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Annual Events

Spring

Mansion in May

wammc.org

Mansion in May, featuring the work of outstanding decorators, is The Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center’s most popular fundraising event.

Held every other year but in 2020 postponed until September.

 

Flower Shows

morrisparks.net

Enjoy annual shows and sales of violets, bonsai, chrysanthemums and more throughout the year at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, New Jersey’s favorite public garden.

 

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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See the largest family-oriented St. Patrick’s Day Parade in all of New Jersey. The parade takes place the Saturday before March 17.

 

Spring CraftMorristown

artrider.com

Shop for unique and uncommon gifts for every age, taste & budget from 165 of America’s finest modern craftspeople at New Jersey’s best craft show!

 

Spring Chester Craft Show

ilovechester.com

Call your friends and make plans to attend the Spring Chester Craft Show, it was ranked as one of the top 60 craft shows in the country with over 160 artists from around the region.

 

Civil War Weekend

morrisparks.net

The 2nd NJ Brigade brings the battle between the Blue and the Gray to life through camp life demonstrations, musket and artillery drills, mail call, bayonet drills, canon firings, a medical demonstration, skirmishes, and much more.

 

National Public Gardens Day

maccullochhall.org

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day, created in 2009 as a way to increase awareness of the resources public gardens provide to local communities. Macculloch Hall’s garden dates to the 1750’s one of the oldest in Morris County.

 

Historical Walking Tours Throughout Morris County

morristourism.org

The Morris County Tourism Bureau welcomes you to sign up for the historic walking tour series May-October. Discover Morris County history with a knowledgeable guide.

Summer

Giralda Music & Arts Festival

morrisarts.org

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs popular classics on the gracious lawns of Giralda Farms.

Last Sunday in June.

 

 

Revolutionary Times                                                               

morristourism.org

Annual public reading of the Declaration of Independence.  Put on your tri-cornered hat and come prepared to cheer and jeer on July 4th.

 

Jazz and Blues Festival

morristownjazzandblues.org

Take advantage of a day of free music on the Morristown Green performed by top jazz and blues musicians in an event sponsored by the Mayor of Morristown.

 

 

Canal Day Music and Craft Festival

canalday.org

The Canal Day Festival is an old time county fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks.

 

 

Music Beyond Borders

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mayoarts.org

Co-sponsored by Morris Arts and the Mayo Performing Arts Center, free concerts are offered on the historic Morristown Green during the lunch hour every other Tuesday in June and July.

 

 

Chester Music Festival

ilovechester.com

An annual music festival held in historic downtown Chester.  Free to the public and a local favorite event along picturesque Main Street.

 

Fall

Garden State Fondo, NJ

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Garden State Fondo is a bike ride of different lengths for riders of all cycling abilities.  Routes run from Morristown out west toward the Delaware River.  A full weekend of family-oriented activities.

 

 

Festival on the Green

morristown-nj.org

Morristown’s annual fall street festival showcasing the area’s fine restaurants, local shopping and community organizations, along with music and children’s entertainment.

 

 

Morristown Festival of Books

morristownbooks.org

An annual celebration of the written word.  Hear the keynote on Friday night and meet the authors on Saturday.

 

 

Morristown CraftMarket

morristowncraftmarket.org

One of the oldest and best of the East Coast craft shows.  View the artistic and functional creations of hundreds of artists, selected during a juried competition, who are invited to display their talents.

 

Turkey Trot

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turkeytrot.org

Run on Thanksgiving morning for the Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County.  The USATF certified 5k, 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run and Kid’s Trot is a fun, family event that benefits both charities.

 

 

Harvest Festival

morrisparks.net

Bring the entire family to a one-of-a-kind fall festival with farm animals, wagon rides, live music, hands-on farm and harvest activities, old fashioned games, wood-burning cook stove demos, and history tours.

 

Historic District House Tour

maccullochhall.org

Held every other year, this much-anticipated fundraiser benefits the preservation of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens.  Neighbors to the “Hall” open their private 19th century homes to the public for one day.

 

Pumpkin Illumination

morrisarts.org

boontonarts.org

Bring your carved pumpkin to light at dusk for an evening of family fun for all ages!  This is a free event, all are welcome.

 

Celebration of Life

vnannj.org/community-events.html

The VNA in Morristown hosts the Garden of Lights ceremony which honors the lives of people who have recently passed, followed by a wine tasting and reception.

 

 

Canal Days

canalsocietynj.org

The Canal Society of New Jersey preserves and interprets the rich history of the local canal industry. In summer and fall they offer Canal Days and Canal Heritage Days on various weekends, held at Waterloo Village.

 

Winter

Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green

morristown-nj.org

Watch Santa Claus arrive, look at the festive decorations, have a photo with Santa, and ride the free miniature train as Morristown begins to celebrate the Christmas season.

 

Gingerbread Wonderland

morrisparks.net

The smell of sugar abounds as you enter a kingdom of imagination, creativity and candy, all beckoning the holiday spirit and created by amateur bakers.

 

 

Holly Walk

morristourism.org

A long-standing and beloved Morris County tradition.  Visit local historic sites and house museums decorated for the holidays.  Special programming and well-stocked gift shops.  First weekend in December.

 

 

Santa Claus

Special

whippanyrailwaymuseum.net

Santa Claus invites one and all to celebrate the coming Christmas season with family and friends by riding the rails on board the Santa Claus Special.

 

NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker Ballet

mayoarts.org

New Jersey Ballet’s beloved annual tradition enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score performed live by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

First Night Morris

firstnightmorris.com

First Night Morris County features many high-quality performances, two fireworks shows, and the countdown to the New Year.  For all ages with more than 80 events from music to juggling. New Year’s Eve.

 

 

Maple Sugar Festival

morrisparks.net

Mark your calendar to come to this very popular family experience! Enjoy everything maple sugar including, “Hikes through Maple Sugaring History”,

games, maple syrup snow cones, crafts, syrup taste tests, and more.

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