5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: August 17 - 23

Rain, rain GO AWAY! No, really, I mean it. Get outta here already! Here's hoping this week brings some nicer weather but, just in case, I'm highlighting some indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy!


American Idol Live!

Friday, August 17 @ 7:30 pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

American Idol is back on tour. American Idol: Live! 2018 is coming to Morristown featuring the top 7 live on stage, including winner Maddie Poppe.

Cade, Caleb, Catie, Gabby, Jurnee, Maddie and Michael plus special guest, Season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen, bring your favorite television competition directly to you in a performance you cannot miss.

Tickets from $49




Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday, August 18, 12 pm - 10 pm

Morristown Green

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and spend the afternoon and evening enjoying free music on The Green in downtown Morristown. The lineup in this 8th year includes Air Force Jazz Big Band, LaBamba & the Hubcaps and Davy Knowles.

There are several public parking lots in the area, and the train station is a few blocks away.




Chester Food Truck Festival

Saturday, August 18, 11 am - 7 pm

Main Street, Chester

Food lovers won't want to miss this one-day festival with over 20 food trucks selling something for nearly every appetite. Festivities also include live music and children's activities.

Please bring a non-perishable canned or boxed item to help support the food pantry. Proceeds benefit the Chester First Aid Squad, I Love Cherster, NJ and The Chester/Mendham Food Pantry.

Kids under 9 years old - FREE





Free Summer Movies @ MPAC

Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 am & 7:30 pm

Enjoy movies on the big screen at Mayo Performing Arts Center Mainstage this summer. Tickets are free and can be reserved online. This week's feature is the Pixar gem Coco! 




Caterpillar Kids

Sunday, August 19, 2-3 pm

Pyramid Mountain, Boonton

Look under a leaf, inside a flower, and up in the air… critters are everywhere. Learn about native plants that butterflies love, the importance of pollinators, and the creatures hidden in the garden.

$3 per child