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Fireworks displays happening across Connecticut

Looking for something to do around Independence Day? We’ve got you covered.
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 04: Fireworks light up the night sky over Brooklyn on July 04, 2019 in New York City. This is the 43rd annual display of the Macy's Independence Day fireworks show. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

CONNECTICUT, USA —

As Independence Day approaches, so do its celebrations. We've collected a list of events around the state for you and your family to enjoy leading up to and on the 4th of July.

Agawam, Mass.

Six Flags New England

  • Nightly Fireworks on July 3 & July 4 at 9:15 P.M.

Branford

June 26 (rain date June 27)

9-10 p.m.

Foote Memorial Park

Fireworks

Public viewing at Sliney Field with limited parking. Sliney Park will be open in the hours before the fireworks with food trucks. Off-site parking and a free shuttle are available at exit 53 Cherry Hill commuter lot and Branford High School. 

Derby-Shelton

The Derby-Shelton Fireworks have officially been postponed to another date that will be announced later. 

East Haven

June 26 (rain date June 28) 

9 p.m. - 10:35 p.m. 

East Haven Town Beach 

Fireworks, food trucks and music 

Free admission

Enfield

July 3

9:30 p.m.

Enfield Town Green

Fireworks following the 11 a.m. parade from Olde Enfield Town Hall down Enfield Street to the Town Green. Entry forms for the parade can be found here

Free admission

Fairfield 

July 3 

9:15 p.m. 

Jennings and Pennfield beaches 

Fireworks 

Beach lot access available with Season Beach Sticker or $50.00 per vehicle Daily Pass (credit card only). Daily Passes will be limited to the first 300 vehicles at Jennings Beach and 100 vehicles at Penfield Beach.   

A Daily Parking Fee will also be charged to park at the Ash Creek Open Space Parking Lot the day of.

Greenwich 

July 3 and July 5 

9:10 p.m. 

Greenwich Point Park 

Park Pass or a parking pass needed to enter after 5 p.m 

Single entry tickets and parking passes sold at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center at 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich, starting at 9:30 a.m. until sold out (or 3:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday. 

Single entry tickets and passes can also be purchased online here. Walk-ins and bicycles also will be allowed entry.

Groton 

July 4 

10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

Poquonnock Plains Park, 1 Central Ave 

4th of July Parade 

Free admission 

Guilford

July 10th

Guilford fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Ln

Fireworks

Free admission

Killingly 

July 2, rain date July 9 

5-9 p.m. 

Owen Bell Park 

Music and fireworksfood court available 

Free admission

Madison

July 5

9:30 p.m.

Waterfront area off West Wharf Beach

Fireworks

Donations encouraged, donate here

Middlebury

Quassy Amusement Park has canceled its fire 3-D Fireworks that were scheduled for Saturday, July 3.

Officials say the decision was called as bad weather is expected. The program will not be rescheduled.

Milford 

June 26, rain date July 10 

4-11:30 p.m. 

Downtown Milford 

Music and fireworks 

Free admission

New Britain

July 4, rain date July 5 

7:30-9 p.m. 

Willow Brook Park 

“Great American Boom,” drive-in style fireworks starting at 9:15 

$10 parking passes on sale beforehand here 

Passes can be picked up at the New Britain Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department (27 West Main Street, Room 302, New Britain, CT, 06051), 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. from June 7 until July 2nd.  

Parking passes will be available at the New Britain Stadium ticket office (230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain, CT 06051) June 30th and July 2nd at 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and July 3rd from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

No Parking pass, no entry

New Canaan

July 3, rain date July 11 

5 p.m. 

Waveny Park 

Residents only fireworks with family picnicking, food trucks, and live music 

Passes $35 per car, available for purchase here until June 24 

Or in person with proof of residency here: 

Recreation Department in Waveny House at 677 South Ave (thru July 2)
Town Clerk in Town Hall at 77 Main Street (thru July 2)
Walter Stewart’s Market at 229 Elm Street (thru July 2)
Waveny Swimming Pool, Waveny Park - Saturday, July 3 only, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New Haven

July 4

5:30 p.m.

Canal Dock Boathouse on Long Wharf Drive 

New Haven Symphony Orchestra performance

Tickets available here 

Newington

July 14-17

All day

Mill Pond Park

Extravaganza with Craft Beer Tasting, live bands, carnival, food truck festival, arts and crafts festival and fireworks

Free admission

New Milford

July 3

6:30 p.m.

Town Green on Main Street

Live music and fireworks

Free admission

Norwich 

July 3, rain date July 5 

5-9 p.m. 

Howard T. Brown Park 

Food trucks, fireworks and family fun 

Free admission 

Salisbury - Lime Rock Park

The Salisbury Rotary fireworks originally scheduled for July 4 at Lime Rock Park have been postponed to Monday, July 5th due to the expected weather. Gates open at 6 PM, pass it on & see you Monday!

Simsbury

The Talcott Mountain Musical Festival’s Celebrate America! concert scheduled for Friday, July 2 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 6 at 7:30 pm at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center.

The fireworks planned for Celebrate America! have been rescheduled to the July 30 Talcott concert

Stratford

Wednesday, July 7

Sundown which should be 9 p.m. according to officials

Rain date July 8

Short Beach

Parking will be available for those vehicles with Stratford resident parking stickers at Short Beach Park and at the Stratford Army Engine Plant lot after 4:00 pm ahead of the event (current year stickers are valid through July 15th). Those with non-resident stickers will not be permitted in these lots. 

Springfield 

July 4 

10 p.m.-2 a.m. 

Riverfront Park 

Music, fireworks and entertainment 

Free admission 

Vernon 

Event was postponed to July 7 

6 p.m. 

Henry Park 

Concert by the Remniniscents 7-9 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:20/9:30 p.m. 

$5 admission for cars, $1 for pedestrians 

 

Waterbury 

July 4 

2-10 p.m. 

Brass Mill Center, 495 Union St 

Food truck and Fireworks Extravaganza 

Free parking and admission

West Haven

July 3, rain date July 4 

2 p.m. 

3 Sharon Ave 

Pig Roast and Fireworks by Glorious Recovery 

Tickets available here

Willimantic

The 36rd annual WILI July 4th “BOOM BOX PARADE” returns to Main Street in Willimantic this year.

The parade steps off at 12:00 noon at Jillson Square in Downtown Willimantic and will happen whether rain or shine.

For more parade information and photos, log onto www.wili.com/am, “WILI Boom Box Parade” on Facebook, call Wayne Norman at 860-456-1111, or email wayne@wili.com .

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