Giralda Music and Arts Festival



37th annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival returns on August 28, 2021 – Gates open at 3:00


Advance Tickets can be purchased online at Giralda21

Celebration is in order: Morris Arts’ much-beloved Giralda Music & Arts Festival is returning on August 28th (raindate August 29th), 2021.

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 will 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.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform diverse music from inspiring composers across the Americas including John Williams, Petro Elias Gutiérrez, Oscar Lorenzo Fernández and longtime New Jersey resident George Walker. Hear trailblazer Florence Price’s lighthearted “Nimble Feet” from Dances in the Canebrakes, enjoy patriotic favorites and rejoice in Aaron Copland’s classic “Saturday Night Waltz” from Rodeo.

This year we have a special pre-show performance for your enjoyment at 3:45 pm:
Northern and Southern Indian Music Sampler, curated by Ms. Aruna Ganti, with

  • Srinaath Kidambi Perangur, violin
  • Shridhar Parthasarathy, mridangam
  • Crishna Murthy, sitar
  • Manoj Lalani, tabla

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, socially distanced spacing will be marked off on the grass and CDC guidelines will be followed.

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021 (raindate: Sunday, August 29, 2021)
Time: Gates open at 3pm, Concert starts at 5pm; pre-show performance starts at 3:45pm
Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940
Tickets: (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.   

Advance Tickets can be purchased online at Giralda21

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.

Please preview the Giralda Music & Arts Festival Program below:

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 LLC, Mack-Cali Realty Corp., Atlantic Health System.

Community Sponsors: Crum & Forster Insurance, MetLife Foundation, Broadridge Financial, Village Super Market, Inc., MCM Wealth Management, County of Morris, Township of Chatham and Morris County Park Commission, Topology, Celebrity Motor Car Company.

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.  


Scenes from Giralda 2019

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!