Giralda Music and Arts Festival

Thank you for joining us! 

Morris Arts’ Giralda Music & Arts Festival was a great success! The weather was hot and so was everything else! 1,000+ attendees got to enjoy the weather, art show, picnics, children activities and of course the live music provided by pre-show performance: Chico Alvarez & the Palomonte Afro-Cuban Big Band and featured performance: New Jersey Symphony. 

A special thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, partners (listed below), staff and board who truly made this event happen. 

Check out the highlight reel from our 2022 event!
Video by Erico Rovayo


If you didn’t get a chance, take a look at our Digital Program:

Also! Be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s Giralda Music & Arts Festival on June 25, 2023. 

Photos and videos to come!

2022 Event information: 

Morris Arts’ Giralda Music & Arts Festival is June 26th, 2022 at Giralda Farms in Madison, NJ. Our inclement weather location is Mennen Arena in Morristown, NJ — same day and time. Enjoy the beauty of a performance by the New Jersey Symphony while relaxing on the lush grounds of the Giralda Farms Corporate Park, (the former Dodge Estate). Gates open early (4PM) for picnics and activities, including an art show/sale, the Montclair Art Museum Art Truck, OMG Bubbles and the following Food Trucks: Señor Tacos and NJ Delicious Vintage Ice Cream! This will mark Morris Arts’ 38th Giralda Music & Arts Festival – a much-treasured tradition in the area.

Official Flyer (in English and en Español)


Sunday, June 26, 2022


Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940; Rain Location: Mennen Arena
Gates open at 4PM, Symphony Concert starts at 6PM; pre-show performance starts at 4:30PM


Purchase here or by clicking the button above. 
Currently on sale in person at LOKL Cafe (80 South Street, Morristown)


$20 Adults (over 12); Children $4; Under 4 years old: Free (Group sales, 10 or more, $15 adults)

At the gate/day of:
$25 Adults (over 12); Children: $5; under 4 years old: Free

New to Giralda or need a refresher? Here are some FAQs!


Under the baton of José Luis Dominguez, the New Jersey Symphony performance will feature a tribute to Sondheim, Sousa’s ode to his time in New Jersey in “The Atlantic City Pageant” and so much more. An inspiring performance by the New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Henry Lewis Concerto Competition winner rounds out this concert of favorites the whole family will love.

The NJ Symphony program includes:

Francis Scott Key/Damrosch Star Spangled Banner 
Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville
Florence Price “Juba Dance” from Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
Suppé Poet and Peasant: Overture 
Mozart Allegro from Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216

INTERMISSION – The 50/50 raffle and picnic contest winners will be announced here. 

Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II/arr. Robert Russell Bennett The Sound of Music: Selection for Orchestra
J. Strauss Jr. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214
John Philip Sousa “The Atlantic City Pageant”
Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2
Robert W. Lowden Armed Forces Salute 
John Philip Sousa/McAlister The Stars & Stripes Forever

This year’s pre-show performance is by Chico Alvarez and the Palomonte Afro-Cuban Big Band. This energetic 13-piece band will re-visit the musical culture of the golden era of traditional Cuban music and present it in a modern contemporary setting.

Rain Policy

In the event of uncertain weather, please back here on our website AFTER 12PM on the day of the concert for the latest updates.
Rain location: Mennen Arena
Please note: We encourage all attendees to bring their picnic set-ups if moved to indoors. Food trucks will be on-site as well. 

Partner Sponsor:

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 Venture LLC, Bergman Real Estate Group, Atlantic Health System, AHS Hospital Corp., Borough of Madison, County of Morris, Morris County Park Commission, and the Township of Chatham, the owners, affiliates, officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents, and subsidiary companies.

Community Sponsors: The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, MetLife, Morris County Park Commission, Morris County Economic Development Corporation, Township of Chatham, County of Morris

Individuals needing special assistance or accommodation should contact Jenna Castano (973) 285-5115, x 12 or at least 14 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.

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 49 years.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I enter?  The entrance to the event is from Route 124/ Madison Ave in Madison.  If you put in 1 Giralda Farms into your GPS that will get you to the Giralda Farms front gate and you will be directed from there.  The Woodland Ave. and Park entrances will be closed.

When does it end?  The concert usually concludes at 7:30pm.

Are dogs allowed at the event?  No dogs are permitted.

Is alcohol sold at the event? No, but you are welcome to BYOB. 

Will refunds be issued in case of inclement weather?  No, the concert is moved inside to the Mennen Arena.  If you check the Morris Arts website or call the number on the ticket after 12pm on June 26th, there will be a message confirming if the location has changed.

Is food served at the event?  Yes, but limited; there will be a food truck and an ice cream truck…audience members are encouraged to bring picnics.

 Is there a fee for parking?  No, there is general parking for all ticket holders.

Where is the parking?  You park in the field after presenting your tickets.

What are the children’s activities?  Bubbles from OMG Bubbles and the Montclair Art Museum Art Truck.

What can I bring?  You can bring chairs, picnic, small tents, and umbrellas.

Is there shade?  There is very little shade on the field, so audience members are welcome to bring umbrellas

What are the accommodations for disabled?  There is a separate drop-off location near the Morris Arts tent for handicapped and separate toilet facilities. If you need additional information, please email Jenna Castano at

Are there bathroom facilities?  Yes, there will be porto-johns supplied for public use.

Is there a senior citizen discount?  No.

Scenes from prior Giralda Farms Music & Arts Festivals

Check out the additional photos and an informative article on

Here are some photos of prizewinning picnics in past years….the tradition continues with fabulous picnic prizes for such creative instincts!