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Here are ways to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday around Connecticut

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HARTFORD, Conn — With social distancing and health precautions in place around the state, many traditional events were cancelled this year.

There are still a few fireworks displays happening, but be warned, certain restrictions will be in place.

July 4 –  Windham’s 35th Boom Box Parade (Virtual)

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 35th annual WILI July 4th “BOOM BOX PARADE” will not be held traditionally this year.

A virtual parade will started at 11 a.m, featuring photos and videos of prior parades, the marching band music sound track, and some surprise appearances.

Normally, the largest parade of its kind is held at Jillson Square in Downtown Willimantic.

Click here to listen to this year's event live on the WILI Facebook page.

July 4 – New Britain Fireworks Show / Willow Brook Park

The fireworks show will take place at Saturday evening approximately 9:15pm-9:30pm.

Parking passes for Willow Brook Park have sold out.

July 4 – Stamford Fireworks Display  Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 9PM


Stamford Downtown will be hosting a Fourth of July fireworks display off the roof of the Landmark Building as an uplifting treat for the residents of Stamford Downtown and surrounding neighbors in view of the Landmark Building.

This special event is produced by Stamford Downtown and presented by Reckson in partnership with Garden Homes Management and Star 99.9.

There will be no public viewing area, but the show will be visible for miles allowing residents to safely watch from patios, rooftops, windows and balconies. No streets will be closed during the show.

Tune into Star 99.9 for a musical simulcast during the show!

Saturday at 2 PM – 5 PM

Connecticut State Capitol
210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

We are hosting this event as part of a larger Day-of-Action across the state 7/4. Everybody is welcome regardless of faith. Stand with the Muslim community and learn how to build solidarity and dismantle systemic racism.

Do not pray dhur prayer before you come, we will be having a socially distant public prayer. After the prayer we will have a teach-in with several speakers discussing a range of topics from the intersection of anti-blackness and islamophobia to the dismantling of systemic racism in our religious institutions.

Please bring masks, chairs and your own prayer rugs.

July 4 – Norwalk Historical Society / Virtual Independence Day Bell Ringing 

Celebrate Independence Day with the Norwalk Historical Society on Facebook Live! The Norwalk Historical Society will host its annual Independence Day Bell Ringing Ceremony virtually. The ceremony will be filmed live at the townhouse at Mill Hill Historic Park and will be live streamed on Facebook on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 1:30pm. The Norwalk Historical Society’s Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/NorwalkHistSoc/

Join the Norwalk Historical Society virtually as it tolls the Town House bell 13 times to commemorate the founding of the original 13 colonies. Excerpts of the Declaration of Independence will be read by Norwalk’s Town Clerk, Rick McQuaid. Guest speakers include Norwalk’s Mayor Harry Rilling and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff. The National Anthem will be performed by Emily Rooney, a rising senior at the Center for Global Studies and voice student of Santaniello Vocal Studios in Norwalk, CT.

This live stream event is free however donations are graciously accepted. Please visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org to make a contribution or become a member. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 1899 with the purpose of promoting and

encouraging historical research in Norwalk. That vision is kept alive today with the continued

focus on “the research, preservation, and promotion of interest in the history of Norwalk.”

For more information: visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-846-0525.

July 5 – Waterbury Fireworks Display 

The City of Waterbury will be holding their annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display on Sunday, July 5th beginning at 9:15 PM. In an effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines related to COVID-19, and promote the safety of our residents, vehicles and pedestrians will not be allowed to view the fireworks from the Brass Mill Center Mall parking lots. The City of Waterbury respectfully asks all residents and spectators to adhere to all social distancing and CDC guidelines as you celebrate with friends and family