and help support the important work of Morris Arts, which has been building community through the arts for 48 years.  

Celebrating 48 years of building community through the arts.