Because this is a short holiday week, we’re getting a jump on the weekend preview
For even more fireworks, check this handy list from our friends at the Morris County Tourism Bureau.
TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019:
The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers present a free 7 pm concert at Ginty Field in Morris Township. At 45 Woodland Ave. Bring lawn chairs or beach blankets.
Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers enters its final swashbuckling week at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $49. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., 973-408-5600. Read our review.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3:
Fireworks at Dover’s Hamilton Field Complex, 302 E McFarlan St., gates open at 6 pm. Rain date: July 5.
The Three Musketeers continues at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at 7:30 pm. See Tuesday entry for details.
THURSDAY, JULY FOURTH:
Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!
Few places can match Greater Morristown for patriotic fervor on Independence Day:
The Morristown National Historical Park, at 30 Washington Place, Morristown (Washington’s Headquarters Museum, Ford Mansion), and 586 Tempe Wick Road, Harding (Jockey Hollow), is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Free.
Also at 10 am: Hike from Morristown’s historic Acorn Hall (68 Lafayette/68 Morris St.) to the Powder Mill, a little known Revolutionary-era resource, with Amy Curry of the Morris County Historical Society. Free. The hike will be repeated at 2 pm.
Join Revolutionary War re-enactors at 11:15 am as they march from the Ford Mansion (30 Washington Place, Morristown) to the Morristown Green, where activities start at 11:30. Free.
The Loose Canons will sing on the Green at 11:30 am, and the Declaration of Independence will be read aloud (Huzzah!) at noon. (If the Redcoats send bad weather, these events will move inside the Presbyterian Church on the Green, 57 East Park Place.)
Tours of the Presbyterian sanctuary and its historic graveyard follow the Reading.
At 1:30 pm, organist extraordinaire Josh Stafford performs a free concert of patriotic favorites on the magnificent 1930 Skinner organ of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of Miller and South streets.
The Randolph Kiwanis and Randolph Township present the three-day Randolph Freedom Festival, with rides, games, music, gourmet food trucks and more. Rain or shine. At Parking Lot 1 at the County College of Morris, Center Grove Road. For more info, call 973-989-7081 or email here, here or here.
Parade and fireworks, starting at 7 pm, Chatham Middle School, 480 Main St., Chatham Borough, 973-635-0674.
Fireworks at Parsippany Hills High School, opens at 7:30 pm. The band Garden State Radio will perform. At 309 Baldwin Ave. Rain date: July 5.
Fireworks, 8:15 pm, Emmett Field, Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, 973-410-5390.
Fireworks, 9:15 pm, Gardner Field, Route 46, Denville, 973-625-8300 ext. 238.
FRIDAY, JULY 5:
Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes returns to the Morristown & Township Library at 9:30 am. Free. Bring a yoga mat. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
The Three Musketeers continues at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at 8 pm. See Tuesday entry for details.
SATURDAY, JULY 6:
The Morris Plains Farmers Market is back for its 17th season, from 9 am to 2 pm every Saturday through Oct. 12, 2019, rain or shine, in the Merchant Block parking lot near the Model Railroad Club building.
The Three Musketeers enters its final weekend at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey with shows at 2 pm and 8 pm. See Tuesday entry for details.
Fireworks at 9:45 pm conclude Randolph’s Freedom Fest, at the County College of Morris, Center Grove Road, Randolph; 973-989-7100. Free; donations welcome.
SUNDAY, JULY 7:
The Morristown Farmers Market is back for its 38th season, from 8:30 am to 2 pm every Sunday through Nov. 24, 2019. The Burnham Boys will perform at 10 am. At Lot 10, behind the Post Office, between Dumont Place and Morris Street. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.
The Three Musketeers concludes its run at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey with shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. See Tuesday entry for details.