Annual Events

Spring

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Website: www.paradeday.com

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

Shrine Circus

Whippany Railway Museum
Website: whippanyrailwaymuseum.net
Phone: 973-887-8177

Here come the lions, tigers and elephants for their annual visit to town.

FLOWER SHOWS

Website: morrisparks.net
Phone: 973-326-7600

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

Summer

HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS

Website: morristourism.org/tours
Phone: 973-631-5151

The Morris County Tourism Bureau welcomes you to join us for our perennial summer walking tour series. Experience Morris County history with a knowledgeable guide.

REVOLUTIONARY TIMES

Website: morristourism.org
Phone: 973-631-5151

Annual Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence.  Put on your tri-cornered hat and come prepared to cheer and jeer on July 4th Morristown Green, Morristown.

4th OF JULY FIREWORKS

We will post a listing of 4th of July firework displays in Morris County each year; please check back in July for an updated list.

GIRALDA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Website: morrisarts.org

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs popular classics on the gracious lawns of Giralda Farms.  Last Sunday in June.  Giralda Farms, Madison.

JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

Website: 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.

Playing the sax

Fall

GRAN FONDO, NJ

Website: www.granfondonj.com

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

MORRISTOWN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Website: morristownbooks.org

An annual celebration of the written word.  Keynote event on Friday night and meet the authors on Saturday.  Occurring in venues throughout Morristown.  Check their website for details.

MORRISTOWN FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN

Website: morristown-nj.org

Try samples of the area’s finest restaurants, shop at local stores, browse interesting displays, listen to music and enjoy children’s entertainment.  Morristown Partnership.

MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET

Website: morristowncraftmarket.org
Phone: 973-442-2840
Location: National Guard Armory

One of the oldest and best of the East Coast craft shows, view the artistic and functional creations of hundreds of artists invited to display their talents.

Morris Township Turkey Trot

Website: morristownshipturkeytrot.org

Location:  Ginty Field

Run or walk on Thanksgiving morning.  5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk to fight hunger and illiteracy.

Winter

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT THE MORRISTOWN GREEN

Website: morristown-nj.org
Phone: 973-455-1133

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

HOLLY WALK

Website: morristourism.org
Phone: 973-631-5151

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 NIGHT MORRIS

Website: firstnightmorris.com
Phone: 973-455-0708

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.

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND

Website: morrisparks.net
Phone: 973-326-7600
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Whippany

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.

SANTA CLAUS SPECIAL

Website: whippanyrailwaymuseum.net
Phone: 973-887-8177
Location: Whippany Railway Museum

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

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]